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George's Place opens in Hicksville

George's Place serves a Greek-American menu in Hicksville.

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New to Hicksville is George’s Place, a casual counter-serve eatery serving Greek and American specialties. Chef-owner George Mirmigos said he makes just about everything from scratch — including hand-cut fries. The only exception, he said, is the gyro, which is commercially made.

On the menu: a horiatiki salad of tomato, onion, cucumbers feta and olives ($9.95), a cheeseburger ($5.50), a ...

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Southeast Asian street food at West East in Hicksville

After five years of lighting up a dim

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Dining out in Hicksville turns a bit more exotic Thursday night.

A tasting of southeast Asian street food highlights dining at West East All Natural Bar & Bistro in Hicksville.

The five-course tasting starts at 7 p.m Cost: $49 per person, plus tax and a 20 percent tip.

Dishes include Berkshire pork spare-rib soup, accompanied by Singha Thai lager; chicken rice, with Tsingtao...

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South Indian newcomer spices up Hicksville

Taste of Madras, a Southern Indian restaurant, had

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Just added to the intriguing mix of Indian restaurants in Hicksville is Taste of Madras, serving a menu of Southern Indian specialties. The restaurant takes over the former Curry Club space.

Owner Raj Ram, who hails from Chennai, named some dishes you probably won’t find at most local restaurants. Under the menu heading of “extreme South Indian delicacy” are aapam, fluffy pancakes with egg...

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Weekend picks: Earth Day prep

The health-minded Tiger Lily Cafe in Port Jefferson

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Get a head start on Earth Day celebrations. Here are three distinctive spots for some healthy fare that also tastes very good, whether you're a devout vegetarian or not.

Tiger Lily Cafe in Port Jefferson offers satisfying wraps, sandwiches, salads and soup to go with its smoothies and juices. If you're looking for a peanut butter-and-banana wrap or house-made falafel, this is your destination.

House...

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Millennium Chicken III, Hicksville: First bites

The aguadito -- chicken cilantro soup -- at

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Big, bright and family-friendly: that was my take on the new Millennium Chicken III in Hicksville on a recent evening. The place is an offshoot of a Valley Stream Peruvian eatery with a branch in Elmont.

The night I went, a couple of large family parties were in progress. Still, that didn’t get in the way of dinner, which got off to a rousing start with a small bowl of aguadito ($3.50), a...

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Curry Club closes in Hicksville

Chooza kebab, tender chunks of dark-meat chicken, was

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Curry Club has left the Hicksville restaurant scene. The offshoot of the long-standing East Setauket Indian restaurant opened in 2011 and didn’t make its second anniversary.

The place earned two and a half stars in a Newsday review in 2011 for such dishes as chooza kebab —  marinated grilled dark meat chicken with onions and peppers — as well as an electrifying lamb Vindaloo and rich...

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Millennium Chicken III lands in Hicksville

Rotisserie chicken and fries at a new Peruvian

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Millennium Chicken, a Peruvian restaurant based in Valley Stream with an offshoot in Elmont, just opened its third location, this one in Hicksville. Owner Nury Burbon said the place has seating for 145, a full bar and table service.

On the menu: a whole rotisserie-roasted chicken with rice and beans or fries and a salad ($13); chaufa de pollo, or chicken fried rice ($12); and arroz con camarones,...

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Alligator, kangaroo, wild boar at Hicksville's West East

Jay Jadeja will be cooking an Asian wild

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This week, Friday is game night at the new West East All Natural Bistro & Bar in Hicksville, the reincarnation of West East Bistro.

West East's five-course dinner includes alligator tail stir fry with crawfish tails, sweet chiles and Thai basil-tomato foam; Sichuan-inspired wild boar stew; marinated and grilled kangaroo medallions; "Cantonese"-style roast goose; and "mango...

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Ikea horse meat scandal doesn't hit Hicksville

At Ikea in Hicksville, Swedish meatballs are still

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News broke Monday that Ikea’s iconic Swedish meatballs had been corralled into the widening tainted horse meat scandal that has cast an icky pall over Europe. The Czech government found horse meat in packs of frozen meatballs made in Sweden, and the retailer responded by recalling the meatballs, labeled as beef and pork, in 13 countries across the continent.

The meatballs are sold frozen in...

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West East, Hicksville: First bites

Pacific halibut is served at the West End

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The new name is a mouthful: West East All Natural Bistro & Bar. But so's the food.

This is the heir to an old favorite, West East Bistro. Now, it's a partnership between Danny Wu and new executive chef Jay Jadeja.

Their venture specializes in hormone- and antiobiotic-free poultry and pork; and grass-fed beef from Painted Hill Farms.

Those are all good things, as is the softer...

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