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Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton: Pork and beer fest

Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton is centered in

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Yes, that's right.

Topping Rose House of Bridgehampton, known for its elegant food and drink, hosts a pork-and-craft beer festival on Saturday.

The sponsors of the event include some of Long Island's major breweries.

You must be 21 and over to attend. VIP admission, from noon to 4 p.m., is $125; general admission, from 1 to 4 p.m., is $100.

The menu includes charcuterie,...

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Closed in East Meadow: Las Perlas Peruvian Restaurant

LAS PERLAS, East Meadow (Peruvian) The chicken at

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Las Perlas Peruvian Restaurant in East Meadow is closed. The pretty little spot on Hempstead Turnpike first opened in 2012.

It was featured in an article on the wonders of Latin chicken. The rotisserie roasted bird served here was dark on the outside, spicy and moist inside, in true Peruvian style.  It was available as a combo meal for takeout and, for sure, will be missed by many in...

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Merrick "girls'' swap recipes on Facebook

Robin Canarick made this crab-stuffed Chilean sea bass

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As Melissa Greenstein tells it, her mahjong group was running out of dinner ideas. “It was about a month ago,” she said. “We were talking about who is making what for dinner, and everybody was just cooking the same old things.” So she went home and created a Facebook Group called Merrick Girls Weekday Recipes. Why specify weekdays? “Nobody cooks on the weekends,” she said. “Everybody’s kitchen closes...

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Wine-tasting room set to reopen in Mattituck

Ripe merlot grapes. (Oct. 2, 2012)

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Renamed and expanded, Lieb Cellars is slated to reopen its wine-tasting room in Mattituck on May 3. It will be called "The Tasting Group."

Lieb's Bridge Lane wines will be available for tasting, along with wines from Suhru Wines, T'Jara Vineyards, Influence Wines, Leo Family Cellars, Brooklyn Oenology, and Bouke Wines.

Their wines will be $3 per taste, with different prices by the glasss...

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Lamb roast at The Living Room in East Hampton

Exterior view of c/o The Maidstone in East

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The Living Room restaurant in East Hampton hosts a garden-party lamb roast on May 2.

The family-style meal will be a four-course dinner paired with wines from Wolffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack. Cost: $95, plus tax and tip. There will be live music from Alfredo Merat & Radio Europa. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Mathias Brogie is the chef at The Living Room, which is the c/o The Maidstone...

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RiverFish succeeds Aquarelle 45 in Port Washington

The location which formerly housed Marino's on the

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RiverFish is the newest waterfront restaurant adjacent to the Brewer Capri Marina in Port Washington. It is set to open Thursday.

RiverFish succeeds the short-lived Aquarelle 45, a pricey Mediterranean and seafood grill. Earlier occupants at the address near Manorhaven Town Park have included Marino's on the Bay, DiMaggio's and Latitude.

New owner Dennis Pariti said RiverFish will focus...

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Open in Medford: Lucky 13 Café

Lucky 13 Cafe in Medford focuses on healthy

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Lucky 13 Café brings to Medford a focus on healthy eating and environmentally sound practices. So says owner Donna Malone of her counter-serve eatery and market she runs with her daughter and son-in-law.

“Instead of fries, we do fresh vegetables, deli case salads and fruits,” Malone said, adding that many items are organic. There are also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Much of...

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Mole Mole Fresh Mexican Grill open in Port Washington

Mole Mole restaurant in Port Washington on April

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New and casual in Port Washington is Mole Mole Fresh Mexican Grill, under the same ownership as the nearby Mojito Cafe & Lounge and Mi Ranchito Grill. Prices range from $2 to $10.

The counter-service eatery operates under the same principle as Chipotle Mexican Grill, wherein you pick out the ingredients you want in a taco, burrito, salad or quesadilla. Chef-owner Israel Guzman named as...

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Nisen 347 in St. James: First bites

Fish-and-chips is defined differently, with diced tuna and

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The Nisen group keeps expanding the traditional Japanese restaurant into new, fusion, contemporary and glittery territory. Nisen 347 does it with flair in St. James.

This Nisen uses the template of Nisen One Ten in Melville and Nisen Sushi in Commack. It's a polished production, sometimes whimsical, almost always very good.

The larger main dining room is upstairs, the futuristic-looking...

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Meatballs with music at Primo Piatto in Huntington

An order of spaghetti and meatballs is cheerfully

(Credit: Newsday / Joan Reminick)

I was deep into some fine Margherita pizza at Primo Piatto Restaurant in Huntington when I recognized a distinctly Italian voice on the restaurant’s soundtrack.

For some time, I’d been picking up on that same voice —  heard mostly at better, more interesting Italian dining spots, places that generally bypass the cliche Frank Sinatra-Dean Martin-Jerry Vale mix. Some time back, I’d dubbed...

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