Business Briefs: Vine Street Steak Sauce Hits Retail Markets


unnamed-1Vine Street Café Steak Sauce Hits Retail Markets

Vine Street Café announced this week that its acclaimed Steak Sauce, one of the restaurant’s most popular signature items, is now available for purchase online at, at Grace’s Marketplace in Greenvale, and at Vine Street Cafe Market, located adjoining the Restaurant at 41 South Ferry Road on Shelter Island.

“In response to the high demand for our Steak Sauce from clients across the country, we decided to make it available to those who live outside the Hamptons off-season,” says Chef and Owner Terry Harwood. “Vine Street Cafe’s Steak Sauce is served at our Cafe as an accompaniment to one of the steaks on the menu – Chateau Briand (for two). Our steak sauce is a complex, savory and aromatic combination of flavors which pairs easily with chicken and other meats, and enhances and elevates pan juices or other sauces.”

Vine Street Cafe has been offering a fine dining experience in a quaint atmosphere to both locals and tourists since Terry and Lisa Harwood opened the restaurant in 2003. Vine Street Cafe Market stocks freshly prepared sauces, salads and other gourmet specialties in addition to its Steak Sauce, such as the Cafe’s fresh Bolognese Sauce, Smoked Ribs, Meatballs, Salmon Burgers, Duck Confit, Vine Street Café Basic Tomato Sauce, Mushroom Bolognese Sauce and North Fork Chunky Vegetable Sauce, all of which come with instructions and menu suggestions. For reservations call (631) 749-3210 or visit 

An Evening of Poetry at the Pear

The Golden Pear, 2462 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, will host Poetry at the Pear from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 19. Author Jackie Taylor will host the first of the four evening series, which will take place quarterly all year. All artists are welcome to read excerpts from books, chapter books, and poetry while enjoying local wines and bites.

“Whether you write, read, or enjoy songs, poetry, or books, join us for a night of inspiration as you get to know other writers and artists in our local community,” says Ms. Taylor. “I am so thankful that The Golden Pear is enabling the literary community in the Hamptons to come together and share our love for the written word.”

For more information, call Ms. Taylor at (631) 626-7274.

Brian J. DeSesa Joins The Adam Miller Group

The Adam Miller Group, P.C. in Bridgehampton is pleased to announce that Brian J. DeSesa, an attorney concentrating in land use, litigation and criminal law, has joined the nine-year old firm.

Mr. DeSesa, a graduate of both Providence College (BS in Business and Finance) and Nova South Eastern University’s Sheppard Broad Law Center (Juris Doctorate) joined the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor right out of law school. He entered the private law practice in 2008, when he joined the firm Edward Burke Jr., and Associates, LLC, in Sag Harbor.

“Brian is extremely knowledgeable about land use and zoning. He is also a sophisticated and seasoned litigator,” says Adam M. Miller, owner of the firm. “Here on the East End, real estate is central to our economy and Brian’s expertise is already serving our clients. That said, I can’t tell you – and I won’t – how many people call us when they have a DWI or another criminal concern. We’re very excited to have him on our team.”

Mr. DeSesa is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, and the Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in New York & Eastern District Federal Court of New York. Consultations with Mr. DeSesa at The Adam Miller Group can be scheduled by calling the firm at (631) 537-1155.


King Kullen Raises $35,000 for Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank

King Kullen recently came to the aid of Long Islanders in need by hosting a “Check Out Hunger” campaign in its stores, raising $35,000. The money was donated to the Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank, which has been serving the hungry on Long Island since 1980.

“King Kullen has been a longtime supporter of the Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank,” said King Kullen Co-President Brian C. Cullen. “We are pleased to partner with our customers who contributed to ‘Check Out Hunger’ to assist Long Island Cares in its mission to provide emergency food where and when it is needed. Helping those in need in the communities we serve is a tradition that dates back to my grandfather, Michael J. Cullen, who founded King Kullen in 1930.”

In 1997, King Kullen was the first supermarket chain to participate in the annual “Check Out Hunger” campaign, a unique partnership between Long Island Cares and the shopping community in which customers can make a donation with a coupon when checking out at the supermarket register. This year’s campaign ran from October through December 31, 2015. One hundred percent of all donations go to Long Island Cares.

“King Kullen has a long history of making a difference in the fight against hunger and its customers have always been charitable in supporting our mission,” said Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank Executive Director Paule T. Pachter. “Together, we continue to help improve the lives of our neighbors on Long Island. We are very grateful to King Kullen and its customers for their steadfast support.”

Bedell Cellars’ Winemaker Dinner at Nick & Toni’s

Nick & Toni’s, 136 N. Main St., East Hampton, has announced a Winemaker Dinner which will be hosted by winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich of Bedell Cellars on Thursday, February 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature a menu created by Executive Chef Joe Realmuto and each dish will feature a Bedell Cellars wine pairing.

The menu will include Local Oysters, Pan-Seared Diver Scallops, Local Rabbit Ravioli, Wood Roasted Lamb Loin and Pavlova Poached Pears. The cost is $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are necessary and should be made through Nick & Toni’s by calling the restaurant at (631) 324-3550.