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13 dishes to try on Friday the 13th

Pozole Verde, a traditional Mexican stew of pork

Pozole Verde, a traditional Mexican stew of pork belly, pork shoulder, hominy, cabbage, lime, avocado and chicharron, is an excellent dish at Verde Kitchen Cocktails in Bay Shore. Credit: Heather Walsh

Fear of the number 13 is triskaidekaphobia. Fear of Friday the 13th is paraskavedekatriaphobia. And fear of long words is hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.

Conquer your fears. This is your lucky day. Here are 13 ways to enjoy it at the table.

Seafood paella at Viaggio Tapas, 324 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre; 516-208-7789. 

Sashimi at Koi Kokoro, 501 Main St., Islip; 631-650-0307. 

Tacos at Tocolo Cantina, 920 Old Country Rd. (The Gallery at Westbury Plaza), Garden City; 516-222-0060. 

Pork, hominy and cabbage stew, at Verde Kitchen & Cocktails, 70 E. Main St., Bay Shore; 631-665-6300. 

Berkshire pork chop at Hush Bistro, 291 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-293-4874. 

Guacamole at The Refuge Food & Spirits, 515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville; 631-577-4444. 

The "Cadillac" burger, at P.J. Clarke's, 8289 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-367-7400. 

Linguine with black olive sauce, at Casa Rustica, 175 W. Main St., Smithtown; 631-265-9265. 

Shanghai-style soup dumplings, at Moonstone, 14 Northern Blvd., Great Neck; 516-500-1000. 

Korean fried chicken, at Monsoon Steak & Sushi, 48 Deer Park Ave., Babylon; 631-587-4400.

Grilled octopus, at Kyma, 1446 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn; 516-621-3700. 

Fritto misto, at Jonathan's Ristorante, 15 Wall St., Huntington; 631-549-0055. 

Pan-seared halibut, at Cafe Testarossa, 499 Jericho Tpke., Syosset; 516-364-8877. 


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