Daily Bee: Help Wanted, Always. Goodbye, Fresh Hamptons, Winston’s. Plus, Zen


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Happy Tuesday! Despite grey skies, bitter cold and bracing winds, spring is coming, we assure you…and of course, there is no greater indication of the season’s approach then all these “Help Wanted” ads around town. For instance, pictured above is the large sign that greeted us as we stocked up on avocados at the Amagansett IGA (which also gets high marks for its prolific Facebook stream, something we can’t say about all Hamptons businesses). Need a job? Head to the East End. Looking for workers? Good luck. Here’s a handy list of Suffolk County job fairs. Or recruit on social media, as everyone from Gosman’s to The Chequit (wisely!) are doing….

Any place good to eat around here?

As we often do, we like to focus on food in these dispatches. Let’s start with the good news. It’s the 14th Annual Hamptons Restaurant Week, which means you have approximately 6 days left to get a halfway-decent deal at faves Nick & Toni’s, Fresno, Trumpets on the Bay, Baron’s Cove, Red Bar Brasserie and more. Hamptons Restaurant Week was started in 2003 by WordHampton Public Relations, which itself was started by a guy who used to be a bartender. We like his style.

And now, the sad news. We’ve heard about several closings, include Fresh Hamptons (popular for its zen events, healthy food and #TacoTuesdays), owned by chef Todd Jacobs in Bridgehampton. A source sums up the eatery’s apparent closing to CurbedHamptons in these four words: “Debt. Court. Eviction. Goodbye.” *Sigh. There goes the zen. And Winston’s of East Hampton, we hardly knew ye! We were still calling you “that place that used to be Nichol’s.” That said, nothing soothes the soul like Oysters Rockefeller, which we hear the new restaurant, The Service Station, will offer.

Save the date…

Often when we walk into the grocery store, we say: “Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone could lead us on a zen-guided mediation right now?” Well, Wild By Nature, the natural-and-organic food store in Hamptons Bays, apparently heard us. Instructor Patti Alessi will lead the mediation event at the store on Friday, May 6, from noon to 1 p.m… ARF’s 6th Annual Designer Showcase will be May 28-30, featuring designers Sam Allen, Tracey Cavaniola, Nancy Corzine, John Stedila and Tim Button, Lynda Sylvester, Eldon Wong… RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor will host an opening reception this Saturday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for “Barbed Wire & Picket Fences,” featuring the artwork of Phillip Thomas and Charlotta Janssen, who document society’s struggle toward a “post-racial” atmosphere. Hopefully drinks will be served.

Further afield, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. on the North Fork is showing the work of Water Mill artist Oliver Peterson (as well as Brooklyn artist Case Jernigan) at its “Ikons and Heroes” exhibit through Sunday, April 17.

Social Media Quote of the Day

“This has us howling.” — Blumenfeld+Fleming, the Montauk marketing agency, on Facebook. The firm apparently agrees that you should only use the term “reach out” in the workplace if you’re a member of the Four Tops.

 Got a tip? Nothing is too great or too small. Trust us. Email editor@thehamptonbee.com. 

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