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A Moveable Feast on Sagg Main

August 22, 2016 | By Mirella Cheeseman | Sagg Main Street, a two-mile stretch of family farms and tony residences south of the highway in Sagaponack, turns out to be one of the most delicious havens for food in the Hamptons – from heavenly lobster salad to the sweetest corn you’ll find anywhere; to mouthwatering local peaches, organic heirloom tomatoes and just about every variety of everything else in-between.

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Taste Brazil

June 6, 2016 | By Mirella Cheesman | Carolina Santos-Neves was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and because of her father’s job as a Brazilian ambassador, she spent her childhood living in many places across the globe including Brasilia, Mexico City and New York. She is a partner and chef at the restaurants Comodo and Colonia Verde in New York City, as well as Comparti Catering, all of which are fueled by Latin American cooking influences.

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East by Northeast Restaurant

February 4, 2016 | By Colin Ambrose, Estia’s Little Kitchen | For years I’d been aware of the lakeside restaurant. In the beginning it was Asian inspired. The portions back then were large – in a way, a fitting match for the always-boisterous crowd. With a new menu and quieter room, I’ve found the reinvented East by Northeast to be a delightful excuse to make the drive to Montauk and relax at what I consider to be the best tableside sunset view on the East End.

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Sunsets & Vine

October 4, 2015 | By Colin Ambrose Owner, Estia’s Little Kitchen | I’ve always enjoyed, and admittedly been curious, about the chef’s very clear messaging out front, hanging from signs linked on a chain: Open Tonight; Bouillabaisse; Lamb T-bone; Tonight All-Night 3 Course Price Fix. So often I’ve wanted to stop-in, but it’s never worked out because I always seem to be coming or going…until now.

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That Bar on the Corner

July 18, 2015 | By Colin Ambrose Owner, Estia’s Little Kitchen | The criteria for an outstanding corner bar are rather simple: First, a happy, qualified, organized barman (or woman). Second, an appealing and organized collection of beer, wine and spirits on the back bar, and a collection of curios, maybe you know them as brick-a-brac, that often distract and disarm the occasional contretemps, which like it or not, comes with bar territory.

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We Have a Keeper

April 23, 2015 | By Colin Ambrose, Estia’s Little Kitchen | The basics are solid at Highway Restaurant and Bar. The space is large with many seating options for both large and small parties. The service is consistent and highly attentive. Best of all, there’s a meet-your-needs satisfaction in all of the dishes that emerge from the kitchen. Don’t choose this “Diner” if you’re interested in fancy food plated with tweezers. But run there as fast as you can if you crave a solid meal featuring well prepared comfort food sourced from the highest quality growers and suppliers. You will leave very satisfied…and you’ll come back for more.

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Cooking up an Icon

February 23, 2015 | By Colin Ambrose, Estia’s Little Kitchen | Chef Gerry Hayden and his pastry chef bride Claudia Flemming have pushed the dining experience at their restaurant to the forefront of New York’s white tablecloth scene. Emerging from a combined twenty-year career in the famed Manhattan kitchens of Aureole and Gramercy Tavern, the couple chose a federal style building on the edge of Southold’s Route 25 in the heart of North Fork Wine Country.