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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/08/30 21:01:05 (permalink)
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Kozel, to me anything regional is considered Road Food.

Durgin Park is about as regional as you get, therefore it is true roadfood.


What do you mean by "anything regional"? A place that only exists in a particular region? If so, that's an incredibly broad definition. I had the impression that the place had to have a particular character to it, also.


Having character to it is definetely an added plus, unfortunately much of this is dissapearing because so many local places are going out of business, so as far as I am concerned the food is priority when it comes to regionality and character comes second. To me the Carnegie Deli is about as regional as you can get when it comes to the NYC area, samething applies with Durgin Park when it comes to Boston, or say the Buckhorn Exchange when it comes to Denver. These ring in tradition when it comes to the unique regionality of Roadfood.

Now I'll wait for responses that twist my words around.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/01 16:34:52 (permalink)
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Having character to it is definetely an added plus, unfortunately much of this is dissapearing because so many local places are going out of business, so as far as I am concerned the food is priority when it comes to regionality and character comes second. To me the Carnegie Deli is about as regional as you can get when it comes to the NYC area, samething applies with Durgin Park when it comes to Boston, or say the Buckhorn Exchange when it comes to Denver. These ring in tradition when it comes to the unique regionality of Roadfood.

Now I'll wait for responses that twist my words around.


Hey, who's twisting who's words around??? :)

I'd mentioned "a particular character," not simply character, in keeping with the homepage's definition of roadfood as being informal "sleeves-up" sort of places.

Review for Sweet & Spicy Caribbean in Amityville is up, pending approval. Wednesday, I took my nephew (who's from out of town) to Smokin' Al's, but forgot my camera. Darn good ribs.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/02 17:37:50 (permalink)
Review for Sweet and Spicy Caribbean
http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=3178
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/03 11:57:53 (permalink)
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Review for Sweet and Spicy Caribbean
http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=3178
is up.

Very nice article, congrats!
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/04 17:50:05 (permalink)
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Review for Sweet and Spicy Caribbean
http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=3178
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Thanks, Scott_R. I pass the place almost everyday and have never stopped. I will now.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/05 18:46:08 (permalink)
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Review for Sweet and Spicy Caribbean
http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=3178
is up.

Thanks, Scott_R. I pass the place almost everyday and have never stopped. I will now.


Glad to oblige. I've been fond of that place for years. I have a friend who lives in NJ, but works here on Long Island. I introduced him to Sweet & Spicy, and it's become one of his favorites.

BTW, this is my favorite sushi place:
http://minamirestaurant.kpsearch.com/df/default.asp

The NY Times review said the two best Japanese meals the reviewer had on LI were here, at Minami. Much better than Tai Show, IMHO, but rarely busy (they're not in a good location).
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/05 22:31:35 (permalink)
Hey Scott and other Long Island fans...check this one out...but hurry if you want to try it this year!!

http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=3144&RefID=3201
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/05 22:48:54 (permalink)
Flo's looks great, Tony, but I won't be getting to town until 9/25 this year -- and even then, it looks like my first trip is all Nassau County and points west. Maybe my spring trip will allow a visit -- if they open before Memorial Day. I am looking forward to Sweet and Spicy for some jerk chicken, too -- and, of course, another trip out to Smokin' Al's. Seems like all of a sudden, there are many options beyond the typical diner fare (which, I will still manage my fair share!).

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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/05 23:02:05 (permalink)
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Flo's looks great, Tony, but I won't be getting to town until 9/25 this year -- and even then, it looks like my first trip is all Nassau County and points west. Maybe my spring trip will allow a visit -- if they open before Memorial Day. I am looking forward to Sweet and Spicy for some jerk chicken, too -- and, of course, another trip out to Smokin' Al's. Seems like all of a sudden, there are many options beyond the typical diner fare (which, I will still manage my fair share!).

Steve


The young lady at the counter when I went the other day said she wasn't sure when they open for the sseason, but my guess is Memorial day. I am working on a bunch of Long Island places that will hopefully be added to the site. This is a densely populated area, and there are plenty of places. Just getting out there and getting the photos and such is just one of those things I always have a hard time doing. I have a review for one or tow places that just need one or two more pictures.

I work a lot, but if you are ever in town and looking for a dining companion, I live close to Smokin' Als and it would be nice to join a road-food fan for a meal.

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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/05 23:11:05 (permalink)
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Hey Scott and other Long Island fans...check this one out...but hurry if you want to try it this year!!

http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=3144&RefID=3201


Oh, hey, Bluepoint! Knew a girl in college I was rather sweet on, lived out there.

