Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: New Restaurants, Bayville Adventure Park Owner Pleads Guilty, And More

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A signature pie at Riko’s Pizza (Courtesy Riko’s)

3 New Restaurants to Try on Long Island

New restaurants on Long Island include Brooklyn Dumpling Shop in Garden City, Riko’s Pizza in Merrick, and Wagyu Steakhouse in West Babylon.

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Who Makes The Best Baked Clams on Long Island?

A good baked clam is a tough appetizer to beat, but when the mood strikes for this popular seafood dish, which of the many local restaurants that serve it make the best baked clams on Long Island?

John Galatoulas, Eddie Galatoulas, Georgia Galatoulas, and Maria Galatoulas

Burgerology Builds Better Burgers, Expanding Across LI and Beyond

Burgerology has been building a clientele of nearly all ages, mixing a full bar, shakes, burgers with a twist. At a time when many restaurants have been reeling, the company took advantage of downtime to expand.

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Bayville Adventure Park (also known as Bayville Scream Park during the ghoulish month and Bayville Winter Wonderland during the winter season), is a popular amusement park on Bayville Avenue in Bayville. (Photo by Jennifer A. Uihlein)

Bayville Adventure Park Owner Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Covid Relief Fraud

The owner of Bayville Adventure Park has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and disaster relief fraud for receiving millions in Covid-19 pandemic small business loans and allegedly using them to buy a house, according to Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

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NY Adds Another 23 Pot Shops to Long Island, Where None Have Opened Yet

Nearly two dozen more recreational marijuana dispensaries have been approved for Long Island, increasing the total number of such businesses from 40 to 63 — but none have opened since the first licenses were issued in November.