The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
In this weeks Newsday, Peter Gianotti bestows a rare four stars on Bennys Ristorante, the 26-year-old Italian in Westbury. Finding the next hot table or the trend that sparks it defines a lot of writing about restaurants, he notes. As for the long-lived establishment, over time many change dramatically. Bennys hasnt. It earned four stars in 1995 and deserves them today, too.
Joan Reminick visits Sea Cove Italian American Bar & Grill in Center Moriches. The sprawling, wood-paneled establishment has recently been relaunched by chef-owner Joseph Lo Mona who added slow-smoked BBQ to a repertoire of Italian dishes and pub classics.