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Guests enjoy food and drinks late into the evening on the outside deck of Rumba in the Hampton Bays on July 9, 2011. (Credit: Daniel Brennan)
The scene at Rumba in Hampton Bays gets going early, even on a weeknight. At 6:15, my car is one of the last to be valet-parked in the crowded lot behind the restaurant. A sign at the entry declares it's "Island time." I start to unwind as two of us are shown to the patio and the last available seats at a long counter facing out onto the parking lot -- and, beyond, the Shinnecock Canal. The crowd...
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