After the events of 9/11 all but destroy their Tribeca loft in New York City, Lewis and Tracey and their three coming of age sons relocate to their summer home in Montauk in the Hamptons. Tracey loves to cook and has always dreamed of starting her own restaurant. Their goal is to turn a run-down ice cream parlor into a functional restaurant that serves substantial honest fare.
Montauk Tango provides an account of this family’s journey to restaurant ownership, from the purchase of the property to its renovation and eventual opening in a seaside summer retreat. Author Lewis Gross believes 668 the Gig Shack, a Bohemian bistro, will be an immediate hit. But the opening weekend is a disaster. Unfortunately, some of the locals don’t want to see their fish turned into tacos or fishnets worn as stockings. Novices in business, they encounter many setbacks and a conspiracy by some of the locals to put them out of business. Their epic struggle solves the riddle of the Montauk Monster and the Montauk Project.
With a touch of humor, this real-life story accounts for the stresses of opening a family restaurant business, weekend fatherhood, and an attempt to teach tango dancing to the local surfers and fishermen.
"It is funny, smart, intelligently written work..." - Steven Spataro
"You will feel the joys and disappointments this family experiences..." - Elliot Gross
"Pick up a copy, and like me, you won't want to put it down." - Helga Schier
"You will look forward to visiting the dentist when you become one of Dr. Gross's patients..." - Elliot Gross
"It is a fun, memorable read that shouldn't be overlooked." - Timmy Shiota
"He is an amazing dentist that saved my tooth when another dentist drilled to close to the nerve..." - Lupita S-O'Brien
"It is a great book for Long Islanders and beyond." - Yvonne Kamerling
“fast paced, action packed, and fun beach read!” - Valerie King