Fashionable Artists


Steve Miller photo.

Congrats to Steve Miller, who has taken his art to a whole new level–clothing and housewares.

Our friend and neighbor, who has long embraced new technology in his work, is now offering select designs via his Steve Miller Fashion line with Art Multiple. It’s a natural progression from his 2011 Fashion Animal series, which juxtaposed x-rays of Amazon animals with images of fashion accessories, representing and linking different dynamics of consumption and desire. Well done Steve!


“Shape Shifter” by Margaret Garrett.

Speaking of fashion, make sure to look for several of our other favorites–including Margaret Garrett, Bastienne Schmidt, Almond Zigmund and Philippe Cheng–who have works on view at Malia Mills in East Hampton. The “Winter Salon” exhibit will remain on view through January 1. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will support charities such as: Project MostJeff’s Kitchen at the Hayground SchoolThe Sprouts Program at Bridgehampton School and The Perfect Earth Project. We always applaud philanthropic efforts!


“Late America” by Eric Fischl.

And lastly, gigantic cheers to Eric Fischl, whose “new painting fresh off the easel” debuted on social media on December 13. “Late America” is not just an incredible work of art, it’s also a beautifully executed and eloquent statement on modern times. Read all about it in this Vulture piece by Pulitzer Prize nominee Jerry Saltz, which I think absolutely nails it. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!



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 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. : )


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

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!”




Event Recap Photos: Food Truck Derby and ‘Twelfth Night’ Performances

Before jumping in to this weekend, I’ve got a few new images that are share-worthy from this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

First up, images from Edible East End’s Great Food Truck Derby, which was held on Friday, August 8, at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton.

Learn more about the event at

I’ve also got pix of the free outdoor readings of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” courtesy the Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative and Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, which was held this past Friday and Saturday nights at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor. The cast included Piper Perabo, star of USA’s “Covert Affairs,”plus Kate Mueth, Josh Gladstone, Dan Amboyer, Kyle Barisich, Nick Cearley, Sean Dugan, Robert Eli, Julia Motyka, Lucas Hall, Neal Kelley and Nancy Johnston.

And lastly, I’ve got some images of a private VIP outdoor concert reading of the same show, hosted by Patty and Jay Baker at their East End home.

Learn more at and

Good News for Foodies

Getting some grub on at last year's Great Food Truck Derby. Images courtesy WordHampton.

Getting some grub on at last year’s Great Food Truck Derby. All Great Food Truck Derby images courtesy WordHampton.

One of the funnest food events to hit the East End is nearly upon us. That’s right, Edible East End’s fourth annual Great Food Truck Derby rolls into town tomorrow, Friday, August 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton. Oh how I love this event, which always delivers a great time and a wide selection of ethnic and local mobile eats, plus regional wine and craft beer.

This year’s participants will include: Eat Me Drink Me, Whole Le Crepe, Hampton Coffee Co., Blondies Bakeshop, Hamptons Foodie, Coolhaus, Pizza Luca, noah’s, Grill Boys Food Truck, Slammin Slider Nice Buns, The Inn Spot… Out, Ponti Rossi, Hamptons Aristocrat, The Sea Bean Natural Foods Co., Sweet’tauk, Long Island Oyster Co., Passed Snacks, Old School Favorites, Sydney’s Sweets,  Brooklyn Brewery, Saranac, Coney Island Brewing Co.,  Southampton Publick House, Wölffer Estate and Bridge Lane.

Admission is $65 per person and includes one serving at every food truck and complimentary beverages. Ticket availability is limited and can be purchased at The price for kids 12-years-old and under is $20. In addition, VIP tickets are available for $100 offering access to the food trucks starting at 3:30 p.m. The event will coincide with the Hayground School Community farmers market. Learn more at and

Also this year, the Luca718 team from Brooklyn will be on the scene, engaging children in creative work with blocks, trucks and art, set in and around their 70-foot big rig, Big Mama. The educational work space, camped out at Hayground this summer, will be onsite through Friday, August 21. Learn more at

And lastly, it’s time for a well deserved shoutout to friend and food and wine writer Eileen Duffy, who is not only the editor of Edible East End (LOVE that magazine!!) and Edible Long Island, but also the author of the fabulous new book “Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island.” Cheers to you Eileen!!

