01/13/19 6:00am

The Shed Bowl. (Credit: The Shed)

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Eating healthier and losing weight is consistently one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Though brown bagging and meal prep are common ways to ensure top nutrition, healthier restaurants on Long Island allow diners to enjoy a guilt-free meal without the hassle of cooking. These spots don’t limit your choices to standard greens and grilled chicken with dressing on the side, either. Expect creative twists on good-for-you dishes that will make healthy eating convenient and delicious. (more…)

01/10/19 6:13am

A bbq pulled pork taco and chicken tortilla soup from Lucharitos was our lunch of choice this week. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Walking in to Little Lucharitos in Aquebogue, there was a certain buzz in the air Wednesday afternoon. The crew was gathered with a few patrons in the dining room, looking up at the television screen as News 12 played.

The report they were all watching had to do with the eatery, as funding for its expansion to a third location has been held up by the prolonged shutdown of the federal government.

That’s certainly bad news for fans of the Lucharitos restaurants excited to see it expand to a new location to the southwest of its existing eateries. But the good news for us on the North Fork is we still have the original Lucharitos in Greenport and its younger sibling in Aquebogue.

We stopped in to Aquebogue Wednesday because a lunch special the restaurant had promoted caught our eye.  (more…)

01/06/19 6:10am

The Blue Goose opened in September. (Credit: Greater Patchogue)

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Chances are a lot has changed since your last visit to Patchogue.

The South Shore village has been witnessing a resurgence in recent years, leading more and more new businesses to open seemingly every month.

This is certainly true of its increasingly diverse culinary scene. If you haven’t been to Patchogue in the last six months, here are five new restaurants that give reason to return. (more…)