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Montauk’s Hidden Gem: Backyard At Solé East

first_img Cavatelli pasta, rich with lobster meat and jumbo shrimp, oyster mushrooms, in a tomato ragu. Independent/Bridget LeRoy Solé East, that Tudor landmark turned boutique hotel on Second House Road in Montauk, holds a hidden treasure within its walls. Those who pass through the light and spacious lobby can head straight out, through a verdant bamboo tunnel, and emerge into the Backyard, Solé East’s gem of a restaurant concealed behind shrubs and plantings, but still with an outdoor, airy feel.The dining room is open to the outdoors, but protected. On one side is a patio, where we were seated, next to shrubs to protect our privacy and that of the inn guests. The bar side is nearer to the swimming pool, which is probably more kid-friendly. The restaurant features breakfast with all sorts of goodies, lunch, brunch, and poolside dining.But we were there for dinner. My guest for the evening was one of the best faux finish, mural, and trompe l’oeil artists on Long Island, if not in the world, Heather Dunn. Although neither of us are proper ladies when on our own, when we get together, the F-bombs drop like the Cuss Wars have begun. Just assume that every quote is liberally steeped in expletives.Our lovely server, Azaria, brought out the bread, and it was something — fresh baked sourdough served with a pat of butter doused in olive oil, topped with roasted garlic cloves and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. “This is amazing,” said Dunn, kind of, with a few more words.The focus at the Backyard is “a healthy and simple approach to market fresh cuisine,” as it says on the website.We shared an appetizer, a Mediterranean plate, beautifully presented, featuring freshly-made hummus, spicy eggplant, red onion agrodolce, olives, and a crema de pecorino cheese I had never had before, sort of like a Brie. The spicy eggplant was perfect, the hummus, which was dressed with spices and roasted chickpeas, was also very tasty, as was the “sweet and sour” onion creation. The cheese was out of this world, with fresh grilled pita bread. “This is delicious,” said Dunn, kind of, with a few more words.For our main courses, my guest chose the cavatelli pasta with lobster meat, jumbo shrimp, tarragon, tomato ragu, oyster mushrooms, and a shower of parmeggiano. The Backyard at Sole East doesn’t skimp on the seafood — the dish was packed with large pieces of the shellfish, and the mushrooms and pasta were perfect.I ordered the oven-roasted chicken, served with polenta and broccoli rabe, in a chicken thyme jus.If you’ve read other restaurant write-ups penned by yours truly, I’ve expressed that you can really tell a restaurant by how it prepares its most simple dish, roast chicken. If it’s dry or over-seasoned, or, God forbid, underdone, then there’s a problem.The chicken at Solé East was one of the best I’ve ever had. No kidding. “And this broccoli rabe is awesome,” said Dunn, kind of, with a few more words, copping a taste off my plate. By the way, friends can cop tastes without asking, but girlfriends can cop tastes with their fingers without asking.The menu includes a raw seafood bar, lots of simply grilled items, vegetarian and vegan choices, and everything is beautifully presented in a calm and peaceful environment. There are kid-friendly choices as well, really something for everybody. The manager, Sean, came over to see how we were doing. He told us about the incredible blueberry pancakes at brunch, and we decided we will come back for them at a later date.When we got up to leave, we got a hug from Azaria. Not only did we have a delicious meal, and get a chance to catch up, but we felt like we had made friends as well. Whether you’re getting together with an old friend, or a family dinner, or a romantic rendezvous, the Backyard is the place to be.The Backyard at Sole East is open Sunday through Thursday from 8 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday from 8 AM to 11 PM, and offers up the Bossa Nova Sunday brunch from 10 AM to 2 PM. To view menus, and for more information, visit www.soleeast.com. Sharecenter_img Cavatelli pasta, rich with lobster meat and jumbo shrimp, oyster mushrooms, in a tomato ragu. Independent/Bridget LeRoylast_img read more

