Foodie Gossip June 2012

Yes, Mother’s Day is that amiable day of brunch and mimosas, but I declare, what says “thanks Pops!” more than steak and/or beer? Check out the Red Zone for great places around LI to get some high quality craft beers and have a rollicking night out with dad (pick up the tab, of course). But for a true trencherman’s experience, head into Nassau County to Frank’s Steaks in either Jericho (516) 338-4595 or Rockville Centre (516) 536-1500 for their Father’s Day Weekend Special from June 15-17, 4-9pm. The centerpiece is the prime, dry aged, Kansas City cut 22oz bone-in steak for $42.95.

I shouldn’t have to reiterate the connection of Long Island and good seafood, but it’s a truism worth repeating. Perennial seafood favorite fatfish in Bay Shore (631) 666-2899 has a raw bar featuring shellfish from local waters. For $3 a piece, there is a trio of oysters—Pirates Coves from Port Jefferson Harbor, Mattitucks from Oyster Bay Harbor and Blue Points from off the south shore, along with Little Neck clams from off the north shore. Don’t miss their wine bar, featuring a 25-bottle roster of local and international vintages and suggested pairings. The Steam Room in Port Jefferson has both a beautiful view of the Harbor and great seafood. Check out their prodigious specials menu. In addition to the generously-portioned lobster dinner ($24.95) and clambake ($29.95), each day from Monday to Thursday features a different buy-one-get-one-free option. Depending on the day, you can get an extra helping of snow crab legs, mussels, steamers or lobster. Both fatfish and The Steam Room feature outdoor musical performances all season long, the perfect melodious accompaniment to a night on the water.

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