Eat This Way on Bay
One of the culinary gems of Staten Island’s north shore is the Sri Lankan eatery, Lakruwana. This staple of Stapleton was recently spotlighted by popular Brooklyn food blog Edible Brooklyn.
With more than 40 restaurants featuring 14 different international cuisines, the North Shore dining scene has something for everyone. From fine dining to a quick bite, Bay Street & its surrounding neighborhoods has the largest variety and the greatest concentration of food choices in Staten Island.
This past Friday, L.Adrian Wilton & Aaron Lenza opened the Office at 76 Bay. At their Grand Opening, I had a chance to chat with Adrian & Adam about their plans for the collaborative work space on the 2nd floor at 76 Bay & their backyard garden. The second floor space is a collaborative work space that is now open for membership.
Dosa Garden is an elegantly appointed restaurant that combines warm and cozy without the crowded feeling that so many establishments have. The aroma that greets you upon entrance is delightful. Spices make the air an appetizer and even if you came for take-out, part of you wants to stay.
DeFonte’s Sandwich Shop original location opened in Red Hook in 1922, 92 years ago. Defonte’s is the oldest surviving eatery in the Red Hook, serving massive, old-school Italian heroes like the Nicky Special, which marries Capicola, Salami, Provolone and Fried Eggplant.
Bay Street’s own ‘Flagship Brewery’ donated its beer to a celebrity ‘Wing Fight Monday night. The celebrity ‘Wing Fight’ was a fundraiser held at Oakwood’s Canlon’s Restaurant for the Tommy Lindsey Supplemental Needs Fund , a Staten Island charity.
Success should be this family’s last name. The Gomez brought 5 star quality to not only Staten Island but also to Bayonne and Midtown with its famous place “Da Noi”. The restaurant represents true Italian cuisine, a cozy atmosphere and elegance.
On Sunday, September 21st, the North Shore Business association held it’s third North Shore Restaurant Crawl. The event, which featured over XX eateries, led hungry crawlers up and down Bay Street as well as all over the North Shore of Staten Island.