Cafe Gia Pizza & Pasta, Medford, Long...
I had pizza from Cafe Gia's one evening in Medford. We had one of their square Sicilian pizza, as well as a round Neapolitan. The Neapolitan House Special was 19.50 and the Sicilian House Special 23.00. Both pizzas were really tasty, particularly the Neapolitan pizza.
They have a nice, modern restaurant with a variety of pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches, seafood, and of course pizza!
The owners of Cafe Gia also own Two Brothers Pizza in nearby Levittown.
Bobbique - Main Street, Patchogue
Bobbique is a rare Long Island barbecue joint, very popular and located right in the heart of Patchogue across the street from Brickhouse Brewery. We stopped in for a few beers and to watch sports on TV. I didn't try their barbecue, but it gets great reviews from locals. I did have a few Blue Point Toasted Lagers (just ask for a "toasted" and you'll sound like a local.
Besides barbecue, Bobbique features many local craft beers (125 to chose from!) and live blues music on their small stage near the bar. They also have trivia on Tuesdays.
Good Steer, Lake Grove, Long Island
The Good Steer has been serving good steer since 1957, and it has become a local landmark. Family owned and operated, the restaurant has excellent food, and great service at fair prices. When the restaurant opened, it featured hamburgers, but the menu has since expanded to include a bit of everything including their famous burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, steaks, chicken, fish, barbecue, salads and deserts.
For dinner, my companions, almost without exception chose the famous burgers, but I decided on a prime rib, cooked medium for $22. It was slow roasted, tender, juicy, and full of flavor. I also had a few Blue Point Toasted Lagers, which must be the best beer on Long Island!
Islip Airport (Long Island MacArthur...
Long Island MacArthur Airport, also known as Islip, is located about halfway between Manhattan and Montauk Point at the eastern end of Long Island. New York's two biggest airports JFK and LaGuardia airports – are also on Long Island, but located in Queens. The small airport has about 9 gates, 8 for Southwest and 1 for a US Air flight to and from Philadelphia. Southwest offers flights to Baltimore, Chicago-Midway, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, and seasonal service to Fort Myers.
Ground transportation at Long Island Airport includes on-site car rentals from Alamo, National, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Enterprie; connection to the nearby Long Island Rail Road at Ronkonkoma Station; Taxis; and Long Island Buses.
Parking is reasonable at $3 per hour and $12.50 per day in the economy lots.
Blue Point Brewing Company
Favorite thing: One of my favorite beers, following my recent trip to Long Island is Blue Point Toasted Lager, or just "toasted" if you are a local. Blue Point was founded in 1998, and it claims to be the only microbrewery on Long Island.
Toasted Lager is their flagship, signature brew, made from six different malts and brewed in a direct fire brick kettle.
161 River Avenue
Patchogue, New York 11772-3304