In the late 1970s and early ’80s I worked for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. Every year around this time, our beloved “All Things Considered” host Susan Stamberg would share her mother’s recipe, Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish, with her listeners. “Mama” Stamberg got credit for this wildly popular concoction until the true inventor, Craig Claiborne, gently reminded Susan that it was his recipe from a 1959 New York Times column. In 1993, Mr. Claiborne told Mrs. Stamberg: “I am simply delighted. We have gotten more mileage, you and I, out of that recipe than almost anything I’ve printed.”
Townline BBQ in Sagaponack is offering happy hour specials with its live music on Friday nights this season. Inlet Seafood in Montauk will close for the season after its lunch service on Nov. 26. It will continue to operate until then Friday through Sunday, opening at noon.
I love Bloody Marys but seldom drink them. They seem to be kind of a meal in a glass, thick and spicy with bits and bobs of horseradish, a celery stick, perhaps an olive on a toothpick, like watered down cocktail sauce with booze in it.
Bridgehampton Inn has a constantly evolving menu, with new selections offered every two weeks based on local market ingredients. Brian Szostak, the chef, would be happy to hear from farmers and boutique growers about fresh, available items. O’Murphy’s restaurant and pub at the Tipperary Inn in Montauk has a $24.95 dinner special Sundays through Thursdays starting at 5 p.m. It includes soup or salad of the day, a selected entree, coffee, and dessert.
The Springs Tavern will offer half-priced bottles of wine with the purchase of a dinner entree on Wednesdays from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Babette’s in East Hampton is open daily except for Wednesdays, serving breakfast and lunch until 4 p.m., as well as dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.