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Central Islip dinner advice

"Emilio's in Commack is very good."

I'll second on that.

Central Islip dinner advice

Ciro’s
470 Wheeler Rd
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 761-6378
cirosrestaurants.com
Italian American

Porsia’s Italian Restaurant
146 Wheeler Rd
Central Islip, NY 11722
(631) 582-1111
Simple red sauce Italian American

Tango Argentinian Steakhouse
99 W Suffolk Ave
Central Islip, NY 11722
(631) 234-6623
For the "some with more conservative tastes" in your party... Keep it simple and order a steak.

Pollo Campero
160 Wheeler Rd
Central Islip, NY 11722
(631) 232-9200
campero.com
Latin style

lunch on a SAturday near Tanger outlets in Deer Park

Miller's Ale House is a popular spot at the entrance to the Outlets.

Casa Del Campo at 1159 Deer Park Ave, North Babylon. 631.586.1171
For Latin flavours.

Just a few minutes drive one will find simple fare at GreeKrave located at 9 Bay Shore Rd, Deer Park, NY 11729
631.522.1133
Order at the counter and sit and eat.

The Premier Diner is a very popular and favourite spot amongst many near and far.
690 Commack Rd Commack 631.462.1432

Tullulah's at 12 4th Ave Bay Shore 631.969.9800
Is only a 10-12 minute drive for a Much nicer dining environment that I'm sure you and your party will enjoy.

Deer Park outlet: need restaurant for lunch nearby

Miller's Ale House is a popular spot at the entrance to the Outlets.

Casa Del Campo at 1159 Deer Park Ave, North Babylon. 631.586.1171
For Latin flavours.

Just a few minutes drive one will find simple fare at GreeKrave located at 9 Bay Shore Rd, Deer Park, NY 11729
631.522.1133
Order at the counter and sit and eat.

The Premier Diner is a very popular and favourite spot amongst many near and far.
690 Commack Rd Commack 631.462.1432

Tullulah's at 12 4th Ave Bay Shore 631.969.9800
Is only a 10-12 minute drive for a Much nicer dining environment that I'm sure you and your party will enjoy.

Okra - minimizing the slime

Aug 19, 2015
Gastronomos in Home Cooking

Le Bernardin Chef's Tasting Menu - any recent experiences?

We had the LB tasting last summer. It was a let down. No bold flavours as you describe. But the fishy smelling salmon one of our dining mates had was a turn off. The whole experience left me wanting to avoid LB for other kitchens. I still hold Chef Ripert in high regard, but not for our last meal at LB.

As for acid, LBs kitchen lacks any acid, as much as its needed.

Also, I'm not so into all the Asian influences in any of the dishes. Distractions, not innovations.

Aug 15, 2015
Gastronomos in Manhattan

Sweet 'n Savory Crepe and Rice Pudding Bar - Port Jeff Stn

I like the look of the offerings on the online menu.
http://sweetnsavorycreperie.com/savor...

How does it compare to Chat Noir - RVC?

Thanks!

Where can I find pickling lime on LI?

Have you tried calling a local Walmart? If the phone gets you nowhere, it should be near the mason jars and canning area.

Cracker Barrel on Long Island

But not typical of what one might find in a "suburban restaurant" on Long Island. Then again... Nassau Is the 6th borough....

Cracker Barrel on Long Island

Gravy boat.

Having breakfast on Long Island

Scott_R. I read it on their Facebook page that they posted about an hour ago.

Cracker Barrel on Long Island

Thanks! Do you have any suggestions for the south shore of Nassau?

Having breakfast on Long Island

FYI: word is Brownstones has suffered a devastating fire. News about reopening already out...

Cracker Barrel on Long Island

Yes. Yes it does. Scott_R

Cracker Barrel on Long Island

phofiend, may I ask of you a suggestion for a good meal in Nassau or western Suffolk. Something simple and inexpensive. Please, no Asian or turkish. And, please, no "diners". Thank you.

Cracker Barrel on Long Island

Too bad. Too bad that's the truth. Too bad we will have to make special trips and side trips to get a simple plate of food.
Cracker Barrel is cheap and NYtaxes keep things difficult to keep prices cheap. Too bad.
I guess that as much as we'd love to support our indies... there are so few that have the balls to turn out tasty and flavorful food on a constant and consistant basis.
I guess the ethnic places are the only home cooking places to get good, tasty and flavorful food... and even those are few and far between.

Dominican in Uniondale here we come...

A menu that is plentiful yet not excessive to obviate stress, in Nassau or Western Suffolk

Thank you EM23. Next in Glen Head, Heirloom Tavern!
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A menu that is plentiful yet not excessive to obviate stress, in Nassau or Western Suffolk

Thanks EM23. I like you too.

To obviate stress even further, may I ask, what do I order at lunch on a weekday at Heirloom Tavern in Glen Head? I'm open for suggestions.

