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News for Foodies 08.17.23

Mon, 08/14/2023 - 14:07
Crabby Jerry's in Greenport has happy hour prices on drinks and a menu of light bites through September.
Chloe Gifkins

Supper in Sagg
The Sagaponack Supper Club will hold a dinner at the Sagaponack Farm Distillery on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. 

The communal meal, which started during the pandemic, features Thai barbecue accented with produce from Marilee's Farm. The founding chefs, Trevor Lombaer and Sutathip Aiemsaard, are now working on Little Grenjai, a permanent storefront location in Brooklyn, but are returning for this one-night-only dinner this summer.

The menu consists of local heirloom tomatoes and a mini wedge salad, grilled spot prawns with sauce, pad cha cockles, a grilled dry-aged pork chop, braised and grilled caraflex cabbage, and local corn salad. Pandan custard cake ends the meal for a grand total of $250. The distillery will offer cocktails and there will also be beer and wine available.

More information and tickets are available on the Sagaponack Supper Club website.

Hoedown at the Farm
Amber Waves will hold a benefit hoedown in Amagansett ton Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wolffer Estate Vineyards will provide the wine. There will also be food and other beverages, music, dancing, and an auction. Tickets are $300, or $150 for C.S.A. members. The money will support the farm's education and food security programs. Information and tickets are on the farm's website.

Wolffer will also be at the Long Island Wine Country Grand Tastings at Peconic Vineyards in Cutchogue on Saturday.  Wines from more than 35 Long Island Wineries will be served along with tidbits provided by top chefs and cooks from the area. 

The tasting begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $161.90 and are available on the Long Island Wine Country website.

Drinks to Go
No longer requiring the muss or fuss of a shaker, pitcher, or mixers, portable cocktails are becoming big business as people turn to them for something different to add to their beach, picnic, and boating coolers. Local bars like the Stephen Talkhouse have gotten into the act. Now, Rita Cantina has added its imprimatur to bottled cocktails with margaritas ready to hit the backyard, beach, bay, or wherever the day or evening takes you.

The drinks are made on the premises by the restaurant's beverage director and head bartender with carefully selected spirits, fresh juices, and other artisanal ingredients. They are available in single-serve or liter bottles in flavors such as mango, passion fruit, watermelon, or cucumber margarita.

Happy at Crabby's
Those looking for a bargain on the North Fork can head to Crabby Jerry's in Greenport for happy hour prices on beer ($5), wine ($10 a glass), cocktails ($10), and hard seltzers ($7). There is also a late night bites menu, a D.J., and giveaways. The menu will be available through September for any fall harvesting trips as well. 


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