ROLL CALL - Hamptons Summer 2012
As summer officially kicked into gear this week, we cruise through the beach towns of the Hamptons looking for all that is new and noteworthy.
The guys behind Solé East have converted the Montauk classic Rojo Motel and will open the Montauk Beach House/>. The rooms have a sleek, minimalist feel and the property will also have a private membership beach club with cabanas, two pools and a grill serving cocktails.
In Bridgehampton, Tom Colicchio will open the Topping Rose House/>,a 22 room hotel, spa and year round restaurant later this summer.
EAT & DRINK :
On Shelter Island, Clark's Fish House will open at the Island Boatyard. Expect locally caught seafood in a casual setting with a fish market next door. Also at the Boatyard, the Wine Dock is a satellite tasting room and wine store for New York State wines.
The Bell & Anchor/> overlooks the marina in Sag Harbor and serves an interesting seafood menu and a wine list to match. For takeout and beach picnics, Pepalajefa/> offers a European inspired menu influenced from the owner Livia Hegner’s travels.
Sicilian inspired Osteria Salina/> is the promising new Italian in Bridgehampton. For a touch of Mediterranean, the waterside location and seafood oriented menu at Andrra/> in East Hampton will do the trick. All-day-party brunch goers will find happiness at the Meat Packing’s poster child for excess Brasserie Beaumarchais/> East Hampton outpost. Further east in Montauk, the Swallow East/> has opened up in the former Lenny’s spot and serves up small plates with a twist and the Sloppy Tuna/> has opened a rooftop restaurant and beach bar. For German beer fans, Zum Schneider/> brings their NYC biergarten to the beach serving German brews, food and wine.
Craving music? The Canal Room />has opened a Southhampton outpost.
If you’re looking for a designated driver, check out Main Beach Drivers/>, a new service that sends carefully screened drivers to drive your car for as long as you need.
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