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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/04/06 21:01:11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by swirsk53The angle of the slope in their roofs makes them distinguishable, to those who remember, from old Carvels, and McD's.
http://oldstatenisland.tripod.com/Wetson's.jpg


I forgot their Buy A Bagful. Sort of sounds like White Castle's "buy em by the sack."
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/04/06 22:58:43 (permalink)
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the texas ranger in island park was right near the giant nathans. and it had better hot dogs imo. does anyone go far enough back to remember that nathan's before it had a roof



I remember open roof Nathan's in Oceanside. It was still going by the name of NAthan's Roadside Rest. It had been the Roadside Rest, more of a dinner and entertainment open air from the 30s or so,. I collect antique postcards and have it both in early Nathan's and late pure Roadside Rest. From the days when a drive to LI was a trip to the country.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/04/07 07:57:21 (permalink)
Swirsk------------Going to the Roadside Rest was a big deal when I was a kid.
Few people had cars and when someone with one came along and said "Who wants
to go to the Roadside" we all jumped in. From Far Rockaway to Oceanside wasn't
very far, but it was an adventure all the same. When I was 13 -- the summer
between grammar and high school----I organized a bike trip to the Roadside.
I guess there were 10 kids on our Schwinns who went. We also biked over to
Mineola to visit Mitchell Field and check out a new model Air Force plane that
was visiting there.

I will have to go on Mapquest and see how many miles those trips were.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/04/07 09:35:36 (permalink)
It was still a big deal ( at least to me ) through the point when they tore down Nathan's Roadside Rest to make way for another Waldbaums and the fast food style Nathan's that went up there. I think Nathan's Oceanside was the epitome in a lot of ways. Sort of a self-contained Coney Island, with rides out back and an arcade inside.

I still think that a Nathan's dog and fries are the way to make the best of getting stuck in a lot of airports.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/04/07 20:34:33 (permalink)
My dad would take us (brother & me) to Steeplechase once a year but I had never been to Nathan's. My girlfriend's parents took me with their family to Nathan's in Oceanside (1960's). They had separate lines for hot dogs, burgers and fries so we all had a job. While someone held the table we went to the line we were assigned and returned with what we told to get. I miss that old place.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/04/08 11:10:24 (permalink)
i remeber the different windows..one for fries another for hot dogs..ttheye was another with chow mein on a bun...the seafood on the street side they had raw clams and oysters...what a place
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/12/01 09:39:36 (permalink)
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Well you have got me thinking now------there were lots of great restaurants on LI that have disappeared with "progress". Not roadfood but places for dates and special occasions.

-Patricia Murphy's in Manhasset----loved their popovers.
-Gil Clarks in Bay Shore--come by car or boat-----great lobster
-Karl's Mariners Inn, right on the water in Northport--they might still
be there
-The Sunrise Village--Great German food and entertainment--John Wile (?)
was great
-Geide's in Centerport (opposite Linck's) wonderful duck
-The San Souci in Bethpage, next to Grummans --- for gourmets
-Guy Lombardo's in Freeport---orchestra leader/speedboat
racer/restauranteur
-Trying to remember the place in Westbury on Jericho Turnpike at Guinea
Woods Road----I think it was owned by Howard Johnson---great drinks and
prime ribs and popovers
-Speaking of Howard Johnson. We drove from Ronkonkoma to Valley Stream
in someone's old clunker---about 6 guys---just because they had 54
flavors of ice cream. It must have taken an hour each way. And then
one of my buddies ordered vanilla. He has never lived it down.
-There was a place on Jericho Turnpike in Huntington called Leo Girards-
"All the chicken you can eat $2.00"--18 of us guys (big 19-20 year old
football players) stopped there one Sunday evening after playing
Huntington to a 6-6 tie. Eighteen 200 pound starving guys ate all the
chicken in the place. Leo had to close down for the night.

There were more--you gentlemen might think of some I have skipped. Long Island was a great place to live ---- oh yea, how about the Milleridge Inn in Jericho---still going strong after about 100 years or so.



