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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.
GM Burger Bar in Rockville Centre will celebrate its first year in business with gift certificates for diners.
From July 11 to July 13, each table gets a $10 gift certificate to be used next time they visit the restaurant. Tap beers will cost $5 during the weekend festivities.
The kitchen will serve a "birthday burger" with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese and house sauce on Texas toast....Read more »
The calamari are frying, the pasta is boiling, and the red sauce flowing in Long Beach.
Spiaggia, or, in full, Spiaggia Cucina Italiana, is open and accepting reservations. It's open seven days, starting at noon, in the space that formerly housed George Martin's Coastal Grill.
Expect antipasti such as those crisp squid fra diavolo, rice balls and mozzarella in carrozza; pastas including...Read more »
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 »
Long Island's insatiable appetite for sushi is being fed a bit more by a new Hamptonian.
Shuko Beach, a pop-up Asian restaurant specializing in chef's-choice dinners, has moved into the Montauk Highway address recently occupied by Highway Diner & Bar.
The sleek establishment is overseen by chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, formerly of Neta in Manhattan. Shuko NYC is expected to...Read more »
Montauk restaurants and caterers are set to show off their specialties on July 20 at the local Chamber of Commerce's second annual "taste of Montauk."
Tickets for the event are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. To buy tickets, contact the Montauk Chamber of Commerce at 631-668-2428; or purchase them online at www.montaukchamber.com
The tasting will be held at the Montauk Downs/ 360...Read more »
An "all-American BBQ feast" prepared by chefs who've cooked at The River Cafe will be held July 16 to raise funds for research on Lou Gehrig's disease and to assist chef Gerry Hayden of The North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, who has ALS.
The "A Love Shared" event will be held at The River Cafe in Brooklyn. Brad Steelman, Bill Telepan, Bryan Voltaggio, Joseph Realmuto of Nick & Toni's...Read more »
Two years in the making, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company's new brewery in Peconic is open on the former site of Lucas Ford Trucks. And Long Island's biggest independent brewery will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, July 12.
There will be a $25 ticketed VIP session with complimentary beer from 3 to 4 p.m. (Click here for tickets.) From 4 to 8 p.m., the event is open to the public...Read more »
Steakhouse, Italian, wine bar — Vittorio's in Amityville definitely is the sum of its parts.
Based on a recent dinner, the steakhouse side has the most appeal at this downtown mainstay, in a landmark, corner building.
Very good choices from that genre include the crabmeat cocktail, the dry-aged New York strip steak and sides such as mashed potatoes and crisp, fried onions.
Just...Read more »
Neither testy nor touchy, Petulant Wino arrives in Aquebogue with small plates, big flavors and good spirits.
Restless restaurateur Tom Schaudel provided the curious and attention-getting name, and clearly some of the cuisine's inspiration. He and his daughter Courtney co-own the bright newcomer, situated where Comtesse Therese Bistro used to be. Schaudel's establishments also include Be-Ju...Read more »
Brewology, which refers to the science of brewing, now becomes synonymous with inviting New American cooking. Lia Fallon's restaurant in Speonk opens for dinner on July 2.
Fallon, formerly chef at The Riverhead Project, Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport, and the now-closed Amarelle in Wading River, runs the kitchen in this highly anticipated spot. It's situated at the former address of Mahogany's...Read more »