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Belmont steaks: Three spots for winners

The porterhouse steak for two is highly recommendable

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After the winner crosses the finish line at the 146th Belmont Stakes, you can count your chromes and head for a local spot  to celebrate. Here are three for win, place and show.

MARBLE MODERN AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE, 230 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 516-500-9666

Have the shrimp cocktail or the lobster bisque. Then, move on to the marinated hanger steak, the aged rib-eye or the sirloin...

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Belmont Stakes, blueberry cocktail

The Blueberry Belmont is served at Marble Modern

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The 146th Belmont Stakes could bring California Chrome the Triple Crown. It already has brought you the Blueberry Belmont.

This colorful cocktail was created at Marble Modern American Steakhouse in Floral Park by bar manager Doug Brickel and chef Matt Corbett. It's a vodka drink. They use Lucky Dog.

May you be one, too, at the finish.




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Dining in Floral Park: 5 picks

The NY Strip Steak is tender and juicy

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Floral Park extends into Hempstead, North Hempstead and Queens. There are plenty of appetites. Here are five restaurants to satisfy them.

ARTURO'S, 246-04 Jericho Tpke., 516-352-7418

A reliable mainstay for Italian favorites, friendly Arturo's stands out with courses such as the torta primavera, crepes layered with vegetables, cheeses, and cured meats; eggplant rollatine; minestrone;...

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Spring cocktails mixed at Marble in Floral Park

Bourbon Cobbler, Bouji Davis, and Honey Bunny are

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Marble, the contemporary steakhouse in Floral Park, welcomes the new season with herbaceous, springtime cocktails.

Bar manager Doug Brickel's additions include the "Honey Bunny," with a suggestion of honeysuckle, that's made with vodka, salted honey syrup, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, thyme and lemon; and the "Bourbon Cobbler," a bourbon-based drink with violet-vanilla Creme Yvette liqueur,...

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Winter cocktails at Marble in Floral Park


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Greet winter with a cocktail that fights any chill. Marble, the steakhouse in Floral Park, has unveiled six of them, from bar manager Doug Brickel. They're $12 each. The beverages include a "gingerbread martini," made with Stolichnaya vanilla vodka, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, Kahlua, Frangelico, milk and nutmeg; and a hot toddy with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, salted honey syrup, lemon,...

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Fall cocktails at Marble in Floral Park


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The Pink Lady has given way to The Lumberjack at Marble in Floral Park. The two-star steakhouse has a new round of cocktails with which to welcome autumn. The Lumberack is one of them, fueled by Laird's applejack, apple cider, lemon and Tahitian vanilla-cardamom bitters. Also new: Uncle Steve, made with Hayman's Old Time Gin and pomegranate-rosemary lemonade; Ginger Davis, with Domaine de Canton...

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Marble, new steakhouse in Floral Park: First bites

New York strip steak is served at Marble

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The arrival of a good steakhouse on Long Island is welcomed with a fervor usually reserved for a cut in property taxes. Marble is very good. This "modern American steakhouse" moved into the former site of Bob's Restaurant on Jericho Turnpike in Floral Park. The dining areas have been redone and the polished result is updated clubby. Clearly of the moment is an appetizer dubbed "Marble...

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New steakhouse opening in Floral Park

An aerial view of the dining room at

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Marble, an American steakhouse, is to open Tuesday in the Floral Park space formerly occupied by Bob's Restaurant. The new estalishment is expected to seat 132 and also have a 14-seat bar. There will be an upstairs lounge called Carrara, which seats 32. Co-owner Christopher Corbett also runs J Fallon's Tap Room, on Tulip Avenue in Floral Park. Marble,  230 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 516-500-9666....

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3 La Bottega eateries break from franchise

The former La Bottega in Huntington is now

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Three of Long Island's 17 La Bottega franchises have gone independent, each changing its name but keeping most of the grill-pressed sandwiches and salads from before. On the menu, some dishes have also had name changes. In Huntington, the former La Bottega is now called New York Panini. Owner Joe Quirke said what used to be called the Susan salad, made with breaded chicken cutlets, hot peppers...

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Mets and Yankees fans: Food for a chilly night

Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during the first

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When Met pitcher Matt Harvey warms up Wednesday night at Citi Field, the temperature will be 45 degrees, give or take a few, with 10 to 15 mile-per-hour winds blowing to right. If you're headed for the upper deck, it might be a bit cooler. The immediate advice is to think sunny thoughts while enjoying Shake Shack, Box Frites and El Verano Taqueria at the ballpark. Citi Field has some of the best...

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