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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.
On Fridays during Lent, a two-course, $38 seafood dinner is offered at George Martin's Strip Steak in Great River.
Appetizer choices include mussels sauteed with cherry peppers, white wine and roasted tomato sauce; clams sauteed with garlic in a white wine-butter sauce; and jumbo lump crab meat fondue with sauteed spinach in a Gorgonzola cheese sauce.
Main courses: sauteed scallops and...Read more »
Lombardi's on the Bay is beefing up spring dining with a prime-rib special.
The three-course, fixed-price dinner is available on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, from 3 p.m. until closing. Cost: $32 plus tax and tip. It includes a house salad, a 16-oz. prime rib with potatoes and seasonal vegetables, and dessert.
Lombardi's on the Bay is part of the group that includes Mamma Lombardi's in...Read more »
Wildfish reopens for the season in Freeport on Thursday, March 13, unveiling a new menu. It's the start of an extended weekend of specials culminating on St. Patrick's Day.
Chef-partner Brad Rubano's fare now includes kung pao-style calamari; honey-chicken and shrimp flatbreads; Maryland crabcakes; paella with seafood, chorizo sausage and chicken; and a lobster-enriched Cobb salad.
The...Read more »
Reel hooks you.
The waterside restaurant, which succeeds The Fishery, delivers a quick, casual and tasty preview of spring and summer. It spurs alfresco daydreams.
Chef Adam Goldgell, best known for his appearances on Food Network shows and his cooking at Sugo in Long Beach, sends out flavorful, unpretentious seafood dishes. And the restaurant is fine for the entire family.
Try...Read more »
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 »