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There’s this friend of mine with whom I have the worst restaurant luck. North Shore or South Shore, Suffolk or Nassau, Italian or Japanese — we never seem to have a good meal. Last night I took her to Sapsuckers in Huntington, and I’m happy to report that the spell — or at least the streak — is broken.
Sapsuckers Hops & Grub is what I call a going concern. Not only is it crowded (almost...Read more »
Two Huntington establishments, Bin 56 wine bar and Ideal Cheese shop, are pairing up for a wine-cheese pairing that goes far beyond California chardonnay and mass-produced Brie. On Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m., Bin 56, which specializes in unusual wines from unexpected locales, will host the event.
Shinn Estate “Haven” 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion (North Fork, Long Island) Bucheron — France...Read more »
Italian wines highlight a tasting dinner next Tuesday at Vitae in Huntington
The April 9 event starts at 7 p.m. Cost: $70 per person, plus tax and tip. Reservations are required.
Wine consultant Maureen Sossi, of Empire Wines, will be the guest speaker.
Chef Steven Del Lima's four-course dinner includes scallop escabeche with preserved lemon, cilantro-peach relish and salted lemon...Read more »
Live Island Cafe, which specialized in raw foods, has closed. The little Huntington takeout, secreted away in a small strip mall outside of the village, served the raw vegan cuisine of chef-owner Okima Wilcox-Hitt.
What I really liked there was a salad made with beet greens, collard greens, rainbow chard, baby Heirloom tomatoes, kale and asparagus. A faux tuna salad was interesting, but it...Read more »
Coming to Walt Whitman Shops later this year are three new eateries: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Brio Tuscan Grille and Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar.
P.F. Chang’s, which serves a corporate version of Chinese cuisine, has a branch in Westbury, so it’s already a known quantity to most Long Islanders. Zinburger, a casual full-serve restaurant featuring imaginatively composed burgers with wine...Read more »
Gimme 2 Sandwiches & Salads, located across from Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station, has closed. The little building previously housed Greek Captain and, before that, Starbucks.
While Gimme 2 was small and modest in appearance, its sandwiches — most memorably the Cuban and the Reuben — delivered a lot of flavor for very little money....Read more »
Four Long Island restaurants are cited on Open Table's 2013 listing of the country's "hot spot" places to dine.
Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon, Honu Kitchen & Cocktails in Huntington, Hendrick's Tavern in Roslyn, and Toku Modern Asian in Manhasset were listed. The list highlights "hip (new) restaurants, celebrity chefs and avant-garde restaurateurs."
Monsoon...Read more »
When Two Blondes and a Stove morphed into BlonDee’s Bistro & Bar, owner Dena Fenza and executive chef Michael Hansen added a dinner menu of small plates to the breakfast and lunch options.
On a recent night, I stopped in for dinner. Having had breakfast and lunch there before, my expectations were generally high.
And generally unmet. Kobe beef sliders, requested rare, were cooked...Read more »
As the countdown to St. Patrick's Day speeds up, Vitae restaurant and wine bar in Huntington hosts an Irish whiskey tasting and dinner tonight highlighting Jameson.
The cost: $45 plus tax and tip for the four-course production. Reservations are requested. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.
Pairings include a frisee, pear, Gorgonzola and toasted walnut salad with Jameson Special Reserve 12 Years...Read more »
Midway through this nor'easter slopfest, my mind is going south. So, my appetite might as well join in. After all, how much more footage of snow plows can you take?
Here are three ways to get around the forecast.
Perfecto Mundo in Commack should reel you in with roasted corn-and-lobster chowder, the coriander-crusted pork tenderloin with spicy coconut broth, and the seafood paella.
Paella...Read more »