Foodies take note: The Springs Food Pantry has pulled together an impressive list of local restaurants and chefs for its annual Chowdah Chowdown fund-raiser on Oct. 28.
Tickets cost $50 and include unlimited samplings of chowder -- clam, crab, corn, fish, New England, and Manhattan -- by such eateries as the 1770 House, Bonfire Coffeehouse, Bostwick's Seafood, Christian's by Wolffer Estate, the Clam Bar, Doubles, Rosie's, and the Springs Tavern and Grill. Chefs, including Peter Ambrose, Jeremy Blutstein of Mavericks Montauk, Derek Freedman, and Carolyn Stec of Sen, will cook up pots of chowder, and there will also be steaming pots of briny delight by the Cookery, East End Food, the Amagansett Seafood Store, the Honest Man restaurant group, Silverspoon Specialties, and the folks at the Coast Guard Station Shinnecock.
Along with the unlimited chowder, ticket holders can sample wine and draft beer from Springs Brewery, and take home a container of their favorite at the end of the event. The Chowdah Chowdown will be held under a tent at Ashawagh Hall from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are available on the food pantry's website.
Elaia Falls Hard
Bridgehampton's Elaia Estiatorio has announced a special fall two-course prix fixe menu for $39 that is available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Greek house wines are available for $12 a glass. Also served Tuesday through Sunday is a happy hour at the bar during the same time period. There are wine, cocktail, and small plate specials all for $12 and $1 oysters.
The restaurant is taking reservations for holiday parties as well.
Brunchtime at Coche
Coche Comedor in Amagansett will begin serving brunch again on Sundays during the off season. The menu will be served from noon to 8 p.m., "that's right, breakfast for dinner," the restaurant said.
Options include chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and huevos causela (in a clay dish with chorizo, potatoes, onions, and jalapenos), cornmeal pancakes with tres leches, cream and jam, plus chicken enchiladas. A full bar will have special drinks as well, such as a bloody Maria and coffee-based drinks.
Hampton Eats, a new food court in East Hampton, is enticing new visitors with freebies during October. With coupons available on the Hampton Eats social media pages, new customers can receive a free cup of coffee, a free donut, or a free bagel with cream cheese or butter. In addition all cakes will be 20 percent off the regular prices. To take advantage of the offer, like and follow the Hampton Eats accounts on Instagram or Facebook, and show the post with the chosen giveaway during your visit.
Navy Beach in Montauk has closed for the season, but announced it had raised more than $10,000 from its "dine + donate program" this year. The money goes to support the Navy SEAL Foundation. Since it started the program 11 years ago, it has raised more than $200,000 for the organization.
Bambi's Cafe in Montauk closed for the season on Sunday and Enchante in Southampton is also closed for the season.
El Verano, a Mexican restaurant that opened this year in Southampton, announced it plans to stay open all year. Part of Julian Medina's empire of New York City restaurants, it has been a busy addition to the downtown Southampton restaurant scene.