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Omakase in Nassau County?

Hello Erica,

As a matter of fact, thanks to you and some others, have recently "discovered" Taka and have been there several times. Will explore their Omakase in the next week or so.


Omakase in Nassau County?

Any suggestions would be appreciated or is a visit to NYC necessary?

Long Island Good Eats 2014 in Review

Here goes w/o any special order....For the record, our kids are in Astoria and Prospect Heights so we tend to gravitate there. When on L.I.:

Hamburgers- Majors in East Meadow....IMO a very good burger....we usu do it as a take-out

Ditto on V&T for pork buns and MP Taverna for interesting Greek

Lazzat- We ate there last winter and froze our butts...never went back

Mineola- Biscuits and BBQ for S. Fried Chix , Fried bacon, and other Southern, Cajun, N.O. preps.

Pizza-Pietro's in E.M.....Only for the sesame seed crust pizza

Fortune Wheel-As good as Flushing and half the distance...Thank goodness for FW

Arata Sushi-Syosset....Only went once, recently....Met friends so could not really concentrate on food but it was interesting and very good

Metro Manila--Front st., EM....Only went once but it was good....Filipino

Pho Maxia-Westbury.....Liked the Bahn Mee...otherwise so-so....Chefs are Chinese??

Indian- Southern Spice, New Hyde Park....For my $$$, best Indian on L.I....Spicy!!!

New Chilli & Curry-Hicksville.....Spicy!!! Like the Chinese dishes...that's what I see the South Asians mostly ordering

Ben's- Garden Cty....Love the deli, hate the sticky floors

Curry and Spice, EM...used to be a regular...less so since new owners...Most recently , they've added a hot table with 5-6 dishes, one of which is Butter Chix...will try ASAP

That's more or less it

Nassau County

I agree that Nassau has few really good and interesting restaurants. We really don't eat out locally that much as a result. When we do, I agree with the suggestions made by and large by emarcus. That said, I haven't been to Southern Spice since they moved out from Flushing; New Chili and Curry we like a lot altho we tend to order from the Chinese side rather than the Indian. In my experience, most South Asians do not eat Indian out. They're eating Chinese food as it is usually prepared in India. We also like Yamaguchi. For hamburgers we go to Major's in East Meadow. For Chinese, We like The Orient in Bethpage and Fortune Wheel in Levittown; Both serve good Cantonese that is harder and harder to actually find in Flushing. Waiting for D. Meyer to open Shake Shack in the new Mall in Westbury. For fish, its Arties in Oceanside.That's about all I can think off....its depressing. For interesting food we tend to go to Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan in that order.

Charlotte for the Convention.

Actually, I'm one of those left in the lurch. Need suggestions for today in Charlotte. Ate at Kings Kitchen last nite and had Dan the Pig man for lunch. Have looked at 5church for tonite. But would like add'l options. Taking the lite rail into town so will not have wheels there; thus uptown is where we'll be. Also, will be looking at Halcyon and Harvest moon Grill. Any suggestions welcome

Thanks, again , in advance Toby1355

Sep 06, 2012
mtobias1355 in Southeast

Asheville, NC to Charlottesville, Va

Thinking of the Blue Ridge Highway from Asheville to the Va border, then 77 to 81.

Sep 02, 2012
mtobias1355 in Mid-Atlantic

Charlotte for the Convention.

We'll be in Charlotte for the Convention. We'll be staying in Gastonia. Any suggestions especially regional specialties would be appreciated. Not really interested in Italian, seafood or Asian.

Thanks in advance Toby1355

Sep 01, 2012
mtobias1355 in Southeast

Asheville, NC to Charlottesville, Va

We'll be driving from Asheville to Charlottesville next week. Any suggestions for well prepared, if possible, local/regional specialties are welcome. Not really interested in Italian, seafood, or Asian.

Thanks in advance. Toby1355

Sep 01, 2012
mtobias1355 in Mid-Atlantic

Franklin ave., Prospect Heights


We almost went there Sun. nite but they were closed. Thanks for the info nontheless. By the way, I've been on CH for some time now and I always stop to read posts by Jen Kalb. I envy not only how you really get around the NY area, but also your overall knowledge of food . Finally, I seem to remember, I think, a Jen Kalb who wrote about food for Newsday. Yes?


Aug 30, 2012
mtobias1355 in Outer Boroughs

Franklin ave., Prospect Heights


Thanks for all the info Toby1355

Aug 28, 2012
mtobias1355 in Outer Boroughs

Franklin ave., Prospect Heights


Just moved to PH's near Franklin and was wondering if anyone could make rec's on rest"s on Franklin bet E. Pkwy and Atlantic.

Open to any and all suggestions. Thanks in advance Toby1355

Aug 26, 2012
mtobias1355 in Outer Boroughs

RUB comes to Long Island

Scott; Thin;

Eric; I thought that the purpose of smoking, in addition to flavor, was to render rather otherwise tough cuts of meat, soft and supple to the bite. These ribs had the flavor, but were not soft or supple

RUB comes to Long Island

We went for dinner tonite......Food had real good flavor; But the babyback ribs had a tad too much fat and were definately NOT falling off the bone; the mayo based cole slaw tasted real good and was home-made; fried onion strings were great; my daughter liked the pulled pork sandwich; my brisket was tasty but, again, not fork tender; additionally, it was really uniformly sliced as of by a slicing machine or at ;least an electric knife. Personally, I like my brisket to be knife sliced ala Katz's. Lots of interesting beers. It was opening nite so we're willing to cut them some slack.

Local Farms?

The Queens farm has great produce, eggs, etc. with three caveats:

#1 Their items are not cheap;

#2 Some of the items they sell come from the Rothkamp farm, I believe, in Brookville and are NOT organic and are grown by conventional means.

#3 Their eggs sell out really quick

I have not been to the farm this year but this was true as of last year.

Aug 14, 2011
mtobias1355 in Outer Boroughs

RUB comes to Long Island

Popped in this afternoon; Looked like they were prepping the wait staff; I asked about opening and was told : Perhaps, if all goes well, a "soft" opening this weekend but certainly by Monday it'll be a go. Can't wait