Business Briefs: Duryea’s, Bostwick’s Re-Open, New Chef at Almond

A Duryea's lobster roll with all the fixings.
A Duryea’s lobster roll with all the sides and fixings.

Outdoor Dining Spot Duryea’s Opens for 2017 Season

Duryea’s is now open for the 2017 season. The lobster deck, fish market and farmer’s market will be open Thursday through Monday pre-season and seven days after Memorial Day weekend.

The lobster deck returns under the direction of executive chef Pierre Sudre and new chef de cuisine, James Casey Darenberg. The seafood menu features several dishes served family style as well as small plates. Some shareable items include the lobster cobb salad, grilled or steamed lobster, classic clam bake, shrimp basket and seafood towers featuring raw bar items and sushi.

Small plates include crab cakes, tuna tartar, calamari, steamers and baked cherry stone clams. The kid’s menu offers simple options like a lobster roll, chicken fingers, cheeseburgers and grilled cheese. A wine and beer selection features red, white, rose and champagne options.

The fish market returns with a new retail space offering local seafood for purchase by the pound as well as sauces, condiments and other complimentary items for a complete seafood meal, featuring a number of locally produced ingredients and a bakery offering breads, croissants, bagels and pastries. A barista station features Coperaco Coffee, a boutique coffee company made to order or as silos to go with fresh flowers and newspapers also available.

Duryea’s is located at 65 Tuthill Road in Montauk. For more information contact Duryea’s at (631) 668-2410 or visit

Jeremy Blutstein

New Chef de Cuisine Jeremy Blutstein at Almond

Almond has announced new chef de cuisine, Jeremy Blutstein. Formerly of East By Northeast in Montauk, Mr. Blutstein has joined Almond where he will continue the strong commitment of using local products and produce to support the local community alongside executive chef, Jason Weiner.

A graduate of New York Restaurant School, Mr. Blutstein has spent time honing his skills at multiple noteworthy restaurants. For several years, he split time between Montauk and New York City where worked at Eataly and Margaux and Tremont, where he was nominated for a James Beard Award. After spending two years at the Crow’s Nest, he went on to join East by Northeast as executive chef.

“Joining the team at Almond is an organic transition for me. Jason and I have very similar beliefs in utilizing the bounty that our super tight community produces. Cooking seasonally on the East End is made fun by the personal connections we make with the farmers, fisherman, baymen and local artisans. Expect great things from an already dope kitchen to continue with an enormous amount of fun,” said Mr. Blutstein.

“This is a guy who shares our commitment to localism, old school technique, and ethnic/street food/peasant cuisine. He’s also a friend. Super psyched to have him on our crew. Our restaurant just got a hell of a lot better,” executive chef, Jason Weiner said.

Almond is located at 1 Ocean Road in Bridgehampton. For more information, please contact (631) 537-5665 or visit

Montauk Bands Raise Funds for Summer Concert Series

Three of Montauk’s top bands will come together to help raise funds for the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Concert Series at the 9th Montauk Concert for the Concerts on April 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Zum Schneider restaurant. Admission is a $10 donation at the door to join the Lynn Blue Band, Joe Delia and the Thieves and the 3B’s. Children are admitted free with an adult. Enjoy a 50/50 raffle, free kids raffle, German food and beer, lively music and dancing with all proceeds helping fund the concerts.

The chamber is also seeking businesses to sponsor a concert on the green and the harbor this summer. Concerts take place on Mondays on the green starting in June and on Gosman’s Dockside Stage on Sundays in July and August.

Zum Schneider restaurant is located at 4 S Elmwood Avenue in Montauk. For more information, contact (631) 668-2428 or visit

Chowders at Bostwick’s.

Bostwick’s Chowder House Opens for the 2017 Season 

Bostwick’s Chowder House has opened for the 2017 season and business hours leading into the summer will be Thursday through Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m.

Bostwick’s classic menu will return with crowd favorites like baked stuffed clams, coconut shrimp spring rolls, homemade New England clam chowder, Manhattan clam chowder, lobster bisque, corn chowder, clam strips, seafood pasta, sautéed crab cakes, tuna poke fish tacos, lobster roll and an oyster ‘Po boy.

Bostwick’s Chowder House is located at 77 Pantigo Road in East Hampton. For more information, visit or call (631) 324-1111.

Spring Membership Drive for Canio’s Community Supported Books Program

As the spring planting season begins, Canio’s Books announces the 2017 membership drive for Canio’s Community Supported Books program.

The CSB program, which started in Spring 2015, is modeled on the popular CSA movement in which individuals purchase a share in a local vegetable garden. Farm members provide the grower with “seed money” and earn a share in the year’s produce. Similarly, CSB members open an account for one hundred dollars or more that provides “seed money” for a new crop of books.

Booklovers receive a Canio’s CSB membership card, make purchases against their account, and enjoy seasonal discounts and early notice of new book arrivals.

The program strengthens the bond between booklover and bookseller. “It’s a simple program that creates community through books,” co-owner of Canio’s, Maryann Calendrille said. “Customers pledge loyalty to their local bookseller, and the bookseller responds with customized service, providing another year of food for thought.”

Canio’s Books and Cultural Café is located at 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor. For more information and to become a member, visit or call (631) 725-4926.

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty’s Abby Sheeline (left) and Sierra Mittleman.

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Supports Save the Children

Caption: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty’s Abby Sheeline (left) and Sierra Mittleman are playing a leading role in Save the Children’s “Rock Around the Decades” Spring Benefit, Saturday, May 6 at the Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Abby Sheeline is a board member of Save the Children Long Island Council.

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty is once again pitching in to play a significant role in raising funds for the Long Island Council of Save the Children. Abby Sheeline and Sierra Mittleman are co-chairing its “Rock Around the Decades” Spring Benefit on Saturday, May 6 at The Paramount in Huntington.

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty is further lending its support with a sponsorship and a team of volunteers. Abby Sheeline is a board member of Save the Children LI Council. The event will feature music by the popular Long Island band, “Crossing Streams.” Attendees are encouraged to wear the attire of their favorite decade, although costumes are optional.

“The Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty family really rallies around the Long Island Council of Save the Children,” President and CEO, Patricia J. Petersen said. “The willingness of our sales associates, managers and staff, and particularly the efforts of Abby and Sierra have been nothing short of amazing. People contribute what they can, whether through hands-on volunteerism or donations of money and raffles.”

The leadership of the co-chairs have developed the theme, secured the venue and entertainment, obtained raffle items and designed the evening’s menu. Members of the Daniel Gale Sotheby’s organization will help the benefit committee including Diane Anderson-Barry, Maria Boccard, Deborah Hauser, Allison Conte, Jon Evans, Margy Hargraves, Tina McGowan, Margaret Trautmann and Ellen Zipes.

Save the Children Long Island Council is a volunteer group committed to supporting the work of the national organization, whose mission is to give children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.  For more information on Save the Children and the Spring Benefit, visit or call (631) 424-0759.

Founded in 1922, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty consistently leads the nation in achieving one of the highest average sales prices in the country. Daniel Gale Sotheby’s is a $3 billion dollar organization with 850 sales associates in 28 offices spanning Long Island and Queens. For more information, please visit