On this week’s Restaurant Hunter on FiOS1 Long Island, host Rob Petrone and East of NYC’s Publisher, Mark Levine took you on a tour of some of the best Southern Eats across the island. We’ve compiled Mark’s talking points along with supporting pictures of some great BBQ spots that you should definitely visit.
At the end of any year it’s always fun to look back at where we’ve explored across Long Island and compile a small list of our favorite restaurants and dining destinations. This year we’ve done just that and we’re pleased to present to our readers our 2011 Year – End Favorites.
There’s something about the name “Tullulah” that attracts us. Maybe it whispers of something sultry and Southern, or perhaps it reminds us of that plucky character Towanda from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. Whatever it may be, we wanted to eat at The Eatery at Tullulah’s in Bay Shore the minute we were told about its interesting food and affordable BYOB policy.
When I came to Aji 53, I didn’t arrive with the intent to review the restaurant; I was actually walking into a blind date. I was pleasantly surprised by Aji 53 as I hadn’t done more to scope out the restaurant other than a quick glance at the website to find the address.
Smokin’ Al’s is named after its founder, Al Horowitz, originally from Brooklyn and now transplanted to Long Island in order to cook up and share some of the tastiest BBQ this side of Memphis. There’s no one style to this BBQ and the flavors are really a combination of the various styles of BBQ that Al has come across over the years during his travels across the country. We hit up Smokin’ Al’s in Bay Shore (there’s another, newer location in Massapequa Park as well) to take some pictures. To view our little photographic tour, click on through the jump.