Ariana, one of Long Island’s first Afghan restaurants, has closed. Originally founded in 1990 in Commack’s Peppertree Commons shopping center, it moved to a prime spot on Main Street in Huntington in 1995. Two years ago, the restaurant suffered a setback when founder Ahmadali Rahimi died of mesothelioma. But his wife and partner, Nazifa Kakar Rahimi, took the reins, pledging, “All the recipes, we made together.
Delicacy, refinement, attention to detail — these are not qualities usually ascribed to the neighborhood pizzeria. But Hewlett is a very lucky neighborhood. Milan’s Brick Oven opened about a year ago in the storefront adjoining Pantano’s Kitchen. Michael Pantano, who owns both businesses, named the pizzeria after his son, Milan, but he noted that it was an entirely separate enterprise. “We’re not just making stuff at Pantano’s and sending it over,” he said.
Salvatore’s Coal Oven Pizza, whose sausage pie has topped Newsday’s list of Top 10 Pizzas Worth the Drive for the last two years, has new owners. In July, brothers Pat and Dom DeSimone bought the place from Fred Lacagnina, who, along with his brother Marco, founded it in 1996. The DeSimones are longtime restaurateurs who own Cabo: A Taste of Mexico in Rockville Centre as well as Bella Mia and Ceci Italian restaurants in midtown Manhattan.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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