Food & Wine

The Beacon Opens May 12

The Beacon in Sag Harbor will open for its 23rd season on Wednesday, May 12. Dinner service will begin at 5:30 p.m. and new this season will be an intimate downstairs patio to help increase seating and allow for more outdoor dining.

Hen Of The Woods Opens in Southampton

On Saturday, May 1, Hen of the Woods market officially opens its doors in Southampton Village. Located at 48 Hampton Road, the store is taking over a part of the dining area from La Parmigiana and features out-of-the-ordinary, responsibly sourced, gourmet pantry staples and other items.

Gurney’s Adds Three to its Team

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa has been joined by three new members to its food and beverage and events team — Robert Hamburg as executive chef, Kate Killoran as food and beverage director; and Lesley Blackburn as director of catering and conference services.

A New Lifestyle Podcast and Radio Show with George Hirsch

The WNET Group, parent company of WLIW-FM, and Hirsch Media are partnering to produce “George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio,” a new public radio program and podcast that will explore a range of lifestyle topics. The new program is slated to premiere in fall 2021 on 88.3 WLIW-FM and

A Disastrous Winter That Never Came For Restaurants

A Disastrous Winter That Never Came For Restaurants

Catering Industry, Left Reeling After 2020, Finds Itself Still Stuck In Limbo

A coalition of catering companies took their concerns to state Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and the East End Supervisors and Mayor’s Association, which have appealed to the governor’s office for new guidance. Mr. Thiele said he has arranged a conference call with representatives of the industry and the governor’s office on Wednesday.

Old Stove Pub Now Offers Sushi

Last June, Southampton native Joe DeCristofaro reopened the legendary Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack, which has been a veritable culinary fixture on the East End since 1967, and even in the midst of the pandemic, found a following that he expects will continue this season.

‘Bungalows By The Sea’ Come To Gurney’s Montauk

Gurney’s Montauk recently unveiled its Bungalows by the Sea, partnering with Jung Lee, acclaimed event designer and founder of Fête, to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

Spring Trio from the Loaves & Fishes Farm Series

The spring trio of cookbooks in the Loaves & Fishes Farm Series is available for preorder now at and will be available at the Loaves & Fishes Foodstore at 50 Sagg Main Road in Sagaponack, or the Loaves & Fishes Cookshop at 2266 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton.

A New Farmers Market Comes to Riverhead

Beginning this weekend, Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue will host a farmers market on the first Saturday of every month.

Enjoy Some Easter Eats

If you haven't yet made plans for Easter dinner and don't feel like cooking, here are a few newly-added options to check out.

Foodstuffs: Special Menus For Passover And Easter

Easter and Passover will soon be here. This year, celebrate by letting one of many East End restaurants prepare your holiday dinner.

Stacy Dermont Signs Copies of ‘The Hamptons Kitchen’ on the North Fork

Saturday, April 3, from noon to 4 p.m., Sag Harbor author Stacy Dermont will be on the North Fork to sign copies of “The Hamptons Kitchen” (Norton), which she co-wrote with Hillary Davis and features color photography depicting the East End by Barbara Lassen. The book’s foreword, titled “Tasty Memories,” was penned by the authors’ dear friend, and internationally recognized food critic, Gael Greene.

Honest Plate Brings Healthy Food Home

Back in January 2020, chefs Jon Albrecht of Hampton Bays and Nick Reisini of Sag Harbor teamed up with Ashley Heather, founder of The Spur co-working space in Water Mill, to launch Honest Plate, a new food delivery service on the East End. But Albrecht and Reisini could never have imagined just how ideally suited their new business venture would be for the times.

Foodstuffs: A French Pop-Up, Chowder on the Horizon, and Easter To Go

Bostwick’s Chowder House will reopen for the 2021 season on Thursday, March 25, L&W Market is cooking up Easter specials to go, Art Of Eating has specials to stock your freezer and serve for Passover and there's a new pop-up French restaurant to check out in Hampton Bays.

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