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Ben's pastrami

There are very few other choices on LI. In Suffolk we have Xan's and Pastrami and Friends. Nothing to recommend except there is a restaurant in Forest Hills/Rego Park on Queens Blvd called Ben's (no relation to the chain of Ben's restaurants) that does have thinly sliced hot pastrami that is excellent. Bring your own parking space, as it is difficult to park there.

~Fred19

Capital District Sandwich Guide (April 2015)

The Chicken Fajita is my favorite.

~Fred19

Capital District Sandwich Guide (April 2015)

I really like the wraps and soups at Pepper Jack's.

~Fred19

Mother's day brunch in Great Neck, LI area

I like Colbeh in Great Neck. It is really good Persian food, heavy on the vegetables. Really excellent tasting food. It is Kosher.

~Fred19

http://www.colbeh.com/greatNeck/

Traditional in Nassau

Gastronomos, sounds like you are looking for ethnic rather than traditional. If you want traditional, that brings to mind the Millerage Inn in Jericho, that has be doing traditional food for a few hundred years. If you are looking for ethnic, there are a lot of new Chinese restaurants opening up now that cater to the Chinese population here. Their food is excellent, but you will not find chicken chow mein on their menu. In Mineola there is a selection of excellent Portuguese food. When you see the word Churrascaria, get set for some good meat. German food is getting rarer and rarer. There is Koenig's in Floral Park, the Plattdeutche Park in Franklin Square, Pumpernickels in Northport and not too many others anymore. There are lots of Turkish places opening up with food similar to Greek. These are all considered 'ethnic' whereas a barbecue place may be considered traditional, at least in the US.

Rabbit Meat in the Holbrook Long Island area

If you want the rabbit meat prepared, Empire Chinese restaurant in St James has rabbit specialties sometimes.

~Fred19

Cracker Barrel on Long Island

Why would anyone want to petition our politicians to open up an extremely mediocre restaurant? We would be better off with more Denny's, which is slightly better than mediocre.

The reason that we do not see Cracker Barrel on LI is the same as why we do not have any Wegmans here. The cost of a large piece of real estate close to major thoroughfares is prohibitive for those types of operations and still maintain their competitive price point.

~Fred19

Road trip from New York to Montreal tonight...where to stop along the way?

I like Hickory Barbecue just off Exit 19, Kingston. It is a short ride west on Route 28.

~Fred19

http://www.hickoryrestaurant.com/cont...

Taking a day trip from NYC and looking for a unique or noteworthy lunch spot in the lower Hudson valley area.

Try the Raccoon Saloon. Good food, good atmosphere and good prices. They are on Route 9W a short distance north of the Newburgh/Beacon bridge, south of the Poughkeepsie bridge in Marlboro, NY.There is a menu on their website.

~Fred19

http://www.raccoonsaloonny.com/

Two days in Finger Lakes in July 2015

When we are in the Finger Lakes, we enjoy lunch at Parker's Grill & Tap House. Good food, ambiance and prices. They have locations in Seneca Falls, Auburn, Geneva and Newark, NY.

We ate there a few times this last year and it is worth recommending.

http://www.parkersgrille.com/ordereze...

~Fred19

Premium prices at Ben's Deli in Scarsdale

Be happy that you have a Ben's in Scarsdale. In Suffolk County, LI, we have Zan's. It seems that they lost their good cole slaw recipe.

~Fred19

The Orient Bethpage

Thanks dixdiner! $10 corkage is not bad.

~Fred19

A restaurant/caterer in the Farmingale (Long Island) that could accommodate a party of 20 or 30?

Try Tre Scalini in Farmingdale. One of my clients invited me to a holiday party there. The food was very good and from what I gather, so was pricing. We had a choice of 3 or 4 fixed dinners. The place is in the village of Farmingdale and it is on Main Street.

~Fred19

http://www.tre-scalini.com/

O'Mally's Southold Sold - How's it Now?

Motorsport, thanks for the info about Parto's. The restaurant is convenient, but as long as they use the same chef, I will not be going there. I particularly dislike the taste of the food. Nothing is too wrong with the menu or ambiance, as long as it does not get too hot in the summer in there.

