Saturday, May 17, 2008

Keep an Eye on the Tiger in Port Jefferson

It's time for another weekend break from the big NYC and we all know you need it bad this week! Work was so stressful you don't even feel like going to the Hamptons. Guess what - you don't have to! How about trying something a little bit different for a change? Here's an idea - Port Jefferson. 

Located on Long Island's North Shore and named after Thomas Jefferson, this village was once a small ship building community and whaling port. Easy to get to by train (the LIRR stops at Port Jefferson Station and you can catch a taxi to town) or car (if you're finally taking that scenic ride along 25A East), Port Jefferson today is a unique place with interesting shops, a variety of restaurants and a lively harbor. 

Have a drink on the outdoor dock at Danford's Hotel and Marina, enjoy the waterfront and watch the ferry to Bridgeport, Connecticut come and go. If you don't feel like heading home the same day, plan ahead to stay at Danford's for the night. Be sure to reserve in advance - it's a popular place for events such as weddings.

Given it's proximity to the water, Port Jefferson has many seafood restaurants with outdoor seating, but there are also a variety of other menus including the one at Tiger Lily, which happens to have some great vegetarian food. Vegetarians (including vegans) - trust us - this is definitely a happy place for you! 

Don't let the fun and funky atmosphere at Tiger Lily fool you (although we definitely like it that way), the food here is seriously good. The Falafel with the Works is a definite fave, and a deal at $7.95. Also try one of the many salads, soups, juices and smoothies. Relax non-vegetarians, there's plenty of food for you here too!

Oh, and don't forget to keep your eye on Tiger Lily for the opening of their outdoor lounge/coffee house every Friday and Saturday night between 7 and 10pm.

156 East Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777

1 comment:

Ciambellina said...

I guess I should have realized the town was named after Thomas Jefferson but I really never thought about it! Cool! I agree it's a great alternative to the Hamptons. Nice work LongIslandette!