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Pace's Dockside opens at marina in Mattituck

Pace's Dockside is at Strong's Water Club &

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Pace’s Dockside just dropped anchor in the newly renovated space at the Strong’s Water Club & Marina in Mattituck that once hosted Touch of Venice. While the new restaurant shares partial ownership with  Pace’s Steak House in Hauppauge and Port Jefferson, it is not, per se, a steak house, according to co-owner Joanne Pace.

The menu does feature three steaks. But, Pace said, the real...

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Buffalo rules at Dark Horse in Riverhead

Bison burger at Dark Horse Restaurant in Riverhead.

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Having spent the better part of a morning shopping the outlets at Riverhead, I landed at Dark Horse Restaurant for lunch. The downtown restaurant is a quietly pretty place, with walls the color of butter, black upholstered banquettes, gleaming steel chairs and wide expanses of window. The real focus of my attention, though, was on the plate.

My choice was a bison burger ($11)— big, juicy,...

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Kaji in Garden City: First bites

Spicy tuna dumplings are served at Kaji in

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Kaji is the newest addition to Franklin Avenue's streets of sushi. And it's very good.

The bright, sleek, styish spot also takes you on an east-west side-trip. So, if you're not entirely devoted to uncooked fish, you'll eat well, too.

Two essential appetizers: duck spring maki, rolls that are shaped like cannoli and taste like Beijing duck; and crunchy, spicy tuna gyoza, atop housemade...

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Milano Pizzeria & Ristorante closes at Tanger Arches, Deer Park

Milano Pizzeria & Ristorante at Tanger Outlet at

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Say goodbye to Milano Pizzeria & Ristorante, which opened in late September at Tanger Outlet at the Arches in Deer Park. The Italian eatery, which took the place of Fratelli Trattoria, didn’t quite make it to three months.

What will go into the vacated space remains to be seen, according to mall management....

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Winter farmers markets on Long Island

The Local Eats - Farm to Fork Market

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Most of Long Island’s farmers markets take their final bow at Thanksgiving, but a few intrepid souls have organized winter markets where folks can continue to shop until the crocuses come up. The produce offerings are slim, of course, but locally grown onions, cauliflower, potatoes and kale are nothing to sneeze at. And all the markets round out their merchandise with baked goods, jams, cheese,...

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North Fork Table launches 'Cooking Sessions'

The North Fork Table & Inn in Southold

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Saturday Jan. 4 marks the inauguration of “the Cooking Sessions” at North Fork Table and Inn in Southold. The afternoon demo-discussion classes are a collaboration between Gerry Hayden and Claudia Fleming — the restaurant’s chef and pastry chef — and Kevin Penner, former South Fork chef (of 1770 House and Cittanuova, among others) who “more or less retired” in the fall and has made his way north...

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Mac & Melts opens in Garden City

Above, Chef Stuart Brown of the new Mac

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Getting cheesy in Garden City is the new Mac & Melts, specializing in all manner of mac and cheese preparations as well as grilled cheese and other sandwich melts. Here, you order at the counter and your food will be brought to you when it’s ready.

Chef Stuart Brown, former chef-owner of Fork & Vine in Glen Head, features such menu items as an all-American mac made with American and...

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Mirabelle in Stony Brook earns 4 stars. Again.

Chef Guy Reuge runs the kitchen at Mirabelle

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In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti reviews the new menu at Restaurant Mirabelle in Stony Brook and declares that “the nouveau Mirabelle is exceptional.” In other words: four stars.

“The menu is trimmer and more spontaneous, with a farm-to-table style, changing daily,” he writes. Although some classics remain, “there are moments when it's like eating in a new restaurant.”

Among Gianotti’s...

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That Meetball Place opens in Patchogue

That Meetball Place in Patchogue.

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That Meetball Place (yes, the spelling is correct) just rolled onto the Patchogue dining scene, taking up residence where the former Pura Vida Burrito Co. used to be.

According to general manager Jamie Selkirk, you will find 14 beers on tap and 30 to 40 in bottles. There’s also live music and eight TVs.

But the star, here, is the meatball — in many permutations, not all of which contain...

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J.A. Heneghan's Tavern opens in Point Lookout

Nicole Roarke, executive chef of J.A. Heneghan's in

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New to Point Lookout is J.A. Heneghan’s Tavern, which takes over the space that used to house the Lazy Pelican.

Executive chef Nicole Roarke formerly cooked at the Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, Spice Market in Manhattan and Sugo in Long Beach. Roarke described the ambience as “rustic yet refined,” with a lot of old brick and wood, as well as a double-sided fireplace. The decor includes...

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