The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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The new Bangkok Pavilion in Kings Park, which took over the former digs of Sarin Thai (a short-lived spinoff of the still-open Greenvale original) offered a serene setting for a recent dinner. Polished wood floors and lovely upholstered chairs were elegant touches. Only one problem: large platters and small tables made for crowding, especially when dishes were shared.
Highlights of the meal...Read more »
'Top Chef’s' Tom Colicchio will be on hand on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. when Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington holds a fundraiser for Island Harvest (a Long Island food bank) with a screening of the film “A Place at the Table.” The documentary examines childhood hunger in America and features insights from Colicchio, a food activist, as well as from such other notables as actor Jeff Bridges and nutritionist...Read more »
Kumo Sushi Hibachi & Lounge, an offshoot of Kumo Sushi in Plainview, enters the busy Bay Shore Japanese restaurant scene, with both Aji 53 and Mitsui Japanese Restaurant just steps away. What differentiates this place from the Plainview original is the presence of six hibachi tables. And there’s also separate seating for 100, said manager Louis Lin.
Hibachi entrees, which come with clear...Read more »
Red Tiger Dumpling House, reviewed in this week's Cheap Eats column, gives Long Islanders “reason to put Stony Brook into their GPS.” The simply appointed spot specializes in the Shanghai delicacy known as soup buns, along with an array of other dumplings and dishes from Shanghai, Beijing and points north. It gets a two and a half star rating.
And Peter Gianotti revisits City Cellar in Westbury...Read more »
A recent midday visit to the new Muscle Maker Grill in Huntington Station brought to mind the old Weather Girls song: “It’s Raining Men.” For, other than myself, there was not a female diner to be found in Long Island’s newest branch of a national healthy eating chain with other Long Island branches in Amityville, Long Beach and Merrick.
The order-at-the-counter spot is all about lean protein-based...Read more »
Sweet Tomato Brick Oven Pizza & Grill just made its debut in the St. James space that last housed Attilio’s Grill (but is perhaps best known for hosting the former Bella Vita City Grill). The new eatery offers brick-oven pizza and an Italian repertoire. Co-owner Allison Clusel said that, for now, former Attilio's owner Sam Mancini is the chef.
The gas-fired brick oven...Read more »
The gourmet food truck from The North Fork Table & Inn in Southold will be making Friday stops in November at the tasting room of McCall Wines in Cutchogue.
The weekly appearances of the truck from the four-star restaurant are slated from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Expect some of McCall's own beef burgers to be included on the menu. McCall has been raising Charolais...Read more »
Now blooming in Farmingdale: The Wild Rose Bar & Grill, newly opened in the freestanding building that last housed the short-lived Hudson House. Unlike its predecessor, which had its access blocked by months of roadwork, this place just north of Republic Airport on New Highway is easily reachable.
It's also outfitted with a full bar and shares ownership with the Rosewood Inn in Melville....Read more »
Orto, the country Italian restaurant in Miller Place, will be uncorking Nino Negri wines at a tasting dinner on Nov. 21.
The cost per person is $76, plus tax and gratuity.
Chef Eric Lomando also runs Kitchen A Trattoria and Kitchen A Bistro in St. James.
He plans to prepare house-smoked brook trout with celery-and-fennel salad; calamari risotto with red wine sauce; fingerling potato...Read more »
Long Island Restaurant Week is a time eagerly anticipated by epicures looking to stretch their dining dollars. This year, it runs from Sunday, Nov. 3, to the following Sunday, Nov. 10. During that period, a three-course meal will go for $27.95 a person at about 175 dining spots, most offering it every night except Saturday, when it will run only until 7 p.m.
You might want to use the opportunity...Read more »