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Marjorie Robins

Marjorie Robins is Newsday's Food Editor.

Peconic Bay scallops arrive in local fish stores

Peconic Bay scallops at Alice's Fish Market in

(Credit: Newsday, 2002 / Bill Davis)

Peconic Bay scallops, Long Island's own sweet, nutty, briny little mollusks, are here. The season opened this week and, according to Artie Hoerning, proprietor of Artie’s South Shore Fish Market in Island Park, “it looks like a banner season.” Hoerning is selling the scallops for $24.75 per pound but expects the price to come down in the coming weeks.

Other Long Island fish markets carrying...

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Mannino's Italian Kitchen gets a new home in Commack

Mannino's Italian Kitchen in Commack has relocated to

(Credit: Newsday / Joan Reminick)

Mannino’s Italian Kitchen has relocated from its strip mall digs on Commack Road in Commack to a grand new bi-level space on Jericho Turnpike. The building, which formerly housed ToFu, has been renovated throughout.

According to chef/co-owner Joe Mannino, the restaurant now offers seating for about 150. The first floor features a small dining room and a marble-topped bar and lounge area with...

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Open: L.I. Pour House in Port Jefferson Station

Self-serve craft beer on tap is offered at

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Self-serve craft beers highlight the L.I. Pour House Bar & Grill, which opened recently in Port Jefferson Station.

The establishment has a 20-tap beer system. You may log in with a staff member and start a tab, tapping the L.I. Pour logo for the specfic brew you want. And then, you pour your own.

In addition to the beers, L.I. Pour offers a menu that includes barbecue, including...

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Beer and wings for animal welfare in Bay Shore

Dan Wiseman, founder of the Long Island Buffalo

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Whether you're a dog lover or a beer nut, Even Flow Bar & Grill has the event for you. Owner Daniel P. Wiseman is organizing a craft-beer extravaganza to benefit the Town of Islip Animal Shelter. “Pours for Paws” on Nov. 9 will feature local brews from Great South Bay Brewery, Long Ireland Beer, Fire Island Beer and Barrage Brewery as well as interlopers from the likes of Founders Brewery (Michigan),...

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Reborn in Commack: Kurofune Japanese Restaurant

Kurofune has reopened under new ownership in Commack.

(Credit: Newsday / Joan Reminick)

It’s not often that a restaurant returns from the great beyond, but Kurofune Japanese Restaurant in Commack is back from that great sushi bar in the sky.

The long-standing Japanese dining spot, which originally opened in 1981, had closed in March of this year. Now, said owner June Kim, it’s reopened under new ownership, having undergone extensive renovations. Japan-born head sushi chef Kanama...

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Open in Oceanside: Fiamma

Flame-grilled beet salad at Fiamma in Oceanside in

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A major metamorphosis has taken place in Oceanside, where chef-owner Joseph Bonacore recently transformed his gastropub, Lawson Pub, into an Italian-New American restaurant called Fiamma.

Bonacore said that the restaurant's name, which means “flame” in Italian, serves both as a tribute to his late brother, Chris, and also as a sign that he’s gotten back his own fire. Although Bonacore had...

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The Original Dirty Burger is an all-natural angus

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110 Japan in Huntington Station: First bites

Fluke tiradito is served at 110 Japan in

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Shoppers, unite. Partyers, get together. And you, the one who just likes sushi, come over, too.

110 Japan, the sprawling successor to East Buffet and Best Buffet opposite Walt Whitman Shops, arrives just in time for the holiday season. More important, the food is good.

Fancified, illuminated and dressed to impress, the big restaurant has a something-for-everyone approach and menu. The...

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Closed in Patchogue: South Shore BBQ Company

A chopped brisket sandwich is served with sides

(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

The blue-ribbon South Shore BBQ Company in Patchogue has closed.

The capacious house of ‘cue opened in the former Route 112 digs of Canz Roadhouse in March of this year, with noted pitmaster Will Breakstone at the smoker. Not too long afterward, the place was accorded a blue ribbon in a Newsday article profiling Long Island's top new barbecue spots. Breakstone parted ways with the restaurant...

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Farmingdale Diner stars on Food Network

The newly renovated Farmingdale Diner, and "Hungry Games"

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The newly renovated Farmingdale Diner is the setting for an episode of Food Network’s “The Hungry Games” that airs Monday at 8 p.m.

The series is hosted by chef, restaurateur and “Top Chef All-Stars” winner Richard Blais. 

“The episode is all about diner slang,” said manager Steve Sajos, who added that Blais spent five hours at the diner in early September.

With a crisp contemporary...

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