Smith Street Deli, a mainstay in the Merrick area is now set to a second location in Bellmore. A slight change to their name, going by Smith Street Deli South, this will move them down to a location south of Sunrise Highway (their Merrick location is located north of Sunrise near the Meadowbrook Parkway).
Lil’ Left Coast, the little brother to Merrick’s popular Left Coast Kitchen has announced that they are shuttering their doors on the concept. Acknowledging that the Lil’ Left Coast concept was “not concise enough” and that it was an overly ambitious menu, it never completely caught on and ultimately cost too much to run.
Long Island Food News: Long Island’s First Chick-Fil-A To Open in Port Jefferson Station on September 30, 2015
Good news to those on Long Island that have been desperately waiting for a local Chick-Fil-A to open (closed Sundays, of course). The new location will be located on Nesconset Highway in Port Jefferson Station and will be opening up on September 30, 2015.
They’ve conquered the North Shore and now they have their sights set on taking over the South Shore. Del Fuego, with successful locations in St. James on the North Shore and Babylon on the South Shore, has expanded their horizons to Patchogue at their new location on busy W. Main Street.
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.
**This location is now closed (Update 4/12/16)**
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.