Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (and Filmgoers)
The Hamptons International Film Festival is back, and aside from films, one other constant is the need to sustain oneself between movies, talks, parties, and other events.
It has been a while since The Star's food columnist, Laura Donnelly, scanned the restaurant landscape of East Hampton to provide a rundown of the village's best bets for between movie bites. Yet not too much has changed since she penned this article in 2014. The Maidstone is no longer serving Swedish food (and the press office has moved), Tutto Il Giorno in Sag Harbor is back in a new space after leaving its original location a few years ago to another Italian restaurant, Dopo La Spiaggia, which has a sister restaurant in East Hampton on Race Lane.
Tutto Il Giorno also has a sister restaurant in Southampton, where festival films are being shown at the movie theater and the Southampton Arts Center. Ms. Donnelly wrote a more recent feature about the Southampton options last year.
The Topping Rose House is still in Bridgehampton, but Tom Colicchio is no longer involved with the restaurant. The other options she mentioned three years ago remain essentially unchanged.
Something she did not address are the grab-and-go options, which range from decent to very good. Mary's Marvelous is at the very north end of Newtown Lane and has sandwiches, soups, and a few entrees to go. Carissa's Breads is now making sandwiches behind the Drawing Room on Newtown Lane in the old East Hampton Gourmet spot. Citarella also has a variety of sandwiches, salads, sushi, and more at its various locations.