Montauk Musts: Two Experts Talk Lobster Rolls and Antiques

Yasha and I were recently interviewed by DuJour Magazine, about what Montauk experiences we're most looking forward to this summer.From the piece: Best friends and New Yorkers Yasha Wallin, a magazine writer and editor, and Emily Anderson, an art director, spend almost every summer weekend in Montauk exploring the area. All their amazing intel ends up in the duo's two-year-old black and white broadsheet The Usual (, where they cover cool Montauk residents (artists, surfers, skaters and more) and happenings. Here, their five favorite things about New York's easternmost hot spot.

Moby Dicks: “If strong cocktails and a spectacular view of the harbor are your thing, we'll see you at this chill, year-old seaside watering hole. We can't get here often enough.”

TURF: “Housed in a Airstream trailer in the parking lot at Ditch Plains, what started out as Zach Lynd's marketing thesis project is now home to one of Montauk's most sought-after lobster rolls. What's better than buttery lobster, the sun on your back, and the ocean?"

The People's Boot Camp: “Held on the lawn at Ruschmeyer's, these classes, taught by Hamptons native Adam Rosante, offer the prettiest setting ever for a much-needed ass kicking.”

Melet Mercantile's annual sale: “Eclectic collector Bob Melet’s four-year-old shop is a great spot for people-watching—everyone from Bruce Weber to Waris Ahluwalia are customers—and during one weekend every summer he invites the public over for discounts, where you can score everything from old copies of Playboys to Samurai swords.” (631) 668-9080

 Jimmy's Ding Repair: "We're at Jimmy's watching our surf boards get bandaged back to life more than we're actually in the water. He also has a reputation for taking his sweet time. Not to be missed is his annual BBQ and board sale."