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Port Washington restaurants open after Prospect Avenue fire

An exterior view of the back of the

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Downtown restaurants in Port Washington were open Wednesday after a fatal explosion and fire at a nearby residence Tuesday night..

The blast, which occurred about 9 p.m. Tuesday, was felt a mile away. One person died. Five firefighters were injured. Read about the fire here.

Main Street restaurants were not damaged by either the explosion or the fire. One of the major eateries, Louie's...

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Dining in Port Washington: 5 picks

Rigatoni Bolognese at Pepe Rosso 24 in Port

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Port Washington is one of Nassau's restaurant hubs, for variety and quantity. Here are five reasons to dine there.

THE PIE AT SALVATORES, 124 Shore Rd.; 516-883-8457

The coal-fired brick-oven pizzas spur pilgrimages. Just order the pie with fresh mozzarella, crushed tomatoes and basil. You can pick toppings, but be a purist. The place also sends out good eggplant Parmigiana, and the...

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Weekend picks: Super Bowl prep

Big Daddy's restaurant in Massapequa. (Sep. 14, 2012)

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On the cusp of Super Bowl week and the generous serving of hype, get a head start. These restaurants will brace you for the big game. San Francisco and Baltimore meet in New Orleans on Feb. 3. Start eating. Big Daddy's in Massapequa kicks in with a taste of New Orleans. The andouille sausage-and-chicken gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish any style, bring the Big Easy north. And you can slide over to...

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