I noticed they have a website; is it just me, or is there basically *nothing* there besides a picture and a little text?

Not sure if I'll have a chance to run out there soon; I live in Nassau.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/05 23:22:13 (permalink)
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The young lady at the counter when I went the other day said she wasn't sure when they open for the sseason, but my guess is Memorial day. I am working on a bunch of Long Island places that will hopefully be added to the site. This is a densely populated area, and there are plenty of places. Just getting out there and getting the photos and such is just one of those things I always have a hard time doing. I have a review for one or tow places that just need one or two more pictures.

I work a lot, but if you are ever in town and looking for a dining companion, I live close to Smokin' Als and it would be nice to join a road-food fan for a meal.


I'm thinking of popping back to Smokin' Al's when I have a chance, and packing a camera this time. I'll get a window seat so I can click away surreptitiously. :)

Hey, has any here been to Classic American, in North Babylon?
< http://www.classicamericanrestaurant.com/>
They have great fish and chips, some of the best I've had in the US (once or twice, it's been off, but that simply meant pretty good fish and chips). And the ostrich burger is tasty, too!

Another place to bring the camera.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/09 06:51:53 (permalink)
Just read today's Newsday on-line and see that the town of Oyster Bay wants to close down Papa Rick's Bar-B-Q in Woodbury. It has been there for many years and never bothed anyone, but McDonald's probably wants the property, or some politician has his hand out. Hearing is this morning so if you like Rick's Q you had better hurry out to Jericho Turnpike while you can.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/12 10:49:55 (permalink)
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/13 23:56:13 (permalink)
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I work a lot, but if you are ever in town and looking for a dining companion, I live close to Smokin' Als and it would be nice to join a road-food fan for a meal.


My first trip to Long Island is 9/25-10/4 and then again 10/20-26 and then again likely some time in the beginning of November (before it gets TOO cold). I will try to drop you a line when I know something a little more firm, but my work schedule when I am in town is a little wacky, as well.

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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/16 09:19:15 (permalink)
Well, the debate was whether to go back to Poppa RIck's (just in case), or write another review. I wrote another review: Classic American in Babylon:
http://roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=3225

I should have photo'd the ostrich burger rather than the buffalo burger (ostrich grabs attention more) but what the hey. Best fish and chips I've had around Long Island (and most other places).
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/16 18:13:06 (permalink)
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Well, the debate was whether to go back to Poppa RIck's (just in case), or write another review. I wrote another review: Classic American in Babylon:
http://roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=3225

I should have photo'd the ostrich burger rather than the buffalo burger (ostrich grabs attention more) but what the hey. Best fish and chips I've had around Long Island (and most other places).


Hey Scott! Another great LI review. Tell me, though, is your impression of the TASTE of the buffalo burger favorable (I don't specifically mean at this restaurant, but rather, in general)? The only time I ever ordered one, it tasted rather bland, took a long time to cook, and was overall underwhelming. I understand that it is leaner than beef -- so, the trade off is for better health versus taste. I would be willing to give it a go again if I thought that the taste might have just been relegated to my one sample.

This might have made a topic on its own had I thought about it....

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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/09/16 19:34:21 (permalink)
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Hey Scott! Another great LI review. Tell me, though, is your impression of the TASTE of the buffalo burger favorable (I don't specifically mean at this restaurant, but rather, in general)? The only time I ever ordered one, it tasted rather bland, took a long time to cook, and was overall underwhelming. I understand that it is leaner than beef -- so, the trade off is for better health versus taste. I would be willing to give it a go again if I thought that the taste might have just been relegated to my one sample.


Well, de gustibus non est disputandum. :)
Personally, I've come to like lower-fat meats. I guess that's related to how I've been also avoiding fried foods. Not because it's unhealthy, per-se, but because I generally dislike the taste of fat/oil. For me, I actually enjoy a leaner cut, contrary though that is to common tastes.

I might be overcautious, but I've started ordering burgers well-done in the last few years--probably the influence of my brother, who's a health inspector. That said (i.e., that well-done burgers tend to be less juicy), I like buffalo burgers in the various places I've ordered them, though they SHOULD be ordered no more then medium or so. Generally, they aren't as juicy (that is, the best buffalo burger won't be quite as juicy as the best beef burger), but I think the taste is on par with a good burger (albeit with much less fat).

