The Hamptons Best Pizza
Pizza is one of those food items that everyone loves, I guess because it is so customized for your personal taste. For some it’s all about the crust thick or thin, for others it’s the sauce and then there are those where it’s all about the cheese for me I want all three crust, sauce & cheese. I really like thin crust because I feel like you can really taste the toppings more when you’re mouth isn’t full of bread. Also important for me is that there isn’t too much tomato sauce. I hate a pizza where the sauce is gushing out with every bite and causing the cheese and everything to fall off. I vary with toppings, I like mozzarella, tomatoes and basil (but the mozzarella & tomatoes need to be sliced thin), I love really good pepperoni, yummy sausage & peppers or mushrooms. What are your favorite toppings?
Who has The Hamptons Best Pizza? The Hamptons is home to many pizzerias many of which I have personally visited and many I have not. Based on suggestions from friends, my personal experience, google & yelp reviews is how this list was developed? Some will say Pizza in the Hamptons is not as good as NYC pizza like Gabby’s Pizza in Queens or Ray’s Pizza in NYC two of my favorites but I think you will be pleasantly pleased with the selected Hamptons pizzeria’s. My hubby tells me however no one compares to the legendary Gloria’s pizza that used to be in Flushing Queens, he continues to show his age.
These are my top Hamptons Mouthpiece picks for The Hamptons BEST Pizza…criteria: Crust, sauce, cheese, toppings and of course taste. If your favorite did not make my list, email me and I will stop by to taste and if it meets my requirements for BEST PIZZA, they will be added to the list and a shout out on my social media, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin.
Hampton Market & Kitchen, Sag Harbor
American Pie, Bridgehampton, NY
La Capannina Wainscott, NY
World Pie, Bridgehampton (Brick oven, dine-in restaurant)
La Parmigiana, Southampton, NY
Red Horse Market: East Hampton,NY
Pizzetteria Brunetti, Westhampton Beach, NY * 631.288.3003 ( brick-oven)
Astro’s Pizza and Felice’s Ristorante, Amagansett
Francesca’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Hampton Bays
Hamptons 2018 Beach Information- It’s that time of the year again to start thinking about summer vacations and Hamptons Mouthpiece is all about keeping you in the know. The Hamptons is a quick 1 day getaway from all areas in Connecticut, Westchester, NYC, LI(Nassau & Suffolk) and New Jersey. Renting in the Hamptons is an option that many people tend to do, it can be affordable you just need to do your homework to find those places. Remember when renting to always ask about a beach pass for many of the local beaches, the daily rates can add up and become expensive. If you are visiting for a day, there are some beaches where the fee is affordable but you might want to bring a couple of friends to share the expense.
If you would like to save on Parking Fees here are some suggestions:
Park outside of the beach Parking lot…Caution make sure you can park there legally, the tickets will cost you more than the daily beach pass and in the town of Southampton your car might be towed.
Biking to the beach is always an option and it is free
Go after 5pm when parking is free….NOTE*Lifeguard duty might be over
Hamptons Free Ride (Southampton and East Hampton)
Have someone drop you off
The Free Rideis an alternative to driving if you want to go to a beach in East Hampton, Montauk or Southampton. Service begins Memorial Day to Labor Day.
I asked my network for their opinions on the their favorite Beaches in the Hamptons…and I thought I would share the top 10 Favorites…These are all public beaches….For more information on these beaches SEE INFO LISTED BELOW*** Coopers Beach in Southampton and Main Beach in East Hampton made Town & Country Magazine 2018 “Top 15 Beaches on the East Coast”
Hamptons 2018 Beach Information
Main Beach **East Hampton
Coopers Beach**Southampton “Village Beach”
Indian Wells**Amagansett “Village Beach”
Peters Pond Beach, Sagaponack
Flying Point Beach, Watermill
Mecox Beach, Bridgehampton
Click on Links below: For 2018 Updated information on beaches in the Hamptons and beach passes.
Hamptons, News Around Town…The Million Dollar Question
April 11th 2015
So many people have asked me what is the deal with Doppio in Sag Harbor, are they reopening….That is the MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION! WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH DOPPIO…Nothing, zip..has been taking place in that location……I say BRING BACK MADISON & MAIN! I had the most fun in 2013…Last year 2014 Back Page & Back Harlow were fun, but not as much fun as Madison & Main…The Watermelon Martini’s were the absolute BEST…the bartenders were fun! Sasha my favorite(bartender) worked at Doppio but not even he could save it. I do think Back Harlow will be a place I might choose to hang out at, but only if the drinks are affordable. I like the management team and I am told they will be doing some really fun things this summer.
