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6 Long Island Bars for a Creative Cocktail

Long Island Bars for Creative Cocktails - Howard Hanna Coach Realtors

March 24th is National Cocktail Day. What better way to celebrate than going to a bar and ordering something fancy and maybe a bit unusual? If you're new to the area, our REALTORS® know all the best places to have a creative cocktail. Here are six of our favorites.

  1. Charlotte's Speakeasy - 294 Main St., Farmingdale, NY 11735
    If you want to party like it's the 1920s, Charlotte's Speakeasy fits the bill. Restored from an actual speakeasy in Farmdale, it's located in a hidden, secret room behind a bookshelf at the back of Charlotte's Desserts. Reservations are available on weekends, but walk-ins are always welcome. Once inside, you can order a variety of signature cocktails, such as an Evening in Paris, with vodka, chamomile, and elderflower, or a Mary Pickford, with rum and maraschino liqueur. Whatever you order, an evening at Charlotte's is the bee's knees.

  2. The New Vibe Lounge - 60 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    With live music, open mics, and a variety of other events throughout the week, The New Vibe Lounge is a great place for a night out. Located near Rockville Centre homes for sale, they serve a variety of delicious cocktails. You can also rent the space for birthdays and other private parties.

  3. Revel Restaurant & Bar - 835 Franklin Ave., Garden City, NY 11530
    The restaurant at Revel serves steak, seafood, pasta, and a variety of other delicious dishes. The bar at Revel makes amazing signature cocktails with the finest quality ingredients. Try the Dark 'N Stormy with rum, lime juice, and ginger beer, or the Twist It with orange tequila, Cointreau, and white cranberry juice. Located near Garden City homes for sale, it's a great place for dinner, drinks, and more!

  4. Honu Kitchen & Cocktails - 363 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743
    When it comes to mixology, Honu Kitchen & Cocktails is at the top of the game. Located near Huntington homes for sale, their seasonal menu puts a unique twist on a variety of traditional menu items like braised short ribs and lobster mac and cheese. And their bar menu does the same thing with traditional cocktails, turning old favorites into new and exciting drink options. Try their twist on a Mai Tai, the Turtle-Tai, where rum is replaced with bourbon and bitters, or their Seasonal Sangria, with red wine, apple brandy, and seasonal fruit. Whatever you order, it's a great place for dinner and drinks with friends.

  5. Swallow Kitchen & Cocktails - 91 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY 11740
    Swallow Kitchen & Cocktails is a relaxing environment where you can bring your family for dinner or enjoy drinks with friends. In addition to a variety of delicious cocktails, they also serve everything from Wagyu burgers to grilled octopus to their own take on mac and cheese, with orzo pasta and asiago parmesan cheese sauce.

  6. Husk & Vine Kitchen & Cocktails - 655 Middle Country Rd., St. James, NY 11780
    Husk & Vine sources their ingredients from all over the world, bringing you everything from Mexican-style street corn to pork belly bao buns. But the real star is their craft cocktails. The Frozen Fig Martini includes fig vodka, elderflower liqueur, and Prosecco, while their Chilly Bean combines four roses whiskey with cold brew, chocolate and cherry bitters, honey, and cream. Whatever your taste, they've got something for everyone.

This is just a taste of what the Long Island area has to offer. There are plenty of Nassau County homes for sale and Suffolk County homes for sale perfect for your needs. Contact us so we can help you find your dream house in a neighborhood that's right for you.


Avocado Toast & More: 5 Restaurants for Breakfast

Breakfast Restaurants on Long Island - Coach Realtors

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there is no place that does breakfast quite like Long Island. A good breakfast replenishes your energy every morning, so treating yourself to a delicious meal is definitely worth it. Everybody has a favorite breakfast dish, but our REALTORS® like a healthy and slightly indulgent breakfast, so we're big fans of avocado toast. Regardless of what you love, there are dozens of amazing breakfast locations across Long Island where you can find some excellent breakfast cuisine. Here are five of our favorites.

  1. Flour Shoppe Cafe - 486 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    One of the best breakfast spots on Long Island is just around the corner from our favorite Rockville Centre homes for sale. Flour Shoppe Cafe serves some of the freshest and healthiest breakfast options around. The Avocado Toast is a big hit, or if you're looking for something savory, try the Apple Crumb Pancakes. The menu also has a variety of breakfast sandwiches and specialty drinks.

  2. Organic Krush - 1111 NY-25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790
    This "lifestyle cafe" serves food free of pesticides, GMOs, hormones, and artificial ingredients, so you can be sure you're only eating the freshest, healthiest breakfast. Avocado Toast, frittatas, eggs, pancakes, and sweet potato hash are just a few of the highlights of the menu at Organic Krush. This great cafe is also conveniently located a few miles from some beautiful Stony Brook homes for sale.

  3. Morning Rose Cafe - 317 Bedford Ave., Bellmore, NY 11710
    For some fresh, upscale breakfast and lunch entrees, you'll definitely want to try Morning Rose Cafe. No other cafe serves Avocado Toast quite like this restaurant. It consists of multi-grain bread topped with smashed avocado, marinated cherry heirloom tomato salad, arugula, and balsamic glaze. While prices may be a bit more than your traditional breakfast spot, the quality and taste of the food are well worth it!

  4. Brownstones Coffee - 55 Merrick Rd., Amityville, NY 11701
    For a rich and indulgent breakfast, order some pancakes or French Toast at Brownstones Coffee. This coffee shop and breakfast spot has a huge breakfast menu, so you'll have no problem finding something for everyone. You'll also enjoy the vintage vibe and turn-of-the-century decor. After breakfast, schedule a tour of one of these local Suffolk County homes for sale or Nassau County homes for sale.

  5. Toast Coffeehouse - 650 Patchogue Rd., Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
    A bright, cozy, and friendly coffeehouse and diner, Toast Coffeehouse is a popular local destination, especially on the weekends. With a mix of healthy bowls and indulgent dishes, the menu has plenty of options, but the waffles are absolutely delicious. Try the Tennessee Chicken & Waffle combination, which features a cinnamon sugar sweet potato waffle and spicy fried chicken. Don't forget to schedule a tour of one of these Port Jefferson homes for sale after your meal.

With so many amazing restaurants around Long Island, deciding where to eat can be challenging! Contact us today for more local business recommendations.


5 Stops for National Frozen Yogurt Day

Frozen Yogurt - Long Island, NY - Coach Realtors

Yogurt has been around for thousands of years, but it wasn't until the 1970s that vendors started selling frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt has become so popular that it has its own holiday. That's right: National Frozen Yogurt Day is coming up on February 6. All you need to do to celebrate is stop by a frozen yogurt shop and order your favorite flavor! Here are some of the local frozen yogurt shops our REALTORS® recommend.

  1. Sundaes: 1074 NY-112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
    Sundaes is a great place to stop if you're looking at Port Jefferson homes for sale nearby. They carry Hershey's ice cream along with custom-made frozen yogurt. Grab a cup, and walk from dispenser to dispenser, filling it with your favorite flavors and toppings.

    Sundaes has classic fro-yo flavors, like vanilla and chocolate, and some creative choices, like blackberry and cheesecake. Their toppings bar has more than 50 options.

  2. Yogurt Fancy: 737 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport, NY 11768
    Yogurt Fancy is another self-serve frozen yogurt shop. Their yogurt contains only 25 calories per ounce, making it a low-guilt dessert option. They also have lots of healthy selections at their toppings bar. Vanilla frozen yogurt topped with blueberries and raspberries can be so refreshing.

    Yogurt Fancy also offers vegan swirls, acai bowls, and fresh fruit smoothies. Don't forget to look at some Northport homes for sale while you're in the neighborhood. 

  3. Ice Cream Social: 1153 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
    This shop may be named Ice Cream Social, but they're worth visiting for their frozen yogurt. They serve the Only 8 brand of frozen yogurt, with two flavors "on tap" at all times. New flavors come in every Friday. Favorites include the Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel and Cappuccino.

    Ice Cream Social clearly labels the menu so you can tell which products are nut- and gluten-free. They have several vegan options, including tasty vegan ice cream. Enjoy your frozen dessert, then head out to look at some Commack homes for sale.

  4. Lucky Penguin Ice Cream: 673 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY 11545
    After a long day of looking at Nassau County homes for sale, some frozen yogurt from Lucky Penguin Ice Cream should really hit the spot. You can place your order online, so it's ready for pickup as soon as you arrive.

    The yogurt milkshakes are a tried-and-true favorite at Lucky Penguin. Guests love the Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake, which is thick and extra creamy. The Mint Chocolate Milkshake is a bit more refreshing, and the Cappuccino Milkshake is perfect if you're in the mood for both fro-yo and coffee.

  5. Yo Go Wild - 536 Commack Rd., Deer Park, NY 11729
    Yo Go Wild is a self-serve frozen yogurt shop located near many Suffolk County homes for sale. Simply fill your cup with one or more of their 18 flavors of frozen yogurt, add toppings, and weigh and pay. You can also choose any frozen yogurt flavor to make into a shake.

    This shop also offers acai bowls with three fruits of your choice, granola, coconut, and honey, as well as delicious crepes in a variety of flavors topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream.

Long Island is a great place to enjoy frozen yogurt, even in February. The shops above are some of our favorites, but others are also worth visiting. Contact us if you are new to the area and still looking for a home. Our agents would love to help.


3 Meals, 6 Restaurants in Huntington, NY

3 Meals, 6 Restaurants in Huntington, NY - Coach Realtors

Huntington, NY, has earned the right to be called a popular foodie town, with many outstanding restaurants serving varied and delicious cuisine. Whether you're dining out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you'll find a restaurant where you can relax and enjoy a stellar meal.

Our REALTORS® suggest stopping by the following six restaurants in Huntington to treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, or dinner:


  • Munday's - 259 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743
    Stop by Munday's, where breakfast is served all day, and the menu is filled with plenty of ways to customize your meal, including nine different bread choices for toast. Create your own omelet with your choice of meats, vegetables, and cheeses, or order your choice of buttermilk, pumpkin, multigrain, sweet potato, or whole wheat pancakes. You can also fill your pancakes with a wide range of ingredients, including blueberries, pecans, or rainbow sprinkles. 

  • Hatch - 286 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743
    serves classic and creative breakfast items, including pancakes in yummy varieties, including blueberry danish, pineapple upside down, and apple-cinnamon buttermilk. If you just can't decide, order a flight of three different pancakes. The menu also has a section of healthier breakfast options, including the Hatch Power Bowl, which is loaded with quinoa, avocado, cremini mushrooms, eggplant caponata, and more. It's topped with two poached cage-free eggs and seasoning. 


  • The Shed - 54 New St., Huntington, NY 11743
    The lunch menu at The Shed offers dishes with a bright take on American comfort food served in a relaxed, rustic-chic atmosphere. Choose a salad (Cobb or Caesar) or bowl (veggie protein, beet, or The Shed Bowl with roasted chicken, sweet potatoes, arugula, and more). You can choose from many customizable add-ins, such as salmon, steak, or avocado. Traditional sandwiches and burgers are also available. 

  • Besito - 402 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743
    is known for its high–end interpretations of Mexican cuisine that have earned the restaurant numerous accolades, including being named as one of OpenTable's top 100 restaurants in America. Start your meal with Besito's Famous Guacamole, made fresh tableside. Then choose an entree such as Shrimp Jalisco or Sonora Ribs, or select one of several types of iron skillet tacos. 


  • Babalu NY - 286 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743
    A Cuban Mediterranean bistro, Babalu NY keeps its ingredients fresh and local. A prix fixe menu is available for dinner on Tuesday-Friday and Sundays, allowing you to choose from a special menu of tapas, entrees, and salads. Tapas include pasteles from a family recipe using green plantain, eddoe, potato, and tropical pumpkins wrapped in green banana. Entrees include roasted chicken or bacalao (filet of cod).

  • Prime - 117 N. New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743
    Treat yourself to dinner at Prime, known for its steak and seafood dishes and its views of Huntington Harbor through its custom-designed glass wall. Customer favorites include Prime's curated raw bar, sushi, and USDA Prime 35-day, dry-aged beef served as options such as a Porterhouse or New York Strip. And make sure to leave room for a layered s'mores brownie or movie theater sundae for dessert.

