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Hamptons Best Breakfast Picks..breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it is also my absolute favorite meal of the day. How many of you love a good Breakfast? How many of you could eat breakfast for every meal? When I cannot decide what to cook for dinner, my daughter turns to me and says let’s have breakfast food.

Are you so busy during the week rushing, that breakfast for you consists of  breakfast on the go…fruit, smoothie, bagel, boiled egg or cereal? Wouldn’t you love to sit down on the weekend and have a big breakfast? When I have time, I like to indulge my family with a super-duper old style “my tradition” breakfast on the weekends by making omelets, bacon, grits, home-fries, biscuits, waffles or pancakes topped with sauteed bananas in hot maple syrup …  I know I go completely over-board but so what. If you are only having this type of meal twice a month, what is the big deal? There are however those days when we like to go out to eat and I thought I would  share my favorite breakfast spots with you. There is nothing more exasperating than going out for breakfast and being disappointed, so here are some Hamptons favorites by both myself and my friends. Enjoy!

Hamptons Best Breakfast Picks

  1. Estia’s in Sag Harbor...1615 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, NY (631) 725-1045 estiaslittlekitchen.com
    Breakfast with a mexican touch..It a small place and the wait could be out the door on a Saturday Morning. Tip: try the Omelets* breakfast Burrito with the spicy mexican salsa and the short stack with fresh blueberries and bananas.. 
  2. Provisions in Sag Harbor..7 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
    (631) 725-3636 www.provisionsnaturalfoods…Tip:try the spinach omelette…really good..then make sure you come back there for lunch…
  3. Hampton Maid Hotel: Hampton Bays..259 East Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
    (631) 728-4166 hamptonmaid.com .…Tip: Try the Apple French toast
  4. Hampton Coffee Company869 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY
    (631) 726-2633 hamptoncoffeecompany.com
  5. Pierre’s in Bridgehampton  2468 Main St, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 Try the French toast, it is delicious, melts in your mouth. They are more on the pricey side but if you are on a budget you might want to avoid ordering a Mimosa.  pierresbridgehampton.com
  6. John’s Pancake House, Montauk, 721 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954 If pancakes is your breakfast favorite,  then you will enjoy John’s Pancake House in Montauk. 
  7. John Papas Cafe, East Hampton, 18 Park Pl, East Hampton, NY 11937  – I love John Papas Cafe in East Hampton, I usually like going there for both breakfast and brunch. I am always pleased with my meal. The service is fast and friendly. Try the Spinich Pie, it is delicious. johnpapascafe.com
  8. Fairway Restaurant, Sagaponak at the Poxabogue Golf Center – 3556 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 – Breakfast served all day! That is a definate plus. www.fairwayrestaurant.co
  9. The Apron Cafe, Westhampton Beach, 355 Gabreski Airport, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 – Located at the Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, great reviews. theaproncafe.com
  10. Sip ‘N Soda, Southampton, 40 Hamptons Road, Southampton – A family friendly place to go with your kids, but bring cash, they do not accept credit cards. On a positive it is afforable. sipnsoda.com

Breakfast burritos, Hamptons breakfastBreakfast is very important for you  to perform at your best. It is not a good idea to skip breakfast in the interest of saving time, calories, or getting a few more minutes of sleep, remember that eating a wholesome, nutritious morning meal will probably save you time in the long run. Some people skip breakfast in an effort to lose weight. Skipping breakfast is strongly linked to the development of obesity.

I love Breakfast food and did you know that breakfast should be your heaviest meal of the day. The benefits of eating your biggest meal for breakfast may have less to do with your body and more to do with your mind. When you eat a larger breakfast, you may feel more satisfied and less deprived throughout the day. This satisfaction can help you to stick to your diet and make you less inclined to overeat in the evening. Drop me a line and let me know your favorite place in the Hamptons to have Breakfast.

update: April 28th 2018

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Hamptons Farmers Markets and  Farm Stands 2018The following is a list of Farm stands located throughout the Hamptons on the Southfork of Long Island.  

