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Stories about Long Island....including --Long Island Dining, Businesses on Long Island & things worth doing on Long Island


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Hi, I am Deborah and "I LOVE NYC". I was lucky enough to move back for 2 years 2010-2012 and lived like a tourist in NYC for those two years in the Hudson Yards area at 505W37. Right now I reside on Long Island but stay at different hotels in NYC a few times a year. I hope to move back soon.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Meet Our Neighbor" Healing Arts Massage Therapy

I am excited to introduce my new "Meet Our Neighbor" series. Each month I will feature one of our fabulous North Shore business neighbors. Please meet Anne Marie Giambrone, the truly hands-on owner of Healing Arts Massage Therapy.





“When I put my hands on a client, amazing healing happens,” says Anne Marie Giambrone owner, Healing Arts Massage Therapy in Glen Head. “Everyone’s needs are different and many people don’t know what they need. All they know is they are stressed and hurting.”
In business for 27 years (16 in the current Glen Head location,) Healing Arts works with “all kinds of people, young, old, children, athletes, injured to very ill,” says Giambrone.

“My work is my calling and not everyone can say that,” explains Giambrone. “I do feel that people get that immediately from me. I have a way with people, I am very intuitive. I use my kind heart and intention to help.” So much so that she’s gotten four marriage proposals.
Healing Arts has recently expanded and transformed into a healing center with “some incredible therapists in the holistic field,” says Giambrone. “It is very exciting.” The healing center also offers home services.

Giambrone has a background in dance which sashayed into extensive training in bodywork, healing and spiritual intuitive studies. She studied at the Swedish Institute in Manhattan and is a NYS Licensed, Certified and Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Reflexologist and AMTA Certified Sports Massage Therapist.

Interest in massage therapy followed a surgical procedure Giambrone underwent when she was 18 years old “that stimulated an interest in anatomy.” At the time, she was working in the restaurant business and had sought dance again to help with her recovery. At the prodding of a restaurant co-worker, who was a big fan of massage therapy, Giambrone decided to finally explore massage therapy as a profession. “I would work on his neck and he would tell me I was a natural and had good hands,” she said. Two years later, she decided to go to school and try out the field. “I felt massage therapy was a good way to stay connected to dancers and athletes.”

The healing industry has become flooded, Giambrone says, and the key to finding a good therapist is “connecting with those therapists that contain that extra special something, connecting body, mind and soul.”

As for staying afloat in a competitive industry, Giambrone is a believer in the power of networking. “I love networking, so I am always happy to spread the word and refer when needed. I have a network of businesses who refer me. The good energy I put out has brought incredible people into my life. It’s amazing and I am so thankful.”

“The biggest challenge right now is the economy,” she says. “There is stress everywhere you turn, which is why there is a need for healing nurturing and relaxation.” It’s not surprising then, that one of Giambrone’s biggest treatment requests is for “less stress.” One client even requested a four-hour session. Pain relief is also a sought-after treatment.

“There will always be a human need for compassionate, caring touch and the field of massage therapy will always be able to provide this service,” says Giambrone. “We are out here and love what we do.”

A native Long Islander, Giambrone grew up in New Hyde Park and has lived in Glen Head for the past17 years with her husband and two daughters.

Healing Arts Massage Therapy is located at 1009 Glen Cove Avenue, Suite 6, Glen Head. For more information or to make an appointment, call 516-674-0609 or visit healingartsmassageli.com.

 


 



Thursday, October 11, 2012

Local Long Island Businesses - #shoplocal

Home Fries




One of the challenges of owning a café that fronts the Glen Head Train Station is that often, customers are in a big hurry. “It’s a challenge,” says owner Lisa Desanti who, along with her brother and co-owner, Charlie Jennette, opened Home Fries in May of this year. “Especially when commuters come in to place their order as the train is roaring down the track.”

