Ghost Stories and Good Food at the Garden City Hotel


Halloween is just a few weeks away, and it’s never too early for a good ghost story, especially when it’s combined with delicious food and cocktails.

Edible Long Island food writer, Kerriann Flanagan Brosky will be giving a special presentation at the Garden City Hotel’s Polo Lounge on Thursday, October 13th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. What many of you may not know, is along with her work for Edible, Kerriann is also an author, photographer, historian and ghost investigator. On the culinary end, she has co-authored an Italian cookbook with Mr. Sausage in Huntington, but she is best known for her many non-fiction books on the topic of ghost tales and local history on Long Island.

She has teamed up with the Garden City Hotel and the Polo Steakhouse, who will host a meet-and-greet the author, book talk and book signing for Kerriann’s most recent book Historic Haunts of Long Island: Ghosts and Legends from the Gold Coast to Montauk Point. Joining her in the Polo Lounge will be medium and paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto who has worked with Kerriann throughout the years.

Kerriann (left) and Joe (right)

Kerriann (left) and Joe (right)

Kerriann will discuss fascinating places she has visited and researched, and Joe will captivate the audience by playing EVP’s (electronic voice phenomenon) from their investigations together. Prior to the book discussion, the audience will have the opportunity to speak to them one-on-one in an intimate environment over a glass of wine and a selection of small plates.

The Polo Steakhouse is a favorite restaurant of Kerriann’s which was featured in her popular “Kerriann Eats” column back in July. Now readers will have the opportunity to meet Kerriann, hear about her books and enjoy some of Kerriann’s favorite dishes at the Polo Steakhouse like the Burrata with heirloom tomatoes. That dish and other small plates including an artisanal cheese plate, shrimp cocktail, a trio of Mediterranean dips, Caesar salad with chicken or shrimp, and caramelized onion soup with be offered and available for purchase. There will be drink specials, wine and beer available for purchase at the bar as well, and complimentary warm chocolate chip cookies for dessert. The event itself is free and is open to the public.

So join Kerriann and Joe as they uncover Long Island’s history and ghost tales. Book sale and signing to follow. For more information visit Kerriann’s website at