TRUST ME! Bragging rights this summer will belong to those who actually get a reservation at “EMP Summer House.” It’s the “Hamilton” of this summer. The much hyped pop-up of Eleven Madison Park (which will be closed this summer for renovations) launched their website for reservations on May 1st and already they are booked solid through mid July (unless of course you don’t mind sitting down at 11:30 at night). Located in East Hampton at the site of the former Farmhouse, Laundry, Purple Cow, Spring Close and Moby’s… reservations are exclusively
for American Express card holders and are being done online at the EMP SUMMER HOUSE website. According to their press release, the fare will be a bit more casual than the city venue, with lobster, fried chicken, flatbread and salads on the menu. So far I’ve not had much luck getting at table after navigating the website and two hung ups with American Express. I called Monday to get information on the website from Amex and got a recording the wait time was 45 minutes – apparently Paul McCartney tickets went on sale at the same time. Membership has its privileges indeed! It’s called frustration! Anyway, thanks to me you now have the web address (a step ahead of where I was) and the knowledge that new reservations will be made available online on June 1st at 12 p.m. These available dates will be from July 15th through August 15th. I’m not sure how anyone can plan a meal that far in advance? I can barely decide what I’m doing today but I’ll tag along if you get a reservation.
Well if you’re new to the Hamptons, let me give you a little word of advice. When visiting friends, looking for homes or hooking up on Tindr make sure you double check the address. Recently, I had made plans to meet customers at a home on a certain street in Bridgehampton. While I eagerly awaited for them to arrive, they called to say they were already inside the house looking. The only problem with this story is they
were looking in the wrong house! They had the right address but on the wrong street and town! UGH! Luckily, this all happened without any incident but it could have been a tad uncomfortable if this had happened in say Texas where everyone has a gun and cites those “stand my ground” laws. Anyway, I’m here to tell you there are certain streets you need to be wary when playing Lewis or Clark on the East End. Here we go:
THE TREE STREETS: Oak –17 Streets in Southampton and 7 in East Hampton, Cedar – (including Points, Views etc.) 18 streets in Southampton and 6 in East Hampton, Pine – 23 in Southampton and 4 in East Hampton.
THE OLD FAMILY STREETS: Hildreth – (not including the stores) 9 streets in Southampton and 2 in East Hampton. Halsey –10 in Southampton and 0 in East Hampton and Gardners – 4 in Southampton and 5 in East Hampton. Luckily there is only one Widow Gavitz Lane and Downer Place in all the Hamptons.
THE WATER STREETS: Bay – 24 in Southampton including the views and 12 in East Hampton, Ocean – 9 in Southampton and 8 in East Hampton, Beach – 8 in Southampton and 7 in East Hampton.
THE LOCATIONS: Middle – 5 in Southampton and 3 in East Hampton, Northwest – 1 in Southampton and 3 in East Hampton, Main – 3 in Southampton and 5 in East Hampton.
I mentioned these streets in a blog once before but I thought it was worth reminding everyone given my recent missing customers.