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Post-Sandy Hudsons on the Mile opening in Freeport

Hudsons on the Mile is set to open

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Following an extensive post-Sandy renovation, the former Hudson & McCoy in Freeport is to open this Thursday, May 23, with new owners and a new name. Now known as Hudsons on the Mile, the seafood-focused restaurant is owned by Butch Yamali, whose holdings also include Maliblue Oyster Bar in Lido Beach, as well as several catering properties.

“We put in a sushi bar and updated the menu,”...

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Village Square opens in Lynbrook

At the new Village Square restaurant in Lynbrook,

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Located in the heart of downtown Lynbrook is the new Village Square, which makes its home in the cavernous space that, most recently, housed JMags Downtown Grill and, before that, Broadway Beanery. Owner Giuseppe Magnotta describes the place as an American grill with a menu that focuses on appetizers but also features burgers, pastas, salads, steaks and seafood.

Some dinner possibilities:...

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Ocean opens on Sound in Bayville

Ocean succeeds the Pine Island Grill restaurant in

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Ocean, which looks onto Long Island Sound, is the new restaurant at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville. It succeeds the Pine Island Grill.

The eclectic menu includes appetizers such as lobster sliders, beet-and-goat cheese napoleon, and shellfish cocktails. The main dishes take in broiled, boiled or stuffed lobster; chile-rubbed scallops; ginger-glazed salmon; steaks and a "summer clambake"...

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Artie’s in Island Park: High-frying fish

Fried fluke is a specialty at Artie's South

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Whole grilled fish, it’s the hip, cool, Mediterranean way to go. But last night I took a stroll down memory lane with a whole, deep-fried fluke at Artie’s South Shore Fish & Grill in Island Park.

It’s hard to imagine any cooking method that wouldn’t succeed with Artie’s fluke ($26): Proprietor Artie Hoerning caught them himself the day before. My dad went the heart-healthy route (possibly...

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Holiday weekend pig roast at Jedediah in Jamesport

Hamptons cooking classes at Loaves & Fishes

The Loaves & Fishes Cooking School at the

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If you are heading to Hamptons this summer (or if you live there) and you want to brush up on your cooking skills, check out what’s being offered by Loaves & Fishes Cooking School in Bridgehampton, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Recreational classes are offered on select Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, last 3 hours and cost $165. Classes are devoted to farm stand...

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Mexican goes modern at Mercado in Bridgehampton

Mini tuna tacos are one option at Mercado

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Mercado Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar is the new incarnation of the former Agave Mexican Grill in Bridgehampton. Chef owner Marcel Link said: “It’s more sophisticated than before.'' 

A glance at the new repertoire reveals such choices as mini sushi tacos made with soy marinated sushi grade tuna ($15), crab empanadas ($14), Yucatan grilled chicken in almond cream sauce ($21) and chipotle...

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Fresh succeeds Southfork Kitchen in Bridgehampton

The Summer Roll at Fresh in Bridgehampton is

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Todd Jacobs, who cooked at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor and then at Tierra Mar in Westhampton Beach before moving to the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, has come home to the Hamptons. Taking over the Bridgehampton space that formerly housed the beleaguered Southfork Kitchen, he has opened Fresh. As its name indicates, the new venture is all about farm-fresh produce, organically raised meat and...

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Greenport’s new food openings

At Prep, Keith Luce's new takeout venue in

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Keith Luce, former chef-partner at Jedediah Hawkins House in Jamesport, has launched his new venture: a multi-venue compound at Stirling Square in Greenport.

“The Square” is anchored by Main, which takes over the former North Fork Oyster Company and retains that restaurant’s oyster-centric menu. There will be about a dozen oysters every day, from both the East and West Coasts as well as Europe....

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New steakhouse opening in Floral Park

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