New additions to the menus at Bistro M: full-flavored "small plates" that are bigger than appetizers and could be dubbed mini-mains.
Mitch SuDock's latest selections include snappy sweet-and-sour brisket sliders and a lively short-rib packed tamale, as well as an inviting Cuban sandwich in miniature.
You'll also find shrimp pot stickers with peanut sauce, goat-cheese croquettes with fig jam, and a housemade pretzel with basil peso, queso fundito and the bistro's own mustard.
They're all appealing alternatives if you're not ready to invest in the a la carte steaks and pricier items. You could put together a savory meal with these plates, which are in the $9 to $14 range.
Bistro M is at 70 Glen Head Rd., at the railroad station; 516-671-2498.
Bistro M interior. Photo by Jin Lee