Business Briefs, 03-10-16: Slow Food Spring Market Dinner, St. Patrick’s Day Specials, Vines & Branches Anniversary

Rowdy Hall’s Corned Beef and Cabbage.

Slow Food East End Spring Market Dinner

Jason Weiner, the executive chef and co-owner of Almond in Bridgehampton. Lindsay Morris photo.
Jason Weiner, the executive chef and co-owner of Almond in Bridgehampton. Lindsay Morris photo.

Almond, 1 Ocean Road in Bridgehampton, along with Slow Food East End will host a Spring Market Dinner on Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. The evening will celebrate the native and traditional foods of the East End with a cocktail reception and four-course family style menu created by Executive Chef Jason Weiner. Cost is $85 for members of Slow Food East End and $100 for non-members. Price includes a complimentary beverage at cocktail hour, wine tastings and tax and gratuity. Reservations, which must be made by March 20, are necessary and can be made by visiting

Indian Wells Tavern Celebrates the Am O’Gansett Parade

Indian Wells Tavern, 117 Main Street, Amagansett, will offer drink specials and a corned beef and cabbage special for $20 on Saturday, March 12 in honor of the Am O’Gansett parade. Drink specials include $6 Guinness on tap and $4 Montauk cans. Later that evening DJ Biggie will spin tunes starting at 10 p.m.

For more information, call (631) 267-0400 or visit

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Rowdy Hall

Rowdy Hall’s Corned Beef and Cabbage.
Rowdy Hall’s Corned Beef and Cabbage.

Rowdy Hall, 10 Main St. in the Parrish Mews, East Hampton, will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with special Irish fare and drink specials on Thursday, March 17 and again on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 the day of the Montauk St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Specials will include Magner’s Original Cider for $6, Irish Mimosas (orange juice and Magner’s) for $3, St. Patty’s Rowdy tap for $6. Lunch and dinner prix fixe will be available all day Thursday, March 17 for $25 for two courses. Options will include corned beef and cabbage, Bangers & Mash, and Shepherd’s pie.

For more information, call (631) 324-8555 or visit

Vines & Branches Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary

Rita Winkler
Rita Winkler

Rita Winkler, owner of Vines & Branches, Gourmet Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar & Specialty Food Boutique announced this week that the store will kick off the spring 2016 season with a celebratory anniversary weekend Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20 commemorating their fifth Year in business and their first anniversary at their newest location on 110 Front Street in Greenport.

Throughout the weekend, the storefront will have tastings and sampling from Vines & Branches’ variety of fresh, premium, extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, savory olive tapenades, salsas, all natural condensed soups, sauces, pestos, spices & artisanal salts. Additionally, customers have the option of enjoying wines, tastings and wine pairings provided by Greenport Wines & Spirits. On Friday, March 18 from 4 to 6 p.m., Vines & Branches will have a special cocktail reception, and on Sunday, March 20, from noon to 3 p.m., Lily Dougherty Johnson, owner of Lily’s Farm in Southold will offer demos, samplings and tastings of brunch recipes. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call (631) 477-6800 or visit

Bob Barzilay Certified as Society of Watershape Designer

Caption: Bob Barzilay
Caption: Bob Barzilay

Bob Barzilay of Proper pH Pools has reached a prestigious level of educational and certification qualification within the Pool and Spa Industry. He is now a Society of Watershape Designer (SWD), having completed 150 hours of education within the Genesis 3 University. Genesis was founded in 1998 and specializes in educational resources for those involved in the design, engineering and construction of residential swimming pools, spas, water features and outdoor living areas.

Through its expansive curriculum, developed using guidelines maintained by the International Association for Continuing Education Training (IACET), Genesis educates, certifies, and connects watershape professionals through coursework, projects, examination and continuing education. On January 1, 2016, Genesis merged with the National Swimming Pool Foundation, firmly placing the combined organization at the forefront of the industry as the leading educator in both public pools and residential construction.

The Society of Watershape Designers certification is the only accredited educational program specifically developed for those individuals in the swimming pool, watershapes, or water architectural fields seeking excellence in their field. Although few in number, SWD’s throughout the world are credited with the design and construction of the most conceptually creative, technically advanced, and structurally sound watershape structures that collectively push the boundaries of creative expression using water as their media.

Those who achieve SWD status have acquired skills and knowledge encompassing color theory, the principles of design, advanced two-dimensional communication, the vocabulary of architectural design and history, and the principles of proper pool and watershape construction. For more information on the Society of Watershape Designers program or the full curriculum offered by Genesis, visit