I am infatuated with heirloom tomatoes. At the end of summer, when they make their debut at farmers markets in all their miraculous glory, it’s move over beefsteak, you are a bore. The variety of colors, shapes, flavors and sizes heirlooms come in is overwhelming and at times magical; blue tomatoes anyone?
The actual village of Sag Harbor isn’t even a mile long, and they still manage to have food for every tastebud. It’s hard to list them all. Here are some of my favorites.
Joe’s Garage, the new barbecue restaurant in Riverhead, will be holding cooking classes throughout the fall directed by their chef, Brian Burner. The classes will include cooking tips, a three-course tasting menu with a beer and wine pairing and a recipe book to take home.
The Montauk Friends of Erin and the Kiwanis of East Hampton had such a great time last year at their first seafood festival that they’re doing it again next weekend. The Second Annual Montauk Seafood Festival will start at noon on Saturday, Sept. 13 and go until 5 p.m. The same hours will apply Sunday, Sept. 14. There will be bands, seafood, a snapper derby for the kids, local beer and wine.
The Chew, the ABC afternoon show about food featuring well known chefs and lifestyle gurus, was making its way around the South Fork yesterday filming for an upcoming episode. At the center of the tour was Jeff Negron, known to many on the East End as one of Slow Food East End’s master farmers.
Don’t get me wrong, Candy Kitchen’s ice cream is unbelievable, but their grilled cheese is on a whole other level.