Well, looks like Sag Harbor doesn’t have Il Mulino to look forward to – but they’re still going more for the high brow with a Michelin-starred chef. According to the NY Post and Page Six, award-winning chef Melissa O’Donnell and Kittch are bringing their sea-to-table pop-up experience to the space that was formerly Dockside in the American Legion building. While it may not be the low-key casual restaurant we were all hoping for, at least the space won’t remain empty. Let’s just hope this doesn’t end up being a case of “close, but no cigar.” After 2 other attempts to find a tenant, it seems that the third time MAY FINALLY be the charm. Sag Harbor Kitchen is coming soon.
Meanwhile, in Sag Harbor it could be a bit of a brouhaha brewing. Jack’s Coffee which actually owns 117 Main St. where Love Shack Fancy was once housed has decided to take up residence and give the village an extra jolt of caffeine. In case you’re not aware, that’s right next door to Goldberg’s Bagels which sells coffee and Sylvester and Company which sells my fave Dreamy Coffee. So look for a lot of jittery pedestrians this summer in Sag Harbor.
Exciting news for Montauk foodies! Mavericks, a new restaurant, is set to open its doors today, featuring local chef Jeremy Blustein at the helm. Located at the site of the former “East by Northeast” the team has spared no expense in renovating the space (it took almost 2 years), promising a top-notch dining experience. With Bluestein’s impressive background as executive resort chef at Gurney’s, it’s no wonder early reviews are calling it “phenomenal.” This is definitely a spot to check out for those looking for a taste of Montauk’s culinary scene. For those interested in learning more about Mavericks and its menu offerings, be sure to check out their website at www.mavericksmontauk.com. With the buzz surrounding the restaurant’s opening, it’s sure to be a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.