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Here’s a sneak peak inside Chef Marco Barrila’s Insatiable Eats Creative Kitchen

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Chef Marco Barrila is putting the finishing touches on his new Insatiable Eats Creative Kitchen on East Main Street and plans a grand opening celebration the middle of this month.

PeraBell Food Bar closes Riverhead location

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PeraBell Food Bar has closed its Riverhead location. The building has been sold to an investor and the closing took place on Tuesday, according to Isaac Israel of Richmond Realty, who said he is seeking a tenant for the "turnkey" restaurant property.

Antigua Cafe opens in downtown Riverhead

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An upscale Latin eatery has opened its doors on East Main Street in the space next to Ralph's Famous Italian Ices & Ice Cream. Co-owner Jeremy Hobson, a 2005 Riverhead High School graduate, has big plans for its future.

Help wanted: Restaurants struggle for workers after the pandemic

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These days, owning a restaurant means having to handle jobs once taken care of by hired help. Owners report they are struggling to fill positions due to a shortage of food service workers.

Michelangelo of Riverhead closes its doors

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The restaurant, which opened less than six months before the pandemic struck, is "a victim of this pandemic," the restaurant posted on its Facebook page. The site. where three restaurants have opened and closed in the past decade, is being sold, a source close to the property owner said.

Che Argentinian Steakhouse, downtown’s newest restaurant, overcomes pandemic hurdles to find success

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Che Argentinian Steakhouse, which opened in downtown's former Mazi space this spring, serves traditional Argentinian food in an upscale, trendy environment.

With ‘Phase Two’ less than a week away, here’s what to expect on Long Island

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In less than a week, you’ll be able to get that long-overdue haircut, shop for new clothes, shoes and cars, go out to dinner at a local restaurant or sip a glass of local wine at one of the North Fork’s vineyards.

Outdoor dining will be allowed in Phase Two of reopening, Cuomo says

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Outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted in Phase Two of reopening, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. Long Island is on track to enter Phase Two next Wednesday.

Town, county on board with outdoor dining initiative — but it’s up to the state to say ‘go’

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Suffolk County will grant automatic approval to restaurants seeking to expand their seating into outdoor areas, when they are approved at the local level, County Executive Steve Bellone announced today.

Riverhead eyes outdoor dining as a tool to help local restaurants survive

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As Long Island begins to reopen its economy by entering Phase One of the NY Forward reopening plan, Riverhead officials are looking ahead to Phase Three, when restaurants are allowed to reopen. The town is working on plans to allow temporary outdoor dining, with table service, utilizing public spaces as needed to give restaurants the ability to expand beyond their dining rooms.
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