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3 Party Salsas in 30 Minutes

No, it's a first world "solution" to something that had never been a problem.

Apr 14, 2014
Scott_R in Features

Best Fries On LI?

Almost as old: why do Americans drink cold beer? To numb the palate to the fact that the beer has no taste.

Apr 12, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Something happening at Winnie's (Bay Shore)?

Well, it's called Winnie's but it's not the Winnie's that was. Pretty boring menu, and the omelet I had wasn't particularly well-made.

Sorry about the blurry menu pics.

Apr 12, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Best Fries On LI?

There was a brief chat about it here on Chowhound and the owner participated (due to some bizarre Chow rules about owners talking about their own business, the thread was deleted). It seemed to have been a misapprehension of an article written by Brooklyn brewery's brewmeister. Press195's owner pointed to it as support for the position to serve beer at just above freezing temps, but the article actually noted that craft beers should be served at a range of higher temps (the particular beer in question having a serving temp of about 50 degrees).

They hadn't changed things when I'd gone back some time after (including freezing the glasses), but it's been quite a while since.

Apr 09, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Something happening at Winnie's (Bay Shore)?

Argh... though it looks like with a different owner/chef.

Apr 09, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Best Fries On LI?

They still serve the beer freezing cold at Press195? I thought it unfortunate that they ruin good beer so.

Apr 09, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Something happening at Winnie's (Bay Shore)?

They've reopened!

Apr 09, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

New BBQ joint on the North Fork (Wading River)

Apr 07, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)
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New BBQ joint on the North Fork (Wading River)

Apr 07, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)
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North Fork (LI) Horseradish Festival

This Saturday (the 12th):
http://nofohorseradishfest.com/

Apr 05, 2014
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Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

Is it possible they don't have a phone? See:
http://www.seacliff-ny.gov/about-the-village/local-businesses/
http://www.northwordnews.com/local-restaurants.html
they are consistently one of the few businesses listed without a phone number.

And hey, saw this from a co-worker of yours:
http://long-island.newsday.com/search...
see the comments
(I have no idea why I can sometimes see an article--when I tried to go back to the page the article it was blocked)

Apr 03, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

Had the address right at top: 230 Sea Cliff Ave (Roslyn Ave), Sea Cliff, NY 11579

Apr 03, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

Apr 03, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

How about MP Taverna right down in Roslyn village?
http://michaelpsilakis.com/mp-taverna/mp-taverna-roslyn/

Or Besito
http://www.besitomexican.com/

There's a ton of very good Indian over in Hicksville, just within the 20 minute limit, such as New Chilli & Curry:
http://www.yelp.com/menu/new-chili-an...
(go for dinner rather than lunch)

Mar 31, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Stew Leonards Supermarket coming to Farmingdale

I'm ambivalent about Iavarone Brothers... never really found anything about the place that pulled me in. For Fairway I've come to prefer the Westbury location, the greater size making it less jammed than the one in Plainview.

Mar 29, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Joe's Garage & Grill in Riverhead

But that does not constitute a review of the quality of the food or service of a restaurant.

Mar 29, 2014
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Long Island sources of grass fed, pastured, humanely and sustainably raised meat and dairy

No, lambs can also be finished on concentrate diets.

Mar 26, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Long Island sources of grass fed, pastured, humanely and sustainably raised meat and dairy

Give The Fresh Market in Woodbury a call,
http://www.thefreshmarket.com/directi...

I know I've seen grass fed/organic meats in the display case, though I don't specifically recall what it said about lamb.

Mar 25, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Nautilus diner (Massapequa)

That was you who said they'd be open for the holidays, dude, your 19 November post. :)

Mar 25, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Nautilus diner (Massapequa)

Gates into the parking lot have been removed.

Mar 25, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

3 Party Salsas in 30 Minutes

1) why couldn't this be displayed as a standard recipe? Why make break it up in a gallery that can only be viewed one step at a time?
2) why give the ingredients in aggregate for all three salsas? What if the reader only wants to make one of them?

Mar 24, 2014
Scott_R in Features
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Something happening at Winnie's (Bay Shore)?

After a LONG period of no activity, the windows and doors have been papered over for at least a month. I couldn't see inside well, but it looks like work is being done.

Anyone hear anything?

Mar 23, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Having breakfast on Long Island

Javier's Cafe in Smithtown today. I keep forgetting about this place.
http://www.javierscafe.com/
Omelet was well made, if nothing unusual by way of ingredients. Home fries (with peppers and onions) were well seasoned but could have been more-done (I never remember to specify such).
I suppose I'd place them solidly in the middle of the pack (of those places I mention in this thread, of course), maybe a little above average.

Mar 22, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Joe's Garage & Grill in Riverhead

Amazing the idiocy of the of some people. Someone on Yelp gave it 1 star back in November because they'd kept driving by and it hadn't opened yet.

Mar 21, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Looking for: Eggs sandwiches on Long Island

Well this wasn't "bread" in the sense of a loaf, but a rather standard thin wrap.

To be fair, I've never found a wrap-style flatbread that has impressed me. I'm not counting pitas or naan or the like, but that millimeter- or two-thick sort of material. There was nothing *wrong* with it, for what it was, just not in the league of the (non-wrap) bread they use at Scratchbread.

Mar 20, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)

Looking for: Eggs sandwiches on Long Island

Had the Galway wrap at Crazy Beans: two eggs over easy, homemade corned beef hash, Swiss cheese (I asked for no cheese).
It was pretty good, and I enjoyed it. but it didn't compare to Scratchbread. Two big factors:
1) the bread. CB's was in a standard store-bought wrap, while Scratchbread uses their amazing breads (the Parmaloaf, etc.). Put them in Scratchbread's bread and almost anything tastes good.
2) the condiments. The CB wrap was seasoned, but didn't have much else. Scratchbread, OTOH, puts on stuff like their kale pesto or wood-charred jalapeño sauce or their Sicilian salsa verde... absolutely glory.

So, summary: Crazy Beans makes tasty stuff, but I'm still searching for something to match up to Scratchbread's incredibly good concoctions.

Mar 20, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Looking for: Eggs sandwiches on Long Island

Just to note: Crazy Beans is opening a second location in Stony Brook Village.

Mar 20, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Question about Chocolate Room

Not for anything specific, just for whatever looked good.

Mar 19, 2014
Scott_R in Outer Boroughs

Looking for: Eggs sandwiches on Long Island

Direct link to the eggy goodness:
http://gothamist.com/attachments/arts...

Mar 19, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Looking for: Eggs sandwiches on Long Island

I'm glad you liked Crazy Beans.

If you look at the Gothamist link, it's not on a chewy roll at Scratchbread (which, as the name implies, bakes their own wondrous bread). For two of the sandwiches its on their ParmaHoagie, with a parmesan crusted bottom, sea salt, cracked black pepper and fennel, topped with extra-virgin olive oil. Another sandwich, the Ben,
http://handi-eats.blogspot.com/2013/0...
is on a savory jalapeño muffin. And if you want runny eggs... just look at those pics!

Mar 19, 2014
Scott_R in New York State (exc. NYC)