Interesting note about what you said about it taking a long time to cook. I once bought buffalo meat from a store that specialized in "exotic" meats. The butcher said to be careful about cooking time: due to the lower fat content, you had to cook buffalo for a SHORTER time than you would beef (unless it's a tough cut, which should be cooked very slowly over low heat); it dries out otherwise. Maybe they mis-cooked the meat? Ground meat isn't considered a tough cut. There's also the question of technique: you shouldn't press a regular burger while you cook it, and you DEFINITELY shouldn't press a buffalo burger. A regular burger is somewhat forgiving of this; a buffalo burger is not.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/10/25 09:46:55 (permalink)
Hey. HEY! Where'd everyone go?

OK, new stuff. First a review with a certain reservation. I added a review for Babylon Bean http://roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=3235.

Not quite Roadfood in the same way my earlier reviews are, but still, if you want to find a good cup of coffee (read: espresso-based drink) on Long Island, it ain't easy. My review is exactly as it reads: no "roll up your sleeves" fabulous food finds, but the best bet for coffee in a very wide radius.

Also, based on another thread, http://www.roadfood.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5100, I went to another BBQ place, this time in East Islip: Tennessee Jack's. I still like Smokin' Al's better, but TJ's was worth this trip, and I'll be returning.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/10/25 10:52:34 (permalink)
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Also, based on another thread, http://www.roadfood.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5100, I went to another BBQ place, this time in East Islip: Tennessee Jack's. I still like Smokin' Al's better, but TJ's was worth this trip, and I'll be returning.


Tell me more about Tennessee Jack's. What was good? What wasn't? I like Smokin Al's, but find their use of sauces a bit too liberal. I like a thinner sauce and less of it.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/10/25 11:22:03 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Scott_R
Also, based on another thread, http://www.roadfood.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5100, I went to another BBQ place, this time in East Islip: Tennessee Jack's. I still like Smokin' Al's better, but TJ's was worth this trip, and I'll be returning.


Tell me more about Tennessee Jack's. What was good? What wasn't? I like Smokin Al's, but find their use of sauces a bit too liberal. I like a thinner sauce and less of it.


I ordered a lunch platter, which was a small quantity of ribs (4 or 5, I forget which--and they're relatively small). I don't normally eat lunch, so it was fine by me. Others might find it insufficient. One side--and they count cornbread as a side choice. I'm not used to that; every BBQ place I've been to sells it as one or two sides, PLUS cornbread. The cornbread is baked like a muffin (it even has that paper cup around it) and was just OK (a little dry). I like it cooked in a skillet so it gets that nice crust.

Dry rub is a choice, so sauce-quantity is an option. IIRC, you can get ribs without sauce at Smokin' Al's, too--had you asked them for that? I don't know if it's still basted while cooking or not and just served without ADDED sauce. At TJ's, it seems to be cooked with a dry rub, so it's truly served dry. It was a tasty rub, if a little salty. Again, that's a personal thing; I tend to use salt VERY sparingly (I never add it at the table, and go very light in cooking).

I asked for a side of sauce--their hot sauce. I like food so spicy that it can't be served on metal plates, else it will eat its way through. So by my standards, it wasn't hot at all. But it had a nice little snap; more importantly, I don't like sweet and sticky BBQ sauce, and this wasn't.

BTW, found their website:
http://www.tennesseejacksbbq.com/

So far, in order, I'd rank the local BBQ places:
Smokin' Al's, Tennessee Jack's, Poppa Rick's. Now, they're close rankings, and I've been to SA's more than I've been to the other two combined, so the comparison isn't quite fair.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/10/25 13:40:16 (permalink)
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So far, in order, I'd rank the local BBQ places:
Smokin' Al's, Tennessee Jack's, Poppa Rick's. Now, they're close rankings, and I've been to SA's more than I've been to the other two combined, so the comparison isn't quite fair.


Thnaks for the detailed report!!

I didn't order light on sauce at Smokin Als, but will the next time I go. I DID like Smokin' Als, didn't mean to indicate otherwise...there were just a couple of cons to a big stack of pros.

Have you ever tried this place...

http://www.adamsribwb.com/

It is in shopping center (toward east end of stores) across from K-Mart (or Kame-Apart as my nephew calls it ) on Montauk highway. I haven't been around there at the right time to try it. It seems to be primarily a take-out place, although I believe there is some eat-in room. Also in the same shopping center (at opposite end) is Alitalia Pizza, which is quite good.

We need to organize a LI BBQ tour...who would ever think that would be a possibility?? A few years ago BBQ was WAY harder to find around here. Progress is good sometimes!
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/10/25 14:17:44 (permalink)
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Thnaks for the detailed report!!

I didn't order light on sauce at Smokin Als, but will the next time I go. I DID like Smokin' Als, didn't mean to indicate otherwise...there were just a couple of cons to a big stack of pros.

