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Happy Thursday! Today, we have a pink theme, to match our lovely peach blossoms, pictured above, which importantly are blooming, despite frosty conditions. First, Channing Daughters reports that its 2015 rose wines have arrived, in an array of blush hues. “Drinking these pinks wines will at least make you feel like spring is here,” says the Bridgehampton winery. And to that we say, cin cin. Second, the Montauk Chamber of Commerce reports there will be a full PINK moon rising over Montauk (and presumably the rest of the Hamptons) on Friday, April 22, at 1:25 a.m. Please mark your calendar. The moon is also called the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon, according to the Old Farmers Almanac. And lastly, Helen Ficalora, the Montauk jeweler known for her signature pink gift boxes, subtly reminds us all that Mother’s Day is coming up soon.
Did someone say oyster po’boy? Everybody’s favorite chowder house, Bostwick’s in East Hampton, will re-open for the season tonight. And yes, everybody still misses the Gann Road location, but Montauk Highway is not that bad, people. The joint is owned by Chris Eggert and Kevin Boles, who also own Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett… GeekHampton in Sag Harbor is closed (again) today for staff training, so better hope your Mac or iPhone doesn’t act up. Meanwhile, the geeks offer these handy spring cleaning tips for your devices… And let’s hear it for water quality. CowFish restaurant in Hampton Bays is hosting a “Brush Stroke for the Bays” event tonight, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring the artful instruction of Carolyn Munaco, whose paintings of large-mouthed fish we’ve admired before. Tickets are $45 and benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Back to the Bays initiative.
Julie Berger, a sommelier who last year was named general manager of Nick & Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton, was recently featured in this Hamptons.com profile. “Think of wine as an adventure through the world,” she says. “Begin where you are comfortable and then expand your comfort zone.” Berger says the oldest bottle on Nick & Toni’s wine list is from 1982 — “nothing too crazy.” … Saunders real estate agent David Lineweaver, who apparently likes dogs, is noted in this Hamptons Beachouse article about brokers who have traded successful careers in the city for a new start on the East End. Lineweaver, a Spanish speaker who lived in Latin America, spent 25 years on Wall Street before turning to real estate. The transition has been a “piece of cake,” he says …Michael Massetti, the executive chef at the Living Room restaurant at the Maidstone hotel in East Hampton, divulges his guilty-pleasure food to the Long Island Pulse: White Castle burgers. Respect. Read the full profile here.
Social Media Quote of the Day
“Obviously, we agree.” — Hamptons International Film Festival, showing it knows how to accept a compliment as it shared on Facebook its inclusion in MovieMaker Magazine’s “Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.”
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