Daily Bee: Make Sure to Call Ahead. Plus, Waffles, Meringue & Riz Ahmed

Photo credit: Open Minded Organics

Photo credit: Open Minded Organics

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Happy mid-September! Now here’s a tip, for all those in the Hamptons this fall: Call before you go…anywhere. It’s that time of year (non-summer, basically) when hours of operation go from “open every day” to “open Thursdays thru Sundays.” That said, more places, we are happy to report, seem to be staying open longer, post-Labor Day. Open Minded Organics, the Bridgehampton mushroom farmer and seasonal produce provider, is open seven days (see its sign, above). A host of restaurants — Le Charlot, Little Red, Bell & Anchor, among others — are open seven days. And bonus, the lines aren’t as long. We’ve said it before: Fall is the best season in the Hamptons.

Hopefully this makes up for that “Hell Week” training..

Navy Beach in Montauk reports that is has raised more than $30,000 this year for the Navy Seal Foundation. The eatery adds $1 to diner’s meals between Memorial Day and Labor Day (clever!) and encourages customers to donate additional funds, if so moved. There’s also a cocktail-party fundraiser. On the East End, “support for our veterans and patriotic roots run deep,” says Navy Beach partner Frank Davis. The restaurant has raised more than $90,000 over the past four years for the charity, which provides support to families of Navy SEALs. Mark your calendars: Next year’s kickoff party is set for June 17. Navy Beach, meanwhile, is open through Oct. 9.

Quick takes

Montauk Boardrider Co., the Montauk surf school, reports that it will have its first television cameo on the HBO show Girls. Actor Riz Ahmed, who’s probably trending on social media as we speak, recently stopped by….

Yes, please. We did not know that Big Flower, the East Hampton shop launched earlier this year by local Greg Ammon, sells teas that are “a taste of East Hampton.” (That’s the slogan.) Here’s a pic of Big Flower’s Radiant & Relaxed tea, a lemon-ginger blend that can “bring you to your happy place…”

Bex Waffles, a new food truck selling waffles in Montauk, plans to sell maple-cream sandwiches and the like through October. Read a profile on owner Becky Moody in the East Hampton Star

Social Media Quote of the Day

“This ginger rhubarb meringue pie just slayed me it was so darn delicious.” — Christopher Tracy, the winemaker at Channing Daughters in Bridgehampton, drawing attention through this insane Instagram post that Carissa’s Breads also makes pies.

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