Contact us if you're looking for a home and want to see Nassau County homes for sale or Suffolk County homes for sale. Our company has a deep commitment to the community, our agents, and the people drawn to live in this wonderful area. 


Long Island: 5 Restaurants for a Christmas Meal

Christmas Meal Around Long Island - Coach Realtors

While it's the most wonderful time of the year, we all know preparing Christmas dinner can be a lot of work, especially if you're hosting lots of friends and family. While everyone love's a home-cooked meal, some years, it just makes sense to give the host a break. Whatever your situation, our REALTORS® can tell you many great Long Island restaurants are serving high-quality take-out meals for Christmas dinner, so you can make the holiday's a breeze.

If you'd like to enjoy the holidays without all of the work, we recommend taking a look at the holiday take-out menus at these Long Island restaurants:

  1. Zorn's of Bethpage - 4321 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714
    Whether you're looking for a family-size meal or dinner for one, Zorn's of Bethpage has Christmas meals ready to pick up on Christmas Eve. Plus, they have many options to choose from, including trays of Chicken Parmigiana, Vegetable Lasagna, and Italian Sausage (just to name a few). The food is delicious, and prices are reasonable. If you're visiting from out of town, you may also be interested in these beautiful Nassau County homes for sale just down the road.

  2. Prime - 117 N. New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743
    Enjoy a dine-in Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas Day dinner to-go at Prime. Christmas Eve will feature a full menu plus holiday specials. Christmas to-go offers a 3-course, chef-prepared meal for eight to 10 people. Reservations can be made online, and while you're in the area, be sure to take a drive by some of our favorite Huntington homes for sale

  3. The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House - 25 Main St., Roslyn, NY 11576
    If you'd prefer to dine out on Christmas day, The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House is often open for Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas lunch, and Christmas dinner. Meals are also available to go. This waterfront restaurant usually offers a special holiday menu and the food is delicious. You'll also enjoy a nice interior dining room decorated for the holidays.

  4. The Milleridge Inn - 585 N. Broadway, Jericho, NY 11753
    Stop by The Milleridge Inn for a sit-down Prix Fixe dinner with turkey, prime rib, lamb, roast beef, ham, and tons of great desserts. There is also an extravagant Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet, which includes roasted turkey, prime rib, lamb roast beef, ham, a seafood bar, carving station, and more. This historic restaurant provides a great setting for a comfortable holiday meal. Reservations are required.

  5. Wave Seafood Kitchen - 25 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    Wave Seafood Kitchen often hosts one of the best Christmas Day buffets around. With seafood, steak, and numerous holiday favorites, it's an easy and delicious option for the holidays. In addition to its spectacular food, you'll also love the amazing harbor views and the upscale, classy ambiance. Call ahead for reservations or more details, and don't forget to check out these Suffolk County homes for sale while you're in town.

The holidays should be time of joy, not stress. Long Island's amazing restaurants can help ensure you make the most of your Christmas this year. Contact us for more local recommendations.


Find Gluten-Free Options at These 5 Restaurants

Gluten-Free Dining - Long Island - Coach Realtors

Gluten is a protein found in wheat and some other grains. While most people can digest it without an issue, others react severely to it and therefore need to follow a gluten-free diet. Awareness around gluten-free diets has really grown over the past few years. November is now Gluten-Free Awareness Month, a chance to talk about gluten-free diets and also celebrate the many restaurants and food companies that have created delicious gluten-free foods. If you're looking for a Long Island restaurant to celebrate with a gluten-free meal, our REALTORS® have some suggestions.

  1. San Remo: 328 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    If you're looking at Rockville Centre homes for sale, stop by the nearby San Remo for a delicious meal. This authentic Italian restaurant has an extensive gluten-free menu. Choose from appetizers like Calamari Fritti, Stuffed Artichokes, and Minestrone Soup. The entrees are just as appealing. Guests love the Pollo Marsala, Gnocchi with Bolognese, and Penne Peppina.

    San Remo also has an extensive wine list, so treat yourself to a glass of Chianti or Malbec alongside your meal. This would be the perfect spot for a gluten-free date night.

  2. Green Street Eatery: 7 Emerson Avenue, Levittown, NY 11756
    Green Street Eatery is the perfect place to grab a quick, fresh bite to eat while looking at Nassau County homes for sale. Order at the counter, and your meal will be ready in minutes. Green Street Eatery specializes in local, plant-based, vegan, and gluten-free foods. Everything on their menu is gluten-free.

    Choose from smoothies, bowls, sandwiches, and even tacos. The BBQ Jackfruit Tacos are a crowd favorite, as are the dark chocolate truffles.

  3. Little Beet: 630 Old Country Road, Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, NY 11530
    Little Beet
    has a few locations in New York, including this one in the Roosevelt Field Mall. Their goal is to create fresh food that promotes wellness. Guests love the modern, artistic appeal of their dining rooms.

    At Little Beet, you create your own bowl. Choose a base, such as Basmati rice. Add two veggies, a protein, and a sauce. There are plenty of gluten-free options, as well as lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Enjoy your bowl, then look at some Garden City homes for sale nearby.

  4. No Gluten Kneaded: 1089 Smithtown Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
    Gluten-free baked goods can be hard to find, but not at No Gluten Kneaded. This incredible bake shop sells gluten-free cookies, muffins, cakes, brownies, and more. 

    Guests love the Apple Cider Donuts, Blueberry Muffins, and Cinnamon Rolls here. The Take-and-Bake Sicilian Pizza is perfect for a quick dinner. Don't forget to look at some West Islip homes for sale while you're in the area. 

  5. Hatch: 286 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
    If you're looking at Huntington homes for sale, then Hatch is just minutes away. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious, gluten-free brunch. They offer a few different types of pancakes, including Cinnamon Roll and Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes. They can be made gluten-free upon request.

    Another tasty option at Hatch is the Fall Buddha Bowl. Made with quinoa, butternut squash, chickpeas, avocado, and crimini mushrooms, it is both vegan and gluten-free. For something sweeter, try the Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats.

Long Island sure has a lot to offer in terms of gluten-free eats. If you're new to the area and still looking for a place to call home, contact us soon. Our friendly agents will guide you through the buying process and help you find the best Nassau and Suffolk County homes for sale.


Order Gourmet Chocolate Cupcakes Around Long Island

Chocolate Cupcake Day - Long Island, NY - Coach Realtors

What's better than a sweet, moist, perfectly frosted chocolate cupcake? An excuse to eat one, of course! October 18 is National Chocolate Cupcake Day, an occasion to celebrate with one of the most well-loved desserts of all time.

Our REALTORS® love cupcakes just as much as you do, and today they'll be sharing some of their favorite places to get them around Long Island. Make sure to head out and get one before the big day!

  • Buttercooky Bakery - 217 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY 11001
    The Buttercooky Bakery has been open for more than 50 years and is still a favorite of many people living near our Floral Park homes for sale. Their chocolate cupcakes are one of their specialties and can be ordered in singles or by the dozen.

    They offer basic gourmet cupcakes with buttercream frosting and delightful themed versions with characters like Spiderman, Elmo, and Minnie Mouse. If you want to get a bit more adventurous with your chocolate treat, try their Oreo or M&M cupcakes. Both give you that same rich chocolate taste with a little extra crunch. 

  • Roger's Frigate – 99 Main Street A, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    Rogers's Frigate is a must-see Long Island location for anyone with a sweet tooth. This sizable shop near our Port Jefferson homes for sale stocks every kind of sugary goodie imaginable, from homemade fudge and gelato to hard-to-find commercial candies and bulk options for all your favorites. 

    The Frigate's in-house bakery is refilled daily with fresh cookies, pastries, muffins, macarons, and of course, cupcakes. Their chocolate cupcakes are generously sized, swirled with buttercream, and topped with sprinkles, candies, or delicate gum paste flowers. Once you've ordered your treat, you can sit down to eat it in the shop's cheery dining area. Be sure to take a look at all the other fun goodies on the shelves before you leave! 

  • Copenhagen Bakery - 75 Woodbine Avenue Ste A, Northport, NY 11768-2898
    Copenhagen Bakery is one of the top spots for baked goods around our Northport homes for sale. Looking at their gorgeous gourmet cupcakes piled high with fresh buttercream, it's easy to see why they're so popular!

    All their baked goods are made with the finest ingredients and made fresh every day. Themed cupcakes are sometimes available depending on what the bakers choose to create that day, so you may be able to snag one for your National Chocolate Cupcake Day celebration. To sweeten the deal even further, they occasionally offer special prices for national days like this, so you might be able to get your delicious treat at a discount!

  • Front Street Bakery – 51 Front Street, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    While Front Street Bakery is most famous for goodies like their dot cookies and Danish crumb cakes, they were voted "Best Cupcake on Long Island" in 2022's Bethpage Best of Long Island competition for a reason: their cupcakes are unbelievably delicious. Moist, buttery, and with plenty of flavor, they're so good that they're sure to set your new standard for what a cupcake should be. 

    Their chocolate cupcakes are among their best, full of classic deep cocoa notes that perfectly balance the sweetness of the frosting. If you're in the area near our Rockville Centre homes for sale, stop by early to pick one up before they're all gone!

  • Stanley's Bakery - 68 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730
    Stanley's Bakery may not look like much from the outside, but locals know better. In the estimation of many people living near our East Islip homes for sale, this is one of the best places to get cake on all of Long Island.

    This shop's chocolate cupcakes are perfect single-serving morsels to enjoy alongside a cup of coffee. Their staff is always experimenting with new ways to decorate this classic treat, so you never know what kind of sprinkles, toppings, or other additions you might find on your next visit.

Want easy access to all of these mouthwatering goodies all year long? If you move into one of our Nassau County homes for sale or Suffolk County homes for sale, you'll never be more than a few miles away. Contact us today to book a viewing appointment for any home in our Long Island roster and start looking for the perfect place to call your own. 


Long Island: 5 Places for Beer Lovers Sept. 7th

Breweries for Beer Lovers - Long Island, NY - Coach Realtors

Craft beer has never been more popular, and it seems like great new breweries are often popping up around Long Island. It doesn't matter what style of beer you prefer; breweries provide an opportunity to try different types of beer in a fun environment. Plus, many of them have great food too! 

Our REALTORS® are always on the lookout for new local breweries. With National Beer Lover's Day coming up September 7, we recommend you honor the date by visiting one of our favorite Long Island beer destinations.

  1. Sand City Brewing Co. - 60 Main St., Northport, NY 11768
    Sand City Brewing Co. makes more than 50 different types of beer, with many available to try at their Northport location. Five beers are available on draft each week, and the selection rotates every Monday. If you like the brewery, you can purchase beer or merchandise to go. On your way home, schedule a tour of these beautiful Northport homes for sale.

  2. South Shore Craft Brewery - 3505 Hampton Rd., Oceanside, NY 11572
    You'll find some Long Island-made IPAs, ales, porters, and lagers on the draft list at South Shore Craft Brewery. Most ingredients in this local brewery's beer are grown right here in New York. You'll find a comfortable indoor bar area as well as a huge pet-friendly outdoor patio. If you're hungry, food trucks are often available throughout the week. This is one of Long Island's best breweries, and it's just around the corner from these Nassau County homes for sale.

  3. Port Jeff Brewing Company - 22 Mill Creek Rd., Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    Schedule a tour or a beer tasting at this sailor-themed microbrewery with a rotating tap selection. The Party Boat IPA and the Starboard Oatmeal Stout are two of the most popular beers at Port Jeff Brewing Company. The brewery also free live concerts, bingo on Mondays, and other special community events. It's also conveniently located near these Port Jefferson homes for sale.

  4. Barrier Brewing Co. - 3001 New St. a2, Oceanside, NY 11572
    With more than 50 beers and a popular taproom, Barrier Brewing Co. is quickly becoming a staple on Long Island. The tap room has 20 beers on draft and 29 available in cans, and flights and growlers are both available. There is a comfortable patio area and a rotating food truck schedule making this a great weekend hangout destination. This brewery is just down the road from some amazing Hewlett homes for sale.

