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Foodstuffs: 'Sips of Summer,' Sweet Partnership, Tacos and Tequila and More

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Rowdy Hall's Carajillo Chilango with For Five espresso and Licor 43. COURTESY ROWDY HALL

Rowdy Hall's Carajillo Chilango with For Five espresso and Licor 43. COURTESY ROWDY HALL

Levain Bakery's decadent Black & White Cookie is available at the Wainscott location for a very short time. MARK WEINBERG

Levain Bakery's decadent Black & White Cookie is available at the Wainscott location for a very short time. MARK WEINBERG

Levain Bakery's decadent Black & White Cookie is available at the Wainscott location for a very short time. MARK WEINBERG

Levain Bakery's decadent Black & White Cookie is available at the Wainscott location for a very short time. MARK WEINBERG

Rowdy Hall's Carajillo Chilango with For Five espresso and Licor 43. COURTESY ROWDY HALL

Rowdy Hall's Carajillo Chilango with For Five espresso and Licor 43. COURTESY ROWDY HALL

Brunch and late night menu items are now available at Rowdy Hall in Amagansett. COURTESY ROWDY HALL

Brunch and late night menu items are now available at Rowdy Hall in Amagansett. COURTESY ROWDY HALL

Outdoor dining at Rowdy Hall in Amagansett. COURTESY ROWDY HALL

Outdoor dining at Rowdy Hall in Amagansett. COURTESY ROWDY HALL

Wyclef Jean performing at Calissa in Water Mill in 2023. He will return to Calissa this summer 
for an August 1 concert. ARAM BUSUIOC

Wyclef Jean performing at Calissa in Water Mill in 2023. He will return to Calissa this summer for an August 1 concert. ARAM BUSUIOC

Wyclef Jean performing at Calissa in Water Mill in 2023. He will return to Calissa this summer for an August 1 concert. ARAM BUSUIOC

Wyclef Jean performing at Calissa in Water Mill in 2023. He will return to Calissa this summer for an August 1 concert. ARAM BUSUIOC

authorStaff Writer on Jul 8, 2024

“Sips of Summer” Delves Into Craft Beer

The Express Magazine’s “Sips of Summer” series continues on Thursday, July 18, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with “The Next Generation of Craft Beer,” an event at Kidd Squid Brewing Company in Sag Harbor that will allow guests to sample different beers from some local breweries and hear behind-the-scenes information on the brewing process. Master brewers from Kidd Squid, übergeek and North Fork Brewing will take part. Light bites from Page at 63 Main will be served.

“[Guests] have the opportunity to get a lot more insight into the process and get to know us just personally,” said Rory McEvoy, who opened Kidd Squid, a licensed farm brewery that creates a variety of different beers using local produce, in summer 2022.

Alongside McEvoy, presenters will include Peter Barraud of North Fork Brewing Company and Rob Raffa of übergeek. They will share some insights about their top brews, giving guests a more personal connection to the beers they taste.

All three breweries focus on using local agriculture to create their beers. übergeek prides itself on using unconventional ingredients to develop unique brews. North Fork Brewing Company is a farm brewery that uses the hops that grow in its own hopyard, as well as hops, grains, fruits and vegetables from various North Fork farms, Barraud said.

Tickets are $40 at eventbrite.com. Kidd Squid Brewing Company is at 11 Spring Street in Sag Harbor.

Sweet Partnership at Carissa’s Bakery

Kith Treats (the cereal-infused ice cream parlor from luxury lifestyle and fashion brand Kith) is teaming up with Carissa’s Bakery this summer to launch four limited time specials, each featuring a pastry from the iconic James Beard Award-winning Hampton’s institution.

All four treats are now available at Carissa’s Bakery’s East Hampton location, 68 Newtown Lane, through September 2.

The specials are: Hazelnut Croissant (vanilla ice cream infused with Carissa’s hazelnut croissant and Kariot hazelnut cream cereal, topped with Nutella drizzle and crushed hazelnuts); Chocolate Chip Miso Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich (vanilla ice cream infused with Carissa’s chocolate chip miso cookie, sandwiched between two caramel-lined chocolate chip miso cookies dipped in milk chocolate with Cocoa Pebbles and toasted sesame topping); Monkey Bread (vanilla ice cream infused with Carissa’s monkey bread, cinnamon toast crunch and Cocoa Pebbles, topped with Carissa’s salted caramel drizzle and cinnamon sugar); the Bouchon (vanilla and chocolate ice cream blend infused with Carissa’s chocolate Bouchon and chocolate cake crunch, topped with chocolate drizzle and Cocoa Puffs).

Tacos and Tequila in the Heart of Southampton Village

Uno Mas Southampton, a taco and tequila hot spot on Hampton Road, recently opened its doors and is the newest restaurant in the heart of Southampton Village. This marks the third East End restaurant for restaurateurs Jess Gouws and Gary Spangler, who also have two Bamboo locations, one in Southampton and a second which opened earlier this summer in Montauk.

“We are excited to expand outside of the Bamboo franchise and try something a little different,” stated Gouws. “My partner and I have been working on this one for quite some time and when discussing with our head chef, Raul Cruz, it was a no brainer.”

Incredible tacos with a West Coast flair will set this restaurant apart from the rest.

“Gary was born in California so there is a lot of inspiration,” Gouws added.

