Low and slow is the name of the game at new Long Island barbecue spots, starting with the first outpost of the Manhattan-based Brother Jimmy's BBQ that has opened in Roosevelt Field. Up in Port Jefferson, Smoke Shack Blues has started smoking, the new restaurant from Jonathan Levine, the well regarded chef who earned his reputation in fine dining. In other BBQ news, a Newsday favorite, Tennessee Jed’s is relocating.

Erica Marcus offers suggestions for classic Passover dishes, from parsley matzo balls and classic chicken soup to red wine and honey brisket. We also taste tested a handful of gefilte fish brands so you don’t have to. Watch the video to find out the winner.

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In restaurant closings, the landmark watering hole that had been home-away-from-home for J.R. Moehringer in his memoir, “The Tender Bar” (Hyperion, 2005), Edison’s in Manhasset, has closed. So has New Dori, the Korean restaurant in a “cursed’’ location on Jericho Turnpike.

In booze news, Madiran The Wine Bar has opened, offering over 300 wines, and Starbucks around Long Island are now serving beer and wine.

You might also like the eclectic beer list at the second location of The Rolling Spring Roll in Syosset or an Italian red at Bacaro Italian Tavern in Massapequa Park.

Stay tuned for this week’s reviews of Off the Block in Sayville and Platia Greek Kitchen in Syosset.