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News for Foodies 10.28.21

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 17:07
The Main Street Tavern burger will now be available late night as part of the Amagansett eatery's fall menu.
Eric Stiffler

Halloween Party
On Saturday, Union Burger Bar in Southampton will host a Halloween party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a $10 cover. In addition to a costume contest, women who wear costumes will be eligible for free drinks. There will be a D.J. and late night snack menu.

Dia de la Muertos
To celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead, Amagansett's La Fondita and Coche Comidor have announced new specials. From Sunday to Tuesday, La Fondita will serve enchiladas de pollo en salsa roja, with three chicken enchiladas in a red salsa topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and cream. Tamales are offered in three different ways: with chicken in a green sauce, poblano pepper strips and cheese, and pork in a red salsa. All entrees are served with Mexican rice and refried beans. Champurrado, a drink with maseca (a corn-based flour), milk, Mexican chocolate, and cinnamon is also on the menu.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Coche Comidor will serve chile en nogada, a Poblano pepper stuffed with pork, apples, pears, peaches, walnuts, golden raisins, onions, and garlic and served with walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds. The dish features the colors of the Mexican flag: green, white, and red and was created in 1821 by nuns in Puebla. Huaraches -- thin corn flour ovals, layered with beans and slow-cooked short ribs -- topped with mole coloradito, pickled onions, and micro cilantro are served with mole coloradito. The dessert special is arroz con leche with stewed pumpkin and vanilla ice cream. Coche Comedor is open for indoor and outdoor dining and takeout Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m.

At Old Stove Pub
Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack is luring people in with two nights of deals and food specials. Wednesdays are Pub Night, with starters like chicken wings and calamari from $12 to $14, entrees including fish and chips, burgers, and crab cakes for $15 to $22, as well as drink specials and karaoke. On Thursdays, it's half-price sushi and sake. The restaurant, which is on Montauk Highway, is open for dinner Wednesdays through Sundays. Its sushi bar is open Thursdays through Sundays.

A Whale of a Market
Moby's Market, in the entrance of the East Hampton restaurant, is now open Friday through Sunday with an all-day menu starting with morning coffee and continuing with individual pizzas, seasonal salad and grain bowls, burgers, spicy chicken sandwiches, fries, ice cream, olive cake, and even a few more spirited offerings of cocktails, beer, and wine. Entree prices range from $12 to $23.

New for Fall
Rita Cantina in Springs is offering a new fall menu with a range of ceviches, tacos, quesadillas, slow-cooked birria, and large plates composed from East End sources like Satur Farms, Multi Aquaculture Systems, and Gosman's Dock.

The restaurant's menu includes a three-cheese quesadilla with an optional add-on of chicken tinga, slow cooked mole baby chicken, and a hamburger with chorizo and melted jack. Apple cider margaritas and agua frescas are new features on the drinks menu. A takeout menu, available on the website, features the restaurant's tacos, quesadillas, tostados, and other items.

Brunch and More
Amagansett's Main Street Tavern has a new brunch menu with items such as brioche French toast, grilled hanger steak, and a cured salmon platter. Bottomless mimosas cost $15.

New on the fall dinner menu is a chicken pot pie with spit-roasted chicken and local vegetables. On Thursdays, the taco offerings expand from fish to chicken and steak. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Tavern donates $2 of each spicy pineapple margarita and taco special sale to the Coalition for Women's Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. A late-night menu on Fridays and Saturdays offers burgers and fries beginning at 10 p.m. Happy hour is daily from 3 to 5 p.m.

Beginning tomorrow, D.J. Chile will provide house remixes weekly from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. And on Sundays, Alfredo Merat will entertain with acoustic music during Sunday brunch from noon to 3 p.m.

Fall at Highway
New fall menu items at Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton are handmade ricotta cavatelli with veal ragu and an apple crumble with ingredients from Amagansett's Balsam Farms. Fall also marks the return of Peking duck, available Fridays only, and Korean chicken buns.

On Fridays, Highway also offers family-style takeout dinners, serving four to six people for $250. The dinner includes spit-roasted chicken with a choice of two soups (fall vegetable or matzo ball), Caesar salad, bread, seasonal vegetables, and a Milk Pail apple pie for dessert. Orders can be placed on the restaurant's website.

Manna Mondays
Manna at Lobster Inn in Southampton will launch Manna Mondays this week. The educational aquaculture program will present speakers on topics related to aquaculture such as farming, wild capture, I.U.U. (illegal, unreported, and unregulated) fishing, food traceability, habitat restoration, waterfront revitalization, workforce training, and sustainable seafood.

This week, the Manna founders Donna Lanzetta and Ryunosuke Jesse Matsuoka will discuss Manna's mission and the future of Manna Fish Farm. Future evenings will offer more discussions, demonstrations, seafood tastings, and dinners with Manna's locally sourced seafood. All events will begin at 6 p.m., and are free unless noted. The restaurant will be open for dinner after each session.

Cravings Solved
Roxanne Zimmer, a community horticultural specialist, will examine why we crave the food we do on Wednesday at 6 p.m. via Zoom through Rogers Memorial Library.

She will discuss why the appeal of a food's sugar, fat, and salt content are hard-wired in our brains, not in our stomachs. She will also offer ways to rethink our relationships with these evolutionary food triggers. Registration for this event is available on the library's website.

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