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Foody’s closing, Water Mill restaurant was a favorite

Foody's on Montauk Highway in Water Mill specializes

Foody's on Montauk Highway in Water Mill specializes in pizza and comfort food. (Oct. 13, 2012) Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

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. 

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