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Long Beach's Atlantica and Cuban Crocodile reopen

Feed Me: Atlantica on the Ocean in Long

Add two more restaurants to the list of those up and running in Long Beach. The Cuban Crocodile is now operating with a limited schedule. According to a recorded message reached when dialing the restaurant, hours are Thursday to Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 4 to 10 p.m. (The Cuban Crocodile is at 26 E. Park Ave., Long Beach, 516-442-2444) Also, Atlantica at the Allegria Hotel is currently...

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Lawson Pub, Oceanside, rebounds from flood damage

Joseph Bonacore, owner and chef of Lawson Pub

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A few weeks ago, Lawson Pub in Oceanside was under 5 feet of water, half of its furniture floating down the street. The restaurant is now up and running again, said chef-owner Joseph Bonacore, who had the foresight to stow his major electrical and mechanical equipment up on the roof before superstorm Sandy hit. Getting the place in shape was undeniably rough work, said Bonacore, adding...

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A Sandy fundraiser, where eating and drinking rule the night

The Grand Ballroom at The Carltun in Eisenhower

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On Monday, Dec. 10, more than 50 Long Island restaurants and vineyards will join forces for a night of wining and dining to benefit the Long Island victims of Superstorm Sandy. The event will be held at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. In addition to wandering from station to station, eating and drinking, there will be silent auctions, raffles, prizes and live...

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LI restaurants offer help in Sandy's aftermath

MP Taverna chef-owner Michael Psilakis. The restaurant is

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Long Island restaurateurs are, increasingly, stepping up in ways big and small to aid victims of superstorm Sandy. Expect the list below to grow in the coming days: The Vine Wine Bar (2259 Merrick Rd., Merrick, 516-812-7883) is holding a fundraiser to benefit the Superstorm Sandy relief efforts on Saturday, Nov. 10, from noon to 3 p.m. The wine bar will be closed for business, but will be offering...

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Sandy takes toll on waterside restaurants

Diners on the outdoor patio of the View

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Seaside restaurants are particularly vulnerable during major storms. Not surprisingly, the brute force of Sandy has brought down many a popular Long Island spot. Some will be rebuilt; others, perhaps not. Right now, by all accounts, Freeport’s Nautical Mile looks like a war zone. Tropix, on whose deck, just months ago, I sipped sangria and ate pizza, has burned down. Bracco’s Clam & Oyster...

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Food safety for Hurricane Sandy

A study has found that 40 percent of

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With Sandy wreaking havoc on Long Island, here are some guidelines for keeping food safe over the next 72 hours, or until power is restored. For more information, click on this link to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service: http://ow.ly/eQYxv


Water: It’s good to have plenty of clean water on hand so while everything is still working,...

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