The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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A major tasting of Italian wines is slated for Oct. 2 at Porto Vivo in Huntington. The tasting, co-sponsored by Post Wines & Spirits in Syosset, will feature 17 wines from Vinifera Imports Ltd.
Italian importer and winemaker Dominic Nocerino will host the tasting and dinner. The cost is $120 per person. The event is limited to 60 guests and payment must be made in advance to reserve a...Read more »
It had been more than a decade since I'd eaten at Cozymels in Westbury. The cavernous and colorful Mexican restaurant, part of a small national chain, had undergone a change of ownership a few years ago, upgrading its food in the process. Here, the flour tortillas are house made, as are all the sauces, which begin with the roasting of chili peppers. Surprising, that a chain restaurant...Read more »
When pals Damian Walsh, Kevin Donnelly and Paul Monzon joined forces to open a cheesesteak spot, they searched high and low for a cow statue for their roof. After connecting with the proper bovine in Southampton, they brought it back to Island Park and hoisted it on high. “We wanted to be a landmark,” Walsh said.
The new Ribeye Bros. Cheesesteaks is also the culmination of culinary research...Read more »
Corzo tequila will be poured at a complimentary tasting tonight at Besito branches in Huntington and Roslyn.
The free tasting of the premium tequila will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurants also are open for dinner after the event.
Besito, 402 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-549-0100; and 1516 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, 516-484-3001.
Good times at Besito in Huntington....Read more »
The Lake House in Bay Shore earned three stars in 2006. Six years later, it still shines.
Eileen and Matthew Connors run a charming, inviting restaurant at the edge of Lawrence Lake. It's ideal for a special occasion but just as attractive if you want a refined night out.
Chef Matthew's pan-roasted local sea bass, atop red potatoes, finished with a wild-mushroom emulsion and Port...Read more »
Rowdy Hall, the East Hampton combo of bistro and pub, turns German gasthaus for Oktoberfest.
There will be $24 German-fare dinners through Oct. 7. On Thursday, the main course will be wursts with sauerkraut, the dessert, German chocolate cake. On Oct. 1, the main dish will be smoked pork chop with red cabbage, and on Oct. 4, sauerbraten.
You can toast with a commemorative beer mug for...Read more »
Three very popular dining-out choices come together at the new Chris & Tony's in Syosset: Italian, steak and family-style.
The restaurant, on the former site of Fulton & Prime and, years ago, Manero's, already is a destination for groups, whether they're celebrating birthdays or simply looking for a good meal.
The hefty, Kobe beef meatball topped with a scoop of ricotta...Read more »
It had been way too long since I’d last eaten at Artie’s South Shore Fish & Grill, the Island Park fish market/fish house whose owner, Artie Hoernig, nets some of what he sells and serves. Hoernig first launched the market in 1974, adding the restaurant in 1999.
A recent lunch for two began with a fresh, generous tuna tartare ($9.95), cubes of just-cut raw tuna in a Vidalia onion...Read more »
Toast N Jamz, a Williston Park breakfast and lunch spot, has closed. The eatery, situated in same strip mall as H Mart, made its debut in late 2010.
Recalled from a breakfast visit: Super light pumpkin pancakes and a hearty bacon, Cheddar and potato omelet. A subsequent lunch, though, fell short of that first meal....Read more »
Umi, an Oceanside Japanese restaurant known for making its sushi with black rice, is no longer around.
In front of its former bi-level digs is a big sign that reads “Fuji Japanese Cuisine & Bar.” When I drove by this afternoon, I found the place in active construction mode.
The future Fuji is at 3451 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside; no phone yet. ...Read more »