Three of My Hottest Hot Picks, And a Video

To paraphrase Andy Cohen, three things I’m obsessed with right now are: the Food Truck Derby tomorrow night at Hayground, the Sonic Garden Party at LongHouse and the Bow Wow Meow Ball at ARF.

Oh, and this video of Laurie Anderson’s Concert for Dogs at LongHouse this past weekend, beautifully shot by Dell Cullum.

My fellow foodies and I can’t wait for the fifth annual Food Truck Derby, sponsored by Edible East End and held in Bridgehampton on Friday, August 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. Trucks from Manhattan to Montauk will hit the pavement to converge at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton for an early evening of mobile eats, local wine, craft beer and more. Entertainment will be provided by The Shockwaves and Blocks, Trucks + Art. Here’s who will be there: Anewyoricanthing, Blondie’s Bake Shop, BynumOnWheels – Hush Bistro Food Truck, Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks, Chiki-Wawa, CYNFULFOOD Catering, Eat Me Drink Me, Elegant Eats, The Inn Spot… Out!, Island Empanada, Nice Buns Slammin’ Sliders, Noah’s on the Road, Pizza Luca, Ponti Rossi Italian Food Truck, Rolling Smoke Grill, The Sea Bean Natural Food Co., Whole Le Crepe, Brooklyn Brewery, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Hampton Coffee Co. Mobile Espresso Unit, Sweet’tauk Lemonade, Wölffer Estate Vineyard. GuS – Grown-up Soda, Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits, and more.

The cost is $65 per person and includes one serving at every food truck and complimentary beverages. Ticket availability is limited and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/2atOUhU. The price for kids 12-years-old and under is $20. VIP tickets are available and cost $100 per person, offering early-access to the food trucks at 3:30 p.m. Hope to see you there but DO NOT get in between me and my fixes for Noah’s and Hampton Coffee Company. : )

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As for Saturday night, August 19, head over to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in Wainscott the annual Bow Wow Meow Ball, which starts at 6:30 p.m. This year’s honoree is filmmaker and staunch animal advocate Katharina Otto-Bernstein, who was the director of “Absolute Wilson” and  producer for HBO’s “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures.” Theater director and visual artist Robert Wilson will present the ARF Champion of Animals Award to her.

The evening’s celebration of ARF’s life-saving work will take place on ARF’s 22-acre campus in Wainscott, and will feature a proud group of ARF cats and dogs ready for their forever homes. Guests will enjoy cocktails, followed by dinner catered by Glorious Food within an elegant setting created by David Monn and Alex Papachristidis. Afterwards, the party will continue with dancing to music by the Peter Duchin Orchestra. Over 400 high-profile guests from New York and the Hamptons are expected to attend the magical night. All proceeds will benefit ARF, a regional leader in New York for the rescue and adoption of cats and dogs. The evening will also include a live auction with Auctioneer Benjamin Doller, a Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s, a silent auction and an online auction with charitybuzz.com.

Feeling like attending jamming out at a Sonic Garden Party? Then LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton is the place to be on Saturday night. If the big shindig last year was any indication, this party should be whatever the kids are saying these days in place of “off the hook!”

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