Groundhog Day dining: 3 dependable spots

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Phil: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster?

Mrs. Lancaster: I don't think so, but I could check with the kitchen.

Yes, Bill Murray's TV weatherman is finding out how dependable a meal can be in the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day." For those who know what they want before looking at the menu, here are three apropos destinations.


, Great Neck

Ask anyone who has been there what you should order at Peter Luger. If the main-course answer is something other than the porterhouse, ask again.


It's all about the meat and the bread, with the "herb roast pork" panino and the roast beef melt, both on ciabatta, currently contesting for the lead.

HOUSE OF DOSAS , Hicksville

Dosas, the thin rice crepes of south India, are great here, with cheese, chutney, spices and more.

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