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The Main Event, Farmingdale, comes out swinging

Filet of sole Francese at The Main Event

Filet of sole Francese at The Main Event in Farmingdale (July 2013) Credit: Newsday/Joan Reminick

The Farmingdale offshoot of the Plainview sports bar/restaurant The Main Event is now up and serving in the cavernous former digs of Kodiak’s. Not surprisingly, the new place  doesn’t look all that different from its predecessor: lots of wood, some brick and metal and TV screens everywhere you look.

Fish is a forte here, since the owners, the Constantatos family, are also in the wholesale seafood business. On a recent afternoon, a  lunch special crabcake sandwich ($12) featured a small but crab-intense patty with lettuce and tomato on whole wheat toast. Satisfying fare. It came with fries — the previously frozen sort, but served up crisp and hot. A friend's filet of sole Francese, topped with a satiny-citrusy sauce, was fresh and light, plated with julienne vegetables.

In an area notoriously short on affordable eating options, The Main Event comes as a welcome addition.

The Main Event is at 1815 Broad Hollow Rd., Farmingdale, 631-522-1030,


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