A Special Dinner
Almond continues its Artists and Writers series with Georgette Grier-Key, who is the executive director and chief curator of the Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor, president of the Association of Suffolk County Historical Societies, and cultural partner for Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island.
A professor of history at Medger Evers College in Brooklyn, she is a founding member and lead organizer of the Pyrrhus Concer Action Committee, which is rebuilding the homestead of a formerly enslaved man who lived in Southampton Village. She has also worked to preserve historic structures in Southampton and East Hampton Towns and Sag Harbor Village and has been a diversity fellow with the National Trust for Historic Places.
The family-style dinner will be served on Tuesday at 7. The cost is $59 and includes one glass of wine or draft beer and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 631-537-5665.
In addition, karaoke is returning on Saturday nights during the off-season. Beginning at 9 p.m., the festivities will be hosted by D.J. Carlos Lama and continue until midnight.
Springs Salt Delivers
In addition to local delivery of baked goods -- like its rye chocolate chip cookies, sticky apple cake, blueberry lemon loaf, granola, and focaccia -- Springs Salt, a cottage baker in Springs, is now shipping to addresses across New York State. The program is beginning with just granola and pancake and waffle mix, but will grow to include chocolate chip cookies soon. Details are on the website.
Wine Classes Return
Park Place Wines and Liquors has a new group of classes for experienced and aspiring oenophiles for fall. The season begins next Thursday with A Tour of the Iberian Peninsula: Exploring Six Wines of Spain and Portugal. The region is known for its untamed landscape and unusual wine grapes that produce wines with a "diverse range of flavors and great value," according to the store.
Other classes coming up on alternating Thursday evenings are: If You Like That, You'll Love This (different grapes with similar styles), Just Piedmont (the region that produces Barolo and Barbaresco), Best in Show (a sampling of some of the finest wines the shop sells), and Champagne: Beyond the Big Names.
Class prices range from $25 to $60 and most include snacks from the Cookery in East Hampton. Tickets can be purchased on the website, where full descriptions of each evening's offerings are also available.
Wolffer Estate Vineyard is offering steeper discounts on cases of its Summer in a Bottle Cotes de Provence rosé for fall. For a limited time, a single case is 15 percent off, two cases are offered at a 20-percent discount, and three cases or more are 25 percent off.
Pizza Pops in Southold
Justin Smillie, who has worked with Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Jonathan Waxman and became known for his sourdough pizzas at Il Buco Alimentari, will pop up this fall with Smillie Pizza at Southold General beginning today.
The wood-fired pizzas will draw on the North Fork's bounty of fall produce and other locally sourced ingredients. Some pie options are cacio e pepe with fresh mozzarella, caciocavallo, labneh, and black pepper; Jimmy Nardello peppers with lioni stracciatella, mint, and pepitas; green zebra tomatoes with labneh, kourellas feta, and garlic oil, and a local little neck clam pie. Prices range between $24 and $28.
The pizzeria will be operating from Thursday through Sunday, from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Pies can be delivered, picked up, or eaten on site, including outside near the oven. Those dining on site will be invited to indulge in "self-poured wine" from local vineyards.
The store offers local produce, coffee, and gelato as well.
Ride and Wine
Biking and wine enthusiasts will find both their passions addressed in the Hamptons Ride and Wine benefit for I-Tri, a nonprofit focused on fitness and empowerment for adolescent girls, on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Leaving from the Channing Daughters Winery sculpture garden in Sagaponack, cyclists have two routes to choose from: 10 or 30 miles long. Both take them back to the Channing site for a lunch and wine tasting served in the gardens at Molly Channing's residence. Tickets are $175 and available on Eventbrite.