  5. Saint James Brewery - 430-13 N. Country Rd., Saint James, NY 11780
    This awesome brewery has a tasting room not too far away from these Suffolk County homes for sale. You'll find traditional lagers and IPAs at Saint James Brewery, but they also specialize in Belgian-style beer. Not to mention, they're a certified farm brewery, meaning many ingredients used in the brewing process are grown in New York state. Flights and pints can be ordered in the tasting room, and growlers are available to go.

Head on out and celebrate National Beer Lover's Day on Long Island. You might just discover your new favorite brew. Contact us today for more brewery recommendations or to tour one of our local listings.


Father's Day on Long Island: Where to Take Dad Out to Eat

Father's Day Dining - Long Island - Coach Realtors

Father's Day will be here on June 19th, and there are many different places in Nassau County and Suffolk County where you can take dear ol' dad for a wonderful meal. There are hundreds of great restaurants out there, and our REALTORS® have nailed down a few of their favorites:

  • Revel Restaurant & Bar — 835 Franklin Ave., Garden City, NY 11530
    If you're looking for a Father's Day restaurant that's a little on the fancy side, then the Revel Restaurant & Bar should be at the top of your list. Not only is the interior gorgeous, but the food is some of the tastiest in the area. Located near many Garden City homes for sale, the owners pride themselves on a selection of inventive dishes that are made from locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients. And since it has a fully functional bar, you'll find a wide variety of craft beers, wines, and spirits. Their motto is "sophisticated, yet unpretentious," and they definitely live up to that philosophy.

  • Jerry and the Mermaid — 469 E. Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
    Jerry and the Mermaid has been around for multiple generations and is now a mix of classic dishes and modern culinary delights. If you're looking for a seafood feast, this restaurant has just about anything you could ask for. From their coconut shrimp and crab cakes to the blackened fish sandwich and lobster roll, you might find it difficult to pick just one or two favorites. Plus, they have a great selection of drinks like their toasted coconut margarita, and watermelon and mint mojito.

  • The View Grill — 111 Lattingtown Rd., Glen Cove, NY 11542
    Gourmet food. Beautiful landscape. What else can you ask for to make Father's Day extra special? The View Grill features many different selections, from grilled steak and poached lobster tails to BBQ burgers and sesame chicken. Headed up by executive chef Jeanine Dimenna, who was recently celebrated by the Long Island Herald, this is a wonderful restaurant to celebrate any day of the week.

  • Love Lane Kitchen — 240 Love Lane, Mattituck, NY 11952
    The always delightful Love Lane Kitchen is a favorite of the locals and visitors to the area. Many people make it a tradition to stop by during their Burger and Beer Night every Monday. With dinner selections that include littleneck clams, risotto, duck tagine, lobster rolls, and many other delicious types of food, you'll never leave this place unsatisfied.

  • Gregorio's Pizzeria & Trattoria — 4656 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, NY 11758
    Pizza is a favorite of fathers and pretty much everyone else all around the world, and there's nothing quite like Gregorio's Pizza & Trattoria. With more than three dozen types of pizza on the menu, including a breakfast pizza with seasoned scrambled eggs and a mac & cheese pizza that's almost too good to be true, there's something for everyone. And if pizza isn't your thing, they have many other Italian dishes to satisfy anyone in your party.

  • Farm Country Kitchen — 513 W. Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
    You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in the area who wouldn't give Farm Country Kitchen a glowing review. Their menu is filled with favorites such as their park bench salad, BBQ shrimp, mussels, crab cake sandwich, New Orleans scallops, and more. They're also a popular place for catering and even feature a pre-selected dinner for four to-go special. Whether dining in or taking food home, give this place a try.

Whether you're looking for Nassau County homes for sale or Suffolk County homes for sale, we can find you your dream home. Contact us today to get started!


6 Destinations for Craft Beer on Long Island

Craft Beer Week - Long Island - Coach Realtors

There's no better time to sample a new local brew than National American Craft Beer Week. That's why our REALTORS® have put together a list of our favorite breweries in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

  1. Oyster Bay Brewing Company — 36 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, NY 11771
    In the past, Oyster Bay Brewing Company has been recognized as the best craft beer brewery on Long Island, and it's easy to see why. This amazing brewery has tons of tasty selections, with their famous honey ale and Barn Rocker session ale topping the list. They take great pride in Long Island's nautical history and are dedicated to producing the highest quality beer available. Their wonderful selection also includes a summer brew, pumpkin ale, hard seltzers, and more.

  2. Barrage Brewing Company — 32 Allen Blvd. Unit E, Farmingdale, NY 11735
    The Barrage Brewing Company has perhaps the most unique history in all of Long Island. What started with just two taps in a family room has transformed into over two dozen beers. They continue to test recipes with hops, yeasts, and other ingredients to create more varieties. Some of the best include a porter made with cappuccino and tiramisu milk, salted caramel and fudge porter, and their infamous brown ale known as the Yada Yada Yada. 

  3. Lost Farmer Brewing Company — 63 E. 2nd St. A, Mineola, NY 11501
    Locals just can't decide whether they prefer the Lost Farmer Brewing Company's delicious beer, tasty pizzas, or steaming hot Bavarian pretzels. Oh, who are we kidding? Of course, it's the beer! Not only that, but the place is dripping with '80s and '90s music that will keep everyone entertained. There's only one large table inside if you have a big group, but there's plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for friends and family.

  4. Blue Point Brewing Company — 225 W. Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772
    This unique brewing company has developed a cult following thanks to their amazing selection of tasty craft beers that feature local ingredients such as seaweed, oysters, and beach plums. Many locals and visitors swing by the Blue Point Brewing Company to try their flagship beer known as the Toasted Lager, the proud winner of two World Beer Cup medals. And for the past few years, customers have enjoyed their new facility down the street that includes a restaurant and has a 60,000-barrel capacity.

  5. Montauk Brewing Co. — 62 S. Erie Ave., Montauk NY 11954
    Take a quick jaunt to the local beaches during the summer, and you'll be sure to see people guzzling down the signature blue cans of Montauk Summer Ale. Although the Montauk Brewing Company hasn't been around as long as others on this list, it's quickly become one of the favorites of many locals and travelers. Their taproom may be small, but you'll find a relaxing outdoor patio and picnic tables that project the area's mellow vibe.

  6. Sand City Brewing Company — 60 Main St., Northport, NY 11768
    The Sand City Brewing Company, near these Northport homes for sale, is another brewer who's only been around for a few years but has enjoyed great success with residents and tourists. Many people in the area feel that their IPAs are the best on Long Island, so feel free to try a few and tell us what you think. When you arrive, you'll be greeted with a welcoming sign hung up between two buildings that will lead you to the tasting room, where you'll always find pints, flights, and growlers ready to be enjoyed.

If you're searching for Nassau County homes for sale or Suffolk County homes for sale, our agents can help. Contact us to find your dream home.


Long Island: Where to Go for an Acai Bowl

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Sweet, savory, filling, and satisfying, acai bowls are a favorite breakfast choice for some of our REALTORS®Not only are acai bowls tasty, they have loads of health benefits. Acai berries have strong antioxidant properties, and when adding extra fruit, oatmeal, or peanut butter, you can also get some extra protein, fiber, and Vitamin C in your diet.

Because acai bowls often have many ingredients, making them at home isn't always convenient. However, if you're lucky enough to live in an urban area like Long Island, you can easily find several great local smoothie shops that make some fantastic acai bowls. Here are some of our favorites.

  • Bare Naked Bowl - 2565 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
    One of the top Long Island destinations for acai bowls, Bare Naked Bowl uses fresh, organic ingredients and gives you the option to customize your bowl any way you like it. They offer six bases, four types of granola, and 23 superfood toppings. If you don't feel like customizing, you can easily choose from one of their six signature bowls. The menu also features smoothies, snacks, and coffee. On your way home, make sure to check out these Nassau County homes for sale.

  • Food For Thought - 154 7th St., Garden City, NY 11530
    This health food cafe is just down the street from some beautiful Garden City homes for sale and also happens to serve some of the best acai bowls around. Try the Original AB, The Dynamic Duo, Mango Madness, or create your own acai bowl. There are tons of toppings to choose from. Looking for something different? The menu at Food For Thought also features tons of other healthy eats.

  • Acai Beach Bowls - 917 W. Beech St., Long Beach, NY 11561
    Acai Beach Bowls is a great spot on Long Island for a healthy snack. Choose from organic acai, banana, or apple juice for the base of your acai bowl and add in your favorite toppings. There are five pre-made variations on the menu if you need some inspiration. You'll also find some great Rockville Centre homes for sale not too far away.

  • Brekky - 2 Sound Rd., Wading River, NY 11792
    is a small cafe with a large number of healthy food options. Choose from 13 acai bowls or create your own. We recommend the Yoga Bowl, acai, Greek yogurt, granola, coconut, honey, and any three toppings. 

  • Bango Bowls - 199 Main St., Setauket-East Setauket, NY 11733
    You can find some of the tastiest acai bowls on Long Island at Bango Bowls. Choose from an acai, pitaya, or green base, add in oats & honey, vanilla nut, or chocolate granola, and choose from over 25 toppings. The menu also features poke bowls, warm bowls, and salads. If you like the area, there are some beautiful Stony Brook homes for sale nearby.

  • Sarikopa Coffee and Tea - 226 Riverleigh Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
    Sarikopa Coffee and Tea might be known for their brewed beverages, but they make a great acai bowl as well. Top your both with strawberries, blueberries, banana, coconut flakes, and granola. They also have a fantastic breakfast menu. Afterward, be sure to swing by these amazing Suffolk County homes for sale.

Acai is known as the superfood of superfoods, so it's not surprising these delicious bowls have become so popular in recent years. Luckily, they're easy to find around Long Island. Contact us today for more local recommendations.


Where to Go for Pie on Pi Day Around Long Island

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Pi Day is observed on March 14, but instead of trying to remember exactly what pi stands for, it's a great excuse to stop by a local bakery for some pie. The Long Island area is home to many bakeries worth visiting on Pi Day or any other.

Our REALTORS® suggest taking a tasty trip to one of the bakeries around Long Island to enjoy pie on Pi Day.

Nassau County

  • Buttercooky Bakery - 217 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY 11001
    Buttercooky Bakery
    , located near Floral Park homes for sale, is a third-generation family business that's served up delicious sweets for over 50 years. This location is the bakery's original flagship store, and its success has allowed the family to add two more locations. Whether you want a small pie all to yourself or a larger one to share, you'll be able to choose from 4-, 8-, and 10-inch pies. Available flavors include pecan, lemon meringue, brownie, and several apple, cherry, and blueberry variations.

  • SugarBerry Bakery - 312 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    With the goal of being an ambassador of the European art of baking, SugarBerry Bakery uses the highest quality ingredients to create its pies and other sweets. The bakery, located just around the corner from Rockville Centre homes for sale, is a cozy space where you can select desserts directly from a beautiful gallery. Pie flavors include apple, blueberry, cherry, coconut, custard, and chocolate mud.

  • Whistle Stop Desserts - 3424 Lawson Blvd., Oceanside, NY 11572
    Whistle Stop Desserts
    has made treats in Nassau County for over 40 years. The bakery got its start with cheesecake and has since expanded to pies and other sweets, with fine-tuned family recipes forming the basis for most of its offerings. Choose from a selection of coconut custard, pecan, chocolate pecan, and fruit pies, including key lime and banana caramel creme, made with no added sugar.

Suffolk County

  • Torte Jeff Pie Co. - 218 E. Main St., Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    Not surprisingly, pies take center stage at Torte Jeff Pie Co., located near Port Jefferson homes for sale. Choose from apple crumb, toasted coconut, pecan, lemon meringue, key lime, and chocolate cream, as well as vegan options like apple, blueberry, and strawberry rhubarb. You'll also find savory pies like chicken and brisket pot pie.

