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Review: Castaway Bar & Grill

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By Lorna Luniewski Castaway Bar & Grill 310 Bay Walk (at Cottage Walk) Ocean Beach, NY 631-583-0330 castawaybarandgrill.com In between heat waves on a recent Tuesday, my husband, Tom, and I boarded the ferry from Bay Shore and headed to Fire Island for dinner. Our destination: Castaway Bar & Grill in Ocean Beach, a first for us. My editor told … Full Story

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Ocean Beach Music and Seafood Festival

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By Emma Boskovski and Danielle Lipiec The Ocean Beach Chamber of Commerce kicked off its very first Music and Seafood Festival on Tuesday, Aug. 6, with games, sales and of course, an abundance of seafood and live music. Co-sponsored by the Fire Island News, the threeday festival gave friends, families and visitors for the day an opportunity to enjoy all … Full Story

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Review: Beacheria

by Shoshanna M. |

786 Evergreen Walk, Ocean Beach 631-583-0387 The corner of Bay and Evergreen Walk has been a pizza place for as long as this reviewer can remember in her Fire Island life. One was there for decades and much beloved, and sorely missed when it shut its doors. Other incarnations followed, but never really quite took hold, leaving uncertainty in its … Full Story

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Dining Review: Island Mermaid

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By Robert Levine 780 Bay Walk Ocean Beach, NY 11770 631-583-8088 Hours: Monday-Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Scott Hirsch brought a new culture to Ocean Beach. He began with drag shows many years ago bringing Cherry Grove icons to perform at his restaurant the Island Mermaid. On Sunday, July 7, Cherry Grove’s superstar Ariel Sinclair was … Full Story

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Review: Le Dock

by Shoshanna M. |

60 Bay Walk, Fair Harbor, NY 11706631-583-5200 Sir Isaac Newton famously stated, “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” In this case the lone Fair Harbor restaurant space we all know as Le Dock is the … Full Story

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Dining Review: Hurricane’s Bar and Grill

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By Timothy Bolger Hurricane’s Bar & Grill25 Cayuga Walk, Ocean Bay Park631-583-8000fireislandhotel.com/amenities/diningOpen seven days, “noon to whenever” Cooking up a storm of flavor with some of the freshest, homemade dishes on Fire Island is Hurricane’s Bar & Grill, a largely al fresco eatery a stone’s throw from the Atlantic in Ocean Bay Park. Tucked inside the courtyard at the Fire … Full Story

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Review: Dockside Brick Oven Pizza & Deli

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By Shoshanna McCollum Dockside Brick Oven Pizza & Deli780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, NY631-583-0303 • Delivery Available Mermaid Market is rebranding as Dockside. They still make wonderful deli sandwiches, and Helen and Travis are still there to greet you with a smile – nevertheless the place has a new look and expanded services. Delivery of their state-of-theart pizza oven was … Full Story

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Review: Fire Island Coffee

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By Shoshanna McCollum My husband John makes the best cup of coffee. It’s one of the reasons I married him. This achievement does not require a cutting- edge device to brew the perfect cup – our Mr. Coffee maker has served us well for years. He does not require exotic beans from an expensive gourmet shop either, but nevertheless he … Full Story

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Dining Review: The LakeHouse

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By Lorna Luniewski 135 Maple Ave. Bay Shore, NY 11706 631-666-0995 Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, noon-3 p.m., lunch / 5-10 p.m., dinner Friday, noon-3 p.m., lunch / 5-11 p.m., dinner Saturday, 5-11 p.m., dinner Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., brunch / 4-9 p.m., dinner When my husband Tom and I moved to Bay Shore almost 35 years ago, the town as it was … Full Story