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Any Good Freeport Nautical Mile Options?

I want to agree. And up until the past few years I did agree. There HAS to be at least ONE place that serves good food. No?

Newsday reviewed a south shore restaurant called Snaps that pretty much showed how too many on the south shore Do Not want good food.

The Nautical Mile is a strip of bars and dance clubs. Food for drunks.

FWIW, a wellknown chef that works with Lidia Bastianich bought a waterfront property off the Nautical Mile near Pier 95.

The idea was to build a restaurant, not a dance club, per se.

I'm sure the story will now be something about hurricanes or whatever, but the truth is that the property was for sale before the hurricanes and it might just be the revelation of the fact that very few on the south shore know or care about good food, so why build it?

Gastropubs - Nassau

Thank you. I see that The Oak Room Tavern bills itself as a Gastropub. I have just added it to my list. :-)

Any Good Freeport Nautical Mile Options?

There's been some talk on this board about a place called Pier 95. Not *on* the Nautical Mile, but pickin's are slim, especially in winter. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7184...

Rachel's Waterside Grill has its fans.

Bracco's is open year round now and for a throw back to the days of Guy Lombardi, the Nautilus Cafe serves the style of food we affectionately call "my (grand)father's seafood place".

This time of year the seafood is not too local and the other stuff is frozen.
Maybe a chance at some raw bar items?

April is still a ways off, and I tried last year and failed. I hope you have better success with Restaurant Week on the Mile in April.

All the best in your Chowhounding and please report back whatever you find.

Peace

Family Restaurant - Nassau County

I usually don't ask for dinner recs and usually stick to asking about cheap eats for breakfast and lunch, but a family is looking to dine with us. A nice sit down dinner for two families with kids. Their kids are well behaved but not as adventurous as ours.

I know many places have kids menus, chicken fingers and stuff, and most just go chain, Applebee's etc., but we were hoping for food fit for adult consumption as well as kid friendly fare.

A place that bills itself as a 'family restaurant' would be ideal. One that doesn't have tables around a bar like Applebee's, for example. And preferably not an upscale, intimidating, fancy restaurant that will cater to the occasional kid that may come in with adults.

All we came up with so far is Steve's Piccola Bussola in Westbury, as they serve "family style", if not exactly a 'family restaurant', per se. But if the family chooses other than Italian, where do we go? (please no Asian either ;-)

Thank you all for your recs in advance!

Peace.

What do you put in your chicken stock to make the most flavorful soup?

A few cubes of chicken bouillon usually do the trick... ;-)

Jan 25, 2015
Gastronomos in Home Cooking

Mac's steak house, Huntington; diner quality food for $$$

mcf, I just wanted to drop a note here that you are oh so right.

I'm not a steakhouse kinda guy. I know to keep my expectations very low. Maybe get a halfway decent steak? Business brings me to these places. And so I entered Mac's.

I cannot believe they continue to do business here. The place is a bit dusty, the service just fine... the food... Oh Dear! Please spread the word. DO NOT EAT HERE!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8680...

Need help navigating diner menu (LONG STORY WARNING)

Since I dislike ketchup almost as much as indifferently made, overcooked, dry, brown omelets, I will have to pull that up on my phone and just flash the photo in the direction of the indifferent waitperson.

The last time I asked, "please do not brown the eggs", the waiter said, "But he has to COOK the eggs!"

Thanks!

Jan 24, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics
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Having breakfast on Long Island

I got a tip on a place called Demi's Place Coffee Shop/Diner in Island Park. Apparently they serve breakfast here.
Anyone been?

What Is Chowhound Now

jr., you, MGZ and some others that entertain as well as inform are the life and lifeline of this site as I know it today. And, ok, many posters have much to share and some are helpful.
Local boards are constantly trashed on these types of posts in the replies. My local board is usually helpful with many of my queries, but it's the usual 2 or 3 posters that pipe up. The rest don't share much. Not very Chowhound-ish of them.
I already know the tastes of the 2 or 3 and greatly appreciate their opinions. But it remains limited. They all know I'm a PITA for Chow - worthy grub.
Besides the back and forth chatter and banter with a heavy dose of sarcasm, sometimes satirical, what I used to get from this site was a heads up on Chow - worthy grub.
I still haven't bowed to yelp, yet.
A sardonic oaf such as myself finds great pleasure in Chowhounding. An exchange of opinions and finds paramount to the use of this site.

Jan 23, 2015
Gastronomos in Site Talk

What Is Chowhound Now

From 2001 till 2006 I enjoyed Chowhound.com and then I left just before the fall from grace. I posted rarely. Until a couple of years ago.
Chowhound.com is a shell of what it once was...

