The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Another restaurant that didn’t make it: Studio Grille in Selden. The place, which received a two-star review in Newsday almost exactly a year ago, was spacious and strikingly attractive. Perhaps being tucked away within a mega strip mall didn’t help with visibility.
Chef Michael Tambarkis made a first- rate burger (included in an article about the best burgers on Long Island) as well as fine hand-cut fries. Weekday prix-fixe deals were a real steal.