Thursday, January 19, 2017


Wind swept shady beaches -blessedly free of humans, on the street parking that securing a spot= IS NOT akin to a competitive sport, winter season lodging discounts in plush accommodations- and even empty seats at gourmet hotspots-no wonder most people we know-including rent it out in the summer  homeowners-only go to the acclaimed East End of Long Island-waaay off-season.


Winter time specials for relaxing staycation are found at the highly rated spa destination Gurney's Montauk-located on a beautiful stretch of Atlantic ocean beachfront property in hip Montauk. Choose from recently renovated  rooms, sites and cottage lodging options---AND maybe a tougher choice-a complete menu of indulgent spa options /healing treatments-that put their ocean-fed-seaweed indoor pool to good use...and fitness/wellness activities that will put the flow or burn (chill or work-it)- in one's life.

The Southhampton Inn a classic East End destination (90 deluxe rooms) combines the best of Hampton casual with the polish of a European boutique hotel's hospitality. Handy-in walking distance to the best of Southampton town's restaurants, shops, art galleries, parks, museums-leisure hours are filled-or stay put enjoying the many pursuits available onsite -restaurant with tasty menu selections to please all appetites, a cozy Library-features live theater/music performances, a kids' playroom, and an all weather tennis court. Bonus Points: Pet Friendly!!!!

OLÉ OLÉ-for casual drinks/eats (like winter hearty Mexican Pizza topped with black beans, heirloom tomatoes, black olives layered over a Mexican cheese blend, sour cream and pico de gallo)-take advantage of Southamptons' Union Cantina’s winning Everyday Happy Hour concept (daily from 4:00pm to 7:00pm). 

Churros with Nutella dipping cream or the toasted coconut Tres Leches Cake-our kind of dessert

The details: Monday is Football Night, featuring special prices on beer and BOGO margaritas. On Taco Tuesdays, diners can enjoy half price tacos all night long, and on Wine Down Wednesdays the restaurant offers 1/2 off on wine and sangria. Thursday is Ladies Night, which means complimentary margaritas and specialty cocktails for all ladies between 8:00pm and 9:30pm as well as special prices for the guys on beers, pitchers and buckets. The weekend kicks off with Live Music Fridays and Cazadores Tequila specials all night, and continues with Saturday DJ Night followed by Union Sunday Night, featuring 2 for 1 cocktails during happy hour.

AND:The restaurant sits behind the 400 Rabbits Tequila Bar, which is reminiscent of a prohibition-era speakeasy. Head bartender Kyle Smith mixes fun favorites for diners that perfectly complement any meal. The tequila bar carries more than 100 types of tequila producing a unique signature cocktail program and an extensive tequila menu consisting of sangrias, punches and frozen drinks. Popular cocktails include: The Classic Margarita blending Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila; Frozen Margarita with fruit flavors such as mango, strawberry, passion fruit, blood orange and prickly pear; the Warren cocktail which blends 1942 Don Julio, grand marnier, centenario tequila with fresh lime juice; and the 65 Mustang cocktail, which is a bold combination of Bullet Bourbon, pressed cider, fresh lime plus bitters and mints.

40 Bowden Square
Southampton, NY 11968
Facebook: Union Cantina
 Opening times:
Monday – Friday:                            Lunch is served 11:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday:                        Bottomless brunch is served 11:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday – Wednesday:                    Dinner is served 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday:         Dinner is served 5:00pm – 12:00am