Food & Beverage

Great Food Truck Derby

The seventh annual Great Food Truck Derby will return to the Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Friday, August 10, from 4 to 7 PM, hosted by Edible East End. Trucks from Manhattan to Montauk will hit the pavement for an early evening of mobile eats, local wine, craft beer, and more. Entertainment will be provided by The Shockwaves.

Participants include Anewyoricanthing, Billie Jean’s Grill, Bistro Mobile Kitchen, Blondie’s Bake Shop, Cheese Kings, Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks, Dreesen’s Famous Donuts Truck, Eat Me Drink Me, Elegant Eats, Good Eats Grill Food Truck, Hampton Coffee Co., King Andrew Cheese, Nice Buns Slammin’ Sliders, Noah’s on the Road, Pizza Luca, OPA! On the Go, Promobile Kitchen, The Long Island Shucking Truck, The Sea, Bean Natural Foods Co., and Whole Le Crepe.

Beverages include Blue Point Brewing Company, Health-Ade Kombucha, Moët Hennessy, Tröegs Independent Brewing, and Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits.

The cost for adults is $65 per person and includes one serving at each food truck and three complimentary beverages. Cost for children is $20 per person and includes four servings and one complimentary beverage. Ticket availability is limited and can be purchased at VIP tickets are available and cost $100 per person, offering early access to the food trucks at 3:30 PM.

The event will benefit Hayground schoolyard projects in the region, which provide culinary arts training for local kids.

Ed Anderson

Michael Symon BBQ

The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East Resort presents its Montauk Summer Series with a BBQ featuring celebrated Iron Chef and restaurateur Michael Symon on Sunday, August 5, from 3 to 6 PM. The afternoon will include a prix fixe menu complete with assorted donuts from Grindstone Coffee and Donuts, as well as wine and beer pairings. Guests will also receive a complimentary copy of Michael Symon’s newest cookbook, Playing with Fire. A sample of the menu includes spicy grilled shrimp toast with avocado, Mabel’s pork ribs, grilled skirt steak tacos with pickled red onions, beer can chicken, assorted donuts, and more.

Symon is passionate when it comes to barbecuing and live-fire cooking — whether it’s grilling rib-eyes, smoking lamb ribs, baking pizza in a wood-fired oven, or just cooking hot dogs on a stick over a campfire. At Symon’s brunch cookout he shares recipes from his Cleveland restaurant Mabel’s BBQ, and favorites from his cookbook. Post-BBQ donuts will be provided by Michael’s son Kyle Shanahan, owner of Grindstone Donuts in Sag Harbor.

The cost is $75 per person. To purchase tickets, visit

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