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12 LI picks for small plates

Tullulah's, Bay Shore: Steven Scalesse's stylized restaurant includes

Tullulah's, Bay Shore: Steven Scalesse's stylized restaurant includes full-flavored food and good local beers to pair with it. Try the charcuterie board (pictured), highlighted by spicy, dry Calabrian sausage and espresso-rubbed Barely Buzzed cheese. Also good: fried Sexton Island oysters; sliced chorizo with brown-sugar-glazed apples and sriracha aioli; and baked cauliflower with aged Cheddar, pork belly and a crumble of Brussels sprouts. Credit: Daniel Brennan

Small plates aren't just a nationwide phenomenon: They're a local dining trend too.

The proof? The numerous restaurants on LI where small plates rule.

All small plates are not created equal of course, and often you want that teeny bite with a delicious glass of wine of superb craft beer. Our restaurant critics Peter M. Gianotti and Joan Reminick are here to help guide you through: They're selected the 12 best area spots for small plates.

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