The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Huntington Social first opened in 2011 in a second-story space overlooking Huntington’s Main Street. Now, the restaurant and bar has had a major menu change. Same chef — Christopher Lee — but, instead of a roster featuring entrees priced as high as $38, there is now a gently priced list of small plates, sandwiches and burgers, no dish costing more than $16.
“We wanted to be more approachable...Read more »
Joan Reminick reviews Cinco de Mayo in Calverton. “You know a Mexican restaurant is serious,” she writes, “when the menu includes pig's ear, tripe and tongue tacos, along with the more gringo-friendly chicken and shrimp. Upping the authenticity quotient at Cinco de Mayo: a chef who goes so far as to make his own soft corn tortillas.” Peter Gianotti visits Ting in Huntington, the successor to Dao...Read more »
The Tea Room at Main Street Nursery in Huntington is no longer pouring. Or serving.
One of Long Island’s loveliest secrets, Tea Room was situated in a Victorian-style conservatory on the property of a combination flower shop, nursery and landscape design center. Even in the winter, it was a place to seek out for freshly baked scones and tea sandwiches on vintage china.
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Putting a Portuguese spin on chicken is The Chicken Coop, newly hatched in the former Huntington digs of Bad Dawgs. The sliver of a takeout shop, with minimal counter seating, is owned by Alison and Eduardo Nobre of the nearby Portuguese restaurant Fado.
On a recent afternoon, I ordered a complete meal for four called the Wagon Wheel which, for $36.50, consisted of two chickens, four...Read more »
Today marks the launch of BlonDee’s Bistro & Bar, the 2013 remake of the former Two Blondes & a Stove.
Owner Dena Fenza said the place — which used to offer only breakfast and lunch — now serves a dinner menu of small plates and entrees Wednesday to Sunday nights. At 5 p.m., a whole new mood is set with candlelight and cloth napkins. There’s also a full bar. Some nights, live...Read more »
It was dinner at the mall for me last night, when a shopping errand at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station drew me into California Pizza Kitchen for something relatively quick.
As chains go, this one is big on bright, fresh ingredients. That was apparent when a waiter proffered a sample of a new menu addition: Brussels bacon pizza ($13.50 for a whole pie). The crisp-crusted wedge was...Read more »
Since there’s going to be significant white stuff on the ground, two Long Island restaurateurs are ready, as ever, with their snow discounts.
In Huntington, Tutto Pazzo co-owner Joe Petrone said he is giving a 25 percent discount tonight and upping it to 50 percent for Saturday. This goes for food only.
And Uncle Bacala’s restaurants in both Garden City Park and Smithtown will give 25...Read more »
Before you go absolutely crazy listening to repeated weather forecasts, consider the only rational response: soup.
Good People's Farm in Huntington has three replies today. They're serving chicken noodle, miso and vegetables soups for $3.99 each. Pick up a fruit salad, too. Or a few pieces of sushi, just to put you in a better frame of mind.
At the NY Soup Exchange in Garden City, today...Read more »
Expect a new, casual Italian restaurant in downtown Huntington this spring.
A Long Island branch of Doppio from Greenwich, Conn., is slated to move into the former site of Twisted Vine Cocktails & Cuisine, which is now closed.
The Greenwich restaurant's specialties included pizzas, panini, pastas, salads, soups and main dishes such as chargrilled steak and pan-seared scallops.
Owners...Read more »
Before the Ravens and the 49ers take the field, you should find your seat. Here are three choices.
Willy Parkers American Bar & Grill suits the spectacle with chicken wings seven ways, from Buffalo to Thai chili. Burgers: beef, turkey, salmon, bison, chicken varieties. And you can bite into a Cuban sandwich or Philly cheesesteak, too.
The Main Event in Plainview kicks in with "field...Read more »