With the insane number of new restaurants opening on Bay Shore’s Main Street, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Slice of Bay Shore proved to be excellently managed, decorated, and delicious places to dine. It was also nice to escape the frenzy of diners that Main Street has been attracting, with Jersey Mike’s on the eastern end of it and Slice to the west. When I was tasked with writing a dining review for two Bay Shore restaurants, I brought along with me the largest critic I know – my grandmother, Nanya.
Visiting a farm is not a usual assignment for a dining review. More unusual however, is how two Manhattan residents, who have had a home in Seaview for the past 15 years, ended up with a 55-acre farm in Jamesport on the North Fork of Long Island that now supplies produce to Seaview Market. Owners Kim Frank and Jeff Brown said I should let them know if I figure it out.
Indeed it is more like the kind of gourmet market one might find in upscale enclaves of New York City or Greater Long Island. Here you will find beautiful breads, vegan sausage, oak milk frozen yogurt bars, gluten-free frozen pizza, and a variety of olives all colors of the rainbow. However they also sell lottery tickets and beer, as well as umbrellas, beach chairs and other sundry staples that an convenience store near the oceanfront will have
After constructing downtown Ocean Beach’s newest commercial building in 2018, the Doerings reopened Rachel’s with attractive new bakery displays and a bright, modern dining room.
Owner Michael Miller bought Le Dock in 2018 after 20 years in the demanding dining atmosphere of Ocean Beach and is gratified how many customers from his old place take the trouble to hop a water taxi to Fair Harbor to enjoy his new venue, solid testament to his dedication. Chef Gary Brown takes equal pride in ensuring each dish his kitchen turns out retains the high standards and uniform quality he insists on. Prices, often an issue for even jaded New Yorkers, are reasonable and of good value, and portions strike just the right balance between too much and too little.
Fira’s Falafel & Frites 311 Bay Walk Ocean Beach, NY 11770 Firasob.com In 2010, the Mediterranean Diet was recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a cuisine of Intangible Cultural Heritage. It’s healthful food that … Full Story
8 Third Avenue Bay Shore, NY 11706 631-328-4948 Butera’s stands apart among Italian-American restaurants on Long Island, and there’s good reason for that. On the cusp of celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Butera family keeps their vision fresh as their … Full Story
When writing about a longtime local dining establishment, it’s not always about what is new as much as reminding the reader how good we have it. Yes, CJ’s is known as the “Home of the Rocket Fuel” and the … Full Story
179 Ocean Walk Cherry Grove, NY 11782 516-597-6766 Ordinarily when visiting Cherry Grove, I reach for one of my better summer dresses, but the heat wave had lingered for days, and every frock in my closet just looked too damn … Full Story
935 Bay Walk Ocean Beach, New York 11770 (631) 583-8016 • www.matthewsseafood.com Matthew’s Seafood House holds a lot of memories for us, for my husband John especially. Through his friend Casey he moonlighted there on weekends in the 1980s, … Full Story