You and your wife Jane live and work in New York City full time, do you find it hard to get out east as much as you’d like with all your responsibilities and attractions of city living?
Actually it’s gotten easier as the years have gone on. We feel less pressure to get out there every weekend. As my own boss I have a lot of flexibility so I can jet out mid-week if need be. More and more the city can be more relaxing than Montauk during the peak season. I think people feel more pressure to be out there every weekend when they have a summer rental instead of a year round one. This summer was especially easy since it was so flat.
What are the things and places that keep you busy in Montauk during the summer?
My wife Jane and I have our little routines and spend a majority of our time together. Besides that, surfing when there’s waves, shooting the shit at the Ditch Witch and skating the park after hours when George isn’t working and we can get away with not wearing helmets. I also like to open water swim and run when there’s no surf.
Do you spend any time out east during the offseason?
September, October and May are my jam, but the late fall, early spring, and hard winter months are mostly reserved for work and trips out west. However it is nice to have a hot shower a stones throw from the beach for the random winter surf.
Do you and Jane like to cook or do you mostly dine out in Montauk?
We are creatures of habit. Friday night is The Dock. Saturday nights are a shit show [out in Montauk] so we stay in and grill fluke, striper or tuna. Jane only eats my cooking if it’s off the grill. Not sure why. Sundays we’ll go to The Crows Nest. As for other spots Rick’s Crabby Cowboy has the best ribs, but Jane doesn’t eat meat so I go there on solo missions. La Brisa has great authentic tacos, but I’ll hit up the Hideaway when I want some sopes or nachos. The Ditch Witch is pretty much my fridge for breakfast and lunch since it’s so close. Sesame noodles!!! Damn I’m hungry.