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Main Catch casts a drift net, taking in seafood, sushi and steak. It's a trio that has broad appeal.
And this new eatery, from the crew behind the very casual Southside Fish and Clam in Lindenhurst, does pretty well, upscaling the style and the substance.
Inside, it's a combo of the streamlined and the kitschy. Main Catch also sports a sushi bar and an oyster bar.
Good choices...Read more »
Angelina’s Fireshack & Pizzeria, the quirky pizza-plus spot that opened last year in New Hyde Park, may have been a bit too quirky. It's now closed.
The place was as inventive as it was chaotic. Its departure raises the question: Where, now, does one go for a pizza like the one pictured above, half topped with tandoor-baked chicken, the other half with a “big Mac” burger mélange?...Read more »
Huntington Restaurant Week starts on Sunday, with participating eateries offering a $24.95 three-course menu.
The special fixed-price menu will be available from Oct. 7 to Oct. 14. On Saturday, Oct. 13, the menu will be available only until 7 p.m.
For additional details, including a listing of restaurants taking part in the promotion, go to dinehuntington.com
Huntington is Suffolk's...Read more »
There’s quiche and then there’s the quiche at Diane’s Bakery/Cafe in Roslyn — flaky and buttery of crust, supremely creamy on the inside, eradicating all memories of the flabby, soggy-crusted pies that ruled the '70s.
Mine was made with spinach and mushrooms ($8.25 for a whole 5-inch quiche). The day I went, the quiche was available as a by-the-slice special ($4.25). Although served inelegantly...Read more »
Once more, the French have planted their culinary flag atop the New York City restaurant scene — at least according to the food ratings published in the 2013 Zagat Survey of New York City Restaurants. Hardly a revolution, though, this year’s burgundy book presents only a slight reshuffling of last year’s winners, all serving Gallic fare.
For the third year standing, Eric Ripert, chef-owner...Read more »
After a gestation period of over three years, Jellyfish in Centerport is set for birth tonight at 5 p.m. The place, perched over Centerport Harbor, makes its debut under executive chef James McDevitt, who was profiled in 2009 as a Newsday All-Star Chef.
Jellyfish, situated in a historic Centerport house, is under the same ownership as the neighboring Thatched Cottage. There’s an...Read more »
Mac's opened with a sizzle in 2005. It has been retooled a few times since then. And, with the arrivals of splashy newcomers in the last few years, the downtown Huntington restaurant has been cooking under the radar.
But this was and is a very good restaurant, for seafood as well as steak. It's also one of the more pleasant beef emporiums on Long Island, with friendly and accommodating service....Read more »
Almond restaurant turns into a salon tomorrow night.
It will be the first in a series of "Artists & Writers" nights, with a $28 fixed-price menu and plenty of conversation, at the Bridgehampton restaurant.
The three-star establishment plans to hold the events on the first Wednesday of each month, starting tomorrow. The goal is to "give artists and writers the opportunity...Read more »
Ryan Augusta, who garnered three stars from Newsday as head chef at The Phoenix in Seaford, has left that restaurant. Replacing him is Scott Zachman, who was sous chef since the place opened.
According to co-owner Peter Mangouranes, the new fall menu of small plates is entirely Zachman’s creation. From his repertoire: root beer glazed pork belly with sunny-side-up egg ($8), chickpea...Read more »
Old Havana is expected to rise again soon. Not in Cuba, of course, but — where else — at the mall.
The fourth branch of Havana Central, a Manhattan-based restaurant chain is set to make its Roosevelt Field debut sometime in late fall, occupying the former Modell's space, near Skinny Pizza. The bi-level space, designed to evoke pre-revolutionary Cuba, will have 1950s artifacts, outdoor dining...Read more »