Brew News in Springs
Springs Brewery has been sold out of canned beer for the past few weeks, but will return on Saturday to the Springs Farmers Market with Catchfly, a traditional Kolsch style known for a hoppy brightness, and Lazy Lightning IPA.
The team will also appear at the Sagaponack Farm Distillery on Saturday to collaborate on cocktails pairing the beer and their spirits. Julia White, a local chef, will prepare food for the event.
Pub Nights and Days
The Old Stove Pub has live music most nights it is open with musicians such as Jake Lear, Gian Carlo Feleppa, and Certain Moves. Wednesday is family night with a free kids menu and face painting. On Thursdays, locals are appreciated with 20 percent off the check. Brunch is served on Sundays.
The Hetrick-Martin Institute, an L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ youth services organization, will return after two years with their School's Out benefit on July 9 at Arc House in East Hampton. The cocktail reception and dinner will feature courses from some local restaurants and food purveyors such as Duryea's lobster cobb salad and side dishes from Almond. Steak is coming from STK Steakhouse in New York City, desserts from Kerber's Farm in Huntington, and bread from Carissa's Bakery in East Hampton. Wine choices will include the ever-popular Whispering Angel rose.
Cocktail party tickets start at $400, and dinner tickets, which start at $1,500, can be purchased on the institute's website.
A New Staycation
Those looking for a staycation option that offers more of a getaway can visit Southold's North Fork Inn and Table, which has a two-night stay package for $2,500 in peak months and $2,250 in the off season.
The package includes accommodation for two in a recently refurbished king room designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen, a three course meal in the restaurant with wine pairings, and a two-hour-plus vineyard and cellar tour and tasting with matched cheese and charcuterie at Macari Vineyards. A cheese board and bottle of Macari Vineyards wine will be presented upon arrival. Breakfast will be provided by Southold General, a cafe and market.
Further details are on the website.
Strawberry's Last Stand
Strawberries could be done by this week so every pint found at a farm stand should be treasured. Share the Harvest had them as of last weekend along with cucumbers, tomatoes, peas and snap peas, patty pan squash, Chioggia beets, green cauliflower, baby Savoy cabbage, garlic scapes, mushrooms, and herbs.
The stand also offers its own prepared foods, Flourbud Bakery's pies and cookies, the Lettuce Lady's quiches, banana bread, and creative green salads, Aki's Kitchen's fresh soups and salads, and Armin and Judy's artisanal breads.
The farm uses organic methods and donates its produce to South Fork food pantries, affordable housing complexes, The Retreat, the East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Nutrition Center, and other groups in the area.