Food trucks are all the rage on the East End! Just ask Justin Schwartz, owner/operator of noah’s on the road, the mobile arm of Greenport’s noah’s. Their hip, vintage Airstream will be parked in Bridgehampton on Saturday, July 18 for the fifth annual Dan’s Taste of Two Forks fête. Schwartz dishes on summer food and what it means to be local.
What are you most looking forward to about being part of Dan’s Taste of Summer this year?
Having the food truck there
One food or dish that everyone should try at least once in life:
What is the best pairing of food and Long Island wine?
Hoisin pulled pork taco with mom’s homemade cucumber kimchi paired with Greenport Brewery Otherwise IPA.
If you were to eat at your restaurant as a guest, what would you order?
Noah’s signature seafood tower.
Describe an East End kitchen.
Crazy in the summer and relaxing in the winter.
What drew you to work on the East End?
Family, food and the abundance of local ingredients from the farms.
If we looked inside your refrigerator right now, what would we find?
The perfect drink for a summer night:
Montauk Brewing Co. Summer Ale.
Food that defines summer on the East End:
If you had two forks in your hands right now, what would you like to stick them in?
Anything that my sister in-law Sunita has cooked.
Favorite East End-inspired meal?
Clambake on the beach.
What is your favorite local ingredient?
Peconic Bay scallops and Pipes Cove Oysters.
What is your favorite aspect of being part of the culinary culture on the East End?
The teamwork and camaraderie amongst the chefs and restaurants.
When you hear the phrase “local,” what comes to mind?
Walking across the street to the farm stands for veggies and throwing a line in the water to catch fish for dinner.
Where do you find inspiration?
If you were to pack a meal for the beach, what are three things you’d bring?
Lobster rolls, oysters and Greenport Harbor Ale.
A great meal always begins with…
Dan’s Taste of Summer kicks off with Dan’s GrillHampton on Friday, July 17, and continues on Saturday, July 18, with Dan’s Taste of Two Forks, both at Sayre Park, 156 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton. Dan’s Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, rounds out the trio of events on August 22 in Cutchogue. For more information, including tickets and VIP packages, visit danstasteofsummer.com.