Make room in your glove compartment for "Food Lovers' Guide to Long Island" (Globe Pequot Press, $16.95 paperback), and no matter where you go in Nassau or Suffolk, you'll find something good to eat.
This definitive guide, by Newsday restaurant critic Peter M. Gianotti, divides the island into 13 chapters by town or city, recommending the best eateries and food shops in each, along with special sections on wineries, breweries, farm stands and even favorite recipes (clam chowder, clam pie). Gianotti also highlights where to get such L.I. mainstays as pizza, Parmigiana, steak, bagels and ice cream.
It's all presented with intelligence and wit, in a breezily readable style.