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Chicken Pop-Up and Lobster Bake at Clock Tower Grill: Santos and Parente Pair Up

Rich Parente

Celebrity chef David Santos will visit Clock Tower Grill in Brewster for a special one-night Hot Chicken Pop-Up on August 11 at 7 p.m., says Executive Chef Rich Parente, who owns the grill with his wife, Cassie. Weather permitting, the grill will also host a lobster bake outdoors on the patio on August 18 (check for details). “We try to keep things interesting, fresh and fun,” he says.

The Parentes opened Clock Tower Grill in 2013 to bring a new and different concept to the area, he says. They wanted to break the restaurant mold by having fun, being more involved in the local community and changing the way people dine out. In keeping with the grill’s healthy, fresh focus, the chicken at the pop-up will be organic and served with other natural, locally sourced ingredients. “We are committed to serving and sourcing as much local, sustainable, organic and GMO-free as we can in our market,” Rich says. “We find that utilizing our local farms and farmers’ markets is not a challenge, but in fact a chance to be storytellers.”

There is live music in the restaurant every Friday at 8 p.m. through the summer. Upcoming acts include Whiskey Mystic Music (August 5), Jekyll and Hyde (August 12) and Rudy’s Backbeat (August 19).

Clock Tower Grill is located at 512 Clock Tower Dr., Brewster, NY. To make a reservation, call 845.582.0574. For more information, email [email protected] or visit