Who Serves The Best Greek Food on Long Island?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York May is National Mediterranean Diet Month, and what better way to celebrate than by heading over to one of Long Island’s many great Greek restaurants?The public voted Sufiya’s Grill Best Mediterranean Restaurant on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition. Neraki Greek Mediterranean won Best Greek Restaurant on Long Island in that contest, The Greek Place earned the title of Best Gyro on Long Island and Athenian Greek Taverna was named Best Spinach Pie on Long Island!When the mood for Mediterranean cuisine strikes, there is no better place to satisfy that urge than Neraki Greek Mediterranean Grill in Huntington. They take special care to present the delicacies, like a feta-filled Greek salad with chunks of white meat chicken grilled to perfection, to lamb, eggplant and falafel specialties. Be sure to try the stuffed grape leaves. And don’t you dare leave without sampling some grilled octopus!Mediterranean cuisine served in a warm, inviting atmosphere with a diverse menu of items masterfully prepared with fresh ingredients has made Sufiya’s Grill a favorite among Long Islanders. Grilled kebabs, tasty seafood and delicious homemade stews have consistently helped it earn the top spot in this prestigious category. This family owned-and-operated restaurant in East Meadow also specializes in authentic Persian cuisine, which features Kashkeh Badenjan (chunky eggplant and tomato dip), Babaganosh and Sambuseh as appetizers, and custom-made Persian ice cream for dessert.The Greek Place’s Chef Pete has created Greek Fusion, which incorporates home-style Greek food with other national and international dishes—from the Gyro Philly Steak, which is made with sauteed onions, peppers, mushrooms and melted cheddar, to the Italian Gyro, which consists of sauteed gyro, melted mozzarella and marinara. Aside from having many traditional dishes available, Chef Pete delivers a new way of enticing your taste buds. The gyro made at The Greek Place is sauteed and cut off the all-famous “Gyro Cone,” yet it is made to order so you get fresh juicy gyro—sauteed on a flat iron grill and splashed with an au jus that will make your mouth water and your soul sing!And as for the spinach pie, to the warm and welcoming staff of Athenian Greek Taverna, it’s spanakopita. No matter what you call it, nobody does it better than Athenian. Layers of flaky phyllo dough and spinach greens with a feta cheese mixture–a perfect balance of delicious flavors. Like everything cooked up at Athenian, the spinach pie is made “Yiayia’s way,” just like grandma makes it, with fresh and authentic ingredients. Make Yiayia proud and be sure to order enough spinach pie to share with everyone on your next visit to Athenian Greek Taverna.To find all the other 2017 Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Winners of the 2018 contest will be announced in February. Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program starting Jan. 1.Neraki Greek Mediterranean is located at 273 Main St. in Huntington. They can be reached at 631-385-3474 or Neraki.comAthenian Greek Taverna is located at 2187 Jericho Turnpike in Commack. They can be reached at 631-499-7660 or atheniangreektaverna.comThe Greek Place is located at 2144 Jericho Tpke. in Garden City Park. They can be reached at 516-673-4545 or thegreekplacegcp.comSufiya’s Grill is located at 2320 Hempstead Tpke. in East Meadow. They can be reached at 516-644-2200 or sufiyasgrill.comlast_img read more

