The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
In this weeks Newsday, Joan Reminick urges you to roll down your car window and catch the scent of wood-smoked meat as it wafts out of Long Island's four newest barbecue spots. She reviewsSouth Shore BBQ Company in Patchogue, North Fork Bacon & Smokehouse in Wading River, Buenos Diaz Cafe in Woodbury and Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead.
At the other end of the meat spectrum, Peter M. Gianotti reviews Polo Steakhouse, the new restaurant in the newly renovated Garden City Hotel. The opulent, clubby venue is an immediate contender in Long Island's high-steaks competition, principally for chef Michael Mandatos grilled, 28-day aged prime steaks and chops.