The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
Seviche is a refreshing cure when the day is hot and the grill hotter.
Seviche, or ceviche, is fresh, uncooked fish that has been marinated with citrus juice, usually lime or lemon, changing texture and taste. The Incas used the technique to preserve fish, also adding salt and spice.
Today, cebicherias abound, from Lima to New York City. And seviche is getting splashy on Long Island,...Read more »
Los Andes, a Deer Park Peruvian restaurant, has spawned a new Patchogue branch. The new eatery occupies the diner-like space that last hosted Stop 275.
The menu is identical at both locations. Having eaten at the Deer Park place, I can only look forward to once again having the seviche de pescado ($12.50) made with generous cuts of white fish “cooked” by its citrus marinade. Also eagerly anticipated:...Read more »
Just opened in East Patchogue is Peppercorn Cafe, which takes over the former home of South Country Inn. The casual restaurant has 14 tables and a full bar.
In charge of the kitchen is Chef Dave Moritz, who cooked at Off Key Tiki in Patchogue and Westhampton Steak House in Westhampton.
While lunch and dinner are now being served, the place will launch a breakfast menu May 22. Moritz's...Read more »
It's young talent on stage Sunday at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Twenty-six children, 8 to 18 years old, are scheduled to participate in the variety show for cash prizes.
The production goes on at 7 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 71 E. Main St. Admission is $9 to $25. For additional information: 631-207-1313; patchoguetheatre.com
While you're in the neighborhood, you...Read more »
David Bustamente, chef-owner of the Colombian Gallo Restaurant in Patchogue, decided that today would be the day to throw open the restaurant's front wall of French doors, creating an al fresco experience inside. He snapped the photo you see.
Chances are that, on this embracingly warm evening tonight, you may be able to find a sidewalk or patio table at a restaurant near you.
Gallo...Read more »
Any beer lover on Long Island must know about Hoptron Brewtique.
This ode to craft beers is a destination for the brewmaniac as well as the casual drinker. It offers a terrific selection of brews on tap, in the bottle and the can. Home brewers can come here for their supplies. And devotees of Bud Light, Coors Light or Miller 64 will find some flavor.
Sixteen beers are on tap, including...Read more »
As the season of renewal and transformation begins, look for a restaurant to refresh your appetite. Here are three that definitely do that.
Chachama Grill in East Patchogue is situated in a shopping center on Montauk Highway, Find it to enjoy baby beet salad with red onion, shrimp seviche with cilantro and poblano peppers, dry sea scallops with spaghetti squash and mushrooms, rack of pork...Read more »
Many beers will be hoisted this weekend, and they won't be only Guinness and Harp. Here are three places where you can celebrate with a brew and more.
There's an exceptional selection of Belgian brews at Waterzooi, where the food is a good match. It's buoyant, festive, right with a group. Tasty dishes include onion soup; mussels with fries and mayo; carbonnade a la flamande or beef stew with...Read more »
Joan Reminick reviews Ruby Asian Fusion, which takes over the Woodbury Common spot formerly occupied by Asian Bistro Next Door. “Sometimes, it feels as though a new Asian fusion restaurant is born hourly on Long Island,” she writes, but Ruby “sets itself apart by virtue of the care and skill shown in both food and service.”
Lauren Chattman visits PeraBell, the Patchogue restaurant which recently...Read more »
Matthew Birnstill, a chef whose credentials include 1770 House in East Hampton and the former Red Dish in Commack, just took over the kitchen at Public House 49 in Patchogue. The gastropub has seen its share of kitchen changes since it first opened in 2009. In fact, Birnstill is the first full-time executive chef the restaurant has had in almost two years.
At the moment, Birnstill said, the...Read more »