We’ve covered the St. James dining scene before and within that overview was Kitchen A Trattoria, one of Chef Eric Lomando’s great creations. His reach doesn’t stop there and with so much ground to cover in St. James, Chef Lomando has created a hat-trick of unique dining spaces that have been amazing the locals. Kitchen A Bistro may very well be his most well-known dining spot in St. James and one that has been receiving critical acclaim for years.
When Roast Sandwich Shop opened back in 2010, it was truly the talk of the town. A small sandwich shop in size, it makes up for that both in flavor and uniqueness here on the island. They’re something special in the Melville area and those who both work and live on or near this busy corridor are witnessing something truly special.
Seasons 52 in Garden City is a great addition to the Long Island dining scene. A “chain” restaurant owned by Darden Restaurants, there’s nothing chain about it. It’s a high-end restaurant that focuses on healthy dishes, superior ambience and carefully selected wine options.
Across the country, Seasons 52 restaurants have been operating with a focus on great seasonal portions that all sit below 475 calories. This feature alone is setting them apart from the pack as this country’s chain restaurants are inundating menus with 1,000+ calorie “healthy options”.
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.