Action Bronson made quite the impression last night to the throngs of faithful followers during his show at The Paramount in Huntington. Bronson, a chef and a proud native of Flushing, Queens brought his energetic show and feats of superhuman rhymes to his almost-home base, which is located just a few miles to the west. The hometown crowd added fuel to his fire and the scene was electric.
Master Baker Buddy Valastro has spent the past few years across from us, two rivers away in Hoboken, NJ, but now he’s taking advantage of both his hugely successful tv presence (Cake Boss, of course) and the insatiable need for all things baked to bring Carlo’s Bakery to the Gallery at Westbury Plaza in Garden City; his first Long Island location.
The North Fork has a lot of things. It has Greenport, Riverhead and Southold. Each of those locations have an abundant supply of restaurants and shops for visitors and residents to bask in. What they don’t have however is a selection of worthy coffee roasters to enjoy some freshly roasted beans any day of the weak. North Fork Roasting Co. in Southold will be opening soon to change that very fact.
Update on 10/2/14: They’re open for business!
Cook’s Scratch Kitchen & Bakery, a very popular and well received restaurant located in Northport just announced that they will be opening up a new bakery / cafe be serving all of their fresh-baked pastries along with an abridged lunch menu to assist customers of the shop (and visitors) with their in-store refueling.
Occupying the space that was formerly the Golden Pear Cafe in Stony Brook, Crazy Beans is now open for business. The original location, in Miller Place, is still running strong and they’ve been pumping up the new Stony Brook location on Facebook and through social media outreach. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner this is a great day for Stony Brook and for the Long Island early morning food scene. Make sure to stop in and try their coffee, which customers continually rave about.
La Gioconda, an italian restaurant located just across from the Great Neck Plaza LIRR station has closed it doors in 2014 and it comes as quite a surprise (to us). A quaint, dimly lit and intimate restaurant and catering operation, we were surprised to hear the news of their demise as we have dined there numerous times over the past 7 or so years and each time that we had visited the restaurant was pretty busy.
You may not know Jack’s Shack in Glen Head but you probably know its owner. Willie Degel, host of the wildly popular Food Network show Restaurant Stakeout and who is also the owner of Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse is calling the shots at this organic fast casual spot and not surprisingly, it’s pretty good.
Seasons 52 has always been known for their mini desserts, served up in a shot glass and baked to perfection. They’re announcing today a series of new mini indulgence flavors that are both seasonal and permanent to their menu.
Organizers of the Long Island Craft Beer Week have just announced that this year’s event has officially been canceled. The full statement from LICBW can be found just below and goes into detail on their cancelation this year as well as their plans for 2015.