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Chef Peter Mesaris makes souvlaki skewers in the

Chef Peter Mesaris makes souvlaki skewers in the kitchen of Yevma in East Meadow. Credit: Daniel Brennan

In this week’s Newsday, Joan Reminick reviews Yevma Authentic Greek Cuisine, an attractive East Meadow newcomer, and finds that the “authentic” in the restaurant’s name is borne out in Peter Mesaris’ menu. His Hellenic specialties — rarely seen on these shores — include dako salad (featuring barley-wheat rusks tossed with tomatoes, feta, olives and capers and olive oil), kotosouvli (slow-roasted pork) and panseta, thick grilled bacon dipped in lemon- thyme-honey sauce.

Peter M. Gianotti visits Schafer’s in Port Jefferson, proving ground for new chef Heather West. West, who won the second season of “Hell’s Kitchen,” has her work cut out for her. “Visit on a busy night,” he writes, “and you'll see how hard it is to turn an old boat around.” Service is a problem, but Gianotti commends the “tasty fish tacos,”  the “rosy tuna Serignese set on wasabi-ignited mashed potatoes” and "dependable fish-and-chips.”

In her Provisions column, Erica Marcus profiles Pasha Kebob and Grill, an unassuming little takeout shop at the intersection of Route 109 and Straight Path in North Lindenhurst that happens to serve some of the best Turkish food on Long Island.

 

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