2017 was another year of fabulous food and talented chefs, and I would like to thank all of you who read and enjoyed my column “Kerriann Eats” this year. As regular readers of Edible Long Island, you know that we pride ourselves on sharing the stories of our local farmers, producers, restaurants, chefs, bakers, and more. And it is a privilege to share these stories with you—and showcasing all that Long Island’s food community has to offer.
My column has been my own personal way of celebrating the wonderful food that is prepared for us in restaurants across the Island. My stories convey the personal and fascinating journeys of some of the best chefs around. It has been an honor and a privilege to sit with them and hear their stories, and to share in their passion. So if you haven’t yet been to my selection of 2017 establishments, I encourage you to go. I know you won’t be disappointed.
Here is my list of the best foods I ate in 2017 for “Kerriann Eats.” I hope you will enjoy them as well.
Crabtrees New York & Main, Huntington: Lavender and Lace.
Rustic Root Kitchen and Drinks, Woodbury: Smoked Old Fashion.
Old Fields Barbecue, Huntington: The Orange Southside.
Hush Bistro, Huntington: Biscuits with honeyed butter and sea salt flakes.
Rustic Root Kitchen and Drinks, Woodbury: Pull-apart bread with honey sea salt glaze served with garlic herb butter.
Old Fields Barbecue, Huntington: Southern corn bread.
That Meetball Place, Farmingdale: Lobster risotto ball with pancetta cream sauce.
New York Beach Club, Atlantic Beach: Maryland-style crab cake with roasted corn succotash and lemon Sriracha aioli.
Rustic Root Kitchen and Drinks, Woodbury: Fig and honey salad with assorted figs, butter lettuce, truffle honey goat cheese and toasted hazelnuts.
Crabtrees New York & Main, Huntington: Avocado stuffed with tuna poke with mixed greens.
Best Comfort Food
The Crispy Pig, Sea Cliff: Prosciutto-wrapped meatloaf with fried egg and mashed potatoes.
View, Oakdale: Pan-roasted diver sea scallops with Montauk lobster in a white truffle risotto and blood orange gastrique.
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Old Fields Barbecue, Huntington: I don’t know what I liked more, the smoked brisket or the smoked beef rib, so it’s a tie.
New York Beach Club, Atlantic Beach: NYBC S’more with vanilla ice cream, graham crackers topped with chocolate ganache, and brûléed marshmallows.