TGIF! Happy news to report: We are getting this close to Momi Ramen, pictured above, opening in East Hampton. (As we have long bitterly complained about, there is a dearth of quality Asian cuisine in the Hamptons.) Yesterday, we spotted some guys working furiously on the exterior at 221 Pantigo Place, a.k.a. Route 27. The folks at Momi tell us no official opening date yet (though we did hear rumors about June 9) — but “the pieces are finally starting to fall into place.”
Why we’re so excited: Momi has a delicious reputation in Miami, where it was started by Hong Kong native Jeffrey Z. Chen (Anita Chen will own and manage the Hamptons outpost). We long to try its thick noodles and earthy pork broth. Check out Momi Hamptons’ new website to read about how the noodles are made fresh daily: “The experience when you bite into the noodles is a pleasing bounce and resilience that holds up to a steamy broth or a cold dipping sauce.” Sold.
White’s Apothecary is expanding…
The famed White’s Apothecary on Main Street in East Hampton, which has been in business since 1873 (and has a website that also looks like it’s been around since 1873) has decided after all this time to open a location in Southampton, according to the East Hampton Press. The new shop is slated to open in July at the old Southampton Stationery space on Hampton Road. Both stores will be owned by Nyco Chemists, which bought White’s Pharmacy in 2013. Meanwhile, if you need to stock up on La Mer products (and really, at $295 for 2 ounces, who doesn’t?) head to the original White’s.
On tap for the weekend
Shelter Island is hot these days…if you’re looking for a place to end the weekend with a glass of rosé, a spot on the porch and some live tunes, then check out Ram’s Head Inn. It’s all part of the Sunday Night Jazz Series from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m with Jane Hastay and Peter Martin Weiss, plus weekly guest vocalists and musicians. No cover. AND you can watch the sunset. Sweet. The inn, built in 1929, has been owned for 35 years by Linda and James Eklund.
Also on tap:
Edible Business Conference, featuring chefs, foodies and nibbles, is this weekend.
Channing Daughter wine tasting, featuring Bordeaux and a Frenchman, is tonight.
Springs Farmers Market, where you can try BuckWHAT buckwheat and Hamptons Brine sauerkraut, is Saturday.
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