But the sister-brother team is up to the challenge: “We always do the best we can to give the fastest service and I don’t believe anybody has missed a train yet—or, at least I hope not.”

The tiny café serves breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 2pm. “We have a small outdoor seating area, that is a great place to relax with friends or just have a quiet meal alone while you relax and unwind,” says Desanti.

While the Home Fries name suggests breakfast as a heavy hitter, the café’s menu is diverse and creative. Everything is prepared homemade “not something warmed up in the microwave,” says Desanti. “Our most popular breakfast item is, without a doubt, a scrambled egg, American cheese and bacon, on a crispy roll with a little salt, pepper and ketchup,” she says. But, there are also daily lunch specials: two of the most popular are Sloppy Joes Tuesdays and Crab Cake Fridays. And, the daily menu features additional specials including BBQ pulled pork, chicken parmigiana, and grilled chicken with melted cheese and fried peppers—to complement regular menu goodies such as omelets, waffles, burgers and smoothies. And, with the anticipation of fall and winter, Desanti says, “I am excited to bring in an array of soups, as well as hot oatmeal, for those cold wintery mornings.” Bonus: Customers can visit the website (see below) to print out a coupon for a 10 percent discount. And, senior citizens always receive 10 percent off.

Desanti has been it the food business since a young girl. Her uncle owned a well-known restaurant in Manhattan where her mother was the general manger, her aunt the weekend manager, another uncle the bartender and all of her cousins, as well as she and her brother worked throughout the years as wait staff, assistant managers and delivery people. “I remember those times as fun and educational,” says Desanti. “I learned what good, home-style food was all about.”

Desanti says that her brother has always dreamed of opening his own place. “We are both beyond thrilled that his dream has become a reality. My brother had been looking for a place for a long time that was in a good neighborhood, that was manageable in terms of size and that was financially doable. He spotted the café listed on Craigslist, spoke to the previous owner on the phone and he knew in his heart that this was the place for him, sight unseen.”

Desanti lives in the same Whitestone, Queens neighborhood where she grew up, as does Jennette. However, that may change. “I will say that not if, but when, I decide to move to Long Island, I will be moving to Glen Head. I really like it here and I cannot say enough about the business owners in the area, like Gem Craft Boutique and Extravagant Realty. We feel very blessed and thank them for all of their help and support.”

In addition to new menu items for the fall and winter, Desanti is considering a frequent coffee buyers’ club to serve the daily commuter crowd. The café may also extend hours to include Saturdays. “We feel that busy moms and dads and locals who are running around and taking their kids to sports events and running errands may just enjoy a cup of our great coffee and a bite to eat.”

Home Fries is located at 1 Station Plaza, 516-399-2255

Long Island Real Estate helping Fight Hunger

Extravagant Realty INVITES THE PUBLIC TO HELP FIGHT HUNGER
Realtors Against Hunger (RAH) collecting donations of non perishable food items
Extravagant Realty is joining the Long Island Board of Realtors® (LIBOR) initiative, Realtors® Against Hunger, to fight hunger in our local communities. Realtors® Against Hunger (RAH) will be collecting donations of non perishable food items from September 1st – December 31st. During that time period, the public is encouraged to drop off canned and dry food donations at Extravagant Realty , 15 Glen Head Road, Glen Head NY 11545 between the hours of 9am to 5pm. This collection drive will support efforts to provide food to hundreds of local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs that feed the hungry. LIBOR is working with several strategic partners to ensure proper distribution of food to outlets in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties. “With more than 300,000 children and adults facing hunger or potential malnutrition in the region the Long Island Board of Realtors must respond to the needs of our communities, especially in these difficult times,” said Liz English, LIBOR President.
Realtors® Against Hunger (RAH) is part of the Long Island Board of Realtor®’s “We’re More Than Realtors®” initiative that supports numerous programs and charitable community organizations. A kick-off celebration for the campaign will be hosted at Bethpage Ballpark in Islip at the start of the Long Island Ducks baseball game.
Food donations can be brought to Realtor Service Centers in Jackson Heights, West Babylon, Riverhead and Woodbury as well as local Realtor offices such as Extravagant Realty . “We cannot stand by and watch our communities struggle. The impact of the economy and the escalating cost of fuel and other challenges is negatively impacting families throughout Long Island. Many families must now choose between paying for a tank of gas to get to work or feeding their family. We will work diligently to help our communities by filling these pantries and making an impact in the fight against hunger here on Long Island,” explained Michelle Magrino, Extravagant Realty .   For additional info call 516-232-8885.

