The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
Marjorie Robins is Newsday's Food Editor.
Kurofune is experiencing something rarely seen recently: a full dining room.
The veteran Japanese restaurant is under new management, as countless signs outside advise. Inside, the once-genteel spot is looking spiffier, too. More important, the food has improved.
You'll find all the suburban standbys. But there are a few surprises, too. The "jalapeno tuna" roll does pack some heat and...Read more »
This time of year, when you’re busy shopping for others, you might want to take a little time out to be served a pizza that’s just for you.
Here are three of our favorite “personal” pizzas — sized 12 inches or less. All may be found near shopping hubs.
SPUNTINO WINE BAR AND ITALIAN TAPAS
In a shopping center that’s home to high-end department store outlets is this sleek...Read more »
Gingerbread houses, often as inedible as they are ornate, have a tasty and good-looking competitor this season.
It's the torrone house.
Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace sells an entirely edible and handsomely decorated holiday house made of nougat. The cost of this heavyweight centerpiece is $199.99.
It's currently available at the Uncle Giuseppe's stores in Smithtown, Port Jefferson...Read more »
The new Green Tea Restaurant in Stony Brook, which garnered a two-and-a-half-star rating in November, seemed to have just about everything you’d want from a place specializing in authentic multiregional Chinese cuisine. Everything, that is, except soup dumplings.
That situation has been remedied. Now, steamed soup dumplings may be ordered with pork ($6.25) or a combination of crab and pork...Read more »
With gastropubs cropping up all over Long Island, it’s getting to be a challenge distinguishing one craft-beer-and-updated-comfort-food venue from the other. Yet despite its rather commonplace name, the new EAT Gastropub in Oceanside sets itself apart.
For one thing, it has an on-site greenhouse for growing many of the herbs, greens and even the beets that may end up on your plate. Then, there’s...Read more »
Black Friday is upon us, ushering in a weekend — actually a month — of shopping and schlepping. If you’ve got your kids with you at the mall, then you're not just looking for bargains. You're looking for somewhere that caters to junior appetites so that nobody gets cranky.
Help is here in the form of a guide to eateries with kids' menus either in or near the mall. We wish you good eating and...Read more »
In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti reviews 110 Japan, which opened in the huge former Best Buffet site just opposite Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station. “Fancified and definitely improved,” he writes, the restaurant comprises a “bright, blue-light lounge,” a “serene main dining room and sushi bar, and the 12-table, spatula-clanging, hibachi space that provides sound effects throughout.”...Read more »
You’ve had your fill of white and dark meat. And stuffing. In fact, you may be feeling like a big stuffed bird yourself.
Even so, you have to eat something. Just make it light. And colorful. And about as far from Thanksgiving dinner as it gets.
Sushi fits the bill on all counts. So, here are some places featuring sushi sure to revive your flagging appetite.
At this...Read more »
Reader, if you are eating Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant, I envy you. This item is not for you. But if you are cooking Thanksgiving, I offer this last-minute advice.
If you do not already own an oven thermometer and an instant-read meat thermometer, stop reading right now, go to the nearest Bed Bath & Beyond, and buy these two indispensable items.
Find out your local supermarket’s...Read more »
Thanksgiving preparations have started in earnest: shopping, brining, blind-baking and, perhaps, a little panicking. Relax, we’re here to help--in a variety of social media platforms.
You can leave a comment below, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet @FeedMeLI or Instagram a photo of whatever’s giving you problems to @erica_marcus_newsday. I'll be fielding questions until 7 p.m. on...Read more »