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Omakase in Nassau County?

Great! Please report back.

Oriental Grocery in Lake Grove/Stonybrook...gone?

Please PLEASE, will you area hounds keep your eyes on this? If this place closes I will be bereft! (If I were out there I'd ask the other Chinese tenants of that shopping center what they know; there's Tao's and another takeout place, no?)

What's good near Nesconset Highway?

Excellent to know. But it was whole, on the bone?

Omakase in Nassau County?

Taka in Westbury, Nagashima in Jericho, Koiso in Carle Place. All excellent if you communicate to the chef (in all cases, Japanese and the owner) that you are serious.

Local farm and seafood delivery service in Nassau & Suffolk

Based on my recollections of your posts on this board, you're usually right, right? (Share with spouse.)

What's good near Nesconset Highway?

You're in a great corridor for authentic Chinese food. In Stony Brook: Ten89 Noodle House, Red Tiger, Green Tea and Tao's Bakery / Dim Sum (mostly takeout). Good, local wild-caught seafood served whole: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Local farm and seafood delivery service in Nassau & Suffolk

Well of course you're right. We'll see how these businesses do in the long run.

Local farm and seafood delivery service in Nassau & Suffolk

The prices may be higher than buying directly from East End farm stands, but not from farmers markets. Right now Our Harvest is selling Briermere strawberries for $7.29/quart, which is comparable to what I pay at my local Brooklyn green market. The bottom line is that someone needs to pay for transportation--the farmer, the customer, or the middleman.

Local farm and seafood delivery service in Nassau & Suffolk

I wrote about OurHarvest last year; I really liked them: http://nwsdy.li/1Gn3TAS

More recently, we profiled a four farm-to-kitchen businesses with similar models: http://nwsdy.li/1FcuGol

GREENPORT: JB WINES....SCARY

Good for the winery. And thanks for the warning!

Jarred Kimchi on Long Island?

You buried the lede!!!

GREENPORT: JB WINES....SCARY

It's a longshot, but you might try to contact the winery. They're certainly not obligated to help you out, but they might want to do so. Who knows?

Organic Salads [Port Washington, L. I.]

Oh dear. Then it's official: Trust no one!

Organic Salads [Port Washington, L. I.]

I would also trust Whole Foods. Good thinking, @stuartlafonda

Organic Salads [Port Washington, L. I.]

I would not trust any restaurant that claims to serve organic produce unless they show me the labels--especially if this is a health issue. If your friend is serious about eating only organic produce and meat, he or she is going to have to buy her own food and cook it. There's actually a restaurant in Port Washington called Organico that claims to serve only organic but, again, I would ask to see the labels, boxes, cartons, etc. If they won't show you, then there's your answer.

North Fork strawberries

I bought some lovely strawberries at Patty's on Saturday.

Greenport

One great newish place in Greenport is Little Creek Oyster Market, right on the water between Claudio's and Mitchell Park, they teach you to shuck your own oysters and clams.

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

Well remembered

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

Here's an article I wrote a few years back about GrK--which you, Gastronomos, will not be able to read!

http://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/fash...

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

Gastronomos! Only a fraction of what we report on the blog winds up in the paper. Seriously. Like 10 percent.
I do dine in Brooklyn occasionally.

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

Thanks for all the nice words, hounds. I feel compelled to respond here with a couple of observations. First, no one covers the food and dining on the Island like Newsday / FeedMe does. I wish it were otherwise--it would be nice to have a livelier food-media scene. There are usually good tidbits in Edible and Pulse, but those are monthlies (if that). Second, is it "kowtowing" when you decide to pay for something of value? Am I kowtowing to The New Yorker by subscribing? Now you might feel that a given service or subscription is too expensive, but if no one is going to pay for the news, pretty soon no one is going to report it. End of sermon and here are some free tidbits: Ginor says Lola will reopen for dinner on May 19. Restaurant Five Five 2 in St. James is closed. Check out the paper on Thursday, Gastronomos. I've blown your secret Titan Bakery Outlet in Deer Park.

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

For what it's worth, I think Limani is great for dinner, and even find the unparalleled (for LI) prices on fish justified. But the brunch doesn't do it for me--much more like the kind of buffet you'd find at a hotel or country club than anything reflecting a fine Greek restaurant.

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

The places in Nassau, of course. I love Southern Spice--I rarely take credit for "discoveries" but I do think I put those goat brains on the map--and I like Hot Breads too. It's the places over the Queens border that I'm not familiar with (Newsday having severed diplomatic relations with Queens) so thanks so much for the recommendations!

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

Stuartlafonda, which Indian spots on Hillside do you recommend? I often drive by and just don't know where to eat. Thanks!

Traditional in Nassau

Thanks. Will have to check Optima up. Love love love New Bakaliko.

Traditional in Nassau

Is Optima related to Titan? I remember a few years back the owner of Titan telling me about a future warehouse / market in Deer Park. Thanks!

North Fork Eastern Long Island Seafood Lunch

Braun has great outdoor seating, indoor not so much. Southold Fish Market has a much nicer dining room, outdoor seating not as nice as Braun.

Uniondale Saturday Morning?

V&T! V&T! I haven't been there in a year or so, but I believe their food court sells Chinese roast chicken, duck, char siu, etc. The only place on LI that actually makes this stuff. Now you've got two places for lunch and no breakfast.

Traditional in Nassau

Yikes, after looking at those pictures I can't imagine why you would go out to eat! As I think we've discussed before, I find the level of artistry and care in Turkish restaurants generally higher than in Greek ones, not because Turkish food is better, but because Turkish restaurants tend to cater to native-born Turks whose palates haven't been polluted by American food. Pasha is another place I think is terrific. In the same vein, Mexican taquerias that have a Mexican clientele tend to have much better food; I had some wonderful tacos de lengua at El Buen Gusto Deli in Bay Shore recently.

Traditional in Nassau

You harvest and butcher your own meat? You're raising livestock in Nassau County? On a more helpful note: LI has a lot of good Turkish places that make simple foods you're not apt to cook at home: kebabs and doner, stuffed vegetables, pide and lahmacun. Current faves in / near Nassau: Ephesus in Massapequa, new M&M in Farmingdale.