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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Daily Top 10: Ten Burgers Joints on LI You'll Want to Check Out

LongIsland.com

Nothing satisfies hunger pangs quite like a juicy, greasy burger right off the grill and topped with bacon.

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Nothing satisfies hunger pangs quite like a juicy, greasy burger right off the grill and topped with bacon. A side of fries slathered with ketchup or a hill of cheese and chili waiting for you to conquer it, and a shake of course. You cannot forget the shake, a silky, flavored combination of milk and ice cream. Comfort food that none can deny. In this day and age burger joints are getting creative with their menu. You’re standard milkshake choices have expanded from vanilla, chocolate and strawberry to orange cream, mint, strawberry banana and even coffee in some places. Toppings now include fried onions, jalapeno peppers, bbq and steak sauce, pepper jack cheese, guacamole and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Smokaburgers, for instance, sells both sweet potato fries and Philly cheese fries, while Jakes Wayback Burger makes their own bbq chips. It seems like throwback burger places are cropping up everywhere on Long Island. Not that we’re complaining. Many stick to a minimalist model and decor, harking to simpler times passed. The follow list contains 10 local burger joints, most of which are personal favorites and highly recommended. Visit the restaurant section of LongIsland.com for other great dining ideas.

1. Jakes Wayback Burger
1964 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport – (631) 864-5555
 
2. Five Guys Burgers & Fries
350 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station – (631) 271-4144
 
3. Smokaburger
380 Larkfield Road, East Northport – (631) 266-2600
 
4. Out of the Park Burgers
101 South Research Place, Central Islip – (631) 582-1122
 
5. American Roadside Burger
80 East Main Street, Smithtown – (631) 382-9500
 
6. Johnny Rockets
1002 The Arches Circle, Deer Park – (631) 595-7090
 
7. Smokin’ Al’s
4847 Merrick Road, Massapequa Park – (516) 799-4900
 
8. Beachtree Restaurant
166 West Main Street, East Islip – (631) 277-4800
 
9. All American Hamburger Drive-In
4286 Merrick Road, Massapequa – (516) 798-9574
 
10. Cheeseburger Cheeseburger
12 Manetto Hill Mall, Plainview – (516) 939-2237
 
If you're like me and you enjoy trying all the burgers to find the best spot then check out our Burgers page for other local burger joints. Then headover to the Long Island Lounge forums to discuss your favorites with other Islanders.
 
 

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