After the past two weeks, the idea of "comfort" food takes on more significance. Here are three spots where the homey fare is very good.
in Glen Cove has a lively vibe to go with its fine, colorful, eclectic menu. Some winners: pulled-pork sliders, fried oysters, fish and chips, Cuban sandwich, fish tacos, burgers, braised short ribs, chicken potpie and, on Sundays, Southern-fried chicken.
in Huntington stands out with hearty, Italian-American dishes and an easygoing manner. Tasty choices include rigatoni with meat sauce; meatballs and sausages; chicken "Angelina" with onions, peppers, peas and potatoes; shrimp marinara; escarole with garlic and olive oil; lobster fra diavolo, warm mozzarella with red peppers and asparagus, chicken scarpariello.