I frequently take part in surveys about where I eat and what I eat and when. It goes with the territory when you write about food. Inevitably, there’s a question about how long ago I’ve visited a fast food restaurant. I invariably answer “Never” because I gave up fast food over ten years ago. That’s also when we ousted as much processed food from our diet as we possibly could. While I am still not making my own Ketchup or Mayonnaise, I’ve been very successful in keeping things fresh around here. Then how do I explain my attachment to Bay Burger, the Sag Harbor Hamburger Emporium at 1742 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Sag Harbor, NY 11963 (Phone: 631.899.3915)? In certain circles it would be classified as Fast Food faster than you can say McDonald’s. But it isn’t. Not by a long shot. For one thing, have you ever been to a McDonald’s that operates as a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays all winter? Does your local McD’s have jazz nights every Thursday? Does your fast food restaurant make its own ice cream with the fantastic tagline: “It’s from the Hamptons so you know it’s rich”? And one summer they even made the most incredible ham sandwich. ( I do hope they bring that one back.) And how is the food there ?
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