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News for Foodies 02.09.23

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 14:23
Townline BBQ in Sagaponack has a number of combo platters available for Super Bowl Sunday, as well as appetizers to serve a group.
Eric Striffler

Super Snacks
Townline BBQ in Sagaponack has both snacks to go and enticements to stay in its Sagaponack bar and eatery for Super Sunday. In the bar $10 margs and a raffle ticket for every bar purchase are being offered onsite only. For home consumption there are growlers of Montauk Juicy IPA or a seasonal tap beer for $21 or a four pack of special brews for $30. 

A bag of wings, nacho trays with either pulled pork or pulled chicken and all the fixings, a vegetarian nacho tray with jackfruit "pulled pork," and crispy smoked ham and cheese bites are the take-home appetizers. These serve 10 to 12 people. "Que combo" options are a pulled pork sandwich kit, a chicken and rib dinner, or the "Townline Extravaganza" of pork ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and smoked chicken with sides. All combos come in servings of four or eight and come with sides such as pickles, chips, cornbread, coleslaw, baked beans, and collard greens depending on the combo.

Orders can be placed in advance by calling 631-537-BBQ1 or in person.

Pizza Prix Fixe
Nick and Toni's in East Hampton has a two-course pizza special in its bar area on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A 12-inch pizza with salad is $20.23. The restaurant is also offering a quartino (250 ml) of Italian wine at that time for $10. The special is also available for takeout all night. Orders can be placed on the website

Salad choices are a Caesar style or a Castelfranco salad with radicchio, candy cane beets, and radish. The pizza options are a margherita or pepperoni and hot honey with some addons. There are red, white, rose, and sparkling wine options for the quartino.

Celebrating 30
Roman Roth, the winemaker and a partner at Wolffer Estate Vineyard, is celebrating 30 years at the Sagaponack site, while the vineyard is celebrating him with a dinner featuring the top 10 wines of his career there. They will be paired with a five-course dinner by Christian Mir, the chef at the Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue. 

Guests will arrive to drinks in the tasting room with live music. Dinner will follow in the barrel cellar. The dinner, which costs $385 per person, takes place at 7 on Feb. 18 and is black-tie optional. The wines on offer go back to 1995 and include a variety of grapes and styles, from chardonnay, merlot, riesling, sparkling, and, of course a Summer in a Bottle Cote-de-Provence style rose. There is also a brandy to try. Tickets can be purchased on the website.

Springs Wine
The Springs Wine Shop, in the space next to Springs Pizza that had been vacant for a time, is now open every day from 3 to 7 p.m. It has a selection of American, European, and South American wines at a full range of prices. Case purchases are discounted at 20 percent. The shop is on Springs-Fireplace Road at the corner of Fort Pond Boulevard. 

Raising a Glass
A glass of wine is a traditional celebratory drink or accompaniment to a meal. But for those who don't want to drink alcohol, sparkling cider has been a poor substitute. Fortunately for them and all of us who want a clear head from time to time, a creative group of artisans have been tackling this, until recently, underserved sector of nonalcoholic wines. Sylvester and Co. Modern General store in Sag Harbor has a selection of wines from Proxies, which is making white, red, rose, and sparkling wine-style beverages. Sylvester has three options in addition to a number of alcohol-free spirits and mixers to make the buzz all about flavor. Also, catch the store's Valentine's Day treats, like a mini chocolate pizza slice, before they're gone.

Dry Options and More
In Bridgehampton, Elaia Estiatorio has a zero-proof beverage menu, with special cocktails high on taste. The grapefruit collins has hand-squeezed ruby red grapefruit, lime, and soda. The Achilles Heel is a mix of ginger, passion-fruit, lime, and saffron. The Parthenon's sweeter blend is derived from Blossom botanical water, mango, rosemary, jalapeno, lime, and a splash of pineapple juice.

Another reason to check out the eatery is the Opa happy hour at the bar, on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with $1 oysters. Select wines and cocktails as well as small plates are also available for just $12.

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