No More Bottomless Brunch

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#TGIF! Why hello, summer. This type of glorious weather makes a person glad to be alive, amirite? Photo taken yesterday, at Indian Wells beach in Amagansett. This beach go-er was reading the Hampton Bee (not really).

No more bottomless brunch

We hate to start this dispatch with bad news, but we report that Harbor Grill in East Hampton has served its final meal after seven years. “We opened Harbor Grill to provide the local community with an option to go out to dinner with the entire family, not pay an arm and a leg, and still get a quality meal,” says Chef Damien O’Donnell, but rising food costs have made that impossible. Fans can still hit up Harbor Bistro, right up the street, which has sunset views.

I’ll take Hillbilly Elegy and a pillow mint, please

We like it when local businesses work together, especially when there’s a literary payoff. Harbor Books in Sag Harbor, owned by Taylor Rose Berry, has worked out an arrangement with Baron’s Cove hotel to pick out books for guests. “Make your selections at check-in and we will deliver the books to you wherever you are getting your R&R,” Harbor Books says

In other literary news….

Meanwhile, tickets are on sale for Authors’ Night on Aug. 12. Yes, everyone has a book — Alec Baldwin, Alec Baldwin’s wife, Christie Brinkley, Gwyneth Paltrow. Even the Hampton Bee, for pete’s sake, has one coming out (shameless link). There’s also a somewhat related Artists & Writers softball game on Aug. 19.

Is processed food so bad? (Relax people, we’re kidding)

For those of you interested in cleanses, Simply Sublime, the organic eatery in East Hampton, is organizing a Summer Clean Easting Cleanse, starting July 24. This is where you stop by Simply Sublime and pick up a day’s worth of healthy eating (think: lemonade and squash soup), Monday thru Friday. “This 5 day quickie cleanse will have you feeling great, in a nutritious and enjoyable way over the course of a work week,” the shop says. (It might also leave you…hungry?) Either way, the coconut date bliss balls on the menu sound delicious…

Asparagi in action

The Hedges Inn, the East Hampton hotel that has been cleverly translating East End speak (such as Bonacker) on Instagram, offers this one: Asparagus Beach. How does one get to Asparagus Beach? Turn down Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett. Back in the 1970s, the swarms of singles who frolicked there would frequently stand to check each other out…hence the name.

**Quick takes…

**Mamalee Rose, the soulful band that has played many an East End event, is saying an “Irish goodbye” (which, technically, you don’t announce…but we appreciate the vaguely ethnophobic term). One of the group’s last performances will be at Guild Hall on July 5; details here

**Market Art + Design, the contemporary art fair at which linen attire is required (not really), will return to the Bridgehampton Museum, July 6 – 9. More than 65 galleries will be there…

**Hey citiots (and apologies, gentle reader, for calling you that, in the event you are one): If you forget your power cord while tripping to the Hamptons, you can now rent one for $10 from GeekHampton in Sag Harbor…

**Attention, sushi nerds: SoHo’s DOMODOMO will be bringing its hand rolls to a popup at the Surf Lodge in Montauk, starting June 30….

**Montauk Brewing Co. is 5 years old (happy birthday!) and will celebrate the milestone at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, tonight at 6 p.m…

On tap for the weekend…

  • Get your acoustic groove on: JettyKoon plays tonight at Solé East’s Backyard Restaurant in Montauk, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Who says nothing is free in the Hamptons? JUJA Active is hosting a free community yoga class in its East Hampton store on Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15am with Sarrah Strimel, co-founder of BYoga in Montauk…
  • Wine and cheese alert: RJD Gallery (now in Bridgehampton) will open the exhibit “Suspension of Disbelief” on Saturday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The work looks pleasantly creepy…
  • The artist Casey Chalem Anderson will open a show tomorrow at Ille Arts in Amagansett with two renowned American landscape artists, both no longer alive — Fairfield Porter and Neil Welliver. “I am very much alive (and female) and creating paintings on the East End for people who love the water,” she says. Stop by Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show runs through July 13…
  • Sen Sag Harbor will host a silent auction Sunday to benefit the rebuilding of the Sag Harbor Cinema, noon to 3 p.m.; details here….

Social Media Quote of the Day

“This may be the most seductive photo of a burrito ever taken.” — Estia’s restaurant in Sag Harbor, announcing that it will begin “Hot Burrito” nights in its backyard, Monday thru Wednesdays in July and August. Tempted by the taco of another? Here’s the photo.

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1 Comment on "No More Bottomless Brunch"

  1. Is Goldberg’s Bagels coming to the former Barnes.. Sign in window says Montauk Market..?

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