Rowdy burger at Rowdy Hall. The restaurant is relocating to Amagansett this fall. COURTESY ROWDY HALL
Rowdy Hall in East Hampton has announced it will move east this fall, to the former Indian Wells Tavern, most recently the location of Main Street Tavern. In its new location, Rowdy Hall, the popular 26-year pub/bistro, will continue to be a year-round gathering place for the local community and visitors alike. The restaurant will continue to serve the signature Rowdy classics as well as offering one of the strongest beer programs on the East End. Look for many new dining opportunities in the new location with more seating, a larger bar and an outdoor beer garden.
Rowdy Hall will remain at the current East Hampton village location at 10 Main Street through Labor Day, with a mid-September opening in Amagansett.
“We are, of course, sad to leave our location in East Hampton Village but excited to bring Rowdy to Amagansett,” said Honest Man Hospitality in a release. “The new location has some exciting opportunities that will allow us to expand our offerings.”
A signature restaurant for over a quarter century in East Hampton, Rowdy Hall has established a stellar reputation for English pub and French bistro style cuisine at reasonable prices. Local and weekend customers return regularly for the French onion soup, the salads and the famous Rowdy Burger. With a focus on locally sourced products, Rowdy Hall’s unpretentious atmosphere combined with its flawless, uncomplicated fare make it a favorite for all East Enders.
For more information on Rowdy Hall, call 631-324-8555 or visit rowdyhall.com.
After a successful winter season, East End Food Market is gearing up for an even more exciting summer with over 40 new and familiar food, farm and craft vendors offering the freshest local produce, baked goods, wine, craft beer and more.
The summer market will open on Saturday, May 27, and will continue to operate every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until the end of October. East End Food Market is a project of the nonprofit East End Food Institute, and is a celebration of the region’s rich agricultural heritage and the community’s commitment to supporting local farms and small businesses.
“We are excited to bring back the summer farmers market and provide a platform for local farmers and artisans to showcase their products,” said Kristina Tomboy, market manager. “The market is not only a place to shop for fresh, local food and local goods, but also an opportunity to connect with the people who grow and produce it.”
The market will be held outdoors during the summer months as East End Food Institute begins Phase 1 of construction on the new East End Food Hub campus, including the addition of a kitchen to the existing market building. The Hub will include the farmers market, a demonstration space for food and nutrition education, a shared community kitchen, a food processing area and a warehouse and cold storage for aggregation and distribution of locally grown and made goods.
East End Food Market is at 139 Main Road in Riverhead and is currently accepting vendor applications for the summer season. Interested applicants should apply online at riverheadmarket.org.
Mavericks, a stylish modern steakhouse with a focus on fresh East End produce and seafood, and a deep commitment to hospitality, opened in Montauk on May 5. From managing partner Vanessa Price (wine director of Wildflower Farms, an Auberge Resort Hotel and author of the wine pairing book “Big Macs & Burgundy”) and James Beard-nominated chef Jeremy Blutstein (previously of Crow’s Nest and Showfish at Gurney’s Star Island), Mavericks reimagines the traditional steakhouse with local Montauk seafood and produce, alongside a wide variety of steaks and an unmatched, extensive wine selection from around the world. Jarhn Blutstein, chef’s wife and former beverage director for the Gurney’s Montauk Group, has designed the cocktail program with an emphasis on the classics, and a few new twists. Desserts are from chef Rémy Ertaud (previously of the three Michelin starred Lé Pré Catelan in Paris).
With each table offering unobstructed views of Fort Pond (which is a hidden gem with over three miles of shoreline), Mavericks exudes a sense of warm coastal luxury and brings a totally new dining experience to the East End.
Designed in collaboration between Architecture Outfit and Damon Liss Design, Mavericks boasts westward-facing floor-to-ceiling windows that line more than half of the restaurant, offering rare sunset views. The space is easily transformed from day to night with 200 seats including an outdoor patio that sits alongside the pond, as well as a sleek indoor dining room and bar.
Diners walk in through an entryway lined with a wall made from oyster shells, before entering an airy dining and bar area. The split-level dining room space features double bleached walnut walls adorned with paintings reflecting the water surroundings, as well as one original Andy Warhol screen print from his Cow series, and a shark sculpture from contemporary artist RISK.
The 12-seat bar with custom leather stools overlooks the lower dining area which features banquette seating. The design is further elevated through unique touches such as lighting by the esteemed Kugler Ning (who created lighting for Fotografiska New York, 1 Hotel South Beach, Carnegie Hall and more) a custom light fixture by Architecture Outfit created to look like the Taurus constellation, hand milled walnut paneling, and hand-stained ash floors to further emulate the water.
The 40 seat outdoor patio will house lounge and full dining seating with sail shades and outdoor rugs for a cozy, coastal setting.
“After five years of working on this project, it is incredible to be at the point that we are opening our doors to the public,” said Vanessa Price. “We are so proud to have an accomplished team, who put in such great effort into the food and service, and outstanding design that is unparalleled for the area. While a steakhouse is a tale as old as time, hopefully Mavericks provides a fresh perspective. Surf and turf is who we are, and the story we tell.”
Mavericks is at 51 South Edgemere Street in Montauk. Leading up to Memorial Day, Mavericks is open for dinner Thursday to Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. The restaurant will then be open for lunch, après-beach and dinner. For more information, visit mavericksmontauk.com or call 631-668-8506.
Bostwick’s on the Harbor is back and kicked off the season with a May 4 opening. The restaurant offers epic sunsets paired with delicious cocktails and tasty seafood-inspired fare. New this year the restaurant will offer food to go. Take-out orders will be accepted only by calling 631-324-1150.
Bostwick’s on the Harbor is open for dinner Thursday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. No reservations are accepted. Seating is first come first serve only. Bostwick’s on the Harbor is at 39 Gann Road in East Hampton. For more information, visit bostwicksontheharbor.com.
Elaia Estiatorio, the Greek-inspired restaurant at 95 School Street in Bridgehampton, is now serving its new Persa cocktail. A fresh, tangy mix of Kleos Mastiha, Giffard Lychee, fresh-squeezed lemon, sweet pineapple juice and Q Greek grapefruit soda, it’s perfect for spring and now in season. Want to try making it a home? Here’s the recipe.
Persa by Elaia Estiatorio
1.5 oz Kleos Mastiha
.75 oz Giffard Lychee
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon
.25 oz pineapple juice
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake. Pour over an ice-filled glass. Top with Q Greek grapefruit soda. Garnish with a slice of lemon and sprig of rosemary.
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