Where To Eat on Long Island #MyHomeTownGuide

best eats on Long Island

This #MyHomeTownGuide partner post  is sponsored by Fiji Water and Honest Cooking.  All views and opinions, as always, are completely my own.  Just located outside of NYC, Long Island is home to some great eats.  Here’s my guide to affordable yet spectacular eating on Long Island. There are many, many conversations between Asheley and I… 

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Otto’s Tacos

Otto's Tacos

 I’m officially hooked on House of Cards.  I’ve been trying to finish this post for the past couple of days, but kept getting sidetracked by watching  just one more episode.  Asheley is totally not a fan of the show, which means that when she is at work, I frantically try to watch as many episodes… 

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A.B. Biagi Gelato

nyc gelato

 Gelato.  There’s a new player in town.  Welcome A.B. Biagi and his incredible gelato to NYC’s Nolita neighborhood. I was lucky enough to travel to Italy with my family right after graduating from undergrad.  Sorrento.  Rome.  Florence.  Venice.  Some little towns in between.  We saw it all.  And it was all phenomenal. I was much… 

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Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Puddin’, and PopBar

nyc sweets

Three places to get some seriously delicious sweet treats in NYC.  Cupcakes, pudding, and gelato on a stick.  What else could a guy want?  I have a tremendous sweet tooth, as my gut can surely attest.  The good news is that my waistline is slowly waning.  The bad news is that trying to eat healthier… 

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Lower East Side’s Taquitoria

Taquitoria

Run by three Restaurant Marc Forgione alums, this Lower East Side eatery serves up amazing taquitos filled with top-notch, high quality ingredients. Can I tell you about one of my favorite new spots in the Lower East Side.  It’s a gem. Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Iron Chef Marc Forgione?  Raise your hand… 

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Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop at Gotham West Market

Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop NYC

One of the most anticipated openings of the year, Ivan Orkin’s Ramen Slurp Shop in the new Gotham West Market delivers big on creativity and flavor. Ramen is to Japan like pizza is to New York.  Iconic food. New Yorkers are highly critical of their pizza, just as the Japanese are to their ramen. Would… 

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Clinton St. Baking Company, City Bakery, and The Donut Pub

NYC sweets

Three of NYC’s classic and extremely popular places to grab a sweet treat, including some of the best pancakes, cookies, hot chocolate, and donuts in the city. Sometimes I’m really excited to write a post intro.  It comes naturally.  I have something specific to share.  A story.  An anecdote.  A memory. Today, I’ve got nothing…. 

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Motorino Pizzeria, Tacos Morelos, Japadog, The Nugget Spot, and Dos Toros

east village food nyc

A photo review of five popular East Village restaurants in New York City, including authentic wood-fired pizza at Motorino Pizzeria, tacos at Dos Toros and Tacos Morelos, a plethera of nuggets at The Nugget Spot, and eccentric Japanese-inspired hot dogs at Japadog. Having a week and a half off from work is a beautiful thing…. 

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All Biscuits All Day at Empire Biscuit

Empire Biscuit

In a country where more and bigger is often celebrated (have you seen the menu at The Cheesecake Factory lately), I’m totally down with micro-focused restaurants.   Do one product…really well.  Forget the 22-page menu and just focus on perfecting that one thing.  Become known for that one morsel of goodness.  Become legendary at your micro-focused craft. Empire… 

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