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Burger Village opens in Great Neck

A burger is served at the new Burger

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Two new spots have upped the burger ante in Great Neck, where the grills are burning hotter than ever in four competing burger-centric restaurants.

Burger Village just opened in the former Jean Marie Patisserie & Bistro space on Middle Neck Road. “We are an all organic, healthy, eco-friendly establishment,” said co-owner Nick Yadav, whose brother,  Vick Yadav,  is chef. On the...

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DirtyBurger opens in Plainview

Dirty Burger is a new burger restaurant in

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There’s a bit of irony in the name of the burger spot that just made its debut in the former Plainview home of Cheeburger Cheeburger (which still has locations in Farmingdale and Great Neck). DirtyBurger is all about clean eating — hormone and antibiotic-free beef and from-scratch preparations. Even the ketchup is made on premises.

Chef Ian Russo came up with the name after winning a “best...

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Zinburger opens at Walt Whitman mall

Zinburger debuts at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington

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Long Island's ever-expanding cadre of specialized burger spots has a new addition: Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. The first branch of the chain to hit New York just opened Tuesday at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station. 

Unlike some burger places, this one offers full table service. The contemporary decor features lots of wood and earth tones, and the place has a full bar. The...

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Smashburger opens in New Hyde Park

Smashburger lets customers create their own burgers, including

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Hot off the grill: A new Smashburger has opened in New Hyde Park, joining existing locations in Hicksville, Port Washington and Wantagh.

The rule is that you order at the counter and get a number and your food will be brought to you. Burgers, which may only be had medium or very well done, are smashed and seasoned on the grill and served on “artisan” buns (egg, multigrain, spicy chipotle or...

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BBD's (Burgers Beer Desserts) cooking in Rocky Point

Rocky Point's new BBD's is all about Beer,

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BBD’s (which stands for Beers, Burgers, Desserts) just burst onto the Rocky Point dining scene. The 3,000-square-foot space, which once housed Fatty Beltbuckles, is a study in wood and steel, its chef-owner, Ralph Perrazzo, responsible for its design.

Perrazzo, who grew up in Lake Grove, has quite a resume, having cooked at Jean-Georges in Manhattan. He was also the pastry chef at Clio in...

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GM Burger Bar opens in Rockville Centre

GM Burger Bar in Rockville Centre, a casual

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GM Burger Bar, the patty-centric newcomer to the George Martin Group of restaurants, starts sizzling at 5 p.m.

The casual restaurant offers more than 15 burgers, including beef, chicken, turkey, tuna and quinoa varieties,  with assorted artisanal rolls, nine different cheeses, and nine separate toppings for a mix-and-match meal.

GM also features sandwiches such as the "rotisserie...

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BurgerFi comes to Woodbury

The new BurgerFi in Woodbury draws a big

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BurgerFi, one of the newest burger franchise chains to hit Long Island, just opened its second location in the same Woodbury strip mall as Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. The original Long Island  BurgerFI is in Oceanside. At both places, sustainability figures into both the decor and the food.

Having tried the burgers at the original spot (click here to read about them), I stopped into the...

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Bareburger, Great Neck: First bites

Bareburger's big blue bacon burger. (June 6, 2013)

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Beef, bison or boar? That's only one of the myriad choices you'll have to make after a perky server takes you through the complicated menu at the newly opened Bareburger in Great Neck.

Unlike most burger chains, this small New York City-based franchise, known for its ''free-range, pasture raised, humanely raised, antibiotic-, gluten- and hormone- free" meats, offers table service and...

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Dairy Queen's royal entrance in Massapequa

A FlameThrower burger at Dairy Queen in Massapequa.

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It’s opening day at Dairy Queen Grill & Chill in Massapequa and the people standing in line are poised to attack frozen Blizzards (soft-serve reduced-fat ice cream laced with cookies, fruit or candy), ready to dive into GrillBurgers dripping with cheese.

While this isn’t Long Island’s first Dairy Queen ever, for now it’s the only one — and the first Grill & Chill franchise, which goes...

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Slider Joe's slides into Rockville Centre

The pulled pork Kansas City Joe at Slider

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Monday marks the launch of Slider Joe’s, a counter-serve eatery taking a new tack. “Our motto is ‘Right size, not supersize,’” said co-owner John Evangelista. That means instead of a  hefty 1/3 pound burger, you're looking at a  2 ½ ounce patty on a slider-sized Martin potato roll.

And it’s not just the classic hamburger slider ($2.30) on the menu. The “Tuscan Joe” features a seasoned...

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