Business: Martin Architects Basks in Glory, Fall Prix Fixes, Saunders ‘Can-Do’ Food Drive

Nick Martin of Martin Architects. Courtesy photo

Martin Architects Basks in AIA Award Glory

The Sagaponack-based Martin Architects recently received the AIA 2018 LI Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in the Residential Single Family Construction, Over $3 Million Category, for their project, Washington Estate.

“Located on a historic street on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland, this estate draws upon the essential organization and material quality of a pre-existing period house by selectively transforming the existing arrangement from a compartmentalized and introverted structure into fluid spaces which display qualities of shadows and light upon varied smooth and textured wall surfaces,” according to a press release. “A large addition to the rear of the existing house provides rooms with transparent boundaries engaging a lush surrounding landscape. The addition conceptually inverts the existing traditional language of vertical windows puncturing stereotomic, load-bearing brick walls.”

Established in 1998, Martin Architects works on modernist projects to historic, specializing in high-end residential, commercial and industrial design from New York and the tri-state area to Costa Rica, Portugal and the Caribbean.

“From inception, Martin Architects incorporates environmentally sensitive design materials and building methods into each of its projects,” the release said. “This involves the integration of energy efficient systems and design, geothermal, energy star practices, active and passive solar design, and the use of recycled and/or sustainable materials.”

For more information, call (631) 613-6555 or visit

Wölffer Kitchen Gets Down with Fall

Autumn deals are here at Wölffer Kitchen Sag Harbor.

The Main Street eatery will serve its three-course prix fixe from Sunday to Thursday, all night, for $35. Happy hour — from Tuesday to Friday, and Sunday, from 5 to 7 p.m. — will feature $5 wines and beers, and $12 cocktails. Catch the tail end during live music every Wednesday, from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information, call (631) 725-0101 or visit

Fall Prix Fixe Menu at Fresno

Only during the off-season does an East Hampton restaurant offer an appetizer and entrée prix fixe for $30 — and that is precisely what Fresno is doing, nightly, until 6:30 p.m. at 8 Fresno Place.

Appetizers include the soup of the day; Balsam Farms artisanal greens with Bartlett pears, aged Manchego cheese, pumpkin seeds and sherry vinaigrette; green garbanzo and jalapeno-lime hummus with grilled flatbread and marinated olives; and smoked local bluefish rillette with pickled red onion and crostini.

For an entrée, choose from Orecchiette, Chicken Milanese, PEI Mussels and the Fresno Burger, or add $3 for pan-seared organic salmon and $7 for the grilled Duroc pork chop and the grilled flatiron steak.

Dessert is available for an additional $5. For more information, call (631) 324-8700 or visit


Saunders & Associates Hosts “Can-Do” Thanksgiving Food Drive


For the fourth year, Saunders & Associates will hold its “Can-Do” Thanksgiving food drive, to benefit the Southampton, Bridgehampton and East Hampton Food Pantries.

Items especially needed include peanut butter, jelly, tuna fish, canned vegetables, applesauce, canned soup, canned fruits, canned pasta sauce, pasta and juices.

“Saunders & Associates invites the local community to participate in this drive,” a press release said. “Please be generous — the need is great.”

Drop off donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by Wednesday, November 14, at one of the firm’s local offices located at 14 Main Street in Southampton, 2287 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, or 26 Montauk Highway in East Hampton.

For more information, call Anne White at (631) 458-4934 or Molly Sheppard at (631) 405-3910.