111-113 Main Street is back...

Friday, May 20, 2011

111-113 Main Street is back...

...and actually open for business. I know, 'cause Jeanne and I ate there just now.

(I'd had this in mind o'er the past two days since I'd seen a certain burger on the menu in the window.)

Whatever Dee and Lenny and Larry are calling the place, it's not "Magic's Pub" by a long shot!

For one thing, there's too much "white" and not enough natural wood inside.

But we were there for the food, and the "San Genaro Burger" (beef and sausage with onions and peppers) was tasty and served on a Thomas' Toasted, one of the innovations for which that location was noted.

(Now that everyone's been doing it for decades, it could even be said to be déclassé!)

Jeanne went the traditional route, the tried and true Bacon Cheeseburger1, a staple of mine throughout the '70s...

("One BCB, hold the pickle.")

...and served with the lightest, most delicate French Fried Onion Rings in my experience.

With some Sweet Potato Fries, one beer, a soda and a glass of house red2, the tab was $41... about what I used to spend there on a steak and a night of rum under the old regime.

Socially, it was "an event," almost like the re-opening of The Patio in April 1974... except that the women weren't in long gowns and dripping furs.

People were waiting for 111-113 Main to re-open, and a fair crowd of locals... not just the old Magic's habitués, either... came into drink and dine and mostly to see what it felt like.

What it felt like to us, was that a black hole in midtown Westhampton Beach has again been illuminated... and that's a good thing.

  1. Listed on the menu simply as "Magic Burger."
  2. A really top notch Montepulciano.


1. Jeanne Speir said...

We sat in the same spot we used to in 2002 when we were first steadily dating. There's nothing wrong with a fresh coat of paint except getting used to it. The woman next to us said the kitchen was much cleaner – that's cool. The meal was good pub fare – nice house red. The only thing missing was Jimmy Thorne. The wait staff was so attractive I can see this as a major college age destination in another month....

Yes, dear... [cue Maurice Chevalier] I remember it well.

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