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ROCK A TACO
Experience the flavors of Mexico
at this Rockville Center joint slinging
tacos and other south-of-the-border
While the space is cozy, interiors
are bright and colorful, festooned
with murals dedicated to Dia de los
Muertos and artist Frida Kahlo.
All tacos are served on house-made
corn tortillas with fillings ranging
from the familiar ground beef ($3.95)
to the strangely inventive hot dog
taco ($3.95) here nestled with refried
beans, caramelized onions, peppers
and cheese. The ingenuity doesn’t
stop there, as Rock A Taco also pumps
out left-field options like the mia-milla
($8.95) a quesadilla stuffed with Muenster
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• Learn-to-Skate School
programs, classes and private/
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No experience necessary and it’s
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• Calling all hockey goalies
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All levels welcome. Call Skate School
Director, Joelle Forte (USFS National
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Long Island's Newest
3A Saxwood Street Deer Park, NY 11729
Opening on November 21st, 2018
Open 2:00 PM to 4:00 AM · Ample Parking Available
All night drink specials available for union members and first responders
cheese, spinach and hummus.
280 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre.
Ever see a restaurant that serves
pancakes with craft beer? At this
breakfast-and-lunch-only spot, all
the heavy hitters of the morning
and afternoon are plated up with a
delightfully left-of-center aplomb.
The decor fuses modern layout
with classic greasy-spoon aesthetic,
sporting granite countertops and
warm, welcoming lighting.
Both the breakfast and lunch
menus offer that same diner
meets-gastropub flair, featuring
fresh buttermilk pancakes stuffed
with Nutella or peanut butter ($12.95),
golden-brown brioche French toast
slices sandwiched between layers of
cannoli cream and chocolate sauce
($12.95) and the flamethrower breakfast
burrito ($13.95) packed with eggs,
Sriracha-marinated chicken and blue
cheese. Come lunchtime, check out
the specialty Buttermilk’s chicken
sandwich ($13.95), featuring a crispy
chicken breast topped with Cheddar,
lettuce and tomato and drizzled with
76 West Main St., Patchogue. 631-
At this Mineola eatery, authenticity
is the name of the game, as Kaiyo
features more than 40 kinds of sushi,
sashimi and specialty rolls.
The interior evokes a classic Tokyo
sushi house, all clean lines and elegant
use of wood and steel, extending
all the way to the restaurant’s outdoor
The menu sports various takes on
Japanese fare. Order the Fluke usuzukuri
($12) featuring fresh-caught
fluke and scallions with ponzu sauce,
or for the more adventurous, try the
Daruma ($12) with chicken tempura,
cucumber and a spicy salmon topping.
The menu also features a full
lineup of udon noodle dishes, fresh
dumplings and the panko breadcrumb
crusted katsu cutlet,($20) with
a choice of pork or chicken.
92 Main St., Mineola. 516-739-
Rock A Taco’s “Chimi” taco, loaded
with skirt steak, deep-fried onion
strings, refried beans and housemade
Chimichurri, is an out-of-theordinary
option for taco obsessives.
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