EVERYONES A CRITIC: Or at least they think
they are. Well Zagat, publishers of those pocket-sized books
with mini-ratings for restaurants, is seeking diners
opinions. Zagat is currently conducting its online survey
of Long Island restaurants; vote at zagat.com to share thoughts
and opinions about your dining experiences. Surveyors are
asked to rate food, decor, service and provide estimated cost.
Do it all before November 23 to receive a copy of the 2009/10
Long Island Restaurants guide when it is published.
MMM COFFEE: Georgios Coffee Roasters (146 Jericho
Tpke, Huntington Station. 631-470-7797) is the only coffee
house or roaster in the world to carry three Bourbon coffees.
At least according to Georgio, that is. Bourbon is one of
the two original strains of the Arabica species, the other
being Typica. Bourbon needs to be grown under shade or the
trees will burn! All three Bourbons Georgio roasts are shade,
eco-friendly practiced and sustainable, as well as the Colombia
Bourbon being organic and bird-friendly. The Colombian and
peaberry are Rainforest Alliance Certified. These original
strains of the Arabica Species have more flavor than sun grown,
man made hybrids that are grown with no shade, or in full
sun. They yield less coffee per tree and are more disease
prone. They also need careful cultivation. The flavor of the
coffee and the lack of destruction to the soil are well worth
it! The three Bourbons: Bourbon Peaberry (Reunion); Bourbon
Selecto (Puerto Rico) and Bourbon Don Telmo Reserve (Colombia).
THANKSGIVING IDEAS: Food advice isnt too far
afield for a garden center, so Hicks Nurseries will present
Delicious New Ideas for Thanksgiving Entertaining
on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 4 pm. Jeri Woodhouse of A Taste
of the North Fork will shares her ideas for holiday entertaining.
A Taste of the North Fork products are organically-grown on
Long Island and prepared using no preservatives. Hicks Nurseries
is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury; 516-334-0066.
LOLLIPOP WARS: OK, its shameless self-promotion
on their part, but who can resist a lollipop contest? Commerce
Bank, soon to be known as TD Bank, is asking folks to vote
for the lollipop they feel is best suited to lead Americas
Most Convenient Bank into a new era. Decision
08: Pick Your Pop, will ask folks to pick their
favorite between purple and green lollipops in a promotion
that recalls the banks early days. You see, when customers
were asked what they cared about most at Commerce Bank, it
was the service, the hours, Penny Arcade, and the lollipops
they mentioned. All will remain a part of the TD Bank culture,
according to bank officials. The best part, no matter which
color wins, the lollipops on TDs counters will all be
cherry flavored. To cast your vote go to www.commerceonline.com/pickyourpop.
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