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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/12/01 10:13:24 (permalink)
GMB-----------Yip Yip Yaphank and Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning.
words and Music by Irving Berlin written during his stay at Camp Upton in WWI.
Glad to have another LIer on board------stay warm my man, Old Man Winter is just
around the corner!!!



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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/12/01 11:45:31 (permalink)
GMB, it looks like you're not getting your message out with The AM's quote. Try the quick reply box at the bottom of the page to say hi.

Looking at your list up there, Mariner, Beau Sejour was virtually on the corner of Grumman property. Sans Souci DOES sound familiar, too. Without rereading, I'm pretty sure pages back we figured it was the Red Coach Grill(e?) by Guinea Woods Road?
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/12/01 11:50:18 (permalink)
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GMB, it looks like you're not getting your message out with The AM's quote. Try the quick reply box at the bottom of the page to say hi.


I think GMB's reply was in the quote box...I edited his post to show GMB's words more clearly.

Welcome GMB...I am still a Long Islander!
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/12/01 12:06:59 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Tony Bad

I think GMB's reply was in the quote box...I edited his post to show GMB's words more clearly.

Welcome GMB...I am still a Long Islander!
Still one myself, probably always.

That was part of Mariner's original post, Tony. Doesn't look like any of GMBs words came through.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/12/01 12:20:34 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Tony Bad

I think GMB's reply was in the quote box...I edited his post to show GMB's words more clearly.

Welcome GMB...I am still a Long Islander!
Still one myself, probably always.

That was part of Mariner's original post, Tony. Doesn't look like any of GMBs words came through.


You are right...sorry about that. I thought I was fixing things but just confused matters further!

GMB...have another go at it!
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/12/05 21:49:49 (permalink)
I was born in Long Island but I grew up in Florida, and have since lived in Pittsburgh, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island again, and now Philadelphia... and let me say, there's this place in Suffolk County called the Wellington Bar and Grill. It's on Middle Country Rd in Middle Island, and they have the BEST wings ever. I have not even had wings anywhere else that's came close. Their lunch specials are also super amazing.


Really close by at the intersection of 112 and Middle Country Rd is a place called Kelly's Pub that has great barfood, their french dip sandwich is amazing.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/12/06 10:04:16 (permalink)
Thanks for the heads up on those, ohhoe. Never have any place in mind when I'm in that area. Now I do...
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RE: Long Island , NY 2008/12/06 10:46:09 (permalink)
Ohhoe----Do you pronounce that Oh Ho as in Oh Ho ? And why would
a good Long Islander move to Philly ??? Actually I like it there once I
am away from downtown and heading west.

Thanks for the info on Kelly's and Wellington-----I have a friend in Coram who
I will send the info to. Don't eat too many of those cheesesteaks, or whatever,
they are bad for the waistline.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2009/02/14 04:53:51 (permalink)
passed Zorns and never went in? Youve got to!!!!!!
best diner on LI-- not far from Zorns on the other side of Hempstead Turnpike----The Embassy Diner
 
For those now in Fla--------if your near St Augustine's ...........
go to Verrazano's for pizza!!!! My childhood BF from Bethpage and his family own it
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RE: Long Island , NY 2009/02/14 05:49:58 (permalink)
My favorite restaurant on Long Island is Grimaldi's Pizza.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2009/02/16 00:28:55 (permalink)
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passed Zorns and never went in? Youve got to!!!!!!
best diner on LI-- not far from Zorns on the other side of Hempstead Turnpike----The Embassy Diner

Hi jd,

As kids, we loved to go to Zorn's to look at the farm animals outside. Demolished to build the 135 Expressway, right next to Zorn's was another poultry place called Nicholson's. Same menu, same display of farm animals outside. Never knew the story of why the only two places like that around, were right next to each other. Nicholson's did survive for a few more years about a half mile or so west, still on the same side of Hempstead Turnpike.

The Embassy was our go to place after dropping our girlfriends off at a decent hour and we'd hang out for hours, eating, drinking many cups of coffee and BSing. I still go there occasionally and it's still good...