Entertainment Guide

first_imgCOMEDYBaker & MarkBay Street Theater in Sag Harbor welcomes comedians Scott Baker and Vinnie Mark on Friday, February 7, at 8 PM. Buy tickets at www.baystreet.org.FILMNational Theatre LiveGuild Hall in East Hampton will screen “Present Laughter” by Noel Coward on Friday, February 7, at 7 PM. Buy tickets at www.guildhall.org.Clyfford StillParrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents the next Film & Talk “Lifeline: Clyfford Still” on Friday, February 7, at 6 PM. Visit www.parrishart.org to learn more.The MissionHamptons Film presents a Now Showing screening of “The Mission” at Guild Hall in East Hampton, Saturday, February 8, at 6 PM, hosted by Alec Baldwin. Learn more at www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.The Last Picture ShowSag Harbor Cinema presents a screening of “The Last Picture Show” at Bay Street Theater on Sunday, February 9, at 2 PM, followed by a conversation with Ed Burns. Grab tickets at www.baystreet.org.Billy ElliotAmagansett Free Library presents “Billy Elliot” on Sunday, February 9, at 2 PM. Learn more at www.amagansettlibrary.org.Jay And Silent BobThe Paramount Theater in Huntington welcomes Kevin Smith to screen “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” on Wednesday, February 12, at 8 PM. Grab tickets at www.paramountny.com.Conscience PointOn Wednesday, February 12, at 7 PM, Hamptons Film presents a screening of “Conscience Point” at Tutto Il Giorno in Sag Harbor. Grab tickets at www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.WORDSLife LessonsBridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center hosts a lecture on Friday, February 7, at 6 PM, with Milton Creagh, author of “Nobody Wants Your Child.” Learn more at www.bhccrc.org.BetelgeuseSouthampton Arts Center will welcome Professor Alan Calder of Stony Brook University to discuss the star Betelgeuse as a Type 1a supernovae on Friday, February 7, at 6 PM. Learn more at www.southamptonartscenter.org.Black History BioPhil Keith and Tom Clavin will talk about their new biography “All Blood Runs Red” at the Westhampton Free Library on Saturday, February 8, at 2:30 PM. The book details the life of Eugene Bullard, the world’s first African American fighter pilot. Bullard’s adventures span two world wars, the Jazz Age in Paris, the Civil Rights movement, and more. Attendees must have a library card. Visit www.westhamptonlibrary.net to register.MUSICJazz NightThe Jam Session presents soul/jazz every Thursday night at Ed’s Lobster Bar in Sag Harbor at 6:30 PM. See more at www.edslobsterbar.com.WinterfestLong Island Winterfest presents a list of live music. On Friday, February 7, at 6 PM, Greg Parr will be playing at the Cooperage Inn in Calverton. Jamesport Farm Brewery welcomes The Big Revival on Sunday, February 9, at 1:30 PM, and Heron Suites in Southold will jam out to The Cowboy Astronauts at 2 PM. Also playing Sunday at 2 PM is Jesse Nissenbaum, at Long Ireland Beer Company in Riverhead. See more details at www.longislandwinterfest.com.The ParamountThe Paramount Theater in Huntington hosts Voyage and special guest Double Vision on Friday, February 7 at 8 PM. Grab tickets at www.paramountny.com.Green Hill KitchenGreen Hill Kitchen in Greenport presents Sonic Gumbo on Saturday, February 8, at 6 PM. Visit www.greenhillyny.com.Townline BBQTownline BBQ in Wainscott hosts live music every Friday from 6 to 9 PM. This Friday, February 7, will be the Tom and Lisa Band. Head to www.townlinebbq.com.Suffolk TheaterOn Friday, February 7, Suffolk Theater in Riverhead welcomes Blue Oyster Cult at 8 PM. On Saturday, February 8, is Southside Johnny and Asbury Jukes at 8 PM. Then, on Sunday, February 9, at 7:30 PM will be The Main Event featuring The Del Satins, The Earls, and The Tribunes. Grab tickets at www.suffolktheater.com.Songwriters ShareOn Friday, February 7, at 7:30 PM, Inda Eaton will perform at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Bridgehampton. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens, with proceeds benefitting Project MOST. For more info, see www.uucsf.org.Stephen TalkhouseStephen Talkhouse in Amagansett will jam out to The Nancy Atlas Project on Saturday, February 8, at 8 PM followed by DJ Paul Jones at 10 PM. See more at www.stephentalkhouse.com.Masonic Music SeriesOn Friday, February 7, at 8 PM will be Student Body and on Saturday, February 8, at 8 PM, Hot Club of Montauk will perform as part of the Masonic Music Series above the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum. Learn more at www.masonicmusicseries.com.nicole@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Penultimate milestone reached by KORE

