News for Foodies 05.17.18

Local Food News

Highway Pop-Up

The Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton will share its space with Shuko Beach, a pop-up Japanese restaurant, on Friday and Saturday evenings this summer (Thursday night service will be added in August). 

Starting July 6, the pop-up, an offshoot of Manhattan’s Shuko restaurant, will operate a six-seat chef’s counter offering a sushi omakase menu, that is, a selection of sushi chosen by the chef. There will be three nightly seatings at the counter — at 6, 8, and 10 — and the menu will include a vinegar-based Sunomono starter course, followed by a 16-piece sushi progression. The cost will be $150 per person. 

Highway’s dining room will also serve Shuko Beach’s creations, offering curated bento boxes for dine-in or takeout. A regular bento box, which serves two people, will feature 12 pieces of sushi and two rolls for $180. The large bento box, which serves four, will include 24 pieces of sushi and four rolls for $360. Reservations for Shuko Beach open in June on 

Open for the Season

Beacon in Sag Harbor will open for its 20th season this evening at 5:30. The restaurant will serve dinner Wednesday through Sunday. 

Duryea’s Lobster Deck in Montauk is now open every day except Tuesday. Its hours are noon to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The fish market is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the farmers market is open Wednesday through Monday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. After Memorial Day, the restaurant and markets will be open daily. 

The Surfside Inn restaurant in Montauk will reopen for the season next Thursday. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. every day except Wednesdays. 

The East Hampton Farmers Market, which is entering its 13th season, will be held tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Nick and Toni’s. The market will take place every Friday, rain or shine, through Sept. 7.


Navy Beach Fund-Raiser

Looking ahead, Navy Beach in Montauk will hold a cocktail party benefit for the Navy SEAL Foundation on June 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

This weekend, the restaurant is open for dinner Thursday, Friday, and Sunday and for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Hours expand for Memorial Day weekend.

The fund-raiser on June 16 will feature snacks and cocktails from the restaurant’s menu. Rear Adm. Tom W. Steffens, who served 34 years as a Navy SEAL before retirement, will be in attendance and offering remarks. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle. The cost is $50 for adults, $25 for veterans, and free for children under 16. Reservations are at


Rosé All Day

Pierre’s in Bridgehampton will hold a blind taste-test of rosé wines from around the world on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. The cost is $25 in advance, $40 at the door. Reservations are by calling the restaurant.

Wainscott Main will hold a spring rosé preview with 80 wines from around the world on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.