Daily Bee: Beach Days! Plus, Post-Fire Rehab, SoulCycle and Cinco de Mayo


Happy Tuesday! Are you as excited about the weather as we are? With temperatures hitting the 70s this week in the Hamptons, it feels like summer has arrived. (Monday’s high? 75 degrees, about 10 degrees higher than average.) Above, two optimistic beach goers set up chairs yesterday on Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. Our friends at Weather.com, of course, want to bring us all back down to reality with this article, “Could the Atlantic Hurricane Season Start Early?” And here’s a new catch phrase: subtropical cyclone. Our advice: Just enjoy the beach.

Post-fire Rowdy Hall rehab…

Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, which suffered fire damage last month, has been working to get its doors open again. Yesterday, the bar/restaurant posted photos to its Facebook page that reveal the extent of the refurbishing needed, both inside and out. The main dining room appears covered in drop cloths and protective plastic for the time being. “The crews have been hard at work getting Rowdy Hall back up and running,” the caption said. “Stay tuned to find out when the repairs will be complete!” We wish them a speedy return to business. Meanwhile, J. Crew, which recorded even more damage, is still closed. The retailer says a new location will be announced soon and meanwhile asks shoppers to patronize its Southampton store instead.

Hey, SoulCycle

We’ll admit: We’ve never actually taken a SoulCycle class (nor have we done Crossfit) so we don’t quite understand the cult-like attachment people have to the workout….but that said, SoulCycle is scheduled to open a new 67-bike studio in Montauk at the end of the month. There has been much gushing on Twitter, like this person:

Glad people are excited. This is SoulCycle’s fourth location on the East End, after Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Water Mill. The studio is setting up shop at 15 South Edgemere St., formerly home to the Montauk Movie theater.

This one’s for you, Benito

Today is everybody’s favorite Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo (which actually celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French, not Mexico’s independence, as is commonly confused.) To commemorate the day, The Hideway in Montauk, a Mexican joint that is normally just open weekends in the pre-season, is serving food and drink specials. (We like a place whose slogan is “Tequila for the People.”).  One might also raise a glass at Mercado in Bridgehampton for #TacoTuesday night. Meanwhile, La Fondita in Amagansett suggests topping it all off with sugary churros.

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