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Belmont steaks: Three spots for winners

The porterhouse steak for two is highly recommendable

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After the winner crosses the finish line at the 146th Belmont Stakes, you can count your chromes and head for a local spot  to celebrate. Here are three for win, place and show.

MARBLE MODERN AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE, 230 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 516-500-9666

Have the shrimp cocktail or the lobster bisque. Then, move on to the marinated hanger steak, the aged rib-eye or the sirloin...

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Belmont Stakes, blueberry cocktail

The Blueberry Belmont is served at Marble Modern

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The 146th Belmont Stakes could bring California Chrome the Triple Crown. It already has brought you the Blueberry Belmont.

This colorful cocktail was created at Marble Modern American Steakhouse in Floral Park by bar manager Doug Brickel and chef Matt Corbett. It's a vodka drink. They use Lucky Dog.

May you be one, too, at the finish.




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J.A. Heneghan's Tavern opens in Point Lookout

Nicole Roarke, executive chef of J.A. Heneghan's in

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New to Point Lookout is J.A. Heneghan’s Tavern, which takes over the space that used to house the Lazy Pelican.

Executive chef Nicole Roarke formerly cooked at the Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, Spice Market in Manhattan and Sugo in Long Beach. Roarke described the ambience as “rustic yet refined,” with a lot of old brick and wood, as well as a double-sided fireplace. The decor includes...

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The Wild Rose Bar & Grill opens near Republic Airport

The Wild Rose Bar & Grill has opened

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Now blooming in Farmingdale: The Wild Rose Bar & Grill, newly opened in the freestanding building that last housed the short-lived Hudson House. Unlike its predecessor, which had its access blocked by months of roadwork, this place just north of Republic Airport on New Highway is easily reachable.

It's also outfitted with a full bar and shares ownership with the Rosewood Inn in Melville....

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Village Square opens in Lynbrook

At the new Village Square restaurant in Lynbrook,

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Located in the heart of downtown Lynbrook is the new Village Square, which makes its home in the cavernous space that, most recently, housed JMags Downtown Grill and, before that, Broadway Beanery. Owner Giuseppe Magnotta describes the place as an American grill with a menu that focuses on appetizers but also features burgers, pastas, salads, steaks and seafood.

Some dinner possibilities:...

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Peppercorn Cafe - newly cracked in East Patchogue

Peppercorn Cafe is new to East Patchogue. (May

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Just opened in East Patchogue is Peppercorn Cafe, which takes over the former home of South Country Inn. The casual restaurant has 14 tables and a full bar.

In charge of the kitchen is Chef Dave Moritz, who cooked at Off Key Tiki in Patchogue and Westhampton Steak House in Westhampton.

While lunch and dinner are now being served, the place will launch a breakfast menu May 22. Moritz's...

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Chadwicks in Rockville Centre, first bites

Prime rib is a special at Chadwicks American

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Chadwicks has lost an apostrophe and gained an identity.

Chadwicks American Chop House & Bar is downtown Rockville Centre's newest destination restaurant. It's situated opposite the railroad station and in the mainstream of Long Island dining.

To judge by the weekend crowds, Chadwicks already is well above the radar. Executive chef Art Gustafson, who now owns the restaurant, is doing...

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Eric’s Italian Bistro opens in Mineola

Eric's Italian Bistro in Mineola, which opened in

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Rejoice, George Echeverria fans. Today marks the official opening of the chef’s new restaurant, Eric’s Italian Bistro in Mineola

Echeverria’s first restaurant, Soigne in Woodmere, was a South Shore favorite for eight years before the chef headed north to Huntington to join the team that opened Amicale in Huntington in 2011. A year later he took over the kitchen at Andiamo in Mineola, with...

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Hemisphere in Bay Shore: First bites

The diver scallops and crisp pork belly combo

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Hemisphere packs in enough action to cover more than one-half of the small-plates world.

It's the latest showcase for Jeffery Slade, recently of Madison's in Williston Park and formerly chef at the departed Farmhouse in Greenport.

At this sleek, sharp spot, he's sending out  savory dishes such as diver scallops paired with crisp pork belly; Kobe beef sliders with caramelized onions...

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VIEW in Oakdale reopens after Sandy recovery

Diners on the outdoor patio of View restaurant

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Another waterfront restaurant has rebounded and rebuilt in the wake of superstorm Sandy. VIEW in Oakdale just reopened following a major repair and restoration. The dining spot is known not only for its New American food but also for its outdoor dining and nautical vistas.

Starting Tuesday, the place will be open at both lunch and dinner but, until May 6, will be closed Mondays. On April 5,...

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