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The reborn Painters' is putting on an exhibition in Brookhaven hamlet.Yes, the dining room is loaded with paintings. But the real splashes of color now are on the plate, too, courtesy of chef Luis Marin.
This truly is a something-for-everyone kitchen. Enjoy a steamed bun with shrimp and slaw, nibble on a grilled pizza, dive into a salad; try fried chicken or arroz con pollo, sesame-crusted...Read more »
A recent dinner at Massa’s Coal-Fired Brick Oven Pizzeria in Huntington proved a mixed experience, in terms of food and service.
The eatery, which occupies the former home of Guido’s, faces onto a municipal parking lot. Whenever the door opened, a cold wind rushed in, making for a shivery experience at a front table. While our server was pleasant and earnest, she was hard-pressed with way...Read more »
Red, a Huntington restaurant known for dishes ranging from steak frites to spinach-and-ricotta ravioli, is a "complete disaster" following a fire on Saturday, co-owner Nino Antuzzi said Monday.
"The entire restaurant is gone."
About 70 people were evacuated from it Saturday night. The fired blazed through a block of stores and destroyed the popular Red, situated at 417 New York...Read more »
It was Old Home week at the Restaurant Show at Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Sunday. One of the things I love about the annual trade show (official name: International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York) is the chance to catch up with folks and learn what new products they’ve got coming down the pike.
The show is aimed at the restaurant trade, and the 500 exhibitors...Read more »
Add The Meal Man to the growing list of Long Island restaurant delivery options. The Arizona-based company has recently expanded to include a Long Island market that, currently, encompasses the area from Smithtown to Port Jefferson and points north and south. Among eateries represented are Raan Thai in Nesconset, Island Empanada in Ronkonkoma and Bobbique in Patchogue.
Owner and founder Brett...Read more »
Buoy One on Main Street in Huntington has closed. The offshoot of a Riverhead restaurant, which also has a Westhampton branch, opened last spring but didn't quite make it to a year.
The restaurant got 1-1/2 stars in an August 2013 Newsday review that observed “it’s fully possible to get a great meal. Or a mediocre one.” There was praise for a clam chowder “more brothy than creamy, filled with...Read more »
On days like this one, when it’s all you can do to stop your teeth from chattering, there’s culinary relief at three Long Island eateries — each a specialist in a single kind of comfort food.
In Mineola, you’ll find Mama Soup, situated in the ground floor of an office building. Here, a soup bar features 28 varieties, which can be eaten on premises or packed to go. Highly recommended:...Read more »
Heard the forecast?
Yes, while they're handing out Oscars in Hollywood, Katy Perry and John Mayer stay split, and Justin Bieber's sobriety walk becomes a new dance, six to eight inches of snow are expected to fall on Long Island.
Which is why, once more, we can hardly wait till spring. Now, it's under the three-week mark.
And the appetite turns to asparagus and peas, ramps and...Read more »
Huge, handsome and hip, That Meetball Place in Patchogue is a study in wood, brick and iron. High ceilings, a high decibel level and a high-top communal table amp up the vibe. Even the name of the place is a play on words: You go there to meet, have a ball and eat meatballs. All kinds, served in any number of ways.
On a recent evening, when the place reverberated with loud music and shouted...Read more »
In this week’s Newsday, The Trattoria in St. James vaults into the top tier of Long Island’s Italian restaurants. In November, Eric Lomando sold the casual BYO place (formerly called Kitchen A Trattoria) to his chef, Steven Gallagher. Now, writes Peter M. Gianotti, the place is even better. Gallagher “changes the menu daily. But the results are invariably the same … creative, genuine, fairly...Read more »