The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
On this upside-down day, this horrible Halloween: a treat. Thyme in Roslyn is serving under the clock tower.
At dinner, you can enjoy a juicy, wood-fired, double-cut pork chop, finished with a cider-grain mustard vinaigrette, served with spiced-apple, cranberry and apricot tart. Or the braised beef short ribs, paired with a crisp, polenta cake. The chef make a satisfying split-pea soup, too.
And,...Read more »
Not to be disrespectful in any way to those of you who ate peanut butter and jelly by candlelight for dinner, and I know there are lots of you, but the forces of post-Sandy wound up serving me a beautiful hot meal last night at Luigi Q in Hicksville.
I had to search around a bit for it. After I left the office in Melville, I thought I'd just ride around Nassau County a little to see...Read more »
We’ve received reports via Facebook, Twitter and email that the following stores and restaurants are open. Because most phone lines are down, it’s not possible to confirm.
If you own or know of a food-service establishment that’s open, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @FeedMeLI. We will update this list all day.
Babylon Village Deli at 35 John St., Babylon is open.
Francesco’s...Read more »
With Sandy wreaking havoc on Long Island, here are some guidelines for keeping food safe over the next 72 hours, or until power is restored. For more information, click on this link to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service: http://ow.ly/eQYxv
LAST MINUTE ADVICE BEFORE YOU LOSE POWER
Water: It’s good to have plenty of clean water on hand so while everything is still working, fill...Read more »
It seems, at times, that the countless Asian fusion/sushi restaurants on Long Island blur together, one nearly indistinguishable from the next. Taku, an attractive Garden City fusion spot that made its debut earlier this year is, in appearance, not unlike a multitude of other such places: dark dramatic lighting, burnished ceramic tiles, black furnishings.
What sets Taku apart, however,...Read more »
Bedell Cellars hosts a harvest-vineyard walk tomorrow guided by winery chief executive Trent Preszler.
Preszler will discuss winemaking and grape growing, as well as tour the vineyards and gardens. The grounds include a field of native pollinator grasses and flowers, a honeybee apiary, grape-pomace composting operation, and an Audubon Bluebird Trail.
The cost is $50 per person. It includes...Read more »
At the Main Catch in Commack, Peter M. Gianotti says to try the sushi bar, oyster-and-clam bar and simply prepared seafood. "Main Catch generally succeeds with the basics,'' he writes.
On Main Street in Huntington, Joan Reminick says that Daisho of Japan is ''far from just another suburban fusion restaurant'' and gives thanks that the ramen-yakitori phenomenon of New...Read more »
Go for a walk through Huntington village and you just about trip over sushi spots. The town is swimming in raw fish.
Here’s the way the count stands right now: Ichiz, Kashi, Osaka, Tomo, Black Lantern, Hikudo, Daisho of Japan and — on the outskirts — KuraBarn and Ting. That makes for a running total of nine.
What's your favorite?
Above: Sushi at Kashi in Huntington...Read more »
The river of tomato sauce that goes from Great Neck to Montauk has many tributaries. One flows straight to Holbrook.
It crests at Mamma Lombardi's, which has been preparing Italian-American favorites for decades, emphasis on southern-style cooking.
This restaurant is the original in a mini-empire that takes in eateries in Port Jefferson and Patchogue, a solid pizzeria next door, and...Read more »
It used to be that some of the best BBQ on Long Island could be found midday at Lily Flanagan’s in Islip. Until recently, pitmaster Will Breakstone was smoking chicken, pork, corned beef and pastrami from a mobile smoker behind the restaurant. Now, however, Breakstone — who, years earlier, had a Bay Shore BBQ takeout called Willie B’s — is no longer at Lily Flanagan’s or in the...Read more »