What Is the Best Thing You Ate This Year on Long Island?

Writer Kerriann Flanagan Brosky shares her picks.

You tell us: Which Long Island restaurants made 2017 so tasty for you? • Photo by Doug Young and Sangria 71 in Commack

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.

Best Cocktails

Crabtrees New York & Main, Huntington: Lavender and Lace.

Rustic Root Kitchen and Drinks, Woodbury: Smoked Old Fashion.

Old Fields Barbecue, Huntington: The Orange Southside.

Best Breads

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.

Best Appetizers

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.

Best Salads

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.

Best Seafood

View, Oakdale: Pan-roasted diver sea scallops with Montauk lobster in a white truffle risotto and blood orange gastrique.

 

Best Meat

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.

 

Best Dessert

New York Beach Club, Atlantic Beach: NYBC S’more with vanilla ice cream, graham crackers topped with chocolate ganache, and brûléed marshmallows.

 

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Kerriann Flanagan Brosky

Seven-time, award winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky is best known for her Ghosts of Long Island books and her inspirational novel The Medal. She has been featured in a number of publications, and has appeared on radio and television. She is the co-author of Delectable Italian Dishes for Family and Friends with Sal Baldanza. Historic Haunts of Long Island: Ghosts and Legends from the Gold Coast to Montauk Point is her latest book. When not writing Kerriann spends her time cooking. Visit her at www.kerriannflanaganbrosky.com.