Music, good eats, and the ocean would make up my perfect day in Amagansett. I would start with coffee at Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee. This delicious brew is 100 percent organic and stir brewed to provide full extraction of the coffee flavor. The blend is created with organic, fair trade beans — just what you need to get that morning pep-in-your-step. Jack’s is located in Amagansett Square (with additional locations in Sag Harbor and all over NYC) and also offers vegan baked goods. Yum!
After coffee, I would take a walk through the Amagansett Square, stopping at stores like Pilgrim Surf Supply and Love Adorned (see Zachary Weiss’s accompanying page of shopping items). I would also stop by Innersleeve Records on Main Street to search new and vintage vinyl.
I’d keep walking down to Atlantic Avenue Beach. During July and August, I usually find a quieter beach, but the rest of the year, I love a good walk at Atlantic. It’s the beach I grew up going to as a kid and always holds nice memories. My first summer job was even at the Beach Hut snack stand (where I quickly realized I’d rather be on the beach.)
Now, as an adult, full-day beach days can be few and far between, but I always remember the carefree days of being 14 and spending morning to night every day just being a beach bum. The life!
For lunch, I would stop by Hampton Chutney Co., which offers dosas — Indian style pancakes, similar to crepes. It’s even said to be frequented by the one and only Sir Paul McCartney.
The Squeezery, which opened last year on Main Street, offers smoothies and juices that provide not only needed nutrients, but amazing taste. The eatery and juice bar aims to provide an experience that “encourages health, connection, and happiness,” and that they do. Be sure to try the turmeric latte with the house-made almond milk. It also has an excellent cocktail menu.
Later on, dinner would be at Wölffer Kitchen, also located in the Amagansett Square. It’s all Wölffer all the time on the East End, and I have no problem with that at all. I’ll have the chef’s daily pizzetta with a side of rosé please.
After dinner, it’s off to the Stephen Talkhouse for some drinks and live music. The venue features local musicians as well as larger acts. Not into massive crowds? (On the weekends in summer the line to get in takes up all of Main Street.) Stop by on a Sunday for reggae night or Tuesday for industry night. Or for an early show. The Wailers performed this Sunday (see Indy Snaps). Acts like Loudon Wainwright, Yellowman, Toots & The Maytals, Donavon Frankenreiter, and Dick Dale are coming up this summer.
Each week this summer I will continue the ‘My Perfect Day’ series, featuring a different East End village.