  Hamptons Farmers Markets and Farm Stands In Eastern Long Island both North and SouthFork

 East Hampton Farmers Market
136 North Main Street
Nick and Toni’s parking lot
Fridays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
May-September
Springs Farmers Market
Ashwagh Hall
780 Springs Fire Place Road
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:00PM
May – September
Flanders Farm Fresh Food Market (No word on dates for 2018)
David Crohan Community Center
655 Flanders Rd
Saturdays 10:00 AM– 2:00PM
Greenport Farmers Market: parking lot at the corner of Second and South streets, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June to Sept.,
Hampton Bays Farmers Market
St. Mary’s Church
165 Ponquogue
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:00PM
May -September
*Hayground School Farmers Market (will not be returning this year 2018)
Montauk Farmers Market
Village Green, Center of Town
Thursdays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
June- October
Riverhead Farmers Market
117 East Main Street,  Saturdays, 9am–1pm , May-October , Across the street from Suffolk Theater 
Sag Harbor Farmers Market
Bay and Burke Streets
In Front of Breakwater Yacht Club
Saturdays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
May-October
Shelter Island Farmers Market
Shelter Island Historical Society – Havens House
16 South Ferry Rd.
Saturdays 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
May-September 
Southampton Farmers Market
25 Jobs Lane
West side of Southampton Cultural Center
Sundays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
May- October
Westhampton Beach Farmers Market
Village Green *new Location
85 Mill Road
Saturdays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
May – OctoberHamptons Farmers Market and Farm Stands FARM STANDS

Hamptons Farmers Markets and  Farm Stands 2018

NORTHFORK
Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard, 715 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952 Opens in May 
Briermere Farms4414 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 http://www.briermere.com 
Sang Lee Farms25180 County Road 48, Peconic, NY 11958 
WESTHAMPTON
Fruit King Farm stand, 166 Montauk Highway, Westhampton, NY  
QUOGUE  
Hampton Fruit & Vegetable436 Montauk Hwy, East Quogue, NY 11942
HAMPTON BAYS
Nurel’s Farmers Market and farm stand Open daily year-round, 8am – dusk 226 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946, USA  
SOUTHAMPTON
Hank’s Farm Stand County Road 39 Southampton U-pick strawberries (June), raspberries and blackberries (July/August); fresh produce June to mid-September 
WATERMILL   Babinski Farm Stand, 160 Newlight Ln, Watermill, New York Daily:10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Open June-October.)
 Green Thumb Organic Farm 829 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
 Halsey’s Farm and Nursery 513 Deerfield Road Water Mill Vegetables and cut flowers grown on-site, fruits, baked goods, juices  http://halseyfarm.com/farmstand  
The Milk Pail Farm stand 1346 Montauk Highway Water Mill Mon, Wed-Sat 930a-530pm, Sun 10am-530pm, closed Tuesday http://www.milk-pail.com  
Seven Ponds Orchard Farm stand 9am-6pm Daily 65 Seven Ponds Rd. Water Mill         BRIDGEHAMPTON

Fairview Farm 69 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 631-537-6154 Summer only, Kid friendly Fri-Sun: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (May-October)  

Round Swamp Farm 97 School Street, Bridgehampton, NY Re-Opening May 2018  

Open Minded Organics farmstand , 720 Butter Lane in Bridgehampton. Grand reopening may 5th.. open 7 days 9 till 5  

SAG HARBOR

Serene Green Farm Stand * re-opening May 16th 2018 3980 Noyac Rd (Brick klin Rd) Sag Harbor Fresh local seafood
from Montauk & Shinnecock 

local fresh produce : fresh local dairy: 
mecox bay cheese
, fresh mozzarella, cheese
 catapano,dairy goat cheese
  Fresh baked goods,
 bread,
pies, 
cookies, 
pound cakes
, crumb cakes 

SHELTER ISLAND

Pete Sep’s Produce Farm stand87 N Ferry Rd, Route 114 (next to Bob’s Fish Market) Shelter Island –Thursday 10am-5pm *Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm *Sunday 10am-2p- Late June-Labor Day Weekend 

EAST HAMPTON

Little Farm Stand / Spring Close Farms 92 Spring Close Hwy. East Hampton or 631-267-6150. Vegetables, fruit, ostrich and chicken eggs, baked goods, flowers. Pony rides Sat.

