The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
If you'd like an up-close-and-edible look at how a restaurant kitchen works, the Garden City Hotel provides one Tuesday.
Dine in the kitchen of REIN, the hotel's main restaurant, April 16, as part of its "chef's table" series. The five-course dinner with wines is $150 per person, plus tax and tip.
Executive chef Michael Mandato will prepare halibut gravlax with charred peach,...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 »
It looks like curtains for 420 North, the New American-Italian restaurant that opened in early 2012, succeeding OEVO at this address.
The phone number has been disconnected, the website taken down, and a work-stoppage notice from the Town of North Hempstead Department of Building Safety is posted on the front door at 420 Northern Blvd. in Great Neck....Read more »
The first warm day of spring means one thing to me: Milkshake for dinner. So last night, I took my un-jacketed self to Hildebrandt’s in Williston Park for a liquid meal.
It looked like the fellow behind the counter scooped a pint of chocolate ice cream into the stainless steel milkshake cup. Then, six or so squirts of chocolate syrup and very little milk. He blended it for a few minutes before...Read more »
Luso, a Portuguese rodizio-style restaurant in Smithtown, has moved from a small downtown space into the large freestanding building that last housed Sertino’s Cafe and, before that, hosted Sizzler. Added attractions include a more modern look, an open kitchen and an on-premise parking lot.
The main draw here is rodizio-style dining, which features meat sliced off skewers tableside in all-you-can-eat...Read more »
David Bustamente, chef-owner of the Colombian Gallo Restaurant in Patchogue, decided that today would be the day to throw open the restaurant's front wall of French doors, creating an al fresco experience inside. He snapped the photo you see.
Chances are that, on this embracingly warm evening tonight, you may be able to find a sidewalk or patio table at a restaurant near you.
Gallo...Read more »
Uva Rossa — Italian for red grape — is the name of the wine bar and small plates restaurant that opened last night in the Malverne space that, for over 30 years, hosted Cork N Board.
Chef owner Antonio Bove, who hails from Caserta, near Naples, also owns Il Villagio Trattoria Italiana, as well as Antonio's Italian American Deli, both also in Malverne.
Bove said that at Uva Rossa,...Read more »
Tuesday morning at 7 a.m., Long Island gets its own Organic Avenue, at 250 South Service Road in Roslyn. With a dozen locations in Manhattan, Organic Avenue is a leading provider of organic cold-pressed juices, raw-food cleansing programs and natural beauty products as well as classes and events.
Heat is the enemy of nutrients, according to Organic Avenue. So all of its food is produced in...Read more »
Hemisphere packs in enough action to cover more than one-half of the small-plates world.
It's the latest showcase for Jeffery Slade, recently of Madison's in Williston Park and formerly chef at the departed Farmhouse in Greenport.
At this sleek, sharp spot, he's sending out savory dishes such as diver scallops paired with crisp pork belly; Kobe beef sliders with caramelized onions...Read more »
Driven by a craving for pasta e fagioli, I landed at Torcellos in East Northport one recent afternoon. What I found was an irresistible lunch deal which, at $9.95, included soup or a salad plus half a hero or lunch pasta — or else soup plus a salad. That combination turned out to be my choice. A soft drink was also included.
Lunch began with the pasta e fagioli I had been jonesing for — ...Read more »