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Foodstuffs: Rowdy Opening, Seven Fishes, Wine Dinner, Hot Coffee and Igloos

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Corey Creek Vineyards and Tap Room are in Southold. COURTESY COREY CREEK

Corey Creek Vineyards and Tap Room are in Southold. COURTESY COREY CREEK

On December 7, enjoy a four-course dinner from R.AIRE and Chef Alex Bujoreanu. DOUG YOUNG

On December 7, enjoy a four-course dinner from R.AIRE and Chef Alex Bujoreanu. DOUG YOUNG

On December 7, enjoy a four-course dinner from R.AIRE and Chef Alex Bujoreanu. DOUG YOUNG

On December 7, enjoy a four-course dinner from R.AIRE and Chef Alex Bujoreanu. DOUG YOUNG

Nick & Toni’s hosts a “Feast of the Seven Fishes Wine Dinner” on December 7. KELSEY RODEN

Nick & Toni’s hosts a “Feast of the Seven Fishes Wine Dinner” on December 7. KELSEY RODEN

Nick & Toni’s hosts a “Feast of the Seven Fishes Wine Dinner” on December 7. KELSEY RODEN

Nick & Toni’s hosts a “Feast of the Seven Fishes Wine Dinner” on December 7. KELSEY RODEN

Nick & Toni’s hosts a “Feast of the Seven Fishes Wine Dinner” on December 7. KELSEY RODEN

Nick & Toni’s hosts a “Feast of the Seven Fishes Wine Dinner” on December 7. KELSEY RODEN

authorStaff Writer on Nov 27, 2023

Iconic Rowdy Hall Opens in Amagansett

Rowdy Hall has opened its doors at its new location. After 26 years on Main Street in East Hampton, Rowdy has settled into its new home at 177 Main Street in Amagansett. Owned and operated by the Honest Man Hospitality team, which also owns and operates Nick & Toni’s, Coche Comedor, La Fondita and Townline BBQ, Rowdy Hall will continue to be a year-round gathering place for the local community and visitors alike.

“We are excited to open our doors in Amagansett welcoming the community that has been so supportive of us over the past 26 years,” said owner Mark Smith. “We can’t wait for you to join us for dinner or a pint at the bar.”

The menu at the new Rowdy Hall has many of the pub/bistro’s signature items that have been favorites for over 20 years including the beloved Rowdy burger, French onion soup, Roquefort-walnut salad, fish and chips, croque monsieur, pan roasted chicken and steak frites. New items debuting on the menu this fall include: roasted cod fish brandade with beurre blanc and wilted greens; duck and smoked pork cassoulet with white beans and Halsey apples; cider brined Berkshire pork chop with red cabbage and mustard sauce; and Moroccan cauliflower with pearl cous cous, apricots, almonds and lemon paprika dressing. A new “boards” section features a selection of charcuterie items to customize a snacking board of imported cheeses, paté and meats with traditional accompaniments such as grilled bread, cornichons, and marinated olives. A daily special selection is offered each day as follows: Sunday, prime rib, Monday, Ed’s meatloaf, Tuesday, butternut squash lasagna, Wednesday, seafood stew and Thursday, fried chicken. Finally, a raw bar section offers a selection of seasonal bivalves such as oysters, littleneck clams and shrimp cocktail. Rounding out the menu are some new and favorite desserts including the bread pudding, chocolate mousse and OG chocolate fudge cake with two newbies, warm Halsey Farm apple strudel and profiteroles.

Known for one of the strongest beer programs on the East End, Rowdy’s taps will be flowing with a curated selection of local, regional, and imported favorites including Brooklyn Brewery, Schlafly Beer, Springs Brewery, Captain Lawrence, Radiant Pig and a forever tap, Guinness stout. The Rowdy Rumble tasting flight returns offering three draught pours. The wine by the glass selection will span red, white, rose and bubbles with an option for a tasting flight of three pours also available. New cocktail concoctions feature some familiar favorites from sister properties including the Ranch Water, Cuba Libre and Upleveled G&T, while new highlights such as Root of All Evil with St. George Absinthe Verte, Abita Louisiana Root Beer and star anise and Martinez with Barr Hill “Tom Cat” Old Tom Gin, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Tximista Vermut Rojo del Pais Basc and Bitter Truth Grapefruit Bitters.

Rowdy Hall is open seven days a week as follows: Monday through Thursday 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9 p.m.

