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Open in Merrick: Anchor Down

At Anchor Down Seafood Bar & Grill in

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Stephen Rosenbluth has spent his career cooking at big, corporate restaurants — he ran kitchens at Legal Seafoods in Roosevelt Field and Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse and Naples 45 in Manhattan. Now the 36-year-old chef has opened his own little “New American seafood house” near the water in Merrick, Anchor Down.

Rosenbluth’s menu features seafood classics such as a daily selection of raw oysters,...

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Greenport Harbor beer-pairing dinner at Mirabelle in Stony Brook

Mirabelle restaurant is located in the Three Village

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Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. beers will be poured alongside Mirabelle Restaurant and Tavern food at a July 24 dinner hosted by the Stony Brook restaurant.

The cost of the three-course beer-pairing dinner is $50 per person plus tax and tip. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.

The expected menu at the farm-to-table restaurant includes local striped bass with corn puree and pickled melon and minted...

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Half-pint chef sells half-baked pizzas in Southampton

Thirteen-year-old Andy Mosolino makes "take-and-bake" pizzas at The

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Plenty of 13-year-old boys love pizza. Ordering and eating it, that is. But Andy Mosolino decided he’d rather make and market it.

Mosolino's partially cooked “take-n-bake” pies are sold at The Deli Counter Fine Foods in Southampton (which is owned by his father, Michael Mosolino) as well as at such East End venues as Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead and Sir Ivan’s Castle in Water Mill.

The...

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Summer specials at Jedediah Hawkins in Jamesport

The Jedediah Hawkins Inn and Restaurant in Jamesport.

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July is busting out all over at Jedediah Hawkins Inn. Craig Attwood, who took over the kitchen earlier this year from Richard Kanowsky, is making good use of the Jamesport inn’s lovely grounds.

On Thursday nights, Attwood serves barbecued chicken, pork ribs, corn and cornbread starting at 5 p.m. ($28). And an old fire truck is on hand to dispense craft beer from Riverhead’s Crooked Ladder...

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Open in Hicksville: Kwality Indian & Chinese Cuisine

Shrimp in hot garlic sauce is among the

Kwality Indian & Chinese Cuisine is serving up tandoori chicken and Szechuan shrimp in the Hicksville space last occupied by Royal Bukhara Grill.

Here, the menu covers a range of Northern Indian and Indian-Chinese dishes. On the Indian side, you'll find chicken tikka ($14.95), palak paneer (or spinach with cheese; $10.95) and lamb biryani ($12.95). Among Chinese items: crispy lotus ($11.95),...

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Closed in Seaford: The Phoenix

The Phoenix served seared scallops on a small

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The Phoenix in Seaford has closed. The restaurant, decorated in stark red and black, was named for a mythical bird that cyclically dies and is reborn from its own ashes.

Indeed, the place started life as a fireball, earning a three-star review in 2012 for its inventive repertoire dominated by small plates. Although subsequent chef changes and inconsistencies resulted in a fall from glory,...

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Open in Southampton: Saaz

The dining room at Saaz restaurant in Southampton,

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The aromas and flavors of India are inviting you to Southampton.

Saaz, an Indian restaurant and the offspring of The Curry Club in East Setauket, arrived earlier this week on County Road 39, at the quick-turning address most recently occupied by Spiro's.

The new restaurant features a $15 lunch buffet. On weekends, it's $16. At dinner, you'll find an array of curries, from plain to fired-up...

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Closed in St. James: The New York Stuffed Cone Co.

The stuffings, from sprinkles to peanut butter cups,

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One of Long Island’s most imaginative ice-cream parlors has closed. The New York Stuffed Cone Co. in St. James was dedicated to owner Dave Saracino’s vision of a world of ice cream cones not just topped with sprinkles—or nuts or bits of candy—but where the toppings were layered along with the ice cream right inside the cone.

Apparently it was a vision too beautiful to live. The shop closed...

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Wine-chocolate pairing at Chip’n Dipped, Huntington

Chip 'n Dipped sells a variety of chocolates,

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On July 20, Chip ’n Dipped, the Huntington Village bakery-chocolatier-coffee shop, will be serving up beverages a wee bit stronger than coffee. Owner Peter Goldfarb has cooked up a chocolate and wine tasting event, pairing his own handmade chocolates with North Fork wines from Martha Clara Vineyards (sauvignon blanc, riesling, Northville Red), Duckwalk Vineyards (Blueberry Port, Windmill White and...

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Open in St. James: Azafrán Colombian Restaurant

Azafran Colombian Restaurant is a new addition to

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The rotisseries are spinning at the new Azafrán Colombian Restaurant, which recently opened in the St. James strip mall space that’s hosted a string of predecessors — the short-lived Sweet Tomato Brick Oven Pizza & Grill and almost-as-fleeting Attilio’s Grill; before that was the long-standing Bella Vita City Grill.

Chef-owner Israel Bustos previously cooked at Pollos Mario in Queens....

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