Foodie Gossip May 2015

George Martin’s Grillfire in Syosset has taken the current build-a-burger craze a step further by offering build-your-own Bloody Marys. A Bloody Mary bar is available during weekend brunch from 11:30 until 3pm. The cocktails cost $5 and refills are $3. There are around 20 available garnishes including smoked bacon, stuffed olives, celery, roasted garlic, chilled baby shrimp and fresh grilled jalapenos.

Café Mendoza in Commack was originally scheduled to open before Christmas but actually opened its doors in February. Hugo Garcia, the Argentinean restaurateur who owns Café Buenos Aires in Huntington, is also the owner of the new, smaller version of Buenos Aires that is offering a menu very similar to the original.

Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton has opened a second restaurant in Manhattan located at 321 East 73rd St. The new venture is called BKB. Father and son owners Eric and Adam Miller will offer the same sea-to-table concept that was so well received on the East End last summer.

Coolfish Restaurant on Jericho Turnpike in Syosset has introduced a multi-course $24.95 Sunday brunch served from noon to 4pm. The brunch begins with a complimentary breakfast cocktail and includes five egg dishes, French toast, waffles, pancakes and pizza.

Del Fuego, which already has locations in St. James and Babylon, will bring its signature smoky goodness, tempting specials and stocked bar to Patchogue in May.