Business: Oktoberfest at Ram’s Head, Early-Bird Busses,

Rams Head Inn

Oktoberfest Festivities Continue!

If you can’t get enough of Oktoberfest, hop a ferry to Shelter Island for the Ram’s Head Inn festivities on Saturday, October 20, at 108 South Ram Island Drive — where a classic pig roast, live music from Points East Band and a raffle to benefit the Island Gift of Life Foundation will be in full swing from 1 to 5 p.m.

Tickets start at $40 and $20 for children. A buffet will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (631) 740-0811 or visit

Hampton Luxury Liner Adds Early-Bird Buses  

Hampton Luxury Liner recently published its fall schedule, now including 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. buses from Southampton, as well as a Melville stop for commuters from exit 49 on the Long Island Expressway.

“We will only stop here if there are passengers to pick up at this location,” a press release said. “Also keep in mind that we also now have buses to the North Fork, as well.”

For more information, call (631) 537-5800 or visit

From One Island to Another, Saimin Finds East End Home

Get ready for some comfort food, Hawaiian style.

Consisting of noodles and shrimp-based broth, saimin — pronounced “sigh-min” — is the island spin on Japanese ramen, recognized as the state’s traditional and most served dish.

And it is coming to the East End.

From foodies and friends Drei Donnelly and Jessica Taccone, the Hamptons Hawaiian Saimin Shop will host a grand opening for its pop-up location at Dopo La Spiaggia, located at 6 Bay Street in Sag Harbor, on Wednesday, October 17, at 6 p.m.

“With Drei’s Hawaiian background and Jessica’s culinary passion, together they bring the taste of the islands to the Hamptons with traditional dishes,” according to their website. “Best friends from the moment they met, Drei and Jessica found the perfect platform to express their love of food.”

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Gurney’s Resorts Announces New Executive Appointments

Gurney’s newest resorts are sporting new leadership: Jaime Stuyck as resort manager of Gurney’s Yacht Club & Resort in Montauk — which launched in May as the brand’s second property on the East End — and Kevin Maguire as director of food and beverage at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina in Rhode Island.

“As the Gurney’s brand continues to grow and be the leader in luxury experiences in coastal destinations, we’re thrilled to add the talents of Jaime Stuyck and Kevin Maguire to the team,” Gurney’s owner George Filopoulos said in a statement. “Their backgrounds, dedication and drive for success are integral to the growth of the brand and continued delivery of high levels of service for our customers as the properties evolve year after year.”

Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club & Resort will close this winter to undergo a $13 million property-wide upgrade — overseen by Stuyck — which is expected to be completed in time for the 2019 season.

“As the largest marina in the Hamptons and the second marina property for Gurney’s, the Yacht Club plans to deliver a full-service experience and fine food and beverage to the boating community,” a press release said.

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The Lobster Roll: ‘Always Kid Friendly, Even When They Aren’t’

Taking kids out to dinner can be stressful, especially if you have a picky eater on your hands.

The Lobster Roll gets it.

Affectionately known as LUNCH, the Amagansett restaurant offers a children’s menu featuring “land” and “sea” options, classic kid’s staples, and gluten-free options.

“We welcome families with young kids here,” co-owner Andrea Anthony said in a press release. “Taking kids out to a restaurant can be a challenge; I’m a mom, so I definitely get it. That’s why we have our motto: ‘We are always kid-friendly, even when they aren’t.’”

Ranging from $6.95 to $12.95, all children’s meals are served with a choice of French fries, corn on the cob or roasted new potatoes, and a complimentary fountain beverage.

“Our most popular children’s meals are, of course, the Chicken Fingers and Mac ‘n’ Cheese,” Anthony said. “But we do see a lot of kids ordering seafood dishes, like the Fish ‘n’ Chips, the Lobster Salad Slider, Fried Shrimp, etc. It’s interesting to see many of our young guests enjoying menu items beyond the old standbys. We also accommodate various food allergies and will do our part to service individual needs. There are no peanuts in house and we fry in 100-perent pure canola oil.”

The Lobster Roll will close for the 2018 season on Tuesday, October 23. For more information, call (631) 267-3740 or visit

Stop & Shop Helps Makes Strides Against Breast Cancer

Stop & Shop grocery stores will support the fight against breast cancer through its “Pink Ribbon” campaign, to benefit the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” — the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to celebrate breast cancer survivors, pay tribute to loved ones lost, and raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

“Our commitment to the American Cancer Society is driven by our passionate employees, who voluntarily participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks year after year, as well as by our customers, who express through both words and dollars how important this cause is to them,” Steve Kienzle, SVP Sales and Operations South Market for Stop & Shop, said in a press release. “Through this campaign, we’re investing in the most effective cancer-fighting organization in our country. The entire Stop & Shop family is proud to help the American Cancer Society save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without breast cancer.”

Through October 21, customers can personalize a donation of $1, $3, or $5 by hanging an official pink ribbon donation card in the store, honoring loved ones that have fought cancer. This is the seventh year of Stop & Shop’s “Pink Ribbon” campaign, which has raised nearly $1.5 million since 2012.

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Navy Beach Fundraiser Smashes $25K Goal

Navy Beach has done it again.

For the sixth year running, the Montauk restaurant raised awareness and funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation — a not-for-profit organization that provides support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families — to the tune of $25,000, bringing the total to more than $150,000.

“The experience has been rewarding and the local community’s response and support has been tremendous,” owner Frank Davis said in a press release. “We are excited to celebrate our 10thyear of business at Navy Beach next year, as well as our continued partnership and support of the Navy SEAL Foundation with a combined 10th anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 15th.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation in the future and continue to look for even more ways to help increase awareness for the foundation and its efforts, while also helping to raise the funds required for the organization to carry out its core mission,” he concluded.

This year, the restaurant’s efforts included a “dine & donate” program from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day — during which lunch and dinner checks collected at least $1 per meal — and an annual cocktail party fundraiser.

“For a sixth straight year in a row, Navy Beach has outdone themselves with their annual summer campaign to raise critical funds and awareness in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation’s vital mission of service to the warriors and families of Naval Special Warfare,” according to Marc Wolf, director of development for the New York Region of the Navy SEAL Foundation. “Navy Beach continues to set higher goals and surpass them each and every time, and the Navy SEAL Foundation thanks them for a job well done, their continued partnership and look forward to helping Navy Beach make a difference in the future as they are inevitably planning 2019 as we speak.”

For more information, call (631) 668-6868 or visit

Portugal Yoga Retreat Filling Up Fast 

During the fall, the hills and valleys of the Douro region are covered in a carpet of copper and browns — a place where nature lives in harmony with the farmers and vintners who work the land while preserving the scenery.

For Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee, it is the perfect paradise for their autumn yoga retreat, to be held November 11 to 17 in Portugal.

But, hurry. There are just a few spaces left.

“The retreat will feature four hours of yoga each day, and when we aren’t on the mat we will be tasting wine, rolling down the river, shopping in Porto — the fashion capital of Europe, only 50 minutes away — or carousing the gorgeous hills and the enchanting nearby villages,” according to a press release. “It is the perfect retreat to wind down your year in luxury and relaxation.”

The retreat location, Six Senses Douro Valley, is home to a renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooking the vine-covered rolling hills. Its spa is regarded as one of the best treatment centers in the world, the release said, comprised of 10 treatment rooms, a heated pool and gym, with a range of locally inspired therapies.

Plan to arrive at the retreat on November 11 at 3 p.m. and depart on November 17 at 12 p.m. There will be no classes on these days. Single occupancy is $7,500 and double occupancy is $6,000 per person. Registration deadline is Monday, October 15.

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