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BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
While Brazil weeps in its collective caipirinha, you can stay festive with another South American cocktail, the pisco sour of Peru.
This taste of Peru is available at Manka, newly opened in Glen Cove. The Peruvian restaurant also provides an introduction to some of the most refined, eclectic fare from Latin America.
A pisco sour typically contains two ounces of pisco, the grape spirit...Read more »
Marra’s, an Italian restaurant on School Street in Glen Cove, has closed.
The colorful bi-level place first opened in 2000 and was known for its puffy-crusted brick oven pizzas, pastas, salads and Italian-style sandwiches.
An outdoor dining patio was usually crowded on summer nights.
Currently, the site is unoccupied, a “for lease” sign posted on its window.
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Philly’s & Cream is serving up Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and ice cream from the former Glen Cove digs of Juicy Burger, which has located to larger quarters with indoor seating (at 190 Glen St., Glen Cove, 516-676-5610).
The month-old cheesesteak and ice cream stand does a mainly takeout business, but there are a few tables outside. On the menu: The “original New...Read more »
The new Hazuki Japanese Fusion is secreted away in a corner of a Glen Cove strip mall. It occupies the former digs of Hundred Roll Sushi, next to the Chase bank.
On sushi chef-owner Tank Gao’s roster of raw items: Tuna tataki ($10), a rainbow roll ($11), sashimi deluxe ($22) and chirashi ($18). Cooked items include tofu teriyaki ($14), pork katsu ($14) and, from a recently added list of Thai...Read more »
A $39.95 lobster dinner is a July special at La Pace with Chef Michael, offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this month.
To begin, the Glen Cove restaurant's "lobster feast" includes a house-made pasta, sauced either Bolognese or filetto di pomodoro, or either a Caesar or tricolor salad. That's followed by a two-pound lobster, served with corn on the cob and baked potato....Read more »
In this week’s Newsday, Joan Reminick reviews Stango’s at the Orchard, the Glen Cove landmark recently relaunched by a group of investors led by former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi. Reminick praises the “first-class red sauce” and the “straightforward Italian repertoire melding the skills of chef Gabriel Massaro with the culinary legacy of 96-year-old restaurant matriarch Stella Stango Cocchiola,...Read more »
There's always a good reason to enjoy pasta. On this sunny March afternoon, here are 10 full-flavored choices from five busy kitchens. Join the party now or, if you're observing Passover, next week is fine, too.
At Verace in Islip: look for the lively penne alla puttanesca, tossed with olives, tomatoes, capers tomato and zucchini; and the pristine linguine with garlic and olive oil.
If...Read more »
There are plenty of reasons to visit La Pace with Chef Michael in Glen Cove.
Here are three: sfogliatelle, warm chocolate cake, dark chocolate mousse.
Pictured above are the flaky, multilayered sfogliatelle, the delicate, clamshell shaped pastries with a sweet ricotta-based filling, finished with vanilla and orange oil. They're served warm. Given the portion at La Pace, three reasons...Read more »
Tom and Helene Suozzi may not be making the chicken parm or the pizza served at tonight's opening, but the political couple has been instrumental in renovating and relaunching Glen Cove's (and, probably, Long Island’s) oldest Italian restaurant, Stango's.
Now called Stango's at the Orchard, the restaurant's timeworn look has been refreshed while still conveying a sense of the past. Wood tables...Read more »
While Thomas Suozzi’s candidacy for Nassau County executive may be heating up local politics, it’s the renovation of Stango’s, a historic Glen Cove Southern Italian restaurant, that's on the front burner for his wife, Helene Suozzi.
Both Suozzis head a team of investors in the soon-to-reopen restaurant, believed to be the oldest Italian dining spot on Long Island.
“It’s still going to...Read more »