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The Mac Attack burger at Union Burger Bar.

Indian Wells Tavern Costume Party

Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett is hosting a “Naughty or Nice” Christmas party on Friday, December 13, from 10 PM to 1 AM. DJ James Ryan will spin live tunes and there will drink specials. Guests are encouraged to dress in festive wear and a prize will be awarded for best costume.

The restaurant is also offering winter promotions including NFL football specials, and Monday “burger, brew, and appetizer” dinners for $2, Tuesday taco nights, and more. For more information, visit www.indianwellstavern.com.

Art Of Eating To Go

Art of Eating is offering a special holiday catering to-go menu for holiday entertaining. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day orders must be placed by Tuesday, December 17 and must be picked up no later than 11:30 AM on Christmas Eve (December 24) at The Barn in Bridgehampton on 264 Butter Lane. For those celebrating the holiday season on varying days, please contact Art of Eating for ordering information. To view the full menu, please visit www.hamptonsartofeating.com.

Union Burger Bar

Union Burger Bar in Southampton offers an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes and desserts, and an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection. There are no reservations, and the place fills up fast.

As with Union Cantina, its next-door neighbor, Union Burger Bar has specials. Mondays and Tuesdays boast discounted tap beer and appetizers. Wednesdays, chow down on $5 burgers starting at 6 PM. On Thursdays, there’s burger and beer specials, also beginning at 6 PM. For more information, visit www.unionburgerbar.com.

Winter Wine Experience

The Baker House 1650, decked out in holiday finery, is offering a winter wine experience to its guests. On arrival at the East Hampton Main Street inn, guests will receive two mini bottles of Moët & Chandon rose champagne delivered to their room, along with a welcome gift bag. The hotel will arrange round-trip transportation to the Wölffer Estate, where guests will taste two flights of wines paired with a deluxe cheese board. This package includes a $100 dining credit toward several East Hampton town restaurants. Learn more at www.bakerhouse1650.com.

Yes, Soup For You!

The Clamman Seafood Market in Southampton offers free soup with lunch orders all day Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can call in your orders to 631-283-6669, and pick up onsite at 235A North Sea Road.

Family-Style Asian Dinner

On Friday, December 20, the Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant’s executive chef Brian Szostak presents a family-style Asian dinner, featuring crispy duck buns with orange-hoisin glaze and cucumber, beef negimaki, and crab rangoon — and that’s just the appetizers. Main courses include choices like okonomiyaki, Thai fish cakes, and charred Korean short ribs with kimchi rice. How about green tea cheesecake for dessert? The three-course meal is $85 per person, served in the inn’s charming Colonial dining room.

For the full menu and more information about the inn, check out www.bridgehamptoninn.com.

Gotta Latte?

Hampton Coffee Company’s locally-owned and operated espresso bars & cafés in Water Mill, Southampton, Westhampton Beach, and Aquebogue are featuring a variety of special holiday beverages, warm seasonal muffins and cookies, and local holiday gifts in every price range.

New this season is its shaken eggnog crème cold brew. The roastery’s bold, home-brewed cold brew is prepared with real eggnog and topped with a cinnamon sprinkle. Returning are the peppermint mocha, peppermint hot chocolate, and eggnog latte. The popular eggnog latte is also made with real eggnog, gently steamed, and combined with espresso and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Holiday muffins include the eggnog cinnamon streusel and “gingerbread guys.” Gift sets are also available.

Visit www.hamptoncoffeecompany.com to find out more.

bridget@indyeastend.com