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Three LI South shore strike-outs...

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Three LI South shore strike-outs...

kelvin8r | Feb 4, 2009 06:13 PM

...in one week!
I don't know, maybe it's me but in these troubling times there seems to be less and less decent dining destinations of any kind on Long Island.

Spiga Bakery/Cafe in Bellmore, Merrick Rd.: $38.00 wasted on dry artificial chocolate mousse cake, rotten rainbow cookies and barely edible Napoleons.

All-American Burgers in Massapequa: $25.00 blown on two raw franks, two sub-White Castle quality burgers, a large order of those "famous" fries (greasy mush) and a few watery fountain sodas. Why is this place still drawing crowds?

Smokin' Al's BBQ Massapequa: $25.00 down the tubes on a chicken & ribs combo with 2 sides. Chicken-burnt with a hardened inedible layer which seemed to have been under a heat lamp for a day or two. Ribs-huge tasteless smokefree slabs of grey greasy meat-ugh! Sides-sour soupy collards were totally underwhelming. Baked beans were sugary sweet. Free cornbread lacked soul or flavor. Huge impressive space with big bar and ample help, but the food is sadly lacking

Not a lot of $$$ for sure, but definately a three strike scenario. Any local hounds care to offer viable alternatives?

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