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News for Foodies for 4.18.24

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 11:45
The Clam Bar on Napeague is now open for the season, weather permitting.
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New Bistro, Familiar Site

Now that Rowdy Hall is settled in Amagansett and its black facade has received the town’s blessing, what, you might wonder, is happening to the space it occupied for so many years in the alley off East Hampton’s Main Street?

Village Bistro, set to open in May, promises a menu of bistro classics, such as French onion soup, steak frites, a village burger, and daily specials. It will be open all year, offering “a great meal, any time of day.”

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

The Clam Bar Turns 43

The Clam Bar at Napeague will open for its 43rd season tomorrow, ready to serve up such seafood classics as lobster rolls, New England clam chowder, fish and chips, lobster B.L.T.s, and more.

The restaurant also has a variety of catering options, ranging from those designed for two to five people, such as the seafood barge, a raw bar sampler with shrimp, lobster, oysters, and more, and a classic clam bake with lobsters, steamers, mussels, corn, and potatoes, to catering platters for small parties and events, to bundles designed for crowds that feature 60 mini-lobster roll platters.

The website has the full menu and all the catering options. At the moment, the restaurant is operating weather permitting; the phone number is 631-267-6348.

The Cookery’s Passover Menu

The Cookery in East Hampton has a special Passover menu available.

Appetizers include Ashkenazi apple and walnut haroseth, cheese and blueberry blintzes, kosher vegetable kugel, and freshly made bi-colored gefilte fish. Entrees are organic grilled Persian baby chicken, slow-smoked brisket, and marinated grilled salmon. Macaroon cake, almond custard tart, and roasted almond apple cake are the desserts.

Orders must be placed by Sunday and picked up on Monday or Tuesday.

Old School Italian

Joe Isidori, a chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author whose Arthur and Sons in the West Village aims to “do justice to the amazing red sauce joints that came before us,” is bringing a new outpost of the restaurant to Bridgehampton.

Set to open in May at the former home of the Wild Rose Cafe on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, the menu will feature such “old school” Italian classics as meatballs with ricotta, Caesar salad, fried calamari, baked clams oreganata, chicken Parmigiana, shrimp scampi, spaghetti carbonara, and veal marsala.

The restaurant will seat 70 with an additional 15 seats at the bar and 30 on the outdoor patio, weather permitting. Arthur and Sons will be open year round.

Earth Day Event

Slow Food East End will hold its third annual Earth Day event at Saint Joseph Villa, 81 Lynn Avenue, Hampton Bays, on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The day will feature demonstrations about composting, seed sowing, pollinator gardens, kelp farming, cooking sustainably sourced local fish, and how to properly shuck oysters.

Music will be provided by Points East and food by Grace and Grit and Peconic Gold Oysters. There will also be local wines and farm and artisan stands.

The event is free; April 28 is the rain date.

Also Opening

Also opening tomorrow is Salivar’s Clam and Chowder House on West Lake Drive in Montauk. Family owned and operated for more than 20 years, Salivar’s is offering “fresh local seafood and properly made cocktails” starting at 5 p.m. Fridays through Mondays.


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