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Turkuaz in Riverhead

I was there last week and it was very hot and damp inside. I was told that the air conditioner was broken. They stopped making the delicious Turkish bread because the do not have their oven any more. The food is still good, but they seem to have other issues. Maybe someone's misplaced idea about cost control.

~Fred19

Partos Pizza in Riverhead gets bought out by Uncle Joes

Glad to hear the news. I never cared for the food at Parto's. Many of the items that I ate there seemed to have a sour taste. In the hot summer, the air conditioning was poor. I hope Uncle Joes is an improvement.

I also noticed that there is a place called Two Brothers under construction which I think may be a pizzeria. They do not say on the building under construction what it is. When Julia's changed to a Taqueria, there became a pizza vacuum in town. The pizza place next to the Blue Duck bakery closed and I did not feel bad, because one day I went in for a slice and they told me they did not sell slices. This was a poor business model for a pizza place. Not being able to get a slice allowed me to predict their future downfall.

~Fred19

Syracuse

My favorites are Danzer's, Coleman's, The Great Wall, Scotch and Sirloin, Saratoga Steaks, Delmonico's, The Egg Plant, Kitty Hoynes and Dinosaur. Many of these places have been around for a long time and there are many people who feel that they have slid downhill. I still like them.

~Fred19

Woodstock,NY where to eat?

I also like Joshua's Cafe. Great soups and salads. We have been going there for almost 50 years.

~Fred19

Lombardi's comes to Mattituck

Olive Garden is trying to figure out how to improve their menu. The report suggested that they add veal dishes, but management at Olive Garden did not know what kind of vegetable veal is. They are also trying to find a source for real mah-za-rella cheese.

~Fred19

Good restaurant for large group in Kingston, NY

We love Hillside Manor. Great food. There are a few rooms there and they do catering.

http://www.thehillsidemanor.com/

~Fred19

Lunch spot on North Fork this coming Friday

You do not have to go far from the ferry at Orient Point. Next door, west, is a fishing dock with an excellent fresh seafood restaurant. It is called "Orient by the Sea". Prices are fine and portions are good. I suggest the chowder and the mahi sandwich. The last thing I heard by someone who went to Noah's is that they had to stop someplace else afterwards, because they were still hungry. When we are in Greenport, we drive the 10 miles east to Orient by the Sea. There is some nice outdoor seating also with a great view of Shelter Island, Gardiner's Island and the Ruins.

~Fred19

http://orientbythesea.com/

Does The Finger Lakes area have ANY good restaurants?

We were at Parkers pub in Geneva at the top of Seneca Lake. It was a good place for lunch. There are a few Parkers at other places in the Finger Lakes. We saw one in Seneca Falls.

~Fred19

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

Having breakfast on Long Island

I went to the Cook Room for lunch and was disappointed at their hamburgers. The meat was OLD and past its' prime.
~Fred19

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.

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

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

I like "Antlers" in Ithaca.

~Fred19

Favorite Restaurants [Woodstock]

I like Joshua's.

~Fred19

Good Asian/Thai restaurant in Syracuse

Lemongrass (Thai) at Armory Square

http://lemongrasscny.com/

~Fred19

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

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

Greek Food in Suffolk County?

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

~Fred19

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

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

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

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

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

Joe's Garage & Grill in Riverhead

Coll;

Did they say what year?

Thanks for the info.

~Fred19

Greek place on Long Island near Melville/Huntington Station

Skorpio's is OK.

I like the Mediterranean Snack Bar

~Fred19

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

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

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

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/

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

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