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Marjorie Robins is Newsday's Food Editor.
Say good morning to the Morning Rose Cafe, new for breakfast and lunch in Bellmore.
Owner Rose Tzanetos said she wanted her place to have a homey B&B ambience. White wainscoting, pale green walls and soft background music play into that. Although Tzanetos has chef certification from the Culinary Academy of Long Island in Syosset, the position of executive chef belongs to Roberto Baez,...Read more »
If you buy $100 in gift cards, you'll receive a $20 gift certificate free as part of a holiday-season promotion by the George Martin restaurant group.
You must redeem the certificate at the restaurant where it was purchased. And it can't be used to pay for tips or catered affairs.
The George Martin restaurants include "the original" George Martin and GM Burger Bar in Rockville...Read more »
While you may have trouble finding a convenient place to park in downtown Rockville Centre, you’ll find no shortage of worthy places to eat. Here are five restaurant options in this Nassau dining nexus.
KASHI SUSHI & STEAK HOUSE 222 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre, 516-442-7600, kashijapanese.com This Nassau offspring of the Huntington original offers hibachi cooking, pyrotechnics and all....Read more »
What do you get when you cross a celebration with local shellfish? Shellabration!
At least that's what Greenport is calling its bivalve bash. On Dec. 7 and 8, the town will be honoring the bounty of the Peconic Bay with its second annual Shellabration restaurant walk.
More than a dozen of the town’s best eateries — Biere, First and South, Lucharitos, Main, Noah’s, Salamander’s and Scrimshaw...Read more »
Having a dispute with Nassau County? If it brings you to Mineola, consider stopping for lunch at Mama Soup. Occupying half the ground floor of an office building across the street from the Nassau County government offices, the soup-centric eatery offers both eat-in (about 36 seats) and takeout.
The main event here is soup. A long, double-wide soup bar accommodates 28 different varieties of...Read more »
Buffalo Grille has joined the herd at the Morton Village Shopping Center in Plainview. The informal eatery, which shares partial ownership with Lisa’s Buffalo Grille in Greenlawn, offers both table and counter service.
Buffalo-style chicken wings, not surprisingly, are featured prominently on the menu with a variety of sauce options and spice levels, from mild to inferno, honey mustard to...Read more »
There will be a lot of shucking and pouring in Bridgehampton on Friday.
Fresh Hamptons restaurant hosts a six-course, oysters-and-wine pairing dinner on Dec. 6, starting at 7 p.m. Cost: $95 per person plus tax and tip.
Wines from Paumanok Vineyards will be matched with different preparations of Howard Pickerell's Pride Oysters.
The menu includes grilled oysters with chive beurre...Read more »
It’s always news when a restaurant returns from the hereafter. The latest resurrection involves Painters’ Restaurant in Brookhaven Hamlet. The place suffered a fire in May of 2012 and, for a long while, bore a “for sale” sign out front. It is now reopened.
Owner Craig Baz said that the place has been restored to keep its historic feel. Brick has been exposed, floors have been refinished and...Read more »
Rocco DiSpirito is coming to the rescue.
On Thursday, Dec, 5 at 10 p.m., you can watch as another Long Island restaurant get a TV makeover — this time on Food Network’s “A Restaurant Divided” with culinary personality DiSpirito running the show.
As executive chef Michael Rodonis Jr. tells it, his family’s Oceanside restaurant, Michael’s Porthole, was hard hit by superstorm Sandy. DiSpirito...Read more »
Just in time for Christmas season, Spezia arrives with enough carbs to fuel the marathon.
The bright, friendly Italian spot is a comfortable refuge from the rush of the work week and long lines at the mall.
Alex Camargo, formerly a waiter at Casa Rustica in Smithtown, is among the principals at the new restaurant, which moves into the address previously occupied by Mauricio's Orlando...Read more »