|He former home of The Cuddy!|
Big news in Sag Harbor, the site of the former Phao… The Cuddy… and whatever else… well it is now becoming a branded restaurant for Wolffer Wines. Yes, I will miss The Cuddy’s burgers! Early reports had the property opening soon as a tasting room but I’ve heard it’s actually going to have a full blown menu and be a real restaurant. It will have a “high profile” chef that has already signed on to get behind the grill… or the stove… or the deep fryer… whatever they’ll have! No word on weather they’ll have a steady reserve of Wolffer Rose to last through the summer. Remember last year, our rose cups runnith dry!
Meanwhile, don’t cry for Espresso Argentina… they’re coming back to town. Yes, the home of the best turkey focaccia sandwiches ever..anywhere… will be going into the space formerly occupied by Cigar Bar…. hopefully they’ll get rid of stale beer and stale cigarette smell. The property was vacant for the past few seasons and is already undergoing renovations! So now, you can get your sandwich and have your Yummylicious too (you know the place that looks like a “Hello Kitty” brothel).
Finally, one of the big benefits for years in the Hamptons was The Miracle House Memorial Day Kickoff at Bridgehampton Surf and Tennis Club. It was wall to wall people every year and guests mingled with celebrities like Taylor Dane, Andy Cohen and Cheyenne Jackson. Well the organization which housed severely ill adults in NYC sadly shuttered last year. It was a loss for the community in NYC and created a hole in the all important Hamptons benefit schedule. Well now comes word that the date and the location have been reserved by the LGBT Network of Long Island. Tickets will start at a affordable $250 for the cocktail party and are already available with additional information on the organizations website!