TGIF! As we know, the most exciting two minutes in sports is upon this weekend. (If you didn’t know this, we have no use for you — please read another publication. Err…wait a minute, we need the readers. Just keep reading.) The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby is this weekend, with post time at Churchill Downs scheduled for 6:24 p.m. EDT on Saturday.
For those not in the stands, the next best thing may be the Kentucky Derby party at Townline BBQ restaurant in Sagaponack, which begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Attendees are asked to don their best attire (big hats and bow ties are encouraged). We hear there will be raffles, $8 mint julep specials and complimentary snacks. What’s not to like?
By the way, the favorite this year in the field of 20 thoroughbreds is American Pharoah, trained by Bob Baffert. (Though our money — and you heard it here first — is on another Baffert horse, Dortmund.) Everybody’s favorite Hamptonite, Jimmy Fallon, also thinks American Pharoah will win: Drop everything you are doing and watch his Tonight Show segment “Puppies Predict the 2015 Kentucky Derby.” (If the puppies are accurate, the trifecta is American Pharoah, “mystery horse” Mubtaahij and Far Right.)
In our last bit of Derby-related news, our friends at Hamptons.com offer Five Kentucky Derby Themed Drinks, including a mint julep, of course. As always, blame them, not us, for your hangover.
Dockers in the spotlight…again
We hear that Dockers Waterside on Dune Road in East Quogue will be the featured backdrop on Doug Geed’s East End show on News 12 Long Island this weekend. Here’s a shot of the crew on Dockers’ delightful deck. Catch the show, which features “the interesting people, places and things you can see in eastern Long Island,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. With this level of fame, does this mean the Kardashians will be dining at Dockers? Actually, “they were here last year,” owner Larry Hoffman tells us. “For lunch — then they filmed ‘Royal Pains’ here too, with them in the scene.” There’s no such thing as bad publicity, people. In other matters, Dockers is gearing up for a Mother’s Day brunch next weekend, May 10.
How do I get my hands on Scandinavian dining ware….
Have you checked out the new Loaves & Fishes Cookshop in Bridgehampton yet? Now may be a good weekend. The shop, which sells everything from hand-made Royal Copenhagen china (swoon!) to rainbow-hued pearlescent steak knives, is having a sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday. The location, next to the Bridgehampton Inn, just opened last month.
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