Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:37
The rapidly growing sustainable, fast-casual restaurant chain focused on gourmet, all-natural Angus beef burgers has opened in Woodbury.
The BurgerFi, at 8063 Jericho Tpke., in the Woodbury Marketplace shopping center, is the first of eight BurgerFi restaurants planned for Nassau County by Brooklyn businessman Paul Lombardozzi.
The restaurant’s ribbon-cutting ceremony took place recently with Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau Legis. Judy Jacobs participating. The eatery opened its doors to the public on June 14.
BurgerFi features a made-to-order menu of all-natural, farm-raised beef, specialty hot dogs, fresh-cut French fries, hand-cut onion rings, frozen custard desserts, natural cane sodas and craft beer and wine.
“BurgerFi is going change the way Long Islanders think about hamburgers with our farm-to-tray approach,” said Lombardozzi. “Our hamburgers offer the flavor and tenderness that diners have come to expect in a fine steak.”
BurgerFi burgers are made from all-natural Angus beef from cattle that are humanely raised, 100 percent antibiotic and hormone free, and sustainably farmed. Burgers are never frozen, never cooked in a microwave oven and are guaranteed fresh.
The made-to-order menu also includes a variety of specialty items, including Wagyu Kobe beef hot dogs, daily-prepared vegetarian quinoa burgers, hand cut fries and giant onion rings, a variety of specialty toppings, gluten-free options and frozen custards.
Each BurgerFi store is built according to environmentally sustainable best practices, and includes earth-friendly elements, like chairs that are made from recycled Coke bottles, tables made out of compressed recycled wood, and large fans that use 66 percent less electricity. BurgerFi maintains a low carbon footprint, and maintains strict recycling programs for oil, cardboard, bottles and cans.
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Syosset High School’s community service-based Interact Club has raised more than $140,000 over the past decade for Gift of Life International, a foundation that provides life-saving heart surgeries to children with congenital heart defects.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:25
The delightful and upbeat Annie Bleiberg, who is 93 years young, considers herself a very lucky person.
Bleiberg, a Woodbury resident, was a slave at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and her story of survival is chronicled in We Will Survive, a new book by Grammy award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive.”
On Nov. 19, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held its Annual Tribute dinner at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, with more than 400 people in attendance including Bleiberg and Gaynor.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:56
The 6th Annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4-Mile Run held on Nov. 23 was almost a brand new race—a new community (East Meadow) with a new school (the new Eden II/Genesis School at St. Raphael’s Parish) and a new flat course through some very nice local streets.
Among the 863 finishers were several award winners from local communities: Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (1st woman 55-59 age group), Glen Wolther of Jericho (3rd 55-59 age group), Pamela Lee of Syosset (1st woman 60-64 age group) and Bert Jablon of Syosset (1st 85-89 age group).
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:50
Graduate student and Syosset native Kiera Harrison became the first-ever Loyola University Maryland cross country runner to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, by the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee in November.
Harrison will become the first-ever Greyhound to compete at an NCAA Division I Championship in any sport as an individual.
“This was all Kiera’s hard work,” head cross country coach Rick Woods said. “She deserves this opportunity.”The veteran distance runner was the only Patriot League finisher to earn All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors this year, finishing 24th at the regional meet by tying a career-best time of 20:51 on Nov. 15.