The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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A recent find you may want to check out is Sabroso, a little Dominican place in East Meadow. Talk about value for the money.
One dinner begins with empanadas ($2 each; 3 for $5) so crisp, flaky and greaseless, it’s hard to believe they came out of a fry basket, not the oven. One is filled with a savory ground beef mixture, another, similarly, with ground chicken, a third with melted cheese....Read more »
Fuego Picante, while neither fiery nor spicy for food, does manage to burn up your wallet.
You may effortlessly drop a lot of pesos at the new , casual Mexican "smokehouse & cantina,+" which succeeds a series of short-lived restaurants at this Hempstead Turnpike site.
The latest from the Singh Hospitality Group does offer an abundance of tequilas to fuel the festivities....Read more »
Tonight at 5 p.m., Fuego Picante makes its debut in the East Meadow space that had been a virtual revolving-door for such restaurants as Kansas City Smokehouse, RUB BBQ, Long Fin, BeSi, Ruby's Famous BBQ and Louis & Marxx.
The owner of Fuego Picante, as well as its predecessors, is the Singh Hospitality Group, whose president, Harendra Singh, said he doesn't believe the site could be jinxed....Read more »
If you have fond memories of hoisting a Guinness, downing a burger and betting on the races at Potter’s Pub in East Meadow, you have only a short window of time to get there before the place closes for good this Saturday night.
Mike Amitrano, who has owned the pub for 23 of its 41 years, said that the damage caused by superstorm Sandy proved financially crippling. “I laid out so much...Read more »
Azerbaijan Grill in East Meadow is now called Sufiya’s Mediterranean Grill. New ownership; same chef, menu and crew as before.
The original Azerbaijan Grill in Westbury remains under the ownership of Saeid Sheikhlar, who sold the East Meadow restaurant to a family friend, Ali Motamedi, who renamed the restaurant for his newborn daughter.
Sufiya’s Mediterranean Grill is at 2320 Hempstead...Read more »
The Carltun in East Meadow will host this year’s annual Taste of Long Island, a fundraiser to benefit the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect.
More than 40 restaurants, wineries, bakeries and purveyors will be sampling their wares, including The Brass Rail in Locust Valley, Jonathan’s in Garden City Park, L.L. Dent in Carle...Read more »
On Monday, Dec. 10, more than 50 Long Island restaurants and vineyards will join forces for a night of wining and dining to benefit the Long Island victims of Superstorm Sandy. The event will be held at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. In addition to wandering from station to station, eating and drinking, there will be silent auctions, raffles, prizes and live...Read more »
Mall sushi has broken out of the food court. The recently opened Sarku Japan Express in East Meadow is Long Island’s first freestanding version of the same Sarku franchise chain you’ll find at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, Green Acres in Valley Stream and South Shore Mall in Bay Shore.
On a recent visit to the counter-service spot, I ordered a bento box with teriyaki chicken, substituting...Read more »
I hadn’t been back to Sacramone's in East Meadow since very soon after the trattoria-pizzeria opened in January. Before we even sat down, I was gratified to see that the original clunky, stubby wineglasses had been replaced with fine stemware. This is only proper, considering Sacramone’s very good wine list.
From that wine list I selected a $27 dolcetto. I’ve never had a bad dolcetto, but...Read more »
Las Perlas Peruvian Restaurant is the newest addition to the ever-expanding East Meadow restaurant scene.
I stopped in on a recent afternoon with a yen for rotisserie chicken, a specialty at most Peruvian restaurants. And was I ever rewarded here! The quarter of dark meat I got had a thin veil of highly seasoned skin overlaying juicy meat suffused with the flavor of the marinade. Fries, while...Read more »