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#TGIF! Just in time for the weekend, we have developing bagel news: Goldberg’s Famous Bagels is bringing its signature doughy goodness to Wainscott. That’s right, there will be no need — we repeat, no need — to schlep to East Hampton or Bridgehampton (where the multi-shop Goldberg’s also has locations) if you find yourself stranded in the mid-Hamptons without access to an everything bagel. The bagel chain, also known for its nova, whitefish and Reuben sandwiches, is taking over the Twice Upon a Bagel location, pictured above, re-opening as Goldberg’s sometime in April (just in time for Passover!). “We’re going to clean it up and make it real nice,” a staffer told us. The Wainscott store and all its bagel equipment sold for $1.6 million, according to real estate firm Saunders’ website, although it had been on the market (at one point) for $2.5 million. No word yet on whether the new Goldberg’s will employ the controversial bagel-scooping technique, which carb-cutting Hamptonites may doubtlessly request….
In more smoked fish news…
North Fork Smoked Fish Co. of Greenport has announced that its pâtés will now be available at the family-owned Schiavoni’s Market in Sag Harbor. (Clap, clap, clap.) This is good news because pâtés — also called “snappa dip,” if you’re a non-Manhattanite on the East End — are traditionally loaded with healthy oils like Omega-3s, which are good for the heart and brain. North Fork Smoked Fish, run by Captain Phil Karlin, the son of a commercial fisherman, uses fresh local fish and an all-natural smoking process. For the record, we also applaud North Fork Smoked Fish for perhaps the catchiest slogan on Long Island: “We’re about Blue Fish. Smoked.” Genius. This is what happens when you eat pâté.
Economic indicator? Sylvester & Co., the home-goods store with locations in Sag Harbor and Amagansett, reports that it has limited qualities left of its “Help me, I’m poor” mug… Baron’s Cove restaurant in Sag Harbor is now courting artists and lushes (did we say that out loud?) and reports that it’s “Paint & Sip” night was a success. Here are the photos to prove it. We also want to clarify that we think there is nothing wrong with artists and lushes… Maureen and Dave Rutkowski are once again taking the reins at John’s Drive-In in Montauk, the ice cream and hamburger joint that they sold years ago, according to the East Hampton Star. Reunited, and it feels so good.
On tap for the weekend
The Am O’Gansett Parade, which bills itself as the shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade in America, is this Saturday at noon. Don’t be late. The grand marshal is the Amagansett Free Library, which deserves the title, given how many people have used its restrooms over the years…. The band Mamalee Rose and Friends is playing Page restaurant in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 8 p.m…FM Band, a tribute to the musical stylings of Steely Dan, will perform at Bay Street Theater on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Social Media Quote of the Day
“If we were open today, it would be a rosé kind of day!” — Navy Beach, posting this delightfully boozy photo to Facebook. Truth.
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