Shepherd's pie is an Irish classic featuring ground or chopped meat topped with mashed potatoes.
Originally, the pie was made with lamb a hence its name a but many versions feature beef or a combination of lamb and beef.
Here are four Long Island restaurants where you'll find it prominently on the menu year-round.
At this handsome Irish dining spot, the shepherd's pie is served in a casserole and it's ample enough to serve two. ($17.95)
451 Hawkins Ave., Lake Ronkonkoma, 631-588-9843, flanaganspub.net
This freewheeling restaurant and bar with a music scene serves a mellow and satisfying mashed-potato-topped shepherd's pie. Itas listed as an appetizer but suitable as a main course. ($12.95)
225 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff, 516-200-9229, stillpartners.com
Chef Jonathan Chevlinas shepherd's pie, made with ground beef, peas, carrots and mashed potatoes, is a true comfort. ($16)
611 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, 516-321-9254, oharasalehouseandgrill.com
A real standout is the savory lamb and beef shepherd's pie served in an iron skillet and crowned with colcannon, creamy mashed potatoes laced with kale. ($17)
377 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, 516-279-4444, manningspub.com