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Vincent's Clam Bar: Food truckin' in Melville
Drivers headed northbound on Route 110 in Melville may be doing double takes as of today. That’s because Vincent’s Clam Bar of Carle Place -- the Long Island successor to the original Vincent’s of Little Italy -- has parked a food truck just south of Costco, between Smith Street and Ruland Road. Last year, another such enterprise -- the Tandoori Truck -- occupied the same piece of land.
According to Vincent’s co-owner Tony Marisi, the mobile unit has its peddler’s and health department permits and is renting the parcel of land from Picone Realty in Farmingdale.
On the menu: New England clam chowder ($6), fried calamari ($7), Lobster bisque ($6), mini meatballs ($6; additional $3 over rigatoni), sausage and pepper hero ($8) and Italian cheese steak ($9).
Marisi said he is hoping to have the truck open year-round. Hours are Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is roadside, right on Route 110.
For more information, call Vincent's Clam Bar, 179 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, 516-742-4577.