June 17, 2013
After an unfulfilling career on Wall Street, Frank Trentacoste searched for a community-serving career and landed in organic farming. He leased a two-acre plot of Amagansett soil from the Peconic Land Trust, where he launched Bhumi Farms. He now grows sustainable produce that he sells in farmers markets throughout the Hamptons. >>Read More
June 14, 2013 | by SIMONA RABINOVITCH
Catch Sam Talbot at his new mobile restaurant, TURF, every day on Ditch Plains beach
If you're strolling around Montauk's Ditch Plains beach and happen upon a vintage 1967 Airstream, you've found TURF, a Malibu-meets-Montauk mobile restaurant run by surfer pals Zachary Lynd and Sam Talbot. Lynd created the TURF concept (made popular by his truly amazing lobster rolls) in 2011; he met Talbot while hanging out at the beach.
Post-Superstorm Sandy, Talbot and Lynd, along with Montauk mastermind Robert McKinley and the Beastie Boys' Mike D., started Rockaway Plate Lunch Truck, a community food truck that, even to this day, helps feed those affected by the storm. Discovering their synergy was both culinary and creative, Talbot and Lynd reinvented TURF for summer 2013. Also specializing in events and catering, TURF features fresh, local produce and seafood, a menu that changes daily, and a relaxed, inspired vibe that reflects the beach it calls home. An alum of Bravo's Top Chef, Talbot, who's currently working on a new cookbook and TV show, chatted with Hamptons about healthy eating on the East End and TURF's very cool new Dirt Lot Dinners.
June 14, 2013
“Very small batch, artisanal production” and the “freshest vintages” are the qualities Rita Winkler looks for in the olive oils and balsamic vinegars that she sources for her tasting room, Vines & Branches, which has launched a location in Southampton, its third East End spot. The first outposts—Greenport and Westhampton Beach—were opened a year ago with European landscapes in mind, pulling inspiration from wine and olive oil producers Winkler visited on transatlantic trips during her former career in wine sales. >>Read More
June 13, 2013
Whether you’re in it for a morning ice coffee jolt, an afternoon snack of “munchies’’ like Cape Cod potato chips, or addictive after-dinner desserts like the sweet and salty oat-crusted crack pie, you’ll be happy to know that Momofuku Milk Bar has returned to Montauk, next door to Cynthia Rowley.
This season, in addition to the cookie lineup including cornflake marshmallow, blueberry and cream, and the popular compost (made with pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch, and chocolate chips), new entries include summer stollen and Karlie's Kookies (a collaboration with model Karlie Kloss), which are dairy- and gluten- free. Milk Bar is also making its own granola this year, and the slushy ice milks are here again in coffee, cereal milk, or Arnie Palmer flavors.
June 10, 2013 | by BETH LANDMAN
Dr. Cindy Bressler and Edward Alva's all natural cookies for dogs
Out east, everyone seems to be a foodie, shopping for the freshest fruits and vegetables, dining on just-caught seafood, and nibbling on gourmet treats. The Hamptons canine population is keeping pace with its human companions: pet chefs are shopping the markets and whipping up feasts, and new treats resemble those of fancy patisseries. Even local restaurants are offering dog menus. Below, a few selections for our pampered pups:
The Hamptons Cookie Collection
Veterinarian Dr. Cindy Bressler and Edward Alava, owner of Manhattan’s The Dog Store, have teamed up to design a box of all natural cookies baked by Bosco and Roxy’s in Ontario. Each cookie is named after a hamlet, and designed accordingly. Launched Memorial Day, they are already available at Maison 24, C.Wonder, Dylan's Candy Bar, Topping Rose House, c/o The Maidstone, the Amagansett Farmers Market, Kelly B., and The Lobster Roll.