Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Montauk'ing Crazy

Oysters for Labor Day at the end of Long Island

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Once the go-to spot for mangled beach monsters, Montauk's now a better bet for finding food trucks and a Momofuku Milk Bar pop-up on your way to the shore.

Sound like B-Burg? Check it out this Labor Day Weekend before the Hampsters entirely take over.

STAY
Overlooking Lake Montauk, The Crow's Nest features hiply shabby chic king-size suites and a well-appointed resto with hand-crafted cocktails and a fire pit.
Starting at $525 per night. 4 Old West Lake Dr. (Route 27), Montauk (631-668-2077). 

EAT
Come for the oysters, stay for the oysters at South Edison, from the mind behind Cascabel Taqueria. Stay even longer for the lobster buns and spicy razor clams.
17 S. Edison St. (S. Etna Ave.), Montauk (631-668-4200)

Swallow East, fitted BK-style with exposed Edisons, does a mean wild boar meatball parm and a hefty plate of mussels to slurp with a cool draught.
474 W. Lake Dr. (Town Rd.), Montauk (631-668-8344)

You'll find wine on tap, wood-fired pizza, and Montauk Pearl oysters — fresh from the water, about 10 feet away — at Moby Dick's seasonal pop-up on a marina (pictured).
435 E. Lake Dr. (near Montauk Airport), Montauk.

PARTY
Don your finest board shorts and score a chaise at the the ultra-chic Montauk Beach House Labor Day Weekend Poolside Frolic.
55 S. Elmwood Ave. (S. Edison St.), Montauk (631-668-2112)

Finish up at the local annex of the EV's Zum Schneider for German brews, massive wursts, and DJs every Saturday night.
4 S. Elmwood Ave. (S. Emery St.), Montauk (631-238-5963)

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