The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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New ownership and a new chef yield New Peninsula.
It succeeds Peninsula at a corner location in downtown Bay Shore. You're still greeted by stone foo dogs and may walk into the dining room via a bridge atop a koi pond. The whole place looks very much the same.
But owner Danny Wu, whose other Long Island restaurants include two stars in Nassau -- West East All Natural Bistro & Bar...Read more »
Chef Steven Scalesse packs big flavors into the small plates at Tullulah's, his urban and urbane restaurant that brings a city vibe to Bay Shore.
Tullulah's is like a triptych, divided into three spirited sections: a cafe-style spot up front and a nouveau Brooklyn room in the back, linked by a sharp, popular bar and the scene that goes with it. Exposed beams, spackled walls, a faded oriental...Read more »
Kumo Sushi Hibachi & Lounge, an offshoot of Kumo Sushi in Plainview, enters the busy Bay Shore Japanese restaurant scene, with both Aji 53 and Mitsui Japanese Restaurant just steps away. What differentiates this place from the Plainview original is the presence of six hibachi tables. And there’s also separate seating for 100, said manager Louis Lin.
Hibachi entrees, which come with clear...Read more »
A longtime fixture for pastrami sandwiches and matzo ball soup is gone.
Delsen’s Kosher Delicatessen’s in downtown Bay Shore has closed. It was, for some time, the only kosher deli in southern Suffolk County and, in summertime, used to deliver to the Fire Island ferries.
This loss makes Zan’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterer in Lake Grove and Pastrami N Friends in Commack...Read more »
T.J. Finley's in Bay Shore hosts a bourbon, beer and barbecue festival on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Aug. 24 event will feature more than 30 whiskies and an equal number of craft beers, including barrel-aged beers, cask beers and releases from local breweries. There also will be a class on whiskey and a creating-cocktails session.
Tickets are $50 and include the samples of whiskey...Read more »
Tullulah’s in Bay Shore, which has been closed for nine months, reopens Thursday, Aug. 8, following a major makeover and growth spurt.
“We went from 600 to 3600 square feet,” said chef-owner Steven Scalesse, whose wife, Nicole Scalesse, is responsible for the restaurant's redesign. Now the place has two separate dining rooms, a front room and a bar area as well as outdoor seating.
Scalesse...Read more »
The Lake House, which led Newsday's top 10 list of New American restaurants, uncorks a major wine dinner on July 30.
The seven-course dinner at the waterside spot costs $150 per person, plus tax and tip. Tickets must be purchased.
Chef Matt Connors' menu includes fried oysters with chile-lime aioli; butter-poached halibut with a fricassee of corn, chanterelles, leeks and mussel-basil...Read more »
In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti visits Hemisphere in Bay Shore, a self-described “bar-lounge-restaurant” which “comes across in exactly that order. The stylized, upbeat spot livens up nightlife in Bay Shore with high-decibel music and high-octane beverages.” The kitchen is under the direction of Jeffery Slade (most recently at Madison’s on Hillside in Williston Park) whose “carefully manicured...Read more »
Get a head start on Earth Day celebrations. Here are three distinctive spots for some healthy fare that also tastes very good, whether you're a devout vegetarian or not.
Tiger Lily Cafe in Port Jefferson offers satisfying wraps, sandwiches, salads and soup to go with its smoothies and juices. If you're looking for a peanut butter-and-banana wrap or house-made falafel, this is your destination.
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Back in the swim, after taking a big hit from superstorm Sandy, is fatfish Wine Bar & Bistro in Bay Shore. Or at least part of it.
Chef owner Brian Valdini said that the restaurant's wine bar, with seating for 48, as well as its canalside deck are up and running, the result of months of hard labor. All the kitchen equipment had to be replaced, as did the electrical work and Sheetrock....Read more »