Newsday food writer and longtime fellow Chowhound Erica Marcus poses some legitimate questions.
I think it is a lack of 'hounds and not a lack of chow worthy spots. For example, I posted in a thread about ethnic food on Long Island that there are a number of Jamacian/Carribbean spots in Uniondale. Although it has only been a month I have not seen any other posts about such places in the area since and a search of the boards(no easy task) reveals virtually nothing in the past. Mineola has many Portugese places and we have almost no information about them. There is almost no keralan food in New York, a place in Queens opens up in Nassau and we have no reports. Where is all the soul food beyond Dent and Riddick's?
I believe there is much undiscovered chow, how to get more of that information on these boards is a mystery to me. I will take Ms. Marcus's words to heart and make more of an effort to report what I experience. There are some great and knowledable 'hounds out there. You know who you are, if I named some I fear I would slight others so I won't. We should alll make more of an effort.
Boy did I have a great rasberry crumble at Main Street Bakery in Port Washington. It turns out that they also sell bread from Balthazar. I can't wait to go back Saturday and try the chocalate croissant, I promise to post.