Long Island restaurants: new reviews

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A vegan trio of oyster mushroom

A vegan trio of oyster mushroom "calamari," fried chicken drumsticks and tofu crabcakes at 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe in Farmingdale in May 2014 Photo Credit: Newsday / Joan Reminick

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Living a vegan lifestyle? Critic Joan Reminick is sending followers this week to 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe in Farmingdale, where Jay Astafa is featuring dairy-free cheese substitutes and soy-based products instead of meat. Reminick says that a vegan bacon cheeseburger “turns out to be highly satisfying.’’

Tucked into the Fox Hollow inn and catering facility in Woodbury is Volpe, an Italian ristorante featuring “the continental cooking that once defined haute Long Island,” says critic Peter M. Gianotti. A couple of highlights of the menu: savory paccheri alla Barese and a hearty “lobster Wednesday’’ night. 

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