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September
12

It's hard to top a perfectly prepared cheeseburger. Here's where you can find the best across Long Island.

Who doesn't love a good burger? In honor of National Cheeseburger Day on September 18, we decided it was a wonderful time to appreciate the many awesome burger destinations around Long Island. 

Many people think of burgers as the quintessential American meal; however, some people believe they actually originated in Hamburg, Germany. Regardless of where they come from, our real estate agents always love trying new burgers around town. While everyone has their favorite toppings and variations, these Long Island eateries are well-known for serving some of the tastiest burgers:

  • Boxcar Burgers - 90 Railroad Ave, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
    Many patrons of Boxcar Burgers will claim this old-school restaurant in Ronkonkoma serves up the best burgers on Long Island. You can order a single or double patty and choose from over a dozen toppings. Prices are very reasonable (a single cheeseburger is only $5). There are also plenty of sides and sweets to accompany your meal.

  • Better Burger Long Island - 473 County Rd 111, Manorville, NY 11949
    Enjoy a delicious burger from this food truck in Manorville. Better Burger Long Island serves up seven unique burgers, including their signature "The Better Burger" — a delicious beef patty, lettuce, tomato, better sauce, cheddar cheese, hickory smoked bacon, and fries. This food truck is usually parked across from the CVS and has a nice shaded patio area.

  • Prime Burger Bar - 6092 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
    What was formerly a classic neighborhood bar is now one of the best burger joints in town. Prime Burger Bar makes burgers with a proprietary blend of USDA Prime Ribeye, short rib, and chuck. Choose from 17 specialty burgers or create your own. With an extensive draft list, you might want to pair your burger with a good beer.

  • Wayback Burgers - 1964 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY 11731
    The Big Easy is a popular choice at Wayback Burgers. This burger consists of two beef patties topped with bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and Creole Remoulade. Or, you can also create your own single or double burger. Just be sure to order a delicious hand-dipped milkshake to go with it!

  • Local Burger Co. - 76 W Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772
    Indulge in a delicious burger and a tasty shake at Local Burger Co, where you'll find a fun atmosphere, affordable prices, and great service. Choose from 10 grass-fed signature burgers. With options like the PB&B burger (cheese, bacon, and peanut butter) and the Atomic (bacon, jalapenos, onion, and sriracha mayo), it's a great place to try something new.

  • All American Drive-In - 4286 Merrick Rd, Massapequa, NY 11758
    For an awesome burger and a classic diner experience, visit All American Drive-In. This old-school Massapequa favorite is famous for their burgers, which won the Best of Long Island "Best Burger" award in 2016. Service is quick and counter-style. A regular cheeseburger costs just $2.05 and comes with pickles, onions, and ketchup. Fries, onion rings, and shakes are also available.

You don't have to travel far to find great food around Long Island. Contact us today for more information on our wonderful local businesses.

August
24

Looking for a sizzling and savory dining experience? Check out these Long Island restaurants for great Fajitas.

Guess what's sizzling across Long Island this month? Fajitas! In honor of National Fajita Day, our local Mexican and Tex Mex restaurants are busy cooking-up batches of their best fajitas. With juicy marinated steak, chicken, or shrimp, bell peppers and onions, and a warm batch of tortillas, you really can't go wrong. Fajitas are not only delicious, but they're also make for some healthy eating.

It was tough to narrow it down to just five, but our real estate agents came up with a list of our favorite Long Island Mexican restaurants where you can find the best fajitas this week:

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July
27

Learn to love Long Island through these exciting tours.

If you're looking to become acquainted with all the amazing things Long Island has to offer, guided tours are the way to go. They're a great way to experience our local communities and meet new people, and they're also a fun weekend activity to do with friends and family.

There are so many fascinating ways to experience Long Island culture. You can tour some of our communities by land or sea! Here is a quick list of some Long Island summer tour recommendations from our real estate agents:

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July
11

Looking to cool off this summer? Here are the local ice cream shops you don't want to pass up.

