This weekend, Guest of a Guest ran a lengthy email interview with quirky bar owner/reality star/fashion designer/LES personality Matt Levine, the man in charge of The Eldridge on the LES, the newly opened Georgica on East Hampton, and the soon to open Hell Square monster LevantEast in THOR. To fully celebrate the wonder that is Levine and his philosophy, our favorite quotes, presented without comment:
— "Georgica is bringing back an older crowd, great conversation, amazing cocktails, the countries best DJ’s, and no bottle minimums- just table reservations - that is Georgica."
— "In the spirit of 'mixing it up', LEVANTeast...and Georgica will utilize up and coming mixologist, Jamie Gordon. His creativity and use of fresh fruit is amazing – perfect seasonal feel."
— "Every establishment has the same product, but what sets them a part is their ability to personally satisfy...the Hamptons should be about comfort and atmosphere - you will not be pressured at Georgica."
— "Although I am only 27, as I had mentioned earlier, I am not motivated by money, I am motivated by success and ambition."
And a final word on LevantEast:
— "it will be the place to be in the city all summer, leading into Spring?especially when LEVANTeast opens up, going to be something truly special, an extremely exciting project that I am very proud to be a part of, and then be sure to cap your nights off at The Eldridge."
· Interview With Matt Levine: The Hamptons Welcomes The Georgica [GoaG]
· THOR's Levant East Heralds Hell Square's Final Fall [~E~]