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The dining room of Placēbō, the new Puerto Rican inspired restaurant at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk. COURTESY PLACEBO

The dining room of Placēbō, the new Puerto Rican inspired restaurant at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk. COURTESY PLACEBO

authorStaff Writer on Jun 13, 2024

Romanesque Pizza in East Hampton

Little Charli East Hampton is bringing its authentic Roman-style pizzas and a unique culinary experience with pizza-making classes to East Hampton. The restaurant, opened by DAE Crew founder Chris Reda, offers an intimate, rustic space with late-night hours, full menu and pizza making classes.

At the helm is pizzaiolo Salvatore Olivella, a master of authentic Roman-style pizza with a wealth of experience. Before joining Little Charli, Olivella honed his craft at renowned pizza restaurants in New York and abroad, specializing in various Italian styles, including La Vera Pizza Napoletana, La Pizza al Metro and La Pizza al Taglio. He has also been instrumental in opening some of New York’s most celebrated pizzerias, such as Rossopomodoro (Eataly), Danny Meyer’s Marta and Serafina.

At Little Charli East Hampton, Olivella showcases his expertise through a menu crafted from family recipes and a 34-hour fermentation process. The wood-burning oven, fueled by cherry and oak wood, creates a signature smoky char and crispy crust for his pizzas. Olivella’s specialty is pizza, meant to be shared family-style, especially the show-stopping Chef’s Pie or The Godfather — a meter long pie that’s perfect for a group and topped with prosciutto, burrata arugula, shallots and fresh truffle shavings.

Little Charli East Hampton also has a selection of appetizers including charcuterie, mains like veal alla Milanese and pastas and dessert options including a S’mores Pie and Italian ice. Late night hours will be until 4 a.m. on the weekends and a pizza making class will be available on Sundays and Thursdays, perfect for date nights, bridal events and even kids in the neighborhood.

Little Charli East Hampton is at 44 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton. For information, visit littlecharli.com or call 917-225-6668.

Bostwick’s Market Is Back

Bostwick’s Seafood Market has reopened for the 2024 season and is offering lobster bakes and clambakes to go as well as fresh seafood, prepared food and a stocked pantry for one stop shopping to make a delicious summer meal at home.

Lobster dinners come with corn, coleslaw, butter and lemon, and clambakes include lobster, little neck clams, mussels, potatoes, corn, white wine garlic broth, butter and lemon. Additional add-on items are available including shrimp cocktail, New England clam chowder, grilled chicken, grilled steak, guacamole and chips, mixed green salad, bread, coleslaw, watermelon and desserts. Seafood and market selections include fresh local fish, live lobsters, shellfish, Bostwick’s chowders, baked clams, crab cakes, house-made salads, prime steaks, select fresh produce, breads, desserts, assorted beverages and select pantry items.

Catered clambakes are also available with a minimum of 40 guests. Bostwick’s Seafood Market is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bostwick’s Seafood Market is at 283 Pantigo Road in East Hampton. Call 631-324-2700 for details.

Puerto Rican Flair at Ruschmeyer’s

Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk has launched a new bar and lounge — Placēbō and Don Jaguar’s. El Grupo SN — the hospitality group behind Somewhere Nowhere and 9 Jones in Manhattan — is marking its expansion into hotel management and operations by venturing east to Ruschmeyer’s hotel, restaurant and bar.

As part of the venture, co-founders Nathan Leong and Sameer Qureshi have reimagined the restaurant spaces with fresh food and beverage concepts. The group has launched two new food and beverage concepts for the season — Placēbō, a Puerto Rican New American fusion restaurant, and Don Jaguar’s as the new backroom lounge.

Placēbō’s menu fuses New York City energy with a Latin flair as a vibrant dinner destination to match the atmosphere. Spearheaded by Chef Sandy Dee Hall, Puerto Rican flavors and timeless New York classics come together with playful twists on familiar favorites on dishes like linguine with clams, Wagyu risotto paella, scallop pot pie, whole fried red snapper and more.

