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Tavern 18 Grills A Great...Everything

If you’re looking for a wide variety of steak choices or a hamburger with all the fixings, you will find it right around the corner at Tavern 18 in New Hyde Park. Located at 265-11 Union Tpke., right on the borderline of Nassau and Queens, the restaurant has been in business since 2009. Co-owners Roger Bajana and Vincent DiRico, who also own Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, have opened a place that serves familiar, hearty cuisine in a comfortable establishment.

 

“We serve some of the best steaks and burger choices around,” said Bajana. “We also have a wide variety of drinks and specials at our bar that a lot of other places don’t offer.”

 

Tavern 18 serves up an excellent prime steak accompanied with a port wine reduction and complimentary sides. They have specially prepared fresh seafood and you’ll need to bring your appetite for their famous charbroiled 10 oz. burger.

 

The bar menu offers a wide variety of craft beers and almost any kind of spirits ranging from scotch, whiskey and bourbon selections.

 

Happy hour, which goes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., has many specials including 25-cent wings on Monday, $8 burgers on Wednesday and half price appetizers on Thursday.

 

Tavern 18 is especially popular with the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital employees and staff, with the Hospital being located right around the corner from the restaurant.

 

Tavern 18 is open on Monday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Tuesday to Friday from 11 to 3 for lunch and 3-10 for dinner. On Saturday the restaurant is open from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and 11-3 for brunch on Sunday and 4-9 for dinner.

News

15 Below, an alternative rock band composed of Sewanhaka High School students, rocked the William Gill Theatre in New Hyde Park Village Hall on Wednesday, July 23. The band had the crowd tossing up beach balls to energetic beats and swaying their iPhones along to slower tunes. 

 

“They were very good tonight,” said Darren Derick Polanco. “I always come to their shows.”

New Hyde Park Village trustee Donald Barbieri contends helicopters are still flying right over New Hyde Park and other residential parts of the north shore, harming citizens and the town with excessive and unlawful aircraft noise. In spite of what federal law says and in spite of what a federal court says, the noise levels are still an issue.

 

Barbieri drafted a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, apprising the entity of New Hyde Park’s situation. The FAA did not return calls for comment.


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Runners and walkers from New Hyde Park are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9 Sands Point Sprint.

 

 The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The August 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top New Hyde Park finishers Michael Ringel, who scored first in the 11-14 age group and Dave Frisone, who earned first place honors in the 65-69 age group. Race organizers are looking for both Ringel and Frisone, and a host of other New Hyde Park runners, to be back next week.


Calendar

Literary Club - July 30

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3 


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