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The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.

Had a somewhat skewed experience at Wild Fig in Syosset the other day. The restaurant, which opened a few months ago, is the third link in a Mediterranean chain that began in Glen Cove and also includes a Garden City venue.

A new menu item – grilled calamari – turned out to be a smash hit. Ringlets and tentacles of marinated squid were threaded onto skewers and grilled to crispy-smoky tenderness. Not a rubber band in the bunch.

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But then, there were my chicken kebabs: overdone, dry and uninteresting. Had the chef fallen asleep at the fire?

Great baklava, though — super-flaky and not too sweet.

Wild Fig is at 631 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, 516-558-7744, wildfigonline.com
 

Newsday photo of grilled calamari/Joan Reminick