Posted at 10:36 pm
Wow I haven’t blogged in awhile because I was away on a nice longgg trip to Sag Harbor in the Hamptons. Ahhhh it was so great to get away. I tried to get in bikini shape before I went and that didn’t go so great. Then of course I ate everything in sight because when on vacation that’s what we like to do. How was the food of the Hamptons? Well let’s run down some of the eating adventures: Got there and just wanted to grab food…ended up ringing up a $275 food bill at Schiavoni’s which I was told is the best place to food shop in Sag Harbor. They have a deli counter which I heard was a good place to get sandwiches so we grabbed a few. The only option I really liked as a veg was a cheese sandwich. I just got cheddar on whole wheat. Good cheese, but the sandwich was definitely nothing to write home about. That night I made a big Italian feast with some of my goods from the market. Turkey sausage and peppers over pasta for the carnivores and white beans with tomatoes over pasta for me. The next couple of days we bbq’ed at the house (burgers – regular and veggie, hot dogs, corn, veggies, etc). Good times eating by the pool! Especially since we could eat and watch our pups loving the outdoors. At night when all our friends were still in town we went to “Turtle Crossing” in East Hampton. I wanted an affordable fun place and it turned out to be just that. I was a little disappointed it was a southern type place, but they didn’t have mac and cheese (I mean really?!?!?!?!). Strangest thing that happened here is we got zucchini chips and the waitress forgot to bring them even after we reminded her twice. They finally arrived with our meal and we asked the person serving them (who turned out to be the owner) if there was ranch dressing or something to dunk them in and she snapped at us NO! Yeah for some reason I think she must be asked this question often because she wasn’t happy we inquired. Sorry but zucchini chips need some sort of dipping sauce. They didn’t have much for me to choose from for my main course so I went with an appetizer, the Turtle Crossing Quesadillas which had caramelized onions, guac, mango salsa and a little cheese. They were yummy and for some reason the leftovers the next day were even better. Turtle Crossing also had the best cornbread I think I’ve ever had! We also ate at B. Smith’s in Sag Harbor, mainly because of it’s fabulous location. There wasn’t really much for me to get so I got a Cobb Salad with no bacon and it was a pretty good salad, but lunch there all and all was super expensive. The biggest letdown had to be “The Blue Parrot” in East Hampton. It’s a Mexican joint recently bought partly by Jon Bon Jovi and Renee Zellweger. We thought it was going to be hip, but it was so not. The food was average at best. The burrito I got is similar to what you can get at
Ice Cream at Blue Parrot
a fast food Mexican place like Burrito Brothers (here in NYC), except it was triple the price for less of the flavor. The best thing there was the Ice Cream (as you can see from the pic a friend didn’t even wait for a spoon to dig in), but it was $8 a scoop!!! We ate at another Mexican restaurant a couple days later called “La Superica” in Sag Harbor and
Reuben at Provisions
I have to say that was much better than Blue Parrot and it was a beautiful location with water views. Typical mexican food, but in this case typical was good! To be honest the best food we had was at an organic cafe in the middle of a small supermarket in Sag Harbor called “Provisions.” It was mostly vegetarian and I got the Tempeh Reuben. It was soooo good. If there was more food around like that more people would understand that being a vegetarian can be easy. Tempeh is a tricky protein to get right. It can be dry if not cooked properly, but in this case it was moist and tasty. The perfect combination with a nice kraut and thousand
Reuben at Annies
island type sauce. The next day I decided to try another organic place. This time it was Annie’s in Southampton. I again got a tempeh reuben because I wanted to compare. This reuben was okay, but in this case the tempeh was a little on the dry end. The restaurant was also a bit disorganized. After I put in my order at the counter I wasn’t exactly sure what we were supposed to do. Sit down? Wait? Hmmm? I finally asked and they said to sit and they’d find us. Unfortunately no matter how good this place was or wasn’t I wouldn’t return because a dumb Southampton traffic cop decided to give us a ticket while we were inside the restaurant. The reason? A bogus one. The ticket basically said we made an illegal left turn into a parking space. I followed up with the police department to tell them I was given this ticket obviously just to follow a quota and they basically told that Southampton makes it’s own traffic rules. I don’t want to visit a town where one has to guess the rules, so I digress here, but I’m basically explaining why I won’t return to any Southampton restaurants. Sorry guys! Anyway that about sums up my eating adventures while on vaca. Oh one I forgot to mention is Cittanuova where we had a fabulous Italian meal thanks to a really nice waiter and a pretty good cheese pizza! Ciao til next time.