“The telephones have been actually ringing off the hook for the previous two weeks,” says chef Sean Olnowich, a number of days earlier than kicking off Memorial Weekend out East. “[This summer] goes to be one for the books.”
Olnowich is helming the debut of Bounce Seashore Montauk, the primary Lengthy Island outpost of the favored Flatiron sports activities bar. Bounce has taken over the prime oceanside location that was previously residence to well-liked dive bar Sloppy Tuna. This summer time, the placement is getting an improve via craft cocktails, elevated food menu and a slate of buzzy programming.
“Our focus is loads of issues from native farms right here by way of produce, loads of fish dishes,” says Olnowich, who’s been coming to the realm 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 embrace Korean-style mussels with kimchi, native catch fish tacos, and lobster rolls with “seaside spice.” The restaurant may even run a devoted lobster roll take-out bar on the water for straightforward snacking.
Bounce is kicking off its opening weekend with a slate of particular company. Opening night time on Friday shall be hosted by “The Bachelor” stars Tyler Cameron and Matt James, adopted by a celeb visitor bartender duo on Saturday for brunch. (Trace: the occasion is selling Dos Hombres Mezcal.) Strong and Striped, which designed all the employees uniforms, will host a VIP brunch on Sunday to rejoice its swimsuit take-out window.
“It’s gonna be a enjoyable vibe with the ocean views,” says Olnowich, including that the placement is aiming for mass enchantment through the day and a extra unique vibe for nighttime. “It’s going to really feel actually recent and vibrant, it’s a spot that’s very informal, you’ll be able to drink on the terrace and stare on the waves when you’re snacking on a scrumptious lobster roll.”