The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
The former El Dorado Grill in Port Jefferson Station, reborn a few months ago as Road Trip American Ale House, is now called simply Road Trip.
According to owner Philip Krumpter, the place has been redecorated in an American ale house motif: polished wood surfaces, 45 flat-screen TVs and blowup photos of tourist attractions nationwide. Which means that you can eat overlooking Mount Rushmore,...Read more »
Hoping to bring a little of their home state's hot dog tradition to Port Jefferson Station, Connecticut entrepreneurs Jonathan Gavern and Mark Argraves just launched Long Island Dogs in Port Jefferson Station. Anyone who has ever pulled off I-95 to Connecticut for a pit stop at Swanky Franks in Norwalk, Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield or Merritt Canteen in Bridgeport, knows just how serious our...Read more »
El Dorado Grille, a casual restaurant and bar in Port Jefferson Station, recently had a change in ownership. The place is commanded by Phil Krumpter, who was general manager at Kodiaks in Farmingdale. Chef Efrain Zavala, who was sous chef under El Dorado's previous ownership, now runs the kitchen.
From Krumpter's days at Kodiaks comes the ballpark sandwich: pastrami, swiss and Gulden’s spicy...Read more »
In tomorrow’s Newsday, Joan Reminick reveals the results of her ongoing search for Long Island’s best veal, chicken and eggplant Parmigianas. Click here to read the story (complete with a nifty interactive map), and here to tell us about your favorite "Parm."
Meanwhile, I looked at the Neapolitan origins of what has become an Italian-American classic (click here) and discovered that...Read more »