Daily Bee: East Deck Demo. Pickles & Burgers. Plus, Tips for Working on the Beach

Photo credit: Riva Richmond

Photo credit: Riva Richmond

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Happy Week-Almost-Over! We are suckers for the salt-filled tangy air of Montauk, which is why we head to Ditch Plains so often. And even though we know the East Deck Motel is being razed, it still gave us pause Monday to see construction equipment (see above) taking the old girl down…to make room for oceanfront homes. *Sigh. But on a things-never-change note, the Montauk Farmers Market — whose motto is “Grow It, Bake It, Catch It” — returns today. Our roving photographer plans to be there, taking snaps while munching on Horman’s Best Pickles.

Vegans can skip the following item

LT Burger in Sag Harbor, Rowdy Hall in East Hampton and The Mill Roadhouse in Westhampton Beach are among the eateries nominated for Long Island Pulse magazine’s Top 10 Best Burgers. If you have strong feelings about this, vote here by Friday. (Bias alert: The Hampton Bee, a carnivore, is partial to LT Burger’s “Backyard” burger, which comes with hickory smoked bacon and New York State cheddar.) Finalists will compete Aug. 14 in the 2016 Great Burger Battle at Shorefront Park, Patchogue…which is as good a reason as any to go to Patchogue.

We’ll start with the Pet-Nat, naturally

In a stroke of genius, Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton has partnered with Channing Daughters winery to throw the “Rosé Dinner” on Thursday June 23. This is where you can drink five glasses of rosé (all paired with delicious nibbles, like lambchetta and green-strawberry gazpacho) and feel like you are doing something cosmopolitan rather than drunkardly. How do we sign up? Details here.

Quick takes

Georgica Bag Company, the East Hampton outfit that makes graphic canvas bags, is now stocking inventory at the Montauk Yacht Club’s Beach boutique….

The Hampton Theatre Company presents “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” tonight through Sunday, at the Quogue Community Hall. Details here

The nonprofit Give Where You Live, which encourages folks to keep their charitable donations local (a cool idea, indeed), is hosting its first anniversary celebration tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion in Southampton.

News You Can Use: Working from paradise

Our friends at AmEx OpenForum have tips for those who wish to work remotely, like from a beach in the Hamptons. Quoted is entrepreneur Bill Barrett, who has figured out how to run his company, GrillGrate, from a vacation house in the Bahamas. “We walk the beach with coffee in the a.m. and grill dinner on the porch at night while working in between,” Barrett says. “We’re never out of touch—just a world away.” Word. The tips: Make sure you have a reliable Internet connection, phone access, a manageable schedule — plus pack or ship every piece of equipment you’ll need in advance. Read the full article here. P.S. We wrote this Daily Bee while sitting on a blanket on Indian Wells beach. (Not really.)

Social Media Quote of the Day

“Time and tide,” Amagansett real-estate broker Kieran Brew, sharing a photo of this East Deck Motel collector’s item on Instagram.

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