The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Sur, an Argentine-style steakhouse, has opened in Huntington at the site that housed Canterbury Ales for decades.
The new restaurant is the offspring of Tango Argentinian Steakhouse in Central Islip. The co-owners are Nicolas Kalaitzis, Osvaldo Sanchez, and Juan Reartes, who's also the chef.
Kalaitzis said they planned to bring to Huntington the more popular courses served in Central...Read more »
It’s not usually a momentous occasion when the knishes show up, but Monday morning it was. When the Gabila’s truck arrived at Merrick Bagel Café, it had been almost five months since the last delivery of fried, square “Coney Island”-style knishes. On Sept. 24, a fire broke out at Gabila’s Copiague factory and the one-of-a-kind knish-making machine was severely damaged.
Early in February the...Read more »
At both Mara’s Homemade in Syosset and Mara’s Too in Wantagh, restaurateur Mara Levi is gearing up for Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, which, this year, falls March 4.
On that day, Mara’s Homemade will open at noon and serve until the last customer leaves. The place will offer a roster of Cajun specialties, among them Gulf oysters, Louisiana crawfish and shrimp, jambalaya and more. Signature New...Read more »
From the sparkling waterfront view to the brightened dining area, Aquarelle 45 makes you think spring is within reach. And the food is very good, too.
The new restaurant takes over the former address of Marino's on the Bay, at the Brewer Capri Marina near Manorhaven Beach Park. The theme: Mediterranean, with New American touches.
Chef Anthony Sanzone's winning dishes include smoky, tender...Read more »
In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti reviews J.A. Heneghan's Tavern in Point Lookout, a “busy, friendly spot, with very good beers on tap.” He praises chef Nicole Roarke’s “refined take on pub cuisine, which expands to include some Italian and New American dishes” including “first-class” New England clam chowder, a juicy Dijon mustard-crusted pork chop and pan-roasted red snapper, crowned with...Read more »
GyroLIcious, a Greek restaurant in East Meadow, has closed.
The space is currently under renovation and transformation, said owner Carie Volonakis, who was reached in Jericho at Gyrolicious Greek Grill, which made its debut last year. and is still up and running. She went on to say that when the East Meadow site reopens — which she estimates will be within the next month or so — it will...Read more »
To say I’m a creature of habit when it comes to ice cream is an understatement. A prisoner of habit is more like it. When I’m at Herrell’s in Huntington or Hicksville Sweet Shop I order a chocolate malted; at Snowflake in Riverhead I order a soft-serve chocolate cone; at Itgen’s in Valley Stream I order a hot-fudge sundae and at Coyle’s in Bay Shore and Islip and at Hildebrandt’s in Williston...Read more »
Chocoholics may want to stock up: Azure Chocolat in Greenlawn is throwing a sale on Thursday, Feb. 20, and Friday, Feb. 21.
All Valentine’s Day items are reduced by 40 percent. Also, all the truffles in the store go for $1 each. Ordinarily, they cost $1.75. “This is while supplies last,” said chocolatier Heather Foley.
Azure Chocolat is at 72 Broadway, Greenlawn, 631-261-1000, azurechocolat.com....Read more »
Bottomz Up — the provocatively named Carle Place sports bar that opened in 2012, and closed and reopened again in 2013 — is now permanently shut. At its launch, it had a highly credentialed chef, Adam Goldgell (a finalist on Food Network’s “Restaurant Express” and now chef at Reel in East Rockaway, which is on a winter hiatus). It also had a sushi bar and more than 50 TVs. Even so, the...Read more »
Sbarro, the Melville-based international pizza purveyor, is shutting 155 locations across the United States, including three on Long Island. The move is part of a corporate restructuring designed to make the company more profitable.
Quick-serve food-court Sbarros at Sunrise Mall in Massapequa, Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream and Broadway Mall in Hicksville were, accordingly, shuttered on...Read more »