I grew up in Baldwin and moved to CA 22 years ago where I have become a "Foodie."
I don't want to seem like a snob but every time I go back home to visit, my family takes me to the same places that were considered "hot" and new when I was a kid. They think I'm difficult when I have trouble finding options on these menus. I try not to roll my eyes when every salad on the menu consists of iceberg lettuce, deep fried fish and overcooked chicken covered in creamy sauces. There is also always the obligatory fine cut of steak though.
Eating habits, menus and dacor have changed everywhere else in the country within this time frame, I can't imagine that there haven't been trendier, healthier and lighter style eateries on the Long Island restaurant scene. This is NY afterall!!
Any ideas on where I can steer the family next time I'm in southern Nassau?