In this month’s extended, East End-exclusive gossip goulash: A pop-up snack bar in Greenport serves on summer weekends, Montauk catches a seafood spot, a taste of Mykonos arrives in Water Mill and a deli permanently docks in Greenport.
JENNIE’S AT DROSSOS Jennie Werts spent childhood summers in Greenport, and Sundays usually included a round of mini golf at Drossos, a motel that opened in the 1950s. Now, on weekends through Labor Day at the motel, the New York City chef will have a pop-up at its snack bar. Fried chicken brined in sweet tea, a duck schnitzel sandwich, tempura broccoli and Korean short ribs are some of the options: 69125 Main Road, Greenport, jenniesatdrossos.com.
FLAGSHIP Eric and Adam Miller, the father-son team behind Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton, went farther east to open this restaurant. Eric’s menu places considerable emphasis on seafood with sugar-cane shrimp, a fluke-and-charred-squid crudo and seared day-boat scallops. There’s also a raw bar. Meanwhile, at the bar for drinking, Adam handles the cocktails, some of which are pre-bottled: 466 West Lake Drive, Montauk 631-668-8260, flagshipmontauk.com.
CALISSA Owners of Amali, Il Cantinori and Periyali (all in Manhattan) teamed up to open this restaurant, which is inspired by the Greek Island of Mykonos. Dominic Rice, formerly of Narcissa and Jean-Georges, is the chef. He is using local seafood and produce, some of which is grown in the restaurant’s outdoor garden, to present a menu of small and large plates. Starters include saganaki and village salad, and entrees range from salt-baked bass and whole suckling pig, which is served tableside and requires one-week notice. The extensive wine list has a number of choices from Santorini and Crete: 1020 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, 631-500-9292, calissahamptons.com.
DOCKSIDE DELI Greenporters mourning last month’s closure of the Harbourfront Deli can rejoice: Callie and Tim Martino, the owners of Crazy Beans, a café with locations in Miller Place, Stony Brook and Greenport, have opened their own deli in the space. Perry Angelson, who ran Harbourfront for nearly three decades, closed it and his restaurant upstairs, The Loft, on May 14. He sold the building on Front Street the following week. This is the second time the Martinos have taken over a location on Front Street previously owned by Angelson; the couple expanded Crazy Beans to the North Fork last summer in the former home of his Coronet Luncheonette. Their plan is to “run a community, family-friendly deli just like Perry did for so many years,” Callie said. Hot and cold sandwiches, salads and a burger are available to eat in or take out: 48 Front Street, Greenport, 631-333-2560.