Side Dish: Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby – Hamptons Style

La Fondita in Amagansett
La Fondita in Amagansett, Photo: Eric Striffler

Cinco de Mayo is observed throughout Mexico to commemorate the Mexican army’s unexpected victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. La Fondita in Amagansett will celebrate Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3. Holiday specials will be available and include: tamal de pollo en salsa verde—tamal filled with chicken in a green sauce served with rice, whole black beans and a salad; tamal de rajas con queso—sautéed poblano peppers, tomatoes, onions and jalapenos served with rice, whole black beans and a salad; and homemade churros served with chocolate. Harbor Grill in East Hampton is celebrating with a drink and dinner special on May 5. Diners may sip two-for-one Coronas and guests who order either the Baja fish or the chicken tacos will receive a complimentary dessert. Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett will also celebrate the day with drink and food specials, at the bar only, including: house margaritas, tequila refresca, Coronas, nachos, quesadillas and burritos, all available for $6 each.

Townline BBQ in Sagaponack is hosting a Kentucky Derby party beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Guests who don the Derby attire—big hats and bow ties—will automatically be entered to win a raffle prize. Complimentary snacks will be served at the bar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. including: smoked shrimp salad toasts, mini fried green tomato sliders and Kentucky beer cheese spread with toast points. Food specials will include: three-for-$10 pulled pork sliders; buttermilk chicken sliders ($4); crispy zucchini ($5); and fried pie ($3). Drink specials will include: Weller’s Mint Juleps ($8); half-priced Bloody Marys; half-priced Texas Teas; and pickle back shots and Evan Williams bourbon shots, both $5 each. 631-537-2271.

Sweet Tart Frozen Yogurt Café in Riverhead will host a weekend of festivities, Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10, in celebration of their grand opening. The weekend will feature an iPad Mini raffle, a $5 fill-your-cup special on Friday, May 8 from noon to 2 p.m., and on Sunday, May 10, complimentary yogurt for moms all day and balloons for kids from noon to 2 p.m. The store will feature fresh Greek and frozen yogurt. Flavors and toppings will change regularly. The café will be open for service Monday through Thursday from noon to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. 631-591-3131.

 in Greenport serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu selection, subject to change, includes: Andouille sausage and sautéed spinach eggs Benedict with toasted brioche and truffle hollandaise ($17); duck confit fingerling potato hash with wild mushrooms, green onions and poached egg ($16); vanilla bean French toast with fresh berries, whipped crème fraîche and maple syrup ($15); shrimp and grits with sautéed white shrimp, piquillo peppers, smoked cheddar “grits” and poached egg ($16); poached shrimp Bloody Mary ($12); Gruet Brut Kir Royale ($12); and Prosecco white peach Bellini ($12). 631-477-6720.

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