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Mannino’s Italian Kitchen has relocated from its strip mall digs on Commack Road in Commack to a grand new bi-level space on Jericho Turnpike. The building, which formerly housed ToFu, has been renovated throughout.
According to chef/co-owner Joe Mannino, the restaurant now offers seating for about 150. The first floor features a small dining room and a marble-topped bar and lounge area with...Read more »
Self-serve craft beers highlight the L.I. Pour House Bar & Grill, which opened recently in Port Jefferson Station.
The establishment has a 20-tap beer system. You may log in with a staff member and start a tab, tapping the L.I. Pour logo for the specfic brew you want. And then, you pour your own.
In addition to the beers, L.I. Pour offers a menu that includes barbecue, including...Read more »
Whether you're a dog lover or a beer nut, Even Flow Bar & Grill has the event for you. Owner Daniel P. Wiseman is organizing a craft-beer extravaganza to benefit the Town of Islip Animal Shelter. “Pours for Paws” on Nov. 9 will feature local brews from Great South Bay Brewery, Long Ireland Beer, Fire Island Beer and Barrage Brewery as well as interlopers from the likes of Founders Brewery (Michigan),...Read more »
It’s not often that a restaurant returns from the great beyond, but Kurofune Japanese Restaurant in Commack is back from that great sushi bar in the sky.
The long-standing Japanese dining spot, which originally opened in 1981, had closed in March of this year. Now, said owner June Kim, it’s reopened under new ownership, having undergone extensive renovations. Japan-born head sushi chef Kanama...Read more »
A major metamorphosis has taken place in Oceanside, where chef-owner Joseph Bonacore recently transformed his gastropub, Lawson Pub, into an Italian-New American restaurant called Fiamma.
Bonacore said that the restaurant's name, which means “flame” in Italian, serves both as a tribute to his late brother, Chris, and also as a sign that he’s gotten back his own fire. Although Bonacore had...Read more »
Shoppers, unite. Partyers, get together. And you, the one who just likes sushi, come over, too.
110 Japan, the sprawling successor to East Buffet and Best Buffet opposite Walt Whitman Shops, arrives just in time for the holiday season. More important, the food is good.
Fancified, illuminated and dressed to impress, the big restaurant has a something-for-everyone approach and menu. The...Read more »
The blue-ribbon South Shore BBQ Company in Patchogue has closed.
The capacious house of ‘cue opened in the former Route 112 digs of Canz Roadhouse in March of this year, with noted pitmaster Will Breakstone at the smoker. Not too long afterward, the place was accorded a blue ribbon in a Newsday article profiling Long Island's top new barbecue spots. Breakstone parted ways with the restaurant...Read more »
The newly renovated Farmingdale Diner is the setting for an episode of Food Network’s “The Hungry Games” that airs Monday at 8 p.m.
The series is hosted by chef, restaurateur and “Top Chef All-Stars” winner Richard Blais.
“The episode is all about diner slang,” said manager Steve Sajos, who added that Blais spent five hours at the diner in early September.
With a crisp contemporary...Read more »
Plans to reopen J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse in Oyster Bay have been shelved. The restaurant has closed permanently.
Former co-owner and chef Vincent P. Michaels said the expected makeover, turning the Oyster Bay spot into an Italian restaurant, won't happen. The future of the site, best remembered for the Mill River Inn, is uncertain.
The original J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse is open...Read more »