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Whiskey is the beverage to be served at a Dec. 3 dinner at Vitae in Huntington.
The guest speaker, Javier Morcelo, is a whiskey expert from Michter's Distillery. The cost of executive chef Steven Del Lima's four-course dinner, with a Michter's whiskey accompanying each course, is $90, plus tax and tip. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.
On the menu: orange-caramel BBQ glazed "pork wings" with cabbage,...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 »
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 »
The two Besito Mexican restaurants will celebrate the Day of the Dead with specials on the plate and special effects, too. And they'll do it for two days.
The Huntington and Roslyn spots plan to offer ceviche de jaiba, or citrus-marinated jumbo lump crab with jalapenos, garnished with tortillas and plantain chips; and enchilada de res, soft corn tortillas packed with braised short rib in chipotle-cream...Read more »
Kashi Sushi Lounge in Syosset is the third Kashi to open on Long Island, and it's the showiest yet.
Maybe the crystal chandeliers do it, long and shimmering from the two-story ceiling. Or it could be the waterfall cascading down an artfully marine wall behind the sushi bar. Perhaps it's the food, too.
This glittery Kashi is serious about a certain style. But the Japanese, Asian-fusion,...Read more »
When National Guacamole Day and Mexican Independence Day come together, you can be sure Long Island's two Besito restaurants will be ready.
This happens on Tuesday, Sept.16. To contribute to the festivities, Besito in Huntington and in Roslyn has added two specials to the menu, along with a complimentary Roca Patron tequila tasting from 5 to 8 p.m.
Lobster guacamole is one dish, enriching...Read more »
Glittery and colorful, the new branch of Kashi is open in Syosset.
It's the third Kashi Japanese restaurant on Long Island. The others are in Huntington and Rockville Centre.
In full, this one is called Kashi Sushi Lounge. But, in addition to traditional sushi, sashimi and more than 50 sushi rolls, it offers plenty of the cooked fare and east-west combinations that also define the franchise.
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Spanish wines will highlight a dinner at Vitae in Huntington on Aug. 20.
The cost of the Wednesday night wine-pairing dinner is $75 plus tax and tip. Reservations are required. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.
Chef Keith Davidson's menu included a Spanish-style seafood salad, matched with the 2012 Protocolo Bianco; roast suckling pig, with the 2009 Sierra Cantabria Crianza; and sirloin steak...Read more »
Cafe Buenos Aires, the three-star restaurant in downtown Huntington, was open Monday, following a fire that started nearby early Sunday.
Fire officials said Sunday that the blaze apparently started in garbage in a space between two buildings on Wall Street. There was damage in the basement of the restaurant, the officials said.
Cafe Buenos Aires, which specializes in tapas and the cuisine...Read more »
Vitae, the New American restaurant in downtown Huntington, offers a summertime fixed-price dinner: $27.95 for three courses.
The special is available Sundays and Tuesdays, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday to Friday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Chef Keith Davidson's choices include teriyaki chicken dumplings, mussels marinara, onion soup, Caesar salad and, with supplementary prices, baked...Read more »