The images and mementos decorating the walls of Professors Diner embody a host of rich memories for owner Kevin "The Professor" Denis. “The walls are the community,” Denis told the Kings Park Patch. Nearly every inch of space is crammed with personal history that takes the form of Denis’s own family photos as well as school pennants donated by local regulars. Vintage Coca-Cola mugs, signs, and clocks mingle with American-flag-clad cows and pictures of the New York Yankees. The food is as eclectic as the decor, running the gamut from old-fashioned french toast to honey-dipped southern fried chicken to greek spinach pies. Diners fill teal booths and sit at the counter in back for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all eight days of the week.
Dubbed for a Revolutionary War hero, Elijah Churchill’s Public House awards stalwart appetites with a hearty menu of pub-style plates flanked with pints of bottomless soda. Pairs can shush stomach duets with forays into twin starters, exchanging coy glances over Pernod oysters slinking in the half shell behind spinach-panko veils, or plucking commas of Cajun-spiced shrimp from a bed of grammatically correct field greens. Tureens of authentic Guinness stew introduce turf-bound beef to a tide pool of Burgundy gravy, while stuffed sole platters pry eyes away from the crackling fireplace by juggling chunks of crab and scallop beneath drizzles of lemon pepper sauce.
Huge wooden wine barrels are stowed overhead in the dining room at Athenian Greek Taverna. They lend a rustic authenticity to the interiors of the restaurant, which serves feasts of traditional moussaka, kabobs, gyros, and seafood. Before the main course, you can sample plates of creamy hummus and spicy feta dips; stave off the urge to steal food from other tables by adding a plate of flaming saganaki. For dinner, enjoy peasant-style plates of whole grilled seabass or trout. When you dine in, main dishes such as pita sandwiches, falafel plates, and marinated chicken come accompanied with wooden bowls of colorful salads.
The restaurant also offers catering packages for holiday feastings, parties, and corporate events, with a specialized focus on serving the pharmaceutical industry.
The treats may be frozen, but that doesn't mean they're not flexible. That's because the colorful self-serve dispensers that line Yogurt Crazy’s bright purple walls are equipped to send a rotating lineup of 12 different frozen-yogurt flavors into cups, including nonfat, low-fat, and dairy-free varieties. Guests mix and match their own creations, choosing from flavors as diverse as pomegranate-raspberry tart and Heath toffee. Each swirl of yogurt can then be outfitted with kiwi, Reese's Pieces, and other selections from the topping bar’s 36 mix-ins, which means that patrons can customize their frozen desserts without the gooey mess of branding them with a hot iron.
Specializing in seafood, Perfecto Mundo’s dinner menu compiles a colorful host of traditional Latin dishes fused with dynamic culinary inspirations that have been rated "very good to excellent" by Zagat. Comestible tag teams trade forkfuls from two entrees of their choice, such as the pan-roasted Nile perch, blanketed with roasted-corn relish and cabernet-merlot butter, or the lobster paella, with little neck clams poking out of a saffron risotto bed to applaud chefs’ talents. The harmonious notes of the sofrito-marinated french chicken breast hit high octaves with fried sweet plantains, and a tequila-grapefruit-and-cilantro mojo coaxes karaoke performances of Cheeseburger in Paradise. Diners can conclude culinary celebrations with two classic margaritas.