The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Bareburger, the Queens-based chain that specializes in burgers both sustainable and exotic, opens Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Great Neck. For now, only dinner will be served; lunch should follow in about a week.
Bareburger opened its first location in Astoria in 2009 and, over the next four years, 11 more sprang up in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. The restaurants have a hip, rough-hewn look and...Read more »
The new BurgerFi in Oceanside is sleek and modern with accents of green — both the color and the concept. This is the first branch of a Florida-based franchise chain to open on Long Island; sustainability — both in decor and menu — is central to its concept.
While I was glad my burger was hormone and antibiotic-free, I wished I could have gotten it medium-rare. Instead, I was told, the...Read more »
Weekends are a 24-hour affair at the new Bread & Butter Bistro in Holtsville. The pub-style eatery, attached to the Ramada Plaza Long Island hotel, serves round the clock both Friday and Saturday.
British-born Piers Stringer, who is also executive chef at the Emporium in Patchogue, has scaled down his ambitious opening menu. Gone are the steak and biscuits and chicken potpie, replaced...Read more »
A new burger chain makes its Long Island debut Tuesday. BurgerFi, based in Florida, will start serving a menu of cooked-to-order hormone-and-antibiotic-free burgers, specialty hot dogs, freshly cut fries and more. Sustainability is big here, with recycled materials used to fabricate the furniture. Chairs, for example, are fashioned out of recycled Coke bottles.
On the menu: the BurgerFi burger...Read more »
The home of the Whopper has something novel coming off the grill — a turkey burger, introduced this spring and available for a limited time; a spokeswoman for Burger King was unable to say how long that would be.
I stopped into the Burger King in Farmingdale to try one and found it surprisingly good — juicy and smoky and without that heavy gamy taste that often plagues such burgers....Read more »
Cheeburger Cheeburger in Plainview has closed. It was the first branch of the '50s-themed franchise to open on Long Island and was located in the same strip mall as Fairway Market. Trademark items: imaginatively topped burgers, hand-cut fries and milkshakes in a wild array of flavors.
There are currently two other Long Island Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurants, at 46 Great Neck Rd., Great Neck,...Read more »
It’s a very special burger that graces the menu of Mara’s Homemade in Syosset. The Cajun restaurant grinds its own brisket, seasons it before and after grilling, and serves it on a homemade pretzel roll.
Last night I sidled up to Mara’s bar and gave it a try: It looked good and tasted better.
Owner Mara Levi said she tried a number of bakery-produced pretzel rolls before deciding to...Read more »