Jan 23, 2015
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Having breakfast on Long Island

I finally got to Jo Jo Apples in Point Lookout. I had a chance to meet up with two old friends that scoped out this place online. They found it odd I hadn't ever been since I don't live all that far from their doorstep. So we sit and enjoy the friendly service. These friends like to eat, but aren't Chowhounds. I kept it simple and just ordered like they did, omelets and frittatas. Although the place was busy, especially for its location (I love Point Lookout) I wondered how or why. Now, granted, I am Not a fan of frittatas or omelets as I find them overcooked and dry, but this was by far the worst thing I've had in a while. A Black disc of stuff that was so burnt it was unidentifiable, bitter and charcoal-like.
I try not to impose my Chowhoundness on others outside of this website. Like minds and all notwithstanding. ..
I choked down much of it and some of the Cold undercooked unseasoned paprika dusted potato stuff and a poorly toasted english muffin.
I want to come again and give them a try while alone and not order a frittata or omelet.
It looks like the sweet breakfast is popular and takes up much of the breakfast menu. Maybe that's where the kitchen workers excel?

Pepper Steak on Long Island (not chinese)

sure can, coll! It's only the sauce I want anyways. The steak is nothing more than a delivery vehicle...

Gastropubs - Nassau

Thanks EM23! The mixed reviews have kept me at bay thus far. The online menu looks kinda boring. No matter how well presented/executed the fare, boring is, well, boring. Yet, it's still on my list...
The Brass Rail, by the same people, has been removed from my list after a few tries and misses.

Gastropubs - Nassau

I've not quite made up my mind on EAT yet. I've tried, been ok with it. I've gotta try some more. The bar is the place to be. The wait service at the tables isn't worth anything.

I just gotta remember to eat something BEFORE I drink a few glasses of beer with 9% - 10% alcohol on an empty stomach... ;-)

Best Chicken Pot Pie Nassau County ??

Nice! I guess I might keep a mental note to try it next at EAT Gastropub. (after I try the duck fat Poutine) :-)

Gastropubs - Nassau

Thank you emarcus! That's very nice of you. Lotsa love your way! <3

It's nice to see that 3 of the 10 of them are in Nassau.

Yet, EAT and Parlay did not make the top ten list.

I'm overdue for my Sapsuckers visit. It might be the prices that are keeping me away...

I've not heard good about Savoy... too bad... I still have it on my list.

BBD's will HAVE to happen soon. I've heard nothing but RAVE reviews!

The rest are all on my list... hopefully someday :-)

Gastropubs - Nassau

Has anyone tried Parlay Gastropub in Rockville Centre?

Poutine on Long Island

At closer inspection, EAT Gastropub in Oceanside has on the menu a Poutine that they say is "authentic" with cheese curds and all. They even state they're fried in duck fat. Now... if the rich and not too thick gravy is spiked with a shot of vinegar... Bob's your uncle

Best Chicken Pot Pie Nassau County ??

Although I have not tried myself, EAT Gastropub in Oceanside has on the menu a "from scratch chicken pot pie"

It sounds like a winner

Pepper Steak on Long Island (not chinese)

"...and the french don't care what they say, just as long as they pronounce it right."

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steak_...

Having breakfast on Long Island

Story

Gastropubs - Nassau

Someone's asking me for a Gastropub for beers and food.

Anyone know of a Gastropub that serves GOOD food?

I tried Fuscamos in Wantagh. No.

EAT Gastropub in Oceanside might have to do if y'all don't know of a place that serves GOOD food at the bar.

The only other place that comes to mind is Corry's in Wantagh. Good, but not quite a Gastropub, per se...

Thanks!

What makes a Diner special?

"Deluxe" includes sides of iceberg lettuce, a slice of tomato and some fries. You order "disco fries" as well?

Jan 20, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics

What makes a Diner special?

Paprika! Yes!

On home fries and on broiled fillet of flounder...

Jan 19, 2015
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What makes a Diner special?

Let's take a trip back to when Greeks started taking over diners from Irish and/or Jewish owners and the home fries always had a dash of cumin in them... Days long gone and forgotten...

Jan 19, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics

What makes a Diner special?

I'm sure you remember home fries made with bacon grease with onions and bell peppers (I know you dislike bell peppers ;-)
And over easy eggs tender and tasty, not a browned crusty in sight.
LEO's were all the rage when I was a kid at the counter, but not for me...

Jan 19, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics

Indian in Hickville other than Chili & Curry

Kiran Palace is a favorite on this board

What makes a Diner special?

If only the diners in our area, coll, would make and serve things like sausage gravy with their breakfasts...

Jan 19, 2015
Gastronomos in General Topics

What makes a Diner special?

No "Deluxe" burger????

Jan 19, 2015
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What makes a Diner special?

"What makes a Diner special?"

His mom told him so...?

Jan 18, 2015
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