Enjoy some seriously good barbecue
Want to avoid a fast-paced weekend in the Hamptons? Appreciate a slow-smoked meal at Texas-style Townline BBQ in Sagaponack. Order a pulled pork sandwich, buffalo French fries, and a local pint from Moustache Brewing Co.
Spend the night in a Scandinavian sanctuary
When Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Fallon, and Bill Clinton want to relax in the Hamptons -- and eat some delicious Swedish meatballs -- they go to c/o The Maidstone, a 19-room hotel run out of a 150-year-old Greek Revival house, where guest perks include coveted beach parking passes, complimentary bicycles, yoga classes in the Buddha garden, and, of course, hand-painted clogs.
Drink like a local while watching the sunset
When locals want to bask in the magic hour without the tourists, Montauket is their hallowed barebones bar for a sundowner on the bluff facing Fort Pond Bay. (But you didn’t hear it from us.)
Splurge on a meal at Bay Kitchen Bar
On the harbor in Gardiners Bay, Bay Kitchen Bar's Mediterranean-inspired Eastern Shore cuisine from celebrated slow food chef Eric Miller will satisfy all your seafood cravings -- especially if you order the Hampton Clambake extravaganza with a 1lb lobster, mussels, and Amagansett steamers.