The Red Zone April 2011


Murphy’s Bar & Grill
(516) 741-1776, Mineola

“The 3 LB. Burger Challenge” = consume 3lbs of Murphy’s meat in less than one hour and the consumption is free. WHO’S DOWN?

Brews Brothers Grille
(516) 216-5008, Franklin Square

Adjunct-chuggin’ Bluto would gleam with the addition of micro-selections like Brooklyn, New York’s Sixpoint, Newport, Oregon’s Rogue and Bridgewater Corners, Vermont’s Long Trail. Or not. Either way, I love ‘lushi and craft.

The Stone Turtle
(516) 431-6570, Island Park

“Four Cheese Wild Boar and Sausage Lasagna,” “The Dirty Ashtray” and Gulden Draak for the tummy win.


Fadeley’s Deli Pub
(631) 758-8882, Patchogue

“Like” Facebook page for antique (1989?) photographs of cold cut counters and cummerbund uniform afternoons. K.C. Lovedrops now back-country twangs while I politely swig Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale amongst Jerry wool throws and Bavaria drafts. Pub gem of our island.

Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar
(631) 321-1175, Babylon

American-focused vino list of 150, with option varieties like flight tastes and by-the-glass availability, entire menu, as long as one human, is available for two glasses minimum.

Canterbury Ales
(631) 549-4404, Huntington

Last visit included miss of microbrewery-restaurant Southampton Publick House’s mega-rare French Country Christmas Ale (or Bière de Garde, which translates to “beer for storage”) keg by three hours and, as a result, subsequent disappointment voyage to corpo-caffeine-chained establishment for skim quad latte. Epic fail? Yes.

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Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.