The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti reviews the 2½-year-old Riverhead Project, whose kitchen has only improved under the direction of Lia Fallon, formerly of Jamesport’s Jedediah Hawkins Inn. “She has put together a consistent, very accessible, flavorful repertoire. Her menu changes frequently, reflecting the season and the market,” he writes.
Joan Reminick visits Joe’s Crab Shack, a national seafood chain with locations in Westbury, Riverhead and Oceanside. At Westbury, she found “a perpetual party . . . where the scene, more than the food, is the main attraction. Here, the decor is wacky-beachy, the din deafening and the wait for a table often more than an hour.”