The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
In this weeks Newsday, Peter Gianotti visits the remade West East Bistro in Hicksville. Now called West East All Natural Bistro & Bar, he writes, the Asian fusion restaurant now emphasizes the grass-fed, free-range, and sustainably farmed, for a trifecta of quality and correctness.
Joan Reminick reviews Red Tomato Artisanal Pizza in East Meadow, whose menu has expanded beyond its well-crafted pies. For the last few months, she writes, Naples-born owner Lello Messina, a partner at Messina Market next door, has been ingeniously maximizing his restaurant's wood-burning oven to bake bread, roast eggplant and turn out pasta dishes.