Saturday, July 28, 3-11 p.m.: Clambake at Flanders Men’s Club, 1018 Flanders Road. Barbecue chicken, whole lobster, clams, corn on the cob, cucumber salad, complimentary draft beer and soda. Dinner served 5-7 p.m., followed by live DJ music. Tickets: $45. firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30 a.m.: 4th annual Poker run & pig roast sponsored by Kait’s Angels at Breeze Hill Farm, 31215 County Road 48, Peconic. Players drive to checkpoints, collect sealed envelopes containing playing cards and make the best poker hand. Multiple entries may be purchased. After-party at 2:30 p.m., with prizes, food, raffles and DJ. Tickets: $30 per player.
Chicken and beef shish-kebabs with rhubarb salsa, barley pilaf and grilled asparagus. (Credit: John Ross)
In a time of international produce and air freight, we become accustomed to seeing asparagus and strawberries on our supermarket shelves year-round. Not so much rhubarb, which appears around May first from West Coast growers. But when these harbingers of spring appear locally it is different: The flavor is more intense, the freshness is palpable and the feeling is special.
The luxury of having all things available all the time is not as good as it sounds. We are very lucky that, on the North Fork, when the time comes, we can savor the real thing. Here is a meal that features all three: (more…)
For non-Spanish-speakers, that means that “eight will be the new five.” To further elaborate, that means that instead of re-opening on Cinco de Mayo, the Greenport “Baja-style” eatery which has been closed for renovations since mid-March will in fact be opening a few days later than expected — on May 8.
So instead of a Cinco de Mayo party, Lucharito’s will celebrate on Ocho de Mayo.
Jicama salad with mixed greens, oranges and red onion. (Credit: John Ross)
Back in time before refrigeration, interstate highways, airplanes and suburbs — when most Americans lived in the country — the root cellar was a common necessity in many homes. It was a place that was cool in the summer and protected from frost in the winter. (more…)
The first dinner will be held on Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at the Front Street coffee shop, according to owner Aldo Maiorana and Knapp. That event is already completely booked. (more…)