 
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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/07/23 14:43:45 (permalink)
my mother won a cooked turkey from zorns...i think we ate it during super bowl 7
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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/07/23 15:10:18 (permalink)
I love Zorn's in Bethpage.  A little hard to get to if you are heading East on the Hempstead, or HempHead as we out of towners call it.


I have had the rotisserie and fried chicken.  Both were excellent.  Huge portions, one meal could easily feed two people.  


 Great menu http://www.zornscaterers.com/ordereze/Content/PageDetails.aspx?PageID=2 Check out the homemade side dishes.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/07/23 16:28:10 (permalink)


Joe----from the pictures I have seen, of the meals you have put away, you could have handled the Zorn meal all by your lonesome.  

They have been there a long time and still do a great job.


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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/07/23 23:21:47 (permalink)
joerogo

I love Zorn's in Bethpage.  A little hard to get to if you are heading East on the Hempstead, or HempHead as we out of towners call it. 

Just take the entrance for 135 North, immediately exit and turn into their parking lot. Much better than going further east and making a u turn.


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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/08/01 15:08:10 (permalink)
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There used to be a great clam bar on Lido Blvd/ Long Beach Rd. between Oceanside and Island Park. Can't remember the name of it but we'd always stop on the way home from Point Lookout for the freshest clams on the half shell I can remember.


that was peters clam bar which was replaced a long time ago ,how about the mexicana ,and the range burger ,baldwin the BEST CHICKEN at the log cabin    AND ABOVE ALL BIGELOWS seafood
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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/08/01 16:20:57 (permalink)
UNCLE TEDDY-------good to have someone on board who remembers the good old days in that part of the world.  We often stopped at the Roadside Rest in Oceanside on the way out to Long Beach to visit the family.  The Roadside became Nathan's and God knows what it is now.  Never stopped for clams because the family would have dug up a mess of them and would have them on ice when we arrived.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/08/01 17:27:32 (permalink)
UNCLE TEDDY 

that was peters clam bar which was replaced a long time ago 
Peter's Clam Bar is still on Long Beach Road, though quite a bit larger than the original. Some very nice old photos and stories here, Mr. ancient mariner...


http://www.1960sailors.net/09_our_town.htm


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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/08/01 20:09:35 (permalink)
Mac the Tac---Mac the Black Macoa----from a fun musical "The Pirate" starring Gene Kelly and Judy Garland (two of the bestest)  ----didn't make the top 100 but it's a fun movie---That stupid Crouching Tiger did though !!!!

Now back to the subject at hand---I loved the link you linked me into.
Oceanside was a place I knew well and the Roadside Rest a great favorite---went there for the first time in 37/38.  Those were the days my friend those were the days.

Thank you too much. 
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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/08/02 07:24:35 (permalink)
the ancient mariner
  The Roadside became Nathan's and God knows what it is now.


It is still a Nathan's but not the large building as it once was.  There's a shopping center on the property with a much smaller Nathan's at the north end.


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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/08/02 13:01:49 (permalink)
the ancient mariner

I loved the link you linked me into.
Oceanside was a place I knew well and the Roadside Rest a great favorite---went there for the first time in 37/38.  Those were the days my friend those were the days.

Thank you too much. 
My pleasure to send that link on, especially as your posts are the ones that got me looking. Although my halcyon days are the fifties, I really enjoy hearing earlier reminiscing. Thank YOU... 

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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/08/02 14:01:04 (permalink)
Anyone have info on the Port Royal restaurant in Islip?  It was featured on Man vs food.  The seafood looked very good.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2010/08/02 15:50:37 (permalink)
Joseph----the last time we sailed into Port Royal I was with Errol Flynn and the boys.  We had a blast, and then a fw more and took over the joint.  Capt Blood cured
the Gov of gout and eloped to Las Vegas with some snazzy blond.  Now why wasn't that on Yahoo's top 100 ????

Can't help with the restaurant, Joe,  but love the name.  I will check with my brother and maybe old Tony Bad will add his three cents (inflation don't you know).

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