Daily Bee: A Brewing Juice War? Merriment at Dockers & Marders. And Pets!


After a gray Sunday, we like to think ahead to spring…and why, faster than you can say “super greens,” here’s a new juice bar slated to open just a few months from now in East Hampton. Juice Press, a New York City chain that modestly claims to be “the best organic beverage, food and wellness brand on the planet,” will be located steps away from the Tracy Anderson fitness studio, (which sells its own 3 Green Hearts juice line, invented by Anderson and pal Gwyneth Paltrow). We like to think this is priming the way for some Hamptons-style juice wars…but will the juice movement still be alive, come spring? With the recent shuttering of green-chain Organic Avenue in New York, Grub Street has declared “The Juice Apocalypse is Here,” likening the juice craze to the one-time frozen-yogurt boom…

But perhaps Juice Press knows how to keep customers coming back for $10.50 acai bowls and “fiery immune boosters” made from ginger, turmeric and humble celery (which is somehow a key ingredient in its “First Degree Burn” booster). The company opened a location in Bridgehampton last year.

Pre-Thanksgiving shenanigans

Dockers Waterside, everybody’s favorite place to watch the sunset, is challenging customers to “eat us out of house and home” as it closes for the season on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve. The East Quogue restaurant is hosting a “One Wild Night” grand-finale closing party (we like their style), featuring complimentary buffet, all-night happy hour and live music by Strecker starting at 9 p.m. Price of entry is $20. Save room for turkey the next day, at wherever you’re celebrating the actual holiday.

More sophisticated Post-Thanksgiving shenanigans

Well, not sure this counts as a shenanigan, really….but Marders, the Bridgehampton gardening center that has made us swoon over Tuscan rosemary, will host its 39th Annual Open House this coming Friday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Details here.  This is when Marders, which is already over-the-top on a regular basis, basks in pure unadulterated splendor. If you don’t believe us, here is an image from last year’s open house, featuring a deer head on a mannequin’s body, with peacock feathers. Not sure we need to say anything more.

Social Media Quote of the Day

“There is something about kittens and books that just go together, dontcha think?” — Harbor Books of Sag Harbor, announcing on Facebook that it will give a $50 gift certificate to any of its readers that adopt a cat or dog from the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons from now until the end of the year.

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