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effin gruven in Bellmore

effin gruven in Bellmore

Variety is the spice of life and if you’re looking for your variety in the way of a different brew for every night of the year, effin gruven is your next go-to spot on a Saturday night (or any night, for that matter). You’ve got college kids, post-college grads and the random mid-40’s guy (and girl) all represented in the crowd, ensuring that everyone will feel at home.

The highlight of the bar is their huge selection of beers, with specialty and hard to find beers available on a limited run (or until they run out). On some nights you may be able to find Great South Bay Hoppocratic Oath, Brooklyn Blast Pale Ale, Rogue Brewery Chocolate Stout, Southampton, Dogfish and more. Their location on Sunrise Highway is perfect if you want to leave the car at home, hop on the LIRR and enjoy a safe night away from the worries of who’s going to be the designated driver.

One more thing; if you want order a Budweiser, head on down to Mulcahy’s, they don’t serve that here. Now, move along.

effin gruven
2562 Sunrise Hwy.
Bellmore, NY 11710
516-409-1415
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La Piazza in Melville

La Piazza in Melville

With Nassau County under its domination (yeah Merrick and Plainview, we’re talking about you), La Piazza has now set its crosshairs on Suffolk County with the newest of its locations, located in Melville. We’ve been dining at La Piazza since the early 1990’s and still frequent both original locations with a satisfied appetite every time.

Notable Opening: Sushi Ko in Merrick

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Sushi Ko was so new that the first two times that we dined there that they hadn’t even yet printed up their menus for takeout. We arrived during the soft opening of the restaurant, a time that normally gets all of the kinks out of the wait staff and perfects the recipes and presentations of the cuisines at hand. Surprisingly, Sushi Ko performed at a level that screamed more “we’ve been at this for years!” than “we’ve only been open for days.”

Giveaway: Winemaker’s Walk at Castello di Borghese in Cutchogue

Giveaway: Winemaker’s Walk at Castello di Borghese in Cutchogue

Here at East of NYC we’re in a unique position to get to know a lot of different wineries, restaurants and cool shops throughout the area. On the east end, especially, there are a number of great vineyards that have been producing great wines over the past years and have great tours and tastings on their premises. One of the tours that we experienced within the last two or three years was the Winemaker’s Walk at Castello di Borghese in Cutchogue.

Led by co-owner Anne Marie Borghese, you’re taken on a journey through the vineyards, to the crushing room and get to view the fermentation tanks and barrels all before heading back to the tasting room for a taste of that’s available at the moment. We loved it so much that we inquired to the Borghese’s to see if they would like to participate in a giveaway for our readers, and they happily obliged.

If you’d like to enter into the contest, simply shoot us an email by clicking here. We’ll be drawing a random winner on February 14th (Valentine’s Day) and will post the name of the winner on our site.

On February 14th we’ll also let you know of some of our top restaurant picks in the area, so even if you didn’t win, you’ll be able to make a worthwhile day trip out of it.

Must be 21 years of age to enter.

Notable Opening: Chipotle in Great Neck

Notable Opening: Chipotle in Great Neck

One of our favorite non-fast food fast food joints has to be Chiptole. Known for their fresh cuisine that is cooked in front of you (there’s no bag opening here), they’ve been growing steadily over the past few years. If you’ve wanted some in western Nassau County, you’ve had to travel to either Carle Place or Uniondale, which for some can prove to be quite inconvenient. Starting December 15th that all changes. The newest location to open its’ doors is located in Great Neck at 44 Great Neck Rd.

388 New American Cuisine in Roslyn Heights

388 New American Cuisine in Roslyn Heights

Inventive New American Cuisine is not something that we’re seeing a lot of these days on Long Island. To sit down to a meal and be so content by what you’ve just eaten is almost falling off the map. That’s why when we were done with our meal at 388 New American Cuisine for a recent television shoot we were not only stuffed, but entranced by this new spot’s take on classic dishes.

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