Coffey guides Syracuse to close win over Virginia, drops season-high 17 points

first_img Published on January 26, 2014 at 8:39 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] For two straight seasons, Syracuse and Virginia have played highly competitive, down-to-the-wire contests. Both times, Syracuse has pulled off last-minute victories.Last November at the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico, Virginia took a one-point lead with 8.5 seconds remaining in the game, but then-Syracuse senior Lacie Hall drained two free throws to seal a 74-73 Syracuse win.On Sunday at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse (15-5, 4-3 ACC) defeated Virginia (10-10, 3-4 ACC) 84-75, but only led by four points with one minute to go in regulation. Hall’s heroics were replaced by the clutch play of Rachel Coffey, whose composure with the ball and knack for making clutch shots propelled the Orange.“I thought Rachel Coffey was tremendous,” said Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman. “And any time we needed a big shot, she was open and she knocked it down, and that’s her game. She’s a tremendous player and she really did an awesome job of just willing us to win.”Coffey finished with a season-high 17 points – including a 3-point buzzer-beater before halftime – while dishing out six assists and only committing one turnover. The point guard hit shots and found her teammates when Syracuse needed it most.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe senior from Kingston, N.Y., hit a 3-pointer 25 seconds into the game. Minutes later she assisted on a Brianna Butler 3 to give SU an early 6-4 lead.“I was just making shots,” Coffey said. “Really the first half of the game got me going … I had in my head, ‘Keep shooting.’”With Syracuse trailing 26-20, Coffey checked into the game and immediately picked up two assists, finding Brittney Sykes and Cornelia Fondren for back-to-back jumpers to cut the deficit to 26-24.Ten seconds after subbing in with 1:02 to go in the half, Coffey hit a 3-pointer to put the Orange ahead 34-33, its first lead in more than 16 minutes.Coffey’s biggest shot, and the one that elicited the biggest eruption from the home crowd, came with three seconds to go in the half. With two Virginia defenders draped in front of her face, Coffey connected on long 3 before the buzzer sounded.“It was a lot of luck, I’m not gonna lie,” Coffey said. “It was big, but I didn’t expect it to go in.”About 2:30 into the second half, Coffey found center Shakeya Leary, who hit a mid-range jump shot. On the next possession, Coffey nailed a 3 from the left wing to put the Orange ahead 49-35.And when the game got close, Coffey perked up.With SU trailing 59-58, Coffey received a kick-out pass from Leary and nailed another 3 – giving the Orange the lead once again. With the Cavaliers within four with 1:18 left, Coffey hit two free throws to all but put the game away.On Sunday, the since-graduated Hall remembered how intense last season’s matchup against Virginia was. Hall recalled going up to shoot the last-second layup and being surrounded by UVA jerseys.Just like Coffey was on the buzzer-beating 3.“I knew that if I made the first free throw, I was good, and the second wouldn’t be so stressful,” Hall said. “The second shot went through and I was relieved and excited all at once.”Sunday was no different. After finishing with 3 points in last season’s game against Virginia, Coffey finished with a season-high 17 – the same point total as last year’s hero: Hall.Said Hillsman: “We were fortunate to play them on a neutral site and on our home floor, so we haven’t played them on their home court yet … Next year, I’m sure it’ll be another good one.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

How can these guys still be doing triathlons at their age?!

first_imgTwo well-known members of the Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club reached equal milestones this week.We didn’t want to give away the ages of Liam Tinney or Paul Gallagher.But let’s just say they’re no longer in their 30s and haven’t reached 41 yet. ‘Friends’ of the popular lads decided to pen tributes to them.Donegal Daily distances itself from any false allegations made in this article and distances itself even further from any factual information.Happy birthday lads!Liam “I wore an Austin Powers outfit to my First Holy Communion” Tinney is about as popular a guy as you are likely to meet – particularly among those who don’t really know him! Is it his ever-present good humour (especially when tired)? Perhaps. Is it his never-say-die attitude in triathlon races (Hazelwood!)? Maybe. Or is it just that he sleeps in an oxygen tank so will always look about twelve years old?! Whatever the reason, those closest to the boss at TInney’s Toys wanted to mark his MASSIVE 40th birthday, and to make sure he got properly celebrated. It is said that Tinney’s favourite big-birthday present was the opportunity to meet and train with his hero, Cathal “Buns of Steel” Roarty. A big tick on the bucket list.Paul “Butter Wouldn’t Melt” Cullen (not bloody half) is another in the long line of sporting greats to come form the athlete factory that is, Hawthorn Heights. Greatly admired for his ability swim effortlessly (behind someone else), his prowess as an endurance cyclist is famous across the land (!!!!). Most notably, Paul (who by his appearance should perhaps drink Regain for breakfast instead of his preferred anti-aging cream) has finally begun to emerge from the shadow of his sporting inspiration – not Michael Murphy or Carl Lewis – but the wildly good looking and unimaginably charming, Paul “Saucy” Doherty. As Doherty has begun to show wear over time, Cullen has overtaken his once great master! Just like Tinney now keeps pace with his hero, so too has Cullen come of age – all forty years of it!All at Letterkenny’s 24/7 Triathlon Club, their families and also the Letterkenny Take-away Association wanted to wish the boys well. We are SO PROUD of these fine, fine athletes!!How can these guys still be doing triathlons at their age?! was last modified: July 28th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more