There aren’t a lot of places in the city where you can buy fish varieties outside of salmon, tuna or cod. When you walk into a Whole Foods, that’s really the core of their seafood selection. I remember enjoying a really nice filet of bluefish at Okonomi for breakfast, and I wanted to recreate the meal at home, but I couldn’t find bluefish anywhere. There are restaurants here and there that offer it on their menu, but not for sale direct to the consumer. Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co addresses this gap by offering a variety of high quality, responsibly sourced seafood for sale at its fish market, which focuses on domestic and wild caught seafood. On a recent visit, we saw that elusive blue fish for sale at a very reasonable $10.99 a pound, plus other interesting options like golden tile, wild fluke and wild pollock. Greenpoint is pretty lucky to have a store like this.Read More
Labor Day is just around the corner, which sadly signals the unofficial end of summer. (Summer technically ends on September 21st, but no one seems to follow the seasonal calendar). What to do with the two full weekends that are left in your Hamptons summer rental? Above all else, make sure you enjoy a last supper at Bostwick’s Chowder House in East Hampton.
Bostwick’s reminds me of Pearl Oyster Bar–a focus on fresh seafood that’s simply prepared yet extremely tasty. Clams, mussels, shrimp, oysters, lobsters, fish, raw or cooked–Bostwick’s has it all covered. There are so many options, what to order? Try the plump orange steamers or the golden and crispy fish & chips. I’m usually not a fan of swordfish, but the special that was served at Bostwick’s was outstanding. The filet was grilled to perfection and didn’t taste gamey at all. Our lunch companions enjoyed their fish tacos and lobster rolls. Clearly no one was unhappy with their order, so after a day at the beach, pull up to Bostwick’s, grab a seat at the bar, order a pint and dig into your clams!
Bostwick’s Chowder House
277 Pantigo Road
East Hampton, NY 11937