Pop up Market comes to Long Island

Support local businesses and celebrate the diverse food and craft culture found on Long Island and across the region by taking a visit to Lange Eylandt Market located at The Milleridge Inn -585 North Broadway, Jericho, NY 11753.

I took a visit there on Sunday, September 30th and enjoy walking around the quiant village and visiting the vendors.  It is every Sunday until October 28th so don't delay!

For more details visit their website at http://www.langeeylandtmarket.com/





Monday, October 1, 2012

October - Meet Our Neighbor "Minuteman Press" in Glen Cove

Minuteman Press Glen Cove

I am excited to feature “Meet our Neighbor” series. Each month I spotlight one of our fabulous North Shore business neighbors. This month, we talk shop with Minuteman Press in Glen Cove.
 
In business for 31 years, Minuteman Press has seen the printing business evolve through the decades and has worked hard to keep up—and ahead—of the dizzying number of changes. “We have positioned ourselves to be on the cutting edge of the digital printing revolution,” says owner Alan Goldberg. “We can accept any kind of file and output it on the latest digital presses.”
An industrial arts major in college, Goldberg began his career as an industrial arts education teacher in New York City and a school administrator on Long Island. When he decided to embark on a new journey, “the printing business was a natural fit” he says.
The North Shore business community is tight and, Goldberg says, neighboring businesses have been helpful in helping Minuteman Press grow and continue to do so. “Keeping business local is key,” he says.
Goldberg knows a little something about keeping it local. He lived in Glen Cove for 35 years before relocating to Port Washington five years ago. And, while Minuteman Press has been in its current Glen Street location for five years, the business has been in Glen Cove for more than three decades.
Minuteman Press specializes in business communication services, as well as packaging and shipping. Among the services offered are: booklets, brochures, business cards, calendars, carbonless forms, digital copies, direct mail printing, catalogs, coupons, flyers, invitations, labels, holiday cards, postcards, newsletters and menus.
Of course, with the Internet, there are many more opportunities for growth, as well as much more competition. Minuteman Press now has an online store “where anyone can design and order business cards, letterhead, envelopes and flyers online,” says Goldberg adding, “We also have a wonderfully designed website with a high SEO ranking.”
So, how do you stay competitive in an electronic age? “We will beat any price,” Goldberg insists.
Customer requests in the printing and copying business have also changed through the years, says Goldberg. The most popular request in year’s past? “Copies,” he says. And the most popular request today? “Business cards.” says Goldberg.
Of course, the company has also had their share of odd requests through the many years it has been in business. The oddest? “When Minuteman ran a promotion that featured a clock as a promotional item, one customer requested a psychic reading instead of the clock,” he says.
So, what does the future hold for the printing and copying industry and Minuteman Press? “The trend is toward digital printing and getting away from offset printing on a printing press, a trend that will increase in the years ahead as newer technology develops” says Goldberg.
And, who knows, maybe a psychic reading promotion.
Minuteman Press is located at 63 ½ Glen Street, Glen Cove. Contact them at 516-676-7718, mmpgc@aol.com, minutemanglencove.com
 
 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Businesses on Long Island - "Meet our Neighbor" A+ Graphics & Signs

We will have a monthly story series now called "Meet Our Neighbor" which is an introduction of Business in the local area where I operate my two family businesses with my husband Richard, "Gem Craft Boutique"  http://www.gemcraftboutique.com/ & "Extravagant Realty" www.ExtravagantRealty.com located in Glen Head, NY



"Meet Our Neighbor"
A+ Graphics & Signs of Glen Head has been around the block. The Railroad Avenue graphics and sign company, in business for 14 years, is owned by Bill Manfredonia, who lives locally with his family less than a mile from his popular shop and showroom. Manfredonia is also a Board of Directors Member for the Glen Head/Glenwood Business Association.
           