  • Kerber's Farm - 309 W. Pulaski Rd., Huntington, NY 11743
    Kerber's Farm
    has the distinction of being one of the last remaining working farms in Huntington. It's also the site of a shop that sells pies, among other things, and the business has been featured in national publications, including Oprah magazine and The New York Times. You'll find its shop near Huntington homes for sale and can order a small or large apple, apple crumb, strawberry rhubarb, banana cream, s'mores, and more. 

  • Copenhagen Bakery & Cafe - 75 Woodbine Ave. A, Northport, NY 11768
    Copenhagen Bakery & Cafe
    uses no preservatives or fillers in its pies and other offerings, and some ingredients are even imported from Denmark to provide an authentic flavor. Located near Northport homes for sale, the friendly bakery has tables inside and outside by the water where you can relax and chat. Customer favorite pies include raspberry peach, coconut custard, and blueberry crumb.

Contact us to see Nassau County homes for sale or Suffolk County homes for sale. We've served Long Island's real estate needs for 65 years, earning a reputation for experience, finesse, and a deep commitment to our agents, community, and people who are drawn to live on Long Island. 


Where to Celebrate Pizza Day Around Long Island

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It's crunchy. It's chewy. It's cheesy! What could be better than pizza? Many people share our opinion of pizza because there's a national holiday dedicated to this food. National Pizza Day is February 9th, 2022, and our REALTORS® have some awesome pizza restaurants to recommend in honor of the occasion. 

  • Rustica Brick Oven Cafe: 1 Nassau Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530
    Rustica Brick Oven Cafe is a great place to grab a pizza when you're looking at Garden City homes for sale. Offerings include 8" personal pizzas, along with 12" and 17"pizzas for sharing.

    A favorite here is the Rustica pizza, which comes topped with tomato basil sauce, roasted red peppers, pepperoni, tomatoes, olives, and house-made mozzarella. The BLT pizza is also awesome if you're in the mood for something more creative.

  • Village Pizzeria: 169 Tulip Ave., Floral Park, NY 11001
    If you're in the area looking at Floral Park homes for sale, stop by Village Pizzeria for a traditional Italian experience. The restaurant uses top-quality ingredients and old family recipes to create fantastic pizza.

    Top menu items here include the Neapolitan, Sicilian, and Margherita pizzas. Most are sold by the pie and by the slice.

  • Gino's Pizzeria: 48 Main St., Port Washington, NY 11050
    Gino's Pizzeria is a great place to celebrate National Pizza Day. It's a family-owned restaurant that uses recipes directly from Southern Italy. Pizzas are made with real San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella for a truly indulgent experience.

    If you're looking at Port Washington homes for sale, Gino's is just minutes away. The Marinara and Pizza Bianca are local favorites, and the Mac-n-Cheese pizza is a creation everyone deserves to try at least once. 

  • Giovanni's Pizza: 149 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Commack, NY 11725
    Giovanni's Pizza
    is known for its friendly service and great food. The pizza offerings are creative, including the BBQ Chicken and Buffalo Chicken pizzas. The restaurant also has a good selection of calzones for those who prefer their pizzas in pocket form.

    Giovanni's would be a convenient place to stop if you're looking at Commack homes for sale. With plenty of soups, salads, heroes, and pasta dishes on the menu, it's a great choice for families, too.

  • Emilio's: 2201 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
    If you prefer to dine in a high-energy atmosphere, Emilio's is a good place to grab a pizza. The destination features a full bar, televisions on the wall, and upbeat servers. 

    While Emilio's does offer some incredible seafood dishes, you have to try the pizza on National Pizza Day. The Old World Pies are made on classic, thin Italian crusts. There's also a delicious baked cheese calzone, along with a delightful roasted cauliflower pizza.

  • Nina's Pizzeria: 487 Main St., Northport, NY 11768
    Nina's Pizza is a cozy restaurant located in what used to be a private home. When the weather is nice, you can dine on the front patio. Nina's is known for its Caprese Salad, which can round out your pizza order.

    One of the top pies to order here is the Spicy Thai Chicken pizza. The sweet and spicy sauce is incredible. Make sure you allow some time to look at East Northport homes for sale after your meal. 

National Pizza Day could not be easier to celebrate. Grab yourself a slice at one of the above restaurants and enjoy. If you'd like help viewing Nassau County homes for sale or Suffolk County homes for sale, we're ready to help. Contact us to learn more about our real estate services. 


Reserve an Igloo for Dinner Around Long Island

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Our REALTORS® will give you a tour of open houses if you're visiting Long Island in search of a home. But if you want a real taste of Long Island hospitality, make sure to reserve an igloo for dinner.

An igloo dining experience allows you to curl up in a cozy bubble as you dine and stave off the winter weather for a few hours. Igloo dinners are perfect for a family outing or a winter date. Our REALTORS® suggest coming out of the cold and enjoying the unique dining experience that the following places have to offer.

  1. Uncle Bacala's – 2370 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, NY 11040
    Located in the vicinity of our Garden City homes for sale, this restaurant offers excellent views afforded from its picturesque outdoor deck. Whether you're looking for a quiet sunset date or an unforgettable experience with family and friends, Uncle Bacala's is the place to be. The Igloos come in various sizes, so you can bring the whole family to enjoy hearty Italian meals or a date for a romantic dinner.

  2. 317 Main Street – 317 Main St., Farmingdale, NY 11735
    East Norwich is a charming place to call home, as proved by its array of neighborhood parks, entertainment centers, and restaurants. One such restaurant is 317 Main Street in Farmingdale, located just a few minutes from these stunning East Norwich homes for sale. Their restaurant offers live entertainment, distinctive cocktails, and an unbeatable menu.

    Moreover, you can find several igloos lining the sidewalk that are heated and equipped with Bluetooth speakers. Nothing beats the view, and the fact that you can bring your own music makes for a magical night.

  3. Smuggler Jack's – 157 Forest Ave., Massapequa, NY 11758
    Smuggler Jack's is a waterfront restaurant and bar that offers an unmatched dining experience that's bound to make you forget the crisp chill of winter. You can experience waterside dining all year round in the clear domed structures that come complete with comfortable furniture and a fireplace that keeps the space toasty even in the depths of winter.

  4. Maxwell's - 501 Main St., Islip, NY 11751 Islip
    Get cozy in the heart of Islip just a few minutes from these East Islip homes for sale at Maxwell's. It's a casual dining spot that offers the best of everything from an innovative menu to an outdoor igloo outfitted with twinkling lights, fur blankets, and cozy seating. These igloos sit up to eight people, making them perfect for a get-together or a family outing.

  5. Wave Seafood & Steak Restaurant – 25 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    After a day taking in some Port Jefferson homes for sale, you can spend your evening indulging in a delectable dinner at Wave Seafood & Steak Restaurant. The restaurant offers seasonal menu items ranging from fresh salads to delicious seafood. Perched along the Port Jefferson harbor, an igloo dinner at Wave is accompanied by a breathtaking water view—especially at sunset—and a cozy fireplace.

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Long Island: Have Dinner with Friends at These 5 Places

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There are few things better than enjoying dinner out with friends. After all, when you combine amazing food, a great atmosphere, and a handful of your favorite people, you're sure to have a great time.

If you've just moved to the area, you might feel overwhelmed by your choices and wonder how to find the best area restaurants to take your friends. No worries! Our REALTORS® love showing new residents around and helping them discover all the best local hot spots. Here's a quick round-up of five places that are perfect for a night out with friends.

  1. Waterzooi: 850 Franklin Ave., Garden City, NY 11530
    Located not far from some of the best Garden City homes for sale, Belgian restaurant Waterzooi is always a great place to meet up with friends. Whether you want to grab a quick lunch, enjoy a more formal dinner, or head out for weekend brunch, you're going to love the menu! They offer seating in the dining room or more casual spots in the lounge or on the patio.  

    This sophisticated bistro has an incredible menu that features oysters, shellfish, lobster, crab, shrimp, and more. We recommend the Moules Pots, Wellington Burger, and the Truffle Lobster Mac & Cheese.

  2. Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas: 1002 Old Country Rd., Garden City, NY 11530
    If you enjoy sharing small plates with friends, you'll love Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas. This trendy restaurant features authentic Italian small plates, and everything they make here is focused on fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. They also work closely with several small area farms for many of their supplies.

    Wine lovers rejoice! Spuntino also has more than 55 wines by the glass, four on tap, and more than 350 wines by the bottle. They also offer three wine flights every day!

    On the menu, you'll find a wide selection of small plates as well as pasta, pizza, seven different types of bruschetta, and meat and seafood entrees. There's truly something for everyone here, making this the perfect place to bring a group of friends. 
  3. Mesita: 212 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    What's more fun than heading out with friends to an authentic Mexican restaurant? Mesita serves authentic, modern Mexican cuisine in a fun atmosphere that everyone in your group is sure to love. If you can't decide what to eat, we recommend fajitas, tacos, or burritos. If you're feeling adventurous, you may also want to try their signature 54-oz. Mega Margarita. 

    There are some great neighborhoods nearby, so plan to take a drive around after dinner to check out some of the beautiful Rockville Centre homes for sale.

  4. Crabtree's Restaurant: 226 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY 11001
    If you're ever in the area checking out Floral Park homes for sale, consider asking some friends to meet you at Crabtree's Restaurant. It was named one of the most beautiful restaurants in New York and is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch.

    You'll love this Mediterranian/American restaurants' diverse menu and great wine list. It includes items like grilled octopus, white truffle ravioli, and half roast duck a l'orange. If you can, plan to sit outside on the patio where you can enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful view.

  5. Burgerology RVC: 226 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    If you're looking for something a bit more casual but still delicious, you can't go wrong with Burgerology RVC. This place serves amazing burgers, fries, shakes, and craft beers in a trendy warehouse setting. Don't miss their Bacon Mac, Cookie Dougnut Milkshake, or the Einstein Burger with braised short rib, caramelized onion, swiss cheese, and cabernet gravy. We promise you won't be disappointed! 

    Finding the perfect home can be a challenge, but it's much easier when you have a great agent by your side! The experts at Coach Realtors are here to help. We specialize in homes in both Nassau County and Suffolk County and would love to help you find exactly what you're looking for. Contact us today to get started. 


    On the Menu: Where to Order Fajitas Around Long Island

    Order Fajitas Around Long Island - Coach Realtors

    National Fajita Day is coming up on August 18th. How are you planning to celebrate? Our REALTORS® highly recommend stopping by one of these Mexican restaurants on Long Island and ordering yourself some delicious fajitas. Throw in some margaritas and a few friends, and you'll have a real party! Here are some of the top restaurants to visit on National Fajita Day.

    • Oaxaca Mexican Food Treasure: 385 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743
      Oaxaca Mexican Food Treasure is near many great Huntington homes for sale. This authentic Mexican restaurant was named one of the Top 10 Restaurants on Long Island by Newsday.

      Fajitas Rio Bravo is well worth ordering here. You can get it with beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp. The peppers and onions are always tasty and well-seasoned. If you save room for dessert, the free flan is incredible.

    • Pico Tequila Grill: 1930 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY 11731
      If you're looking at East Northport homes for sale, stop by Pico Tequila Grill for some fajitas. Everything on the menu is made fresh, and they offer Happy Hour specials daily.

      The Fajitas Platter here is a popular order. You can order it with vegetables, chicken, steak, or shrimp. The fajitas come with lime rice and black beans, and you can choose between corn and flour tortillas.

    • Gracia's Taqueria & More: 285 Commack Rd., Commack, NY 11725
      They may have named themselves after tacos, but Gracia's Taqueria & More has some amazing fajitas, too. You can order Fajitas de Pollo, Fajitas de Carne, or Fajitas de Camaron. Or, you can get a combo platter and enjoy one of each.

      Gracia's is near Commack homes for sale. They also have a lot of sharable appetizers, like the Andale Queso Fundito and Fiesta Nachos Cheese.

    • El Guapo Tacos & Tequila: 52 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY 11501
      El Guapo Tacos & Tequila is just minutes from many Garden City homes for sale. They offer takeout, so you can order your fajitas to-go if you're in a hurry.

