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Top 13 Long Island nightlife stories of 2013

It was a year of recovery for several Nassau and Suffolk bars, clubs, lounges and other hangouts following Sandy, but by the arrival of winter much was back to normal. The world of LI nightlife quickly returned to staying busy embracing trends and entertaining those looking for a good time - just like it always has.

Here are a baker's dozen of the happenings and hot moments of 2013, all of which combine to corroborate Long Island remains primed for a good time. -- IAN J. STARK


Where to get the best pies on Long Where to get great pies on LI Sakura, Farmingdale: After seven years of hibachi flames Recent restaurant closures on Long Island The best desserts for Thanksgiving. 15 delicious desserts for Thanksgiving Photo from about 1955 -1956. Bigelow's Seafood in LI restaurants that have lasted 50-plus years The Jamesport Farm Brewery in Riverhead, Oct. 22, 5 new places to grab a drink on LI Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett, Amagansett: The latest restaurant from 50 LI spots for fine dining The bread pudding at Old Fields in Port LI desserts you have to try Since 1999, Bronx-based Gustiamo has scoured Italy for Great gifts for food and drink lovers LI Pour House in Port Jefferson Station and Dig in: Our 14 favorite barbecue joints on LI The mixed grill offers sliced filet mignon, chicken, Meritage Wine Bar WHAT YOU'LL NEED:1 quart heavy cream3 garlic cloves, 29 savory Thanksgiving side dishes Holiday cookie recipes include chocolate and cinnamon Mexican Holiday cookies to bake, pack and give as gifts The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grill, Smithtown: Recent Long Island restaurant openings DJ's Clam Shack, Wantagh: North meets South at 100 Cheap Eats to try on LI The firepit at Gurney's, open Thursdays-Sundays with an 5 places to have a drink by the fire this fall The apple tortada at DOMA, capped with vanilla Doma Land + Sea McDonald's in Turkey offers the Maxburger, notable for Fast food from around the world WHAT YOU'LL NEED: 16 cups bread cut into Simple stuffing recipes for Thanksgiving At Molto Vino in Babylon, the large Molto LI wine bars to try this weekend The Ceviche Mixto at La Vicharra Grill in La Vicharra Grill The Everything Burger, as served at The Springs 10 East End eateries to try this fall, winter The spicy tuna poke bowl, Shiny Coffee Healthy Where to get poke bowls on LI Turkey recipes to try this Thanksgiving. Creative turkey recipes for Thanksgiving Where to get great mac and cheese on Mac and cheese on LI: 17 versions we love
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