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Fresh CCS project from ETI

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It takes a bit of give

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Building buys a pint … for the Anyjob team

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Videotel introduces survey and examination of lifting appliances course

first_img“When a lifting appliance fails, the consequences can be far-reaching,” says Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel Marine International. “Serious injuries and deaths can occur, not just to onboard-personnel but to the general public. As a result, legal claims can also arise with the inevitable impact of associated legal costs – and those costs are rising. Likewise, when equipment fails, the costs of disrupted operations and off-hire can also be considerable.”Survey and Examination of Lifting Appliances was created in association with Lloyds Register to improve the quality of the surveying and examination of lifting appliances. It is aimed at surveyors and anyone involved in examining or maintaining lifting appliances, whether they are working in the marine sector, the offshore sector, or examining dockside cranes. The objective is to ensure that examinations are carried out thoroughly and consistently and that personnel who examine lifting appliances are acknowledged as “competent persons”.Different national legal frameworks generally require that lifting appliances should be thoroughly examined by a “competent person” at least every 12 months. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) definition is of “a person possessing the knowledge and experience required for the performance of a specific duty or duties and acceptable as such to the competent authority.” Successful completion of this course from Videotel is a significant step towards gaining the relevant knowledge needed to fit that definition.The Survey and Examination of Lifting Appliances programme is delivered via CBT with multiple choice questions at the end of each module and a final assessment.www.videotel.comwww.lr.orglast_img read more

Firm helped clients avoid £1.3m stamp duty payments

first_imgA law firm which helped conveyancing clients avoid paying a total of £1.3m in stamp duty land tax has been penalised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.Gloucestershire firm BPE Solicitors LLP agreed to the publication of a regulatory settlement agreement following the regulator’s investigation.The SRA identified that the firm had acted in 65 conveyancing transactions between July 2007 and May 2012 where clients had been a party to a stamp duty land tax scheme to avoid or mitigate payment.This resulted in a £1.3m shortfall in payments to HM Revenue and Customs.The transactions came at a time when HMRC had raised concerns about law firms involved in tax avoidance schemes, and the SRA issued a warning notice urging practitioners to be aware of the dangers of SDLT schemes.The majority of the schemes (57 transactions) were provided to clients by Cornerstone International Advisory Services Limited, with two other types of scheme provided to clients by Inventive Tax Strategies and iTax Consultancy.BPE Solicitors charged an extra £27,950 in total in relation to the 65 transactions, in addition to conveyancing fees coming to £101,760. On average clients were charged an extra £390 for facilitating the various schemes.The firm was also instructed to act for the mortgage provider in addition to the purchaser clients in 49 of the total 65 matters. In just 11 of these transactions were the SDLT schemes disclosed to lenders.‘The result was that the lender clients were not given material information to enable them to reach an informed decision as to whether to proceed with the mortgage offer or renegotiate terms,’ said the SRA. ‘In failing to disclose material information, the firm failed to act in the best interests of their lender clients.’The SRA said the firm acted where there was a conflict of interest between the purchaser and lender clients because it owed separate duties to act in the best interests of both.In mitigation, the firm said it had ceased undertaking any conveyancing transactions involving the use of SDLT schemes in May 2012, with just one transaction undertaken following the SRA warning notice in February 2012.BPE Solicitors said in 57 transactions the clients were introduced to the firm by the specialist tax partner of a highly reputable regional firm of chartered accountants who advised the firm on regulatory matters. This firm also provided tax advice to lay clients on the schemes.BPE also undertook its own enquiries by way of due diligence to ascertain the legitimacy of the schemes, including advice from the chartered accountants and from the tax counsel.The firm accepted that it failed to disclose material information to lender clients and in doing so failed to provide a good/proper standard of service.It agreed to pay a £2,000 penalty and a further £7,500 in prosecution costs.last_img read more

