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For around 30 years, summer in Island Park had been defined by the vibrant waterside scene at Paddy McGee’s. For now, at least, the party’s over. Slammed by superstorm Sandy, the seafood restaurant and bar is not reopening. Nor is its next door sibling spot, Coyote Mexicano.
“I’m still waiting to get insurance issues resolved,” said John Vitale, who owns both restaurants. “Paddy McGee’s...Read more »
Whole grilled fish, it’s the hip, cool, Mediterranean way to go. But last night I took a stroll down memory lane with a whole, deep-fried fluke at Artie’s South Shore Fish & Grill in Island Park.
It’s hard to imagine any cooking method that wouldn’t succeed with Artie’s fluke ($26): Proprietor Artie Hoerning caught them himself the day before. My dad went the heart-healthy route (possibly...Read more »
Artie’s South Shore Fish & Grill is half fish market, half fish restaurant, and all Long Island, a perfect expression of the maritime culture of Nassau’s South Shore.
It was a tough fall for owner Artie Hoerning. Superstorm Sandy left his establishment with about 30 inches of water; all the cooking equipment had to be replaced. He reopened after six weeks, and yesterday I stopped by for...Read more »
M’s is the name of the newest restaurant to occupy the former Stone Turtle digs, a free-standing building that's hosted a string of short-lived eateries. With the aim of being the keeper, the place made its debut right after Superstorm Sandy. Despite losing power and much of its equipment, the restaurant managed to crank out a basic menu for its first month. According to owner John Manzo, there...Read more »
When pals Damian Walsh, Kevin Donnelly and Paul Monzon joined forces to open a cheesesteak spot, they searched high and low for a cow statue for their roof. After connecting with the proper bovine in Southampton, they brought it back to Island Park and hoisted it on high. “We wanted to be a landmark,” Walsh said.
The new Ribeye Bros. Cheesesteaks is also the culmination of culinary research...Read more »
It had been way too long since I’d last eaten at Artie’s South Shore Fish & Grill, the Island Park fish market/fish house whose owner, Artie Hoernig, nets some of what he sells and serves. Hoernig first launched the market in 1974, adding the restaurant in 1999.
A recent lunch for two began with a fresh, generous tuna tartare ($9.95), cubes of just-cut raw tuna in a Vidalia onion...Read more »
The Stone Turtle in Island Park is out of the race, closing a little more than a year after its debut.
The eclectic eatery garnered a single star from Newsday critic Peter Gianotti, who described it as “chef Gregory Baumel’s stylish spin on the gastro-pub theme.” Dishes that elicited praise: a “standout” buttery-crusted turkey potpie, a “juicy and tangy”...Read more »