      In addition to fajitas, El Guapo has excellent chips and salsa, so make sure you enjoy them while waiting for your order. Their guacamole is also exceptional.

    • Habanero Mexican Grill: 465 Atlantic Ave., East Rockway, NY 11518
      This modern Mexican restaurant is near Hewlett homes for sale. They're open for lunch and dinner, so you can enjoy your fajitas whenever it is convenient. 

      Habanero Mexican Grill hasn't always offered fajitas, but they recently added them to the menu. The chicken and shrimp fajitas are a fan favorite! If you want to round out your meal, you can add a side of cilantro rice or cheese fries to your order. The 3-milk cake is the perfect dessert!

    • Margarita's Cafe: 97 Manorhaven Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050
      If you're looking at Port Washington homes for sale, then this is a great place to get your fajita fix. Margarita's Cafe even offers salmon fajitas, which are unique and delicious. Their vegetarian fajitas, made with seasonal veggies and squash, are also popular.

      As the name would suggest, this restaurant has a great selection of margaritas. The Mar Azul, made with blue agave tequila, will really please your taste buds. The coconut margaritas are delicious, too. Don't forget a round of guacamole for the table, either! It's made fresh to order.

    Whether you're looking at Nassau County homes for sale or Suffolk County homes for sale, stopping to celebrate National Fajita Day is sure to add to the fun. Enjoy your meal, and don't forget to contact us if you're looking for a real estate agent on Long Island.


    Order Your Coffee Iced Around Long Island

    Iced Coffee - Long Island, NY - Coach Realtors

    Are you looking for a home in the Long Island area? Our REALTORS® can help you find the perfect home. Long Island is also home to some great coffee shops, with roasters setting up cozy cafes to serve residents well-brewed, fresh cups of coffee.

    Here are some Long Island coffee shops you must try.

    • The French Workshop, 191 7th St., Garden City, NY
      The French Workshop holds your attention from the moment you walk in. It's one of the more beautiful Long Island coffee shops that boasts some of the best pastries, this side of the Atlantic.

      unday morning at this popular French café offers eye-catching specialty espresso drinks. It's a throwback to old-school café culture where writers, poets, and artists alike would spend their days waiting for their muse strike. Located just up the road from these Garden City homes for sale, the French Workshop is a great place to spend the day or grab a quick coffee.

    • Toast Coffeehouse,  242 E. Main St., Port Jefferson, NY
      If you enjoy sitting in a cosy coffee shop enjoying a book while sipping on hot chocolate or an impeccably brewed latte, you'll find Toast Coffeehouse to be the perfect spot.

      Toast Coffeehouse opened its doors in Port Jefferson in 2002 and has become an integral part of the community. Located near these Port Jefferson homes for sale, this café is a perfect place to get your next coffee fix.

    • For Five Coffee, 292 Plandome Rd., Manhasset, NY
      If you're a coffee-lover, you probably want to buy coffee from people who appreciate the bean as much as you do. For Five Coffee believes that every good coffee starts when the green bean is picked, fresh off the coffee trees. You'll be hardpressed to find a coffee shop that values the coffee harvesting, roasting, and brewing processes as much as For Five Coffee.

      With its bright, modern design reminiscent of these Manhasset homes for sale, For Five Coffee always strives to deliver the finest coffee in every cup.

    • Dortoni Bakery and Café, 11 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Commack, NY
      With the tagline "If you can dream it, we can create it," there's no better place to get heavenly pastries and a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Its homey, warm and welcoming interior will draw you in. And the fresh food and good coffee will keep you coming back for more.

      Come and experience the results of endless research at Dortoni bakery and pass by these Commack homes for sale for a feel of what this great town has to offer

    • Kookaburra Coffee Co., 69 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre, NY
      There's nothing quite like a cup of coffee brewed by baristas with a sincere love of good coffee. From its owner to the roasters, Kookaburra Coffee is dedicated to delivering expertly curated beans. Depending on your preferences, this warm, cozy café can whip up delicious lavender lattes, iced coffee, and even lemonade.

      Located a few blocks from these Rockville Centre homes for sale, Kookaburra Coffee Co. is renowned for its fabulous services and enjoyable atmosphere.

    Long Island Runs on Coffee

    Whether you're looking for Nassau County homes for sale or Suffolk County homes for sale, you're guaranteed to find excellent coffee in the neighborhood. Contact us to help you find a home in a neighborhood with everything you need.


    Try Lunch or Dinner at These Long Island Food Trucks

    Food Trucks - Long Island, NY - Coach Realtors

    Grabbing lunch or dinner at a food truck is such a great way to get out there and experience a new cuisine. Or, of course, you can enjoy a tried-and-true favorite. The Long Island area has quite a bustling food truck scene. You could try a new truck every day for a month, but here are some top trucks our REALTORS® recommend visiting first.

    • Better Burger: 473 CR 111, Manorville NY, 11949
      If you're looking at Suffolk County homes for sale, stop by Better Burger for a delicious pick-me-up. They offer a great selection of signature burgers and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. The breakfast grilled cheese is a fan favorite.

      Better Burger has plenty of picnic tables where you can sit and enjoy your meal around the food truck. Their shakes are a delicious way to end the evening.

    • Good Eats Grill: 110 W. 9th St., Huntington NY, 11746
      Good Eats Grill is a food truck that conveniently operates near Huntington homes for sale. They update their location often on their social media pages, so they're easy to track down.

      This food truck is known for its macaroni and cheese balls, which are gooey and delicious. They rotate through tons of other delicious options, from lobster tails, to grilled steaks, to egg rolls. 

    • Katie's Food Truck: 145 W. Main St., Smithtown NY, 11787
      If you're looking at Stony Brook homes for sale, stop by Katie's Food Truck for lunch or dinner. The focus here is on California cuisine, and tacos are a fan favorite. The macaroni and cheese cones are also a hit.

      Katie's updates their location often on social media. They often serve outside their main location, but you'll sometimes find the truck at the Riverheads Outlets or the Walt Whitman Mall.

    • Island Empanada: 314 Commack Rd., Commack NY, 11725
      For something a little different, stop by Island Empanada, a food truck operating near Commack homes for sale. You'll see their truck at a lot of local carnivals and car shows, too.

      In addition to empanadas, this truck serves other Mexican and Latin American favorites like tostones and fried plantains. They even offer plant-based empanadas, a vegetarian-friendly option. 

    • Picante Tex Mex: 5507 Nesconet Hyw. Ste 16, Mount Sinai NY, 11766
      If you're out looking at Mount Sanai homes for sale and find yourself in the mood for Tex-Mex cuisine, Picante Tex Mex is the place to go. They travel all over Long Island, bringing delicious food along for the ride.

      A favorite at Picante Tex Med is the nachos. You can have them topped with your choice of protein, along with lettuce, jalapeno peppers, sour cream, guac, and pico de gallo. Their chimichangas and chalupas are also to die for. 

    • Taste Buddyz: 226 Westbury Ave., Carle Place NY, 11514
      Taste Buddyz is a food truck worth visiting after a long day of looking at Nassau County homes for sale. They consider themselves to be street food specialists, and it certainly tastes like it!

      Favorites at Taste Buddyz include the chopped cheese empanada and the barbecue pulled pork sandwich. They also serve jalapeno poppers, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and an array of other treats. The apple caramel empanadas are the perfect way to end a meal.

    Stopping by a food truck is the perfect option after a long day of house hunting. Plus, it allows you to explore the area a bit more and dive into the local cuisine. If you are searching for homes on Long Island and are looking for a real estate agent, don't hesitate to contact us.


    Order the Burger Off the Menu at These Long Island Restaurants

    Long Island Restaurants for a Burger - Coach Realtors

    Burgers are the mainstay of many restaurants, and whether you prefer a simple, classic patty or a burger made with prime meats and garnished with upscale toppings, you'll find what you love at a local restaurant. And with the entire month of May designated as Burger Month, you'll have plenty of time to scope out Long Island burger destinations and add some to your list of favorites.
    Our REALTORS® suggest ordering a burger off the menu of some of these Long Island restaurants during Burger Month:  

    • The Burger Spot – 150 7th St., Garden City, NY 11530
      The Burger Spot, located near Garden City homes for sale, serves made-to-order gourmet burgers in a casual, comfortable setting. They're made using the finest quality grass-fed USDA Angus beef that's fresh and never frozen. Even the brioche and ciabatta buns are baked daily at a local artisan bakery. Classic and creative signature burgers are available, with selections like the Athenian, topped with feta, lettuce, red onion, tomato, cucumber, extra-virgin olive oil, and herbs.

    • The Rex Burger & Lobster – 524 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY 11501  
      You might find the menu at The Rex Burger & Lobster, located near Nassau County homes for sale, to be more limited than your typical burger restaurant. That's because their goal is to make their food extraordinarily delicious and judging by the awards, their burgers and lobster dishes have received, that's just what they're doing. Treat yourself to The Rex Burger, made with all-natural angus beef and topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, and Rex sauce. 
    • Black Label Burgers – 683 Old Country Rd., Westbury, NY 11590
      It all starts with the beef at Black Label Burgers, and they don't just use any ordinary type. It's USDA prime beef from a farm in Washington state that's known for its responsible practices and superior beef. As good as it is, you can upgrade to aged beef, which is even more tender and flavorful. Try a burger and its beer recommendation paired with truffle fries or sweet potato fries and a side of the restaurant's marshmallow sauce. 
    • Gourmet Burger Bistro – 5 Mill Creek Rd., Port Jefferson, NY 11777  
      Gourmet Burger Bistro
      , located just around the corner from Port Jefferson homes for sale, aims for the feel of an upscale bistro that offers traditional and new-world burgers. The selection of gourmet burgers is long, and you'll be able to choose from a brioche, sesame, 7-grain, or pretzel bun. Each burger comes with fried onion strings, but you can substitute roasted fingerling potatoes or mixed vegetables. 
    • Go Burger – 271 Route 25A Mount Sinai, NY 11766  
      Located near Mount Sinai homes for sale, Go Burger keeps their burgers simple and tasty. Try a single burger with a 5-ounce patty, or double it up with two patties. Garden burgers are also available if you'd like to avoid meat. Sides included sweet potato fries and loaded chili cheese fries, and you can finish off your meal with an egg cream. 

    • Prime Burger Bar – 6092 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725  
      Prime Burger Bar, located near Commack homes for sale, is a popular neighborhood spot that's comfortable and welcoming. You'll be able to build your own burger with the restaurant's proprietary blend of USDA Prime chuck, short rib, and ribeye steaks. If you'd prefer to skip the beef, you can choose turkey, ahi tuna, lamb, or vegan Beyond burgers.

    Contact us to see Nassau and Suffolk County homes for sale. Our agents know the area well and can help your transaction proceed smoothly so you can buy your dream home as quickly as possible.


    Say Thanks to a Barista at These 6 Coffee Shops

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    Alright, who wants coffee? Our REALTORS® count themselves lucky to live on Long Island, a place with more great coffee shops than just about anywhere. 

    In honor of National Barista Day—coming right up on March 1st—we thought we'd give a shout-out to some of our favorite places to get a cup of Joe in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. While you're there, be sure to thank your barista for helping you make it through the day!

    • Kookaburra Coffee Co. - 69 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570
      Founded in 2007, Kookaburra Coffee Co. offers an expertly curated selection of fine coffees from all around the world. Their baristas can always be counted on for a vibrant, flavorful pour-over or a rich, frothy espresso. In addition to their main location near these Rockville Centre homes for sale, Kookaburra Coffee Co. also has a second shop in Malverne, NY.

    • Cafe Revue - 313 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743
      Equal parts bookstore, coffee shop, and lunch hangout, Cafe Revue is a one-of-a-kind spot, to say the least. This cozy, welcoming space is one of Long Island's best destinations to relax with a cup of coffee and a good book. Cafe Revue brews locally-roasted coffee from Southdown Coffee Roasters, located just up the road from many Huntington homes for sale. They also serve a variety of gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts. 

