If you remember, East Hampton is one of my favorite summer getaways—the food, the beaches and the country air—it’s just fantastic! It can, however sometimes get a little dry. One can only do lunch in the garden so many times.

Fortunately, just a short drive away, in Montauk, is another fabulous seasonal gem. The Surf Lodge is a combination bar, restaurant and concert hall that serves the best beachside cocktails and seafood (a lá Top Chef alumnus Sam Talbot) for a younger, cooler crowd than the Hamptons could ever host. Just don’t forget your Pret-a-Surf rashguard.





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