In somewhat-surprising news, Mitchell’s, one of Oceanside’s most notable diners, will be closing their doors to the public on Sunday, July 12, 2015. While we visited their diner multiple times over the years (some for Restaurant Hunter, on FiOS1 and then on our own with friends and family), we were always excited at finishing up dinner with one of their legendary ice cream treats.
Edison’s Ale House in Manhasset has us a bit confused. On the social media front, their website is just a holding page from GoDaddy and they’re not able to be found on any of the major social media outlets (we did find an Edison’s in NJ, though). Hit up their Yelp reviews and it’s a mixture of 1-star reviews and some that are overwhelmingly positive. We know that you can’t please everyone, but without the social initiative that it takes to keep bringing in new customers, can they continue on this way forever?
The Greene Turtle, a Maryland based sports bar and restaurant that opened in Franklin Square not too long ago is taking over the space that was formerly occupied by the long-standing Hooters in East Meadow. This new location will fit in perfectly with both the residential community and the nearby Hofstra University students (especially those that are of age to enjoy their Mug Club).
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.
Margarita’s Cafe on Front Street in East Meadow has to be one of our favorite Mexican restaurants on Long Island. It’s a continually festive atmosphere with nightly lines out the doors. If you’re thinking of going there on a weekend night, reservations are an absolute must. Come January 20th the lines may get a little bit easier when their newest (and 3rd overall) location opens on Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh.
Sad news coming out of East Meadow today. According to Newsday, Sacramone’s, an italian restaurant that is very well known for its delicious pizza and other italian staples will be closing their doors on August 15th, just a few days away.
Sometimes you need a local deli / catering operation to get you through the day. If you’re near Rockville Centre, then you probably are aware of Bialystok & Bloom on Clinton Avenue, a local spot that has outlasted many restaurants that have come and gone.
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.
The long awaited opening of Sydney’s “Taylor” Made Cuisine has finally ended today as they officially welcome their new location to Westhampton Beach. Just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend crush, Sydney’s, which has been a staple of the area since 1989 is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The newly revamped space is a market, restaurant and busy catering operation; a triple threat that will be hard to rival, but delicious to visit.
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.