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St. Rocco was a 14th Century nobleman who embraced poverty in plague-ravaged France and Italy.
He's honored during the Feast of St. Rocco, which begins tonight in Glen Cove. I have eaten my way through countless feasts on Long Island, in New York City, and pretty much anywhere the possibility of a bag of zeppoli leads me.
I especially recommend a visit to this one, where I've enjoyed...Read more »
I’m referring neither to the cook nor the consumer of the breakfast pictured here, but rather to the champion ingredients: blueberries and peaches. This time of year, the first thing I think of when my alarm goes off is the beautiful local fruit I’m going to have for breakfast.
I’ve gilded the lily a bit here, with some toasted sliced almonds and Greek yogurt. This feast will tide me over...Read more »
A recent dinner at Houston’s in Roosevelt Field renewed my faith in the restaurant, not only as the source of what has to be Long Island's supreme vegetable burger but also as a place where customer service is first-rate.
It was that kind of service that had been missing on a prior visit about two years back. Yet recalling how obliging the kitchen had been on other occasions, I decided to...Read more »
I spent a good part of the weekend watching the Olympics and I suppose that could have prompted me to crave one of Great Britain’s storied contributions to world cuisine: bubble and squeak (a wodge of leftover cabbage and potatoes), chip butty (a sandwich filled with French fries) or deep-fried Mars bars. Instead I reflected on how English cooks, once the butt of international jokes (see preceding...Read more »
Bad Dawgs, the takeout wiener spot on Gerard Street in Huntington Village, closed today.
The little storefront opened two years ago and, during its tenure, branched out from serving inventively topped hot dogs — all-beef as well as turkey and vegetarian — to also offering burgers. Last month, there was even a clam “dog” available, as a limited-time special....Read more »
Tellers, the "American chophouse," starts a week of 13th anniversary deals on Monday, including discounts on wine and fixed-price dinners.
The restaurant, situated in a converted 1927 bank building, has a new executive chef, Cornelius Gallagher, who has starred at establishments on Long Island and in Manhattan. Gallagher is expected to unveil a new menu this fall.
Tellers,...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 »
If you’ve bought a fruit pie from the farm stand at Rottkamp’s in Calverton, W & K in Manorville or Serene Green in Sag Harbor, you’ve already tasted one of Paul Mendola’s confections. After three years of “farming out,” he and his family have established their own bakery, Papa’s Country Porch, in Bohemia. This weekend is the store’s grand opening.
On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m....Read more »
At Andiamo in Mineola, the summer Olympics will be on view in the restaurant's bar and lounge whenever there's an event or ceremony.
If you eat at the bar or at any of the nearby tables in the lounge area during those events, you’ll get half off on drinks as well as on anything from the regular menu. Which means that an appetizer of shrimp and calamari that’s ordinarily $14.95 will cost...Read more »
Joan Reminick reviews Chicken’s Road in Bellmore, a restaurant where Venezuelan and Chinese culinary traditions come together in the service of rotisserie birds and much more.
Peter Gianotti visits Bridgehampton’s Osteria Salina, named for the Aeolian island and, intermittently, serving the food of Sicily.
At Chicken's Road in Bellmore...Read more »