If you missed Gotham’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade last weekend, no worries. The Montauk Friends of Erin decided to bump their parade–the second largest in the Empire State, and the 50th anniversary of the Montauk parade–to this weekend, apparently so the hardcore revelers can attend both parades. As per tradition, we planted our peas last Sunday (on the official St. Paddy’s day), and with all the warm weather, it actually felt late, not early. There’s still time to plant peas, and here are some new traditions to consider for your Montauk getaway plans this weekend.(For details on the parade, check out Montauk Friends of Erin, and their nifty countdown clock.)
– Rowdy Hall in East Hampton is offering a 2-course, $20 price fix on Sunday, March 25, in support of the Friends of Erin parade. The meal features corned beef and cabbage, as well as discounted pints of Guinness, of course. If you missed the much-praised beer dinner at Rowdy last week, now’s your chance to enjoy their beer-friendly eats.
– Montauk Yacht Club still has vacancies for its “St. Patrick’s Day Green Getaway,” with rates starting at $129. For $149 per room, per night, the “Green” getaway includes coupons for complimentary Irish coffee (one per adult) and complimentary roundtrip shuttle to the parade on March 25, 2012. Promo code “green” at time of booking. Chef Ryan Solien of the resort’s Tuscan Gun restaurant has just released his spring menu, complete with local clam chowder, striped bass ceviche and more.
– Some of Montauk’s food and drink options (South Edison, Crow’s Nest) remain shuttered until Memorial Day, but there’s still plenty to choose from, whether the homey John’s Pancake house (known for burgers, and pancakes), the eco-healthy destination Joni’s, or standby’s like the farm to table destination Harvest on Fort Pond, the boat to table destination Fishbar and Gurney’s, where you can spa in a giant saltwater pool before or after you eat (and which also holds a cocktail party on Saturday night).
– Check Edible East End’s Facebook feed, where Montaukers have been offering tips too, including “pizza at Harvest,” “lobster rolls from the Clam Bar” (open yet?), and “O’Murphy’s has some great pub food! Their seared tuna salad is amazing too.”