On August 23rd, I had the pleasure of attending Burger Night at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk. #BurgerNight every Tuesday is a collaborative between Executive Chef Savannah Jordan and celebrated chefs from New York City. Each Tuesday night, there will be a featured chef and mouthwatering burger on the menu. Last night, my husband and I tried two burgers, one by Chef Jordan and the second by visiting Chef Matt Hyland of Emily in Brooklyn.
I had the pleasure of attending the 5th annual Food Truck Derby held at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Friday, August 19 sponsored by Edible East End. This is my second Derby and on both occasions, we were lucky to experience beautiful, warm weather. My husband, daughter, and I arrived early for the VIP hour which began at 3:30pm. We were glad to see that we were one of the first guests to arrive, and quickly took advantage of the opportunity to go to each Food Truck and make our choices.
About a month ago at an event in Southampton, I discovered a company called Organic Gemini. Based in Brooklyn, Organic Gemini sells a variety of paleo raw snacks, smoothie mixes, flour, oil, and Horchata made from TigerNuts. What is a TigerNut?
TigerNuts are not nuts, but actually tubers, small root vegetables, which comprised up to 80% of our Paleo ancestors’ diet around 2 million years ago. This ancient superfood originates from Northern Africa and the Mediterranean and has impressive health benefits. TigerNuts are the #1 whole food source of prebiotic fiber that resists digestion and helps our bodies to naturally develop probiotic bacteria. One ounce of TigerNuts has 40% of our daily-recommended fiber and TigerNuts contain as much potassium as coconut water, hydrating our bodies even more than water does while simultaneously reducing our food cravings due to their high level of nutrients. TigerNuts also have as much iron as red meat and spinach.
My family and I have been coming to Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton for over a year. We come here for several reasons: Grade A service, friendly servers, and consistently top notch cuisine. The newly revamped interior decor is charming and beachy, almost as if you were dining in someone’s home. Much of the ingredients in the restaurant’s dishes hails from local farms, and I particularly admire that the dishes remain unchanged. You will recognize as soon as you step inside that you will be treated to a delightful dining experience.
The Mill House Inn in East Hampton is one of my favorite spots in the Hamptons for an overnight stay and the best breakfast you could ever imagine. New at Mill House Inn this summer includes a variety of refreshing iced beverages, homemade ice pops, juices, and more. Recently, I caught up with Executive Chef Carolyn Stec to learn more about the menu additions and what’s new a the Inn.