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Peter M. Gianotti is Newsday's restaurant critic and wine-and-spirits columnist. He's the author of "A Guide to Long Island Wine Country," "Newsday's Guide to the Wines of Long Island," "Dining Out with Newsday" and co-author of "Newsday's Long Island Restaurant Guide" and "Eats NYC." Before reviewing restaurants, Gianotti was a Washington correspondent, economics writer, book critic and New York City reporter. Gianotti received his master's degree from Columbia University, where he also was a Bagehot Fellow; and his bachelor's degree from Fordham University, where he has taught journalism. He was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and lives on Long Island.
Young Israel of Long Beach hosts “a night of 100 Kosher wines & 36 Scotches” on Saturday.
You must be at least 21 years old to participate in the annual pre-Purim and pre-Passover tasting. The March 8 event starts at 8 p.m.
The suggested donation for the tastings is $18 per person. That includes admission and a coupon for $10 off purchases of $20 or more. The suggested donation for...Read more »
You can get a head start on St. Patrick's Day celebrations at an Irish-whiskey themed dinner set for March 12 at Vitae in Huntington.
Irish-whiskey expert Sean Brown will be the guest speaker.
Chef Keith Davidson's pairings include Paddy's Whiskey with black-pepper shrimp; Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel with smoked pork tenderloin; Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve with...Read more »
When Ward Melville thought about Stony Brook, the businessman and landowner envisioned New England south. It has that quality and a lot more -- including some dining destinations. Here are five.
MIRABELLE RESTAURANT AND TAVERN, 150 Main St. (Three Village Inn), 631-751-0555
Now you can enjoy the restaurant menu in the more casual tavern too. Guy Reuge's farm-to-table menu changes regularly....Read more »
Half-price discounts on some major bottles highlight the "winter wine tour" at Prime in Huntington and Tellers: An American Chophouse in Islip from March 11 to 16.
The restaurants also will offer a $50 prix fixe menu during the vinous week.
The Prime menu includes main dishes such as filet mignon, Scottish salmon, pan-roasted chicken and pan-seared Long Island duck breast. At Tellers,...Read more »
The reborn Painters' is putting on an exhibition in Brookhaven hamlet.Yes, the dining room is loaded with paintings. But the real splashes of color now are on the plate, too, courtesy of chef Luis Marin.
This truly is a something-for-everyone kitchen. Enjoy a steamed bun with shrimp and slaw, nibble on a grilled pizza, dive into a salad; try fried chicken or arroz con pollo, sesame-crusted...Read more »
Red, a Huntington restaurant known for dishes ranging from steak frites to spinach-and-ricotta ravioli, is a "complete disaster" following a fire on Saturday, co-owner Nino Antuzzi said Monday.
"The entire restaurant is gone."
About 70 people were evacuated from it Saturday night. The fired blazed through a block of stores and destroyed the popular Red, situated at 417 New York...Read more »
Heard the forecast?
Yes, while they're handing out Oscars in Hollywood, Katy Perry and John Mayer stay split, and Justin Bieber's sobriety walk becomes a new dance, six to eight inches of snow are expected to fall on Long Island.
Which is why, once more, we can hardly wait till spring. Now, it's under the three-week mark.
And the appetite turns to asparagus and peas, ramps and...Read more »
Let the sushi wars begin.
Here’s the latest shot: Nisen One Ten, the eagerly awaited Melville branch of the Japanese-fusion group, has completed a major renovation and opened in the former home of Barolo.
Any trace of that long-standing, sedate Italian trattoria has been obliterated by the snazzy new sushi restaurant whose decor is an absolutely-of-the-moment blend of industrial chic...Read more »
Snowing again. Not inches and inches. Just enough to get you aggravated. And the forecasters are saying there's more coming soon. It's snow acting like gnats and midges.
So, think about something else. Think spring. Think about gelati.
Leonetti Pastry Shop in Greenvale has the full line available today. If you can focus intently on them, you may not be distracted by the outstanding pastries....Read more »
Last weekend was a tease. Now the TV anchors and the meteorologists are chatting breathily with the temperature at 30 degrees. Yes, it will be cold for the next two weeks.
But spring is only three weeks and two days away and the daydreams are many. Today, they're drifting east, specifically to Montauk and, more precisely, to a picnic table on the sand at Navy Beach.
On a warm afternoon,...Read more »