With all the noise, we mean news, about our hometown in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and even London’s Tatler Magazine, we thought we’d write a blog about what’s going on in Montauk, New York.
Coast, opens in the Luigi’s location the first weekend in May. Owned by Tony & Sue Berkhofer (he was the chef at West Lake Clam & Chowder House).
Gosman’s Restaurant has a new chef! Dave Piacenti, who’s worked at ENE and 1770 House.
Goldberg’s Bagels is opening where Dr. Cannon’s old office was. Just around the corner Katherine Nadeu’s been working her magic! Her new organic (and lovely smelling) hand spray is for sale at Moonlighting In Montauk.
The Village Deli (aka “smelly deli”) got a big makeover. New tenants are the folks who own Fish Bar…we can’t wait. On the other side of the building, Chris Coleman is opening Saunders Real Estate’s first outpost in MTK.
La Bodega, owned by Paulette Davis and Julia Prince, is replacing Plaza Restaurant.
Lawrence Cook is asking everyone to come out July 21 and support the original locals – he’s the guy behind the new American Indian Museum and he’s trying to raise $750,000 to make it happen.
Sam Joyce, formerly of Gosman’s can now be found at Sammy’s on the dock where Clemente’s used to be. We hear there are large and small plates priced approximately $10 and $20 and locals are loving the food.
When Pig’s Fly has flown away. Kailani is selling Montauk Coordinates necklaces and Montauk nameplate necklaces and will hold trunk shows this summer. Willow has a new jewelry line coming in.
Dominique Garsten has purchased Sangha Yoga, she’s renovating and reopening in May. We’re so glad that Deep Hollow Ranch riding stable is now being run by the Keogh family! Ditch Witch is back. (Phew!) Vintage Pink (In a Pepto Bismol color, you can’t miss) is a new antique shop, owned by Julie Miller.
OutEast will host an opening for local artist Dalton Portella May 19th. Right next door Jesse Joeckel’s Whalebone is reopening with an expanded line of surf-inspired T-shirts, bags, hats and more.
Zum Schneider MTK, a satellite of a popular East Village bierhaus, is opening where Oyster Pond was.
We hear Lenny’s is going to be called Swallow East (and no, they are not the same folks who brought us the Sloppy Tuna! But they did just buy Surf Lodge.)
Herb’s is for sale! Shagwong is for sale! Montauket is for sale! Heck, b+f is for saleâ€¦ for the right price. Have a great summer, everyone. We will see you at the beach!
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Lynn + Jill