Summer Nights

first_img3 ways to get the most out of your summerBrighter skies. Longer days. Warmer nights. As summer sets in, the time is right to make the most of every sun-kissed day and embrace each sizzling night through no-holds-barred fun and good times all season long.From barbecues and trips to the beach, to hanging out poolside and going on bike rides, there is no shortage of activities in which to participate. Yet despite the endless possibilities summer brings, people are creatures of habit and often slip into a rut, going back, time and time again, to tried-and-true activities.Summer should be a time to push the limits of fun with friends and family by breaking out of the comfort zone, trying new things and making 2016 a summer to remember. Make the most of the season this year with these tips.Find new places to kick back. It’s patio season! As fun as it might be to kick back in the yard with the usual drinks, seize the energy of summer though new adventures in food and drink! There’s no better time to gather the crew, explore fresh seasonal menus at local restaurants and discover tantalizing summer drinks and fare with friends.“Patios were invented for summer nights and are the perfect backdrop for kicking back with some craft beers or trying a new refreshing cocktail while living it up with friends,” says Mike Johnson, vice president of operations at RA Sushi, which has 27 locations across the U.S. and is launching a new craft beer menu this summer, featuring local breweries.Go for an experience. Whether learning to water-ski at the lake a decade ago or watching an impromptu movie marathon under the stars, the fondest memories of summer usually include experiencing something new with friends or family. Have you ever painted while sampling wines or learned to roll sushi while enjoying sake? It’s time to make new memories by trying something out of the ordinary.Celebrate every day. There are more than 90 days of summer and each deserves to be celebrated to the max. Whether it’s organizing a sushi rolling class for friends at RA Sushi on June 18 for International Sushi Day, or seizing a spontaneous moment to live it up, summer is the perfect time of year to live life to the fullest.Summertime is pure magic and loaded with opportunities to indulge in passions, be bold, embrace the unexpected, discover new things and, most importantly, live every minute to the fullest. brandpointcontent.comlast_img read more

Algeria’s parliament confirms Bensalah as interim president

first_imgPeople march during a protest to push for the removal of the current political structure, in Algiers, Algeria April 5, 2019. The banner reads: “The Algerian people… masters of their own decisions”. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina People march during a protest to push for the removal of the current political structure, in Algiers, Algeria April 5, 2019. The banner reads: “The Algerian people… masters of their own decisions”. REUTERS/Ramzi BoudinAlgeria’s parliament appointed on Tuesday the upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president for the next 90 days following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a Reuters witness said.Bensalah will run the country until new elections are held, in accordance with the North African country’s constitution.This comes following the resignation of ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week in the face of mass protests after 20 years in power.Protests have continued following Bouteflika’s resignation, with 20 Algerian civil society groups said they would refuse a transition of power that maintained the same political structures in place, calling for protests on Friday for “democratic change”.“Bouteflika’s resignation … is a first victory … but it is not enough,” they said in a joint statement.On Friday, in the first weekly protest since Bouteflika’s departure, Algerians took to the streets to demand regime stalwarts be excluded from the political transition.Protesters have voiced their rejection of three men associated with the current political system: Bensalah, head of the constitutional council Tayeb Belaiz and Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui.Many have reportedly taken to the streets to express opposition to Bensalah’s appointment.Related Egyptians Bid Farewell to Interim President Algeria’s President NamesTrade, Agricultural Ministerscenter_img Algeria to form interim governmentlast_img read more

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