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When Craig Met Pierre

The long, mischievous friendship of a pair of culinary legends, Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey, lives on in the lore and legend of East Hampton. Irene Silverman recalls their escapades, recipes, and dinner-party glory.

Jul 9, 2024
EAST AWARDS: Best Cocktail

It's a rough job but someone has to do it: East has taken one for the team and taste-tested the season's most delicious-sounding beverages in search of the ultimate, definitive cocktail for the summer of 2024. We found it at Townline BBQ: the strawberry mezcalita.

Jul 9, 2024
Back in the Shack

Hidden among hostas and ferns in the corner of a private garden — tucked behind an old house, away from the world — you find them: humble but magical backyard sheds. Nick Sambides Jr. talks to a lucky few East Enders who use their shacks for writing, for work, for art, for chickens, for contemplation, or for hardly anything at all.

Jul 9, 2024
Emotional Rescue

On a freezing December day in 1988, Frank Ganley pulled a Bonac school buddy — unconscious and sinking fast — from the icy underwater of Gardiner's Bay, after he fell overboard from a lobster boat called the Captain Kidd. Little did Ganley know that the near-death incident would drive a lifetime of ocean lifesaving.

Jul 9, 2024
BOUNTY: Don't Fear the Fungi

Intimidated by the specialty mushrooms you see at the grocery or farmers market? Sarah Alford shares your curiosity and hesitation. Here's how to overcome your fears and get cooking.

Jul 8, 2024
RECIPE: Vegan Crab Cakes

This is based on Andrew Zimmerman’s recipe for Baltimore-style crab cakes, originally published in Food and Wine.

Jul 8, 2024
Small-Town Nonsense

The word, technically, means language without meaning or ideas that are unintelligible. Around here, nonsense is the very Hamptons collision of small-town sensibilities and V.I.P. egotism. J Brooke has been taking notes on Hamptons pettiness — the everyday absurdity of life on the South Fork — and lived to tell the tale.

Jul 8, 2024
The Cosmic Bandito

Remembering Allan Weisbecker: longboard surfer, author, drug smuggler, Montauk legend.

Jul 8, 2024
DIVERSIONS: South Fork Film School

The indie film scene here has become a vibrant playground for emerging talents pushing the boundaries of independent filmmaking.

Jul 5, 2024
OVERHEARD: You Are Here

Look down. “Geodetic Survey” markers have triangulated the coastal landscape since the Thomas Jefferson administration.

Jul 5, 2024
DIVERSIONS: I Tried It

What's an "inversion table"? What's the deal with that "sound bath" business? Carissa Katz, Jason Nower, and Christine Sampson tried out some trendy wellness treatments to give you, the reader, an honest opinion.

Jul 5, 2024
DIVERSIONS: King of the Castles

Who isn’t instantly transported back to childhood when they see a sand castle? Some of the most epic creations can be seen every summer at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett, where the Clamshell Foundation — for going on 33 years now — hosts an annual contest that pits friend against friend for beachy bragging rights in support of charitable causes.

Jul 5, 2024