The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
Cayenne, creole, crawfish ... you can get it all here on Long Island. No, you don't have to traipse off to the Big Easy to get your hands on some good ole gumbo or spicy jambalaya. Just head on over to the bayou, er ... Jericho Turnpike in Syosset, where there's a Mardi Gras party every day at Mara's Homemade. It's the place that gives customers that down-home New Orleans experience, beads...Read more »
Looking for great scenery and fresh-out-of-the-water seafood? Pull up a seat at View restaurant in Oakdale for food that matches the panorama of Nicoll Bay.
Lessing's group took what was previously Riverview and turned it into a more modern venue for seafood lovers. "I've been here through the changes the restaurant has had. And this is truly the best that it has ever...Read more »
It is known worldwide that Naples, Italy, is the home of pizza. However, it is known Island-wide that Pizzetteria Brunetti is home to some of the best pies this side of the Atlantic. A stroll through Westhampton Beach will get you a piece of melt-in-your-mouth brick oven pizza that is made according to strict Neapolitan tradition.
Host Meredith Daniels steps into the cucina to learn about...Read more »
At Cedar Creek American Bar & Grill in Glen Cove, customers say they enjoy outdoor dining, fish specials and interesting twists on burgers, hot dogs and pulled pork. Customer Dick Frankenheimer, can testify, "Their burger is excellent! I mean, really quite unusual and innovative."
Host Meredith Daniels gets a closer look at how the lamb burger is made, to see what makes...Read more »
"Our concept is simple ... be a steakhouse that's focused on the burger side," says Mike Napoli, owner of Gourmet Burger Bistro in Port Jefferson. Whether you order takeout or eat in, the build-a-burger options are creative and a worthy sideshow to the impressive fries.
Host Meredith Daniels ties on her "kiss the chef" apron and steps up to the grill to make one memorable...Read more »