Daily Bee: Tumbleweed This. We Have Suckling Pigs & Scented Candles. Plus, Pumptauk!

Photo credit: Bix DeBaise

A surfer at Ditch Plains gets ready to take advantage of tropical storm swell. Photo credit: Bix DeBaise

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Greetings. If you are reading this, then clearly (thus far) you have survived Tropical Storm Hermine, which managed to provide the most glorious weather and spectacular surf (see photo) over the long weekend. But we’ve buried the lede: Happy Tumbleweed Tuesday! It’s now officially post-season…otherwise known to insiders as “the best time to be in the Hamptons.” None of that lines-out-the-door nonsense. In fact, there is a host of stuff going on this fall. Actually, there’s a host of stuff going on tonight, in honor of Tumbleweed Tuesday (which, for novices, is when “citiots” — errr, seasonal residents — depart for the city). Assuming giant waves and tremendous wind gusts don’t interfere with plans, here’s a short list:

  • Dockers Waterside in East Quogue is hosting its second annual Tumbleweed Tuesday Pig Roast & Party, complete with suckling pig BBQ buffet, live music and drink specials. “Not your usual after holiday special,” Dockers humbly claims.
  • Hildreth’s Home Goods this morning is throwing a Hamptons Handpoured candles event, featuring a meet-and-greet with scented-candle-queen Brittany Torres, at 11 a.m. its Southampton location. Naturally, Torres has created a “Tumbleweed Tuesday” candle (photo here), a blend of sandalwood, musk and the departing diesel of Land Rovers.
  • Oakland’s in Hampton Bays is celebrating the season’s end at its annual Tumbleweed Tuesday party featuring Dune Road drink specials and the eclectic sounds of New Life Crisis.
  • Maidstone Inn in East Hampton is hosting a Tumbleweed Tuesday Ladies Night, with pop-ups by Fork + Rose, Organic Beauty Bus and other vendors

Meanwhile, a number of businesses — from White’s Apothecary to Harbor Books — are reminding people on social media that YES they are open year round, dammit. None of this seasonal crap. (Unless they close in the winter, like Sole East resort, which reminds folks via this photo, “But we are open thru Fall!”)

Quick takes…

Astro Pizza and Felice’s Ristorante in Amagansett reminds its fans that it has been voted a “Top Place to Eat on a Budget in the Hamptons” by Spoon University. Did someone say pasta night?

The Inn Spot restaurant in Hampton Bays, which was forced to shut over the long weekend because of the coastal flooding warnings, plans to have its regular food truck up-and-running on Wednesday….

Montauk Brewing Company announces with regret that its Watermelon Session Ale is done for the season. But there’s a silver lining. “Today we tap Pumptauk, the Montauk Pumpkin Ale,” the brewery proclaims.  Everyone, there is a god…

Social Media Quote of the Day

Living The Dream is the name on the side,” Montauk artist/photographer Dalton Portella, posting this photo to Instagram of a power boat that appears to have washed up near Montauk Point.

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