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BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
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...Read more »
A recent lunch at Ko Gu Ryo, a new Korean restaurant in Commack, proved enjoyable. For starters, there was a gratis banchan, or assortment of Korean pickled vegetables, that included spinach, radishes, beans, the ubiquitous kimchee (cabbage) and more. Flavors were forthright but not harsh, as so often can be the case.
Lunchboxes (the Korean version of the Japanese bento box) included bulgogi,...Read more »
Only four more weeks for the indoor G&G Huntington winter farmers market. This Sunday, Heirloom Vegan Eatery from Williamsburg, Brooklyn will be serving a selection of their entirely meat-free specialties, among them vegan gyros and souvlaki, pulled “pork” sandwiches, kale chips and Tater Tots. Sandwiches are $8, sides are $3, combos for $10.
Also on the docket: Imperial Empanadas, a maple...Read more »
Brewery Ommegang's exceptional suds will highlight a six-course, beer-tasting dinner on Tuesday at three-star Roots Bistro Gourmand in West Islip.
The cost is $75 per person, plus tax and tip. The April 9 dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
The menu from chefs Philippe Corbet and James Orlandi includes crisp pork belly and oysters paired with Ommegang's Belgian-style pale ale; marinated and caramelized...Read more »
In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti reviews the reborn Le Soir in Bayport. The French restaurant was devastated by fire last summer and has now reopened with a brighter, more contemporary decor. What hasn’t changed is the kitchen’s commitment to classic, hearty cuisine Française.
Joan Reminick visits the newest branch of Wild Fig in Roslyn. The three existing branches of the Turkish-Mediterranean...Read more »
John Brill has taken over as executive chef at Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill in Oyster Bay. Over the past decade or so, Brill has cooked at a number of Long Island restaurants, among them Red Fish in Plainview, the former 105 Harbor in Cold Spring Harbor, Four Food Studio in Melville and Blue Lagoon in West Babylon.
When asked to name some signature items, Brill said he likes to get...Read more »
Any beer lover on Long Island must know about Hoptron Brewtique.
This ode to craft beers is a destination for the brewmaniac as well as the casual drinker. It offers a terrific selection of brews on tap, in the bottle and the can. Home brewers can come here for their supplies. And devotees of Bud Light, Coors Light or Miller 64 will find some flavor.
Sixteen beers are on tap, including...Read more »
Amigo's, the Port Washington Mexican restaurant that occupied 52 Main St. since 1982, has closed. Harding Real Estate, which manages the building, confirmed that the restaurant and its fixtures had been sold to a new owner. ...Read more »
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 »
Tang Asian Fusion is a small but attractive new Copiague spot offering takeout and delivery as well as table service. Like most Long Island Asian fusion spots, it has a sushi bar.
The high point of an initial visit was a main course-sized bowl of Chinese egg noodle soup with roast pork and shrimp dumplings ($8.95) — so hearty and satisfying. While a Thai red curry with chicken ($9.95) fell...Read more »