262 // DERRIG’S DAY
MICHAEL DERRIG, OWNER OF LANDSCAPE DETAILS AND LONGTIME HAMPTONITE, SHARES HIS PERFECT DAY OUT EAST. BY CALLIE CHUTE
Michael Derrig, owner of Landscape Details and longtime Hamptonite, shares his perfect day out East.
I start my days very early at 5 AM. Three days a week I work out with Chris Carney at Railroad Avenue Fitness (11 Railroad Ave., East Hampton, 631-9074221; railroadavenuefitness.com). Otherwise, I take my labs, Sweet Pea and Henry, to Georgica Beach (Lilly Pond Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-4150). If my kids, Hannah and Michael, are home from school, they’ll come too. No matter what, I stop at Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee (146 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett, 631-267-5555; jacksstirbrew.com). They open at 6 AM.! At the end of a long day, I usually run back to the beach for a quick swim. On the weekends, my wife Dwyer and I love to have our family and friends over. Red Horse Market (74 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 631-324-9500; redhorsemarket.com) is right around the corner, so it’s perfect. When I have time to get lunch, I like to order Big Al’s Burrito at Estia’s Little Kitchen (1615 Bridgehampton-sag Harbor Tpke., Sag Harbor, 631725-1045; estias.com). For dinner in the summer, we love to take the boat out to Montauk or Shelter Island and grab a bite at Duryea’s (65 Tuthill Road, Montauk, 631-668-2410; duryea lobsters.com) or Salt (63 Menantic Road, Shelter Island, 631-749- 5535; saltshelterisland.com). In the fall, 1770 House (143 Main St., East Hampton, 631324-1770; 1770house.com) and the new Dopo La Spiaggia (31 Race Lane, East Hampton, 631-6589063; dopolaspiaggia.com) are great. No matter where the day takes me, the best part is always coming home. Sounds like a cliché, but there’s no place I would rather be.