Eats to Know and MTK Festival Ticket Giveaway

The MTK Festival features a curated list of bands, to be paired with suds from Bing beer bars at stage right, and a childrens space courtesy of Playful Gardens.

Unless you’ve been living under a clamshell, you’ve heard about the MTK Festival, the inaugural musical coming together nestled in the woods north of Wainscott that–not unlike Edible magazine when it comes to food culture–offers a curated selection of boutique bands for your enjoyment. Headlined by Vampire Weekend (who doesn’t like vampires nowadays?) and Bright Eyes, the event offers two full days of music on August 13 and 14.

Edible East End is a proud partner in the festival (and is looking forward to hearing Chromeo’s set): we’ve been suggesting what concert goers might eat for a thorough immersion in East End food culture; we also helped select some of the beers being served.

And we are pleased to offer two giveaways contests, each for a pair of two-day General Admission passes. (The pair is valued at $390.)

First, the more interactive contest, we invite you to comment below with your vote for the best song about food. (For inspiration, check out these picks from the Village Voice’s Robert Sietsema.)

Second, subscribe to Edible between today and Aug. 4, and we’ll enter you in a drawing for another pair of VIP tickets.

Winners for both will be announced on Aug. 7.

Beyond the food and drink (and music, of course), MTK is setting some new standards for creative programming. Our friend, Milo, has been blogging about concert fashion. And, for parents and kids alike, our friends at Playful Gardens are sponsoring a children’s garden on the festival grounds, where parents can “escape to this whimsical space to relax while the little ones explore the natural elements.” Look for a return to nature with the teepee village, nature arts and crafts, sensory gardens, planting activities, a magical tree castle with a secret hideaway, and “a water pump and elaborate shading” to ensure keeping cool under the August sun. Call 631.377.6553 or visit for
more information.

(Note to city readers: The MTA just added late-night, westbound service for, in the words of festival organizers, “all the people in the NYC-Metro area that don’t want to spend the night out in the Hamptons, you can now come enjoy the festival all day, and be back at your local bar telling your friends all about it by 2AM on either day!”)



Brian is the editor in chief of Edible East End, Edible Long Island, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn. He writes from his home in Sag Harbor, New York, where he and his family tend a home garden and oysters. He is also obsessed with ducks, donuts and dumplings.

  • Lola

    music by joss stone featuring lauryn hill

  • Gibson

    Don Mclean -“American Pie”

  • Nikki

    you turn me on, i’m a radio by joni mitchell

  • “The Late Greats” by Wilco

  • Karen

    Heart Songs -Weezer

  • “Turn On Your Radio” by Harry Nilsson

  • Sara Murray

    M. Ward- Sad, Sad Song

  • Sara Murray

    Cat Power- Sad, Sad Song

  • “Cheeseburger in Paradise”- Jimmy Buffett
     (‘Paradise’ being East Hampton, NY of course! 🙂

  • Lm80466p

    Stevie Ray Vaughan – Oreo Cookie Blues

  • Karmusewicz

    “Chocolate”-The Snow Patrol

  • Anonymous

     “Peaches” by The Presidents of the United States of America

  • Ruben S

    “Vegetables” by The Beach Boys

  • Alyce Woolley

    “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson

  • Teanna

    “Peaches” by Presidents of the United States of America

  • Nikki

    EDIBLEEASTEND you changed the contest from songs about music to songs about food?! I wouldn’t have done “you turn me on, i’m a radio” by joni mitchell LOL

    So this is my new submission for SONGS ABOUT FOOD….

    Sweet Pea by Amos Lee 🙂

    Thanks guys!

  • Nicole

    fatty needs a fix by those darlins

  • Karen

    since the topic has changed from music to food I’ll change my answer to a different weezer song -pork and beans! ha! thank you!!!

  • @a278d2c2facdbaebabc68d83dcd4ab75:disqus , @28dc7e6fcb868857e9cc15a2db65907f:disqus , We did change the contest after a few people had already commented. Sorry. It was a typo. It was supposed to be songs about “food,” not songs about “music.” But all comments will still be counted, and we appreciate the extra effort.

  • Animal Crackers In My Soup by Shirley Temple
    Hot Potatoes by The Kinks
    Magic Ckicken! by the Aquabats
    or evenGreen Onions by Booker T & the MGs

  • how will the winner be notified? thanks!
    also how can I subscribe to Edible to be entered?

  • keith

    it’s Eat It! c’mon people!

  • Nicole

    thanks guys much appreciated!!!! 🙂

  • Buckwheat Boyz – Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!

  • Cold War Kids – Red Wine, Success!   (wine is a food right? haha) if not then

    Bright Eyes – Bowl of Oranges

  • @facebook-8800120:disqus . Yes, wine is a food, in this case. Or, at least, “songs about wine,” (“Spill the Wine,” by Eric Burton and the Animals) would also qualify for this contest. And you get props for naming a song from the concert headliner.

  • BigJuliefromChicago

    Capt. Beefheart – Big Eyed Beans from VenusHerbie Hancock – Watermelon ManCookie Monster – C is for CookieDizzy Gillespie – MantecaDizzy Gillespie – Salt PeanutsRC Cola & A Moon PieFrank Zappa – Call Any Vegtable

  • ‘Horchata’ by Vampire Weekend perhaps?

  • NBH259

    lilac wine – jeff buckley version

  • NBH259

    the whole damn thing – those darlins’

  • NBH259

    Honey – Best Coast

  • Dave Matthews Band – Cornbread
    Descendents – I Like Food
    Beatles – Wild Honey Pie
    Squeeze – Black Coffee in Bed

  • Diane Guest

    margaritaville – jimmy buffett!

  • Nikki

    cherry bomb! – the runaways

    milk & cereal – g. love & special sauce

    combination pizza hut and taco bell – das racist

    satan gave me a taco – beck

  • NBH259

    a case of you – joni mitchell

    she don’t use jelly – the flaming lips

    tangerine – led zeppelin

    the lemon song – led zeppelin

  • NBH259

    peaches & cream – beck

    punky’s dilemma – simon & garfunkel

    when i drink – the avett brothers

    ice melts – matt & kim

  • Great entries, all around. You have until the end of today (Aug. 5) to enter and we’ll announce the winner on Monday.