    • Rivers Cafe USA - 304 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY 11001
      Family-owned Rivers Cafe USA serves authentic Central American coffees, sourced from the Chinchontepec mountain range in El Salvador. Every cup is perfectly balanced. Their espresso is next-level too, and you'd have a hard time finding a better latte, macchiato, or cappuccino. With their convenient location near these Floral Park homes for sale, Rivers Cafe offers some truly unique and original coffee flavors. 

    • Pipeline Coffee Co. - 1887 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, NY 11793
      With a focus on fresh, local, sustainable coffee roasted right here on Long Island, Pipeline Coffee Co. is one of the best places around to get a freshly brewed cup of joe from a skilled barista. All their coffee beans are roasted in-house. You can order a cup for takeout, or have freshly roasted beans shipped right to your doorstep. Pipeline Coffee Co. is located in the community of Wantagh, with a second location in Rockville Center. 

    • Village Coffee Market - 131 Main St., Stony Brook, NY 11790
      For coffee lovers, browsing the Village Coffee Market is like being a kid in a candy store. In addition to serving top-shelf coffees and lattes, they also offer an amazing selection of coffee beans, K-cups, snacks, and coffee-related gifts. Village Coffee Market is located a stone's throw from these Stony Brook homes for sale, but you can also order beans to be shipped right to your door.

    • Tend Coffee - 924 Montauk Hwy., Shirley, NY 11967
      Offering an amazing variety of house-roasted certified organic coffees, Tend Coffee opened its doors in 2011, and quickly earned a reputation as one of Suffolk County's best coffee shops. This is a great place to not only sip a cup of coffee but learn more about the flavors you're enjoying. They make some of the best coffee around, including flavorful blends and complex single-origin coffees. The folks at Tend Coffee also ship their coffee anywhere in the USA. 

    Contact us today to learn more about life on Long Island. If you're looking for the perfect Nassau County homes for sale or Suffolk County homes for sale, our team is here to help every step of the way. 


    6 Places for the Perfect Valentine's Day Takeout

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    Valentine's Day might be a bit different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a romantic evening with your special someone. Our REALTORS® love re-creating the intimate atmosphere of a fine restaurant at home, and they say it's easier than you might think!

    Just set the table, dim the lights, put on some soft music, and light a few candles. Then, order take-out from one of the area's best restaurants and let them handle the rest! Here are a few of your best options for an unforgettable Valentine's Day feast. 

    1. Gatsby's Landing: 1362 Old Northern Blvd. Roslyn, NY 11576
      If you've been thinking about buying one of the beautiful Nassau County homes for sale, you'll definitely want to get to know Gatsby's Landing. This trendy restaurant and bar offers both indoor and outdoor dining with heaters and plexiglass walls. You'll love the stunning view and elegant ambiance!

      If you're planning on avoiding the crowds this Valentine's Day, you'll be glad to know that they also offer takeout and delivery so you can enjoy the globally-inspired menu from the comfort of your home. During the entire Valentine's weekend (Thursday through Sunday), they're offering an al la carte dinner menu all day and chef specials.

    2. Waterzooi: 850 Franklin Ave. Garden City, NY 11530
      If you and your love enjoy seafood, you'll definitely want to consider ordering takeout or delivery from Waterzooi. This Belgian bistro and oyster bar offers an innovative, seafood-focused menu.

      Choose from a wide selection of oysters, shellfish, mussels pots, and more! They also have excellent items from the land. Some of our favorites are the Steak Au Poivre and the Wellington Burger made with USDA prime beef and truffled mushrooms sauteed in foie gras mousse.

    3. Crabtree's Restaurant: 226 Jericho Turnpike Floral Park, NY 11001
      The award-winning Crarbtree's Restaurant is another Nassau County favorite. Many would argue that it's one of the best restaurants in New York.

      They offer both pickup and delivery. The menu features items like a Grilled Baby Quail Appetizer, Escargots Bourgogne, Half Roast Duck a L'Orange, and Grilled Medallions of Lamb.
    4. Tellers Chophouse: 605 Main St. Islip, NY 11751
      Meat lovers, rejoice! You're going to love Teller's Chophouse. This refined steakhouse offers the finest quality you'll find outside of Manhattan. We recommend starting with the Duck Fat Fries and Waygo Beef Carpaccio. For dinner, consider the Filet Mignon Wellington with Brie Fondue or the 21-Day-Dry-Aged Porterhouse for Two. No matter what you choose, you won't be disappointed.

      Tellers Chophouse is also located not far from some of the best Suffolk County homes for sale. You may want to take the scenic route home so you can get to know some of the great neighborhoods nearby. 
    1. Le Soir: 825 Montauk Hwy Bayport, NY 11705
      Nothing says romance quite like fine French cuisine. Le Soir Restaurant offers all the classic items you would expect to see at a high-end French restaurant, including hors d'oeuvers like Pâté de Campagne, Saumon Fumé Escargots Bourguignonne. For dinner, you'll have a choice of entrees like Jumbo Shrimp Risotto with asparagus, sun-dried tomato, and vermouth sauce, Sauteed Lobster, or a Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin stuffed with apples and topped with cider sauce. 

    2. Orto: 90 N. County Rd. Miller Place, NY 11764
      Fans of Italian food will love ordering takeout or delivery from Orto. This rustic restaurant was ranked among the "10 Best Italian Restaurants on Long Island" and has been praised in many local and national publications.

      Choose from a selection of delicious appetizers and entrees, or select the two-course prix fixe menu. Some of the most popular menu items include the Tomato-Braised Pork Braciola with creamy polenta and greens, Ricotta Gnocchi with braised chicken and tomato, and the Monkfish with cranberry beans, chorizo, and calamari a la plancha. Don't forget to add their incredible New York Style Cheesecake or House-Made Doughnuts with chocolate sauce for dessert!

    Love is in the air, and there's no time like the present to fall in love with your dream home. We're here to help! Contact us today to discuss your goals. We'll start showing you some of the area's best properties right away. 


    Long Island: 6 Restaurants for Fine Dining on Thanksgiving

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    We know preparing Thanksgiving dinner requires time and effort. Long Island has many fine dining establishments with special Thanksgiving menus for those who prefer to enjoy the holiday without the stress of cooking. While the COVID-19 pandemic may limit dine-in availability, many of these restaurants are offering takeout options this year. Below are some Thanksgiving dining recommendations from our REALTORS®.

    • The Capital Grille - 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, NY 11530
      The Capital Grille is a great option for Thanksgiving dinner in Garden City, and their dining room's comfortable elegance can serve as a perfect backdrop for your family meal. They offer a special Thanksgiving day menu, which features slow-roasted turkey and brioche stuffing. However, if you're in the mood for one of their famous dry-aged steaks, you can order off the regular menu as well. After dinner, check out some of these Garden City homes for sale.

    • Jonathan's Ristorante - 15 Wall St., Huntington, NY 11743
      A Huntington staple since the mid-'90s, Jonathan's Ristorante is the perfect place to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with your family. In addition to their regular menu, Jonathan's typically offers Thanksgiving specials such as traditional roasted turkey, butternut squash soup, and pumpkin pie. Dinner is served from 2 to 8 pm., and takeout options are available. Swing by some of these Huntington homes for sale on your way home.

    • Mirabelle Restaurant - 150 Main St., Stony Brook, NY 11790
      One of the finest restaurants in all of Long Island, Mirabelle Restaurant at the Three Village Inn in Stony Brook offers fresh farm-to-table dishes across a French bistro-inspired menu. While Mirabelle's serves a dine-in Thanksgiving dinner most years, this year they are offering Thanksgiving meals to go. The meal package serves between 10-12 people and includes roasted turkey, all the trimmings, and freshly baked pie. After you pick-up your delicious dinner, take a look at these Stony Brook homes for sale.

    • Thyme - 8 Tower Pl., Roslyn, NY 11576
      Thyme's "harmonious" approach to food, fresh ingredients, and plate presentation makes them a great fine dining choice in Roslyn, not far from these Nassau County homes for sale. This year, Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 1 to 8 pm. For those who would prefer to eat at home, Thyme is offering curbside pickup and heating instructions to help you prepare your meal yourself.

    • Brasserie Americana Bar, Lounge & Restaurant - 30 Cutter Mill Rd., Great Neck, NY 11021
      This French/American restaurant is located inside The Inn at Great Neck in Nassau County. This year, Brasserie Americana is offering a Thanksgiving to-go feast for $259. The meal serves 8-10 people and includes turkey with your choice of brisket or honey glazed ham, two starters, three sides, and one pie.

    • Cooperage Inn - 2218 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
      Cooperage Inn is a classic Long Island restaurant offering a large special Thanksgiving dinner menu this year with a variety of classic holiday dishes. The full menu is also available for takeout, so you can pick-up dinner after visiting these Suffolk County homes for sale

    With so many great options, providing a delicious Thanksgiving feast for your family can be easy this year. Contact us for more local restaurant recommendations.


    Long Island: Celebrate World Vegan Day With Dinner

    Vegan Restaurants - Long Island - Coach Realtors

    November 1st is World Vegan Day and also marks the start of World Vegan Month. This is a perfect time to recognize how far the vegan movement has come, promote the undeniable benefits of vegan living, and share vegan meals with friends and family. Whether you're a long-time vegan, a budding flexitarian, or a proud omnivore, our REALTORS® are excited to share some of the best places to enjoy vegan dinner around Long Island.

    • Tiger Lily Café - 156 E. Main St., Port Jefferson, NY 11777
      Tiger Lily Café is an alternative vegetarian eatery with a '60s retro look. Meals are served in a funky setting with psychedelic art and eclectic music in the background. Known for their salads and wraps, Tiger Lily complements their food with a complete Juice Bar, featuring nutritious choices of protein shakes, wheatgrass shots, soy smoothies, fresh juices, and more. If you need a caffeine fix, you'll find Mocha Blanca, Black & Tan, Red Bull Chai, and Tahitian Vanilla Chai at the Java Bar. Their vegetarian specialties are tempeh, tofu, soy, fresh vegetables, and whole grains. After Port Jefferson homes for sale appointments, be sure to take a break from the ordinary and enjoy the comfy lounge chairs, colorful atmosphere, and great alternative cuisine at Tiger Lily Café.
    • The Purple Elephant - 81B Fort Salonga Rd. W, Northport, NY 11768
      Overlooking Northport Harbor, The Purple Elephant serves healthy and sustainable vegan dishes and drinks in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Their menu covers robust flavors of Latin and Central American cuisine. A portfolio of nonalcoholic drinks may entice you away from the booze behind the bar. Just a stone's throw away from many Northport homes for sale, this purple pachyderm is a perfect place to bring your vegan or non-vegan friends and family to celebrate World Vegan Day.

    • Plant Wise - 15 E Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills, NY 11746
      There isn't a lick of dairy or meat inside Plant Wise, a 100-percent plant-based eatery in a Dix Hills shopping center. This eatery serves delicious and nutritious meals to spread the joy and positive health benefits of eating at least one fully plant-based meal per day. Founders Alex and Pamela are focused on creating healthy, meat-free meals. After touring Dix Hills homes for sale, stop by this extra-ordinary café-style eatery for salads, bowls, smoothies, and custom juices.

    • 3 Brothers Vegan Café - 1038 Montauk Hwy., Copiague, NY 11726
      World Vegan Day is the perfect time to try 3 Brothers Vegan Café. Chef Jay Astafa menu features delicious vegan twists of classic Italian pastas, appetizers, sandwiches, salads, entrées, house-made desserts, and wood-fire pizzas. What sets this fantastic eatery apart from all others is that they have an in-house vegan cheese program. Their pizzas and dishes feature their own house-made cheeses, ranging from cashew milk mozzarella to macadamia feta. The vegan hot spot also caters to dietary needs by offering a lot of allergy-friendly and gluten-free options. The delicious and unique food will make you forget you're swapping out your Italian favorites.

    • True Food Kitchen - 630 Old Country Rd Suite 1040B, Garden City, NY 11530
      Created by a passionate team of visionary restaurateurs, accomplished chefs, and a renowned doctor of integrative medicine, True Food Kitchen is rooted in a belief that conscious nutrition can work without sacrificing creativity, flavor, and indulgence. Located near beautiful Garden City homes for sale, this award-winning restaurant is guided by a simple and researched principle called the anti-inflammatory diet. They select and prepare food to counteract chronic inflammation and help people achieve optimum health over their lifetime. The health-driven menu of natural, hand-crafted beverages and seasonal dishes caters to a range of food preferences, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and naturally organic.

