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  • Who knew heaven on earth could be filled with poison ivy, mosquitos, ticks, and no-see-ums? If you’ve ever been to Lazy Point, you know what I’m talking about. It is tranquil and blustery, secluded yet public, full of water sporty activities and yet conducive to doing absolutely none of them.

  • This is the time of year when we want to spend as much time as possible outdoors on the water, at the beach, in a park. So naturally we want to bring along foods that are easy to transport, are tasty and stay fresh, and, most important, remain safe.
  • Recipes for Dusty’s Salt-free Salad, Delia Smith’s Oven-Baked Chicken With Garlic and Parmesan, and Ina Garten’s Spanish Pea Soup With Crispy Ham.
  • To paraphrase a quote-counterquote that was, in fact, never uttered: “The people of Southampton are different from you and me — they have more money.” This may be why a restaurant like Circo will succeed. Manhattan, Abu Dhabi, Southampton. These are wealthy pockets of the world that don’t question why a vegetable lasagna costs $32.
  • Momi Ramen of Miami has opened in the former Turtle Crossing location in East Hampton. The cowgirl tchotchkes have been replaced with dark walls, glittering light fixtures, and black-clad staff.
  • You can learn a lot about people by the type of food they serve at a cocktail party.
  • Now Osteria Salina, the charming Sicilian-style restaurant that has been at 95 School Street in Bridgehampton for the last several years, has moved into the larger space in Wainscott. The rooms, which go on and on, are beautiful.
  • Having never been to Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor in its previous life, I did not know what to expect. I must say, the renovation is quite impressive.
  • Shame on you, Mark Bittman, for slamming spinach in your April 12, 2012, New York Times column. In it you refer to spinach as the “homework” of vegetables, you slam the ’70s fad of spinach salads, and say this is the “least convincing” or tasty way to prepare Spinacia oleracea, honorable member of the beet family. I admire you, sir, but here you are dead wrong.

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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.