Entries Categorized as 'LONG ISLAND'

NYC Best Burgers: The secret to getting pickles and onions on your Shake Shack burger is easier than you think

Date November 1, 2013

I love pickles and onions on my fast food style burgers and while I’ve been eating Shake Shack for years, I never knew they were an option. But sure enough, as with most requests at the customer-friendly burger Mecca, they are happy to oblige. All you have to do is ask.  Thanks to Lil NYC […]

My Favorite Chain Restaurant: Hillstone… or Houston’s… or Whatever It’s Called

Date June 15, 2012

In case you missed it over the last few years, the restaurants formerly known as “Houston’s” have been renamed “Hillstone” in Manhattan.  Some employees say it’s branding. Others say it has to do with not wanting to list calories on the menu. Ultimately, they can call it “Tommy’s of New Jersey” for all I care, […]

Best Bite of The Week: “Flatcar” at Hildebrandt’s Ice Cream in Williston Park, Long Island

Date April 23, 2010

Is there anything better than ice cream? Truly, is there any dessert that satisfies more consistently than ice cream? It’s an iconic dessert; Two lovers sharing a milkshake is pure Americana.  A child with more ice cream on his or her face, shirt, hands, and pants than in their mouth is an image that defines […]

Long Island Lunch: Diane’s Bakery Cafe in Roslyn

Date March 9, 2010

Diane’s is why suburbanites are happy, particularly those near the Rosyln-based bakery, cafe and neighboring restaurant, Trattoria Diane.  And for NYC Food Guy there are few better Long Island lunches than you’ll find at Diane’s Bakery Cafe, a place Manhattan’s meccas of prepared food aspire to be.

CLOSED – Long Island Mexican Food: Freshly Fried Buffalo Chicken Fingers & Salad on Steroids at Pancho’s Border Grill in Great Neck

Date February 14, 2009

If you didn’t have reason enough to head to Great Neck for Kensington Deli’s insanely delicious brisket with fried onions and gravy sandwich, now you have more incentive: the best Buffalo chicken fingers I’ve ever had and for dessert, a huge salad topped with juicy, marinated char-broiled chicken and Mexican vinaigrette, all at Pancho’s Border […]

Long Island’s Best Food: Gino’s Pizza & Steiner’s Pastry Shop in Manhasset

Date January 26, 2009

My culinary conquests are mainly focused on NYC but we can’t forget about the island to the east, Long Island, where there’s more great food than people realize.   NYC Food Guy is here to make your sojourns outside the city more enjoyable by shedding light on Long Island’s best food.   This post focuses on one […]

Kensington Kosher Deli & Panchos Border Grill: No Frills Deli Done Right & Quality Tex-Mex Shine in Great Neck, NY

Date February 9, 2008

It’s time for you to take a trip to Great Neck, New York. Why? Because once you arrive you can head over to Kensington Kosher Deli for one of the most delicious sandwiches you’ll ever eat. You’d never think the sight of men in aprons would be relieving, but you know they wouldn’t be wearing […]