It is confirmed Plaza Sports is opening in Sag Harbor on Main Street, I spoke with the owner and he stated that he plans on being open year-round. He plans on focusing on the summer then re-assessing for the fall and winter. He stated he would be selling Sag Harbor t-shirts, hmmmm is he not aware that there are 2 other businesses in Sag Harbor selling the same thing. Plaza Sports has locations in Rocky Point and Montauk, hopefully if the item is not carried in the Sag Harbor location, they can have it sent from another location. They should be open before May.
Harbor Market update….things are moving along well and progressively and they should be open in a couple of weeks….I do hope before May, looking forward to that brick oven pizza.
POTHOLES: Looks like Many of the towns are just putting a band-aid on the situation and filling in the holes…but East Hampton is still the worst, so be careful driving at night because there are some serious potholes that could just do damage to your car.
Rumor has it that WHITES APOTHECARY is opening a second location in Southampton, hmmm will it just be the cosmetic part of the business or will this be competition for Southrifty Drug Southampton?
Saaz Indian Cuisine in Southampton delivers…for $10 you can have Indian Food delivered to you…$20 for East Hampton Residents and unfortunately East Hampton they are only making 2 delivery runs per day. M-Sun 7pm and 930pm…If business starts to generate and they are getting more deliveries, then the cost of the delivery might decrease. Sorry Montauk no plans to deliver, too far. I love this place M-Sun “All you can Eat” buffet is fantastic and different items everyday.
Happy Hour 1/2 price drinks Sun-Thursday 4-6pm…. Did someone say GIRLS NIGHT OUT! OH YEAH…..
EAST HAMPTON: East Hampton Town officials are abandoning plans to impose a summer weekend ban on all helicopters this summer in the Hamptons, a very busy tourism season, citing concerns about aircraft being diverted to neighboring towns. Hmmm…Is that the real reason……Well at least they have enforced some curfews during the week. I am sure the organizers for the numerous celebrity-filled events this summer in the Hamptons are grateful…I wonder were they scratching their heads trying to figure out how they were getting their A-listers to their events this summer……I guess the thought of being stuck in traffic for hours was not a draw.
A new restaurant opening in Montauk …Harbor in Montauk….owners James “Jamo” Willis and business partner Robert Hirsh. 3,200 square-foot revamped eatery on West Lake Drive will have that familiar Hamptons feel — a laid-back beach-bar vibe during the day that gives way to dancing at night. I am sure the residents in Montauk are very excited about this opening…. maybe…some skinny dipping…LOL…just kidding
Rumor has it that Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Spa is making some changes and going very high end….Targeting a high-end demographic….they have dropped their timeshare model. Will the middle-class be able to afford a Day at Gurney’s? Is Gurney’s seeking to make the list Earth’s Most Exclusive Retreats…among these favorites: http://robbreport.com/luxury-travel/the-robb-report-100-resorts
FRESH HAMPTONS: I had the pleasure of attending a cooking class at FRESH HAMPTONS last week and it was amazing…coming soon my article on my amazing experience… HURRY, HURRY these classes will be ending soon.
Last class April 16th Re-Fresh with Detox Classes
Fresh Hamptons is debuting detox classes. These classes will teach attendees how to detox while still indulging in dark chocolate, cheese, and wine. The classes will be taught by Chef Todd’s Life and Restaurant Partner, yoga & Pilates instructor, and certified detox specialist, Lillian Grajeda.
The Re-Fresh program meets 1x per week at Fresh for three consecutive weeks. Choice of:
Program 1: Tuesdays April 14, 21st, and 28th from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Program 2: Thursdays April 16th, 23rd, 30th from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
By popular demand: Saturdays April 25th, May 2nd, and 9th from 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Each $299 package includes a cleansing lunch for all three classes, a personalized detox program designed for you and your palate, and support along the way. For more information or to register, call Lillian at (631) 903-7097.
