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A Gimpy, Puffy Weekend in Montauk

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So, Angel's heel spur began acting up again this week, and the pain was really getting to him. Of course, the cure for a cranky husband is the same as for a cranky baby -- a little liquor on the gums -- so it was off to Montauk this weekend for a little R&R. Our first stop was lunch at Navy Beach.

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Nice rack.

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I decided to try the raspberry and blackberry mojito, which was delicious. So WHY OH WHY would they serve it in a cup sized for a midg . . . er, little person?

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See? Smaller than a cup of water! For shame.

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Lunch started with a salad surrounded by a whole bunch of deep-fried calamari. Which would turn out to be the healthiest thing I ate all day.

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Next up was the cheeseburger served with bacon marmalade, which they make by caramelizing bacon and onions until they cook down into a delicious, oniony, bacony glop. Yum.

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Having grown up in Pittsburgh, I also like my burger with just a little bit of ketchup.

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The decor at Navy Beach is old-school, with framed 1940s bathing suits and other nautical touches.

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This TP holder might be going a little overboard, though. Heh-heh.

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A bunch of friends sharing a beer in front of a boat named "Kinship"? Sometimes the stars just align, folks.

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Somebody could use a hug.

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After lunch we drove over to the Gosman's Dock shopping area, where they really roll out the welcome mat.

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What could be better than a giant flip-flop? Pretty much nothing.

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After a quick walk around Gosman's, we took a drive over to Surf Lodge to catch the sunset.

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Which is where this . . .

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. . . led to this.

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A word of advice: Just because Nike allows you to design your own sneakers doesn't mean you should. I'm talking to you, fashion photographer Ben Watts!

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Caught in a tangled web of bad fashion choices.

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This is the second time someone at a bar has insisted on taking our photo. Which I guess beats drunk-dialing your ex.

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This is Surf Lodge's chef, Sam Talbot, who came in third in Season 2 of Top Chef. The reward for which is being shipped off to "The End."

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Angel and I almost want to have a kid just to see what it would look like. Then we saw this little girl. Mystery solved - child averted. Whew.

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These stump stools are heavy, but not that heavy. As my dad would say: Put some ass into it, kid!

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It's hard to imagine a photo that could perfectly capture the entire aesthetic of Surf Lodge, but this one comes pretty close.

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After a day of lounging around in Montauk, you'd think Angel would be feeling better. But then his heel spur was joined by a chalazion, which is a scary-sounding medical term for a puffy eye. This is the kind of stuff that happens when you get old . . . so I hear.

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We decided to go to Indian Cove for Sunday brunch, since it's close by and, really, who wouldn't be cheered up by a giant crab cake??

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I don't know about you, but a sign reading "Bar" always cheers me up.

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Posted by TraceyG 05:38 Archived in USA Tagged montauk hamptons gosmans_dock surf_lodge navy_beach

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love the Surf Lodge pics!!! Memories....

by trina

Absolutly beautiful photos and soooo smart! Love the Anguilla snaps so lovely!

by Buffy

Don't forget, no cruise ships or casinos either!

by Buffy

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