The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
It was a busy winter for Joe Celano, owner of La Casa Cafe at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport. Celano, along with two members of La Casa's crew, remodeled the interior of the restaurant without professional help. Now, said Celano, there’s a bigger waiting space as well as an expanded bar area with new hardwood floors. A 70-inch flat screen TV at the entryway plays a perpetual aquarium scene — unless...Read more »
It's young talent on stage Sunday at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Twenty-six children, 8 to 18 years old, are scheduled to participate in the variety show for cash prizes.
The production goes on at 7 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 71 E. Main St. Admission is $9 to $25. For additional information: 631-207-1313; patchoguetheatre.com
While you're in the neighborhood, you...Read more »
Lindsay Lohan is returning home to Long Island for a court-ordered stint in rehab. According to TMZ, the Merrick-raised actress will be spending 90 days at Seafield Center in Westhampton Beach.
And we can’t help thinking: pizza.
Seafield is only a third of a mile from Pizzetteria Brunetti, a sliver of a pizzeria that serves some of Long Island’s best wood-fired pies. The absolute...Read more »
New to Huntington is Doppio Artisan Bistro, the Long Island branch of a Greenwich, Connecticut pizzeria-gelateria-trattoria. Executive chef Louis Barresi, who co-owns both restaurants with his brother, Joseph, launched the Huntington place with a third partner,Thomas Pescuma, who recently moved to the area.
Barresi said he learned to make pizza in Italy from a bread maker cousin in Altamura,...Read more »
Tom and Helene Suozzi may not be making the chicken parm or the pizza served at tonight's opening, but the political couple has been instrumental in renovating and relaunching Glen Cove's (and, probably, Long Island’s) oldest Italian restaurant, Stango's.
Now called Stango's at the Orchard, the restaurant's timeworn look has been refreshed while still conveying a sense of the past. Wood tables...Read more »
Vegans on Long Island may recall Jay Astafa, whose vegan pizza was named best in the nation by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) back in 2011. Astafa and his dad, Andy, who owned the 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe in Rockville Centre, have since sold their original restaurant (whose new owners have kept the name, menu and recipes) and, today, launch their 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe in Farmingdale....Read more »
Vegans on Long Island may recall Jay Astafa, whose vegan pizza was named best in the nation by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) back in 2011. Astafa and his dad, Andy, who owned the 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe in Rockville Centre, have since sold their original restaurant (its owners have kept the name, menu and recipes) and, today, launch the new 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe in Farmingdale....Read more »
Slinging its trademark “well done” coal oven-baked pizzas, a new branch of the Florida-based chain Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza makes its Commack debut today. That brings the total to four Long Island branches, with the other three situated in Woodbury, Carle Place and Wantagh.
In addition to its traditional tomato and mozzarella pies, the chain turns out several variations, among them...Read more »