Business: Halloween Hits the East End, Old Orchard on Winning Streak, Fall Restaurant Specials

Sally and Jack the Pumpkin King at Rowdyween. John Musnicki photo.

Halloween Hits East End

Play your trick-or-treats right, and you could celebrate Halloween almost all week long.

Indian Wells Tavern — located at 117 Main Street in Amagansett — will kick off the weekend with a Halloween Party on Friday, October 26, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring a live DJ, beer and drink specials, and $100 gift cards to the best male and female costumes in the house.

Tavern gift baskets will also be awarded for most revealing, best couple, best group, scariest, funniest and most original costumes. There will be a $10 cover at the door. For more information, call (631) 267-0400.

On Saturday night, safely party hop between Solé East, The Clubhouse and The Springs Tavern, which will each host Halloween festivities of their own.

The Montauk restaurant invites all monsters, ghouls, witches and ghosts to celebrate the spooky holiday in The Backyard starting at 8 p.m., with free bar food, drink specials and a live DJ. Come in costume and be entered to win a weekend stay.

Admission is free, and room rates start at $199. For more information, call (631) 668-2105 or visit

In East Hampton, The Clubhouse invites you — if you dare — to its first Halloween Costume Bash starting at 8 p.m., hosted by Justin from 101.7 The Beach. For the costume contest, first place wins a $500 Clubhouse gift card, second place gets a $200 gift card and third place gets a $100 gift card.

For more information, call (631) 537-BOWL or visit

The Springs Tavern in East Hampton will host a two-part celebration starting Friday, October 26, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., with drink specials and live music by DJ Chile and DJ Matty Nice. A $100 gift certificate will be awarded for best costume, and a $50 gift card will be awarded for best male and female costume. Montauk Brewing Company will award giveaways for most revealing, best couple, best group, scariest, funniest and most original costumes.

The next night, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., swing by for “Scaryoke” with The Divas Karaoke as your hosts and pizza as prizes for best costume.

Cover charge is $10 on Friday and free admission on Saturday. For more information, call (631) 527-7800 or visit

And finally, Rowdy Hall — located at 10 Main Street in the Parrish Mews in East Hampton — will hold its 19th annual “Rowdyween” party on Wednesday, October 31, from 7:30 p.m. until the witching hour. Advance admission for $30, or $35 at the door, entitles revelers to one drink, Rowdy snacks, $5 drafts and $6 well drinks, and live music from Little Head Thinks. There will be $500 in cash prizes awarded for the best costumes.

Come in costume, or don’t come at all. For more information, call (631) 324-8555.

Old Orchard in East Hampton. Image courtesy of Blaze Makoid

Old Orchard Keeps Up Winning Streak

Blaze Makoid Architecture is no stranger to receiving accolades for its Old Orchard project in East Hampton — having won a 2017 Archi Award at the AIA Long Island Chapter’s 53rd Annual Archi Awards.

This year, the Bridgehampton firm did it again, but this time, for the property’s pool house in the Small Project, “Under $3 Million” category.

“Drawing on the language of the main house, this project uses a long metal-clad frame as the organizing element for a 200-square-foot pool house,” according to a press release. “An afromosia-clad changing room with bath slips under the frame, cleaving the space into a lounge replete with fireplace, mini bar and trellis on one side, and a pair of outdoor showers on the other. Elevating the terrace above the pool deck and locating it on axis with the elevated entry of the main house, created a dialogue between the two. The result is a cohesive composition that celebrates the beauty of the surrounding wooded preserve.”

Earlier this month, Blaze Makoid Architecture opens its doors for AIA Peconic’s “First Friday” of October showcasing their new space, process and latest projects. The series is the latest program developed by AIA Peconic, fostering cross-pollination of ideas and introductions between architects, designers, collaborators and clients in the region.

For more information, visit

Stop & Shop Bids Artificial Ingredients Adieu

In a landmark commitment, Stop & Shop has pledged to make its private brand products cleaner and more natural by removing all artificial flavors, preservatives and sweeteners, synthetic colors, MSGs, and high-fructose corn syrup by 2025.

The company will also continue product innovations that reduce salt and sugar, advance transparency and sustainable chemistry practices used in products and packaging, and dramatically reduce plastic and packaging waste, according to a press release.

“Stop & Shop customers have made it very clear they care about the ingredients in the food they eat and they want products that are free of all artificial ingredients,” Steve Kienzle, senior vice president of Sales and Operations South Market for Stop & Shop. “We are very pleased to be able to deliver great tasting food with a cleaner label.”

Additionally, Stop & Shop plans to produce more allergen-free products and will further strengthen its guidelines for Nature’s Promise, its free-from and organic brand.

For more information, visit

Fall Specials at Nick & Toni’s

What is fall without pizza made fresh in the wood-burning oven?

Nick & Toni’s doesn’t intend to find out.

The East Hampton restaurant, located at 136 North Main Street in East Hampton, has welcomed cooler temperatures with the return of seasonal pizzas, from Classic Margherita for $10 to Zucca, roasted butternut squash, speck and Grana Padano for $21. The full selection will be available from Sunday to Thursday only — so grab them while they’re hot.

Also on deck is the choice prix fixe, with three different price points for diners to consider, from Sunday through Friday — except Tuesday — at 6 p.m. The Simply Dinner includes a romaine or mixed greens salad, any pasta entrée or pizza, and two scoops of gelato or sorbetto for $32. The next tier, the N&T Classic for $37, includes a romaine salad or penne appetizer, roasted chicken entrée and a quarter Tartufo. And the Chef’s Choice, for $45, leaves zero guesswork. It is simply the appetizer, entrée and dessert of the day, no questions asked.

A special social hour menu will be available Monday to Friday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pair a small plate with a NT Blackberry Rita — Gran Centenario Tequila, Garden Blackberry Shrub Cointreau, fresh lime and fresh lemon sour — or a Jungle Bird, with light and dark rum, Campari, fresh lime juice and cold pressed pineapple juice.

For more information, call (631) 324-3550.