“Fuego Picante means spicy fire,” writes Peter Gianotti of the newest establishment from the Singh Hospitality group. “But the restaurant isn’t so hot.” The “Mexican smokehouse and cantina” is the latest resident of this seemingly cursed location. Previous short-lived Singh tenants include RUB BBQ, Long Fin, BeSi and Kansas City Smokehouse.
Joan Reminick has much better luck at Millennium Chicken III in Hicksville. This is the third location (after Valley Stream and Elmont) of the Long Island mini-chain. “Despite a name that suggests a poultry-centric menu,” writes Reminick, it “qualifies as a full-fledged Peruvian restaurant,” although the signature rotisserie chicken is “bronze, juicy, flavorsome to the bone.”