Foody’s, the sustainable restaurant that is among Newsday’s top 100 Restaurants in the Cheap Eats category, will serve its last supper on Sunday.
Bryan Futerman opened the eatery in 2005 in a Water Mill shopping center. Like many East End chefs, he strove to serve local, seasonal food, but Foody's was a resolutely family-friendly place, with well-priced burgers, pizzas and salads.
Futerman said that when neighboring Citarella market closed in 2010, his shopping center became markedly less busy. “The summers are great — this summer in particular,” he said, “but this is a tough spot for a restaurant.”
With his lease expiring, Futerman decided that now was the right time to make a change. “We may open in another location,” he said. For now he is vice chairman of Slow Food East End and a leader in the local edible-schoolyard movement that gets kids involved with growing their own sustainable food. Foody’s will also live on for catering.