Hofstra Pulse Magazine

The Different Tastes of Long Island

By: Hannah Richman

The Gourmet Greek Grill Spot

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333 Oak St Uniondale, NY 11553

Hours: Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Signature Dish: Lam Gyro Platter

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Owner: Athanasios Dokas

On August 30th 2013, Athanasios Dokas and his son Anthony opened The Gourmet Greek Grill Spot, a restaurant that serves authentic Greek cuisine from the Dokas’ home country. Serving college students, corporate workers and families, Dokas explained, “No matter who you are, when you come into our store you are like a guest in our home.”


Cold Antipasti

(Photo Courtesy of: Antonio Cervasio)

1650 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday – Sunday- NEED HOURS


(Photo Courtesy of: Antonio Cervasio)


Signature Dish: Homemade Fusilli Amatriciana

Owner Antonio Cervasio opened Spumante restaurant 10 years ago as a “toast” to Italy. Cervasio came to America 30 years ago and opened his first restaurant at age 18. Cervasio is proud that Spumante restaurant is family owned and that the main crowd is families. Spumante has available banquet rooms where events from Sweet 16’s to wedding receptions can be held.

Dominican Restaurant


1019 Front Street, Uniondale, NY

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Signature dish: San Cocho- Also known as Spanish Soup Dominican Restaurant owned by Gustavo Hernandez is known for its large portions of authentic Dominican foods. Hernandez has owned the Dominican Restaurant for 5 years. Hernandez explained that the authentic restaurant attracts mostly Jamaican and Haitian customers.


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2 South St, Garden City, NY, 11530

Hours: 12:00 p.m – 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.–10 p.m.

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Akbar restaurant exists in Garden City, New York City, and Edison, New Jersey. Akbar was originally modeled after the Grand Mogul Emperor Akbar. The owners, pride themselves on preparing authentic Indian cuisine using century old methods. Akbar was the first Indian restaurant on Long Island. Akbar offers a variety of services including a lunch buffet and banquet halls for hosting parties.

Jamaican Bickle

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327 Oak St Uniondale, NY 11553

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sundays – closed



Signature Dish – Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Bickle is a small, casual restaurant owned and operated by workers of Jamaican descent. Hofstra University students often utilize the dining services because of the close vicinity. The Jamaican Bickle offers low price specials, including a $5.50 lunch special. The Jamaican Bickle offers a wide variety of Jamaican food that is available for dining in or take out.

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