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Lamb.....or goat on Long Island

Yes it is: 1474 Deer Park Ave, North Babylon, NY 11703
(631) 586-2246.

There's also a terrific little cafe. More:
http://long-island.newsday.com/restau...

Apr 09, 2014
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Something happening at Winnie's (Bay Shore)?

Tony was to beautiful to live...

Apr 09, 2014
emarcus in New York State (exc. NYC)

Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

New American: Market Bistro in Jericho (just north of Whole Foods) is probably as close to Meyer / Telepan you're going to get in Nassau County.

Apr 09, 2014
emarcus in New York State (exc. NYC)

Lamb.....or goat on Long Island

Giunta's Meat Farms (a few stores in Suffolk) is a good start. Any supermarket that serves Latin-American customers (Best Yet, C-Town, Bravo) will probably have goat. ALSO there's a live poultry market in Holbrook, Bello, that also sells sheep and goats (they slaughter them there). Also any halal butcher--there's a good one at Nazar in N. Babylon.

Having said that, any good butcher should have lamb shoulder.

Apr 09, 2014
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Best Fries On LI?

Coll, that's why we pay you the big bucks!

Apr 08, 2014
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Best Fries On LI?

Stuart, did you see this, embedded in the Shake Shack post? Our favorite fries on LI:

http://long-island.newsday.com/restau...

You cannot beat this dinner at Hildebrandt's: fries accompanied by a chocolate ice-cream soda.

Apr 08, 2014
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Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

Thanks you guys! (Blind journalist here.) If anyone comes across a phone number, send it along? And apologies in advance if this makes its way into the papers...

Apr 03, 2014
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Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

Very little info there--no address, phone... Have you been there? Seems up your alley.

Apr 03, 2014
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Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

Abu, can you divulge details, coordinates (and phone) of Sea Cliff Bistro? Sounds intriguing!Thanks.

Apr 03, 2014
emarcus in New York State (exc. NYC)

Kyma - Roslyn - LONG ISLAND

Regarding Greek contributions to civilization, plain grilled fish ranks right up there with philosophy and democracy, as far as I'm concerned.

Apr 01, 2014
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Any suggestions on the South Shore of Long Island, Upscale.

It's been around since 2003.

http://www.chachamagrill.com/Chachama...

Mar 31, 2014
emarcus in New York State (exc. NYC)

Any suggestions on the South Shore of Long Island, Upscale.

Gastronomos, have you been to Savoy since Kevin took over kitchen?

Mar 27, 2014
emarcus in New York State (exc. NYC)

Any suggestions on the South Shore of Long Island, Upscale.

Nassau or Suffolk? In the latter: Lake House in Bay Shore or Chachama Grill in Patchogue.

Mar 27, 2014
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Joe's Garage & Grill in Riverhead

Thanks for the great report!

Mar 19, 2014
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Rotterdam query

Thanks! I shall report back.

Mar 18, 2014
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Rotterdam query

Howdy, hounds. I'm going to Rotterdam with my dad so that he can fulfill a long-held dream of seeing (and driving over) the Erasmus Bridge. I was wondering if there's a good restaurant with a spectacular view of said bridge where I could book a table. Many thanks for any help you can provide.

Mar 15, 2014
emarcus in Europe

Another Shout Out for Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead

Thanks for the report, Coll. Is it still counter-serve or is there table service? Can't wait to get there again!

Mar 14, 2014
emarcus in New York State (exc. NYC)

Prime Rib in Nassau?

I've been wondering about Volpe. That's the place at Fox Hollow. PWRube, let us know if you go!

Mar 12, 2014
emarcus in New York State (exc. NYC)

Prime Rib in Nassau?

OK, not to be a stickler (well, OK, I am a stickler) but "prime rib" usually refers to a roast, a standing rib roast. Places that serve a true prime rib cut it off a roast. But I think you're looking for a rib steak (with bone) or rib eye steak (without bone). Restaurants advertise "prime rib" because it has the word "prime" in it--without the steak having to actually be prime. In other words, there's such a thing as a choice prime rib.

