The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Downtown restaurants in Port Washington were open Wednesday after a fatal explosion and fire at a nearby residence Tuesday night..
The blast, which occurred about 9 p.m. Tuesday, was felt a mile away. One person died. Five firefighters were injured. Read about the fire here.
Main Street restaurants were not damaged by either the explosion or the fire. One of the major eateries, Louie's...Read more »
Mekan Gyro & Grill in Medford has closed.
It was food, not ambience, that garnered the little Turkish counter-serve cafe a two and half star rating in 2013. The place was included in last year’s Top 10 roundup and featured as one of Newsday's Top 100 Restaurants this summer as well.
Credit such dishes as chef Sebastian Kurun’s stellar house-made gyro and knockout pide, a flaky boat-shaped...Read more »
Yet another Asian-fusion restaurant joins the burgeoning scene on Long Island. Anzai Asian, newly opened in East Meadow, offers an extensive sushi bar menu, along with Japanese and Asian fusion items from the kitchen.
A glance at the menu reveals such dishes as spicy rock shrimp ($7), sushi pizza ($12), spider roll ($8), fancy lobster roll ($14), chirashi ($18), Thai chicken curry ($12), Mongolian...Read more »
Down Dog Alimentari, a small specialty deli, has opened in @250, the complex in Roslyn Heights that houses Soul Cycle and The Bar Method gyms, Truth + Beauty luxury spa and Thea gift shop. The shop takes over the space that was, until last week, Organic Avenue juice bar.
Organic Avenue sold cold-pressed juices and raw-food cleansing programs. Down Dog has a decidedly less Spartan lineup of...Read more »
All-you-can-eat dining is the big draw at the aptly named All U Can Eat in Lake Ronkonkoma, which takes over the former digs of Mermaid Asian Bistro & Bar. The newly renovated dining spot is an offshoot of Masago Neo Japanese Cuisine in Great Neck and offers the same menu as well as table service.
As manager Johnny Leung explains it, $17.99 (cash or credit card) gets you the option to...Read more »
The moonstone, which symbolizes everything from passion and vision to healing and luck, now signifies something even better: very good Chinese food in Great Neck.
Sleek and handsome, Moonstone transforms the Northern Boulevard space close to the Nassau-Queens border long-occupied by Harvest Buffet. More important, the restaurant brings back a taste that has been missing for decades.
The...Read more »
Where do you go for a quick and healthy lunch in Riverhead if you’ve got a vegetarian in your party?
The answer I came up with, one weekend afternoon, was Turkuaz Grill, a pretty little place with seating both indoors and outside, plus a view of the Peconic River. This turned out to be an ideal choice.
To start: a resonant, comforting bowl of red lentil soup. This was followed by a platter...Read more »
Since it opened in January 2010, Noah’s in Greenport has established itself as one of the North Fork’s most dependable spots for fine dining. This summer, chef-owner Noah Schwartz deputized his brother, Justin, to take the show on the road.
Justin found a 1964 Airstream Land Yacht Safari Edition trailer, outfitted it with a griddle and refrigeration and, in early July, Noah’s on the Road took...Read more »
Cafe Buenos Aires, the three-star restaurant in downtown Huntington, was open Monday, following a fire that started nearby early Sunday.
Fire officials said Sunday that the blaze apparently started in garbage in a space between two buildings on Wall Street. There was damage in the basement of the restaurant, the officials said.
Cafe Buenos Aires, which specializes in tapas and the cuisine...Read more »
George Martin's Grillfire in Syosset turns on the burners Monday night.
The latest Grillfire succeeds Mim's at the Berry Hill Road location. Its American menu, with steakhouse mainstays, is similar but not exactly like those at the Grillfire branches in Merrick and Rockville Centre.
Expect grilled fish tacos ($12), buttermilk fried chicken wings ($10), chopped salad ($10, $15); ...Read more »