Daily Bee: Nothing Says Holidays Like Knives and Germans


So let’s go over our holiday check list. Let’s see. Stockings: Hung. Sugarplums: Dancing in our heads. Chef knives: Sharpened? No, dammit, we haven’t gotten around to that yet…which is why it’s fortunate that Greg Hollman of Sharp Hamptons, who can hone your Wüsthof like it were a new blade, will be at Williams-Sonoma in Bridgehampton Commons this Saturday at 4 p.m.  (Earlier in the day, he’ll also be at the Hayground School Artisanal Food & Craft Bazaar, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, where he’ll be selling board and spoon cream, gift certificates and setting up knife-sharpening appointments.) 

If you can’t make it, never fear: Hollman makes house calls. Read our profile here, about how he decided to quit the photography business and sharpen pointy things for a living. Yes, we hear you — it’s a bit of an odd business, but how do you think the chef at your favorite Hamptons restaurant keeps his knife sharpened? Yep, probably Sharp Hamptons. Hollman has many restaurant clients, as well as dog and horse groomers (who dislike dull animal shears).

If you prefer things that glitter…

Then we’ve got good news: Rose Jewelers in Southampton is hosting its annual holiday extravaganza this Saturday, 1 pm. to 7 p.m. Jewelers, of course, are busy during the holidays, what will all the marriage proposals and romantic gift-giving going on. When you purchase a sparkly item at Rose this Saturday, you will receive a key…and if that key opens the lock on Santa’s bag, then you could win a $1,000 shopping spree (grand prize, yippee!) or a gift certificate in the $50 to $250 range. OR a pair of pearl earrings. Exciting! Look for many a lady dragging her guy there.

Ich bin Santa Claus

Well now. If you are going to be drinking beer in desolate, dune-flattened Montauk, you might as well do it with a bunch of Germans singing Christmas Carols. The folks at Zum Schneider, everybody’s favorite beach-side Bavarian beirhaus, will host its season-closing “Adventsignen” on Saturday. Adventsingen is one of those German words that sounds so close to English that we don’t know if it’s made up or not. Anyhow, there will be hammered dulcimers, mulled wine and Mama Schneider’s Christmas stollen. As long as there’s not spanferkel, we’re happy. The party starts at 3 p.m. and goes to 7 p.m.

Auf Wiedersehen, Crossroads

*Sigh. We always hate to see a small business shutter, and the news this fall that family-owned Crossroads Music in Amagansett Square would close by year’s end made us — and a lot of people — quite sad. Tonight, there will be a “thank you” send-off to the Clark family, who have run the music store for the past 10 years, at Springs Presbyterian Church in East Hampton, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Musician Thomas Bono organized the event as a way to celebrate Crossroads’ mark on the local music community. $10 donation. Until we see you again, Crossroads.

Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel

A second ago it was Thanksgiving, and now….Happy Hanukkah! If you’re looking to celebrate with potato latkes and beet soup (and really, who isn’t), then consider stopping by Nick & Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton, which is offering special holiday dishes throughout Hanukkah, which starts Sunday. We hope there is a menorah involved. And dreidel. And more foods fried in oil. Yum!

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