Daily Harvest Partners with Amber Waves Farm & Gurney’s Montauk

This summer, Daily Harvest is pleased to announce an exciting in-season summer partnership with Amber Waves Farm and Gurney’s Resort & Spa in Montauk! Daily Harvest is a direct-to-consumer brand delivering chef-crafted, nourishing foods that are built on fruits and vegetables. Their ingredients are thoughtfully sourced, frozen on the farm, and ready in minutes! Founder and CEO Rachel Drori launched Daily Harvest in 2015 as a solution to her own challenge of wanting to eat delicious, whole foods, but not having the time to prepare three healthy meals every day.

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“At Daily Harvest, we deliver chef-crafted, nourishing food built on organic fruits and vegetables. Our ingredients are thoughtfully sourced and frozen on the farm when at their freshest. That’s why Amber Waves is the perfect partner this summer; we’re both committed to offering real, delicious food and creating a transparent relationship between people and what they eat,” said Drori. “Not only will a few of my favorite Daily Harvest Smoothies be available all summer long at the Amber Waves Market, but also we’re sponsoring their ‘Farm Chores & Storytime’ program, which is a free educational outlet for families to learn about farming and cooking healthy meals together!”

Daily Harvest will be selling Daily Harvest from the Amber Waves Market through Labor Day weekend. The following smoothies are sold at the market this summer:

  • Banana + Greens
  • Chocolate + Blueberry
  • Strawberry + Peach

Pricing is $9 for one smoothie and $25 for three smoothies.

Daily Harvest is also being sold at Gurney’s Corso Coffee shop, which is available at 7AM daily, as well as Gurney’s firepit deck menu for afternoon and night. Offerings will include: Acai + Cherry Smoothie, Mint + Cacao Smoothie, and Strawberry + Peach Smoothie (rosé can be added for a Frosé Strawberry + Peach) which will be available through Labor Day weekend.

If you are not in the Hamptons this summer, check out Daily Harvest’s website for a variety of smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, lattes, chia bowls, and more, all frozen and so simple to prepare. The perfect way to eat healthy while so proactive!

https://www.daily-harvest.com/

Indian Wells Tavern

Indian Wells Tavern, set in historic Amagansett and steps away from dozens of local retail shops, Amagansett Square, and the library, is a great dining destination for family nights out, watching the game, a meet-up spot for friends at the bar, reunion gatherings, and many more reasons to celebrate. Families and adults alike can have fun at Indian Wells Tavern any day of the week this summer season. Continue reading

Where to Eat on the East End during Super Bowl Sunday LIII

Whether your favorite football team is in the Super Bowl or not, it’s still a fun day for good food, good drinks, good football and good times. These East End bars are the perfect lineup for Super Bowl Sunday, making you the MVP of your friend group.

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Football Sundays in the Hamptons

The New York football teams may not have had the best year, but enjoying good food and drinks at a good price is always scores high. Looking for a place to watch the next day or night of football games? Finish the season strong at these North and South Fork spots. They’re sure to be total touchdown.

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Best December Events in the Hamptons and on the North Fork

The holiday season is officially upon us, and with it comes shopping bazaars, holiday lightings and festive gatherings. Here are the best December events on the North and South Forks that will get people of all ages into the holiday spirit.

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Holiday Decor Shopping in the Hamptons

If your home isn’t decked out in festive decor, is it really the holidays? Here are the best Hamptons shops to hit up for festive, fun and unique holiday decorations.

As soon as you enter The Garden Shop at Marders in Bridgehampton, you know you’re in a magical place. Bursting at the seams with elaborate decor and displays, your imagination will run wild in this holiday wonderland. From gorgeous table decor to wreaths (you can even design your own custom wreath), candle votives to ornaments, you’re sure to find everything you need to decorate your home this holiday season.

If you’re looking for ornaments that break the mold, Roller Rabbit (locations in both East Hampton and Southampton) is your place. With a variety of quirky ornaments (think green dancing monkeys, adorably festive elephants and charming top-hatted polar bears), you’re tree is sure to be a fun and unique showstopper. An added bonus? Their one-of-a-kind ornament designs all come in pajamas that the whole family can lounge in all season long.

Hosting a holiday dinner this year? Then a visit to Clic in East Hampton is a must. Opened by former stylist and Calypso founder, Christiane Celle, not only is every item in Clic expertly curated, but every item is more special than the next. Between the gorgeous table textiles, handblown glassware and handmade pottery items, your eyes and hands will be dancing with joy—when you shop at Clic, there’s no way your holiday table won’t be the center of attention.

For holiday linens and pillows that’ll make you and your guests smile (and want to snuggle up in front of a fireplace), check out the Lexington Company Concept Store in East Hampton. Here, you’ll find adorably festive linens (napkins, tablecloths and hand towels), cozy holiday mohair throws and charming sham pillows with holiday images and sayings. With the quirky holiday decor choices from here, your home will be as chic and jolly as Santa’s Workshop.

Although the Gift Shop at Charlie & Son’s in Amagansett is a go-to place for decor year-round, its holiday decor selection makes it a must-visit during the holiday season. Not only does this family owned business offer a spectacular Christmas tree selection and gorgeous, custom floral arrangements that will make for jaw-dropping centerpieces, but the carefully selected decor items in their Gift Shop will have everything you need to get your home ready for the holidays.

Fall Scented Candles of the Hamptons

Getting out of the crisp, fall air and into a warm, cozy home with fall-inspired candle scents of pumpkin pie, apple cider or spicy nutmeg wafting through the air is one of the best perks of this season. Although you can walk into countless East End boutiques, these are the best for finding your festive fall candle.

