June 29, 2012 | Talk of the Town
June 29, 2012 | East End Eats
FROM LEFT: Made-to-order sangria, margarita, and apricot smash at Townline BBQ
Who needs a fussy, foamy bespoke cocktail when you can sip a fresh lime margarita or apricot and mint whisky cooler from a Mason jar? You’ll find all that and more at Townline BBQ, where a Monday through Thursday happy hour (4–7 PM) promises signature Southern cocktails for as much or less than a venti latte. Weighing in at a full pint, favorite drinks include the aforementioned margarita and apricot smash, as well as made-to-order sangria, Texas tea, and the cucumber cooler. Do not miss the apricot smash, which packs fresh apricot purée, mint, lemon juice, and rye whisky. It's the perfect sunset cocktail. And, conveniently, Townline has a cozy back porch for your sunset viewing pleasure.
Equally tempting, the Texas tea mixes passion fruit-peppermint tea with lemon juice, organic agave, and rye whisky. The margarita is simple and refreshing with tequila blanco, fresh lime juice, and triple sec—no syrupy sour mix whatsoever. For your fill of fruits and fruits and veggies, the cucumber cooler has plenty of cucumber and mint (mixed with a healthy amount of gin) and the red wine sangria bobs with oranges and lemons. Bar snacks are served during the first three hours of the happy hour. Choose from warm pretzels with mustard, Townline wings, hush puppies with chipotle mayo, and chili-cheese nachos. 3593 Townline Road, Sagaponack, 537-2271
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATHY YL CHAN
June 29, 2012 | Talk of the Town
What: George F. Biondo and Richard A. Hammer of Montauk’s Biondo and Hammer LLP along with BNY Mellon Wealth Management host this year’s cocktail party to celebrate the success and continued growth of Southampton Hospital’s Montauk Medical Practice. To date, the organization has raised $700,000 to expand health care accessibility for Montauk residents through this medical center. The evening’s 200 guests also help kick off the campaign to open The Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute, which offers mind-body services such as yoga and massage therapy in Montauk.
When: Friday, June 29
Where: Montauk Yacht Club, 32 Star Island Road, Montauk
East End Hospice
What: The Moonlight Luau annual summer gala benefits East End Hospice while honoring Gordon Werner, the 13th annual Dorothy P. Savage Good Samaritan Award recipient. Werner, owner of Follet & Werner Funeral Home, is known in the community for his endless support of and care for grieving families. Bonnie Grice, producer, interviewer, and award-winning broadcaster, emcees the evening, filled with dancing, live and silent auctions, a raffle, and casino-style games.
When: Saturday, June 30
Where: Sandacres Estate, Quogue
What: The Wellness Foundation hosts its inaugural Summer Benefit to honor its advisory council members, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Antonia Demas, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, and Dr. Pam Popper. In attendance will be special guest Kathy Freston, the New York Times best-selling author of The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss; Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World; and Quantum Wellness Cleanse: The 21-Day Essential Guide to Healing Your Mind, Body and Spirit. Guests enjoy, wine, live music, and vegan hors d’oeuvres crafted by Art of Eating.
When: Saturday, June 30
Where: Private residence, East Hampton
June 29, 2012 | Style & Beauty
As if you needed another reason to love the whimsically wonderful wares of alice + olivia, founder and designer Stacey Bendet has collaborated with actress Krysten Ritter to bring us a just-launched line of exclusive flats and heels. After discussing Ritter’s role in the indie-comedy L!fe Happens—the story of a twentysomething who raises her baby with her three best friends—Bendet was inspired to join creative forces with the actress. Having recently joined the board of Baby Buggy, Bendet saw the perfect opportunity to create a shoe collection that would grace the feet of fashionistas everywhere while simultaneously supporting the charity. All proceeds from the shoes will benefit Baby Buggy's mission to provide baby and childcare essentials to families in need.
Adding an edgy twist to the classic ballet flat, the Dakota flat ($195) defines simple luxury. Made from lamb leather and featuring a delicate ankle strap, the back of the flat comes adorned with a party-ready bejeweled bow. It’s available in nude or black, but the summery lighter shade is perfect for staying comfortable at an up-till-dawn Hamptons party. 48 Main St., East Hampton, 702-7155
June 28, 2012 | East End Eats
Serving Puerto Rican fusion in a colorful former Greek diner that now feels more like a Miami café, La Bodega is downtown Montauk’s newest casual dining option.
Opened by local partners Paulette Davis (who winters in Puerto Rico) and former town board member Julia Prince, together with Jose Rodriguez, the restaurant serves breakfast all day, as well as lunch and dinner.
The lengthy menu includes diner classics like a granola bowl and a turkey club, plus more Latin-inspired dishes. Try the avocado toast, which combines cool avocado with buttered Los Cidrines toast, chile flakes, and honey or the Bodega Dog, made with two beef hot dogs, sweet red onions, pickles, and special jalapeño sauce.
Ultra-refreshing yet decadent shakes include the signature Soy So Happy, made with soy milk, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, and peanut butter and the Orange Julius, which has a creamsicle flavor with vanilla ice cream, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and whipped cream.
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys a nice, cold (alcoholic) beverage with your lunch, you won’t be disappointed. La Bodega recently received a full liquor license. 752 Montauk Highway, Montauk, 668-8338