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Best bites (and beer!) this week on Long Island

Aiko Asian Bistro in Melville, where fatty tuna

Aiko Asian Bistro in Melville, where fatty tuna and baby yellowtail get a thumbs-up. Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

If you didn’t get a chance this past weekend to check out some of Peter M. Gianotti’s picks for Long Island bars serving great beer, read what he says about The Good Life in Massapequa Park, The Black Sheep in Mineola and others. When it comes to beer, Long Island has come a long way.

Also check out the best things to eat this week, which includes Gianotti’s take-away from Aiko Asian Bistro in Melville, where he advises you to stick to traditional fare. Over in Cheap Eats, Melissa McCart stops at The Smokin' Rib in Rockville Centre. Be sure to order the pastrami. And stay tuned for upcoming reviews on Bacaro Italian Tavern in Massapequa Park and The Rolling Spring Roll in Syosset.

In the week’s most clickable restaurant news on Newsday’s FeedMe blog, Jean-Georges Vongerichten takes over Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton and a new steakhouse, Prime 23, opened on Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Over in Oakdale, Erica Marcus points to an ambitious new place to check out, Wild Side Organic Café & Market from Jay Jadeja and Raquel Wolf, owners of the West East All-Natural Bistro & Wine Bar in Hicksville.

In closings, Winston's Bar and Fresh Hamptons on the East End have shuttered.

As food news breaks, we’ll see you back here.

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