Cheese and Beer at Nick and Toni’s Next Week (and More Beer at Townline BBQ in a Couple of Weeks)

For all your East End readers who lament that we only hold fun Edible happenings in the city–like the recent Brooklyn Uncorked and the upcoming Good Beer–listen up! Not only will restaurants from both Forks be serving Eat Drink Local special prix fixe menus during our statewide, weeklong celebration (how’s that for Edible events?), but reservations are now being taken for two beery food events–the first at Nick and Toni’s next Thursday, June 9, and the second at Townline BBQ on June 26.

So, if you missed the deets when we announced the events a few weeks ago over tacos at La Fondita, first up is an early evening cheese and beer pairing at Nick & Toni’s, featuring American farmstead cheeses from Lucy’s Whey alongside beers from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and Fire Island Beer Company. Last year’s version of this event with the same players sold out fast, so we’re taking over even more of the restaurant this year. The event will run from 5-6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $25 and will include 15% off dinner, if you stay for dinner. Email or call the restaurant for reservations, 631.324.3550. Spots are still available.

And, with beer still on the mind, on June 26, Townline BBQ in Sagaponack will host a beer and BBQ party to help kick off Eat Drink Local on the East End. The all-inclusive party will run from 4-7 p.m., cost $40 ($15 for children age 12 and under) and feature a wide selection of Long Island beers on tap at Townline–not unlike the amazing selection you will find at Good Beer on July 27–and dishes that Chef Realmuto will prepare to celebrate Eat Drink Local’s 7 Ingredients. (In case you haven’t heard what this year’s ingredients are, read here.) The menu details aren’t all in, but there was talk of roasting a whole lamb (one ingredient) and a whole pig, smoking oysters (a second ingredient), topping the lamb with green garlic and yogurt (two more ingredients), and finishing with strawberry-rhubarb cobbler (the last two ingredients). Realmuto said he’ll also work in some peas (the final ingredient), but he’s keeping that a secret for now. Call Townline, 631.537.2271, to reserve your space or check back here for event updates.