Thai Station is aptly named. It’s a Thai restaurant located about 3 blocks north of the Merrick LIRR station on Merrick Avenue. It’s a small spot that for the past few years has been one of the more popular restaurants in the area for local residents.
It’s been quite the year for La Bottega in Merrick. They went from having one store, to taking over their next door neighbor and expanding to completely closing within the span of a few months. Well, now we have a better idea of what is happening over at that street-level spot.
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.
Merrick has found itself in the middle of a sushi war and from what we’ve been seeing over the past two years the competition is heating up with a few new spots opening their doors to try and convince their south shore customers that they’re the best. We’ve stopped by a few of the restaurants in the recent past to discover what’s unique about them and how they shape up next to their friendly rivals.
On FiOS1 Long Island’s Restaurant Hunter, it’s our job to take you across the island to some of our favorite dining destinations. On our recent “Sandwich” episode, we took you from Merrick to Westbury and then finished up in Port Jefferson for some of our lunchtime favorites. To follow along at home on where we took the viewers, follow on through below.
Here’s the thing about breakfast on Long Island; short of a few great diners and eclectic restaurants, there’s not much out there if you want a great weekend morning meal. Our quest for the best Long Island breakfast has ended and it can now be found at Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails in Merrick.
On this week’s Restaurant Hunter, we’re staying local to our hometown and giving all of the viewers at home a sense of what’s going on in the culinary scene in Merrick, on Nassau County’s south shore. Host Rob Petrone, along with Mark Levine, Publisher of East of NYC sit down to discuss some of East of NYC’s favorite hangouts while staying close to home.
Of the 37 units at The Barclay Townhouses II in North Merrick, there are currently two 2-bedroom units on the market. We’re exploring both the neighborhood, the complex and the two units for sale in this feature.
Sushi Ko is breathing new life into a space that was previously occupied by Akari sushi for many years. To say that the new ownership is an improvement would be an understatement. The previous incarnation was dated, the service was horrible – at best, and the food was nothing we’d want to return to. This has changed everything.
moolala in Merrick led the self-serve frozen yogurt movement on the South Shore when it opened in 2010. We’re seeing a lot of competitors opening up in the immediate area lately, but this locally owned and private company is holding its own in the frozen yogurt wars that are heating up by the day and involve some national heavy hitters.