Corry’s Ale House
(516) 809-7818, Wantagh
Dubliner cheddar silk over homemade potato chips with Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, then grill-blackened chicken strips over toasty-roasty garlic bread with Founders Brewing Company Porter. Then a nap. Then Un Chien Andalou. #powerful
Otto’s Sea Grill
(516) 378-9480, Freeport
Apocalyptic precipitation ruined the exterior clam bar experience and Nautical Mile afternoon. Freeport has enough blue liquid already, diabolical clouds!
RVC Tap Room
(516) 536-3220, Rockville Centre
77 bottles of handcrafted craft beer, crafted by the hands of craftsman. If that isn’t on an advertisement somewhere…
Digger’s Fine Food & Spirits
(631) 369-3200, Riverhead
Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock and a swell chit-chat with owner, Stephen Wirth, who plans to launch Crooked Ladder Brewery within the former Crystal Bar, now an unoccupied space adjoined to Digger’s, in October. And so it continues…
(631) 928-8600, Mount Sinai
Our Mother’s Day din-din of pastitsio, an oven-baked pasta hodgepodge with cinnamon-pinched ground beef and bechamel, lacked yiayia’s Chios charm, but fortunately, lamb souvlaki with tzatziki and Long Ireland Beer Company Celtic Ale were available for cleanup crew.
Dark Horse Restaurant
(631) 208-0072, Riverhead
From the co-owner and former chef of Tweed’s Restaurant and Buffalo Bar. An all-Long Island draft selection of Great South Bay Brewery (Blonde Ambition Ale), Greenport Harbor Brewing Company (Black Duck Porter, Harbor Ale, Havre Rouge, Spring Turning Saison) and Long Ireland Beer Company (Celtic Ale) during an EZ-laxin’ March visit. “For The Planet Dammit” on Wednesday nights features vegetarian and gluten-free menu options.
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Photo by Steven Lang