Bill has an impressive background in engineering which parlayed beautifully into the sign industry. “I started as an electro-mechanical engineer but always had a passion for art,” says Bill. “The sign industry is one of the few places you can use both skills.”

Like many businesses—in Glen Head, regionally and nationally—the sign industry has changed over the last decade and a half. How so? In a word: Speed. “People want everything ASAP,” says Bill.  Fortunately, A+ Graphics & Signs has evolved with the changing times by specializing in digital printing, the biggest trend in the industry right now. “With digital printing, we can meet the demand for speedy service most of the time,” says Bill. “We digitally produce large format (54 inch) 4-color printing on banners, decals, vehicles, windows, magnets and more.”

Still, traditional types of printing continue to dictate the majority of his business. “Before digital, our biggest request was carved gold leaf signs, which still accounts for 60 percent of our business,” says Bill.

The business climate, of course, continues to evolve. In a word: Internet. “People shop on the Internet for signs but are rarely happy because they don’t get the one-on-one attention that we pride ourselves on at A+ Graphics and Signs,” Bill explains. “We work with our clients through every stage of the process, from logo design to installation.” Another bonus to working with A+ Graphics: an extensive showroom with lots of samples and an experienced staff with diverse backgrounds in art and advertising.

In a tight-knit business community like Glen Head, it helps that neighboring businesses have each other’s backs. “The more businesses we bring to the community the more potential customers we all have,” says Bill. “The best help we receive is local word of mouth recommendations and grassroots advertising.”
 “It was so helpful working with A+ signs when opening our two new businesses in Glen Head [Gem Craft Boutique and Extravagant Realty] in the span of a month,” says Deborah Orgel-Gordon, owner of Gem Craft. “A+ was one-stop shopping for our logo designs and signs. They even provided graphic design for our business cards. The staff was easy to work with and gave us much-appreciated creative feedback during a very hectic time.”
Says Bill of A+: “The folks at Gem Craft and Extravagant are not only operating businesses in the area but have quickly become contributing members of our community.”

And, that’s a good sign.

You can reach A+ Graphics & Signs, Inc. at 516-676-5683 or at their website, www.signs11545.com. Or, stop in and check out the showroom at 4 Railroad Avenue in Glen Head.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

“Fill-a-Backpack” Drive - Glen Cove YOUTH Bureau

“Fill-a-Backpack” Drive
Let’s Help All Our School Children Start Off
On the Right Foot in September!
Each year, the Glen Cove Youth Bureau works with Nassau local citizens, businesses and organizations to provide back to school supplies to disadvantaged youth in the Glen Cove vicinity.  The supplies are presented, along with a backpack or master note book, to children who otherwise would not have the supplies they need to succeed in their studies.    Given the economy, the need this year is more than ever. 

Last year, over 100 children in grades K – 12 received back to school supplies from this program.  We are hoping to be able to assist as many, if not more students this year. 

