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Long Island restaurant reviews: This week’s picks

Jesse Fallon, a waiter at Jedediah Hawkins Inn,

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In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti reviews the latest incarnation of Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. The restaurant opened seven years ago and in that time has had almost as many executive chefs. Lia Fallon, formerly of Amarelle in Wading River, “is even better here, brightening spring and summer with food of the moment and the East End.” Her “fare lets you know the time of year as readily...

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The Patio in Freeport gets a new chef

The Patio restaurant in Freeport, one mile from

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Alex Algieri, who earned three stars from Newsday at North Fork Oyster Company in Greenport, has taken over as executive chef and general manager at The Patio, a seafood-centric restaurant at the Freeport Inn and Marina on South Main Street.

After Greenport, Algieri briefly cooked at Jedediah Hawkins in Jamesport before heading west in the spring to help The Patio regroup after Sandy. “The...

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Italian food at its best at Luigi Q in Hicksville

Owner Luigi Quarta is a visible presence at

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I’ve been kvetching a lot lately about dining in Nassau County, so I am happy to report on a wonderful meal Wednesday night at Luigi Q in Hicksville.

This is one of those restaurants where the best way to order is just to surrender yourself to whatever proprietor Luigi Quarta suggests. Our meal started with one of the house specialties, deep-fried green peppers that range from piquant to spicy,...

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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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Southampton gets noted 'Floribbean' chef

Noted Florida chef Mark Militello is cooking at

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Mark Militello gained fame back in the 1980s as a member of the South Florida “Mango Gang” of chefs credited with inventing Floribbean cuisine. Today, Militello is on Long Island and cooking at 75 Main in Southampton for the summer.

On Militello's new Contemporary American-Mediterranean fusion menu are such dishes as halibut with sweet onion crust and fennel gratin ($38), grilled lamb chops...

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Elvis brownie at Sip Tea Lounge, Huntington

The Elvis brownie is a specialty at Sip

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The very elegant Sip Tea Lounge in Huntington has let down its hair a bit with a new confection: the Elvis brownie. “Come get 'a hunk a hunk' of chocolate banana peanut butter goodness,” says owner Nicole Basso.

The brownie is the creation of Basso’s pastry chef, Christian Dyckman, and is based on the sandwich — bananas and peanut butter on toast (sometimes with bacon) — that was reputedly...

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Trata in Water Mill gets new chef

Trata Hamptons is a seasonal Greek restaurant in

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Trata, the seasonal Greek seafood restaurant in Water Mill, opened this spring with Greg Ling running the kitchen. Now Ling, as well as his chef de cuisine Stavros Arampatzidis, have left. The new chef is Sergio Chacat, who had worked alongside Trata’s original chef, Luis Falcon, in both Water Mill and at the defunct Trata in Roslyn.

Trata is at 1020 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-726-6200,...

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Crabby Amy's reopens in Seaford; Catfish Max doesn't

Crabby Amy's, fully remodeled, is up and running

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Having taken a big hit from superstorm Sandy, Crabby Amy's is back to serving seafood omelets ($14.95), lobster rolls ($14.95) and fried clam sandwiches ($6.95) in Seaford's Treasure Island Marina. The casual spot, with outdoor tables and counter service, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as live music on Sunday and Thursday evenings.

Owner Amy Breidenbach’s other waterside restaurant,...

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Oyster Girls shuck it at the party

Oyster Girls Hamptons is a catering service that

Your average raw bar, it’s so, well, stationary. And non-interactive. If you want to spice up the mollusk service at your next party, consider calling in Oysters XO. The Amsterdam-based company will dispatch a team of Oyster Girls (or Oyster Boys) outfitted with ice buckets around their waists, shucking knives, cocktail sauces and pails for shells. As they mingle, they shuck fresh oysters and serve...

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Morrison's opens in Plainview

A double cut pork chop is served with

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Meet Morrison's, the gastropub successor to Red Fish in Plainview. Like its predecessor, it is owned by restaurateur Art Bloom, this time, with his daughter, manager Shelby Poole, and her husband, co-chef Harry Poole. Both will be going back and forth between Morrison's and their Commack restaurant, Jackson's, while co-chef Jason Adams will remain in Plainview.

The restaurant, designed and...

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