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A la Carte cooking school in Lybrook is offering a three-session grilling course. School owner Polly Talbott said, “We’re trying to create lots of ‘backyard heroes.’”
Grilling 101 kicks off on Tuesday June 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; the next two classes are on June 25 and July 2.
Talbott sets up three charcoal grills in the school’s backyard and also uses a gas grill inside. All the basics...Read more »
I nearly made a screeching U-turn in the middle of Jericho Turnpike in Syosset this afternoon after seeing the sign in front of the Asian restaurant once called Empire Szechuan Gourmet. Last year, the restaurant had morphed into Tao, which, more recently, had change its name to Dao. Challenges from another dining spot with the same name was one reason given for that change.
Now comes the latest...Read more »
Just about every night, George Martin’s Strip Steak in Great River has some sort of special going on.
The week kicks off with a Monday gastropub menu from chef James Cavorti, featuring such dishes as filet mignon sliders ($12), lobster macaroni and cheese ($15), a Blue Point oyster burger ($18) and chicken and waffle ($18).
Tuesday and Thursday, a price-fixed three-course dinner goes...Read more »
JW’s Public House has taken over the Glen Head Road corner most recently occupied by The Fishery Grill. Bill and Mary Terzi are the owners, the general manager is Brad Launer, and the chef is Steven Demetriou who cooked at the Fishery Grill as well as at Fiddleheads in Oyster Bay.
Bill Terzi characterized JW’s menu as “upscale comfort food.” Starters include beef-asparagus negimaki ($9), crisp...Read more »
How much ice cream could you eat in eight hours? Find out by taking part in the Long Island Ice Cream Tour this Saturday, June 15.
Jeff Noreman of Plainview and Derek Steen, a friend from Buffalo, conceived of this daylong extravaganza in 2011. Last year, the group visited nine ice cream parlors from Riverhead to Valley Stream. This year the tour includes two new ice cream shops, The New York...Read more »
It’s opening day at Dairy Queen Grill & Chill in Massapequa and the people standing in line are poised to attack frozen Blizzards (soft-serve reduced-fat ice cream laced with cookies, fruit or candy), ready to dive into GrillBurgers dripping with cheese.
While this isn’t Long Island’s first Dairy Queen ever, for now it’s the only one — and the first Grill & Chill franchise, which goes...Read more »
Richard Burns, who had been executive chef at Jimmy Hays Steak House in Island Park since 1992, is no longer cooking at the restaurant.
“He put my business on the map,“ said owner Jimmy Hays. “This is the house that Burns built.“
Burns came to Jimmy Hays (one of Exploreli's 10 best steakhouses) after a culinary career that included the Waldorf-Astoria (under Georges Blanc) and La Caravelle....Read more »
The glutterati have been yammering about Cronuts since the first croissant-doughnut cyborgs were hoisted out of the deep fryer at Soho's Dominique Ansel Bakery on May 10.
In the past month, copycat faux-nuts have been popping up, from Washington, D.C., to the Philippines. Now Long Island has gotten into the act. This morning, chef Scott Bollman of Bruce’s Cheese Emporium & Café, 208 Main...Read more »
The Greek, a Massapequa Park takeout on Park Boulevard specializing in house-made gyro, has closed after a run of only a few months. Co-owner Peter Mangouranes said the eatery may reopen after the summer. There were problems, he said, with properly staffing the place.
Meanwhile, Mangouranes — who is also a partner at The Good Life, a block away, and The Phoenix in Seaford — is readying...Read more »
Vintage Restaurant Bar and Lounge in New Hyde Park has closed and plans to reopen with another name and another concept.
As soon as it opened in January, Vintage, which earned two stars in Newsday, became embroiled in a dispute with another Vintage on Jericho Turnpike — Vintage Bar and Grill in Jericho (the offshoot of Vintage Prime Steakhouse in St. James). A few weeks ago, the New Hyde Park...Read more »