When New York native Anthony Bruno opened his first restaurant in Florida a few years back we bet he never would have dreamed that that restaurant would have 20+ locations and a popular outpost in the Long Island area. Either way, we’re experiencing the fruits of his labor with Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Carle Place.
Landmark Diner has been a dependable source of all meals in the Roslyn area for many years. Just recently they moved their restaurant to a new building located just a few spots east of their old location (that old location is now sitting empty on the corner). We visited recently during the breakfast hours to snap some photos.
With the weather warming up here on Long Island, this is a perfect time to beat the summer rush and hit a few of your favorite outdoor spots. Jordan’s Lobster Farm in Island Park may not be known to you, but we’ve been relying on their fresh lobster, clams and various other seafood offerings for quite some time. It’s affordable, outdoors and waterfront (there’s indoor seating, too.)
Here’s an opening that we’re glad to see; Stew Leonard’s Wine and Spirits in Carle Place. Taking over the space that used to house an athletics store, there’s plenty of room to shop and the vast space is filled with choices. The second of their locations on Long Island (Farmingdale is the other), Stew Leonard’s will provide an affordable and painless shopping experience for those adult libations that you’ve been craving. Wines are sorted by type and by region as well and clearly marked so you can’t get lost.
Freeport has a great stretch of waterfront restaurants on their Nautical Mile and on a visit to this area, we were given a choice of about 12 or so restaurants to dine in. It was unfortunate that we chose Blue 42; as we walked away discouraged, unsatisfied and with a lot less money than we had walked in with.
Mitchell’s Restaurant in Oceanside has a name that is steeped in history. Since 1938, the Mitchell’s brand has been alive on Long Island. There may be two restaurants of the same name (there is another location in Valley Stream that was sold a few years back, but still retains the name), but when you experience Mitchell’s for yourself, you may find that there’s nothing like it anywhere else.
Between Winthrop Hospital, the courts and the burgeoning residential scene in Mineola, there’s good reason to be kept in the know on what’s happening on the culinary front. This convenient-to-the-train dependable chinese spot will have you looking forward to your next lunch or dinner excursion there and it will also leave your wallet intact and satisfied that you didn’t drain it of its contents.
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.
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.