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A Lure in Southold reopens for season

The view from A Lure, a restaurant at

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A Lure, chef  Tom Schaudel's waterside seafood restaurant in Southold, reopens Thursday night.

The restaurant at the Port of Egypt marina initially will be open Thursday through Sunday, with dinner starting at 5 p.m.

A Lure is situated on the site that for decades housed Armando's Seafood Barge, later known as The Seafood Barge.

It's popular for steamed lobster, fried local...

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Bin 56 in Huntington: Wine and cheese pairing

Cozy details, lounge seating and a communal high-top

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Two Huntington establishments, Bin 56 wine bar and Ideal Cheese shop, are pairing up for a wine-cheese pairing that goes far beyond California chardonnay and mass-produced Brie. On Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m., Bin 56, which specializes in unusual wines from unexpected locales, will host the event.

Shinn Estate “Haven” 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion (North Fork, Long Island) Bucheron — France...

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La Cocina de Marcia in Freeport is replaced

Baked red snapper at the departed La Cocina

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A Freeport favorite for Dominican fare, La Cocina de Marcia, has closed. The restaurant earned two stars for such well-wrought dishes as pernil (roasted pork), whole baked red snapper and sopa de mariscos (seafood soup).

Now occupying the same space is a new Dominican restaurant, called La Cocina del Papa y la Mama. Manager Jonathan Buenrostro said the restaurant offers the same dishes as...

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Santorini in Merrick: Seeking the golden mean

At Santorini in Merrick, saganaki (melted Kasseri cheese)

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Since 1993, Santorini has been serving Greek food to Merrick and environs. A few months ago, the restaurant expanded into the neighboring storefront and did a complete renovation. The new dining room is now a sleek update of the classic blue-and-white Greek restaurant interior, and very attractive at that. At a recent dinner, service was caring and efficient, servings were generous, prices were...

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Mets and Yankees fans: Food for a chilly night

Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during the first

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When Met pitcher Matt Harvey warms up Wednesday night at Citi Field, the temperature will be 45 degrees, give or take a few, with 10 to 15 mile-per-hour winds blowing to right.

If you're headed for the upper deck, it might be a bit cooler.

The immediate advice is to think sunny thoughts while enjoying Shake Shack, Box Frites and El Verano Taqueria at the ballpark. Citi Field has some...

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Curtis Stone, food trucks, coming to Tanger, Deer Park

"Top Chef Masters" host Curtis Stone will be

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Food will be in the spotlight at Tanger Outlet Center at The Arches in Deer Park this Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.

To start,  a fleet of food trucks will be parked near the front entrance from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Expect cooking contests and live music on Saturday.

Then, on Sunday, Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone —  a regular on NBC and a past host...

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Jackson's in Commack: Anything goes meal deal

Thai chicken lettuce wraps at Jackson's in Commack

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For a long time now, Jackson’s in Commack has offered a three-course $24.95 prix fixe all day every day. What's changed recently is that instead of getting a few choices, diners now have the entire menu to choose from.

Select an appetizer — portions are sized for one instead of two, as they are a la carte. Then, choose any entree, burger (with 3 toppings), sandwich or main dish salad. Portions...

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Vitae in Huntington: Italian wine dinner

Vitae restaurant and wine bar is on the

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Italian wines highlight a tasting dinner next Tuesday at Vitae in Huntington

The April 9 event starts at 7 p.m. Cost: $70 per person, plus tax and tip. Reservations are required.

Wine consultant Maureen Sossi, of Empire Wines, will be the guest speaker.

Chef Steven Del Lima's four-course dinner includes scallop escabeche with preserved lemon, cilantro-peach relish and salted lemon...

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Fuego Picante in East Meadow: First bites

Pulled pork-and-chorizo empanadas are served at Fuego Picante

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Fuego Picante, while neither fiery nor spicy for food, does manage to burn up your wallet.

You may effortlessly drop a lot of pesos at the new , casual Mexican "smokehouse & cantina,+" which succeeds a series of short-lived restaurants at this Hempstead Turnpike site.

The latest from the Singh Hospitality Group does offer an abundance of tequilas to fuel the festivities....

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Live Island Cafe, Huntington: Closed

Live Island Cafe, Huntington

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Live Island Cafe, which specialized in raw foods, has closed. The little Huntington takeout, secreted away in a small strip mall outside of the village, served the raw vegan cuisine of chef-owner Okima Wilcox-Hitt.

What I really liked there was a salad made with beet greens, collard greens, rainbow chard, baby Heirloom tomatoes, kale and asparagus. A faux tuna salad was interesting, but it...

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