Mara's Homemade in Syosset: Prices going down

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Executive chef Mara Levi chats with patrons at

Executive chef Mara Levi chats with patrons at her restaurant, Mara's Homemade, in Syosset. (June 24, 2011) Photo Credit: Yana Paskova

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Mara Levi, executive chef and owner of Mara’s Homemade in Syosset, has come out with a new menu that cuts prices. In this economy, said Levi,  “We needed to do something drastic, so we just tightened our belts.”

As examples, Levi offered fried chicken, once $16, now $13. Crawfish etouffe, which used to cost $14, is now $11; jambalaya, formerly $12, is now $10. She added a house-ground burger for $7 and lowered the cost of the lobster roll from $20 to $17. You can also get smaller portions of smoked barbecue, such as a quarter chicken, with jalapeño cornbread and two sides, at $7 for dark meat, $8 for white and a quarter rack of St. Louis ribs for $11.

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For Rosh Hashana, which starts Sunday night, Levi is offering a traditional Jewish — but not kosher — catering menu, to be ordered a la carte or as a package for a group. A dinner for 6, at $215, includes a round challah, 6 pieces of house-made gefilte fish, 8 ounces red or white horseradish, 3 quarts chicken soup, 8 matzo balls, a choice of either 4 pounds of  tzimmes brisket cooked with prunes, carrots and potatoes in gravy or 2 roasted chickens with vegetarian tzimmes (vegetables cooked with butter, brown sugar, lemon juice and vinegar). Also included are 2 pounds of savory or sweet potato kugel and one honey cake.

For the a la carte high holiday menu, click here.

Mara's Homemade is at 236 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, 516-682-9200.

Above: Executive chef Mara Levi chats with diners at Mara's Homemade in Syosset

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