Daily Bee: Boats Spotted in Water. Oh, Sloppy Tuna, Stop. Plus, Learn to Prune.


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#TGIF! Yes, we know it’s cold — but hark! At Louse Point in Springs, we have spotted our first boat, pictured above. That can only mean one thing: Summer is coming. But in the mean time, despite the occasional flying sea gull, it’s pretty damn cold. Binge watch Netflix (without judgment) while you can.

In other matters, it’s April 1. That must mean it’s been a year since Jay Z invested in the Hampton Bee. Well, not really. But we bet the rap mogul WISHES he had. Better than investing $56 million in Tidal, clearly. In any event, Beyoncé has renewed her commitment to our board of advisors. Happy April Fool’s Day!

We can’t make this stuff up…

The Hampton Bee has long thought the Sloppy Tuna in Montauk, which Yelp reviewers have deemed “very Jersey shore” and “an ideal place to get ‘white girl wasted,'” would be the perfect location for a reality show. This week proves it. A quick recap: On Monday, a judge issued a bench warrant for a Sloppy Tuna manager who had missed several court appearances related to noise violations. On Tuesday, owner Drew Doscher posted a rant on Facebook, saying Sloppy Tuna would “unfortunately not be opening at the same location” due to “unforeseen chaos and back room politics.” That was followed by a court-appointed receiver, attorney Charles C. Russo, issuing a letter on Wednesday, saying Sloppy Tuna was NOT closed, thank you very much, and would be up-and-running under new management, at the same location. One thing’s certain: The winners are definitely not Montauk residents, who have complained bitterly about the Sloppy Tuna for years.

Quick takes

Tripoli Gallery has closed its East Hampton location on Newtown Lane, after less than a year. Owner Tripoli Patterson, who blends a love of surfing with fine art, still has his gallery in Southampton and will be starting his 8th summer on Jobs Lane this season… Kudos to East Hampton Gym, which is renovating and donated $250,000 worth of equipment to East Hampton High School. Bruce Cotter, who owns Hamptons Gym Corp.’s three fitness centers, is an East Hampton High alum… Villa Italian Specialties, the East Hampton food shop specializing in sandwiches, mozzarella and sausage, reminds everyone that it is part of the Twitterati. “You ‘like’ us on Facebook, but you’ll love us on Twitter,” the shop promises. It’s handle is @VillaSpecialty.

On tap for the weekend…

All things deciduous! Learn to prune today with arborist Jackson Dodds at Peconic Land Trust’s Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton. The program will conclude with a guided tour of the garden… Did someone say Bunder Gerstensuppe? It’s Swiss cuisine at Inn Spot on the Bay in Hampton Bays this weekend; menu here… Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Live from the Met), on Saturday at 1 p.m… Or if all else fails, learn to make Ginger Beer at home, courtesy of this recipe from the Food Network.

Social Media Quote of the Day

“Now this is how to spend Thursday afternoon.” — Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, posting this photo to Facebook of what looks to be an IPA paired with fish tacos.

Social Media Quote of the Century

“I took a small shack with a stripper pole on the beach in Montauk and made it into a great bar [and] nightclub.” — Sloppy Tuna, in a now infamous post on Facebook. Like we said earlier, we can’t make this stuff up. We also can’t make it go away (sorry, Montauk).

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