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New Pakistani restaurant opens in East Meadow

Pakistan pictured on a map

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The flavors of Pakistan and India are front and center at the tiny new Shan-e-Mughlia Restaurant, which made its debut recently in an East Meadow strip mall.

Chef-owner Musaf Khandurrani, who was born in India and raised in Pakistan, said his restaurant seats 18 people, with table service as well as takeout from the counter. On the small, gently priced menu: chicken tikka ($5.99); goat curry...

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Meet Long Island's all-star chefs, Class of 2014

Chefs, clockwise from lower left, Roberto Baez of

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Ever wondered what a chef eats when nobody's looking? Or where local chefs like to go for a slice of pizza? Find out what Newsday's 12 All Star chefs, Class of 2014, have to say and watch videos of them in their restaurants here.

And just who are these chefs? Movers and shakers elevating the Long Island dining scene and putting their mark on innovative dishes and dining experiences.

To...

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Bostwick's adds clambakes to Hamptons offerings

Enjoying a waterside, picnic clambake (weather permitting) with

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Bostwick's Chowder House, the casual and popular Hamptonian, expands this season into catering.

Bostwick's Clambakes & Catering Co. is the new business, under chef Joe D'Angeli, a veteran of Hampton Clambakes and Food & Co. As the name notes, the caterer specializes in clambakes, including one with turf as well as surf, with sliced beef tenderloin.

Typical fare takes in local...

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Crawfish season at Storyville American Table in Huntington

Crawfish season has arrived at Storyville American Table

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Crawfish season has arrived at Storyville American Table in  Huntington. The New Orleans-style restaurant is featuring a two-pound crawfish boil appetizer for $22, available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

On May 2, 3 and 4, the crawfish will also be available as an entree. It serves two, at $45 (an additional $10 for each additional person at the table).  Included in the price are...

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Open in Huntington: Jeff's Surf & Turf

What used to be Nader's Food on the

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The little counter-serve eatery once known as Nader’s Fish on the Run and, later, Nader’s Food on the Run, has been reborn as Jeff’s Surf & Turf. Manager Jack Flanagan, who stays on from the site’s former incarnations, said it is now under the same ownership as Jeff’s Seafood of Halesite. Nader Gebrin, who owns Bravo Nader in Huntington, is no longer affiliated.

But chef Will Argueta remains...

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Coming soon: Kashi in Syosset

Kashi plans to open a new branch in

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Expect a new entry in Long Island's sushi wars.

Kashi, which has highly rated restaurants in Huntington and Rockville Centre, is expected to open a third branch in Syosset. Construction is under way at the site on the north side of  Jericho Turnpike, situated opposite Chris & Tony's restaurant, which is located at 352 Jericho Tpke.

The opening is expected in summer.

Kashi...

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Dining in Northport: 5 picks

Grandma Maroni's sumptuous spaghetti and meatballs are served

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In scenic Northport, you’ll want to stroll through town: check out the dock, the gazebo and the shops along Main Street. Beforehand — or afterward — consider one of these five eating places:

MARONI CUISINE, 18 Woodbine Ave., Northport, 631-757-4500

Chef-owner Michael Maroni’s freewheeling tasting menu takes you all over the place — in high style. Maroni, whose meatballs beat Bobby Flay’s...

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Earth Day eats: 3 places for vegans on LI

That Meetball Place in Patchogue is in a

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In honor of Earth Day, you might want to think about going easy on the environment by eating vegan — if only for 24 hours.

But finding something vegan to eat on Long Island can be somewhat of a challenge. To start, we've come up with three places — a restaurant, a market and a pizzeria.

That Meetball Place, 54 W. Main St., Patchogue, 631-569-5888

At a restaurant whose raison d’être...

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Wunderbar: German night at Glen Head's Iron Horse

Spaten Oktoberfest is poured year-round at the Iron

On Wednesday, The Iron Horse becomes Die Eisen-Pferd.

Yes, it's German night in Glen Head.

You still can dive into burgers and wings, plus chicken piccata and Marsala. But on Wednesday night, the specials take in sauerbraten and smoked pork chops, bratwurst and steak with fried onions, and at least four schnitzels, from plain Wiener to a la Holstein with a fried egg. Housemade potato...

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Noodles & Company in Garden City offers spring specials

New spring dishes at Noodles and Company in

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A new array of spring dishes just joined the repertoire of Noodles & Company, located next to Ulta in the Gallery at Westbury Plaza in Garden City.

Seasonal additions include asparagus di Parma, or asparagus in white wine butter sauce with mushrooms and tomatoes over spaghetti, served with Parmesan-crusted chicken breast ($7.29 small; $8.29 regular),  Margarita flatbread ($3.29),...

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