    Are you searching for Nassau County home for sale or Suffolk County homes for sale? Please contact us today to learn more about life on Long Island and begin touring our best properties in the area.


    Taste the Greats Long Island 2020

    Taste the Greats Long Island 2020 - Coach Realtors

    Fantastic food and luxurious accommodations are simply a fact of life around Long Island, but haven't you ever wished that you could simply try all of the greats in one place? Taste the Greats Long Island, held annually at the gorgeous Oheka Castle Hotel, is the perfect event for you to do just that. The event features food from more than a dozen of the top chefs on Long Island, along with an extensive, curated wine list, a diverse selection of local craft beers, and live entertainment all evening long. Our real estate agents have all of the delicious details on how to enjoy this one-of-a-kind Long Island event in 2020.

    Elegance at Taste the Greats

    Date: March 14, 2020 – 8 to 11 pm

    Location: Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate – 135 West Gate Drive, Huntington, NY 11743

    • An Elegant Evening at the Oheka Castle Hotel and Estate
      While there are many storied event venues located close to Huntington homes for sale, few can match the history and elegance of the Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate where Taste the Greats Long Island is held every year. Home to many of the island's biggest weddings, bar mitzvahs, galas, and corporate events, Oheka Castle is one of those rare places that transports you back to another era when you step on the grounds. The entire hotel and estate bring to mind the decadence and gorgeous mansions of the Roaring '20s, with picturesque views, elegant design, and unmatched atmosphere. It's the perfect place to experience the best dining and drinks that Long Island has to offer.

    • Taste the Greats with 13 of Long Island's Best Restaurants
      Many of Long Island's best restaurants are overseen by world-class executive chefs, who pour their passion into creating unique meals that you won't find anywhere else. Taste the greats brings 13 of those chefs and restaurants together, to share the special dishes that made them famous. Sample signature dishes from Frank Monahan of Oheka Castle, Guy Reuge of Mirabelle Tavern, Tom Shaudel of Kingfish, Marco Pellegrini from Osteria Umbra, and many more. There will also be delightful desserts available from Linda Johnson, who operates Chocology, and Rob McCue of Granny's Ice Cream. Your admission includes tastings from every chef, along with unlimited drinks.

    • Enjoy Live Entertainment while You Sample Local Brews and World-Class Wine
      While the food is a central attraction, Long Island's best wouldn't serve a great meal without a perfect drink to pair with your plate. Take advantage of the open bar at Taste the Greats Long Island to enjoy a selection of local craft beers, wines from around the world, and craft cocktails that pair perfectly with your favorite food. There will be live entertainment throughout the evening, with classic jazz tunes setting the mood at Oheka Castle.

    • Upgrade to a VIP Package for Extra Food, Drink, and Music
      Looking to extend your evening at Taste the Greats? Opt for a VIP package, and you gain access to the exclusive after-party following the main event. The after-party features another hour of tastings, including special items that aren't available at the earlier tastings. Put on your dancing shoes while the DJ spins your favorite tunes, or sit back and enjoy a glass of the best wine that Long Island has to offer.

    If you love world-class dining, then Long Island is truly a place where you can taste the greats every day of the year close to home. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Huntington, NY area.


    National Drink Wine Day: Wine Bars Around Nassau County

    Wine Bars Around Nassau County - Coach Realtors

    A glass of wine at the end of a long day is a popular stress reducer, but studies show moderate wine drinking has a number of physical benefits ranging from stronger bones to a healthier heart. Our REALTORS® suggest you treat yourself by celebrating National Drink Wine Day on Tuesday, February 18 at one of these marvelous wine bars around Nassau County homes for sale.

    • The Vine Wine Bar - 2259 Merrick Road, Merrick, NY 11566
      Think you have to be an expert to enjoy wine? The Vine Wine Bar takes an unpretentious approach that's equally accommodating to newbies and aficionados. With a dimly-lit, relaxing ambiance and a menu of small bites, shareables, and decadent desserts, The Vine is perfect for date night or a fun evening with friends. Doors open at 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

    • City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill - 1080 Corporate Drive, Westbury, NY 11590
      In case you're unsure what City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill is all about, the stunning glass-fronted, floor-to-ceiling wine cellar will leave no doubt. Wine flights include a trio of three-ounce pours for only $30, while blackberry, peach, and watermelon "zangrias" put an Italian spin on the classic Spanish drink. Hours are 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. - 11 p.m Saturday, and 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday. 

    • Michaelangelo's Wine Bar - 119 Front St., Massapequa Park, NY 11762
      The name of Michaelangelo's Wine Bar combined with its traditional menu conjures up romantic visions of sipping wine in the Italian countryside. Pair a glass of Sangiovese or Prosecco with an antipasti, Caprese flatbread, or cheese and charcuterie board. Follow Michaelangelo's on Facebook for notice about specials such as Sunday brunch and $5 sangria nights. Michaelangelo's is open from 5 p.m. - midnight Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday.

    • Winston's Whiskey & Wine Bar - 14 S. Park Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570
      Brick walls, distressed wood beams, and sconce lighting give Winston's Whiskey & Wine Bar a rustic yet elegant atmosphere well-suited to enjoying both of their signature beverages. Six types of house wine are available for only $8 a glass, with dozens of other choices offered by the glass or bottle. The menu includes gastropub favorites such as shrimp tacos, steak frites, and lobster mac & cheese. Hours at Winston's are 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday. 

    • Meritage Wine Bar - 90 School St., Glen Cove, NY 11542
      Meritage Wine Bar follows a farm-to-table philosophy for maximum freshness and flavor in their Mediterranean-inspired tapas menu. The 25-page wine list features varieties sourced from growers who follow organic and sustainable practices. Don't miss their special tasting events spotlighting six wines and six dishes from a particular country. Meritage is open 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday.

    Pop a bottle of red to celebrate buying or selling your Nassau County home with our dedicated and experienced help. Contact us at Coach Realtors for more information.


    Best Breweries on Long Island to Celebrate National Drink Beer Day

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    Some holidays don't require much explanation or instruction to enjoy, even if you're celebrating them for the first time. Such is the case with National Drink Beer Day, which is observed every year on September 28. This holiday is exactly what it sounds like – the perfect excuse to get out and explore all of the amazing breweries around Long Island! Our area is home to a diverse collection of award-winning local breweries, which produce some of the best craft beer in the country. Our REALTORS® are ready to celebrate, and we've got the inside scoop on 6 great Long Island breweries where you can raise a toast on National Drink Beer Day.

    1. Sand City Brewing Co. – 60 Main St., Northport, NY 11768
      Located just a short trip from Northport homes for sale you'll find Sand City Brewing Co., one of Long Island's most popular craft breweries. The tasting room at Sand City Brewing is the place to be, with beer by the pint or flight. Everything is created on-site at this award-winning local brewery, so come try a taste of Long Island.

    2. Port Jeff Brewing Company – 22 Mill Creek Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
      You'll never be far from a great beer when you shop for Port Jefferson homes for sale, thanks to the nearby Port Jeff Brewing Company. Port Jeff Brewing specializes in nautical-themed brews and features a fantastic tasting room that's open nearly every day of the year. Stop by anytime to enjoy some of the best Long Island has to offer and enjoy a busy schedule of special events.

    3. Six Harbors Brewing Company – 243 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743
      Looking for a cold brew close to Huntington homes for sale? Then head over to Six Harbors Brewing Company, Huntington's first craft brewery. Stop by the tasting room, get a growler filled, or pick up some cans to take home. Six Harbors has 13 in-house brews, with new flavors added frequently and plenty of personality to keep regulars coming back for more.

    4. LI Beer Tasting Tours – 150 Broadway, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
      Want to sample more than one brewery on Drink Beer Day? LI Beer Tasting Tours, located close to Rockville Centre homes for sale, provides the perfect way to do just that. The team at LI Beer Tasting Tours knows all of the best spots on Long Island and will take you on a tour of local brewing facilities. Fall in love with new flavors on your grand tour.

    5. Brew Cheese – 127 Main St., Stony Brook, NY 11790
      Beer plus cheese. That's the recipe at Brew Cheese, one of Long Island's more unique craft brew spots located close to Stony Brook homes for sale. At Brew Cheese, you can sample craft beer from throughout Long Island and beyond. The knowledgeable staff is happy to help you pair your beer with the perfect cheese.

    6. Secatogue Brewing Company – 375 Union Blvd., West Islip, NY 11795
      West Islip homes for sale
      make it easy to visit Secatogue Brewing Company, where you'll find some of Long Island's best beer and so much more. The tasting room is open every Thursday through Sunday, with fresh, unique brews in an open, modern setting. Food trucks visit every day, so you'll always have something tasty to pair with your favorite beer.

    Ready to find a home that allows you to enjoy all of Long Island's best breweries, all year long? Our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Long Island area.


    Long Island: 5 Spots for Sunday Brunch

    Long Island Restaurants for Sunday BrunchSunday brunch with family and friends can turn an ordinary weekend into a special event. Long Island has no shortage of delightful restaurants serving up a delicious brunch menu. Our real estate agents share some of their favorite Sunday brunch spots with a perfect blend of food and ambiance.

    1. Jonathan's Restaurant - 2499 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
      Jonathan's Restaurant is billed as "An American Bar & Grille" and their brunch menu includes regional favorites from all parts of the country. Choose crab cakes Benedict from the Atlantic Seaboard, enjoy the Southern flavor of pecan-crusted chicken and waffles or take a trip to the Pacific Northwest with a smoked organic salmon omelet. Champagne and mimosas come with a complimentary refill for only $7. Brunch hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and reservations are accepted.

    2. Rustic Root - 7927 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury
      Rustic Root is as casual and inviting as it sounds. Executive Chef Tom Gloster's creativity earned him a spot as champion on Food Network's Chopped, and Rustic Root's brunch menu reflects his love for traditional comfort food with an innovative twist. Bacon is made in-house and dishes such as oven-roasted chicken wings, lemon-ricotta pancakes, and skillet cornbread are made with fresh locally-sourced ingredients. Several vegetarian and gluten-free items are available. Brunch hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and reservations are accepted for Mother's Day only.

    3. The Restaurant at the Maidstone Hotel - 207 Main Street, East Hampton
      Lush Atlantic seafood is the star of the brunch menu served by the Restaurant at the Maidstone Hotel. Select from lobster, Peconic Gold oysters, littleneck clams, jumbo shrimp and tuna tartare a la carte or in seafood towers serving up to four people. Omelets and eggs Benedict are available for traditional breakfast lovers. Planning a romantic special occasion? Book a room or private cottage for the evening before or after. Brunch hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and reservations are accepted. 

    4. Big Daddy's - 1 Park Lane, Massapequa 
      "Laissez les bon temps roulez" at Big Daddy's, where the Blues Brunch menu features a distinct New Orleans flavor. Zesty dishes such as gumbo, shrimp and grits, chicken fried steak and blackened gator will transport you to the heart of the bayou. All egg dishes include a side of decadent French bread toast. Entrees include a complimentary Bloody Mary, mimosa or screwdriver, and you can upgrade to bottomless brunch cocktails for just $15. Brunch hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and reservations are accepted. 

    5. Thyme - 8 Tower Place, Roslyn
      Located in a two-story vintage home overlooking Gerry Park and Roslyn Duck Pond, Thyme is truly a place to get away from it all for a couple of hours. The $22 prix fixe menu includes choices such as Nova Scotia smoked salmon, cream cheese and chive scramble and Thyme's take on eggs Benedict served on a potato cake with Black Forest ham and sautéed mushrooms. Pasta, burgers, and salads are available if you're in the mood for lunch. Brunch hours are 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and reservations are accepted.   

    Why not treat yourself to brunch before a Sunday afternoon of viewing Long Island homes for sale? Contact us to learn more from our friendly and experienced real estate agents. 


