As you're reading this, it may already be too late to try Ruby Murray's this weekend. The British-style Indian kitchen serves up dinner only on weekend nights and in limited amounts. Reservations for its delivery or pickup time slots have been selling out since late last month.
Based in Southampton on Hampton Road, where pickup times are reserved from 5:15 to 9:45, it also delivers meals from Hampton Bays to East Hampton, including to Sag Harbor.
On the menu are classic crowd pleasers like chicken (or chickpea) tikka masala, vegetable pakora, butter chicken, chicken (or sweet potato) korma, saag paneer (or lamb saag), and Rogan Josh, which to the uninitiated is boneless leg of lamb in yogurt, spices, and chili.
One dinner delivery car goes out to each village or hamlet in preset one-hour spans. East Hampton delivery is from 6:30 to 7:30, Sag Harbor is 6 to 7, Bridgehampton is 7 to 8, and Water Mill is 6 to 7.
Those who miss out on this weekend's meals can place their orders a week in advance for the following weekend, so jump on the website to reserve a time slot or delivery if you don't want to miss it. First-time orders receive 15 percent off with the code LW4.
New at Doubles
Doubles in Amagansett Square has a new vegetable special for winter. The main element will change every week, but the $16 meal will always include jasmine rice, a small soup, a half roti-skin, and a side salad. A recent main was stewed chickpeas with tomato and kale. It is also cooking up soups like chicken pozole and red lentil as well as fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and coconut macaroons.
Sing for Your Supper
Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton has announced the return of karaoke Saturdays starting at 9 p.m. The nights are hosted by D.J. Carlos Lama and patrons can offer their unique song stylings until midnight.
Que Syrah Shiraz
Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton has a class tonight devoted to exploring the qualities of one grape expressed over different nationalities. France's syrah is known as shiraz in Australia, and each nation's style is infused with its own accents. The tastings will be paired with treats provided by East Hampton's Cookery food shop.
On March 2, the store's wine experts will have a blind tasting challenge pitting high-end wines with lower priced counterparts. What wines are worth the extra money, what budget-friendly wines can be enjoyed equally, and can you tell the difference?
Classes run from 6 to 7 p.m. and are generally $25, but the March 2 class is $50. Seating is limited to 12. To reserve a spot, visit the store's website.
Inlet Seafood on East Lake Drive in Montauk, will open for the season on Friday, serving lunch and dinner, Fridays through Mondays. The restaurant will resume daily service on Memorial Day weekend.