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East End ...local whitefish?

The names of fish are sometimes changed for marketing reasons. I once had a fish called Bassa which the man in the fish store called freshwater flounder. The second bite of it tasted like green pond scum. When I looked up Bassa on Google, it turned out to be Mekong Delta Catfish.

Jul 23, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Strawberries are here, North Fork LI

Joes Garage has excellent food. The problem is that it can get very LOUD in the evenings. Singles bar music for an older crowd. Even eating outside, the noise level is very high. Their pulled pork is tasty and moist. They could use an improvement in their barbecue sauce.

~Fred19

Jul 12, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Driving from Toronto to NYC through Finger Lakes (Trumansburg/Seneca Lake)

I like "Antlers" in Ithaca.

~Fred19

Jul 08, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Favorite Restaurants [Woodstock]

I like Joshua's.

~Fred19

Jun 18, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Good Asian/Thai restaurant in Syracuse

Lemongrass (Thai) at Armory Square

http://lemongrasscny.com/

~Fred19

May 26, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

New to Albany-want recommendations

Try Pepper Jack's on North Allen Street in Albany. Great food, soups and wraps.

https://www.pepperjacksalbany.com/ord...

~Fred19

May 05, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Soup Dumplings on Long Island

I have had the dumpling soup at Jani's in Hicksville (Nassau County).

It was a few years ago and it was excellent, reminiscent of Joe's Shanghai or is it Shanghai Joe's?

~Fred19

May 01, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Greek Food in Suffolk County?

Acropolis is excellent. Good food, ambiance, service and prices.

~Fred19

Mar 31, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Joe's Garage & Grill in Riverhead

Ate lunch at Joe's today and had the best pulled pork sandwich that I have ever had. Really moist and juicy. Washed it down with a pint of excellent Porter.

~Fred19

Mar 27, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Cliff's Elbow Room........... Jamesport

I like the Roumanian tenderloin at J&R's. Unlike some of their other steaks, you do not need really intense knife work to separate the meat from the nasty stuff.

~Fred19

Mar 26, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Joe's Garage & Grill in Riverhead

Coll;
Thanks for the fine report. Spring is happening and boating season is around the corner. Will have to try Joe's out. Looking forward to it.

~Fred19

Mar 20, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

ginger empire chinese, smithtown, new york

Ate at Empire-St James in Smithtown, formerly ESG. Not sure if this is the same restaurant. Food is good. Menu is extensive with exotic Chinese, Thai and Sushi. Clientele on a Saturday night is mostly Asian. A definite plus for Suffolk County Chinese restaurants. Good dim sum. Definitely worth a try.

~Fred19

Mar 20, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Oh no! Comtesse Therese Bistro is changing hands.... [North Fork, L.I.]

Keep me in mind for a SC Chowhound get together. Once boating season begins.

~Fred19

Mar 14, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Joe's Garage & Grill in Riverhead

Coll;

Did they say what year?

Thanks for the info.

~Fred19

Feb 26, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Greek place on Long Island near Melville/Huntington Station

Skorpio's is OK.

I like the Mediterranean Snack Bar

~Fred19

Feb 18, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Good Burger at a Sit Down on LI?

I like Major's in East Meadow and Woodbury for burgers. The home fries go really well with their burgers.

~Fred19

Feb 13, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Joe's Garage & Grill in Riverhead

What ever happened to Joe's Garage and Grill restaurant on Peconic Avenue and Main Street in Riverhead?

It was supposed to open last summer. The menu was interesting and the location was convenient.

http://joesgarageandgrill.com/

~Fred19

Feb 11, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Levittown Area devoid of any decent dining options.

I like the Fortune Wheel. One of two really 'authentic' Chinese restaurants on LI.

Also, nearby in East Meadow is Major's. A really nice steakhouse that you do not have to leave a week's salary to pay the check.

~Fred19

Feb 10, 2014
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Duck on Long Island?

My favorite place for duck is the Meetinghouse Creek Inn in Aquebogue. The duck comes from Crescent Farms in Aquebogue, about 1/4 mile away and is really fresh. To make good duck, you have to start with fresh product.

~Fred19
http://www.meetinghousecreekinn.com/

Dec 20, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Quiet(er) restaurant in Albany with not-too-adventurous food?

I like Jack's Oyster House. Good food at reasonable prices. I especially like their oysters and their prime rib.

~Fred19

Dec 18, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Lunch off of Rt 90 Albany area

I like Pepper Jacks in Albany. They have great homemade soups and salads. You can also get a delicious cheese steak there.

http://www.pepperjacksalbany.com/orde...

192 N Allen St Albany, NY 12206
(518) 426-5505

~Fred19

Oct 29, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

ALbany, New York restaurant week

I like Jack's. Nothing like a plate of fresh oysters for an appetizer followed with a slice of their prime rib, rare.

~Fred19

Oct 11, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Best German restaurant on LI

Zum Stammtisch is excellent, but it is in Queens. Parking is not easy and it is a small place and not easy to get seated. Their food is probably the best around.

~Fred19

Oct 05, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Fairway coming to Lake Grove in 2014

If you want huge, try Wegmans (not on LI).

They are HUGE, like six Waldbaum stores area in one of them. It makes Fairway or Whole Foods look like a neighborhood bodega.

~Fred19

Oct 04, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Best German restaurant on LI

I do not know the best, but I like Pumpernickels in Northport.

There are not too many nowadays. We used to like the Pinegrove Inn in Patchogue, but I am not sure that they are open or serving German food. I believe there may be one in Southampton and one in Montauk and of cause the Bavarian Inn, which was just torn down.

~Fred19

Oct 03, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Osso Buco on LI?

I have had pork OB at Buetera's. They have a few locations on LI.

~Fred19

Sep 29, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Ben's Deli [Greenburgh, NY]

Their slaw is definitely a 9 (out of 10).

~Fred19

Sep 28, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Ben's Deli [Greenburgh, NY]

I think that the Ben's on Queens Blvd is fantastic.

The pastrami is as soft as butter....I mean margarine.

~Fred19

Sep 28, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)

West End Cafe - a disappointment! [Carle Place]

Used to go there all of the time. Last time was very crowded and they were seating regulars who came in later than we did. That was the last time I ever went there. I liked their Cobb salad. Prices were not cheap.

~Fred19

Sep 26, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Maritine Festival, North Fork

At Orient by the Sea I usually order the Mahi Mahi sandwich with a large cole slaw, hold the fries along with a beer. If you can't get to Florida, go to Orient. There are not many restaurants out on LI that offer mahi mahi sandwiches. In Florida I have fish twice a day, in LI very rarely.

~Fred19

Sep 23, 2013
Fred19 in New York State (exc. NYC)