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Need help navigating diner menu (LONG STORY WARNING)

<<"next time they order it for you, interject and agree with them that, yes, you like a well-done steak, and that a well-done steak for you is cooked medium-rare.">>

That's exactly what the "well done" crowds do!
Yes!
(But reversed, of course)

The greater majority will order 'medium well' but they don't want a hint if pink in the steak, therefore... 'well done', which is what they really 'want' to order but *may* be shy of sounding like a rube.

And like the eggs they say they "like" them "fluffy" but what they make themselves are anything but... Including the pressing of the spatula down hard onto the overcooked eggs to "make sure" they're cooked...
Uggghh!
When the brown crusty Dry omelet is served at the diner, they turn and look at me and show me that That's the way an omelet is made! Like I need a lesson.

And of course the usual suspects, those that get a well done omelet with just a little brown and they send it back to cook it more...

"No! I don't want it 'well done'!" But they cook it to death and if I dare hint at that fact... Death stares and comments and snarling and and and...

Maybe I'll just give in to daylong indigestion with a Dry brown omelet...
Rubes... 99%

Jul 28, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics

A menu that is plentiful yet not excessive to obviate stress, in Nassau or Western Suffolk

Outside of Morning Rose Cafe, we are seeking a menu that is focused and concise.
A menu that is plentiful yet not excessive which obviates stress.
This in hopes of tasting the products of the deft hands of a chef at the helm of a kitchen.
Hush Bistro, although we haven't yet been, seems to fit the bill, but is Chef Marc Anthony Bynum utilizing too many Asian flavors for my palate?

Thank you Chowhounds!

One Block East - Wantagh

Hmmm.... I seem to have omitted the fact that my above OP came from the mouth of the daughter of the former part owners... Mara's.

That and the Newsday review in today's paper... I wonder what truly happened.

I've tried this new place.
I know. I'm a glutton for punishment.

Dry brisket, was OK. At least that's what I'm told I should publish. She ate it, but wasn't WOW'd.

Pig candy was thick cut bacon in flavored corn syrup that should have been served in a soup bowl. Swimming in corn syrup.
The new menu describes the pig candy better than it did on our early visit.

We had an appetizer, but I guess it was forgettable. As were the OK beers.

Prices aren't cheap for a "cheap eats" place, but no place can purchase entrees from suppliers at a good price these days.

Has anyone other than Joan been?

The Hamptons

for the latter request of, "...and basic seafood, Italian, Continental..." I can recommend a stop by La Parmagiana in Southampton - 44-48 Hampton Rd, Southampton, NY 11968 (631) 283-8030.

Having breakfast on Long Island

About breakfast at Brownstone's and Krisch's.

Krisch's:
"1950s-style diner featuring a lengthy menu plus many ice cream flavors & big sundaes."
Same indifferent breakfast food as any other diner but instead of impossibly fast, here you get to wait a long time to get your food. That's all I remember from our Long wait to get our food.

We've been here for ice cream and maybe a bite, but this was our first breakfast. It was more like "breakslow", and getting a coffee refill proved nearly impossible.

Brownstone's:
"Classy fixture with a 1930s-streetscape interior draws crowds for coffee, tea & refined brunch fare."
I gave in and tried again.
Same food, but the "breakfast potatoes" this time were luke warm. Better than the ice cold I remember from my first visit. This time I sat in a full room after a short wait and enjoyed friendly service. Unlike the empty space and empty headed server I had my first visit.

One nice touch was that my scramble came with salt *in* it. That was better than having to dump salt *over* it.
I'm still not impressed. At these prices I could take a drive to Maureen's...

I'm BORED with my food

Jun 20, 2015
Gastronomos in Home Cooking

Taste The East End - Riverhead

Did this happen?

What's a Healthy Way to Prepare Soft Shells?

I'd go with broiling. A simple squeeze of lemon over the top afterward would be as good as it gets. OH! and a pinch of salt to taste...

Enjoy!

Jun 15, 2015
Gastronomos in Home Cooking

Taste the Technique - LI

I understand. Pan basting with a spoon would require a moment or two more than would a simpler, easier, quicker method of getting food out to the masses. Still, it would be nice to find a pan seared and spoon basted steak on LI. As it is, finding steak diane or pepper steak is no small feat.

https://www.facebook.com/davidchang.m...

Taste the Technique - LI

<<"None of the restaurants I worked at had the manpower in the kitchen to use this technique.">>

That's a shame. Was it, in your opinion, just about "manpower" or did it perhaps include a certain level of culinary skill that may not have been present in the kitchen or among the staff?

Why Greece Is Home to the World’s Other Great Pasta Cuisine

Very nice intro to Greek pasta. A good introduction to the world of Greek Gastronomy. Greek Cuisine is delicious

Jun 11, 2015
Gastronomos in Features
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What do I make with these ingredients?

Pork chops fricassee in an avgolemono sauce with lettuce over linguine. Spinach salad with charred asparagus strawberries radishes and rhubarb.

Brats in a warm sorghum syrup over Kale.

Flour for pan bread...

Jun 10, 2015
Gastronomos in Home Cooking