Side Dish With Aji Jones: Week of July 1, 2011

The second annual HARVEST: Wine Auction and Celebration of Long Island’s East End is scheduled from Saturday, September 3 through Saturday, September 17. This wine-centric event features educational wine salon programs, exclusive “10-Mile Dinners” at private locations, the “Fall for Long Island Festival Tasting” with food and wine of the East End. A “Harvest Moon Gala” with dinner prepared by one of Long Island’s most notable chefs, Tom Schaudel of A Mano and A Lure, and the only live auction of Long Island wine will also take place. Tickets are available July 1 at

DJango’s Organics in East Hampton celebrates Independence Day weekend with specials, deals and tastings. Buy one smoothie, from $6.99, and get the second for half price. Complimentary tastings of dips and chips will be offered. Lunch boxes will be on sale for $12.99 and include a multi-grain wrap with natural yellowfin tuna, chips, a cookie and drink. 631-604-1770. [expand]

The 2011 Chefs Dinner in Bridgehampton will take place on Sunday, July 31 at Hayground School. The event benefits Hayground School’s Jeff’s Kitchen and the Jeff Salaway Scholarship Fund. It includes a cocktail party from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and silent art auction featuring local artists. A four-course dinner follows from 8 until 10:30 p.m. A live auction featuring exclusive culinary and travel packages ensues. Tickets are $175 for the cocktail party, $850 for the cocktail party and dinner, and $35 for children. Top culinary names – Miche Bacher (Sacred Sweets), Josh Capon (Lure FishBar), Harold Dieterle (Perilla Restaurant and “Top Chef” winner), Claudia Fleming (The North Fork Table & Inn), Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione and “Iron Chef” winner), Bryan Futerman (Foody’s), Gerry Hayden (The North Fork Table & Inn), Christian Mir (Stone Creek Inn), Isaac Mizrahi (Special Guest “Chef”), Kevin Penner (1770 House and The Grill on Pantigo), Joseph Realmuto (Nick & Toni’s), Cheryl Stair (Art of Eating), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto and “Top Chef Masters” winner), Jason Weiner (Almond) and Michael White (Marea, Osteria Morini and Al Fiori) – are confirmed. To reserve pre-sale tickets call 631-537-7068 ext. 113.

Navy Beach in Montauk offers 50% off magnums of Provence Rosé wines every Sunday from noon until 7 p.m. through August. Now open daily for lunch and dinner, diners may select Montauk clam and corn chowder ($9); scallop tiradito with grilled scallion, crispy capers, basil oil and lemon vinaigrette ($12); or buttermilk-fried chicken with cheddar corn bread, housemade coleslaw and spicy honey drizzle ($24). 631-668-6868.

Townline BBQ in Sagaponack now offers daily lunch delivery to Main Beach in East Hampton. Orders must be placed by 11 a.m. for delivery at noon and by 1 p.m. for 2 p.m. deliveries. The menu includes smoked half organic chicken ($12); pulled- pork sandwich with coleslaw and pickles ($9); and Townline spoon salad ($8.50-$15.50). The minimum order is $20 (not including the $5 delivery charge) and must be paid by Mastercard or Visa. 631-537-2271.

Southampton Social Club offers weekend brunch and dinner service Tuesday through Sunday and Mondays of holiday weekends. Chef Matt Creason crafted an innovative American menu offering a refreshing take on traditional dishes. It features a fresh chilled seafood tower with lobster claws, jumbo shrimp, little neck clams, Jeseps Neck oysters and Jonah crab claws; and slow cooked Pacific halibut over market vegetables with fingerling potatoes and a verjus beurre blanc. A late-night small plates menu is also available on Friday and Saturday. 631-287-1400. [/expand]


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