Encompassed in the forest's green embrace, Pine Ridge Golf Club supplies a scenic golf setting where players can hone their skills at a first-rate practice facility. For a delightful session of tenderizing golf balls, head to Pine Ridge's driving range and launch ball after ball off the large grass pad (open for use on weekends until Labor Day, which is Monday, September 5). Golfers can also break in shy putters on the spacious putting green, where they'll master the tap, bend, and roll by sinking shots from near or far. This Groupon also includes a $10 discount on all rounds played after 5 p.m. any day of the week, giving players a chance to venture out into the real golfing world, which is even more dangerous than it sounds.
Though DEKS American Restaurant is located in the historic Hallock House—Rocky Point's oldest commercial building—its approach is distinctly contemporary, pairing artful entrees with an evolving rotation of 190 craft beers and imports. Cooks marinate and blacken porterhouse steaks, slather baby back ribs in barbecue sauce, and sauté shrimp and chicken to serve with goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes over pasta. In addition to these mainstays, each month brings a new themed menu featuring unique and seasonal favorites, such as "Cajunfest" and Oktoberfest.
At Caruso's, Italian cuisine is the star of the show. On an outdoor patio or indoor dining room, forks can be found twirling through plates of spaghetti and linguine or spearing nubs of homemade gnocchi. In the kitchen, chefs make sure to use fresh ingredients in each of their dishes, sourcing items locally when possible. Local littleneck clams made an appearance on the menu, while Long Island's own Pellegrini chardonnay and merlot can be found amidst the wine list's Italian and Californian options. Diners may also opt to recreate the restaurant experience in their own home with a take-home pie from Caruso's attached brick-oven pizzeria and white tablecloths draped over the family dog.
Tropical Smoothie Café healthifies guests with thick thirst quenchers and savory stomach stuffers from a menu filled with smoothies, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Slurp down 24 ounces of blended berries to preserve valuable neurons with cryogenic freezing methods and indulge in a nourishing treat; the café's smoothies ($4.88–$5.42) are low in fat and made with real fruit and natural sugar. Choose from more than 50 flavors, such as mango magic and rockin' raspberry, a raspberry, strawberry, and banana concoction blended together by the vibrations of killer power chords and drum solos. Create your own mixtures or choose from café-created fruit-, dessert-, and coffee-based smoothies, such as the caffeinated caramel cream, featuring caramel, white chocolate, coffee, cappuccino, and nonfat yogurt. Supplements, such as matcha green tea, weight management, and energizer, can be added to sips to provide the body and tongue with an extra jolt akin to licking a fruit-filled nine-volt battery.
Upon entering the doors of Simple Smoothie Cafe, visitors are greeted by the sounds of lively chatter and whirring blenders. Though they regularly play host to real fruits, fresh juices, and tart yogurts, these blenders never see artificial syrups or added sugars. Blueberry, pineapple, and banana smoothies pair nicely with paninis that burst with homemade chicken salad, smoked turkey, and mozzarella cheese. In addition to the regular menu, a selection of made-from-scratch soups rotates with the speed of a slow-motion roulette wheel to showcase a new special daily.
Open 24 hours a day, Bread & Butter Bistro serves up a menu of classic American eats that deliver tastes of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All-day breakfast offerings include housemade pineapple yogurt, buttermilk pancakes, and crepes alongside house and caesar salads and burgers topped with corned beef. Entrees include juicy filet mignon and new york strip steaks as well as chicken pot pies and teriyaki-glazed salmon.
Vito’s of Port Jeff pairs housemade Italian entrees with one of the world’s best side dishes: live music. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night, performers such as opera virtuoso Carmelo Raccuglia and lounge singer Randy Berlient serenade diners with their silky-smooth vocals. Elvis impersonator Rick Virga also swings by the dining room to perform the King’s hit tracks and recite transcripts of his best-loved takeout orders.
Though these performers’ catchy ditties set toes to tapping, the restaurant’s old-world cooking still manages to steal the spotlight every night. Vito’s seasoned chefs sauce delicate cuts of seafood or hearty portions of chicken and veal, and they bake stuffed pastas until they bubble over with cheese and marinara.