For Day of the Dead
To celebrate the Day of the Dead, which falls on Nov. 1, Coche Comedor in Amagansett will offer special menu items on Saturday and Sunday. A chiles rellenos (stuffed peppers) appetizer with ancho chiles, Oaxaca cheese, and tomato salsa is $13, a spit-roasted turkey entree with green rice, Mexican-style pinto beans, and mole is $26, and a Mexican rice pudding dessert with passion fruit caramel and Mezcal-roasted pineapple is $10. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dining, and takeout from 5 to 9 Wednesday through Sunday.
La Fondita in Amagansett, Coche Comedor's sister restaurant, will offer Day of the Dead specials Saturday through Monday. Two chicken tamales with salsa verde, queso fresco, Mexican rice and refried black beans cost $13. Champurrado, a drink made with corn masa, milk, Mexican chocolate and cinnamon, is $4. The restaurant is open for takeout from noon to 8 Friday through Tuesday.
Steve and Debbie Handelsman of Montauk and their children Matt and Bethany have launched Beaches and Beans, a brand of organic, fair-trade coffee beans that is sold at local stores including the I.G.A. supermarkets in East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk, as well as at beachesandbeans.com. The company donates a portion of proceeds to environmental groups such as Clean Ocean Action as well as other charitable organizations.
From Loaves and Fishes
This week's entrees at the Loaves and Fishes Food Store in Sagaponack include crab cakes, shrimp and feta stew, duck and pear stew, Parmesan-crusted chicken schnitzel, and chickpea patties with green tahini.
Sybille van Kempen, the owner of the Loaves and Fishes Food Store and the author of several cookbooks, will lead a virtual cooking class on making smorrebrod, open-faced Scandinavian sandwiches, at noon on Wednesday through Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. Registration is by visiting the library's website.
Organic Krush in Amagansett has launched a smartphone app that allows customers to place orders for takeout and offers a rewards program for discounts. The Krush app is available to download from both the iPhone and Google Play app stores.