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How to throw a successful last-minute fete
Bad news first: Beach season is coming to a close. But the good news is you still have enough time left to throw one stellar end-of-summer party. So we?ve rounded up the best places to grab enough food, decor and liquor to send you into September in style. Whatcha waiting for? The clock?s ticking...
Easy Eats Yes, you could cook up an epic farm-stand-sourced five-course meal with wine pairings. Or you could actually enjoy the waning beach days. Instead, grab some steamed lobsters, steamers and ?crack dip? (a.k.a. smoked trout deliciousness) from St. Peter?s Catch. 58 S. Erie Ave., Montauk; 631-668-7100
No-Brainer Booze Head next door to Montauk Brewing Company and pick up a growler or seven of their citrusy summer ale. For a solid selection of rosé, stop by McNamara Liquors, where Chris, the amiable (and super knowledgeable) owner, will assemble a well-edited case for you. 62 S. Erie Ave., Montauk, 631-668-8471; Bridgehampton Commons, Montauk Highway, 631-537-1230
Beachy Ambience If you?re sweating your lack of cool decor, call Kenny Davis of Kenny Davis Design. The Amagansett native will hook you up with everything you need to make your backyard look like a Pinterest board, from vintage chandeliers to gingham linens and mason-jar glasses.
Chill Tunes Hire Winston Irie for some reggae beats. Even if it pours on your party, Irie will definitely bring the summer vibe.