Weekend Bee: We Brake for Torched Fatty Bass Belly

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@joanr8, Instagram

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#TGIF! A special shout-out today to Hampton Chutney Co. in Amagansett for doing the impossible: celebrating 20 years of business in the Hamptons. (That’s sort of like being married for 20 years in Hollywood). “We can’t thank all of our customers enough,” say the owners, Gary and Isabel MacGurn. “We look forward to making you happy as we continue to prepare your favorite Southern Indian dishes with love for many years to come.” Aw. We’ll take the dosas with love, please.

So, what’s the deal with Uber?

Also something like a Hollywood love story: Are Uber and the Hamptons getting back together again? Maybe, sort of…by Fourth of July weekend, reports the East Hampton Press. “Suffolk County is a big area for us, especially during that time of year,” says Alix Anfang, Uber’s communications director for New York State. “There are a lot of drunk driving accidents, and there is a lot of traffic.” And…beautiful beaches? What about the beaches? Sheesh.

Who’s Open?

Bay Kitchen & Bar on Gann Road in Springs, which has lovely sunset views of Three Mile Harbor, not to mention Torched Fatty Bass Belly, opened last night as did Arbor restaurant in Montauk (which also has sunset views, just with more asphalt involved)…

Beacon in Sag Harbor opened Wednesday for its 19th season (one more and it ties Hampton Chutney’s record). “Getting everything ready for our 19th first day of business…testing out the sunsets,” says owner David Loewenberg, posting this photo to Instagram…

Gemelli Gelato in Hampton Bays opens for the season today. AND there are free samples. This is news you can use…

Khanh Sports will be popping up next to Mary’s Marvelous in East Hampton…soon. As of Thursday there was a lone Ray-Ban’s case filling the space, but we hear standup paddleboards are coming…

Gather, ye merry villagers

We are pleased to report that East Hampton is cruising into the mid-19th century with a village fair this Saturday, which will take over Newtown Avenue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details here. The fair is the brainchild of “Magic Steve” Ringel, the new executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, who as we’ve reported, has tremendous hair. The fair took a lot of work, dammit, so just attend it already.

On tap for the weekend

  • Ashawagh Hall in Springs will open Water + Color + Works, a collective of East End artists who love watercolor (oils are for losers), on Saturday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m…
  • Everybody’s favorite Montauk Music Festival — which is free — takes place at a variety of Montauk venues this week. Details here. (Also, watch for bike riders competing in the Ride to Montauk; better yet, buy them a drink)….
  • Garnet Hill boutique in Bridgehampton invites you to celebrate spring, sip bubbly and shop for pillows on Saturday, 1 p.m. to  5 p.m; details here

Social Media Quote of the Day

“This dining room won’t be empty for long.” — South Edison restaurant in Montauk, posting this photo to Instagram. Yes way, #summer2017

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