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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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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:...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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,...Read more »
Bottomz Up, a sports bar and restaurant that debuted last month in Carle Place, has temporarily closed due to liquor license issues. General manager Eddie Fahmy said he expects the situation to be rectified within days and is hoping to stage a “grand reopening” sometime next week.
Updates to follow.
To read more about Bottomz Up, click here.
Bottomz Up is at 377 Old Country Rd.,...Read more »
Nothing subtle about Bottomz Up, a sports bar and restaurant slated to open tonight at around 8 p.m. in Carle Place: As at CANZ, a similar operation in nearby Westbury, the serving crew consists of curvaceous and scantily attired young women. Here's tonight's game plan: After an early evening invitation-only VIP party (with such sports celebs as Dwight Gooden, John Starks and Bobby Nystrom), the...Read more »