|Meredith…. what went wrong?|
Yes, the weather outside is frightful… so frightful in fact I actually stayed inside, drank coffee and while I was loading kerosine into heaters and batteries into my zillions of lanterns, I watched the “Meredith Vieira Show!” I know, I sound like a doomsday prepper! Anyway, it’s so sad, Meredith had the potential to be the new Phil Donahue but instead she’s busy trying to imitate the “Ellen” show. Why????! I guess what the television executives are thinking is nobody with half a brain watches television during the day. Well I guess they’re not wrong but with the ability to watch TV on your phone and everyone having a built in DVR, won’t audiences follow smart programming? Vieira was great on The View, 60 Minutes and the Today Show. She was smart and approachable and added a spark to most anything she touched. What happened!? Oh well but I digress…
|Something’s cooking at Baron’s cove!|
Some interesting news is thawing around town, while construction continues on the former Baron’s Cove Hotel, the restaurant that’s going into the new facility has apparently lined up a new chef to run the roost. Rumor around town is that chef Matt Boudreau will be overseeing the new waterfront eatery. In case you don’t know the name, Matt was the chef at Vine Street Cafe on Shelter Island for the past few years. While I do love spending the extra $16 bucks and 40 minutes travel time going to “The Rock”, I’m kind of excited to make the trip for some good bolognese a little closer! Hint to Matt – – – the bolognese on the menu! In case you weren’t aware, Baron’s Cove was bought by Cape Advisers the folks behind the Watchcase factory a few years ago. They’ve since started a major renovation of the site and after some back and forth, got permission to open a restaurant on the site with some restrictions.
Meanwhile, the numbers are out and things are looking up for real estate in the Hamptons! Douglas Elliman just released it’s fourth quarter 2014 “Elliman Reports” for Long Island, Hamptons and North Fork, as well as our Decade (2005-2014) versions of those same markets. The reports are produced in conjunction with Miller Samuel and provide “the most comprehensive and neutral market insight available.”