Updated March 31
Restaurants here are showing their gratitude for health care workers and first responders by offering them discounts and even free meals.
In East Hampton, Highway Restaurant and Bar will raise money to pay for first responders' meals. It is seeking donations of $35 for each meal voucher they will give to local E.M.T. and ambulance stations, the East Hampton Village Police Department, and Southampton Hospital's health care workers. The restaurant will provide the first 50 meals and more every week and absorb the labor costs of their employees. Those who wish to contribute can add a meal to their takeout order, call the restaurant at 631-527-5372, or donate through the restaurant's website or Instagram account.
Tutto il Giorno in Southampton and Sag Harbor is offering free meals to first responders and anyone with a Stony Brook Southampton Hospital or Stony Brook University Hospital ID. Orders can be made by phone (631-377-3611 for Southampton or 631-919-5353 in Sag Harbor) Thursday through Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. A takeout menu is on the restaurant's website.
Southampton Publick House in Southampton Village (631-282-2800) is offering a 20-percent discount to the same groups on certain days posted on its Facebook page. The Rumba (631-594-3544) and Cowfish (631-594-3868) restaurants in Hampton Bays are offering a 50-percent discount to medical workers.
It is best to call ahead to place orders or for further information.