We’re all about the family friendly activities on Long Island and in this time of year, we can’t think of anything better than apple picking on any of Long Island’s local farms. We took a trip to Lewin Farm in Wading River this past weekend to wander the fields collecting our bounties from the rows and rows of apple trees lining the farm.
Italian cuisine, Frank Sinatra on the sound system and way oversized portions are the hallmark of both of the Ciao Baby locations on the island. While Massapequa, on the south shore, is home to one location, we hit their north shore Commack location to be treated to some of their interesting menu items.
Here’s the thing about breakfast on Long Island; short of a few great diners and eclectic restaurants, there’s not much out there if you want a great weekend morning meal. Our quest for the best Long Island breakfast has ended and it can now be found at Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails in Merrick.
Those nights walking down Woodcleft Avenue on Freeport’s Nautical Mile can get you in the mood for something very sweet (especially if you’ve been eating some of that salty seafood all night). We’ve got you covered with Pip’s Ice Cream, located a stone’s throw away from the waterfront views.
Taco Joe’s on Merrick Road in Massapequa is a great counter-service, kid-friendly Mexican restaurant with the benefit of a Yogurt & Such built-in for those after dinner dessert options (and a small yogurt is included in the kids meal as well.) We’re happy to report that they’re making the move to the north shore as well with their now under-construction shop on Old Country Rd.
moolala in Merrick led the self-serve frozen yogurt movement on the South Shore when it opened in 2010. We’re seeing a lot of competitors opening up in the immediate area lately, but this locally owned and private company is holding its own in the frozen yogurt wars that are heating up by the day and involve some national heavy hitters.
Two years ago Bobby Flay opened up Bobby’s Burger Palace in the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. We’re not sure what his thinking was on the location choice, since he spends most of his time in NYC (Roosevelt Field or even Walt Whitman malls would’ve been closer), but one thing is for sure; he’s bringing a unique flavor to Suffolk County with this burger dominated menu.
One meal that never goes out of style is breakfast. There’s something about the rich flavors of waffles topped with whipped cream, or pancakes topped with fresh fruits that really sets the day up right. On a constant quest for the perfect breakfast spot on Long Island, JT’s Corner Cafe is just what Suffolk County ordered.
Where do you go when you want to sit down with a bunch of friends, order a slew of appetizers and drinks, zone out and watch the game? There might be a lot of restaurants and bars that could fit this description, but what if you wanted to watch almost every game that was on tv? To seek your answer, we headed to Kodiak’s Restaurant and Bar in Farmingdale to not only check out their new digs, but to find out if all of your needs could be met.