Friday, April 1, 2016


It seems everything is heating up these days.  The weather, the politics and the buzz for the latest entry in to making Sag Harbor "THE" place this summer.    First Le Bilboquet and now the Trump organization has staked their claim as they unveiled their logo atop the American Hotel in Sag Harbor earlier this morning. According to the press release that was being handed out by campaign workers and hotel volunteers, "The Trump Organization is here to add some class to this sleepy little town. Hopefully we can get pretty people to come to Sag Harbor... it needs it, right now everyone looks like Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina."    The official kick off won't be for a few months until all of the gilding is finished on the exterior and cherub water fountain placed in the foyer.   "It's gonna (sic) look classy" said one Trump spokesman.     There are also plans that the current restaurant will be replaced with "Donald's Big Weiner Hut" specializing in over sized Kobe beef hot dogs.    For more information, you can visit the new hotel website here.     I'm hoping they can just make Sag Harbor great again!

COMING SOON: Service Station
OK, hopefully you clicked the link above and KNOW all the details from above.  In the meantime, some changes are in store for the former Nichols and the ever so briefly named Winston's.    The East Hampton locale is now being prepped for the upcoming season by SagTown Coffee's Shane Dyckman and local restaurateur Michael Gluckman.    The "SERVICE STATION" will feature a diverse menu featuring fresh seafood and more contemporary fare such as rock shrimp tacos, steak frites, rotisserie chicken and tuna ceviche.    The goal is to be a casual family friendly establishment for both locals and summer visitors.  The wine selection will also have a wide selection by the glass and starting at $8.    Look for details on the opening date sometime in the next few weeks.  I'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, someone who will really help make Sag Harbor great is coming to town.  Rumor has it Drew Barrymore just plopped down a little under $4 million dollars for a home in the village.    No
way to tell when she's actually coming to town but I'm looking forward to seeing my favorite Charlie's Angel out and about.

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