Coll, I am looking forward to your review when the weather gets decent again.

~Fred19

O'Mally's Southold Sold - How's it Now?

Coll,

Has Parto's changed since they sold it?

I won't be eating in Riverhead until boating season begins.

~Fred19

Hy Ting -Riverhedad, NY - Classic Chinese American Chow

Went to Hy Ting with two other couples. There were two tables occupied and the waiter said to us that he could not take our order for a half hour. He said there was lots of takeout that he was working on. Maybe he was acting as the chef also? It was a place we really like and I feel that there is now one less place to go to in the Riverhead area. The North Fork is loaded with too many high priced restaurants opened by an executive chef who designs a fancy menu and then is gone, leaving behind a dysfunctional restaurant with poor service and exorbitant pricing.

~Fred19

The Orient Bethpage

I have been going to the Orient for about 20 years and it is really good. Too bad that you cannot get reservations. My favorite is the roast pork with fried noodles, dry.

It was great in the old days where you could bring your own bottle of wine or liquor. Now they have alcoholic beverage service and you can get a bottle of Tsingtao if you want one.

~Fred19

any good food recs for Monticello, Liberty NY

If you want good food in that part of the Catskills, you will need to get a time machine.

Those days are long gone. The customers have moved on. I used to like Singers Deli in Liberty (Chinese and Kosher style Deli) and the Antrim Lodge in Roscoe, great prime ribs.

~Fred19

Typekit

I do not have any browser extensions and very few add-ons, just symantec and skype. I am finding that Chowhounds site is very slow to respond. I am in Florida now. In NY it is fine. All the other websites that I connect to do it fast and crisply.

Jan 16, 2015
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Typekit

Win 8.1 plus Firefox. I am still seeing it. It really takes a long time to load pages. All other pages from other websites load quickly. It is just at Chowhound that I get that message about loading typekit. I do not think it is worth using on your site, just to get some fancy fonts.

~Fred19

Jan 15, 2015
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Typekit

Is anyone out there getting very slow loads of Chow that say it is loading use.typekit.net and takes about 2-3 minutes? This posting is for the people at Chowhound. Please remove once addressed.

Jan 15, 2015
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Cinquo de Mayo, Calverton, Long Island

Thanks for the update.

~Fred19

PJ Clarks-Woodbury

At 1.5 stars it does not sound cost effective at all. I will travel the extra miles and do Major's in East Meadow.

~Fred19

Long Island Good Eats 2014 in Review

Is that the former "Mah Johng" location?

~Fred19

Legal Seafood exits LI

I think that it was the same ownership as Nisen 110, which just closed. It may not have anything to do with the 'Legal' chain. The remaining Nisen 347 restaurant in St James has a totally un-readible sign, just like the previous two restaurants at that location. They last about a year each.

Special Occasion Recommendation - Nassau County/Western Suffolk

You should of addressed this issue with the restaurant manager. Sometimes there are just bad waiters, or over-worked waiters. There is no excuse for not getting your water, even in an inexpensive restaurant or pizzeria. In a more expensive restaurant, that deserves a "Pretentious" rating if they have high prices and crappy service. Thanks for sharing this with us.

~Fred19

Graduation dinner for Syracuse University

We did my daughters graduation from SU at the Arad Evans Inn in Fayetteville. Good food and service. A stately restaurant. One suggestion, book early.
~Fred19

www.aradevansinn.com/

7206 E Genesee St,
Fayetteville, NY 13066
315) 637-2020

Best diner on Long Island??

It is now a Panero's.

~Fred19

Partos Pizza in Riverhead gets bought out by Uncle Joes

I am looking forward to the new menu, and possibly a new chef.

It has been a while since I went to Carlo's, but I will now keep it in mind.

~Fred19

Partos Pizza in Riverhead gets bought out by Uncle Joes

I ate at the "new" Partos last week. It is the same staff and the same food. Nothing has changed.

I was hoping for a new taste in the food.

~Fred19