If you’ve driven through Bridgehampton anytime in say the past 5 months, you probably noticed an annoying question mark posted for all to see. While I like a good mystery as much as the next Scooby Doo or Shaggy, after months of watching the virtual gut renovation of the former Hudson Blue/Mercado/Agave restaurant I had enough. So I started sniffing around. So, after looking through windows (I saw some bistro chairs and a POS system) and a few phone calls to the right people I’ve discovered it’s apparently going to be ‘french bakery and cafe.” Ohhhh laa laaa. Yes, once again my hopes of having an Ihop in the Hamptons have been dashed. I don’t know much more than what I’ve told you but I’ll keep you informed as I hear anything new. I mean this is a blog, not the NY Times… I can only investigate so much.
Meanwhile, the summer may be over but there’s still plenty to do here on the east end. This Thursday the Hamptons International Film Festival kicks off their 27th year with a special screening of Mariah Carey’s directorial debut of her “Citizen Kane” remake. The film starring Steven Seagal already took the top prize at the Cannes … Ok, I can’t even joke about this anymore it’s too sick. But could you imagine? It would make Madonna’s Swept Away look like… well Citizen Kane! Actually I don’t know what the kick off film is but you can CLICK HERE and get all the details that you need for buying tickets and what’s playing. I will tell you the BIG ticket this year is Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, starring Robert DeNiro. The festival starts Thursday and ends Monday the 14th.