Adam Rapoport on His Favorite Way to Vacation (and Eat) on the Cheap

July 24, 2015

It was a sunny Sunday last July, and my friend Bill Stingone’s dad, Pascal, was where he can always be found on such days: seated at a plastic table outside Cabana S20 at the Sands Beach Club in Atlantic Beach, Long Island, just over the county line from Queens. Next to him, he had his tray of cherries on ice, a bowl of pistachios, and, because he likes to start his well-earned days off with something special, a Dewar’s on the rocks.

Life was good. And it has been for 40 years, ever since ­Pascal, who’s an immigration lawyer, and…