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Cocktails And Conversation

Join Claude’s Restaurant at the Southampton Inn for “Cocktails and Conversation” as it expands its Happy Hour offerings from 4 to 7 daily. Enjoy drink specials, specialty cocktails, light bites, and a $30 prix fixe.

Tuesday is Hospitality Industry Night and Thursday is Real Estate Industry night.

Craft Beer Night

Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett is hosting its first ever Craft Beer tap night on Friday, January 25, starting at 9 PM. The bar will showcase sought after and exclusive beer with premium selections on tap from Grimm Artisanal Ales of Brooklyn, Maine Beer Company of Freeport, and Montauk Brewing Company, for just $6 per beer.

There will be complementary food from Smokin’ Wolf BBQ and Indian Wells Tavern and entertainment from local musicians. Don’t miss prize giveaways throughout the night. The first 30 attendees will even be given Montauk Brew Co. goodie bags. For more info, visit www.indianwellstavern.com or follow @IndianWellsTavern.

Hampton Coffee Switches To Paper Straws

Hampton Coffee Company has eliminated plastic drinking straws from all its cafés in an effort to reduce the amount of unrecyclable plastic straws sent to landfills and ending up in sensitive marine environments. The local group of family-owned espresso bars and cafés will instead be offering, and by request only, marine-biodegradable paper straws to its guests. This move is expected to eliminate the use of nearly 200,000 plastic straws every year.

“We are always listening to what our guests are feeling and causes that they are involved in,” said Hampton Coffee Company co-owner Jason Belkin.

“Being based in an oceanside community, plastic straw pollution in the marine environment has become a chief concern to many, including our staff. We were lucky to find Meghan Molloy, a local who started a paper straw company called The Paper Straw Girl, and she helped us find a quality paper straw that would hold up in a to-go cup of our famous iced coffee but still be environmentally-friendly.”

Hampton Coffee Company guests can now feel comfortable choosing straws for their handcrafted iced coffee beverages, knowing that not only are the straws marine bio-degradable, but that their purchases support a local coffee company and Molloy’s new business.

Fresno

Fresno in East Hampton announces its specials for the 2019 season. The restaurant will offer $1 Oyster Night on Monday beginning at 5:30 PM. On Tuesday, it’s 30/30, which includes a $30 prix fixe menu and 30 percent off all bottled wine. There is also a prix fixe menu offered all night Sunday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. The menu includes an appetizer and entrée for $30 or an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $35.

For reservations, call 631-324-8700 or visit www.fresnorestaurant.com.

The Springs Tavern

The Springs Tavern presents its daily promotions for the winter season. Monday is Steak Night for $25. This includes soup or salad, and a grilled NY strip steak served with your choice of baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, or roasted veggies. Wednesday is Prime Rib night for $29. This includes soup or salad, prime rib served with baked potatoes or mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, au jus, and horseradish sauce. On Thursdays, all first responders receive 25 percent off food and drinks. Fridays, all teachers receive 25 percent off food and drinks. There is also happy hour daily from 3 to 6 PM with discounted drinks specials and $5 bar bites.

Union Cantina

Union Cantina is officially opening its Union Burger Bar on Thursday, January 17, at 40 Bowden Square in Southampton. The restaurant extension will be co-located with the contemporary Mexican restaurant, offering an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes and desserts, and of course an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection. Restaurateur and owner Ian Duke and award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf are excited to introduce the new culinary offering to the year-round dining staple.

Chili Cook Off

The Springs Tavern will host a Chili Cook Off on Sunday, January 20, from 1 to 3 PM. Guests can nosh on chili from local chefs and restaurants while they enjoy football games on TVs throughout the restaurant. The cost is is $20 and includes chili samples from all participating locations and a reusable mug.

All proceeds will benefit Springs Food Pantry and Share the Harvest Farm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting bit.ly/2RjlaNf. Participants include The Springs Tavern, Townline BBQ, The Clubhouse, A Kitchen for Liam, Highway Restaurant, Peter Ambrose, East Hampton Sportsmen Alliance, and more.

jessica@indyeastend.com