“The phones have been literally ringing off the hook for the past two weeks,” says chef Sean Olnowich, a number of days earlier than kicking off Memorial Weekend out East. “[This summer] is going to be one for the books.”
Olnowich is helming the debut of Bounce Beach Montauk, the primary Long Island outpost of the favored Flatiron sports activities bar. Bounce has taken over the prime oceanside location that was previously house to common dive bar Sloppy Tuna. This summer season, the situation is getting an improve via craft cocktails, elevated meals menu and a slate of buzzy programming.
“Our focus is a lot of things from local farms here in terms of produce, a lot of fish dishes,” says Olnowich, who’s been coming to the world since childhood and has labored with many eating places within the space, together with Rocco’s A La Playa and The Surf Lodge. Dishes on the menu at Bounce Montauk embody Korean-style mussels with kimchi, native catch fish tacos, and lobster rolls with “beach spice.” The restaurant can even run a devoted lobster roll take-out bar on the water for simple snacking.
Bounce is kicking off its opening weekend with a slate of particular visitors. Opening night time on Friday might be hosted by “The Bachelor” stars Tyler Cameron and Matt James, adopted by a celeb visitor bartender duo on Saturday for brunch. (Hint: the occasion is selling Dos Hombres Mezcal.) Solid and Striped, which designed the entire employees uniforms, will host a VIP brunch on Sunday to rejoice its swimsuit take-out window.
“It’s gonna be a fun vibe with the ocean views,” says Olnowich, including that the situation is aiming for mass enchantment throughout the day and a extra unique vibe for nighttime. “It’s going to feel really fresh and vibrant, it’s a place that’s very casual, you can drink on the terrace and stare at the waves while you’re snacking on a delicious lobster roll.”