Regina’s Farm Stand 42 Oak View Hwy. East Hampton Organic and conventionally grown vegetables, fruit and flowers  

Round Swamp Farm 184 Three Mile Harbor Road East Hampton Re-Opening May 2018 http://roundswampfarm.com        

AMAGANSETT

Amber Waves Farmers market367 Main Street, Amagansett, NY Open daily 7a-7pm 

SAGAPONACK

Pike Farms Farm stand 82 Sagg Main Sagaponack 9am-6pm daily June-October Vegetables, fruits, baked goods, cut flowers 

MONTAUK

The Sea Bean Farmstand- Montauk’s First Organic Farm 

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Happenings in the Hamptons Memorial Day Weekend

New restaurants and Happenings for Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons.

Montauk, Swallow East, Zum Scheideman Montauk , Navy Beach and Scarpette Beach are all reopening this weekend.

The Surf Lodge will be Happening this weekend with Parson James on Saturday, May 26 and Jessie J on Sunday, May 27th.

Gurney’s will be debuting a new look at the Beach club this Memorial Day weekend. Friday, May 25th, Craft cocktails and live music at the Regent Firepit , DJ Stef Nava will be spinning tunes. Saturday, May 26th, workout with Rumble Boxing, and on Sunday, Lobsterbake and Live Music.

 “The Ryan Show / TRS” of the season featuring 90’s rapper Royal Flush, local and NYC hip hop artists performing live as well. The show is taking place on  Friday May 25th at 10:00 PM, $10 entry fee.
Venue: Old Stove Pub 3516 Montauk Hwy, Sagaponack, New York
Creator Ryan Verneuille started The Ryan Show as a podcast while he was working the 9-5 grind back in the Hamptons in 2015. After finding a unique format and successfully monetizing the show through a live broadcast Ryan partnered up with Grammy award winning rapper Mr. Cheeks. He discovered Ryan after a show exposing Valerie Smith  who made a name for herself by voicing some racist remarks in front of the town of Southampton. The Ryan Show  following has grown  in NYC and they have continued their movement to preserve free speech, and “make hip hop great again”.
Ryan is very excited to bring this  brand that they created back out to their hometown. A cool movement that is trending-up in NYC and this journey has just begun. Read more about what others are saying about The Ryan Show

Boxing Class Saturday, May 26thtake a boxing class – with proffessional trainer Steven Frank, former Olympian and Super Middle-Weight World Champion. Learn the boxing fundamentals in this class that teaches proper boxing stance,  defense & footwork, punch combinations, and movement tactics such as creating angles. This high-paced total-body workout is 1hour and will get your heart rate up as you learn the basics of boxing. You will work in pairs moving through different circuits so it’s always encouraged to bring a friend! for more information click here: 

Sunday, May 27th 5-8pm * Evening of Wine & Roses 2018 * Southampton Cultural Center’s 3rd Annual Gala

Memorial Day Parade, Sag Harbor * May 28th 9am

Restaurant & Community News

Montauk: Hooked takes over South Etna in Montauk, specializing in Lobster Rolls and will be open year-round.  High end Eleven Madison Park restaurant returns for season 2 in the Hamptons as a pop-up in Amagansett, special preferential treatment to American Express card holders. Moby’s returns but not in their spot, that spot is being rented to Eleven Madison Park,

East Hampton: Moby’s will open up shop at East Hampton Point this summer and rumor has it that it will be a HOT SPOT this summer.  The Service Station closed earlier this year and the Quiet Clam opened its doors a few weeks ago. Do you remember when it was the quiet clam before it was Nicols.

High End Japanese Restaurant Shuko in Greenwich Village, is returning this season from July 6 – Aug. 31, Highway Restaurant & Bar, 290 Montauk Highway in Wainscott, NY.

