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TGIF! Alas, it is officially time to bundle up. Temperatures will dip into the low digits, with potential flurries on Monday. For the record, our cat accurately predicted this President’s Day Weekend weather at the beginning of the month; see our Feb. 1 post for proof. Take that, meteorologists.
Iron Man likes the Flat Iron Steak
We spend a lot of time roaming social media so you don’t have to, and we’re constantly surprised at how few Hamptons businesses have presences on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (the big 3 of social media, though Twitter may be going the way of MySpace somewhat soon.) But here’s one to surprise us: Good ‘ole Dockside Bar & Grill, pictured above, which is located — rather fabulously — inside the historic American Legion building in Sag Harbor. After a winter break, Dockside re-opened last night, an event that it has been heavily promoting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with videos starring high school teachers, old guys, cute kids and — if our eyes are not mistaking us — the actor Robert Downey Jr., all answering “Feb. 11” to the question: “When does Dockside open?” Watch the full promo here. Well played, Dockside.
Did someone say something about a holiday weekend?
Thank you, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, for spacing your birthdays so close together we now have a 3-day weekend smack in the middle of winter. For those who desire some heat this weekend, check out “Flame,” the hot ceramics show at newly opened Celadon gallery in Bridgehampton. There is an opening brunch reception on Sunday; details here. Meanwhile, Dan’s Papers has this list of places in the Hamptons where you can dine near a roaring fireplace. We offer two more not on the list: East Hampton Grill and Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, which says its warm perch pictured here is “the perfect spot for post snow shoveling.” And if you’re in the mood for live music, The Midnight plays Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Saturday, 6 p.m., followed by Mamalee Rose & Friends.
The one place you don’t want frostbite…
Speaking of cold, Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett is hosting its first annual Winter Summer Party on Saturday, inviting patrons to wear “board shorts and bikinis” while DJ Matty Nice supplies tunes. We can honestly say: It’s so great to be too old for these types of things. For those interested in attending, Montauk Brewing Company will be present and giving away cans of its Summer ale (that’s the one in the blue can) from 10 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. We’ll consider attending the first annual Summer Winter Party in August.
Social Media Quote of the Day
“These wintery days on Long Island and out East call for homestyle hot cocoa” — Montauk Chamber of Commerce, as it posted this recipe on Facebook.
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