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Taverna Uva Rossa in Malverne

My wife and I went to Taverns Uva Fossa in Malverne last night and I have to say that I was very impressed. The decor was beautiful, the drinks were good and the food was amazing. If you go there, try the meatballs or the lobster Mac and cheese. All in all, we had a great time. You should try it if you get the chance.

Midtown Sushi Party Platters

Hi Ttrockwood, We took your advice and ordered from the Whole Foods Catering department. The Sushi was very fresh and delicious. Thank you for your help.

Jun 18, 2013
dereklaw in Manhattan

Midtown Sushi Party Platters

Thank you Ttrockwood. Both seem like good options.

Jun 18, 2013
dereklaw in Manhattan

Midtown Sushi Party Platters

Thank you ipsedixit. The reviews seem to be good. I have put this place on the top of my list so far.

Jun 17, 2013
dereklaw in Manhattan

Midtown Sushi Party Platters

Hello my fellow chow hounds,

Does anyone know of a decent place around midtown that sells good sushi party platters? I have a small work event that 12 - 14 people will be attending and a request was made for sushi. I want to order from some place that is good but that has platters so we don't need to take individual orders. Most of the folks would like California rolls, spicy tuna rolls, Salmon rolls and the like.

I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you in advance.

Jun 17, 2013
dereklaw in Manhattan

Perfection in Valley Stream LI: Itgen's

Itgen's in Valley Stream is a Great find. The burgers are wonderful and the home made ice cream is out of this world. My wife and I ate at Itgens a few days ago and we loved every bite. We were even served by Walt Itgen's grand daughter.

Old-School Fountain Burger in Valley Stream, L.I.

I love Itgens. The burgers are Amazing and the home made ice cream is to die for. All in all, it is a hidden gem that always pleases.

Feb 15, 2011
dereklaw in Features

Katsu-Hama

Just went to Katsu-Hama today. I have to say it was some of the best pork that I have ever had. The pork is tender, crispy and full of flavor. I will go again with more friends. If you are in this part of town, don't skip this place or you may regret it. The prices are very reasonable.

Apr 28, 2009
dereklaw in Manhattan

New in rockville centre?

My Wife and I went to Cannon's Blackthorn. We had a great time. The food was great. We started with the "P.E.I Mussels" (Mussels Oregenata), they were very tasty. We both ordered the "Six Hour Braised Lamb Shank", it was great. It was so tender that the meat fell off of the bone. YUUUUM. The outside bar is nice and the atmosphere is fun. We are planning on going back soon.

3 hour steak

Agreed..Rib-eye is too good to over cook.

Jun 12, 2008
dereklaw in Recipes

Best Chinese food in South Nassau

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all of your replies. I have been to Fortune Wheel and I really liked the food. My wife and I will try Orient next. Sounds like a great place.

Regards,
Ed

Best Chinese food in South Nassau

Hello,

What are some of the Better Chinese restaurants in South Nassau. I am interested in eat in and takeout places.

Thanks.

Favorite Beer Bar Ever?

Croxley Ales in New Hyde Park, NY is one of the best bars I have ever been to. 60 beers on tap. They have a sign on the wall that says "We dont server Bud, Miller or Coors. Check out the beer menu.
http://www.croxley.com/pdf_files/fsbe...

Apr 06, 2008
dereklaw in Beer

Best Microbrew in the North East

I have been to the Brooklyn Brewery, and I have to say that the Brooklyn Monster is great. They have a festival in the summer. If you are in the area, you should give it a shot.

Apr 06, 2008
dereklaw in Beer

Honu Kitchen in Huntington, NY

Thank you. Just updated the subject and the body to reflect the proper spelling of the name.

N.West Nassau County- Chow-Worthy?

Hi MKS,

I have to disagree about your Thai food comment (Sorry). You should try Onzon 2 on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square. My wife and I love the crispy duck in garlic sauce and most of their other dishes are wonderful too.

Happy Eating to you!

Honu Kitchen in Huntington, NY

Hi Everyone,

My wife and I went to Honu Kitchen (Formerly Blue Honu) in Huntington yesterday evening and I have to say it was a great dining experience all around. The atmosphere is sophisticated without being pretentious, the food was excellent and the service was very attentive.

Honu is not your typical eatery. They serve small kitchen plates at reasonable prices. The average person will usually order two to three plates depending on the size of their appetite. This style of dining gives you the opportunity to try many of the dishes that are on the menu. If you go with an eating partner, make sure that you share your plates with each other. Now, lets get to the food.

We started with the "NY Strip, Spinach & Mushrooms". The steak was cooked to perfection and the caramelized onions and spinach sauce gave an added dimension to the classic strip steak. Our next plate was the "Chilean Sea Bass, Mushrooms & Tomato". We found the fish to be light and flakey with a very nice flavor. This went perfectly with the bed of tomatoes and mushrooms. Our third dish was the "Gnocchi" from the daily special menu. It was wonderful and went perfectly with the mushroom butter sauce. Our fourth plate was the Duck with cucumber and scallions. This dish was served in a Peking duck style on a thin pancake with what tasted like a citrus Hoisin sauce, my wife and I loved it. Our fifth plate was "Veal & Chorizo Meat Balls", although this was good, we found the flavor and texture to be a little bland. I think the meat balls could have used a little onion to help then along, but it wasn't bad by any means. Oue sixth and final dish was the Hangar Steak. We simply loved it. The steak was seared on the outside and juicy on the inside and topped with slices of red and yellow peppers.

My wife and I will return to this restaurant to sample some of the dishes that we haven’t tried yet. I will add to this thread after our next visit.

Happy Eating to you!