Before they put out the flame at the London Olympics, give the show one more toast.
I've enjoyed the XXX Olympiad. The Beijing spectacle was a bit too orchestrated, overplayed and image-driven for me. The London festivities may not have been as precisely calibrated, but there did seem to be more smiles.
So, have a brew at Canterbury Ales in Huntington, maybe with a shepherd's pie or a prime rib. Dive into the fish-and-chips at Cedar Creek American Bar and Grill in Glen Cove. Try bangers-and-mash at First and South in Greenport.
And, if you can find a good feijoada anywhere, let me know. We can get a head start on the next party in Rio.
Canterbury Ales, 314 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-549-4404.
Cedar Creek American Bar and Grill, 75 Cedar Swamp Rd., Glen Cove; 516-656-5656.
First and South, 100 South St., Greenport; 631-333-2200. (Cash only.)
Gabby Douglas and the balance beam, airborne and golden