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Lee Mazzilli pinch hits with Yankee wines at Stew Leonard's in Carle Place

New York Yankees Wine features the baseball team's

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Former major league baseball player Lee Mazzilli will be signing bottles of New York Yankees Wine on Nov. 15 at Stew Leonard's Wines, which will host a tasting at its Carle Place shop.

Three wines with the Yankees' interlocking NY logo label will be available: 2012 New York Yankees Reserve Russian RIver Valley Chardonnay, 2011 New York Yankees Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2013...

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Bottomz Up in Carle Place closes

The scene at Bottomz Up in Carle Place

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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...

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Bottomz Up, Carle Place: First bites

Bottomz Up restaurant in Carle Place serves great

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With a serving team made up of attractive young women attired in tank tops and short shorts, the new Bottomz Up in Carle Place isn't subtle about its main draw. Truth be told, the waitresses observed on a recent visit looked a lot more sporty than seductive. This worked in well with the sports bar vibe of the place, whose walls are lined with too many TV screens to count. Executive chef Adam Goldgell...

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Bottomz Up, Carle Place: Take 2

Bottomz Up, Carle Place

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Some call it a sports bar and grill. Others, a gastropub. The term “breastaurant” has also been bandied about.  Classify it as you will, Bottomz Up — staffed by curvaceous young women in short-shorts and tank tops — is now up and running in Carle Place. You may remember that the 6,000 square foot place with 50 large flats screen TVs opened last July, only to close in August  because...

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Weekend picks: Can-you-top-this pizza

Cauliflower pizza at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

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In mondo pizza, where extremism in defense of flavor is no vice, strange things happen. For example: the pineapple topping. Or the salad-bowl cover-up. When the pristine Margherita won't do, here are three fine alternatives. Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza: Thin crust, with roasted cauliflower, olive oil, garlic, mozzarella, pecorino Romano, bread crumbs. Savory and sharp. Emilio's: The Grandpa pie,...

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Red Robin, Carle Place, launches cell-phone paging app

"Whiskey River" BBQ burger at Red Robin

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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, a national chain with a branch in Carle Place, just launched a new in-store app called Noshlist that informs you via your phone that your table is ready. This means the end of carrying around heavy buzzers within a few yards of the place. You can also use the wait time to shop nearby. The app, which is on the store’s iPad, inputs your name, party size and cell number...

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Hot breakfast havens

Whole grain cereal at Relish, Kings Park

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A hot home-cooked breakfast may not, at the moment, be possible at your home. So think about fueling body and spirit at a local restaurant or diner that’s warm and welcoming. We give you some of our all-time favorite breakfast havens. While all were up and running as of Wednesday afternoon, it's best to call before setting out, since power situations can change from one hour to the next. SUFFOLK...

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Chopstix replaces Lemon Leaf Thai in Carle Place

This is the Thai mango chicken at Chopstix

(Credit: Newsday Joan Reminick)

Chopstix Asian Fusion & Bar has taken up residence in the former Carle Place digs of Lemon Leaf Thai. Situated in a strip mall full of restaurants — LL Dent, Red Lobster and Passione — the place offers a cuisine the others don’t. It’s an attractive place, done in neutral tones of black and beige, with comfortable upholstered chairs and dramatic lighting. The night I stopped in, the place was...

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West End Cafe in Carle Place: New American, old style

Chicken potpie at West End Cafe in Carle

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West End Cafe now may be known more for spawning Market Bistro in Jericho than for its own impact in Carle Place. The veteran restaurant is good, New American and eclectic. Ideal for lunch, it also has basic appeal at dinnertime. But these days, it just seems less exciting than its offspring. And the service can be uneven. That said, you still should stop by for the refined chicken potpie, with...

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