Have you ever tried this place...

http://www.adamsribwb.com/

It is in shopping center (toward east end of stores) across from K-Mart (or Kame-Apart as my nephew calls it ) on Montauk highway. I haven't been around there at the right time to try it. It seems to be primarily a take-out place, although I believe there is some eat-in room. Also in the same shopping center (at opposite end) is Alitalia Pizza, which is quite good.

We need to organize a LI BBQ tour...who would ever think that would be a possibility?? A few years ago BBQ was WAY harder to find around here. Progress is good sometimes!


I'd seen the place being set up before it opened (is it two, three years ago?), but by coincidence, haven't been in the area as much anymore since then and haven't gone inside (wish the Odd Lot was still there). I'd have sworn that the place once had a second location (well, a first, before the W. Babylon one), in Massapequa, but I hadn't been there either. Someone told me they'd been to the W. Babylon place but weren't impressed. What's interesting is that the single review they link to barely mentions the ribs--considering the name, you'd expect them to be a centerpiece of a review.

BTW, if you look at SA's website,
http://www.smokinals.com/BBQ_SMOKIN_ALS_RIBS.HTML
they do indicate that the ribs can be ordered dry; I thought I'd recollected as such. Now if they'd only get rid of that bloody forced music....

Oh, I ought to mention Spicy's in Bellport (I haven't been to the Riverhead location). I rank it fourth, below Poppa Rick's, though I haven't been to Spicy's in a few years.

Brisket: I've had Al's and Rick's. Rick's was saucier, and Al's a little dry, but the latter was much tastier despite that. It had a wonderful smokiness.

Just a note: just west of Adam's Rib (about one light past that shopping center) is the former location of Chaophaya Thai restaurant. I mourn its closing a year ago. Tiny Thai in Farmingdale is quite good, but Chaophaya remains the best Thai food I've ever had.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/11/28 18:40:58 (permalink)
Hey! <tap> <tap> <tap> Is this thing on?

Well, found another place. I was having dinner at Tiny Thai in Farmingdale (love that place), and started talking to the couple sitting at the next table. The clued me in to Dosa Diner in Hicksville. It's on Rt 107 about two blocks north of Old Country Road, on the west side of the street (across from a church). This area is crammed with Indian places, but Dosa Diner is, I think, of particular note.

It's South Indian (southern India, that is) vegetarian. I stopped there for lunch and it was great and a very good deal. Lunch (running frm 11 to 3, I think; not sure about weekends) is a buffet, about 8-10 items, plus individually made dosas (rice and lentil crepe) and... uh, not sure about the other one. A similar crepe-sort of item, but made from wheat. There were two of us, so they (very helpfully) offered to bring one of each--assuming we weren't familiar with what exactly was what. I think there's actually an even bigger choice than just those two items Lunch for two came to about $15 including tax.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/11/29 14:38:06 (permalink)
The Shack? You mean the one on Northern Blvd. between Centerport and Northport? It's the best place to go in the summer for seafood - outdoor, casual, share picnic tables kinda place - you'll meet every type of person there - great place - great food.

I also like:

Bellmore - The Mixing Bowl, small place, great food
Wantagh - Hemingway's, sort of nouveau American without any pretentiousness
Wantagh - Sapporo, my all-time favorite Japanese (they have a sister restaurant in Port Washington called Yamaguchi's)
Westbury - The Stockyard - the only steakhouse I'll go to anymore (I've been to all the big name one's in the city and I can't deal with the slam a hunk of meat at you atmosphere)
Westbury - Azerbaijan, Persian/Irani/Middle Eastern - currently my FAVORITE restaurant - good food, reasonable prices, awesome staff
Great Neck - Vespa Cibobuono - Northern Italian, great 'couple' atmosphere, good food (and I'm picky about Italian - I live in an Italian neighborhood, so I'm surrounded - but I still travel to Great Neck)
Great Neck - Classico - Italian - best salad dressing ever invented - I stop by just to order a pint when I'm feeling low - try the Grilled Chicken Salad and you'll be licking the bowl.
Great Neck - Kama - Japanese/French - lovely place, excellent staff - food is always perfect

As for pizza, I think everyone has their own neighborhood preferences - I know Umberto's in NHP, but I think it's a bit greasy...try Angoletto's pizza in New Hyde Park the next time you swing by - it's on the SW corner of New Hyde Park Road and Hillside Avenue.

