The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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You'll have two more chances to sample McCall hamburgers and fare from The North Fork Table & Inn's gourmet food truck at the winemaker's tasting room.
Friday and Nov. 29 will mark the final appearances of the season at the McCall Tasting Room in Cutchogue, where burgers from Charolais cattle raised by McCall will be grilled and served.
They'll go with the 2008 McCall...Read more »
Justin Finney, a veteran of Nick & Toni's, is now co-chef at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton. He joins chef Ed Lightcap, who has been at the bistro-pub hybrid for 12 years.
The restaurant also is introducing a new snack menu. The additions include chipotle-deviled eggs, steamed pork buns, smoked pork sliders, candied bacon with blue cheese dressing, crisp eggplant fries, grilled andouille sausage,...Read more »
Before meeting Bruce Dern and Helena Bonham Carter or seeing "August: Osage County," you'll need some food.
Here are three restaurants near the 21st Hamptons International Film Festival, which opens Thursday. They know how to put on a show.
Rowdy Hall has become a local landmark. And on this dreary night, the onion soup, New England clam chowder and steak frites look especially...Read more »
Dining out in Hicksville turns a bit more exotic Thursday night.
A tasting of southeast Asian street food highlights dining at West East All Natural Bar & Bistro in Hicksville.
The five-course tasting starts at 7 p.m Cost: $49 per person, plus tax and a 20 percent tip.
Dishes include Berkshire pork spare-rib soup, accompanied by Singha Thai lager; chicken rice, with Tsingtao...Read more »
Normally, I don’t love tapas. Give me a huge plate of pasta from Gino’s in Manhasset, or a large meatball panino from Red Tomato in East Norwich, or a big bowl of borscht from Silver’s in Southampton, and I’ll be thinking the world is a good place.
At Lola in Great Neck, globe-trotting chef-owner Michael Ginor has always emphasized small plates, but he recently converted the restaurant...Read more »
Lula Trattoria, the likable, Italian-ish restaurant in Mineola, is now serving lunch Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Tom Gloster says he is working on a lunch menu, but for now, the dinner menu — composed of many lunch-friendly small plates — is in effect.
Lula Trattoria is at 348 E. Jericho Tpke., Mineola, 516-747-5100....Read more »
Get ready for March wind, March madness and the march of the latest trend. Here are three restaurants to brace you on a cool night, make an easy transition toward spring, and keep the latest buzz comfortably in check.
Barney's in Locust Valley has been a local landmark for decades. It's a cozy, New England-style spot. Try the crabcake with lemon-caper emulsion, seared duck breast and confit-style...Read more »
This week, Friday is game night at the new West East All Natural Bistro & Bar in Hicksville, the reincarnation of West East Bistro.
West East's five-course dinner includes alligator tail stir fry with crawfish tails, sweet chiles and Thai basil-tomato foam; Sichuan-inspired wild boar stew; marinated and grilled kangaroo medallions; "Cantonese"-style roast goose; and "mango...Read more »
The new name is a mouthful: West East All Natural Bistro & Bar. But so's the food.
This is the heir to an old favorite, West East Bistro. Now, it's a partnership between Danny Wu and new executive chef Jay Jadeja.
Their venture specializes in hormone- and antiobiotic-free poultry and pork; and grass-fed beef from Painted Hill Farms.
Those are all good things, as is the softer...Read more »
Can we just pass a law that requires restaurants to have vestibules? Is there any reason why I should pay good money to dine in a room whose temperature fluctuates between 62 degrees (door closed for a while) and 55 degrees (door opened to direct blast of cold air at my table).
Luckily, the service and the vibe at Vinoco in Mineola exudes warmth and so, during this most recent arctic chill,...Read more »