The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
When MoCA Asian Bistro opened in Hewlett in 2007, Asian fusion was an up-and-coming trend. It delighted and intrigued Long Islanders with its greatest-hits approach to Asian cooking: Chinese dumplings, Japanese sushi, Thai noodle dishes, plenty of mango sauce and assorted things on skewers.
Seven years later, Asian Fusion shows no sign of letting up, and it's increasingly difficult to get...Read more »
You can get a head start on St. Patrick's Day celebrations at an Irish-whiskey themed dinner set for March 12 at Vitae in Huntington.
Irish-whiskey expert Sean Brown will be the guest speaker.
Chef Keith Davidson's pairings include Paddy's Whiskey with black-pepper shrimp; Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel with smoked pork tenderloin; Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve with...Read more »
Long Beach has bid farewell, adieu, adios and addio to Duke Falcon’s Global Grill, a place that’s been a fixture on East Park Avenue since 1997.
When it opened, a legend printed on the back of its international menu alluded to Duke Falcon — a fictional character — as the world-wandering lover of somebody's Aunt Angelica, a man in a brown fedora who sent his sweetheart all sorts of travel...Read more »
A “popular steak and seafood restaurant” in Glen Head is seeking a sous chef. The ad on Craigslist’s Long Island food-and-beverage job board began predictably enough: “If you have held position of sous chef or are a seasoned line cook who is ready to step into that role, we want to speak to you.”
And what skills should the candidate have? “Candidates should have strong cooking skills, be able...Read more »
The flavors are still singular at Lola, Great Neck’s Asian-tinged sophisticate. But the format has come down to earth a bit. Earlier this year chef-owner Michael Ginor’s 3½-star restaurant switched from an all-small-plates menu to a more conventional one featuring appetizers and main courses.
Chef de cuisine Kwaku Boah said that the change was prompted by regular requests from dinner guests...Read more »
When Ward Melville thought about Stony Brook, the businessman and landowner envisioned New England south. It has that quality and a lot more -- including some dining destinations. Here are five.
MIRABELLE RESTAURANT AND TAVERN, 150 Main St. (Three Village Inn), 631-751-0555
Now you can enjoy the restaurant menu in the more casual tavern too. Guy Reuge's farm-to-table menu changes regularly....Read more »
Half-price discounts on some major bottles highlight the "winter wine tour" at Prime in Huntington and Tellers: An American Chophouse in Islip from March 11 to 16.
The restaurants also will offer a $50 prix fixe menu during the vinous week.
The Prime menu includes main dishes such as filet mignon, Scottish salmon, pan-roasted chicken and pan-seared Long Island duck breast. At Tellers,...Read more »
This Saturday, Huntington’s 2-month-old gluten-free market, Eat Good, will be celebrating its grand opening. The store launched with one of Long Island’s best selections of gluten-free groceries. Two months in, owner Jennifer Keschner has added more grab-and-go fare, more freshly baked pastries, more paleo-friendly items.
Stop by and sample the merchandise, enter raffles for gift certificates...Read more »
The reborn Painters' is putting on an exhibition in Brookhaven hamlet.Yes, the dining room is loaded with paintings. But the real splashes of color now are on the plate, too, courtesy of chef Luis Marin.
This truly is a something-for-everyone kitchen. Enjoy a steamed bun with shrimp and slaw, nibble on a grilled pizza, dive into a salad; try fried chicken or arroz con pollo, sesame-crusted...Read more »
A recent dinner at Massa’s Coal-Fired Brick Oven Pizzeria in Huntington proved a mixed experience, in terms of food and service.
The eatery, which occupies the former home of Guido’s, faces onto a municipal parking lot. Whenever the door opened, a cold wind rushed in, making for a shivery experience at a front table. While our server was pleasant and earnest, she was hard-pressed with way...Read more »