Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The birthplace of Hannibal Lechter? Plus, where would he go for lunch?!

Pass the fava beans!!! It's Hannibel's house!

We all know that Sag Harbor has been a haven for artists and writers of all types for years.  John Steinbeck, E.L. Doctrow and the late great Spaulding Gray have all found their inspiration among the waters of the fair Harbor and the stale beer of Murph's.  Well, maybe Steinbeck never went to Murph's but I bet he would have loved it!    But I digress... so, I learned something new the other day when talking to a friend of mine in Hamptons.  The house is located on Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor and to be honest,  I fail to see how this sweet property could have ever been the birth place of the red wine swilling cannibal known as Hannibal Lechter.   The house is currently on the market for a little under  $1.5 million dollars and listed with Gioia DiPaolo of Douglas Elliman in Sag Harbor.    You can see the listing here.... and yes it's walking distance to Murph's!  That alone makes it worth more than the asking price!!  So make and offer and tell them I sent you... and who knows if you buy it, maybe you too can be inspired to write one of the most frightening best sellers of all time!!    
our Sag Harbor office.

Sidewalk dining at Madison and Main
So speaking of Sag Harbor and dining but not the cannibalistic kind; the town was recently voted one of the friendliest places in the country.   But now I think it deserves another honor.  I'm declaring Sag Harbor the "Lunch Capital of the Hamptons."   Sure, there are plenty of restaurants in the Hamptons but where can you go to have a good lunch (especially during the week)?   With the recent addition of Madison and Main, Sag Harbor is by a long shot the best place for the mid day meals.     While East Hampton has Ralph Lauren and Bridgehampton has real estate offices, the Harbor has more eating restaurants per foot than any other town.   It's also the only one where you can dine out doors without breathing in the exhaust from Rt. 27.   Let's think about this, you have the American Hotel (I suggest The Cobb salad), LT Burger (I recommend the fries and turkey burgers), Dockside (the tuna wrap), Madison and Main (tuna tacos), Bay Burger (the burger duh) and Page (you're on your own) all with open air dining.     So why am I writing this?  Well because when you have your weekend guests and you want to get them out of the house for some privacy Saturday afternoon, send them to Sag.  See this blog is good for something!

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