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Not to miss on Long Island, anything goes

janie | Jun 13, 2009 10:08 PM

Wondering what other posters consider their places that they couldn't imagine not going to anymore. Places that you really depend on for your everyday cooking staples, to special treats, to one of a kind eating places, and fancy special occasion splurge places. What are places in Long Island that are dependably good for any kind of food, to go or to stay?

Here' s a couple of mine:

-Roslyn: Chicken Kebab they are turkish
Like their spinach pie and greek salad, great dressing and always fresh. Unfortuntaly their namesake chicken kebab can be dry and not full of any real flavor, but other stuff, is reliably good. Prices are reasonable, but they have raised them in the last couple years. Casual and popular place

-Rosyln: Ravaugh, they are Persian, but not Kosher
Love their Zaresh (spelling?--rice with currants) and their chicken kebab when cooked properly is very juicy and flavorfill. They also make delcious Persian soup, and eggplant dishes and other good apps---Reasonable and casual--but don't go late, they hate that.

-New Hyde Park, (on the line of Long Island)--Iavorone Bros
Can't live without their excellent olive selection. They have other good stuff there, but their olives are standout.

-Westbury--Hale and Hearty
Love Hale and Hearty Soups and their salads are a good value--favorite soups, rhode island chowder, chicken and rice, curry chicken chowder, italian wedding soup, ...

-Rockville Center--Bigelow's Clams, when I'm around there after Jones Beach in the summer time, always go here, love the retro feel, and have not been disapointed in the clams, cole slaw, or onion rings, or quarts of chowder to go. Nice people there.

-Rosyln--Baci Gelati--love this place

For Thai, I stick to Queens (although Sripiphrai is coming to Long Island which is wonderful news), For Chinese, I stick to Queens, For Isreali, I stick to Queens,---

Go shopping a lot in Long Island, or to the beach, live in Queens, so would like to hit some other spots this summer, preferably on the inexpensive side, due to the obvious shortage of mula. Tried a couple of the ice cream places, and wasn't impressed with either the atmosphere (funky smelling run down--musty) and ice cream weird aftertaste)

Thanks everyone---

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