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News for Foodies 05.23.24

Tue, 05/21/2024 - 11:34
he Baker House 1650 on Main Street in East Hampton, has launched a new Aperitivo sunset cocktail hour.
Carissa Katz

What’s Growing?

A number of the South Fork’s community-supported agriculture programs, in which members pay in advance for a weekly share of a farm’s harvest, announced this week that they still have memberships available just as spring’s first crops (or those from greenhouses) begin to appear. Among those putting the word out are Balsam Farms and the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm, both in Amagansett.

At Quail Hill, the C.S.A. season runs from early June through October and members can choose to do the harvesting themselves (including flowers) or buy a boxed share for pickup. Box prices range from $600 and up, depending on income level (the standard price is $1,040), and there’s a pickup option at the Peconic Land Trust’s Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton. Self-harvest options begin at $735 for a family or $370 for an individual, with the standard being $740 for a single share and $1,430 for a family share. Shares can be purchased through the land trust’s website.

At Balsam Farms, prices range from $585 for a 15-week share to $1,053 for a 27-week share, with smaller partial shares offered for less. Sign-up is on the farm’s website.

Fresh produce and artisanal food products are also available at farmers markets in East Hampton, Montauk, Amagansett, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, and Springs, where the farmers market had its first day of the season at Ashawagh Hall on Saturday; it continues weekly from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For those who grow their own vegetables, the Stony Brook Southampton Food Lab has vegetable plants for sale in its greenhouse at 39 Tuckahoe Road on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Quail Hill Farm will sell vegetable, flower, and herb seedlings on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon in the field off Deep Lane.

Breakfast and Brunch

The Sweet Spot, a frozen yogurt and candy spot at 106 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, is adding breakfast to its schedule starting this week. Now open at 7 a.m. seven days a week, it will have hot and cold coffee drinks, chai, pastries, and house-baked bacon and egg or ham and cheese croissants for the morning crowd.

Art of Eating, a catering company in Bridgehampton, will have a pop-up brunch served out of its food truck at 264 Butter Lane on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast burritos, avocado toast, chilaquiles, quesadillas, and salads will be served along with coffee and Mexican hot cocoa.

Cocktail Hours

The Sagaponack Farm Distillery is running a Friday happy hour, with cocktails made with its own vodkas, rye, bourbon, and gins costing $12 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Baker House 1650 on Main Street in East Hampton, has launched a new Aperitivo sunset cocktail hour, which will happen Wednesdays through Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m. and feature “curated cocktails” from its house menu.

Season Opening

As it kicks off Memorial Day weekend, Il Buco al Mare at 231 Main Street in Amagansett will donate proceeds from its service tomorrow from noon to 9 p.m. to East End Food. The $75 menu features lobster and vegetable paella, lamb ribs, focaccia, and seasonal side dishes as well as drink specials from Channing Daughters winery in Bridgehampton, Talea Brewery, and Proximo Spirits. There will be live music. The rain date is Sunday. Reservations can be made at

In Montauk, the Backyard Restaurant at Solé East is open for the season again and has a D.J. playing music post-dinner tomorrow through Sunday at 9. The restaurant serves dinner Wednesday through Monday and is adding breakfast and lunch Thursday through Monday starting this week.

Bamboo Restaurant and Sushi Bar of Southampton is opening a second location today at Breakers Montauk. Also opening this weekend is N’Amo, a new Italian seafood spot, at 474 West Lake Drive in Montauk.

In Other News

For people who like a little adventure with their dinner out, a ferry trip away the 1901 Grill has opened at the top of Goat Hill at the Shelter Island Country Club. The spot, among the highest on the island, has sweeping views of both Gardiner’s Bay and Peconic Bay in the distance. The menu includes oven-roasted brick chicken, a smash burger, and linguine with clam sauce.

Fans of Dive Bar Pizza, which closed its location on the Napeague stretch in the fall, will be happy to know that the eatery will reopen at 466 West Lake Drive in Montauk this summer.

News for Foodies 05.30.24

BBC’s are back at Montauk’s Shark Bar, happy-hour specials at Bostwick’s on the Harbor, and a northern European wine class at Park Place.

May 29, 2024

SoFo Sandwich Co. Opens at Old Breadzilla Spot

The lunch options in Wainscott got more interesting this week with the opening of the SoFo Sandwich Co. at the long-empty spot that was previously home to Breadzilla, popular for its baked goods and takeout breakfast and lunch menu. The new shop is by Peter Ambrose, a catering chef whose food many will be familiar with from Love Bites, a fund-raiser for Katy’s Courage, among others.

May 22, 2024

News for Foodies 05.23.24

A new sunset cocktail hour at the Baker House, C.S.A. programs at Quail Hill and Amber Waves, multiple openings and reopenings, breakfast at the Sweet Shop.

May 22, 2024

News for Foodies 05.16.24

Three waterfront restaurants reopen, Canvas & Cuisine at the Parrish, Dopo Buttero shifts to French-Asian cuisine, new spirit-based seltzers.

May 15, 2024

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