Thanksgiving, Game Day Munchies, Fondita and more

Cookouts on Thanksgiving weekend, game day snacks at TownLine BBQ, enjoying the La Fondita campfire, and more bites and sips from the East End “Food Seen.”

youownLine barbecue is offering Game Day Munchies to go over Thanksgiving weekend. Specials include a 50-bag of wings served with blue cheese, Crispy Smoked Pork Ribs with Carolina White Sauce, Salt Pepper Garlic Home Fries, TownLine Nachos, Macaroni and Cheese Bites and more. The sooner you order, the better.

North Fork Table & Inn launched its seasonal S’mores and Port for Two deal, available on the patio from 5 p.m. until closing every Wednesday through Sunday until the end of the year, depending on the weather. For $55, guests are served a s’mores kit that includes a tabletop bonfire, homemade whole-grain cookies, marshmallows, and Aleppo chocolate bark, along with a choice of port or Valrhona hot chocolate. S’mores can be enjoyed as a stand-alone 45-minute experience or as an add-on to a dinner reservation.

A culinary trifecta will come together in Almond Restaurant The first of December. The trio includes Maverick Montauk Chef Jeremy Blutstein, Almond Executive Chef Jason Weiner and Almond Chef de Cuisine Andrew Mahoney. Featuring oysters, croque madame duck prosciutto, calamari, monkfish tonkatsu and venison merguez, the menu highlights produce from local vendors. Name a better trio, we’ll wait.

Carissa’s Bakery He is currently taking orders for holiday side dishes and desserts. Cranberry chutney, creamy cauliflower and mushroom soups, pork sausage, vegetable stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, and market salad are all available on the side. For dessert, the bakery serves up apple pie, apple cider cheesecake, pumpkin squash pie, mixed berry blueberry meringue pie, flourless chocolate cake, and a myriad of sherbet and ice creams. Orders can be placed online through Toast for pickup at Carissa’s Sag Harbor or Pantigo Road outposts.

Apple Cider Cheesecake from Carissa's Bakery
Apple Cider Cheesecake from Carissa’s BakeryCourtesy of Carissa’s Bakery

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You can try many delicious coffees and teas in North Fork Roasting Co. in Southold and Westhampton Beach. Favorites include Bee Sting (espresso drink with honey and steamed almond milk), latte, matcha latte, and lavender lemonade. If you want to take your delicious coffee home with you, we highly recommend their bagged coffee blends, which can be shipped.

The original pink seal It’s not in Montauk, but on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Sel Rrose, located on Elmwood Avenue, has one of the best cocktail menus around; Tasty armbands include the Heavyweight Daiquiri (using regular and overproof rum), the Pamplemousse Margarita, and, for the brave, the Espresso 1942 with Primavera 1942 tequila, Mr. Black Coffee liqueur, and freshly drawn espresso. Sel Rrose also offers several natural wines, meaning nothing is added or removed during the fermentation process. For snacks, we recommend trying the Pernod Oysters Rockefeller, Thai Coconut Curry Mussels, and Grilled Swordfish with Light Cream Sauce.

Sel Rrose Heavyweight Daiquiri
Sel Rrose Heavyweight DaiquiriCourtesy of Sel Rose

Bites and Bites:

We don’t know about you, but we try to spend as much time outside as possible this time of year. The fire pit in the courtyard shared between the fondita Y Dining car in Amagansett makes that effort pretty toasty. Gather around the fire and drink margaritas with your friends! A quick cocktail can also be enjoyed in the heat while you wait for a takeout order.

ash tree serves delicious daily specials. Fall menu highlights include roasted Montauk flounder with mushrooms and delicate pumpkin risotto, duck flatbread with caramelized onion, mozzarella and balsamic glaze, and warm apple strudel with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Take a look at their Instagram page @fresno_restaurant and you’ll start salivating!

A little bird told us that Nick and Toni’s is bringing back its acclaimed wine dinner series. The first, inspired by the Feast of the Seven Fishes, will meet on Thursday, December 8. Nautical delights include local raw blackfish, lobster linguine fra diavolo, and cod. The selected wines are all from the Provence region and include cinsault, clairette, cabernet sauvignon and muscat grape varieties.

Santa Claus is coming to town! Eat, drink and be merry with a traditional tree lighting and festive celebration at baron cove! On Saturday, December 3rd, eggnog, iced hot chocolate, candy cane martinis and hot gingerbread cookies can be enjoyed in the resort’s beautiful ballroom. At 6:30 p.m., kids (and older believers) will have a chance to tell Jolly Old Saint Nick their Christmas gift wishes, while parents can have their photo taken for the mantle. At 7:30 pm the lid will be changed and Baron’s Cove’s magnificent indoor and outdoor Tannenbaum’s will be illuminated!

Are you planning your Christmas parties? Whether you’re hosting an intimate party or a large one, The bell and the anchor is ready to host. Email [email protected] or call 631-725-3400.

Food quote:

“Vegetables are a must in a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis, creator of “Garfield”

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