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Sadly, I'll probably never eat it again...

GAUCHOS! So good...the Girl Scouts peanut butter sandwich is an acceptable substitute

May 04, 2013
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Southold, NY-North Fork 2013

Tried Bonnie Jean's for dinner- Thursday was fried chicken night with live Dixieland music! The food was wonderful, as was the music. The service was friendly but disorganized.

May 04, 2013
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Southold, NY-North Fork 2013

Have to try Bruce's......best bacon is a powerful endorsement, thank you!

Apr 23, 2013
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Southold, NY-North Fork 2013

The Southold dining room is certainly much nicer....and quieter!.....than the Cutchogue location. The food is about the same, but we do miss the staff in Cutchogue. However, since we can walk home from the new location, sharing a bottle of wine for two or taking good advantage of the full bar is now possible :)

Apr 23, 2013
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Southold, NY-North Fork 2013

Living in Southold part-time for six years now. There are some very special places with very good food; let's discuss!
Jeni's Main Street Grill- breakfast all day, lunch too. Like eating at home, if you were a CIA trained chef. The best poached eggs EVER, corned beef hash from scratch, pancake specials that change daily, homemade soups, and a waitress who knows all the locals and has their coffee ready when she see their car pull up! Crayons and coloring books always at the ready for the little ones. Excellent fresh biscuits and baked goods too.

Founder's Tavern- a neighborhood pub with much-better-than-average food. Be sure to check the specials and get their chowder if it's offered. Excellent burgers, great chili and greaseless fried fish and shrimp are always on the menu, and homemade potato chips are even better than the fries.

Eric's- takeout or eat-in for breakfast and lunch. The outdoor deck is heated when it is chilly. Truly amazing food: fresh salads prepared with care, homemade soups and daily specials that might feature BBQ ribs, fresh chicken burritos, pot roast, chicken stir fry, or roast turkey. Very good muffins, cupcakes with inch thick frosting and scones too. If it is early and not too crowed ask Eric if they can make you an 'Awesome'- their secret egg sandwich.

Michaelaneglo's- their newest branch opened last year in Southold. Very good NYC slice style pizza with an attached, updated dining room featuring all the red sauce dishes you would expect prepared with care. Love their eggplant parm and classic meatballs and spaghetti. Check their specials board for local fish.

Apr 23, 2013
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Allure - North Fork Opening this weekend

We've eaten at A'Lure twice since they've reopened....two excellent meals, and both were part of their $20.13 Sunday or Thursday special deal. Three full-sized portions covering a wide range on their menu. I have had the seared salmon and the coconut crusted flounder; my husband liked the cod so much he ordered it a second time. Everything, down to the strawberry shortcakes was really, really good. They have a great bar as well. Do not be so tough on them for not staying open all winter- not economically viable in the dead of winter in a closed marina. Maybe the $20.13 special is their way of giving back to the locals?

Apr 23, 2013
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Bagels on Long Island

A&S Bagels in Franklin Square makes fresh bagels 24 hrs. A day. They are are wholesale and retail store on Hempstead Turnpike. Yes, the bagels are big, but you can always order a mini. With continuous baking there are always hot bagels.l

Apr 23, 2013
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The Holy Grail of Strawberry Shortcake

Malverne Pastry also make THE BEST black and white cookies....the icing is soft, the cake fresh. Call ahead, as they sell out early.

Jun 18, 2012
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What's New on the North Fork?

Blue Duck- great breads, scones and cookies
Junda's- best crumb buns, pastries, pies, muffins- the store smells like butter and sugar
Favorite places to eat in Southold:
* Erik's on the North Road at Horton's Ave. for breakfast, lunch and now new take-out dinners that are uniformly excellent- My favorite!
*Jeni's Main Street Grill for homemade breakfast & lunch-make sure to check out the specials; Friday they served blueberry crumb pancakes, Saturday lemon ricotta, both excellent
*Founder's Tavern has a much better-than average pub menu in a comfortable setting & friendly service with great beers on tap and local wines
*Piping Plover (set back off the Main Rd. in a shopping ctr. next to Dunkin' Donuts) has a small eat-in area, but is mostly a to-go for delicious healthy fwraps, salads, etc.
To add my two cents about Noah's- I hope they do well, but I was a little underwhelmed by my meal there. Maybe if it hadn't been so overhyped...........
And if you're in Mattituck- Bahia, next store to the movie theater, is a wonderful Mexican restaurant run by an Irishman! Great food, great portions, all made fresh to order and the Magic Fountain is only a block away for ice cream if you have any room left

May 23, 2010
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Erik's on the North Fork

They are open at 6:30am, close at 3pm 6 days a week; closed Tuesday. The hours may change as the weather gets colder, so check first. Stopping there tomorrow am for the scones- think they're baked elsewhere, but very, very good.

Sep 21, 2007
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Erik's on the North Fork

Erik's on the North Road is a wonderful takeout/eat-in spot. My favorite things there are fried- the BEST chicken, as well as shrimp or scallops-in-a-basket are usually available- but the heathier options like the fresh inventive salads and soups and are just as good. Lots of local ingredients from the farmstands. Only open for breakfast and lunch. There are just a few inside seats, but there's a nice deck with lots of tables and more chairs out front.

Sep 20, 2007
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