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Duck tortilla takeover on Asian dining scene

The duck tortilla, bringing to mind Peking duck,

(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Not long ago, at  Show Win in Northport, I noticed — and ordered — a duck tortilla roll from a menu insert of dinner specials. The crisp and alluring little cylinders ($8), made with duck, scallions, hoisin sauce and flour tortillas, are fried and then cut on the bias. They bring to mind a much costlier, more complex dish: Peking duck. Yet this was far from the first time I’ve encountered...

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Kelli's of Nesconset: New for sports and wings

Photo from the Facebook page for the new

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Kelli’s Grille & Wing House takes over the freestanding brick building that used to house Foster’s Grille. It seems to have been born for watching big games. As owner Joe Crennan tells it, there are 25 flat screen TVs playing virtually every sporting event televised, including pay-per-views. Individual TV screens in booths can be tuned to kids’ shows on request. The Kelli for which the place...

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This week's restaurant reviews

Tuna 4 Ways, chopped tuna served on spoons

(Credit: Randee Daddona)

What is special at Kushi Japanese Fusion restaurant in Nesconset, says Joan Reminick, is the sushi, the rolls and the mixed seafood yaki udon. Plus, the warm and welcoming service. She gives the restaurant two and a half stars. Peter M. Gianotti says that veteran eatery Jonathan's Ristorante in Huntington ranks among the top five or six places to dine in town. He cites Chef Tito Onofre's saute...

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Kushi brings sushi to Nesconset

Night time shot of the new Kushi Japanese

(Credit: Newsday Joan Reminick)

Kushi Japanese Fusion takes over the diminutive Nesconset strip mall space that used to house Kazu. The place is actually the offshoot of another Long Island Japanese restaurant, Onsen Sushi in Oakdale. Both restaurants are owned by brothers-in-law Jason Chen and Eric Wu. Chen, whose effusive personality and raw fish skills won him a loyal following in Oakdale, remains behind the sushi bar there....

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