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EAT Gastropub in Oceanside: First bites

The homestyle chicken pot pie at Eat Gastropub

(Credit: Newsday / Joan Reminick)

With gastropubs cropping up all over Long Island, it’s getting to be a challenge distinguishing one craft-beer-and-updated-comfort-food venue from the other. Yet despite its rather commonplace name, the new EAT Gastropub in Oceanside sets itself apart.

For one thing, it has an on-site greenhouse for growing many of the herbs, greens and even the beets that may end up on your plate. Then, there’s...

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Black Friday eats, kid-friendly and mall-convenient

Amber Razvi, left, of Islip, and her brother,

(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Black Friday is upon us, ushering in a weekend — actually a month — of shopping and schlepping. If you’ve got your kids with you at the mall, then you're not just looking for bargains. You're looking for somewhere that caters to junior appetites so that nobody gets cranky.

Help is here in the form of a guide to eateries with kids' menus either in or near the mall. We wish you good eating and...

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Long Island restaurants: New reviews

The chef's choice, or omakase, of sashimi and

(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)

In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti reviews 110 Japan, which opened in the huge former Best Buffet site just opposite Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station. “Fancified and definitely improved,” he writes, the restaurant comprises a “bright, blue-light lounge,” a “serene main dining room and sushi bar, and the 12-table, spatula-clanging, hibachi space that provides sound effects throughout.”...

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Post-Thanksgiving sushi

Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park serves turkey

(Credit: Peter's Clam Bar)

You’ve had your fill of white and dark meat. And stuffing. In fact, you may be feeling like a big stuffed bird yourself.

Even so, you have to eat something. Just make it light. And colorful. And about as far from Thanksgiving dinner as it gets.

Sushi fits the bill on all counts. So, here are some places featuring sushi sure to revive your flagging appetite.

GINZA

At this...

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Thanksgiving Eve: A game plan

A turkey rests in the pan after being

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Reader, if you are eating Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant, I envy you. This item is not for you. But if you are cooking Thanksgiving, I offer this last-minute advice.

If you do not already own an oven thermometer and an instant-read meat thermometer, stop reading right now, go to the nearest Bed Bath & Beyond, and buy these two indispensable items.

Find out your local supermarket’s...

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Thanksgiving advice: We’re here to help

Long Island Chef Marc Anthony Bynum makes an

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Thanksgiving preparations have started in earnest: shopping, brining, blind-baking and, perhaps, a little panicking. Relax, we’re here to help--in a variety of social media platforms.

You can leave a comment below, email me at erica.marcus@newsday.com, tweet @FeedMeLI or Instagram a photo of whatever’s giving you problems to @erica_marcus_newsday. I'll be fielding questions until 7 p.m. on...

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Sparkling dinner at Bistro Etc., Port Washington

Patrons dine at Bistro Etc. in Port Washington.

(Credit: Photo by Yana Paskova)

If you think that France has a lock on sparkling wine, Bistro Etc. in Port Washington wants to change your mind. Chef-owner Karen Melanie is cooking a prix-fixe dinner on Dec. 10 that pairs four courses with selections from the Spanish winery Raventos i Blanc. The menu:

Grilled oysters with ponzu and tobiko mignonette granita

Silencis (still white wine)

Seafood sausage with citrus...

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Closed in Long Beach: Geri's

People dine at Geri's Restaurant in Long Beach

(Credit: Newsday / Ana P. Gutierrez)

Hot biscuits. Braised short ribs. Pork osso buco. These are some of the comforts recalled from Geri’s in Long Beach, which is now closed.

The restaurant, which opened in 2008 and was located at 631 E. Park Ave., was helmed by chef Andrew Piselli. Almost as memorable as his cooking was the art in the dining room, depicting the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and Ludwig van Beethoven....

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P.J. Clarke's in Woodbury opening Monday

P.J. Clarke's in Woodbury on Nov. 19, 2014.

(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Attention, paparazzi: P.J. Clarke's in Woodbury opens Monday at 5 p.m.

This is the lone Long Island link in the chainlet. The original P.J. Clarke's continues to do business at Third Avenue and 54th Street in Manhattan. The building opened there in 1884, but under another name.

The names associated with the bar and grill take in Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor, as well as Ray Milland...

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Learn to preserve with East End chef

Kevin Penner, formerly of 1770 House in East

(Credit: Trish Bennett)

The hottest new culinary craze couldn’t be older or more humble: preserving. In a series of classes held in a renovated barn in East Moriches, chef Kevin Penner will be exploring some of the principle techniques of preserving: fermentation, brining, salt-curing, smoking and pressure canning. Penner, formerly executive chef at 1770 House in East Hampton, was, until recently, “culinary collaborator”...

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