As a young girl, summering with her family in Greenport, Jennie Werts played rounds of mini-golf at Drossos Motel. It seems only fitting that the motel is now the setting for her summer pop-up Jennie’s at Drossos.
With its unlikely location, twists on nostalgic beach food and the kitschy, retro 18-hole mini golf course next door, Jennie’s at Drossos, quickly became a hit last summer. This year the pop-up is back but unlike last summer when they only opened on the weekend, the snack bar is now open 7-days a week. That’s so many chances to chow down on grilled fish tacos, seasonal salads and more.
“It’s been a dream of mine to open a place out here and last summer doing the pop-up on weekends it went really well and I’d figured this is the second stage of opening my own place out here,” Werts said.
What To Order at Jennie’s at Drossos
Werts expanded the menu from last year and while favorites like the Duck Schnitzel Sandwich (the duck is from Crescent Farms) and Korean BBQ Ribs with Gochuang BBQ Sauce remain, she’s made some inventive additions to the menu. Go ahead and try the Redneck Korean Poutine (tater tots, cheese curds, fermented chili sauce, fried egg and scallions), Icelandic Hot Dog (deep fried hot dog, raw white onions, crispy fried onions, mustard, remoulade) and a Vegetarian Torta (avocado, black bean puree, oaxaca cheese, pickled fresno).
Sticking to the snack bar theme, Jennie’s at Drossos will also offer burgers, fried chicken, lobster rolls and a children’s menu and the snack bar is in the process of securing its liquor license to sell focal beer, wine and have a weekly Friday Happy Hour specials.
We’re hoping the snack bar is a preview of a year-round restaurant to come. Werts, who got her first taste of the food industry when she worked in the kitchen at Bruce & Sons before doing stints at Wolferts Roost in Irvington, New York, and Zengo and Ouest in Manhattan is looking to open a year-round restaurant with her brother.
Jennie’s at Drossos is open Noon – 8:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and Noon – 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at the Drossos Motel, 69125 Main Road, Greenport, Long Island.