Adding the right seasonings can make or break a meal, and no one knows that better than Jeff Bacchas. So when the native of Negril, Jamaica, opened his Long Island eatery, he named it Spices Negril Restaurant & Lounge. The menu is a tribute to the power of a little creative spicing. The popular jerk chicken wings are marinated and sautéed in a blend of more than seven herbs and spices, and a goat dish gets its kick from being slow-cooked in a spicy curry sauce. Even the "rasta pasta"—penne with peppers, onion, and garlic—comes topped with blackened seasoning. Diners can balance their meals with a sweet island cocktail, such as the Peach Schnapps–based Jolly Jamaican.
Of course, the other way the restaurant spices up its meals is with live entertainment. The lounge hosts calypso and reggae performers throughout the week, including DJs and the reggae band Inner Roots.
What time is it? Time to grab one of American's favorite dishes at Menna's Main Event.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Menna's Main Event patrons come in casual attire.
Save time and money on parking when you take advantage of the open lot next door.
Meals at Menna's Main Event usually set you back about $30 per diner.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Menna's Main Event.
Chrebet's Restaurant and Lounge in Uniondale serves some of the best beef in town, and dedicated customers dish out star-studded reviews.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Chrebet's Restaurant and Lounge s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
When you want prime beef that will make your mouth water, come to Chrebet's Restaurant and Lounge where the flavor (and the ratings) are out of this world.
When you try the steaks at Chrebet's Restaurant and Lounge, you'll want to savor every bite.
For a low-key outing in Uniondale's East Garden City neighborhood, hookah lovers spend time at Ice and Fire.
For a specialty cocktail or nice glass of wine, take advantage of Ice and Fire's full bar.
A tad noisy, the bar is well-suited for those who don't mind a little extra hustle and bustle.
If parking is a concern, you'll be happy to hear that there are many convenient options in the area.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
So practice your smoke rings or just enjoy the experience. Hookah doesn't get much better than Ice and Fire.
Beat the cold with a soup or stew from Dunns River Lounge, a local Caribbean restaurant.
The bar is stocked with TVs, so you can watch the next big game.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Dunns River Lounge.
The bar frequently features a DJ, so patrons can treat their ears to some of the best beats around town. Those who enjoy dancing can make their mark on the open floor.
Volume at this bar can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Patrons pack the bar on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Dunns River Lounge, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this bar.
For the tastes of Dunns River Lounge from the comfort of your next party, the bar also offers catering services.
Diners at Dunns River Lounge will love the free parking nearby.
Dunns River Lounge is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Dunns River Lounge offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
When you're in the mood for some extra special seasoning, just remember to try the dishes at Dunns River Lounge for full-on Caribbean flavor that won't disappoint.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Dizzy Lizard Saloon, a local pub.
Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar.
Dining at Dizzy Lizard Saloon comes with dancing and a DJ, so make sure to wear your party shoes.
Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this bar, so it's best to save conversation for another location.
The bar fills up on the weekends, so keep that in mind before heading out.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Dizzy Lizard Saloon is come-as-you-are.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Dizzy Lizard Saloon cater for you.
Take the car and arrive promptly to dinner; parking is plentiful, so don't worry about setting aside time to search for a space.
Meals at Dizzy Lizard Saloon are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
For simply amazing pub food, Dizzy Lizard Saloon has all of your favorites to continuously satisfy your hunger.