Eileen Duffy and her wonderful book,

Eileen Duffy and her wonderful book, “Behind the Bottle.” Author image by Doug Young.

2014 Food Truck Derby Photos

The third annual Great Food Truck Derby was a huge success. All photos by Dawn Watson.

The third annual Great Food Truck Derby was a huge success. All photos by Dawn Watson.

“I’ve only been here 10 minutes and it’s already the best day of my life,” one of the attendees giddily uttered to a friend as he strolled past me at Edible East End’s Great Food Truck Derby at Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Friday night.

It was a foodie’s paradise for sure at the third annual event, which raised money for Hayground schoolyard projects in the region, which provide culinary arts training for local kids. More than 20 food and beverage vendors participated, offering a variety of delicious to-go edibles. Trucks and stands I visited included: Hamptons Foodie, Hampton Coffee Company, Noah’s, Silver Spoon Specialties, The Inn Spot, Baldor Foods, Blondies Bakeshop, Coolhaus, Crazy Crepe Cafe, Eat Me Drink Me, Montauk Ice Co., Morris Grilled Cheese, Neapolitan Express, Nice Buns, Pizza Luca, Whole Le Crepe, Lieb Cellars, Wolffer, and Lenz Winery.

Cheers to this yummy fundraiser, which left me stuffed and and satisfied.


At last year's Food Truck Derby. Photo by Lauren Morris

At last year’s Food Truck Derby. Photo by Lauren Morris

Foodies, get ready to roll on down to Edible East End’s annual The Great Food Truck Derby event tomorrow, Friday, August 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton.

More than 20 food trucks will be in attendance. Participants include:

Baldor Foods

Blondies Bakeshop


Crazy Crepe Café

Drive Change

Eat Me Drink Me

Hampton Coffee Company Mobile Espresso Unit

Hamptons Foodie

Montauk Ice Co.

Morris Grilled Cheese

Nice Buns, Slammin’ Sliders


Pizza Luca Silver Spoon Specialties

The Inn Spot…Out

Whole Le Crepe, Inc.

Brooklyn Brewery

Southampton Publick House

Lieb Cellars

The Lenz Winery and Harney & Sons


Noelani Coconut Water

Long Tail Brewing Company

Sovereign Cider

Good Water Farms

Illyrian Press Olive Oils

Holy Schmitts

Hayground Pizza by Hayground Culinary Program Graduates

Palo Santo Restaurant

Wölffer Estate Vineyard

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 The price for kids 12 and under is $20. In addition, VIP tickets are available for $100, offering access to the food trucks starting at 3:30 p.m., along with private food and drink tastings in the newly renovated Jeff’s Kitchen on school grounds. To learn more, visit





Springing Ahead with More Hamptons News


First off, happy spring. The weather’s been a bit iffy but I think that we’ve finally got better days ahead of us. It’s not quite sandals time yet but I, for one, have put the boots and winter coats away in anticipation of warmer temps.
Much as we’d like it to be, not everything can come up roses all the time–thus my sharing some of the less than stellar news of the past week, such as the Kardashians heading out east this summer for a reality series. Ugh. Much as I loathe the celebration of puerility, on the bright side, perhaps their retail presence (the concept is ‘Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons’ and bring their store, Dash, here as a pop-up) will add something positive to the economy.
Speaking of positives, the Ross School was just recognized by The Daily Meal for serving one of “The 10 Best School Lunches in America.” In fact, Scott Disick’s former stomping grounds (sorry, couldn’t resist) came in at number four. Here’s hoping that Hayground School makes a few lists as well, deservedly so.
And on another positive note, Hamptons resident Katie Couric will be giving a commencement speech at her father’s alma mater, American University, on May 10. The University of Virginia graduate will address members of the School of Communications. Good for her!
Think spring.