The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Deli King in New Hyde Park has gone to that big kreplach in the sky. In addition to overstuffed sandwiches, chicken-in-the-pot and other classics, the decades-old kosher-style delicatessen served some of Long Island’s best French fries.
Delis have been dropping like flies in the past year. We lost Andel’s in Roslyn Heights, Commack Kosher Meats in Commack and Delsen’s in Bay Shore.
So...Read more »
While Brazil weeps in its collective caipirinha, you can stay festive with another South American cocktail, the pisco sour of Peru.
This taste of Peru is available at Manka, newly opened in Glen Cove. The Peruvian restaurant also provides an introduction to some of the most refined, eclectic fare from Latin America.
A pisco sour typically contains two ounces of pisco, the grape spirit...Read more »
Long Island's insatiable appetite for sushi is being fed a bit more by a new Hamptonian.
Shuko Beach, a pop-up Asian restaurant specializing in chef's-choice dinners, has moved into the Montauk Highway address recently occupied by Highway Diner & Bar.
The sleek establishment is overseen by chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, formerly of Neta in Manhattan. Shuko NYC is expected to...Read more »
It's Long Island vs. Manhattan as eight local chefs fire up their grills on July 11 to take on their New York City counterparts. All 16 chefs are competing for the title of 2014 GrillHampton Champion as Robert Irvine, star of Food Network’s "Restaurant Impossible," plays host at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton.
Chefs including Tom Schaudel (A Mano), Victor Tapia (The Palm), and Arthur Wolf (Smokin...Read more »
I don’t usually get excited when I see the words “bowling alley” and “restaurant” together, but news of Smitty’s All American Grill, the rebooted eatery inside the All Star in Riverhead, piqued my interest. With a large and ambitious menu of upscale dishes including truffle meatloaf with wild mushroom gravy and hake fillet with Banyuls gastrique, restaurateur Chris Smith and North Fork chef John...Read more »
An "all-American BBQ feast" prepared by chefs who've cooked at The River Cafe will be held July 16 to raise funds for research on Lou Gehrig's disease and to assist chef Gerry Hayden of The North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, who has ALS.
The "A Love Shared" event will be held at The River Cafe in Brooklyn. Brad Steelman, Bill Telepan, Bryan Voltaggio, Joseph Realmuto of Nick & Toni's...Read more »
Two years in the making, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company's new brewery in Peconic is open on the former site of Lucas Ford Trucks. And Long Island's biggest independent brewery will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, July 12.
There will be a $25 ticketed VIP session with complimentary beer from 3 to 4 p.m. (Click here for tickets.) From 4 to 8 p.m., the event is open to the public...Read more »
The North Fork is Long Island’s U-pick capital; now it boasts the Island’s first U-shuck. At Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market, you are supplied with a kit containing a few oyster knives and a knife-proof glove and offered instruction in the art of shucking oysters. “People are coming in with a range of experience,” said owner Ian Wile. “Some people take the kit and say ‘leave me alone.’ Others...Read more »
Azuma Sushi Asian Fusion, a fixture on the Greenlawn dining scene since 2004, has closed. Owner Danny Wang said that the lease for the freestanding building had expired.
Wang added that he is expecting to reopen across the street, in the same strip mall that houses Dave’s Goldmine Grill. Wang said that while the new quarters are a little smaller, he will be offering the same kind of table...Read more »
Four & Twenty Blackbirds, the cult Brooklyn pie shop, has opened a pop-up shop in Orient. Emily Elsen, who owns the bakery with her sister Melissa Elsen, said that a former colleague, Toby Bannister, had moved to Orient full time and had helped put together the satellite location. It occupies the little building next to the post office that used to house Nina’s Ice Cream Parlor.
Four &...Read more »