Eat and drink like a champion as you watch the Summer Olympics in Rio this month at restaurants dishing out special plates and dining deals in honor of the occasion. Here’s the first round of special eats:
Chef Ian Russo of DirtyBurger in Plainview offers the Olympic Burger, seven ounces of all-natural, hormone-free beef, dusted with seasoning and honey grilled, then served on a brioche bun, layered with fried onions, Cheddar, a fried egg and bacon. The Olympic Burger costs $17.95 and comes with fries.
12 Manetto Hill Plaza, Plainview, 516-595-7399, dirtyburger.com
At what used to be the Farmingdale Public Library, bar goers can buy their own awards at Library Cafe, such as the gold medal cocktail for $7 with Captain Morgan and Meyers’ Dark rum, orange juice and soda for $7, as well as a silver and a bronze cocktail for $7 or $8. Or splurge on the $10 Olympic iced tea inspired by the Long Island version.
274 Main St., Farmingdale, 516-752-7678
La Tavola in Sayville will host a five-course beer pairing with the California-based Firestone Walker Brewing Company on Aug. 16, with outdoor seats to watch the Olympics aired on the lawn. The menu includes fish tacos with Pivo Pils and an heirloom tomato salad with Luponic Distortion. The dinner costs $50 per person. Call ahead for reservations.
183 W. Main St., Sayville, 631-750-6900, latavolasayville.com
In the Hamptons, Indian Wells Tavern will offer a rotation of food and beer specials every day of the games, from $4 to $6 brews like Brooklyn Summer Ale to Brazilian churrasco skewers served with fried plantains for $10.
117 Main St., Amangansett, 631-267-0400, indianwellstavern.com
Townline BBQ in Sagaponack will pour watermelon caipirinhas with cachaça, watermelon, lime juice and simple syrup through the end of August. The cocktail is $12 — $6 during happy hour, which is all day Monday and from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
3593 Montauk Hwy., Sagaponack, 631-537-2271, townlinebbq.com
Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton stirs up a passion fruit variation of the caipirinha for $15. 136 N. Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-3550, nickandtonis.com