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Barrage Brewing opens in East Farmingdale

Barrage Brewing Co. opens in East Farmingdale.

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Long Island's newest brewery has opened in East Farmingdale.

Barrage Brewing Co. currently has four brews available. There will be a launch party Friday at Morrison's restaurant in Plainview from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and another at Bellport Cold Soda & Beer on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Barrage is the work of Stephen Pominski Jr., who's a trackside tower operator for the Long Island...

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The Wild Rose Bar & Grill opens near Republic Airport

The Wild Rose Bar & Grill has opened

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Now blooming in Farmingdale: The Wild Rose Bar & Grill, newly opened in the freestanding building that last housed the short-lived Hudson House. Unlike its predecessor, which had its access blocked by months of roadwork, this place just north of Republic Airport on New Highway is easily reachable.

It's also outfitted with a full bar and shares ownership with the Rosewood Inn in Melville....

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Trento in Farmingdale: First bites

At Trento in Farmingdale, fried calamari is served

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Trento, the handsome restaurant that rises in the old Crazy Donkey space on Route 110, reminds me of a dull, mass-market poster in a polished, carefully made frame.

The new spot opposite Republic Airport catches your eye but not your appetite. Considering all the work, effort and money that went into building Trento, there's litle evidence that very much went into the food.

To be upbeat...

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La Bottega comes to Farmingdale

The newest La Bottega is in Farmingdale. Pictured

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The ever-evolving Farmingdale restaurant scene now has its own La Bottega. The Italian sandwich/salad/pasta/ pizza franchise group, launched in Garden City South by Giuseppe and Marisa Ruta, now numbers 13, according to Giuseppe Ruta. There are also two in Queens, two in New Jersey, one in Brooklyn and, believe it or not, in Modica, Sicily.

On the Farmingdale menu: roasted salmon salad ($12),...

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Bollinger's in Farmingdale closes again

Bollinger's Family Restaurant on Main Street in Farmingdale

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Bollinger’s Family Restaurant in downtown Farmingdale, which closed for two months last year and then reopened, is once again shut.

In 2011, the luncheonette was included in Newsday’s list of Long Island’s best BLTs. House-made ice cream had been a specialty at the site since its earlier — and longer — incarnation as Von Leesen’s.

What will go into the space remains to be seen.  ...

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The Main Event, Farmingdale, comes out swinging

Filet of sole Francese at The Main Event

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The Farmingdale offshoot of the Plainview sports bar/restaurant The Main Event is now up and serving in the cavernous former digs of Kodiak’s. Not surprisingly, the new place  doesn’t look all that different from its predecessor: lots of wood, some brick and metal and TV screens everywhere you look.

Fish is a forte here, since the owners, the Constantatos family, are also in the wholesale...

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Trento opens in Farmingdale

Trento is a new Italian restaurant along Route

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After months of construction, Trento has opened across Route 110 from Republic Airport. The Italian restaurant has completely transformed what used to be the site of the Crazy Donkey club. It’s a terrific-looking establishment, with a stylish interior done in shades of amber and stone. The bi-level main dining room has comfortable booths and roomy tables. There are additional rooms for busy nights...

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Hooters bounces back to Farmingdale

Hooters in Farmingdale is reopening on July 11,

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Hooters, the Atlanta-based "breastaurant-sports bar,'' is reopening Thursday in the Farmingdale location it occupied from 2010 to October 2012. The building has been remodeled inside and out for a “cleaner and brighter feel,” according to press materials.

The menu at Hooters is sports-bar standard. When Newsday's Joan Reminick reviewed the original Farmingdale location in 2010, she praised...

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The Main Event to open in Farmingdale

The Main Event will soon open in Farmingdale.

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Opening soon in the vacated former digs of Kodiak’s on Rte. 110 in Farmingdale will be a new branch of The Main Event in Plainview, defined by co-owner Alex Constantatos as “a family restaurant with a sports theme.”

In addition to plenty of TV screens,  the place will feature a menu similar to the one in Plainview. Constantatos said that since his family is in the wholesale seafood business,...

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Weekend picks: Easter dining

Roots Bistro Gourmand is a nouveau bistro in

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Easter Sunday dining is almost as popular at restaurants as it is at the family table. Here are three places where you can celebrate. Reservations are recommended.

Mirabelle in Stony Brook offers a $62 fixed-price dinner, plus tax and tip, from 1 to 7 p.m. Among the dishes: asparagus custard, asparagus-chervil salad with smoked salmon, spring pea soup, Sauternes-poached foie gras, loin of...

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