The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Just opened in East Patchogue is Peppercorn Cafe, which takes over the former home of South Country Inn. The casual restaurant has 14 tables and a full bar.
In charge of the kitchen is Chef Dave Moritz, who cooked at Off Key Tiki in Patchogue and Westhampton Steak House in Westhampton.
While lunch and dinner are now being served, the place will launch a breakfast menu May 22. Moritz's...Read more »
Bareburger, the Queens-based chain that specializes in burgers both sustainable and exotic, opens Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Great Neck. For now, only dinner will be served; lunch should follow in about a week.
Bareburger opened its first location in Astoria in 2009 and, over the next four years, 11 more sprang up in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. The restaurants have a hip, rough-hewn look and...Read more »
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...Read more »
Sumou, a 13-year-old standby for Japanese food in Bay Shore, just opened a Bethpage offshoot, now serving sushi and more in the former digs of Ozumo. Owner Gary Hu said the past six months have been spent in renovation.
On Sumou’s menu: shrimp dumpling soup ($5), crispy duck salad ($11), tuna and avocado pizza ($11), a spider roll ($11), fish teriyaki ($15) and seafood tempura ($16).
Sumou...Read more »
Chadwicks has lost an apostrophe and gained an identity.
Chadwicks American Chop House & Bar is downtown Rockville Centre's newest destination restaurant. It's situated opposite the railroad station and in the mainstream of Long Island dining.
To judge by the weekend crowds, Chadwicks already is well above the radar. Executive chef Art Gustafson, who now owns the restaurant, is doing...Read more »
When the weather warms up, cheese isn’t the first thing you crave. So Ideal Cheese of Huntington is bringing in seasonal reinforcements, in the form of Italian ice. The 10-month-old shop, inside Huntington’s Crushed Olive oil-and-vinegar boutique, is now scooping up cups of Italian ice from the Lemon Ice King of Corona, a Queens institution.
“We only brought in five flavors,” said Ideal’s...Read more »
Villagio, the Long Beach offshoot of a decade-old Whitestone restaurant, is now serving a menu of Italian classics from family recipes.
The restaurant got off to a bumpy start. As owner Dominick Loccisano tells it, he bought the place 10 days before superstorm Sandy hit. “We were flooded and then had to renovate.” The restaurant opened in December.
Along with a roster of brick...Read more »
At The Cuddy, Sag Harbor’s new gastropub, beverage director Derek Nielsen has created a menu of delicious “handcrafted” cocktails to go with chef Gilberto Chico’s refined comfort food. Look for drinks made with fresh juices, artisanal bitters, house-made maraschino cherries and flavored syrups.
The Lucia Margarita ($12), with jalapeno-infused Reposado tequila, has just the right balance of...Read more »
Lumix Hibachi & Sushi Lounge has taken over the Lynbrook space that, for years, housed Pizzeria Uno. Some of Lumix's owners are also partners at Xaga in Merrick and Hewlett.
From the sushi bar come such items as tuna tataki ($10), a yellowtail jalapeño roll ($6), a Sunrise roll fashioned of spicy tuna with tempura flakes and avocado ($12) and a sushi regular combo platter ($18). Kitchen...Read more »
There's spring in the step and on the menu at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport.
New chef Lia Fallon, formerly of Amarelle in Wading River, has fashioned a delicious seasonal menu at the landmark house.
From delectable spring vegetables, fine as a side order or with asta for a genuinely local primavera, to an asparagus-ricotta-and-olive flatbread, lobster-and-shrimp fritters, crisp...Read more »