Shopping can be hard; walking around the mall endlessly, looking for that perfect outfit or accessory for a night out on the town or for every day use. Saks Fifth Avenue, especially, is a mecca for high end couture. If you’re going to exert all of that energy shopping for their high-end wares, you’re going to need a worthy refueling station with top quality cuisine.
Moules et Frites has suffered the fate of the number of restaurants that sat before it in that same corner location in Syosset. As of a few months ago, they shuttered their doors and were in the process of changing over to Restaurant 516.
There was a time when the only good Sunday brunches were in the confines of New York City. Things-are-a-changing around here and we’re happy to see the state of the Sunday brunch improving all over Long Island. This week’s Sunday Brunch feature comes to us in the form of Jonathan’s in Garden City Park.
When New York native Anthony Bruno opened his first restaurant in Florida a few years back we bet he never would have dreamed that that restaurant would have 20+ locations and a popular outpost in the Long Island area. Either way, we’re experiencing the fruits of his labor with Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Carle Place.
Landmark Diner has been a dependable source of all meals in the Roslyn area for many years. Just recently they moved their restaurant to a new building located just a few spots east of their old location (that old location is now sitting empty on the corner). We visited recently during the breakfast hours to snap some photos.
There’s nothing more depressing than seeing a childhood eatery abandoned and with a “For Rent” sign in the window. But, like life itself, the restaurant world isn’t fair sometimes and it is with a fond farewell that we bid adieu to Morgo’s Dynasty in Plainview.
La Parma II in Huntington is more of an institution than just a restaurant. There’s four La Parma’s on Long Island (Oceanside, Port Washington and Williston Park rounding out the other three). What sets La Parma apart from the rest is their family style menu, quality servings and the history that comes with being one of the best restaurants on Long Island.
Here’s an opening that we’re glad to see; Stew Leonard’s Wine and Spirits in Carle Place. Taking over the space that used to house an athletics store, there’s plenty of room to shop and the vast space is filled with choices. The second of their locations on Long Island (Farmingdale is the other), Stew Leonard’s will provide an affordable and painless shopping experience for those adult libations that you’ve been craving. Wines are sorted by type and by region as well and clearly marked so you can’t get lost.
Mitch SuDock was always lauded as the owner-chef of Bistro M in Glen Head; a little restaurant with a big following. It’s fitting that he’s launching a new restaurant in Albertson with his name in the title (We can’t leave out dining room manager Toni Contino as well). We hear that they’re shopping for chandeliers now, so the wait shouldn’t be too long.