Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Chinese Democracy of Blog Posts... The Winners and Losers of Summer 2014!

Yes, sometimes it's worth the wait and other times it's the equivalent of "The Phantom Menace."     Its been a few weeks since I've sat in front of this computer and contemplated a new installment of Hamptons Chatter.   But that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about this blog.     Some of the observations I've made over the past few weeks but weren't worthy of a full musing are being poured into this latest posting.   So, will it be worth it?   Of course because doesn't everyone love when someone else tells them if they're hip or hopeless?

Chef Eric Miller created a winner with Bay Kitchen!

New Restaurant:
Winner:  Bay Kitchen in East Hampton -  Bay Kitchen has it all;  a killer review in the NY Times under it's belt, a killer location and good service.

Loser:     Harlow in Sag Harbor - It had the location and the buzz but bad service and bad attitudes killed the fun quicker than your elderly grandmother's surprise visit during that last college toga party.   

Winner:  Channing Daughters, Wolffer and Bedell Rose wines -  A shortage of local rose wine says it all.  It was "THE" drink at benefits and bbq's this past summer.

Loser:    The BBC at Cyril's -  a temporary loss of a liquor license  not to mention that you
get a blood alcohol spike by just walking in the parking lot (you could lose that sobriety chip), led to a summer of despair for more than a few fans of Napeague's favorite haunt.  

Winner:   Studio 89 in Sag Harbor - Rich Decker has created a bright, clean and airy space where they actually like their clientele!

Loser:       Equinox Fitness - You guys keep taunting us with opening in the Hamptons.  Until you do you will remain on the loser list!  If you open out here next year, we'll talk!

Hamptons Celebrity:
Winner:   Jimmy Fallon - He's now a Hamptons home owner and you'll see him tooling around town year round.   He's taken over the Tonight Show and invigorated it with his own brand of humor and made it his own.  It's the same way he behaves at restaurants and stores around town; friendly and approachable.   Why can't all celebrities be more like Jimmy Fallon!?

Loser:     He's Chevy Chase and you're not... and neither is Jimmy Fallon!  That is a good thing. The humorless and unfriendly failed talk show host, unemployed sit com star and father in law to a midnight swimming lad who had the town searching frantically at night for his whereabouts is nothing like Fallon.   Hey Chevy, if you're not busy maybe you can finally make "Snow Day 2?"

Hamptons Media/News source:
Winner:  Hamptons Magazine  - The biggest and the best and the only one that doesn't take resort living too seriously.  Hamptons magazine is the fun yearbook for the East End and the only one I know people actually talk about during the summer!  "Hey, you were on the list!"  Hint!
Loser:     Hamptons Chatter -  Inconsistent updates with a bad layout and too snarky for my taste!   Besides does anybody read that blog anyway?

Fashion Statement:
Winner:   Vineyard vines - Their polos are stylish and reasonably priced!  It's cool preppy chic and you can't buy them at TJ Maxx.   Not that there is anything wrong being a Maxinista!  It's also not
contributing to Polo-fication of East Hampton.

Loser:  Crocs -   If I have to tell you why, then you shouldn't be reading this blog!

1 comment:

Robert D. said...

Patrick , You are and continue to be a winner not only on this page and in business but where it really matters most as well. I know these comments are moderated and yo may chose to use it if you wish. It is personal regardless, and of course sincere.
Keep blogging, keep coming.