Il Mulino the High end Italian Restaurant is opening a Hamptons location in Wainscott, it was previously Osteria Salina.

Sag Harbor has many changes and many new additions. Faherty Brand, Love Shack Fancy and Haven are new additions to Main Street. Calypso and Breezin Up are out.

Satori has a brand new look and new ownership. Sag Pizza bought Conco dora and will be opening soon, Urban Zen and Tutto Il Giorno took over the Muse space on Main Street. Sen went through a major renovation and will be reopening at the end of June. Grindstone Donuts added some fun new donuts to its menu and they will be adding Ice cream to their list of items offered, Back Page and le Bilboquet have reopened. Le Bilboquet tells me that things will be very different this summer and there will not be a repeat of last year with potential customers being turned away at the door.

 Bridgehampton, The farmers market at the Hayground School will not be reopening this year.  L & W Market, a storefront for local produce and products and prepared food, is an offshoot of Almond Restaurant next door, 2493 Montauk Highway.

Southampton: Maison Vivienne, a new country inn and French restaurant opens on Main Street, Jue Lan Club restaurant on Em Street in Southampton reopens this week until September.

Everyone is always asking about the Nitelife in the Hamptons, Hamptons Curbed put together a guide to nightlife in the Hamptons this summer. Read more here.

 

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 (Sag Harbor, NY) Secrets to keeping your fruits and Veggies fresh longer: Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece Readers...Lets talk Food….Average American family waste $1000-$2000 worth of food every year and mostly produce. It makes me so sad because there are so many starving people right here in this country. Here are some tips on how can you save yourself some money. The 2 biggest enemies in the refrigerator are moisture and air. The temperature in your refrigerator should be 40 degrees and your freezer should be 0 degrees.Baby greens and tomatoes

Have you ever bought fresh fruit and vegetables and they go bad on you before you have an opportunity to use them? Makes you crazy right? I recently watched a Rachael Ray show and she shared some tips to help us keep our produce longer and save money…

  1. Label and list things in your freezer
  2. Store liquids in freezer bags and lay flat…label & date
  3. Keep freezer well stocked…an empty freezer works too hard when it is not as cold as it should be…keep it crowded
  4. Keep fruits in one side of the refrigerator and vegetables on another side…all fruits and veggies should be refrigerated
  5. Treat your fresh herbs like flowers…put them in water..even your asparagus
  6. When you bring your lettuce or greens home…wash them and air dry them, then bag them, include a paper towel and refrigerate. If you are like me, and after grocery shopping the last thing on your mind is to wash your greens. Put them in the refrigerator in the bag you brought them home in, then wash before you are ready to eat.

Tip: Lettuce is the #1 cause of food born illness…make sure you wash them twice….

  • Fruits….if you have one bad berry in the container, remove it immediately because one bad berry can spoil the entire bunch. Take them out of the container you brought them home in. Put the berries in a bowl, lightly wrap,  allowing for a bit of  air and refrigerate. Don’t wash until you are ready to eat. Berries are perishable and you don’t want them to be wet.
  • Tip: To prevent guacamole and avocado from turning brown spray with vegetable spray and cover…

Foods that do not go in the refrigerator

  • tomatoes
  • onions…keep them in a basket with plenty of air (make sure you keep them separate from your potatoes)
  • Bananas (tip….bananas are great frozen to add to smoothies)
  • avocado’s (tip: you can put avocado in the refrigerator to prolong the ripeness)
  • Potatoes and Yams (store in a dark cool place)

Tipif you want to speed up the avocado that is not ripe…put it in a brown paper bag…and if you really want to speed up the process add a banana to the bag…bananas give off a gas called Ethylene. . Ethylene is A colorless flammable gas, C2H4, derived from natural gas and petroleum and used as a source of many organic compounds, in welding and cutting metals, to coloring citrus fruits and as an anesthetic.  Bananas really should be stored in a basket by themselves.

Secrets to keeping your Fruits and Veggies fresh longer will save you money during the year. Please share any secrets you may have.