“Tijuana-style tacos have always been my go to and something I’ve truly missed since being on the East Coast the last couple decades,” said Spangler. “When we decided to open a taco spot I knew we had to bring in the foremost taco expert who has mastered the Tijuana crispy taco, legendary chef Nick Fasanella.”

But it’s not just the tacos that make Uno Mas a must-visit destination. The extensive selection of tequilas and tequila-based cocktails is unparalleled. From refreshing margaritas to creative concoctions, the drinks are crafted with precision and flair, adding an element of sophistication to the dining experience.

The location will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, walk in only. Stay tuned. Uno Mas Westhampton Beach will be coming very soon …

For details, visit unomassouthampton.com or call 631-259-3826. Uno Mas Southampton is at 44 Hampton Road, #2 in Southampton. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to 10 p.m. on Friday on Saturday.

What’s Black & White and Truly Delicious?

Levain Bakery is currently offering its super limited edition Black & White Chocolate Chip Cookie at the Wainscott bakery — but only for a short time.

There’s nothing more iconically New York than a Black & White cookie. To celebrate its new bakery in Flatiron, Levain is going back to its roots with a unique take on the delicatessen delicacy. Baked with extra dark cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chunks and a whole lotta New York attitude, it’s a two-color treat that means you don’t have to pick favorites.

As Jerry Seinfeld once said of the B&W, “If people would only look to the cookie, all our problems would be solved.” Agreed, Jerry. Online exclusive and here for a limited time only.

Levain Bakery is located at 354 Montauk Highway in Wainscott

Calissa Sounds Presents Wyclef Jean

On Thursday, August 1, Haitian rapper, singer and record producer Wyclef Jean will perform at Calissa Hamptons in Water Mill. The show is part of the perennially popular Calissa Sounds live music series and this is the fourth summer in a row that Wyclef Jean has performed there.

The night will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Bottle service and dinner reservations are available on Calissa’s Terrace and Garden. General Admission Tickets are $175 and allow access to Calissa’s Garden and a satellite bar beginning at 9 p.m. Performance begins at around 9:30 p.m. Calissa Sounds shows are 21 and over. Ticketed reservations are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Refunds will not be issued for any reason (e.g. weather, illness, or change of plans). Prices may increase in mid-July. For more information, email concierge@calissahamptons.com. Tickets can be purchased via a table minimum or general admission at calissahamptons.com.

Named after the brightest constellation in the summer sky, Calissa is known as the Mykonos of the Hamptons, offering exceptional Greek cuisine, an award-winning wine selection combined with live entertainment including DJs every Friday and Sunday.

Calissa Hamptons is at 1020 Montauk Highway in Water Mill.

Rowdy Hall Ushers in Summer With Outdoor Dining, Brunch and a Late Night Menu

As the summer heats up Rowdy Hall has introduced several new additions including the outdoor patio just behind the restaurant. Available weather permitting, the space features picnic tables and umbrellas and is available on a first come first serve basis. Rowdy has also added some “eggcellent” brunch items to the menu for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, available from noon to 3 p.m. The new items are each $22 and include and egg sandwich, three egg omelette, crispy hash and eggs.

A new late-night menu has also been added which is available Fridays, Saturdays and holiday Sundays from 10 p.m. to midnight. Menu items include chicken salad, classic lobster roll, Rowdy Hall OG tuna salad, all served on a Martin’s long roll with North Fork potato chips.

Late night beverage offerings include Coors Banquet or Corona Light ($6), Talkhouse Encore Blood Orange + Tequila and Grapefruit + Tequila ($12), Carajillo Chilango with For Five espresso and Licor 43 ($16) plus $2 for an added shot of blanco, $3 for Repo and $5 for Anejo, and Amagansett’s own Mezcal coffee madness, La Despedida ($20).

Rowdy Hall is at 177 Main Street in Amagansett. For details, call 631-324-8555 or visit rowdyhall.com.

A Touch of La Dolce Vita at The Maidstone

The over 150-year-old Maidstone Hotel on East Hampton’s Main Street has reopened under the new vision of Irwin Simon of ISMD and John Meadow and his team from LDV Hospitality, who are bringing a touch of Italian culinary luxury to the hotel’s restaurant.

Crafted by LDV partner and chef Jorge Espinoza, renowned for his tenure at Scarpetta, the menu at The Maidstone evokes quintessential moments of “Italian Summer” in the Hamptons. Guests will savor beloved LDV classics complemented by new dishes inspired by the coastal delights of Italy. Some highlights include spaghetti alla Nerano with fried zucchini and provolone and squid ink linguine with crab meat, uni, Calabrian chili and lemon. Moreover, patrons will be enticed by an expansive array of meticulously crafted cocktails and wines, curated to elevate every moment, including an aperitivo hour offered daily from 3 to 6 p.m. in the garden.

“As a longtime admirer of the Hamptons’ unique blend of elegance and tranquility, acquiring The Maidstone Hotel has been a deeply personal endeavor for me,” said Simon, managing director of ISMD. “My family’s ties to this cherished community run deep, and it’s an honor to play a part in preserving its rich heritage in partnership with LDV Hospitality. Together, we aim to create a haven where guests can immerse themselves in the timeless charm.”

Located at 207 Main Street in East Hampton, the property was constructed just after the Civil War by the Osborne Family and was originally used as a tannery and lodge. In 2008, the property was procured by Jenny Ljungberg who reopened the hotel with Scandinavian influences.

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