Suhru Wine Dinner at R.AIRE

On Thursday, December 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy a four-course dinner from R.AIRE’s Chef Alex Bujoreanu. Winemaker Russell Hearn from Suhru Wines will be pairing his wine with each course while explaining the different processes for each varietal of wine presented.

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased via Resy. R.AIRE at The Hampton Maid is at 259 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. Visit for details.

Gurney’s Igloos by the Sea Are Back

The Retreat is once again partnering with Gurney’s Montauk as one of the beneficiaries of its famed igloos, which will be open daily through March 31, 2024.

Outdoors on Gurney’s deck are six heated igloos overlooking the ocean. Guests can stay warm and refreshed with an all new special bites and curated cocktail menu. A $50 per reservation fee upon booking will be donated to The Retreat, Concerned Citizens of Montauk, Montauk Historical Society and Project Most. Igloos can be reserved for up to six people with a two-hour time limit and with a $100 minimum spend on food and beverage.

“We are so excited that the igloos are back! And of course, we’re so thankful to be one of the organizations that is benefiting from this seasonal seaside treat,” said Loretta K. Davis, executive director of The Retreat. “Gurney’s stands out as a large business that continues to show support for the East End community as well as for The Retreat. It’s these types of relationships that keep our community strong.”

Gurney’s Montauk is at 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk. Reservations for the igloos are available on OpenTable.

The Retreat is a safe haven for families in crisis across Suffolk County. The not-for-profit agency provides comprehensive domestic violence services for children and adults, support for survivors, and violence prevention community education. If you or someone you know needs help, call The Retreat’s 24-hour hotline at 631-329-2200. For more information visit allagainstabuse.

Holidays at Hampton Coffee

Hampton Coffee Company’s special holiday menu is here for the season. All month, the locally-owned espresso bars and cafés in Water Mill, Westhampton Beach, Southampton, Aquebogue, Montauk and Center Moriches are featuring a variety of special holiday beverages, warm seasonal bakery, and delicious hot breakfast and lunch specials made fresh.

New for this season are its Holiday Cookie Shaken Espresso and Gingerbread Cookie Shaken Cold Brew. The drinks feature the roastery’s exclusive Hampton Espresso Blend or bold home-brewed Cold Brew bursting with holiday flavors and decorations. A great way to recharge in the middle of holiday shopping and errands.

Returning this season is the Peppermint Mocha, now available iced or hot with whipped cream and authentic candy cane pieces, and of course, the famous made-to-order hot cocoa is available year-round with choice of milk or nondairy alternative.

Pair any of these handmade holiday beverages with the new Cinnamon Scone, hand-crafted and baked every morning in each of the cafés. If you’re looking for an afternoon treat or something to bring to a holiday event, Hampton Coffee is featuring “Gingerbread Guys.” Homemade-from-scratch by the nonprofit South Fork Bakery, purchase of these soft flavorful cookies benefits adults with special needs in the community.

Looking for a hot breakfast or lunch to keep you going? There is the Fan Favorite Spicy Baja Breakfast Wrap and a new menu addition, a Turkey Brie and Cranberry Panino, both served all day.

Plus, through New Year’s, limited-edition Hampton Holiday Blend coffee has returned and is a delicious sweet and savory warming wintry blend of locally roasted Direct Trade Organic coffee with real cinnamon and authentic holiday spices. If you can’t get to one of the cafés, order online at

Feasting on Seven Fishes

Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton will host a special wine pairing dinner on Thursday, December 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The “Feast of the Seven Fishes Wine Dinner” will feature a six-course menu crafted by Chef de Cuisine Courtney Sypher Barylski and Pastry Chef Kelsey Roden, paired with Italian wines chosen by Beverage Director Chimene Macnaughton. The cost is $175 per person, plus tax and gratuity, for the dinner. Wines from the menu will be available with special event pricing preorder directly through Jacques Franey of Domaine Franey on the night of the event.

For reservations go to Nick & Toni’s is at 136 North Main Street, East Hampton. For details, call 631-324-3550 or visit

Friday Night Flights

Corey Creek Tap Room hosts Friday Night Flights every week from 4 to 8 p.m. Guests may enjoy live music while they sip hand crafted wine and enjoy bites from local food trucks. The music schedule for December, subject to change, is as follows:

Friday, December 8: Ahmad Ali and GoodFood Mattituck

Friday, December 15: Jeff LeBlanc and North Sea Tavern

Friday, December 22: Robin Sidor and Encanto Crepes

Friday, December 29: Paris Ray and Encanto Crepes

Corey Creek Tap Room is at 45470 Main Road in Southold. Visit for details.

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