Below is a list of some of the supplies that Glen Cove students will need for the upcoming school year:
♦     2” nylon, zippered, 3-ring binders               ♦     3”x5” index cards
♦     Back packs (no wheels)                            ♦     Folders
♦    Thin and thick washable markers               ♦     Section dividers for each subject   
♦     #2 pencils                                                 ♦     Plastic page protectors
♦     Erasable and regular pens                        ♦     Glue sticks
♦     Colored pencils                                         ♦     Scissors (suitable for Grade 4 and up)
♦     Highlighters                                                          ♦     Rulers
♦     Box of 24 Crayola crayons                        ♦     Portable three-hole punch
                      ♦     Zippered pencil case with 3 holes              ♦     Scientific calculators
♦     Small pencil sharpener                              ♦     Tissues
♦     Loose-leaf paper                                       ♦     Baby wipes
♦     Spiral note books                                      ♦     Hand sanitizer
♦     Post-its                                                    ♦     Quart & Gallon size Ziploc bags                             
Please drop off your donations at one of the locations listed below.  We will be collecting items through August 24.
Glen Cove Youth Bureau – 128B Glen Street (behind 126 Glen Street)
Glen Cove City Hall – Clerk’s Office (3rd Floor)
Glen Cove Library – Near magazine reading room
Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted.  Please make checks payable to Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Board and mail to Glen Cove Youth Bureau, 128B Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY  11542. 
For more information, please contact:
Cindy Rogers ♦ Glen Cove Youth Bureau ♦ 671-4600

Monday, July 2, 2012

Just for fun!

Saw this house and thought it was cool.  No its not on Long Island as far as I know.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Thanks to Local Small Businesses!!

Relay for Life of North Shore, June 2nd - 2012 would like to "Thank" some local small businesses that are coming through with donating the food for the "Survivors Dinner"

Extravagant Realty has partially donated and organized other local businesses donating for the Survivor Dinner for that evening.   The dinner will be provided by "Page One Restaurant" in Glen Cove.  The desserts by Mama Lenas in Glen Head and all beverages donated by "Glen Cove Distributors" located in Glen Cove. 

Small businesses have reached out to help the community for a good cause.....as consumers we should also support our Long Island Small businesses.

Also there is still time for others to help and donate, please click here to donate.
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY12EA?px=28737600&pg=personal&fr_id=36684

Extravagant Realty - 15 Glen Head Rd., Glen Head, NY 516-232-8885 - www.ExtravagantRealty.com

Page One Restaurant - 90 School St.,Glen Cove, NY 516-676-2800 -
www.pageonerestaurant.com

Mama Lenas - 679 Glen Cove Ave, Glen Head, NY - 516-656-3020

Glen Cove Distributors - 167 Sea Cliff Avenue, Glen Cove NY - 516-676-2312
http://glencovebeer.com/


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fight for a cause! Join me....

Gem Craft Boutique  is proud that we will be part of "Relay for Life" at North Shore Middle School in Glen Head, NY on June 2 at 7pm. 

The owner of "Gem Craft Boutique" , Deborah Orgel-Gordon (opening June 23, 2012) has joined the team "Knock Out' to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  Deborah has lost many family members to Cancer over the years and felt it was time to help give back.  Also Deborah's mother battled breast cancer for a second time in her life last fall, during a time when she couldn't help her mom due to a back injury that kept her flat on her back for 4 months.  I feel now I am back on my feet and this is a way I can give back in a different way to support my mom and others I know who have battled cancer. 

Besides Deborah being part of the team to hopefully raise a goal of $2,500 on her own, she has offered setting up a table with "Pink Ribbon" items and will give back 20% of the proceeds of what is sold at the event on Saturday, June 2nd.


So please consider either joining our team to raise funds, coming down and joining in the cause or please consider donating.   Click on the link below for donating or more info:

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY12EA?px=28737600&pg=personal&fr_id=36684


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Relay for Life North Shore Long Island NY -June 2, 2012

Gem Craft Boutique is proud that we will be part of "Relay for Life" at North Shore High School in Glen Head, NY on June 2 at 7pm. 