Plenty of restaurants serve a bone-in rib steak and, in fact, I find that the most dependable steak there is. An average rib steak will be better than an average sirloin or T-bone or porterhouse, in my opinion.

That said, Luger's has a lunch special on Tuesdays of "roast prime ribs of beef" and on the dinner menu there are "prime roast ribs of beef, extra heavy cut on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, when available."

Bryant & Cooper sometimes has what they call a "full cut prime rib."

Mar 12, 2014
emarcus in New York State (exc. NYC)

Prime Rib in Nassau?

Are you looking for a butcher or a steakhouse?

Mar 12, 2014
emarcus in New York State (exc. NYC)

Having breakfast on Long Island

For what it's worth--and you guys know I am not here to promote Newsday--unlimited digital access costs $3.49/week and, for reasons I can't understand, home delivery PLUS unlimited digital access starts at $2.49/week.

Mar 08, 2014
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Chinese groceries?

H Mart (Great Neck, Williston Park) is Korean-owned but has lots of Chinese products. Similar: K & Y on Old Country Road in Hicksville. Better still, V & T at 12 N Franklin St in
Hempstead, best Asian market on Long Island.

Feb 26, 2014
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Perfection in Valley Stream LI: Itgen's

Thanks for exhuming that post from 2000! 14 years later I'm still singing the same tune:

http://long-island.newsday.com/restau...

Feb 21, 2014
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Looking for dinner between Robert Moses beach and Nassau Coliseum

I'm with Coll. I had a wonderful meal a few months back at Pier 95 and it was a far cry from the Nautical Mile.

http://long-island.newsday.com/restau...

And Gastronomos, for those of us who aren't fishermen, a restaurant that gets a really fresh whole fish and prepares it simply and respectfully--that's a thing of incomparable beauty. Whole fried fresh local fluke at Artie's in Island Park. Wow.

Feb 20, 2014
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Looking for Indian lunch buffet (Hicksville area, more or less)

Here are six recs from Joan Reminick:

http://long-island.newsday.com/restaurants/indian-buffets-on-long-island-6-bargains-1.4794616#1

I wasn't blown away at a recent dinner visit to Mirchi (new place, same complex as Patel Bros.) but they sounded serious about about buffet. On the second Sunday of the month, they put on a “Special Mega Lunch Buffet” with more than 40 items for $16.95.

http://long-island.newsday.com/restau...

Feb 14, 2014
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MODERN SNACK BAR in Aquebogue…#1 on the Saveur 100!!!

I agree on the pies, better looking than tasting. I prefer toasted almond cake. But, as per EricMM, soft shell crabs, turnips, duck are winners.

http://long-island.newsday.com/restau...

FWIW, the Saveur 100 is ordered randomly. In 2012, Itgen's in Valley Stream also made the list. Clearly the editors view Long Island as a wellspring of culinary innovation!

Feb 05, 2014
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Morning Rose Cafe, Bellmore

After that initial blog post on Morning Rose Cafe, Joan Reminick offered this 3-star opinion:

http://long-island.newsday.com/restau...

Sorry you’re blocked, Gastronomos. BTW anyone with a Cablevision account has free access to newsday.com.

Jan 27, 2014
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What stores sell wild fennel on Long Island?

I've never seen it in a store. Though I have heard tell of old Sicilians collecting it in highway median strips. I'd just add some crushed fennel seeds to cultivated fronds and bulbs. Here's Arthur Schwartz on the subject:

http://www.thefoodmaven.com/diary/000...

Jan 16, 2014
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Peconic Bay Scallops 2013

Call Ken Homan at Braun Seafood in Cutchogue. He'll be able to give you the skinny.

Jan 06, 2014
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Skin on boneless whole pork belly - Long Island

Giunta's Meat Farms (Commack, Hauppauge, Farmingdale, Lake Ronkonkoma, Medford, Port Jeff, Bohemia) has more cuts of pork than I've seen anywhere else on LI. Worth a try.

Jan 03, 2014
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