We were pleasantly surprised this weekend when we discovered that East of NYC received a shout-out on page 4 for local Long Island websites in Peter M. Gianotti’s new book, Food Lovers’ Guide to Long Island. Peter Gianotti is the restaurant critic at Newsday and has published a few books focusing on the Long Island region.
We were hanging out upstate in Beacon, NY a few weeks back at a little restaurant on their main strip. In the refrigerated section of the restaurant were a few drink selections, but one especially caught my eye. Observing a soda that was seemingly unfiltered with particles roaming around the bottom of the bottle, I figured that I would have something new and interesting with my incoming grilled chicken and pesto sandwich. Fresh Ginger | Ginger Ale by Bruce Cost is differentiating itself from the crowd by offering super-fresh ingredients (sugar cane and pure ginger) in an unfiltered state. The Original Ginger Ale had quite the bite to it and it was a far cry from our mass-produced Ginger Ale of years past.