74 LONGISLANDPRESS.COM • JULY 2019
DINING SCENE ADDITIONS
BY THERESA METZLER
A new donut shop in Babylon has
made the dream of eating a piña colada
The piña colada donut is among
countless unique takes on fried bread
that the shop is serving up. From a
layered strawberry shortcake to a
Fruity Pebbles-covered donut ($3), the
variety of flavors goes on. Try their
line of crumb cake donuts, or even
one with a cannoli stuffed inside.
The donut shop is a family-owned and
-operated business that features freshly
baked donuts each morning. Surf Donuts
makes its gourmet yeast donuts to
create a lighter and fluffier pastry when
compared to traditional cake donuts.
Surf Donuts is open six days a week,
Tuesday through Sunday.
10 Grove Place, Babylon,
GATSBY ON THE OCEAN
This literary-themed seafood spot
debuted at the Jones Beach West
Bathhouse just in time for summer.
Gatsby on the Ocean caters to all
types of customers, from casual diners
to grand wedding celebrations. A
step into the restaurant can quickly
become a step right into the 1930s.
The aesthetics of the site are a blend
of modern and art deco, and can be
customized for practically any theme
The menu offers fresh ingredients
blended into new American culinary
style. The classically trained chef,
Andrew Helliwell, has crafted the
menu to center on seafood. Enjoy
beautiful ocean views while sipping
on an extensive selection of fine wine
from local New York State wineries.
Or, try out the Gatsby Golden Ale, the
restaurant’s locally brewed craft beer.
2000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh,
Cajun food lovers who miss The
Bayou, the N’awlins-style eatery in
Bellmore that closed in April, are
in for a delightful surprise with the
opening of Bayou Jones, which took
the place of Rattlesnake Jones has
been in Merrick last month.
R.S. Jones transformed into a brand
new Southern-style kitchen and
bar serving up feel-good favorites,
from their Southern-style fried
pickles to their flame-seared Cajun
As with both The Bayou and Rattlesnake
Jones, expect a memorable
dining experience at Bayou Jones.
153 Merrick Ave, Merrick,
Surf Donuts serves up fresh takes
on fried bread.
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