Ria

Hi.

I love coffee, live music, and exploring neighborhoods on weekends in New York.

Summer's End

Summer's End

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As the summer officially comes to a close, and as we welcome the onset of pumpkin flavored food everywhere, I want to take a look back and share some of my favorite summer photos and notable food spots.

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I believe most would agree that it's best to stay on Long Island in the summer; The heat and congestion in the city can get painful, while Long Island's beaches and state parks offer a relaxing, breezy retreat. 

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Although food options are limited, there are still some that are worthy of a day trip and could rival what city dining can offer.

   Relish, Kings Park.   No matter the season, I always look for the best breakfast spots.

Relish, Kings Park. No matter the season, I always look for the best breakfast spots.

I had the pleasure of trying out Relish, while meeting a friend for breakfast one summer day and I was charmed by its interiors, great service, and fluffy pancakes. It's also great to know they source their ingredients locally and has a warm, family-friendly atmosphere.

   Blackstone Steakhouse   in Melville, NY.

Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville, NY.

There is also Blackstone, which easily became one of my favorite steakhouses in both the island and the city. Although pricey, the sushi and steak I had from them knocked me off my feet.

   City exception.   Lamb chops at  Casa Nonna  in Midtown, Manhattan.

City exception. Lamb chops at Casa Nonna in Midtown, Manhattan.

On a side note, I've also been spending my lunch hour all summer high on cold brew.

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Until next time, summer. I will not miss your extended stay this year.

Where to go:

Relish Kings Park
2 Pulaski Rd,
Kings Park, NY

Blackstone Steakhouse
10 Pinelawn Road,
Melville, NY

Avalon Park & Preserve
200 Harbor Road
Stony Brook, NY

Sweeping Views in Queens

Sweeping Views in Queens

Take Me Back To Governors Ball

Take Me Back To Governors Ball