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Hamptons Happenings: Stony Hill Stables Foundation Annual Benefit

Scholarships to be Awarded at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Annual Benefit
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Special Dressage Exhibition & Pony Drill Team Performance

  Stony Hill Stables, owned and operated by the Hotchkiss family for more than five decades, will host the annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit on Saturday, June 30, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the pastoral grounds of Stony Hill Stables, located in Amagansett on Town Lane.  The Stony Hill Stables Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created to promote equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults in the East End community, continues to be the only stable in Long Island to offer this unique scholarship program.   

Attendees enjoy the Pony Drill Team performance at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit

Now in its seventh year, the scholarship program is on sound footing and has given local riders a path to their equestrian dreams. With a grass-roots approach, the scholarship program has opened its barn doors to local kids.  Scholarships are customized to suit each recipient, and each recipient participates in creating his or her own program, based on the budget of their scholarship, and their individual goals and interests.

Event Chairwoman, Bailey Thompson, who currently trains with Stony Hill Stables owner and USDF Gold Medalist, Wick Hotchkiss, has been involved with the foundation since its inception.   “For the past six years I have had the privilege to serve on the Benefit Committee where I have witnessed the amazing mission of the foundation come to fruition. I am honored to be named the 2018 event Chair. This foundation is very special to me because I understand how significant these scholarships are and the great opportunities they provide to the recipients,” said Ms. Thompson. 

Bailey Thompson and Wick Hotchkiss perform a colorful Pas de Deux at the SHS Foundation Benefit

 Stony Hill Stables prides itself with offering a safe, educational, and positive environment for equestrians of all ages to learn and grow. “I have been lucky to ride at Stony Hill since I began my riding career at the age of seven. I, along with many others, have learned so many tangible and intangible life lessons and skills that go beyond the stables; an experience that not many people may get in their lifetime,” said event Chair Thompson, “I am extremely proud to be part of a program that provides local children the opportunity to reap the benefits of our wonderful sport. I couldn’t be more honored to further this hallmark tradition”.

The Pony Drill Team gives a demonstration at the 2014 Stony Hills Stables Benefit Cocktail Party on the grounds of the stables on Saturday, June 21st, 2014

 This year’s annual family-friendly event promises to be full of surprises. Scholarship students as well as Grand Prix riders will take to the ring.  Bailey Thompson and USDF Gold Medalist Wick Hotchkiss with perform Dressage, the Stony Hill Stable’s Pony Drill Team will delight attendees with a specially choreographed performance, and there will even be an exhilarating Jumping Exhibition!

Wick Hotchkiss and Bailey Thompson Dressage Demo

Hotchkiss and Thompson Dressage Demonstration at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit

 Scholarship applications for the 2018 season are currently being accepted. Five to seven scholarships will be awarded annually. Local residents of Montauk, Amagansett, East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Southampton are encouraged to apply.  Scholarship applications are available on-line at https://www.stonyhillstables.com/foundation.

Deadline for submitting applications is June 22, 2018.  Scholarship winners will be announced on June 30 at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit!

Stony Hill Stables Pony Drill Team

 Tickets for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit are priced at $125 for a single ticket, $200 for a couple. Children under 12 are free!  Tickets can be purchased in advance on-line. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate the night of the event.   Contributions are gratefully welcome:  Stony Hill Stables Foundation, P.O. Box 283, Amagansett, NY 11930 or https://www.stonyhillstables.com .   For more information about Stony Hill Stables and the Stony Hill Stables Foundation, please visit the website or call: 631.267.3203.

The Stony Hill Stables Foundation is a not-for-profit program established to offer scholarship equestrian training for local residents. The goal is to promote equine sports, riding education, and good sportsmanship providing local children and young adults a healthy, enhancing life experience. Stony Hill Stables Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) program providing a unique atmosphere for children and young adults to become skilled in equine sports, build friendships and connect to the East End Community. For information on the Stony Hill Stables Foundation contact us at 631-267-3203 or info@stonyhillstables.com

content provided by Lynn Stefanelli, photo credit: Stony Hill Stables Foundation

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