A 1940′s railcar on Long Island is something quote unusual. Even more unusual is a 1940′s railcar serving up authentic barbecue that is delighting everyone who visits and creating a cult following for itself. Such is the case at Biscuits & Barbecue.
St. James is our favorite dining destination on the island for one reason; it’s a small hamlet located in the Town of Smithtown, but in its tiny footprint lays a veritable treasure trove of amazing restaurants in every price range. This is worth a day trip to experience the variety of cuisines as well as the talented chefs that are carving their way through Suffolk. We’ve hit up a few of our favorites to show our readers what lies in waiting for you once you make the trip out.
For those of us who have been patiently waiting for the new Buffalo Wild Wings in Westbury to open, our wait is coming to a close. Occupying the space that previously held Mirage Nightclub and then most recently GLO, this new Buffalo Wild Wings is going to be massive and probably won’t disappoint, when they open on March 16th.
On this week’s Restaurant Hunter on FiOS1 Long Island, host Rob Petrone and East of NYC’s Publisher, Mark Levine took you on a tour of some of the best Southern Eats across the island. We’ve compiled Mark’s talking points along with supporting pictures of some great BBQ spots that you should definitely visit.
Dipping your toe into a cuisine that you’re not familiar with is not always an easy thing to accomplish when you hit up a new restaurant. The proper way to do that, in our opinion, is to visit a buffet or an “all-you-can-eat” establishment so that even if you’re not completely satisfied with a portion of the new cuisine that you’re embarking on, you can still get your money’s worth with some other choices at the meal. If you’re looking to try on Brazilian BBQ for size, Picanha Na Brasa in Nesconset is your first stop.
Update #2: RUB BBQ is no longer and is now called Kansas City Smokehouse
Update: RUB BBQ is open for business as of 8/15/11 for dinner service (Monday)
We were big fans when we dined at RUB BBQ in the Chelsea section of Manhattan last summer and chatted up their owner, Andrew Fischel, a Long Island native (Roslyn, to be exact). We were mostly talking about the Long Island BBQ scene and going over the various major players in both Nassau and Suffolk. Well, we’ve learned that they’re now heading out east to a new location that they can call home.
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.
So, you think that you know good BBQ on Long Island, huh? Well, maybe you do. Either way, definitely tune into this week’s edition of Restaurant Hunter on FiOS1 Long Island (Thursday at 8pm) where Rob Petrone of FiOS1 LI and Mark Levine of East of NYC will be taking you along for a great adventure in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. To check out the preview of the episode, keep on through the jump.