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  • When I wake up in the middle of the night I usually begin to fantasize about palominos.I Google palominos for sale and imagine the fun of owning one. This insomniac behavior can last for hours. Sometimes I research vintage Airstream trailers, because, well, they’re pretty to look at. The Bambi model, measuring a mere 16 feet and built from 1961 to 1964, is the most totes adorbs!
  • Craving Esoterica
  • I have been a fan of Tutto Il Giorno, now Dopo La Spiaggia (“after the beach”), in Sag Harbor for years. I don’t patronize it frequently because it is a wee bit expensive, but it is cozy and charming, with a view of Bay Street and the marina. Now Dopo La Spiaggia has opened at the old Laundry (later the Lodge and Race Lane) space in East Hampton.
  • It’s time for Super Bowl LI (that’s 51 for those of you who failed Roman numerals in school). The Atlanta Falcons vs. the New England Patriots! Brady vs. Ryan, chowdah vs. frogmore stew! Lady Gaga will be performing at the halftime show. Again.
  • Lazy Texas Brisket

    This is one of my favorite recipes for a crowd. Double the sauce recipe so you have extra.

    Serves 10 to 12. 

    1 large clove garlic, minced

    1 4-5 lb. beef brisket

    1 Tbsp. chili powder

    1 tsp. each paprika and salt

  • The Presidential Palate
  • If you are what you eat, then Donald Trump is a basket of, I mean, bucket of, deplorable K.F.C. chicken, washed down with Diet Coke. “If he had any class, he’d eat Popeye’s,” grumbled my gourmet offspring when he heard this revealing tidbit.
  • Every time I travel I take copious notes, mostly about food and regional dishes, and wonder how I can adapt these discoveries once I get home. The similarities between Key West, Fla., and Montauk cannot be missed. They both claim the clever title of “a drinking town with a fishing problem,” and each calls itself “The End.”
  • Papa Doble (the Wild Daquiri, circa 1947)

    Let’s start with one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite cocktails, the daquiri. This version is from Philip Greene’s book “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion.”

    3 3/4 oz. white rum

    2 oz. fresh lime juice

  • I thought driving to Islip at 3 a.m. on Friday in a snowstorm was white-knuckle harrowing. Little did I know that several hours later I would have just missed dodging a bullet at the Fort Lauderdale airport.

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  • The following is excerpted from Laura Donnelly's restaurant review in this week's Star. More ideas for meals on the go can be found in the Star's Restaurant Guide: easthamptonstar.com/restaurants.

    It's Columbus Day weekend AND the Hamptons International Film Festival is on the East End so I know all of you ladies and gentlemen and black-clad cinephiles want to know where to eat. With movies being shown in 6 locations from Southampton to Montauk your dining options are plentiful.