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Peter Gianotti visits Turquoise in Great Neck, which recently moved from a tight space near the LIRR station to bigger, brighter digs on Middle Neck Road. The kitchen remains "devoted to seafood, carefully and simply prepared. After a course or two, you're hooked."
Joan Reminick reviews the stylish new Hoshi Sushi & Hibachi in Patchogue, where kitchen offerings such as tofu teriyaki...Read more »
The fourth annual oyster festival is under way at Legal Sea Foods in Huntington Station. It will continue until Oct. 16.
Expect to find oyster stew, fried oysters, an oyster po'boy, oyster-and-sausage jambalaya and a raw bar with six varieties of the bivalve.
They've revised the regular menu at the eatery off Walt Whitman Shops, too. But you still can enjoy the New England-style clam...Read more »
Out on the North Fork last week, I stopped by the newly opened Blue Canoe in Greenport, which takes over the waterside spot long occupied by the Chowderpot Pub. This is one of the nicest outdoor perches in Greenport, with views of the Peconic Bay and Shelter Island. But it was so hot and muggy that we just ate indoors.
The Blue Canoe’s ship-shape interior is sleek but casual, with an upended...Read more »
I’d told my book club I’d make clam chowder for our meeting. The soup figured, albeit slightly, in the book we'd read: “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach. But who was I kidding? As the day in question loomed, I conceded that I had neither the time nor the inclination to make clam chowder for 10 and transport it to the meeting. (Click here and here for some other book-club inspired food adventures.)
So...Read more »
In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti awards 3½ stars to Southampton’s reborn Plaza Café and declares it “the best seafood house on Long Island.” The restaurant opened in 1997 and, over the past few months, owner Douglas Gulija “revised the style, renovated the look, relaxed the cuisine. The unbound result is better in every way.”
Joan Reminick has a less life-changing experience at the newest...Read more »
Relocated to a larger space, Turquoise now is among the big fish in Great Neck.
It's a stylish, contemporary Mediterranean spot, with Middle Eastern notes and a near-total emphasis on seafood. And much of the catch is very good.
Enjoy the gratis tahini and tzatziki. Try the bony, flavorful fried red mullet or the whole, grilled striped bass. Sample an Israeli salad that takes in...Read more »
Used to be that the tail on your whole grilled fish almost reached into the plate of the person sitting at the table next to you. But now the sliver of a restaurant called Turquoise has moved from its tiny digs across from the Great Neck train station into a spacious spot on the village's main drag, Middle Neck Road.
The relocated restaurant, which took over the space of the once-popular Classico,...Read more »
Changes are afoot at The Jolly Fisherman — but not too many changes. The 55-year-old Roslyn landmark has just wrapped up four months of renovation and a menu revision that chef-owner Steven Scheiner described as “an evolution, not a revolution.”
The entrance foyer, hallway and main dining room of the restaurant have been given a sleek, modern look with sea-toned upholstery and tile work, contemporary...Read more »
One of the four competitors in Thursday night’s episode of Food Network’s “Sweet Genius” is Rose Fuger, head baker and partner of A Taste of Home bakery in North Bellmore. Fuger has more than 30 years of baking experience; she has co-owned A Taste of Home for 10 years.
Long Island chefs have fared well on “Sweet Genius.“ Michael Mignano, chef-owner of Main Street Bakery in Port Washington,...Read more »
Sonoma meets Boston in Huntington Station this month.
Legal Sea Foods will offer three-wine samplers of wines from Sonoma County from May 14 to June 10. The wineries to be represented include Terlato, Benziger, Sonoma Cutrer, DeLoach, Kenwood and Seghesio.
A flight of red wines will be $12.50; whites, $11.75. Wines from Sonoma also will be available by the glass and the bottle.
The...Read more »