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The Hamptons: Pizzetteria Brunetti, Westhampton Beach

It seems strange to use the term "food court" anywhere in The Hamptons — sad suburban malls have food courts — but that's essentially what you have at 103 Main Street, Pizzetteria Brunetti's location. Teenagers work the ice cream freezers just inside one of the doors; the market sells baked goods, sandwiches, and cheeses; and between the two, tucked into a narrow corridor, is a small stall with a large oven whose familiar glow hints at the possibility of some serious pizza. More

Serious Grape: The Next Big Wine Region Is in Your Backyard

On Fridays, Deb Harkness of Good Wine Under $20 drops by with Serious Grape. This week, your local wine scene. Photograph from bradleypjohnson on Flickr Last week I ran an informal poll on Twitter, the social networking site. I asked those who followed me—wine bloggers, wine professionals, and consumers—about their picks for up-and-coming wine regions in the United States. I was stunned by the range of responses. Every part of North America has an emerging wine region—and their wine often represents excellent value, too. Everybody had a different pick. And the Canadians popped up to point out that Canada, too, has its up-and-coming regions. The pattern that emerged made it clear that the next big wine region just may be... More

The Hamptons: A Winter Crop of Prix Fixes

Brian Halweil of Edible Communities and editor of Edible East End checks with a laundry list of prix fixe deals on the East End of New York's Long Island. It’s an incontrovertible fact. Dining out in the Hamptons is expensive. Friends in the restaurant business tell me it’s got something to do with the seasonal market, the challenge of finding and housing year-round staff, exorbitant real estate prices, and excessive permitting requirements. You’d think the proximity to impeccable produce and seafood would help counteract this, but it doesn’t. The summer folks don’t balk at paying the prices, but the locals sometimes wonder if they deserve a deal. We’re not all realtors collecting commissions on South of the Highway McMansion flips.... More

Fortune Cookies and Ice Cream

Editor's note: Jenni Ferrari-Adler is guest-blogging on Serious Eats this week about her vacation in East Hampton, New York. Follow along: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Wei Fun in East Hampton, New York, is sleek, chic, and very white. Despite the number of frosted glass tables that look available, we're asked to wait 20 minutes at the bar area where there are three HDTVs. One doesn't work. One shows sports. Maybe on the weekend it's a genuine scene, but tonight the atmosphere of coolness seems strained. We are with my longtime friend, Barrett Foa, who is currently playing a Nazi stormtrooper in The Lady in Question at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. This is not the first time... More

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