Articles Tagged ‘long island restaurants’

Eaters Digest: Nonna Knows Best

When a restaurant names itself La Nonna Bella (“beautiful grandma”) I make it a point to taste the old world Italian recipes that were handed…

Eaters Digest: Makeovers in Westbury, East Meadow Bring What L.I. Doesn’t Need: More Italian Food

The brief partnership between East Village pizzeria Luzzo’s and the Scotto family has melted away like baked mozzarella cheese. Gino Scotto has attached the family name to the former Luzzo’s, which opened in October. Now, all pizzas get the fresh buffala mozzarella treatment. Counter intuitively they chose to buck the trend, dumping the coal and going with wood to fire the ovens. Prices are lower and the menu has been dumbed down, which is to say Americanized.

35 Long Island Restaurants Offering Free Gift Cards

It wasn’t long ago that gift cards had a reputation for being thoughtless, impersonal, last-minute gifts. It also wasn’t long ago that we were wearing neon blue spandex, a side pony tail and singing Debbie Gibson’s “Electric Youth” into a hairbrush. Times change. You can now get a gift card tailored to every personality, for just about anything. And to really get you in the giving mood, many restaurants are offering free additional gift cards for you when you purchase them for someone else—in case you need a little help getting in the giving spirit, or as a reward for being the wonderful, thoughtful person you already are. You’ve probably seen the promotions for Applebees and Outback Steakhouse already—buy so many dollars worth of gift cards, get a bonus card. But there are dozens of local eateries offering the same deals, they just aren’t advertised. Luckily, you don’t have to search them out. We did all the work for you.