In conjunction with our restaurant-obsessed colleagues at Eater, here now, the latest dining and drinking news from the East End. As always, your tips are encouraged to firstname.lastname@example.org. Merci.
1) The Concerned Citizens of Amagansett, a new watchdog group founded by Vicki Littman of Vicki's Veggies, is on a mission to protect their town from the infiltration of city folk, and their fancy shops. The CCOA, made up of Littman and a smattering of other business owners, appears to have been organized in the wake of Eli Zabar's occupation of the Amagansett Farmers Market last summer, and those competing vegetables he brought to town. Nevermind that the Farmers Market was a broken-down, vacant shell of a structure before Zabar moved in—and started growing local produce—this clearly instigated the beginning of the end for Amagansett. Get ready for the torch-bearing mobs. [EH Press]
2) Estia's Little Kitchen, the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike's most recognizable restaurant, is apparently taking customer menu suggestions. Following a meal there, actor Alec Baldwin "suggested that the restaurant carry a [vegetarian] burrito" to appease his fellow non-meat eaters. Estia's chef Colin Ambrose agreed, and Big Al's Burrito is now available for your vegetable eating pleasure. No concerned citizens involved. [To27]
3) East Hampton's Nick and Toni's introduced a new prix-fixe menu featuring "dishes from the Le Marche region of Italy". Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights through June 10th, the four-course meal goes for $38. No word on how the other regions of Italy feel about this snub. [EH Star]