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RECIPES: That 1970s Menu

Nina Dohanos, a Sag Harbor food blogger, recreated an heirloom menu as a throwback to the days of dinner parties hosted by her parents, Peter and Marlys Dohanos.

Green Bean and Shallot Salad

Perfect at room temperature or cold from the fridge!

2 lb. clean, local green beans
2 medium shallots, finely diced

Jul 4, 2022
MEMOIR: Surfing Vietnam

During the war, soldiers and sailors took R&R on China Beach, just north of Da Nang. One of the men who remembers it well is Joseph Giannini of Montauk, who attained the rank of captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Here, his memories of days of combat and days of waves.

Jul 4, 2022
BOUNTY: Hey, Hot Heads!

A taste-test of locally produced spicy sauces and South Fork Srirachas.

Jul 2, 2022
BOUNTY: Get Your Salad Freak On

Jess Damuck of Shelter Island is making waves coast-to-coast as a food and prop stylist, producer, writer, and self-proclaimed “salad freak.”

Jul 2, 2022
Something Old, Something New

Rare antique clothing and vintage fabrics require care and clever storage. Colette Gilbert picks up a few tips as she traces a thread between a Revolutionary War–era textile artist named Prudence Punderson and the contemporary couture house of Amy Zerner — revealing an East Hampton tradition of needlework and female artistry.

Jul 2, 2022
The Best Salads of Summer 2022

How do we want to eat this summer? Inspired by "Salad Freak," a cool new cookbook by Jess Damuck, a Shelter Island girl made good, our menu will be fresh, fast, fun (and full of folic acid!).

Jul 2, 2022
DIVERSIONS: American Pastoral

Away from the bustle, on just under seven acres in a bucolic corner of Springs, is Duck Creek — the surprising little arts center doing big things.

Jul 1, 2022
BOUNTY: Summer's Sweetest Pairing

Two beloved East End businesses have come together on a collaboration that is sure to be a very chill hit this summer: a specialty cinnamon-doughnut-spiked coffee ice cream, combining Dreesen’s Famous Donuts with John’s Drive-In’s ice cream.

Jun 29, 2022
Neighbors: Funny Girl

Amanda Green, daughter of a legendary Broadway family and part-timer in Springs, has a hit of her own right now with "Mr. Saturday Night," starring Billy Crystal.

Jun 29, 2022
Capture the Flag

There’s a room on the lower level of the Suffolk County Historical Society building that holds an artifact that was once revered in local history. On display here is an object made out of cloth, stitched by hand, and preserved, tightly pressed under glass. It measures 41.5 inches by 28.5 inches and consists of 13 white six-pointed stars on a blue canton, with seven bars of red and six white. It’s constructed out of homespun, a worsted wool, with the stars made out of cotton muslin. It is known as the Hulbert flag because it was found stashed in the rafters of a Bridgehampton barn that was owned long ago by a man named John Hulbert.

Jan 20, 2022
That's the Spirit

When you think of vodka’s origins, it’s likely what comes to mind is some hardscrabble Polish steppe or an inhospitable Siberian plain. After all, the word vodka comes from the Russian translation of water: voda. Certainly, an unlikely association of this distilled spirit’s provenance would be the verdant and eye-wateringly expensive village of Sagaponack.

Jan 6, 2022