In this week’s Newsday, Peter M. Gianotti awards three stars to Petulant Wino, “the North Fork’s newest must-eat, must-drink restaurant.” In the brightened-up former Aquebogue home of Comtesse Thérèse Bistro, the restaurant is owned by manager Courtney Schaudel and her father, restaurateur Tom Schaudel. The tapas-spurred, globally influenced menu comes from chef Lenny Campanelli, who ran the kitchen at CoolFish in Syosset when it was owned by Schaudel.
Joan Reminick visits Lemongrass Thai & Chinese Restaurant in Oceanside, a pan-Asian spot that “sets out to please just about everybody. Witness a bi-culinary menu that accommodates both wonton soup and tom kha gai, lo mein and pad Thai. What sets Lemongrass apart, though, is fare that, more often than not, is as vibrant as it is comforting.”