    Long Island Fine Wine & Food Festival

    Long Island Fine Wine & Food Festival
    Living on Long Island means that you're never far from a fantastic meal, the perfect glass of wine, or your favorite spirits. So, wouldn't it be nice to sample the best food and drink that Long Island has to offer, all under one roof? The Fine Wine and Food Festival is your chance to enjoy the best of Long Island dining while sampling some of the best wine, craft beer, and spirits that the region has to offer. This year's Fine Wine and Food Festival is right around the corner, and our real estate agents have all the details on how to enjoy one of Long Island's most popular annual events.

    The Event: The Long Island Fine Wine and Food Festival
    The Nassau Coliseum – 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
    Date: January 19, 2019
    Time: Session 1 – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, Session 2 – 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Sample Long Island's Best Fine Wine, Spirits, and Craft Beer

    Long Island will be bringing out its best for the Fine Wine and Food Festival, and your ticket buys you the chance to sample it all. Throughout the day, you can enjoy delicious drinks from a wealth of local breweries, wineries, and distilleries. This event features many of the biggest stars from the local culinary scene, all under one roof. Grab your souvenir Fine Wine and Food Festival tasting glass, and explore the best that Long Island has to offer.

    Delicious Dining from the Region's Best Chefs and Restaurants

    While seeing the sights, sampling the drinks, and hearing talks from experts, you're sure to develop an appetite during your day at the Fine Wine and Food Festival. Fortunately, many of the top restaurants and chefs in the area will be on handing serving delicious meals and providing free samples. Sit down and savor a gourmet meal, or travel from vendor to vendor to sample a little bit of everything.

    Learn from Leading Figures in the Food and Beverage Industries

    Throughout the day at the Fine Wine and Food Festival, you'll have chance sit down for talks from some of the area's top food and beverage producers. Whether you're involved in the industry, want to add some new flavors to your own creations, or want to keep up with Long Island's latest, the festival is a great chance to hear from a wealth of industry experts in one convenient location.

    Enjoy a VIP Experience with Two NY Sports Legends

    Interested in taking your experience at the Fine Wine and Food Festival to the next level? A general admission ticket will allow you to enjoy much of what the festival has to offer, but the VIP experience is a great option for anyone seeking a little something extra. This year, former New York Mets ace Dwight Gooden and former outfielder Mookie Wilson will be on hand at the Grant Thornton VIP Lounge for a truly memorable meet and greet experience. VIP tickets also get you early access to the festival (30 minutes before general admission), private wine tastings, specialty cocktails, fabulous food samples, and a chance to hear from VIP speakers.

    The Fine Wine and Food Festival is an excellent example of the events that you can enjoy when you live on Long Island, and a chance to sample some of the great restaurants in the region. Contact us at Coach REALTORS® to buy, sell, learn about real estate in the Long Island, NY area.


    Our Top 5 Spots to Spend New Year's Eve on Long Island

    New Year's Eve on Long Island - Coach Realtors

    At Coach Realtors, our real estate agents work hard to provide up-to-date expertise and top customer service for home buyers on beautiful Long Island. When an occasion like the New Year comes around, they also know how to have some fun!

    We've heard it all around town, and the verdict is unanimous: 2018 has seemed like a very long year for lots of people. Well, no matter how you feel about it, the new year is always full of potential. If you're in the mood to celebrate the possibilities, you won't be disappointed by the options here on Long Island. There's something for everyone, and it's sure to be memorable and exciting.

    For a New Year's Eve you'll look back on fondly, check out these five options on the Island:

    1. The Royal Palm, 2143 Boundary Avenue, Farmingdale 
      The Royal Palm is one of the top event venues and banquet halls in the Farmingdale area. It is known for hosting weddings in impeccable surroundings with lavish food options, including a delectable South Asian sit down or buffet-style meal. Its New Year's festivities kick off at 9 pm and run until 1 am, well after the ball drops. Adults get in for $75; kids for just $25.

    2. Long Island New Year's Eve Party, Aura Light and Sound, 1900 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow
      Aura Light and Sound sponsors a Long Island New Year's Eve Party with a twist: It's a singles mingle night that might have you meeting that special someone. The mingling part of the evening runs from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the East Meadow. From there, the dance party kicks off! Mingling requires a reservation; the rest is open to the public until 12 midnight.

    3. Three Village Inn, 150 Main Street, Stony Brook
      Famous in the local area, Three Village Inn will be hosting a sumptuous dinner with a special menu just in time to ring in the new year. Delectable entree options include roasted prime rib, roasted loin of venison, seared duck breast, and vegetarian lasagna. The three-course meal, with choice of dessert, will be available for $65 with children under ten eating at half price.

    4. Bellport Country Club New Year's Eve Gala, Bellport Country Club, 40 South Country Road, Bellport
      If you want to ring in the New Year right, the Bellport Country Club has a New Year's Eve Gala that will get you started in style. The gala has just about everything you could want. It begins with an elegant gourmet dinner topped off with a lavish cocktail hour. From there, you'll dance in the splendor of an opulent "black tie optional" venue. Tickets are $99, and the fun starts at 8.

    5. Hotel Indigo, 830 West Main Street Route 25, Riverhead
      Sophisticated Hotel Indigo has just the thing for diners who would like to enjoy a somewhat longer evening. From 5 p.m. until 7:30 pm, catch a three-course meal while pianist Mike Dimeo serenades you. From 9 pm to 1 am, a full five-course meal will be available. Participants will get to ring in the new year with Matt Marshak playing his most popular jazz numbers.

    Our realtors are a looking forward to a fantastic new year in 2019. It's never too early to start your search for a home in Long Island. Contact us to get started.


    8 Long Island Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving

    Long Island Restaurants Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a special holiday no matter where you choose to celebrate it, and dining out has become an increasingly popular Thanksgiving option for people around the country. Whether you're hoping to avoid the stresses of Thanksgiving cooking, or just want to celebrate the holiday in a unique way at one of your favorite restaurants, you'll find several great options for enjoying Thanksgiving in communities throughout Long Island. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on eight of the best places to dine out.

    1. The Capital Grille - 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City
      Known for its seafood, steak and spectacular wine selection, The Capital Grille is a lovely place to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy delicious, creative meals prepared with fresh ingredients, in an elegant atmosphere that's perfect for special celebrations.

    2. Thyme - 8 Tower Place, Roslyn
      Whether you're looking for a classic turkey dinner or something new to delight your senses on Thanksgiving, Thyme has you covered. Located in Roslyn, Thyme offers an extensive menu with unique appetizers, a diverse selection of entrees, and all of your favorite holiday desserts.

    3. Brasserie American Restaurant, Bar and Lounge- 30 Cutter Mill Rd., Great Neck
      With a warm, friendly atmosphere and attention to small details that make a meal special, Brasserie Americana is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing Thanksgiving dinner. Enjoy an extensive buffet prepared with fresh ingredients, while all of your needs are taken care of by an expert staff.

    4. 32 Star - 32 Star Island Rd., Montauk
      Interested in sampling some of Long Island's best seafood for Thanksgiving? 32 Star, formerly known as Coast Kitchen, offers an extensive collection of seafood favorites in a beautiful waterfront atmosphere. After your meal, head over to the Lighthouse Lounge to enjoy your favorite cocktails.

    5. The Inn at New Hyde Park - 214 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park
      With four seatings available throughout the afternoon and early evening on the big day, The Inn at New Hyde Park offers a Thanksgiving buffet that's sure to delight every member of the family. Sample a savory selection of Thanksgiving favorites, and leave the cooking to the team at The Inn.

    6. Mirabelle, Stony Brook - 150 Main St., Stony Brook
      Regularly ranked as one of the best dining options on Long Island, Mirabelle, Stoney Brook goes above and beyond to provide a memorable holiday experience. The Grand Thanksgiving Buffet lives up to its name, with a carving station, bistro, soup & salad station, appetizers, traditional side dishes, and decadent desserts.

    7. Volpe Ristorante - 7725 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury
      Try a new twist on some of your favorite classic Italian dishes with Thanksgiving dinner at Volpe Ristorante. The Thanksgiving menu features turkey, steak, seafood, lasagna, and fresh takes on traditional holiday desserts. There's also an affordable kid's menu, perfect for younger members of the family.

    8. Eric's Italian Bistro - 70 E. Old Country Rd., Mineola
      Looking for a family-run restaurant where you can celebrate Thanksgiving with all of your favorite people? Eric's Italian Bistro in Mineola offers a mix of contemporary and classic Italian dishes in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Chef George Echevveria will be hard at work in the kitchen on Thanksgiving, preparing food that will bring a smile to your face.

    A Nassau County home makes it easy to enjoy all that Long Island has to offer, on holidays and throughout the year. Contact us at Coach REALTORS® to find yours.


    6 Long Island Restaurants Our Locals Love

    Long Island Restaurants
    One thing is for sure if you live on Long Island: you'll never go hungry. Our real estate agents make it their mission to help you find your dream home on Long Island, but we've learned a lot about finding great restaurants as well. These are some of the best local favorites.

    1. Novita - 860 Franklin Ave. Garden City, NY
      A sleek, modern wine bar and Italian restaurant in Garden City, Novita offers an incredible selection of 100 wines from around the world, all temperature-controlled by a state of the art digital preservation tap system. They also serve some fantastic small plates that pair well with every wine on the menu. If you're with a large group, go with the Grand Board – an extensive selection of cured meats, cheeses, Sardinian flatbreads, fig jam, apple mostarda, olives and Marcona almonds.

    2. Babalu NY Bistro - 286 New York Ave. Huntington, NY
      At Balabu NY, chef Alan Gotay crafts mouth-watering, gourmet Cuban cuisine in a cozy, relaxed space. Hit them up at lunchtime for one of the best Cuban sandwiches you'll ever have, or head over a little later to explore the extensive dinner menu. They recently started serving beer and wine too, and offer 2 for 1 mimosas during Sunday Brunch.

    3. Besito - 399 Montauk Hwy. West Islip, NY
      Founded by restaurateur John Tunney after years of traveling through Mexico, Besito brings the flavor and spirit of Mexico to New York. From appetizers like tortilla soup with pulled chicken, avocado, cilantro and queso Chihuahua, to specialties like slow- cooked Sonora ribs glazed with agave-chipotle and lime, you can't possibly make a wrong turn on their vast menu of unique Mexican fare. And if you want to keep it simple, Besito also makes some seriously great iron-skillet tacos.

    4. Crabtree's Restaurant - 226 Jericho Tpke. Floral Park, NY
      Whether you reserve a table in the white-tablecloth dining room or grab a spot to dine out in the garden, Crabtree's Restaurant offers an incredible menu centered around expertly-prepared Mediterranean fare, with a particular focus on amazing seafood. The Mediterranean seafood salad, with marinated calamari, octopus and shrimp is a perfect option if you're looking for something light, and the dinner menu is packed with great dishes like Mediterranean seasoned grilled swordfish with chopped tomatoes, onions, white wine, Kalamata olives and fresh herbs.

    5. Mirabelle - 150 Main St. Stony Brook, NY
      Located in the historic Lessing's Three Village Inn, Mirabelle is one of Long Island's most iconic restaurants. This elegant eatery offers the refined French cuisine of chef Guy Reuge, who uses farm-to-table ingredients to put a fresh, local twist on classic dishes like Hudson Valley foie gras, seared loin of lamb and summer squash ragout.

    6. Ahuva's Grill - 1326 Peninsula Blvd. Hewlett, NY
      Ahuva's Grill is a Middle Eastern kitchen that serves fantastic housemade Yemenite-Israeli dishes in a simple, no-frills setting. Family owned and operated, Ahuva's Grill serves up the authentic creations of Yemenite-Israeli chef Ahuva Tsadok, who brings her roots and years of culinary experience to every dish. The restaurant is famous for its Yemenite soup and crispy whole wheat Kubaneh bread, and also makes some of the best kebabs, falafel, shawarma, and schnitzel around.

    Contact us at Coach Realtors to learn more about life on Long Island. From finding a great home to living Long Island life to the fullest, our team is here to help every step of the way!

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