Greenports new food openings

At Prep, Keith Luce's new takeout venue in At Prep, Keith Luce's new takeout venue in Greenport, a the "Widowmaker"--with duck confit, smoked bacon, roasted garlic and farm egg--is a signature flatbread. Photo Credit: Keith Luce

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Keith Luce, former chef-partner at Jedediah Hawkins House in Jamesport, has launched his new venture: a multi-venue compound at Stirling Square in Greenport.

The Square is anchored by Main, which takes over the former North Fork Oyster Company and retains that restaurants oyster-centric menu. There will be about a dozen oysters every day, from both the East and West Coasts as well as Europe. Luce characterized the food at Main as regional American comfort with a twist. First courses include oyster-corn chowder with house-made oyster crackers ($8), shrimp-lobster corn dogs ($14) and the NoFo duck wings ($12) first made famous at Jedediahs. Main courses include a burger ($15), house-made spaghetti with pancetta and clams ($23), lobster roll ($26), Crescent duck breast ($27). Main is open for dinner (4 to 10 p.m.) every day except Tuesday and for lunch Friday through Sunday.

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Across the way from Main is Prep, where passersby can see cooks making fresh pasta, baked goods and gelato. Cured meats and flatbreads ($12) made in a wood-burning oven are available for takeout. Look for the chefs signature Widowmaker flatbread, adorned with duck confit, smoked bacon, roasted garlic and farm egg. Open noon to 8 p.m. except Tuesday.

The third venue is Nosh, a sit-down spot serving soups ($7), salads ($9 to $19), sandwiches (about $11) on homemade bread plus homemade pastries, ice creams and sorbets ($5 for two scoops). Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The Square is at 300 Main St. (Stirling Square), Greenport, 631-477-6840, nofosquare.com
 

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