Nothing is better than an ice cream cone on a warm summer evening. Whether you're looking to cool off after a busy day outdoors or just looking for some tasty dessert after dinner, our local ice cream shops exist to satisfy your sweet tooth. Waffle cones, sundaes, milkshakes, and more — everyone has a favorite ice cream treat, and you don't have to travel far to find it on Long Island.

Gather your friends, family, and dogs and head out and grab a sweet treat this summer. You'll probably run into our real estate agents enjoying a cone at one of these awesome Long Island ice cream destinations:

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June
13

On Long Island, you're just a phone call away from an unforgettable dining experience. Here are the restaurants to make a reservation.

Enjoying a delicious meal at an upscale restaurant is one of the best ways to celebrate a special event or simply spend quality time with family. Indulging in a high-quality steak or seafood entree paired with a glass of fine wine has a way of making things seem even more memorable.

No place does fine dining quite like Long Island. Thanks to our highly diverse population, our communities are home to some of the best restaurants in the country. You'll find outstanding food, great wine, classy atmospheres, and more. If you're looking for a new place to try, our real estate agents recommend grabbing a reservation at one of these upscale Long Island restaurants:

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April
25

Long Island is home to some really special bookstores. If you're looking for something new to read, stop by these local shops.

Nothing is more relaxing than kicking back on the beach with a good book. Whether you enjoy reading a classic novel or a mystery page-turner, getting lost in a book is one of the best ways to unwind. Finding a great read isn't difficult when you live on Long Island. Long Island is actually known for having some of the best independent bookstores in the country.

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March
21

When was the last time you treated yourself to a sweet breakfast? Waffle Day is here, and we have the best places to celebrate this fun holiday.

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and topped with sugar, syrup, butter, or chocolate — waffles are the quintessential brunch menu item. If it's been a while since you've had one of these sweet and savory treats, you may want to start making plans for Waffle Day on March 25.

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March
14

Having a great St. Patty's Day experience is easy with these great local Pubs around Long Island.

Top of the morning to you! St. Patrick's Day is a favorite holiday of our real estate agents, and we're already pulling out our green clothes in preparation for the holiday. They say everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, so it's the right time to celebrate with a glass of green beer or Guinness and some great Irish tunes. Luckily, you can find that and more at some of our awesome Long Island Irish pubs.

If you're looking to do St. Patrick's Day right this year, here are six places we recommend you check out:

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February
28

Local Mexican restaurants are a staple in any community. Here's where you can find stellar Mexican Cuisine on Long Island.

Fresh, warm salty tortilla chips are the cornerstone of any Mexican meal and since National Tortilla Chip Day was this month, it's the perfect chance to celebrate by heading out to your favorite Long Island Mexican restaurant.

Whether you enjoy your chips with salsa, queso, or fresh guacamole, crispy tortilla chips make for the perfect appetizer. Our real estate agents have been raving about all of the great places to eat around Long island these days, so in celebration of National Tortilla Day, we pulled together a quick list of our favorite Mexican restaurants:

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February
21

A hot, homemade bowl of soup may be just what you need to shake off this winter weather. Here are the local restaurants you should try.

If you have just moved to the Long Island area or if you are planning to buy a home there, you will want to find a few good soup places to warm you up on those cold winter mornings. Soups are also a great way to end the day any time of the year, especially if you are trying to eat healthy. Our real estate agents can help you find some of the best restaurants and bistros in the area that offer freshly made soups and sandwiches. Most restaurants have signature soups that they take great pride in offering their customers.

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February
7

Finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift can be easy, you just need to know where to look! Here are the best Brooklyn chocolate and candy shops for a gift this year.

If you're still searching for the perfect Valentine's Day gift, you can never go wrong with some sweet treats. Chocolates and candy coupled with some nice flowers is always a romantic way to show the special person in your life you care.

Valentine's Day has always been a favorite holiday of our real estate agents, and we've scoped out all the best chocolate destinations in Brooklyn. Here are six great shops with special Valentine's Day offerings this year:

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