The owner of "Gem Craft Boutique" , Deborah Orgel-Gordon (opening June 2012) has joined the team "Knock Out' to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  Deborah has lost many family members to Cancer over the years and felt it was time to help give back.  Also Deborah's mother battled breast cancer for a second time in her life last fall, during a time when she couldn't help her mom due to a back injury that kept her flat on her back for 4 months.  I feel now I am back on my feet and this is a way I can give back in a different way to support my mom and others I know who have battled cancer. 

Besides Deborah being part of the team to hopefully raise a goal of $2,500 on her own, she has offered setting up a table with "Pink Ribbon" items and will give back 20% of the proceeds of what is sold at the event on Saturday, June 2nd.


So please consider either joining our team to raise funds, coming down and joining in the cause or please consider donating.   Click on the link below for donating or more info:

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY12EA?px=28737600&pg=personal&fr_id=36684

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Amazing cakes - in Glen Cove, NY

When I find a place that is exceptional I like to let others know about it.  This is what I found with "Wonderful Wedding Cakes" located in Glen Cove Long Island.  They make amazing cakes, cupcakes, & cookies.  Not just for weddings, which is why I went to them.  I wanted a cake for my sister in laws baby shower and I wanted the theme to match the nursery.  This cake was just amazing!



You can find many great pictures on their FACEBOOK page
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Wonderful-Wedding-Cakes/283687695609

UPDATE:  Once again I ordered some cupcakes from Wonderful Wedding Cakes for my husband's Grand Opening of Extravagant Realty in Glen Head, NY www.ExtravagantRealty.com

Our logo cupcake tower!


A Day in "Cold Spring Harbor" Long Island

I just love to take the time to explore some of the quaint towns of Long Island.  One of my favorites is Cold Spring Harbor located on the North Shore of Suffolk County.





http://www.coldspringharborvillage.org/

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Glen Cove Chamber & helping the community!

As Media & Communications Manager of Extravagant Realty www.extravagantrealty.com I attended our first Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce meeting last night.


Every month a member of the Chamber of Commerce hosts the meeting. This month after the meeting we were offered a tour of this memorial museum. "The Holocaust Memorial" is located in Welwyn Preserve. The surrounding area astonishing, though it was a bit to early to enjoy the blooming of spring. The history of the Holocaust is set up in 7 rooms of the mansion, displaying photo's to actual film coverage you can tour the history and learn facts about the Holocaust. Also they have a "Tolerance Center" which is teaching the lessons of the Holocaust to fight intolerance and bullying. Here is the link to their website to visit for more information & hours http://www.holocaust-nassau.org/
I would also like to mention that they will be having their annual "Tolerance Benefit & Auction" on Tuesday, May 8th at "The Crest Hollow Country Club" in Woodbury 6:30p-9:30p https://www.holocaust-nassau.org/events/upcoming-events/211-tolerance-auction and they have many other events you can view on their website.


The meeting starts off with introductions, and then Mrs. Jane Suozzi, wife of the mayor Ralph Suozzi spoke about a fundraiser she is working on to raise money for another great organization located in Glen Cove called "The Inn". http://www.the-inn.org/programs/soup-kitchens.html Mrs. Suozzi wants to raise money to feed 50 families for her 50th Birthday. "The Inn' is a soup kitchen which provides food for over 400,000 people per year. I will update this blog further on how to donate for this specific fundraiser when we obtain the detailed info.


Last but not least, the "Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club" was there to announce their annual "Spring Home Sale" which will be on Friday, May 19th from 10-4pm. Donations acceptance dates are Saturday, May 12-Thursday, May 17th (excluding Sun. May 13) from 10-2pm. They are accepting like new saleable items only. Items accepted are Furniture, Rugs, Lamps, Antiques, Artwork & frame, Home Decor, Kitchen appliances & accessories, Glass & tableware, Bed Frames & bedding, Window Treatments, Holiday decorations, Children's gear, spouting equipment & bicycles. (They are NOT accepting - books, clothing, toys, Tv & electronics, computers & monitors) For more info you can visit http://www.glencovebgc.org/


