A Taste of Summer

Marc Murphy, chef and owner of NYC's Ditch Plains, serves up the best of the season all year long.

Despite seeming neither fair nor possible, summer is winding down. Which is why we take comfort in Marc Murphy's Ditch Plains: the NYC fish shack where the season lives forever. "When I wanted to open up a restaurant with a fish theme, of course the idea of eating lobster rolls at the Clam Bar out of Montauk resonated," explains Murphy, who still regularly hits the waves at the Long Island surf spot his restaurant is named for. "So I built the menu around that." Here, he offers culinary insight into three of Ditch Plains' finest offerings. For a quick hit of summer after your wetsuit has been tucked away, order any or all.