News for Foodies: 07.19.18

Local Food News

Beer Bash

A panel discussion on the East End craft beer industry will take place tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. Founders of the Montauk Brewing Company, the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, and the Moustache Brewing Company, which is based in Riverhead, will discuss the recent boom in the business. Following the talk, a tasting of each brewery’s products will be held in the library’s courtyard.

Grab and Go

Hooked, a seafood restaurant in Montauk, is offering a selection of already-prepared dishes for those in a hurry. The ready-to-go items include a quart-sized container of New England clam chowder for $15, a beet and arugula salad for $12, and a lobster salad roll for $25. 

Chefs and More Chefs

Tickets are on sale for the James Beard Foundation’s food and wine-tasting event, Chefs and Champagne, which will be held on July 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack. Some three dozen chefs will prepare dishes, Wolffer’s wines will be served, and the evening’s guest of honor will be Padma Lakshmi of Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Tickets start at $300, $225 for foundation members, with proceeds supporting James Beard scholarships. They are available at

Tastes of Summer 

The Art of Eating catering service in Bridgehampton has introduced new to-go items for the season. The menu features appetizers such as sweet and sour watermelon salad, and savory tarts made with asparagus and smoked mozzarella. Entrees include black bean avocado burgers, southern fried organic chicken  and whole grilled salmon. Three days notice is requested for orders, which can be placed by phone.