Everybody’s favorite chowder house, Bostwick’s in East Hampton, opened for the season last night — and a sizeable crowd of locals turned out to chow down on lobster fritters, local bay scallops and fluke Milanese (all washed down with Montauk Brewing Co. ales, among other selections). This reporter, while remaining objective, would like to note that the oyster po’boy was one of the best she’s ever had. So fresh, so succulent!
Owners Chris Eggert and Kevin Boles have run Bostwick’s, in one form or another, for the past two decades. The restaurant’s previous locations on Three Mile Harbor Road and Gann Road afforded water views. The current location, smack on the Montauk Highway, isn’t exactly oceanfront….but no matter. When the food tastes like it came (recently) from the sea, we can pretend Route 27 is the Atlantic. The duo, incidentally, also own Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett.
The only thing that didn’t cooperate with the season opener was the weather — cold, damp, grey — although this weekend should make up for that. Clear sunny skies and warmer temps are predicted.
Speaking of nice weather…
LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, which doesn’t open for the season until April 25, is giving a sneak preview this weekend of its grounds. Alex Feleppa, a horticulturist, will lead the “Garden Highlights Tour” from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday. Make sure to call for reservations, 631.329.3568. LongHouse Reserve, incidentally, is a nice example of what happens when you’re successful in business. Founder Jack Lenor Larsen is a textile designer who launched his eponymous firm in 1952. Note to self, entrepreneurs: Remember to give back when your business takes off.
Geeks Heart Art
Who says tech types can’t be creative? We love that GeekHampton, the tech-support store in Sag Harbor, routinely hosts an artist series. Tonight, Lisa Kiss’s photographic “Mapping Places” will be on display, along with improvisational music by Open Source (get it? ha! you crazy nerds) and wines donated by Long Wharf Wines (see, smart people get wines donated to them). And mark your calendar, technophobes: Other than fostering your appreciation for art, the folks at GeekHampton can help you learn to use your iPhone, iPad or Mac at upcoming free classes on May 2.
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