Quogue & Hampton Bays
These tiny Hamptons villages are perfect for families.
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MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS
Tina Brown and Sir Harry Evans, Anderson Cooper, Pat and John Esposito, Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan, Richard Johnson and Sessa von Richthofen, Jennifer Lister and Anthony Oldfield, Susan Lucci and Helmut Huber, Nazee and Joseph Moinian, Bruce Nagel, Elaine and Jim Saladino, Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, John Utendahl
Friends and family will flock to your summer soirées if you sweeten the deal with some pastries from Have Your Cake Ltd., popular for its delicious and gorgeous array of desserts, including wedding cakes, cookies and cupcakes. 152 Jessup Ave., Quogue, 653-8233; haveyourcakeltd.com
RAIN OR SHINE
Summer fun usually relies on the cooperation of Mother Nature, but clear skies aren’t an issue at Sportime NY, an indoor/outdoor fitness facility for the whole family. Kids can partake of the summer camp program or host a birthday party here; parents can enjoy the other amenities, like private tennis lessons or the spa. 2751 Old Riverhead Road, East Quogue, 653-6767; sportimeny.com/the-hamptons
COME ONE COME ALL
Besides a sensational seaside view, Dockers Waterside also has an outstanding menu, by executive chef Topher Dupre. Well-known for its fabulous lobster bakes and raw bar, Dockers offers something for everyone, from a daily special of $20 for a select bottle of wine to live music on weekends. 94 Dune Road, East Quogue, 653-0653; dockerswaterside.com
DID YOU KNOW...
In the early 1640s, Hampton Bays used to be known as Canoe Place and included both Quogue and East Quogue.
In Quogue much time and effort is spent maintaining the village’s historical facilities and memorabilia. Quogue Library is also home to the local historical society and its archives.
EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED
If you’re craving great food and an alternative to the flip-flop crowd, set your GPS for the Stone Creek Inn. Christian Mir, a native of southwest France, and his wife, Elaine DiGiacomo, opened the eatery in 1996, and it’s been a hit ever since thanks to its menu of inventive dishes (like the fregola and spring greens risotto-style) and specialties, including the tantalizing wild king salmon, local spring vegetables and sauce vierge. For extra incentive, Stone Creek Inn won an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2009 for its premier wine list. 405 Montauk Hwy., East Quogue, 653-6770; stonecreekinn.com
PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC STRIFFLER (OVERVIEW); ANDREW H. WALKER/WIREIMAGE.COM (LUCCI); MARK VON HOLDEN/WIREIMAGE.COM (FOX); COURTESY OF TONI OPPENHEIMER (CAKE)