Food & Drink in Valley Stream


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When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business. Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.
12702 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica,
NY
US
Set inside a small, charming brick building, Meridian Kitchen serves Asian and Italian fusion cuisine under the guidance of its chef, Gary Lanza. Lanza was introduced to the kitchen at a young age, when he stood on milk crates to fry calamari at his family's Italian restaurant in Greenvale. His talents create an eclectic spread of dishes that include elaborate sushi rolls, pastas, and pizzas. Small sushi-bar plates, such as a spicy blackened-tuna taco, can preface peppercorn-encrusted skirt steaks or burgers laden with double-crème brie and sautéed onions. Inside the 40-seat dining room, conversations bubble beneath circular chandeliers inlaid with faux candles that cast romantic soft light upon tables and food. Tall palms sprout at either end of the sushi bar, where patrons perch on high stools while watching the chefs perform their magic, pulling fish out of hats. For those who can't stay, Meridian to Go next door serves up entrees, paninis, and salads to be eaten elsewhere.
23 Birch Hill Road
Locust Valley,
NY
US
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Larry's Pub in Valley Stream. Dieters looking for low-fat options will be out of luck, though, as taste trumps caloric value here. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar. Have a large group? No problem. Head to Larry's Pub for easy seating. Pull your partner onto the dance floor — the bar provides more than enough room to twist the night away. Show up a bit early if you want to be seated right away — Larry's Pub doesn't take reservations. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Larry's Pub. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Larry's Pub cater for you. Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Larry's Pub. Looking for a tasty meal fit for any budget? Look no further than Larry's Pub. You'll need a couple Andrew Jacksons for a visit to Larry's Pub — they only accept cash.
156 Rockaway Avenue
Valley Stream,
NY
US
Founded in 1954 by James McLamore and David Edgerton, Burger King rapidly expanded from humble beginnings as a lone burger joint to more than 12,400 locations across 79 countries today, making it the second-largest fast-food-hamburger chain in the world. Its signature burger—the Whopper—consists of one to three flame-broiled, quarter-pound beef patties crowned with a miniature fedora and a fully customizable array of toppings such as tomatoes, onions, and dill pickles. Focused on continual improvement, the chain recently reinvented the fries that accompany each value meal, outfitting the spud slices with a thicker cut of potato for a fluffier texture on the inside and crispier golden-brown exterior. A spread of decadent desserts including dutch apple pie and an Oreo sundae keeps sweet teeth from elongating into fangs, and made-to-order breakfast sandwiches clasp eggs, american cheese, and bacon, sausage, or ham between two halves of a flaky croissant to round out the speedy menu.
15405 Rockaway Boulevard
Jamaica,
NY
US
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — P J Harper's caters to those craving an all-American meal. This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have. Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right. For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to P J Harper's' happy hour. P J Harper's offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor. Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are. Can't get enough of P J Harper's' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. Or, take your grub to go. null Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at P J Harper's running under $30 per person. Head on over to P J Harper's first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — P J Harper's is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
58 Rockaway Ave
Valley Stream,
NY
US
Fresh fare can be found at Red Lobster, where patrons seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Red Lobster, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Red Lobster also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Gather the whole family for a trip to Red Lobster — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. Red Lobster is a prime location to dine with a group. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Red Lobster is ultra casual. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Red Lobster. null Red Lobster's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
606 W Sunrise Hwy
Valley Stream,
NY
US

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