Update: This location is closed
When we announced the opening of Restaurant Anise a few weeks back, we knew that we hit on something within a few hours. Our twitter feed, hitting the timelines of many users, took to our announcement and at least one follower moved on in for their lunchtime serving on the same day. Needless to say, they were impressed.
Coming up on the next episode of Restaurant Hunter (Thursday at 8pm on FiOS1 Long Island), host Rob Petrone of FiOS1 Long Island and contributor Mark Levine, Publisher of East of NYC will be taking you for a great journey in search of the best brunch spots on Long Island. To view a preview of the upcoming episode, hit this link.
In this edition of Fairway Friday, we’re catching up with greeter Justine Dronet, whose interest in foods, people and bringing you an overall positive experience at Fairway is bringing a bit of sunshine to the everyday flow. She’s answering questions and giving tips to consumers who can learn more about her as well as what makes for a better shopping experience at Fairway.
Personally known to us here at East of NYC, the wonderful folks over at FRonay have been in the jewelry business for 6 generations deep. The product varies in design; from necklaces to bracelets and earrings, but one thing never changes; quality. They’ve got a wonderful selection; designed, handpicked and hand-crafted by some of the best manufacturers in the world. To check out their complete collection, you can click here.
Crumbs is a wonderful little bakery (ok, maybe not so little) that has its origins in that island west of Long Island, Manhattan. Expanding its brand over the past few years, they made their move to Long Island and parts east about three years ago (Huntington and Woodbury came first) and the cupcakes are not only delicious, but they are rather expensive (for Long Island’s standards). We stopped by a little while ago to bother the staff and to snap some shots of their shop and their cupcakes (they have coffee, too!) To whet your appetite, jump on through.
Smokin’ Al’s is named after its founder, Al Horowitz, originally from Brooklyn and now transplanted to Long Island in order to cook up and share some of the tastiest BBQ this side of Memphis. There’s no one style to this BBQ and the flavors are really a combination of the various styles of BBQ that Al has come across over the years during his travels across the country. We hit up Smokin’ Al’s in Bay Shore (there’s another, newer location in Massapequa Park as well) to take some pictures. To view our little photographic tour, click on through the jump.
The next episode of Restaurant Hunter is taking you to Garden City on the north shore of Nassau County. To see what hotspots Rob Petrone of FiOS1 Long Island and Mark Levine of East of NYC are showing off, continue on past the jump.
Toast & Co. in Huntington is one of the great restaurant / brunch places on Long Island. In the village of Huntington (north of Main Street), Toast & Co. is serving breakfast from 8am – 4pm every day. The decor is a a mix of americana of the past with a sampling of pop colors from the present. The green and orange adds a warm feeling throughout. We headed to Toast & Co. to take some pictures of the restaurant and the Stuffed French Toast. To view our gallery, continue on.
This week’s street level selection comes in the form of Swallow, a small plates restaurant that opened in the village of Huntington in October, 2010.
Woodbury has a brand new bar / lounge/ restaurant to call their own, starting now. As of April 1st, Asian Bistro Next Door has opened its doors directly next to their sister restaurant Graffiti, a staple of the Woodbury Commons shopping center.