In case you haven’t noticed, it’s starting to look a lot like spring in the Hamptons. Are the trees budding? Have the lilies bloomed? NO! Traffic is picking up. There are more cars today than there were last weekend and probably more next week. One of the other rites of spring is also here, “RESTAURANT WEEK.” From March 26th to April 2nd, a select number of eateries will be celebrating “East End Restaurant Week.” I’m not sure how this IS different than “Hamptons Restaurant Week”….. but….. many of the names are similar. Fresno, Nick and Toni’s and Service Station in East Hampton, Le Charlot and Union Cantina in Southampton and Page, Wolffer Kitchen and Barons Cove in Sag Harbor are a few of the participating eateries.
Speaking of Union Cantina in Southampton.. I recently stopped by for dinner and was pleasantly surprised. I went when they first opened and was initially underwhelmed.
Luckily, I decided to give them another shot. You should too. We started with what I assume are the homemade chips and guacamole, very solid. After that, I had the “deconstructed” enchiladas, house salad and tortilla soup. All were delicious with a little heat but not overwhelming. The service was good… not great but good. It could be that I was there on a snowy night and nobody really felt like working. I know I didn’t feel like cooking on a snowy night! We all love a snow day. Anyway, I would say try for yourself and let me know if you agree. Oh, the margaritas are definitely worth trying too…. not too sweet with a good kick.
Are we there yet?????? Are we there yet? Well, I’m already here …. out of the traffic suckas! But while you haul your buts… or is it butts… out here in the
next few weeks there’s something new along the LIE! I know… excitement on the expressway! No longer do you need to ignore your kids and spouses and declare they, “hold it in until exit 70.” You now have the Long Island Visitors at Exit 52! That nearly 18 exits sooner!!! Yes, I’m good at math… I took Calculus 101 twice! Anyway, “THE” answer is yes… they are clean bathrooms. Plus, they have a a market featuring long island specialties and some fine cups of coffee too. But for me, I had a whale of a good time just walking into the place (see photo). It’s almost as fun as Sea World but nobody gets eaten by the giant fish!