5 Reasons to Visit the Hamptons Year-Round
A local’s guide: Five great reasons to visit The Hamptons in the spring, summer and fall.
Villa Italian Specialties, East Hampton
At first glance, this looks much like any other Italian deli with its trays of artichoke hearts, peppers, racks of pasta and olive oils, etc. But the nectar of the gods lies in the sandwiches prepared on warm focaccia, filled with fresh grilled chicken, pesto, peppers, home-made mozzarella and some kind of secret dressing that is orgasmically delicious.
Based on the premise that all delicious things are either immoral, illegal or fattening, I have to assume these sandwiches can inflict some kind of irreparable harm on those who consume them, but they are too good for that to matter. “Life is short,” I justify to myself as I sink my teeth in.
The best treat of all is to eat one of these sandwiches at the beach, and then walk it off. Or, on an escalating scale of happiness, you can share the sandwich (and some of the guilt and avoirdupois) with a loving friend and then walk on the beach hand in hand. The ‘Villa Tiramisu’ is pretty fab too, but that’s only for when I feel completely reckless about my waistline and my arteries.