I was happy to see how the community comes together at the "Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce" You can obtain more info on the Chamber at their website at http://www.glencovechamber.org/

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring has Sprung in Glen Head


I live in a small little town on the North Shore of Nassau County called "Glen Head". When someone asks me "Where do you live"? I will respond "Glen Head" and then get a look of confusion because most people have not heard of it. Well if you have not heard of it, it is sandwiched in between Roslyn, Sea Cliff & Brookville. Its a quiet small town near some really nice North Shore Beaches. Many families raise their kids here and then their kids raise their kids here.
I highly recommend living here and if you are interested in moving here, I recommend contacting Extravagant Realty located in Glen Head at 15 Glen Head Rd., Glen Head, NY - 516-232-8885
For twitter updates on Glen Head follow - @GlenHeadBuzz
Here is a view of one of the blocks of the town, I was sitting there enjoying a Ralph's Ice and as I looked over I saw "Spring has Sprung" in Glen Head.
video

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Pet Peeve of the Month

People that drive on their cell phone!!!
This is a before picture....
This is the after photo...........people hang up! Save your life and someone else's life!!

Can you guess where this house is?

This is one of my favorite homes on Long Island. Can you guess which town it is in?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy Hour of the Month....


This months winner for me was Poco Loco located in Roslyn!


My mouth was watering for a Margarita one Friday night at around 5pm. So I stepped into Poco Loco's bar located on the upper street level and sat myself down and ordered their Frozen Margaritas. These Margarita's are delicious and strong in my standards of searching LI & NYC for best Margaritas - (you can check out my winner for NYC at my other blog - http://debsnewyorkcity.blogspot.com/2011/03/in-search-of-best-margarita-happen-to.html )
So I sat myself down in the line of a mixed age group sitting at the bar on Friday night, drinking Margaritas, with my friend that night being my Iphone to read as I drink. I was given a bowl of chips & salsa and after my second Frozen Margarita I asked for my bill. To my surprise my bill was $8.00! How could this be!? These were large, strong, delicious Margaritas! The bartender informed me that they had Happy Hour - Monday to Friday - from 4pm-7pm with half off drinks. She also told me that the bar area accepts any coupons for food you may have from Restaurant.com or other sources eating at the bar area. Wow what a deal! She also told me ladies night is Thursday and we get 1/2 price drinks all night!


So if heading out and you want an excellent tasting Margarita for 1/2 off you may want to consider Poco Loco! Oh and at the bar they offer $5.00 appetizers too!
Fun historic fact for town of Roslyn. Poco Loco use to be a harness shop. Check out the picture below

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Pet Peeve of the Month

People that litter! Why would you want to ruin something so beautiful like this?
Come on people think twice before you toss your litter out your car window or why walking along this beautiful island.

Restaurant of the Month - February - Besito's

I would like to post about restaurants I really enjoy on this LONG island of ours, some of us call home. These posts will always be places I like and recommend. I am not a food critic. I go to places and like them because of the decor, comfort, food & most importantly if they make good cocktails!

This week's pick is "Besito's"

I have been to both of their places (Huntington & Roslyn) though I do somewhat like the romantic look of Huntington better, I live very close to Roslyn and started frequenting there more often

During my over 2 dozen visits I have tried a variety of dishes and I am always pleased at the presentation and the tastes. This is not any typical Mexican restaurant, this is what I call gourmet Mexican food. Almost every time I have gone I love each dish it is hard for me to recommend just one thing. I do always like to enjoy the Guacamole freshly made at the table. I do know my favorite cocktail is by far the "Pomegranate Frozen Margarita"! Do try this drink!
Besito's won BEST of LONG ISLAND 2012 - for Mexican, Margarita, & Mojito. So this truely means you can't go wrong making a reservation here. Reservations can easly be made at http://www.opentable.com/
For more info on Besito's visit their website - https://www.besitomex.com/