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Syosset: Hot day, CoolFish

Returned to CoolFish in Syosset, the flagship in Tom Schaudel's current two-boat armada, spurred by 100-plus degrees and the "chocolate bag."

This free-standing spin on the sundae, with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce atop bananas, all encased in a chocolate container, has been part of the Schaudel repertoire since the long-ago Downtown Grille in Montauk. It's still refreshing and fun.

These days, what comes before at CoolFish is very good, too. Try the pulled-pork quesadilla or the crab cake, the juicy grilled sirloin or  the sesame-seed crusted yellowfin tuna.

You could consider an upside-down apple tart. Maybe the creme brulee. But this week, it's all in the bag.

Schaudel also operates A Mano, a fine osteria-style eatery in Mattituck.

CoolFish, 6800 Jericho Tpke., Syosset; 516-921-3250.

It's in the bag ...


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