Placēbō’s decor transports guests to the lush landscapes of Puerto Rico, where co-owner Leong hails. For a more intimate evening within Placēbō is Don Jaguar’s — a speakeasy lounge with leopard-accent decor with seductive cocktails and bites to match the room’s vibe.

The cocktail program follows suit, with Latin-inspired takes on classic cocktails alongside a curated selection of local brews and summer staples.

“We’re thrilled to infuse Ruschmeyer’s experience with our signature blend of Montauk charm and NYC-style hospitality,” says Leong. “This season marks a fresh start, and Placēbō is just the beginning. Guests can expect a reimagined Ruschmeyer’s experience with exciting new concepts to be revealed.”

Placēbō and Don Jaguar are located at Ruschmeyer’s, 161 Second House Road in Montauk. Visit placeborestaurant.com for details.

Sing Along at Almond

Almond Restaurant and Bar is shifting its world-famous karaoke night to Thursdays. Every Thursday starting at 9:30 p.m. patrons are welcome to choose their favorite tune to belt out. Hosted by DJ Carlos Lama, Karaoke Thursday will run until midnight each Saturday.

Almond Restaurant is at 1 Ocean Road in Bridgehampton. Call 631-537-5665 or visit almondrestaurant.com for details.

Get Happy at Bostwick’s on the Harbor

Bostwick’s on the Harbor is serving up Happy Hour from Monday to Friday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the bar and lounge only. Drink specials include: $6 draft beers, $12 select house wines and $12 specialty cocktails. Also available are sunset bar bites including shrimp cocktail ($15), Peconic oysters on the half shell ($16), local little neck clams on the half shell ($12), yellowfin tuna poke ($18), New England clam chowder ($10), chicken pot stickers ($12), crispy goat cheese croquettes ($14), lobster roll (market price), and truffle-parmesan fries ($10).

Bostwick’s on the Harbor is open Thursday through Monday and will be expanding hours in mid-June. Bostwick’s on the Harbor is at 39 Gann Road in East Hampton. For more information, visit bostwicksontheharbor.com or call 631-324-1150.

Village Bistro Is Now Serving Lunch and Happy Hour Offerings

East Hampton’s newest French-American bistro (located in the former Rowdy Hall space on Main Street) is now serving lunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Lunch service kicked off on June 7, and the diverse menu features both classic and new innovative French American dishes. Offerings include a niçoise salad, the Village Bistro signature burger and the heirloom tomato tart.

In addition to these extended dining hours, the restaurant will begin hosting a daily happy hour. Available every day of the week, guests can indulge in $10 margaritas and rosé wine, offered exclusively during happy hour. Additionally, the menu includes $1 oysters, Village Bistro chicken wings and the prime rib dip served on a brioche bun with horseradish cream and au jus.

For more information about Village Bistro, including menu options and reservations, visit villagebistroeh.com. Village Bistro is at 10 Main Street in East Hampton.

Live Summer Music Schedule at Navy Beach Restaurant

Navy Beach has announced its live music schedule for the summer.

Friday, July 5 - CK Beats, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 6 - Rum Punch Mafia, 5 p.m.

Friday, July 12 - DJ Scotty, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday July 13 - Lina Maxine, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, July 19 - CK Beats, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 20 - Rum Punch Mafia, 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 27 - Lina Maxine, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, August 2 - CK Beats, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 3 - Rum Punch Mafia, 5 p.m.

Friday, August 9 - DJ Scotty, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 10 - Lina Maxine, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 31 - Rum Punch Mafia, 5 p.m.

Reservations for tables may be made at navybeach.com. Navy Beach is at 16 Navy Road in Montauk.

Celebrate Independence Day at N’AMO

On Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5, N’AMO, Montauk’s new Italian-American restaurant, will offer a special Fourth of July lunch service. Lunch will be served both days from noon to 4 p.m., just like its Saturday and Sunday hours. N’AMO is at 474 West Lake Drive in Montauk. For details, visit namoseafood.com

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