The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
This week, Newsday launches Eat Here Now, our annual list of Long Islands Top 100 Restaurants. Weve organized the restaurants by category 10 picks in 10 categories and the first category were highlighting is gastropubs.
Neither pub fare nor bar food, what you find at a gastropub is pretty refined and usually creative. It's the high end of the homey, boosted with style and accompanied by top brews.
Our last Top 100 didnt even have a gastropub category, but this year theyve been coming fast and furious: BBDs in Rocky Point, Joes Garage & Grill in Riverhead and That Meetball Place in Patchogue opened, and The Savoy Tavern in Merrick and Tullulahs in Bay Shore relaunched.