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Gastropubs - Nassau

Hmmm. Hard to answer that one in a politic manner! Yes, you're right: You can no longer scroll down through the blog; each entry is a "story" in its own right. On a more positive note, the pictures look better...
Don't know if you're on twitter, but if you follow @FeedMeLI, I'll alert you to pretty much every new post. Cheers!

Gastropubs - Nassau

EM23, it's working for me. If you're still having problems, email me at erica.marcus@newsday.com and we'll try to figure it out!

Gastropubs - Nassau

EAT had not opened when we compiled this list. Joan gave that place 3 stars and I bet she'd put it on the list now.

Gastropubs - Nassau

Our blog landing page (blog landing page? Take me back, 1998!) has moved as of today. The new one is:

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

For now there's no longer a search function (and believe me, this hurts me more than it hurts you because that blog is basically my memory) but stay tuned.

Gastropubs - Nassau

OK, Gastronomos. I know you can't read Newsday online, so just this once I'm going to tell you what our Top 10 gastropubs are:

BBD's - Beers Burgers Desserts, Rocky Point
Heirloom Tavern, Glen Head
Joe's Garage & Grill, Riverhead
Morrison's, Plainview
Old Fields, Greenlawn and Port Jefferson
PeraBell Food Bar, Patchogue
Sapsuckers Hops & Grub, Huntington
The Savoy Tavern, Merrick
That Meetball Place, Patchogue
Tullulahs, Bay Shore

Subscribers, here's the online version: http://nwsdy.li/1y4otRS

Special Birthday dinner in East Hampton NY-

Coll, I know Colicchio split a few weeks ago, but I understood that Kyle Koenig, who had run the kitchen since Ty Kotz left in May, was still there. Did he leave too?

Special Birthday dinner in East Hampton NY-

Nick & Toni's, East Hampton. Arguably best resto in the Hamptons. For a real blow-out, consider Topping Rose in Bridgehampton.

Pepper Steak on Long Island (not chinese)

Long after New York Newsday closed, Newsday still reviewed Queens restaurants; they were published in a Queens edition; that day's LI edition would carry a review of a restaurant in Nassau or Suffolk. That practice stopped around 2005. For what it's worth, Peter Gianotti gave La Baraka 2 stars in 2005, but didn't mention the steak au poivre. Anyone planning to cross the border into Little Neck would do well to visit the Turkish place next door to la Baraka, Kebab House.

Visiting hound needs Boca / Delray help

THANK YOU THANK YOU SOUTH FLORIDA HOUNDS! And if you are ever visiting Brooklyn or Long Island, give me a heads-up (on the appropriate board, Outer Boroughs or NY State) and I'm happy to return the favor. And of course I will report back.

Visiting hound needs Boca / Delray help

Howdy. I'm a Brooklynite / LI-er visiting Dad in a few weeks and the poor guy, who spends four months there every winter, just keeps striking out with restaurants. On previous visits the only really good meals I've had are at a taco truck near West Delray Regional Park and at J&J Seafood in Delray Beach. We also ate well at City Fish but then recently he had a less wonderful meal there. I'm looking for honest, good food without hype, possibly authentic ethnic or, if New American or Italian, with a genuine respect for ingredients, season, etc. Perusing this board I'm intrigued by Nick's pizza (grew up in New Haven) and La Ferme. CFByrne, Lettuceinlove, feel free to chime in. Thanks!

Legal Seafood exits LI

A clarification: The place closed on Sunday and I was told that they are looking for urban locations, not necessarily "touristy city center." Agreed that LI is surprisingly short on great seafood places. I'd love to hear what you guys think, but here are Newsday's best bets:

http://data.long-island.newsday.com/p...

Best Chicken Pot Pie Nassau County ??

OK, I have my marching and cheesecake-eating orders!

Best Chicken Pot Pie Nassau County ??

Hmmm, Jim I'm not sure I know what you are talking about. There is one Iavarone restaurant, Iavarone Cafe, in Lake Success. The other four locations (Lake Success, Maspeth, Wantagh and Woodbury) are all markets.

As for the Thai-Chinese place, I read your post with interest and will try to get there. BUT, as you know, Newsday doesn't cover places in Queens--no matter how great, no matter how close to the Nassau line. But I'll post here when I get there. Cheers!

Best Chicken Pot Pie Nassau County ??

Really? I'm usually disappointed with "prepared foods" at LI specialty markets, but we've found Iavarone's to be uniformly good. Never had the chicken pot pie, however. Jim (and nice to hear your voice!) which Iavarone has let you down?

Fuscamos - Wantagh

Please tell me those are not ribs topped with shrimp with a steamed vegetable medley.

The Best Egg Sandwich... on Long Island - Southdown Coffee in Huntington

I know what you mean! I long for the days when I thrilled to Cafe Bustelo.

The Best Egg Sandwich... on Long Island - Southdown Coffee in Huntington

Thanks! And, Gastronomos, the coffee at Southdown Coffee is of very high quality:
http://long-island.newsday.com/shoppi...

The Best Egg Sandwich... on Long Island - Southdown Coffee in Huntington

That's odd. Edible Long Island posted that on their FB page but, you're right, the link is no longer working. Perhaps it was too enthusiastic to live?

Flamenco or Marriachi (live) with dinner on Long Island

Joan Reminick reported this article, "Latin restaurants serving up dance," two years ago, and at least one of the restaurants mentioned have closed, but it's a start:

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

The Refuge Rt 110, Melville

We haven't eaten there, but here's some more information. Report back!
http://long-island.newsday.com/restau...

ISO Peconic BayScallops 2014

So by my calculations you had fried blowfish, sauteed scallops, fried flounder?, grilled tuna. And I want to know...you couldn't fry the tuna? Looks fantastic. Good on you!

The new Mesquite Tex Mex in Wading River, we totally love it

OK. I am writing that down! Sometimes I think that those North Shore Suffolk towns--Wading River, Sound Beach--just cease to exist, Brigadoon-style, from Monday to Wednesday!

The new Mesquite Tex Mex in Wading River, we totally love it

I've never been able to find the Sound Beach location open!

ISO Souvlaki on Long Island - GreeKrave

http://www.greekrave.com/

How much more info do you want?

Need Northport Recs.

Motosport, where'd you end up?

Need Northport Recs.

Not to confuse matters, but highly recommended in nearby Greenlawn (though sadly lacking in oysters) is Old Fields.

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

Need Northport Recs.

Congratulations! Great food not so easy in Northport. I think Coll is referring to Mill Pond House, gorgeously situated, food not quite up to the view since chef Antonato departed. There's Rockin Fish, more casual, probably mobbed on a Friday night, but specializing in oysters so there's that...

Peruvian Chicken in Patchouge

I think it's Los Andes, branch of a well-regarded Peruvian in Deer Park. Details:
http://long-island.newsday.com/restau...

Caci in Southold??? Anyone been??

Rehearsal Dinner for 30-40 Babylon area

Three restaurants come to mind, all owned by Bohlsen restaurant group, all large and well appointed, well equipped to handle a party, none of them cheap: Monsoon in Babylon is modern Asian fusion, Tellers in Islip lovely steakhouse in old bank building, Verace in Islip modern Italian.