The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Big, bright and family-friendly: that was my take on the new Millennium Chicken III in Hicksville on a recent evening. The place is an offshoot of a Valley Stream Peruvian eatery with a branch in Elmont.
The night I went, a couple of large family parties were in progress. Still, that didnt get in the way of dinner, which got off to a rousing start with a small bowl of aguadito ($3.50), a vibrant green chicken cilantro and rice soup with bone-in pieces of poultry. That was followed by the restaurants namesake whole rotisserie chicken, enough to feed a family of four, the skin gorgeously burnished and every juicy bite infused with marinade. On the side were a salad with avocado not bad and some pretty humdrum fries. A better accompaniment would be rice and beans. Either way, the entire combo costs $13.
Millennium Chicken III is at 275 W. Old Country Rd., Hicksville, 516-935-3846.