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Dining Review: Pines Pizza

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By Shoshanna McCollum 36 Fire Island Blvd. 631-440-0073 Pines Pizza is open early April through mid-September. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Catering services are available for all occasions, simple to elegant. Visit PinesFI.com/PinesPizza … Full Story

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CJ’s – Not Just Rocket Fuels

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By Kirsten Corssen Summer crowds on Fire Island come and go, shops and restaurants close their doors come fall, but CJ’s Restaurant and Bar has endured. Except for maybe Christmas and Thanksgiving, CJ’s means there is always a place on … Full Story

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Dining Review: Maxwell’s

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By Timothy Bolger 501 Main Street, Downtown Islip | 631-210-0011 | Noon to 2 a.m. Daily Upon passing through the wooden entrance of Maxwell’s in Islip, patrons are greeted with a mouthwatering aroma wafting from the kitchen behind the U-shaped bar that links … Full Story

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Dining Review: Rachel’s Restaurant

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By Anika Lanser 324 Baywalk, Ocean Beach 631-583-9552/5923 Restaurant: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Bakery: 8 a.m.-4 a.m. Most of us know Rachel’s as an incredible bakery or as the best breakfast place in town. But I am here to tell you … Full Story

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Dining Review: Southside

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By Jaime Franchi 5 Third Avenue, Bay Shore, NY | 631-665-9596 Southside Restaurant is a Bay Shore staple – and has been since the Prohibition era. This off the beaten path eatery can be found on Third Avenue, just off … Full Story

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Dining Review: Salt & Barrel

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By Lorna Luniewski 61 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706 631-647-8818 saltandbarrel.com March 2016 marked the opening of Salt & Barrel Oyster and Craft Cocktail Bar in Bay Shore but the tradition of serving good food dates to 1937, and … Full Story

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Dining Review: Pines Bistro and Martini Bar

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By Shoshanna McCollum 36 Fire Island Blvd. Fire Island Pines, NY 631-597-6862 Reservations can also be made online at https://pinesfi.com The textbook definition of bistro is “a small restaurant serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting.” While this … Full Story

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DINING REVIEW: Kismet Inn

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By Kirsten Corssen THE WESTERNMOST FIRE Island community of Kismet was founded in 1925. The Kismet Inn followed, along with building the marina and first walkways. Time and history resonates from the wainscot walls. It’s still standing after harsh winters … Full Story