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.”