Daily Bee: Winston’s Now Expects April Opening

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We’re still mourning the loss of Nichol’s (last winter, its seafood pot pie made us briefly forget about the polar vortex) but rumor has it the eats at brand new Winston’s, pictured above, in East Hampton will be just as delicious. Alas, we’ll have to wait just a bit longer — the nice folks working at the new restaurant say Winston’s grand opening (originally scheduled for this Sunday, March 22) has been delayed until mid- to late-April, due to a slow-moving liquor license.

Chef Winston Lyons plans to bring a mix of steak and seafood dishes to the new digs at 100 Montauk Highway, as well as some classic Jamaican eats like jerk chicken. Lyons trained in the Caribbean but has been part of the Hamptons culinary scene for some time, working at East Hampton Grill, Turtle Crossing and other locales.

Those who don’t like change (and who does?) will be happy the interior has changed little, retaining the fireplace, wine boxes and warm lighting.

Check your smoke detectors, pronto

If you happened to see the giant plumes of smoke rising from East Hampton earlier this week, that was the just the former multimillion-dollar estate of Hard Rock Cafe co-founder Peter Morton burning to the ground. The blaze, spurred on by wind, resisted the best efforts of about 100 firefighters to put it out. The historic oceanfront home is destroyed, but fortunately no major injuries. Did we mention check your smoke detectors? And business owners, not to sound like your mother, but check your insurance. Don’t forget business-interruption insurance, which can cover lost income if a fire or other disaster damages your property.  Everybody always forgets about that one. Mistake.

And now we need a pick-me-up

So here’s a bunch of beautiful homes that, happily, are still standing. From Hamptons Magazine, here are 5 Party-Ready Homes to Start Coveting Right Now, from Water Mill to Montauk. We’re not sure which we like better, an infinity pool or an outdoor terrace with a fireplace. You decide.

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