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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/11/29 18:06:03 (permalink)
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Bellmore - The Mixing Bowl, small place, great food
Wantagh - Hemingway's, sort of nouveau American without any pretentiousness
Wantagh - Sapporo, my all-time favorite Japanese (they have a sister restaurant in Port Washington called Yamaguchi's)
Westbury - The Stockyard - the only steakhouse I'll go to anymore (I've been to all the big name one's in the city and I can't deal with the slam a hunk of meat at you atmosphere)
Westbury - Azerbaijan, Persian/Irani/Middle Eastern - currently my FAVORITE restaurant - good food, reasonable prices, awesome staff
Great Neck - Vespa Cibobuono - Northern Italian, great 'couple' atmosphere, good food (and I'm picky about Italian - I live in an Italian neighborhood, so I'm surrounded - but I still travel to Great Neck)
Great Neck - Classico - Italian - best salad dressing ever invented - I stop by just to order a pint when I'm feeling low - try the Grilled Chicken Salad and you'll be licking the bowl.
Great Neck - Kama - Japanese/French - lovely place, excellent staff - food is always


Hey, places I don't know!
Not a big fan of Italian food, but there are other places on that list there that look interesting to me. I've been to Sapporo, and it's my #2 favorite Japanese place, after Minami in Massapequa. Inevitably, I get sushi whenever I go out for Japanese, so that's my standard for comparison.
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/11/29 21:35:03 (permalink)
OOOhhh. A new Japanese place!!! I will try to get to Minami - thanks! I didn't originally see that there were 5 pages to this thread...and I read through all of them just now and tried to make a list of all the places. But there aren't so many. You'd think that being so close to the city, we'd get something other than Italian (not my favorite either) and Chinese.

I've found that I've needed to get into Queens to get some diversity in food and atmosphere. I ended up in Astoria recently (Greek, Greek, Greek), but wasn't into Greek. Did a driveby an interesting looking place off the beaten path called the Brick Cafe, and went in. Nice place - worth going back. Here's a link...

http://cityguide.aol.com/newyork/dining/venue.adp?sbid=107132948

I know there are more neighborhood-type places around - but I haven't had much luck in finding them... :-(

C'mon LI'er's - 'fess up!

Oh - I used to go to a small elegant place in Westbury with my mother on special occasions called Camille's - the chef/owner was German and his wife managed the place - they always did a great job with the food. But too expensive for my budget on a regular basis.

Oh, and speaking of holiday's, I used to like going to the Boardwalk Restaurant at Jones Beach (in the winter) - the food wasn't anything to speak of, but you could smuggle the bread out and then throw it into the air for the seagulls to catch mid-swoop - it made the whole dinner worthwhile!

And there was a restaurant in Woodmere - anyone know if it's still there? - La Petite Maison Russe - I liked it because I like Russian food and there aren't so many on LI.

I hit Brighton Beach on my way back from NJ last week - there are quite a few interesting places there...whichever one I walk into, I'm not disappointed. And you MUST try the Russian supermarkets - they have dessert aisles made in HEAVEN - cakes that are out of this world and very inexpensive - you can have them cut pieces off of 40 different types - just remember to tell them 'smaller' or you won't be when you're finished! The only downside is every cake is labeled in Russian, so if you can't read it - the surly cake-mistress will have to help you. I don't know why - but I don't find a lot of 'customer-service' oriented people when the food is dirt cheap - but maybe it's just me???

Sigh. I'm getting hungry. :-)
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/11/30 18:51:56 (permalink)
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Oh, and speaking of holiday's, I used to like going to the Boardwalk Restaurant at Jones Beach (in the winter) - the food wasn't anything to speak of, but you could smuggle the bread out and then throw it into the air for the seagulls to catch mid-swoop - it made the whole dinner worthwhile!



The Boardwalk Restaurant was torn down a few years ago, I believe in 2003. As of my last visit this past summer, there was still only a wooden fence surrounding the restaurant site. I don't know why a replacement hasn't been built (I just did a Google search to try and find some more info but came up with nothing.)
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/11/30 22:17:17 (permalink)
Bummer. Guess I'll have to bring my own bread this winter for the annual gull/frizbee throwing. :-)
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RE: Long Island , NY 2005/12/01 08:21:05 (permalink)
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Bummer. Guess I'll have to bring my own bread this winter for the annual gull/frizbee throwing. :-)


The snack bar is open all year 'round. 9-4 Daily.
[url='http://jbrestaurants.com/AtTheBeach/index.htm']Jones Beach Center Mall Snack Bar Hours[/url]




BTW, which flies further when thrown, the gull or the frizbee?
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RE: Long Island , NY 2006/01/12 20:35:40 (permalink)
Just passed by Ray-Noor's; they've closed. Another Ayhan’s Shish-Kebob is moving in.
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