Country Lane in Sag Harbor should be your go-to spot for decadent candles that’ll make your mouth water. Pumpkin Vanilla, Bourbon Maple Sugar, Honey Soaked Apples, Roasted Espresso,  Spicy Cinnamon Hot Toddy and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are just some of the delicious candle scents you’ll find at Country Lane. Continue reading

Best Fall Drinks on the East End

The East End is home to many local coffee shops where you can indulge in your fall cravings with deliciously decorated autumn inspired classics as well as several creative renditions with a dash of local flavor and personality.

Here’s a round up of the best beverages throughout the East End that’ll fulfill all of your fall fantasies—think apple, cinnamon, maple and of course, pumpkin.

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Drink It Tuesday: 10 Best Things I Drank in 2017

I am pleased to share my the ten best things I drank in 2017, which were discovered as I once again navigated the East End and beyond for my new favorites. New drinks of 2017 included a notable dry cider, a surprisingly creamy dairy-free milk, and a ‘detox’ cocktail. For the first time this year, one eatery earned two spots on my list!

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Drink It Tuesday: Tickle Water

Cheers to the upcoming summer! I am thrilled to reintroduce my readers to one of my favorite child-friendly beverage companies, Tickle Water. My favorite characteristic of Tickle Water is that it is perfect for small hands, meaning that it will be ideal for my daughter to bring with her to school and activities. Her favorite is the watermelon and green apple. She calls the Watermelon flavored water “owl bubbles.” It is so cute when she laughs after each sip. We enjoy Tickle Water together during the afternoon while at our pool. The size is also compact and lightweight for bringing to the beach. The tickly taste is so refreshing!

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10 Best Things I Ate in 2016

What a year 2016 was! I had the pleasure of dining at the best restaurants in the Hamptons and North Fork as well as some notable restaurants in Manhattan, Connecticut and Washington D.C. It proved to be very tough to narrow it down to ten favorite dishes, but after careful consideration, I am thrilled to present the ten best things I ate this past year. I could only imagine what delectable plates 2017 will bring!

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The Best Hamptons Lobster Rolls 2016

This summer, I combed the Hamptons to find the most mouthwatering lobster rolls that everyone must try before Labor Day. I tasted, I rated, and now after trying over two dozen lobster rolls this season from various restaurants and catering companies, I have carefully narrowed it down to seven. Below are my personal favorite signature seaside rolls stuffed with lobster meat from Sag Harbor to Montauk. Honorable mentions will also be noted.

In order of when I first enjoyed them this summer:

The Dock House, Sag Harbor

Credit: Alec E. Walker

Located on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, The Dock House has been a best-kept secret of Sag Harbor for many years. Their lobster roll is ideal for taking out on to your yacht paired with an unbeatable marina sunset. This is where I send my friends and family who are staying from out of town if they are hankering for that perfect, afternoon roll. The celery is fresh and crunchy and the lobster meat tastes as if it jumped out of the sea and onto your roll.

The Clam Bar, Amagansett

Every time I drive down the Napeague stretch, I always crave one of their lobster rolls paired with their must-have sweet potato fries and a Montauk Summer Ale. The roll is a soft, gently toasted potato roll that is overloaded with fresh lobster meat. I usually enjoy mine at their counter top or take them to go to enjoy on the beach in East Hampton. It is well worth the drive back and forth. This roll is created with a light amount of mayo and celery to add a bit of a crunch.

Bostwick’s Chowder House, East Hampton

When I brought a group of my friends here last summer, we all decided to order their famous lobster roll: filled with chunks of lobster and uniquely garnished with minced cilantro. The staff is very friendly and the service is prompt and efficient. It is no surprise that this roll is their most requested dish next two their raw oysters on the half shell. The bun is toasted, with chunks of mainly lobster claw.

Tillie’s at Gurney’s Resort & Spa, Montauk

A little twist to a classic: a spicy, hot rendition of their cold lobster roll. A no nonsense roll with an overflowing amount of lobster meat and a chive garnish. Served with house potato chips, I instantly needed a fork to “catch” the lobster meat that escaped the roll. What you see in the photo above is approximately two thirds of the amount of meat served to me! I needed a ‘partner in crime’ to help me finish the roll, but how much more perfect can it get to enjoy one of the best lobster rolls out east at an oceanfront resort? Can’t beat it!

Ruschmeyer’s, Montauk

During my visit to Ruschmeyer’s a mere couple of days ago, I tried their famous lobster roll for the first time served with the most outrageously good lightly sweetened sweet potato and blue potato chips. The bun in and of itself was a masterpiece: lightly buttered and warm with the most generous pieces of lobster meat (claw and tail) I have ever experienced. Served with a lemon pit with no pesky seeds (rock on!), this calls for a special crustacean salute! This roll is well worth the praise as Chef Savannah Jordan gets it spot on.

Lobster Roll, Amagansett

Of course, a visit to the East End would be complete without making a stop at renowned Lunch Lobster Roll restaurant on the Napeague Stretch. This family-friendly eatery churns out hundreds of lobster rolls on a daily basis that served with their creamy cole slaw. Though I will say that I did like the lobster roll a little more in the previous years, it is still one of my favorites. The secret to their lobster roll was revealed to me, and though I cannot divulge here, I completely understood why this roll is so special. The harmony of lobster and ideal size pieces of cole slaw is a feast for the eyes. My go-to order is their lobster slider and clam chowder combo.

Bay Burger, Sag Harbor

I had at least a half dozen people ask me if I had been to Bay Burger to try their (reasonably priced) lobster roll. I had not, though I had been to the restaurant several times in the past for their delicious ice cream. The dense amount of lobster meat qualifies this roll for a gold medal. Served on a New England style bun lightly toasted with lobster meat from the tail and claw with seasoning.

Which lobster rolls are your favorite? Honorable mentions that I have heard positive points about include Silver’s in Southampton and The Seafood Shop in Wainscott.