The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
Once I knew that Buoy One was up and running in Huntington Village, it was just a matter of figuring out how soon I could stop in for a doubleheader of fried clams and steamers. I rarely drive by the fish restaurant’s first location, on Route 25 in Riverhead, without braking for a clam fix, and, as of Thursday, those clams had moved much closer to my office in Melville. Friday, I pounced.
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When the weather warms up, cheese isn’t the first thing you crave. So Ideal Cheese of Huntington is bringing in seasonal reinforcements, in the form of Italian ice. The 10-month-old shop, inside Huntington’s Crushed Olive oil-and-vinegar boutique, is now scooping up cups of Italian ice from the Lemon Ice King of Corona, a Queens institution.
“We only brought in five flavors,” said Ideal’s...Read more »
Daisho of Japan is no longer serving yakitori and ramen in the heart of Huntington. No sushi either. Or anything else. The restaurant has closed, as has the Huntington village branch of Dragon Gate, which had offered Chinese takeout from an entrance around the corner.
When Daisho opened last fall, its yakitori was exceptional, as was its soul-warming ramen soup. The restaurant garnered a two...Read more »
Doppio Artisan Bistro brings a very good, casual Italian restaurant to downtown Huntington.
You could ask whether the restaurant hub needs another one, but Doppio does carve its own welcome niche.
It's the offspring of a similar restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut. The new branch sends out tasty pizzas and pastas, plus panini, salads and a few savory main courses with meat or seafood.
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Sip Tea Lounge, the new tea shop/salon in Huntington, is holding an introduction-to-tea class on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nicole Basso, the shop’s owner, will expound on the history of tea, the five main types (green, black, white, oolong and pu-erh), where it is grown and how it is processed. Tea will be served.
The cost is $25 per person. Registration is required.
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Besito in Huntington and Roslyn celebrates Cinco de Mayo this year with a special cocktail, appetizer and giveaways.
New to the menu for May 5: lobster queso fundido finished with chipotle and poblano peppers ($14). The cocktail is a Patron Platinum Margarita with Cointreau ($22).
Guests also may enter for two giveaways: a gift basket from the restaurant and Patron; and dinner for six...Read more »
Three of Long Island's 17 La Bottega franchises have gone independent, each changing its name but keeping most of the grill-pressed sandwiches and salads from before. On the menu, some dishes have also had name changes.
In Huntington, the former La Bottega is now called New York Panini. Owner Joe Quirke said what used to be called the Susan salad, made with breaded chicken cutlets, hot peppers...Read more »
Brinner is now being served at Toast and Co. in Huntington.
In case you're unfamiliar with the term, it means breakfast for dinner. The unconventional meal is being offered from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday by chef Darren Calica who, a couple of years back, did a brief dinner stint at this casual breakfast and lunch spot.
On Calica’s new menu are omelet “stuffers,” thin crepe-like...Read more »
New to Huntington is Doppio Artisan Bistro, the Long Island branch of a Greenwich, Connecticut pizzeria-gelateria-trattoria. Executive chef Louis Barresi, who co-owns both restaurants with his brother, Joseph, launched the Huntington place with a third partner,Thomas Pescuma, who recently moved to the area.
Barresi said he learned to make pizza in Italy from a bread maker cousin in Altamura,...Read more »
Only four more weeks for the indoor G&G Huntington winter farmers market. This Sunday, Heirloom Vegan Eatery from Williamsburg, Brooklyn will be serving a selection of their entirely meat-free specialties, among them vegan gyros and souvlaki, pulled “pork” sandwiches, kale chips and Tater Tots. Sandwiches are $8, sides are $3, combos for $10.
Also on the docket: Imperial Empanadas, a maple...Read more »