Due for a fun foodie daytrip? NYC Restaurant Week runs through March 6 this year, offering a lunch prix fixe of $25 and dinner for $38 at over 340 of New York’s finest restaurants. Some of these eateries with “delicious” East End connections include: Bobby Van’s, Colicchio & Sons Taproom, Delmonico’s, Harlow, Sant Ambroeus and Sarabeth’s. For a complete list of participating restaurants and to make reservations, visit nycgo.com. Long Island Restaurant Week returns April 26–May 3. Longislandrestaurantweek.com
Rowdy Hall in East Hampton is hosting their annual “Rowdy and the Oscars” ballot contest. With each check presented, customers will find an “Oscar ballot form.” If they choose to participate, they must complete the ballot and present it to the host, manager, server or bartender. Whoever submits the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will receive a $50 gift certificate and two movie vouchers. The contest ends on Sunday, February 22. 631-324-8555. rowdyhall.com.
Almond in Bridgehampton has announced that the next “Artists and Writers Night,” hosted by composer and pianist Bruce Wolosoff, will take place on Tuesday, February 24 beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will feature a family-style, three-course menu with a glass of local wine or a craft beer, prepared by Chef Jason Weiner. Cost is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant. 631-537-5665. almondrestaurant.com. This event will sell out.
Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton is hosting a Slow Food East End Market Dinner on Thursday, March 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The night will feature a welcome reception in the front room of the restaurant with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by a four-course dinner including two glasses of wine. Cost is $95 for Slow Food East End members, $105 for non-members, and includes tax, gratuity and a donation to Slow Food East End. Menu items, subject to change, will include: fluke crudo; roasted little neck clams; Iacono Farm chicken liver crostini; thin crust pizza from the wood oven; crispy Mecox Farm pork belly; North Fork wild mushroom ragu and Crescent Farms duck breast. 631-324-3550. nickandtonis.com.
The Bell & Anchor in Sag Harbor offers a two- and a three-course prix fixe menu every night from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The two-course menu costs $30 per person and the three-course menu costs $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Appetizers include: home port chowder; Caesar salad; brandade—salt cod, potatoes and garlic; and arugula salad with crumbled. Entrée selection includes: fish of the day; steamed PEI mussels with french fries; grilled herb-crusted pork chop with sweet potato purée, haricot verts and shallot-apple butter (additional $5); and ‘old school’ lobster garganelli with corn, basil and saffron cream (additional $6). 631-725-3400. thebellandanchor.com.
Fresh Hamptons in Bridgehampton hosts happy hour every day from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests may enjoy half-priced bar food, house pours, tap beers and house wines. Select items from the bar menu include: crisp-baked, organic kale chips with olive oil and sea salt; steamed organic edamame with sea salt; local, organic Buffalo chicken wings with celery sticks and bleu cheese; and ultimate fresh fish tacos with melted jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado and chipotle cream on corn tortillas, available soft or crispy. 631-537-4700. freshhamptons.com.