RE: Al Dowds Beefalo burgers
Mr A Mariner here !!!!!!!!
Bro Kozel U R 1000% correct. I often stopped at the Wildwood when it was clean and neat. But then it was sold and became a dump. It became a place where motorcycle gangs would meet. Then Dowd restored it, but progress and traffic on 25A changed the scenery forever.
Al Dowd was connected to the Manero's somehow. Either was a son-in-law or a trusted employee.
We loved his place in Centerport. Great Manhattan's --- second only to Linck's----great gorgonzola
salad. garlic bread, and very good steaks. Actually I had eaten at 2 or 3 restaurants that preceded Dowd's on that hill. The best steaks in the area were just across the street though. They were at the Mill Pond Inn----wonderful bar and a great pianist who knew every song that had been written from Mozart on. After dinner everyone would stand around the tinkling piano (I think the piano player was the guy Billy Joel wrote about) with a glass in hand and sing until we were hoarse. ---- Does wer da daze, my boy, does wer da daze !!!
When I moved to Conn. I went to Manero's in Greenwich quite often and bought steaks to take home for the family bar-b-q. But that too has bitten the dust----RIP.