It's prime time on the East End. If you're heading for the South Fork this weekend, here are five appetizers worth a bite, the money and the ride.
The glistening fluke crudo with citrus-and-shaved fennel salad at little/red, 76C Job’s Lane, Southampton; 631-283-3309.
Eggplant three winning ways: caponata, smoked baba ghanoush, croquettes, at Almond, 1 Ocean Rd., Bridgehampton; 631-537-5665.
The artful beet box with parsnip and celery root purees at Squiretown, 26 W. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays; 631-723-2626.
Oysters St. Charles, a relative or Rockefeller, at East Hampton Grill, 99 N. Main St., East Hampton; 631-329-6666.
Grilled sardines in grape leaves at Trata Estiatorio, 1020 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill; 631-726-6200.
Eggplant three ways at Almond