Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Winter Walk on Nathan Hale Beach

Here are some photos from a recent walk on Nathan Hale Beach in Huntington. We recommend taking a winter walk on one of Long Island's beaches. On a North Shore beach like this one, the rocks and docks look so beautiful covered in ice and snow.













Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Stick a Fork in It

Listen up because this place is goooooood. We finally had the chance to go to Norfork Table and Inn in Southhold. This refurbished restaurant and inn has four rooms that seem to be occupied all of the time. When you taste the food, you realize why.

We arrived slightly early so we sat at the bar and had some yummy drinks. There were three of us and we all enjoyed different cocktails. Not only did they taste good, but they also looked picture perfect.

Once we sat down in the dining room and reviewed the menus, we quickly realized that ordering was going to be tough. We all wanted EVERYTHING on the menu. It took us a little while to decide but, in the end, we each selected an appetizer, main course and dessert.

The salads were delicious. The Assorted Roasted Baby Beet Salad with Goat Cheese was particularly noteworthy. The beets were sweet and tasty (which makes sense because they practically walked to the restaurant from the farm down the street). The Tuna Sashimi was fresh and flavorful.

For entrees, we ordered fish. When the plates arrived, we started fighting like immature children over which one of us made the best selection. Truth is, ALL of them qualified. Despite our very full bellies, and the large size of each dish, we practically licked our plates.

The menu changes regularly, but we had Sea Bass, Tuna and Halibut. Each fish was served over a different vegetable or legume, and the sauces were delectable. With entrees like this, we couldn't resist dessert. We honestly were thinking "How can you top this?"

We played with the idea of getting one sweet dish to share but, when we looked at the menu, no one wanted to share anything!

The most interesting dessert was the Tapioca pudding. The pecan tart and beignets were very good too. In fact (and we can't believe we're admitting this), we had extra beignets so we took a few home. That has to be the first time we've ever taken a dessert in a doggy bag.

Hopefully the photos can provide a window into how good this meal really was. It may seem expensive (about $85 to $95 a head), but it truly is worth it. All we can say is you gotta try it! Oh, and be SURE to make reservations, even if your party is small!

RESTAURANT LOCATION:
The North Fork Table and Inn
57225 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
PH: 631-765-0177
FAX: 631-765-0179

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pub Grub



We haven't forgotten about you. We were just waiting until we found something that deserved mention. For those of you who like pub grub, we think you'll find this post worth the wait.

The Brass Rail, not to be confused with strip clubs of the same name, is located in Locust Valley, Long Island. This hip little Gastro Pub sports a cool and casual atmosphere with good food, good drinks and an attentive wait staff. We've gone back several times, and we always seem to find something else we like.

Some of our favorite dishes include the Oxtail Sloppy Joe, Cajun Seared Shrimp, Stuffed Artichoke, The Gardener, Grilled Bronzino and the Grilled Scottish Salmon.

The nice thing about the food at The Brass Rail is that there is something for everyone, in every size. You can select a small plate, an entree or a side - yay for the Gastro Pub!

So, if you're in Locust Valley and you're looking for some pub grub, The Brass Rail is the place for you.

RESTAURANT LOCATION:
107 Forest Avenue
Locust Valley, NY 11560
Phone:516-723-9103

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Mascot Dock


If you're looking for something to do outdoors in the Patchogue/Holbrook area, we've got just the place - Mascot Dock and the adjacent Shorefront Park. This is a great place to sit and enjoy views of the Great South Bay, watch ferries to Fire Island, or just relax on a park bench. Kids will also enjoy watching people crab and fish along the dock!

If you're hungry, eat at Lombardi's on the Bay or the more casual Nancy's Crab Shack. Both places are right in the park area. Nancy's is a take-out type of place serving crab cakes and other seafood treats. We haven't tried Nancy's yet but, judging by the lines, it must be delicious. We did eat at Lombardi's on the Bay and we really enjoyed their VERY generous (and tasty) portions. The Salad with Grilled Salmon, Chicken Caprese Sandwich and Spaghetti with Meatballs were all good.

PARK and RESTAURANT LOCATION:
600 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Oh Captain


There's a new seafood restaurant in town and it's darn good. Not only can you get good food at the Greek Captain Seafood Restaurant in Huntington Station, but you also get a lot of it.

Speaking from experience, our personal favorites from the menu include the Grilled Salmon over Salad for $12.99 (it's HUGE) and the Sauteed Shrimps and Scallops with Vegetables over rice or pasta (complete dinner $11.99). Sources tell us that the Fried Calamari is also delicious (we'll try it next time).

If you're looking for a formal dining experience, or if you like having wine or a cocktail with your meal, this isn't the place for you (we don't think they've got a liquor license). But, if you're looking for tasty food, large portions and quick meals, you must try Greek Captain Seafood Restaurant. You'll thank us and the captain.

GREEK CAPTAIN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT LOCATION:
195 Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
FAX: 631-629-4255

Friday, June 26, 2009

IMAC Closes

It is our job to inform our readers about the wonderful places to go and things to see on Long Island. Last year we told you about the IMAC Theater in Huntington (IMAC). This wonderful venue provided Long Islanders (and those from all over) with some truly phenomenal concerts and shows for almost 30 years. There is no question that the IMAC brought musical legends to Long Island, and that the theater itself was a cultural center. That is why we are sad to report that this very special Long Island theater closed permanently this month.

Some of you may already have heard about this, but we felt we needed to post this information not only to inform our readers about the closing, but to let the folks at IMAC know that the theater will be missed. Thank you for sharing your stage with us over the years.