The team of eye experts at Maz Optical has brought the world back into focus for more than two decades. Skilled opticians zero in on any sign of eye disease and calibrate fresh prescriptions for patients no longer able to see properly. Patients then take their new recipe for eyewear to experienced technicians, who help them order contacts or select frames from designers such as Prada, Coach, and Bebe. The professionals can answer questions about progressive lenses, give advice on protective coatings, and weigh in on which lenses are most likely to crack if worn to the opera.
Specializing in the luxury style embodied by Hampton's residences, Barsalin Building & Design streamlines home makeovers by integrating practical construction techniques and interior-design ideals. Upscale living quarters gain a fashionable foundation with meticulous preconstruction planning, and existing habitats benefit from renovations including care for crumbling brick walls or weeping Abe Lincoln busts. The interior-design team tackles both exterior and interior spaces, populating barren abodes with complementary colors, feng shui–minded furniture, and other alluring accents.
A destination for serves and volleys year-round, Sportime Quogue offers both indoor and outdoor courts to keep tennis players swinging even through the coldest months. Beyond just the 22 outdoor and four indoor Har-True clay courts, the fully-equipped center also features a heated outdoor pool, a health and fitness club, and child-care services on-site. After a workout, drop in to the spa and wellness center for a massage, or stop by the cafe to see how fast you can chug a stranger's smoothie.
Peppercorn Cafe is nothing if not cozy. At a wrap-around bar made of unpolished granite and waxed cherry wood, bartenders pour draft beer or cocktails as guests converse and watch football. Just around the corner from the lounge, diners gather around tables draped in white linen that brightens under torrents of natural light by day and softens under the wall sconces by night.
The homey family restaurant is the joint venture of two Long Islanders, and the menu reflects it. Executive Chef Dave Moritz sticks to the founders' North Atlantic roots with a menu filled with unconventional takes on New York seafood favorites. Pot pies, for example, come stuffed with lobster, and the crab cakes are served on cranberry scallion couscous—a break from the traditional method of serving them inside a grizzled sea captain's pipe. Little Neck clams mingle with chorizo on the appetizer menu, creating a segue into the turf portion of the menu, which includes braised beef short ribs and New York strip steak with crumbled gorgonzola.