BEAUTY COMES TO NOYAC ROAD IN SAG HARBOR…There’s a new Salon in Sag Harbor and it is Called RAVE SALON & SPA….All Hair Services, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Massages, Facials, Spa Days, Energy Healing with Energy Healing – Erin Sirona, and Reflexology with Jo Gramarosso,
They are located on Noyac Road in Sag Harbor, and the place is beautiful. Owner Cindy Ward Capalbo is a beautiful person and you immediately feel the positive energy when you walk in. I definitely need that Energy Healing……Join my Facebook Group to stay updated with the events that Cindy will be hosting at the Spa these next few months…
If you Love Sweet’tauk Lemonade, then you will love the they announced that they have finalized a partnership with Gourmet Guru, a well-respected natural and organic products distributor, to distribute their lemonades and to grow their brand throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
AMAGANSETT BEACH & BIKE ARE OPEN FOR THE SEASON….Store Hours 10AM- 5PM
They deliver…new line of fishing kayaks from Feelfree
Which Celebrities can we expect to see around town this summer in the Hamptons….Well it has been trending the Jason Alexander rented a home in East Hampton..next week I should have more information on who will be in the Hamptons, Where to go to celebrate Cinco De Mayo in the Hamptons, more openings, Hamptons Summer events list and updates to rumors I have heard. As always follow me on Twitter,Instagram @hamptonsmpiece and Facebook for daily updates on Happenings in the Hamptons.
Hamptons Teen: Westhampton and Southampton Varsity Sprinters headed to compete in State championship
Hamptons Teens: Congratulations to the following students who will be going to the Winter Track State championship in Ithaca, NY on March 7TH… The girls 4×400 Girls relay track team is #1 in Section XI and will be heading to Ithaca to compete for the Gold Medal in the New York State Track and Field 2015 Championship. These girls qualified at the Millrose Trials and will be competing at the Armory on Saturday, February 14th. They will be competing with some of the BEST sprinters from all around the country. Hamptons Mouthpiece will be there covering that race!
Lauren Lorefice a 12th grader @ Westhampton and part of the 4×400 relay team took 2nd in the Girls 300 Meter Dash 40.97. When I spoke with Lauren’s mom after the race they were very excited but not sure if she would compete in the 300 at the State Finals. The 300 is a hard race and she might choose to just focus on the 400 relay. Whatever decision Lauren decides, we congratulate her, a great way to end her High School Winter track season.
Keira Kelly an 11th grader @ Westhampton will be competing in the Girls High Jump..she jumped an impressive 5-04.00 Good luck Keira!
Joseph Strassfield a 12th grader @ Southampton High School is the only boy from the Hamptons competing at the State Finals…He finished 2nd in the Boys 55 Dash @ 6.60sec
Congratulations to all of the student athletes that competed in the Section XI State Qualifier, an amazing accomplishment…
Shout out to my daughter Allura Leggard and East Hamptons Boys Varsity Winter Track Team: Erik Engstrom, Thomas Paradiso and Will Ellis
You can see more images from the Suffolk County State Qualifier HERE….www.photographybykurt.net
Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece readers…last week I visited the Seasons of Southampton located on Prospect Street in Southampton, NY for their Thursday evening ClamBake. If you are looking for A nice Lobster dinner that won’t break the bank, then considerThe clambake is on Thursday’s only and you have a choice of selecting the following:
Buffet clambake for $34.95 which includes all you can eat + lobster and raw bar
Raw bar only
Lobster*baked potato*corn on the cob $20
I decided to try everything so that I could share my experience with all of you. I started with the raw bar that included clams*shrimp*oysters.
The Clambake consisted of Baked Chicken, Grilled Vegetables, sausage & peppers, corn on the cob, potato wedges
For me, I enjoyed the Lobster Meal for $20, the lobster was very tasty, it was not over-cooked and it was NOT cold…
The chef prepared them as ordered. The corn was sweet from a local farm stand and the potato was perfect. I know you might be saying to yourself how can anyone mess up such a simple meal, but believe me what looks simple is not always so simple to prepare. For $20 this is really the BEST deal in the Hamptons. I especially love the fact that this Clam-bake will continue for the month of September. I was not that in-love with the Clambake, although the food looked really good and I could not wait to take a bite into the chicken and the stuffed fish ,unfortunately it was a bit under-seasoned for my taste. I did enjoy the salads, the Sausage & Peppers were delicious and the Grilled Vegetables were very good. I gravitate to Hotdogs at BBQ’s and I would have preferred the Hotdogs to be grilled than steamed, I was confused that rolls & mustard were not offered. I found it a bit odd.
The evening ended with a nice arrangement of desserts, fruit salad, pies & cookies….I had the cookies and the fruit salad
Overall, the ambiance was beautiful, our margarita was DELICIOUS…. The Lobster Meal is one of the best deals in the Hamptons and is very good. I am looking forward to returning before the clam bake ends on Thursday nights. I am not completely sure when the last day is, so I would suggest calling the Seasons of Southampton. They are located at 15 Prospect St Southampton, NY 11968 (631) 283-3354