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Bostwick’s Chowder House

  This casual seafood restaurant is the Montauk Highway outpost of the original Bostwick’s on Three Mile Harbor. The food is fresh and unfussy. Go for a post-beach late-afternoon lunch in order to score a seat. www.bostwickschowderhouse.com 77 Pantigo Road, East Hampton NY  Tweet

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Lunch (The Lobster Roll)

  A quintessential roadside seafood shack since 1965, The Lobster Roll Restaurant in Amagansett serves up one of the best lobster rolls on the East End. It remains #1 on my go-to list. www.lobsterroll.com 1980 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NYTweet

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Tutto Il Giorno

This Southampton annex of Gabby Karan’s popular Sag Harbor eatery offers fresh, satisfying pastas and local vegetables. I had the ravioli with buffalo milk ricotta and my friend, Lisa, had pacceri with a slow-cooked ragu. We shared the sautéed kale and a strawberry-rhubarb torte, which were typical but well-done nonetheless. The interior is striking and […]

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Louse Point

  Best sunset in the Hamptons.Tweet

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Tate’s Bake Shop

Best. Cookies. Anywhere. What is it is about those crispy, buttery chocolate chip cookies that make them so much better than any other? My insatiable sweet tooth and I have been trying to figure it out for years. In addition to visiting the mother ship in Southampton, the cookies can be found at gourmet grocers […]

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Little Red

A new bistro with a covered outdoor patio, Little Red has an appealing New American menu featuring basic, local dishes. I had a lobster roll, which contained a satisfying amount of meat and was served on an untoasted roll with a side of thick, hand-cut chips. A British dining companion noted that the linguini with […]

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Parrish Art Museum

  The Hamptons have always been a haven for artists. Visit the Parrish Art Museum to see works by locals such as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, Dan Flavin, and Roy Lichtenstein. See which artist lived where: http://artists.parrishart.org/ 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NYTweet

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Golden Pear

This Hamptons café has been a beach community fixture for over 20 years. It offers generous sized salads, sandwiches and baked goods as well as daily hot entrees. I especially love starting my day with the scrambled eggs and cheddar on a freshly baked croissant or the cinnamon infused Belgian waffle and one of their […]

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75 Main

This American Bistro with basic fare is my favorite go-to place in Southampton because the menu’s varied, simple offerings will satisfy any group. This week, I went with a party of five and we were all pleased with various grilled seafood dishes such as tuna and tilapia.  Try to get a sidewalk table for entertaining […]

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East Hampton Beach Roundup

  A day at the beach in the Hamptons can be as competitive as anything in Manhattan. With a little planning, you’ll get your fill of rays. The five beaches in the Village of East Hampton, owned and operated by the village, are: • Georgica Beach, Lily Pond Lane (lifeguard, bathroom) • Main Beach, 101 […]

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