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Closed in East Meadow: GyroLIcious

Gyrolicious Greek Grill in Jericho on June 2,

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GyroLIcious, a Greek restaurant in East Meadow, has closed.

The space is currently under renovation and transformation, said owner Carie Volonakis, who was reached in Jericho at Gyrolicious Greek Grill, which made its debut last year. and is still up and running.  She went on to say that when the East Meadow site reopens — which she estimates will be within the next month or so — it will...

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Closed in East Meadow: Fuego Picante

Fuego Picante in East Meadow served barbecue and

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Fuego Picante, a Mexican barbecue restaurant on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, is now closed. Having gone through a recent change in chef and menu, it was the most recent in a series of Singh Hospitality Group-owned dining spots to founder in the same space. Its predecessors were Kansas City Smokehouse, RUB BBQ, Long Fin, BeSi, Ruby's Famous BBQ and Louis & Marxx.

The company's president,...

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Muscle Maker Grill open, Sarku closed in East Meadow

Cajun chicken and penne at Muscle Maker Grill

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In East Meadow, a new branch of Muscle Maker Grill has opened, replacing Sarku Asian Express, a food court-style eatery that didn’t make it through its first year.

Muscle Maker is part of a national healthy-eating chain with branches in Amityville, Long Beach, Merrick and Huntington Station. The menu is devoted to lean, protein-based foods, with calories provided for every menu item. To read...

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Sabroso, East Meadow - Dominican dining destination

The empanadas are crisp and flaky at Sabroso

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A recent find you may want to check out is Sabroso, a little Dominican place in East Meadow. Talk about value for the money.

One dinner begins with empanadas ($2 each; 3 for $5) so crisp, flaky and greaseless, it’s hard to believe they came out of a fry basket, not the oven. One is filled with a savory ground beef mixture, another, similarly, with ground chicken, a third with melted cheese....

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Fuego Picante in East Meadow: First bites

Pulled pork-and-chorizo empanadas are served at Fuego Picante

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Fuego Picante, while neither fiery nor spicy for food, does manage to burn up your wallet.

You may effortlessly drop a lot of pesos at the new , casual Mexican "smokehouse & cantina,+" which succeeds a series of short-lived restaurants at this Hempstead Turnpike site.

The latest from the Singh Hospitality Group does offer an abundance of tequilas to fuel the festivities....

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Fuego Picante opens tonight in East Meadow

Mexi-shrimp is one dish on the menu at

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Tonight at 5 p.m., Fuego Picante makes its debut in the East Meadow space that had been a virtual revolving-door for such restaurants as Kansas City Smokehouse, RUB BBQ, Long Fin, BeSi, Ruby's Famous BBQ and Louis & Marxx.

The owner of Fuego Picante, as well as its predecessors, is the Singh Hospitality Group, whose president, Harendra Singh, said he doesn't believe the site could be jinxed....

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Potter's Pub in East Meadow to close Saturday

Potter's Pub, East Meadow: Mike Amitrano, who had

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If you have fond memories of hoisting a Guinness, downing a burger and betting on the races at Potter’s Pub in East Meadow, you have only a short window of time to get  there before the place closes for good this Saturday night.

Mike Amitrano, who has owned the pub for 23 of its 41 years, said that the damage caused by superstorm Sandy proved financially crippling. “I laid out so much...

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Azerbaijan Grill in East Meadow becomes Sufiya's

Jujeh kebab at Azerbaijan Grill, East Meadow

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Azerbaijan Grill in East Meadow is now called Sufiya’s Mediterranean Grill. New ownership; same chef, menu and crew as before.

The original Azerbaijan Grill in Westbury remains under the ownership of Saeid Sheikhlar, who sold the East Meadow restaurant to a family friend, Ali Motamedi, who renamed the restaurant for his newborn daughter.

Sufiya’s Mediterranean Grill is at 2320 Hempstead...

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Taste of Long Island 2013: Benefit on Jan. 28

Lillian Dent, left, and Leisa Dent, partners in

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The Carltun in East Meadow will host this year’s annual Taste of Long Island, a fundraiser to benefit the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect.

More than 40 restaurants, wineries, bakeries and purveyors will be sampling their wares, including The Brass Rail in Locust Valley, Jonathan’s in Garden City Park, L.L. Dent in Carle...

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A Sandy fundraiser, where eating and drinking rule the night

The Grand Ballroom at The Carltun in Eisenhower

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On Monday, Dec. 10, more than 50 Long Island restaurants and vineyards will join forces for a night of wining and dining to benefit the Long Island victims of Superstorm Sandy. The event will be held at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. In addition to wandering from station to station, eating and drinking, there will be silent auctions, raffles, prizes and live...

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