Flora’s unique atmosphere, reflected in its name and chic indoor dining room and outdoor seating area with plenty of greenery.
The new dining spot was launched by Rooted Hospitality Group, which runs RUMBA Inspired Island Cuisine & Rum Bar, Cowfish, RHUM Island Inspired Cuisine & Rum Bar, and AVO TACO.
Open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner, Flora offers dishes centered around fresh ingredients. Grilled filet mignon with wild mushroom demi and pomme purée and a French dip sandwich with shaved slow-roasted prime rib and genuine au jus are two fan favorites. An extensive drink menu offers lavender fizz, well fashioned, and other unique libations.
149 Main St., Westhampton Beach, 631-998-9600, florawhb.com
SHRIMP’S BURRITO BAR
Shrimpy’s Burrito Bar combines the California beach style with New York flavor.
Located in Massapequa Park, Shrimp’s opened a new store in Huntington and is owned by three Long Island locals who grew up on the South Shore.
Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and more. The menu is influenced by LI and offers dishes such as the South Shore burrito and The Strong Island burrito. Locally brewed beers and various fountain drinks are also offered.
125 Front St., Massapequa Park, 516-797-3299, and 135 W. Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station, 631-312-5588, shrimpysburritobar.com
DICKEY’S BBQ PIT
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit brings Texas-style barbecue to Long Island.
The barbecue joint with locations nationwide from New York to California is opening its first Suffolk County location in Centereach. Another local Dickey’s is in Lawrence. The new location is owned and operated by Long Island local Gerard Stephan.
The full menu offers authentic Southern favorites from mac ‘n’ cheese to fall-off-the-bone ribs and other slow-smoked meats prepared and smoked on-site over hickory wood.
13 Centereach Mall, Centereach, 631-651-5500, 305 Rockaway Tpke., Lawrence, 516-239-2410, dickeys.com