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Swingbellys is back in the swing again. The Long Beach BBQ restaurant, wiped out by superstorm Sandy, is now up and smoking.
Owner Sean Sullivan has taken over the smoker, since previous pitmaster Dan Monteforte has moved on to other pursuits. Sullivan said the recipes and techniques are the same as ever and that the rest of the crew has returned.
The restaurant is using an abridged...Read more »
Jetty Bar & Grill, the post-Sandy reincarnation of Bahia Social Club, opened last night in Long Beach's still-recovering West End.
Bahia’s original owners Mike Orza and John Rugolsky have been joined by partner Chris Fiumara. According to Fiumara, the place has been entirely revamped, with a “beachy feel,” a raised ceiling and a communal table made out of reclaimed wood and rails from...Read more »
When ground is broken for the new Long Beach boardwalk, this Saturday, April 27, Alan Adams, owner of Sugo Cafe in Long Beach, will be there at 11:30 a.m. with his new food truck, Beach Buns & Bites.
Among the items Adams will be selling is a “GSR” (Grandma’s secret recipe) burger ($6), an “Istanbun,” which is a chipotle hummus-stuffed pickle that’s wrapped in falafel, deep fried...Read more »
Cuban Crocodile in Long Beach, which reopened at its East Park Avenue address about a month after being damaged by superstorm Sandy, has now shut down permanently.
Chef-owner Marivi Wolfe attributes the closing to post-Sandy landlord issues. She added that she is scouting a new location.
Cuban Crocodile earned a two-star rating last May for such dishes as flaky beef empanadas, succulent...Read more »
Katerina Langis counts her blessings. Her family’s Long Beach restaurant, Diner by the Sea, was flooded by superstorm Sandy, but the losses were limited to all of the food and a few refrigerators. A week later, the diner reopened, although Langis estimates that 40 per cent of the customers still haven’t returned to their homes in Long Beach.
What customers they have are feasting on Diner by...Read more »
Neither Grillfire nor Nick’s Tuscan Grill in Long Beach will be reopening -- two more restaurants taken down by superstorm Sandy.
Both had originally opened as part of the George Martin Restaurant Group but changed ownership about a year ago.
George Martin’s Grillfire in Rockville Centre and Merrick are still alive and cooking....Read more »
Swingbellys Beachside BBQ has closed its Lynbrook branch.
That doesn't mean you won't be digging into the restaurant's smoky spice-rubbed ribs in the not-so-distant future.
The original Long Beach restaurant, decimated by superstorm Sandy, is working through the insurance maze. An email from restaurant spokesman Sean Sullivan said that the BBQ house is making progress with claims and...Read more »
Add two more restaurants to the list of those up and running in Long Beach.
The Cuban Crocodile is now operating with a limited schedule. According to a recorded message reached when dialing the restaurant, hours are Thursday to Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 4 to 10 p.m. (The Cuban Crocodile is at 26 E. Park Ave., Long Beach, 516-442-2444)
Also, Atlantica at the Allegria Hotel is...Read more »
Feeling ran high at last night’s reopening of the Beach House, apparently the first restaurant on Long Beach’s flooded-out West End to make a comeback.
“We were very lucky, since our kitchen and all our refrigeration equipment was on the second floor,” said manager Allen Levy.
He went on to describe the way things went down at the relaunch of the casual sports bar and eatery: “We...Read more »
Given the devastation that Superstorm Sandy has wrought on Long Beach, it’s a miracle that so many restaurants have reopened and are continuing to restart operations.
The following list is a rundown of confirmed openings to date. Expect it to grow. Not surprisingly, all but one of the open restaurants are on East and West Park Avenue. Restaurants on the hardest-hit west end of town have a...Read more »