Food & Beverage


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Hayground Nixes Farmers Market
The Hayground School in Bridgehampton has made the difficult decision to not hold its popular Farmers Market this season.

“We reached this extraordinarily tough conclusion in the face of a dwindling number of vendors attending our weekly Hayground Farmers Market,” noted Tony Hitchcock, the school’s treasurer.

He added, “This decision was further reinforced by the departure of our market manager, Ella Engel-Snow, who following several years of tremendous service is leaving to pursue other interests.”

Originally founded in 2009 by Hayground School’s Jon Snow to create a venue for kids to sell produce and seedlings grown in the school’s garden, the idea was to develop a Friday afternoon market where folks would be more likely to linger and socialize while shopping for local food and products.

BBQ, Scotch, and Cigars
Townline BBQ in Sagaponack will host a special evening of BBQ, Scotch, and Cigars on Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 6 PM. The evening will feature selections from The Dalmore Principal Collection paired with classic Townline fare, and a specially rolled signature cigar from Manhattan’s Soho Cigar Bar that pairs with The Dalmore Cigar Malt.

An ambassador from The Dalmore will be discussing the pairings and tasting notes throughout the evening.

Cost is $100 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant directly at 631-537-2271. The full bar will be available as well at an additional cost.

A new seafood take-out spot, Hooked, has opened in Montauk. Brought to you by Brian and Gillian Mooney, Hooked moves into the space formerly occupied by Red Hook Lobster Pound, at 34 South Etna Avenue.

Brian, a 24-year veteran of the iconic Clam Bar at Napeague, is an expert shucker and has tight relationships with local fisherman providing him with the freshest local seafood right off the boats.

His wife Gillian is no stranger to the food business, having been co-owner of a landmark deli, Herb’s Market for over a decade.

Hooked features an open kitchen with counter service and picnic tables outside on the patio. The interior space has a beachy feel, with warm reclaimed woods and nautical décor.

The menu features seafood, salads, and land fare. The starters section, or “bait & lures,” includes chowders — New England, Manhattan, crab and corn — and lobster bisque. Also enjoy tuna bites, fried calamari, steamed mussels, and peel and eat shrimp.

If you are “hooked on lobster,” order a lobster roll, vine ripened tomatoes stuffed with lobster salad, lobster mac and cheese, or a whole steamed lobster.

The “locally hooked” section of the menu features grilled tuna, swordfish, or mahi mahi, a tuna poke bowl, and fish tacos. If you are looking for raw bar items, the “locally dug” section will catch your attention with Montauk pearl oysters, and local clams, and steamers.

Prices range from $6 to 19 for starters and $10 to $25 for main dishes. The signature dessert item is a house-made tiramisu.

Hooked will be open seven days in season from 11:30 AM to 8 PM. For more info, call 631-668-2111 or visit

La Fondita
La Fondita in Amagansett will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with holiday specials served all day on Saturday, May 5. The specials include Tamal de Pollo en Salsa Verde, Tamal de Puerco en Salsa Roja, Churros, and Chiles en Nogada.

For more information, visit or to place an order, call 631-267-8800.

Navy Beach
Navy Beach in Montauk will celebrate Mother’s Day with a special three-course prix fixe lunch menu on Sunday, May 13. Mothers will receive a complimentary Bloody Mary or mimosa with their meal. The three-course lunch is $48 plus tax and gratuity and will be served from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. The a la carte menu will also be available.

Nick & Toni’s
Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton will be celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, with a la carte specials at brunch and dinner. The specials include an appetizer of grilled head-on prawns with sweet pea puree, and spring onions for $22. The entrée is a roasted seabass with shaved asparagus, fiddlehead ferns, preserved lemon, and romesco. The cost is $32 for brunch and $42 for dinner.

For dessert, enjoy chocolate blackout cake with strawberry fluff gelato.

For further information or reservations, call 631-324-3550.

The Backyard Restaurant
The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East Resort in Montauk is celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, with a special brunch buffet from 10 AM to 3 PM. The pool will be open and heated for guests to enjoy. Cost is $46 for adults, $20 for children ages five to 12, and free for children ages four and under. Adults will be offered either a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary.

Coast Kitchen
Coast Kitchen at The Montauk Yacht Club is hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 13, from 11 AM to 3 PM in celebration of the holiday. Cost is $39.99 per adult plus tax and gratuity, children ages six through 12 eat for $15.99, and children under the age of six eat for free.

Harbor Bistro
Harbor Bistro in Springs is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special brunch buffet and a la carte dinner specials. Brunch will be served from 11 AM to 3 PM and costs $40 for adults and $20 for children, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are highly recommended and should be made by calling the restaurant directly at 631-324-7300.

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