November 21, 2013 | East End Eats
Almond chef/ owner Jason Weiner carves his pig roast pro bono on Christmas Eve.
The cozy bar Almond might be known in Bridgehampton for its French bistro fare, but on Christmas Eve, chef/owner Jason Weiner takes a different approach to the holiday feast—he hosts a charitable suckling pig roast served Bavarian style with cabbage, caramelized apples, and spätzle. A portion of the evening’s ticket sales are donated to the Pajama Program, a national iniative that provides pajamas and books to orphaned children. “The holidays are all about conviviality and community,” says Weiner, whose own Jewish Christmas tradition is “Chinese food and a movie.” 1 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, 537-5665
November 20, 2013 | East End Eats
The Baum and the Lew Brown are named for a writer and a composer, respectively. (photo: Eric Striffler)
General Manager Mike Mraz—who runs the front of the house—also serves as the beverage director and mixologist. His cocktail mantra is “four ingredients or less,” but he displays a love for allusion in naming his concoctions. Thus The Baum, which has Strega, the herbaceous Italian liqueur whose name translates to “the witch,” is named for L. Frank Baum, who wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Lew Brown is a riff on the Manhattan, and the Cherry Heering liqueur is a clue to the allusion: Brown wrote the song “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries.”
November 20, 2013 | Talk of the Town
Deepwels Farm Historical Society
East End Arts
What: The East End Arts Holiday Gift Boutique offers handmade ornaments, unique jewelry, delightful home goods, and more crafted by local artists. It’s the perfect place to find beautiful Christmas gifts while benefiting the community art scene.
When: November 15 through December 22
Where: East End Arts Gallery, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead
November 15, 2013 | East End Eats
Apple cider is the key ingredient in this decades-old recipe.
The Milk Pail has been churning out apple cider donuts since 1972, but not a single ingredient has been altered since the first confection was served hot from the fryer more than 40 years ago. “We haven’t changed anything,” says Jennifer Halsey Dupree, who co-owns the farm with sister Amy. “Everyone still loves them the way they are. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” Dupree’s favorite way to enjoy the pastries are right out of the machine, dunked in some warm cider or coffee. 1346 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 537-2565
November 12, 2013 | by Samantha Yanks | Style & Beauty
This time of year, holiday parties fill our calendars. In preparation for the flurry of activity to come, pop into C. Wonder in Southampton and slip into a pair of velvet dinner slippers embroidered with opulent gold fox heads. Over in East Hampton, pick up the perfect hostess gift—hand-painted ornaments with metallic accents in Roberta Freymann’s signature prints—then dash over to Tiffany & Co. for a dazzling diamond and pearl mistletoe brooch, the perfect festive accent to any holiday attire. Then raise a glass with friends, old and new, and cheers to the New Year!
Mistletoe brooch in diamonds, tsavorites, and South Sea pearls in 18k white gold, Tiffany & Co. ($53,000). 53 Main St., East Hampton, 324-1700