Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory now in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and most of northeastern New Jersey...most of coastal Connecticut... western Bergen and southern Westchester counties. * Hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...from 18 to 23 degrees below zero due to temperatures around zero...and northwest winds 0 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Cold impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. * Wind impacts...scattered tree limbs and branches downed. Isolated power outages. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors...dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Saturday Feb.13 16,07:48 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Scrumptious Long Island Lunch Spots

Food, Wine, & Dining

Whether you're looking for a savory sandwich, or a healthy wrap, Long Island restaurants have plenty of delicious options to offer their diners.

From sandwiches to wraps, soups to salads, Long Island is a mecca of food possibilities. Stretching close to 120 miles long, it’s not hard to imagine that everywhere you turn on Long Island you are faced with different bagel shops, pizzerias, delis, and various other grub facilities, to choose from. With such a vast selection of restaurants and eateries on Long Island it can be quite difficult to pin point just one place to try.

But don’t worry. We’re here to help point you in the right direction. Whether you're from Nassau or Suffolk County all of these hand-picked lunch spots are well worth the drive, the money, and sure to have your taste buds begging for more. You won’t find any big corporate restaurant chains, or places you’ve passed a hundred times before on the highway on this list, just good ole local Long Island food.

The Burger Shack

3672 New York 112, Coram, NY 11727

This beach themed restaurant located off of Route 112 in Coram is the perfect stop to satisfying that burger craving. The owner Ken is a great guy, very funny and personable. From pizza burgers to taco burgers, Cajun burgers to veggie burgers they have it all. If you’re feeling brave partake in their 48 oz. burger challenge. Your meal will be on the house, you’ll get a free t-shirt, and your picture on the wall. In addition, their special Shack Sauce is a little spicy and a whole lot delicious

The Cook Room

25 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island, NY 11953

This tiny little dive located in Middle Island, though you’d never know passing it on weekdays on your commute back from work, is hugely popular. On the weekends you can see cars lined up, parked all along the roadside just for this small restaurant. If you like to overlap breakfast with lunch then this is the perfect place for you. Great food, with that home-cooked feel, and many burgers and sandwiches to choose from.They are only open 7 am to 2:30 pm, and closed on Tuesdays, so plan ahead before coming to this location.

Farm Country Kitchen

513 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901

Located in Riverhead this quaint, colonial house restaurant overlooks the Peconic River and has many fresh, natural food options. They have an ever changing menu with selections of wraps, burgers, paninis, and sandwiches. Enjoy a taste of the country at this hidden gem.

Mary’s Marvelous

207 Main St, Amagansett, NY 11930

Mary’s Marvelous offers fresh, natural style foods for a great price. Located in eastern Long Island, in the seaside town of Amagansett, their dishes range from about $5-$15. They offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free items on their menu. They also offer convenient mini sandwiches for those times when you’re looking for a small bite, instead of the regular full sized portion.

My Hero

1005 Jerusalem Ave, North Merrick, NY 11566

Established in 1970 and located in North Merrick My Hero is a staple in the area. Can you guess what they’re most renowned for? They offer cold heros, hot heros, and specialty heros, all for an awesome price. All of the heros are under $10 dollars and they are all very filling. Be aware that parking can at times be an issue and that credit cards are not accepted here.

Parlay Gastropub

210 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11572

Parlay is a newer addition to the restaurant scene in Rockville Centre. They have wonderful burgers, sandwiches, and starters to pick from (baked mac and cheese being one of them, yum!) In addition to the food they have a grand selection of craft beers to accompany your meal. With lots of hops!

Se Port Deli

301 Main St, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733

Se Port is a standard in the East Setauket area of Long Island, and a very popular place, especially for the Stony Brook college crowd. During peak eating hours this place can get extremely busy but for the food quantity and quality it is well worth the wait. They have a truly extensive sandwich selection. With that in mind, you must try the "Gasm” sandwich, a restaurant-goer favorite.

Tiger Lily Café

156 E Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Located in scenic Port Jefferson, Tiger Lily Café is the place to go for healthy wraps, sandwiches, and salads. Offering both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, this alternative eatery is the perfect pick for a healthy lunch. They offer a juice and java bar and display wonderful local artwork and feature Long Island musicians during their Acoustic Sunday Sessions.

Now go get your grub on!
Have any other favorite lunch spots on Long Island? We want to know! Comment and let us know.

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