I have rarely been offered a margarita and passed and now there’s a new spot in town to get my “Mexican lemonade” – The Blue Parrot in East Hampton. After years of being shuttered and looking rather sad, the new owners, including rock star Jon Bon Jovi, Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger, and Revlon lipstick king Ron Perelman, splashed on a coat of paint (ok, so they hired contractors to do the actual work) and chopped together a delish menu that is being enjoyed by a fabulous crowd since opening this week.
Just how fabulous can the guest list at a new low-key Tex Mex joint with only 55 seats you might be wondering? Well, I hear that the Queen of All Media, Martha Stewart, was sipping the signature ‘Dirty Bird Margaritas’ while fashionista and stylist to the stars, Rachel Zoe spent time with her handsome hubby Roger Berman over a relaxed dinner for two on the same night. Other ladies enjoying the menu included mother and daughter pair Christie Brinkley and Alexa Ray Joel who popped in after Alexa’s recent show at the Stephen Talkhouse with close friends.
This dive bar is the typical hole-in-the-wall relaxed place you’d find in the Caribbean – quaint, over-bright, mellow, and a spot where attitudes are checked at the door. A source reported that when it comes to the menu, “So far, the must-try favorites are the smoky Chipotle Guacamole (Hass avocado, tomato, onion, smoked chipotle chile, cilantro leaves, and homemade tortilla chips, $12) and Meatballs al Chipotle (Tender meatballs – Albondigas – in a roasted tomato and chipotle chile sauce, chayote julienne, and fresh cilantro served with white rice, $17).” That all sounds scrumptious to me!
Moving on to cocktails, my source said further, “The menu also features the ‘Dirty Bird Margarita,’ a revival of the original made famous at the restaurant, served in a Mason jar on the rocks with Old Time blend of Tequila and fresh juices; in addition to premium and super premium tequilas and Mexican beers.”
The Blue Parrot (33A Main Street, East Hampton, 631-329-BLUE) screens classic surfer films including “The Endless Summer” (1966), “Big Wednesday” (1978), and “Ride the Wild Surf” (1964), as well as spaghetti Westerns and sporting events. So go in for a bite or a drink, relax, and stay for a flick – tell them SprintingInHighHeels.com sent you.