Lyn Dobrin

Lyn Dobrin is a writer for Long Island Weekly, specializing in food and travel features.

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Bourbon: Distiller’s Delight. America’s Spirit.

Is bourbon taking over the world? The Distilled Spirits Council, the U.S. industry group for hard liquor, announced last year that export sales of bourbon and its cousin Tennessee whiskey, jumped by 10 percent. “Bourbon is...

New Paltz: More Than A College Town

When Garvan McCloskey of Garvan’s, the new gastropub in New Paltz, worked at a restaurant in the town center, a mile away, his opening line to a family coming in was “What part of Long...

Traveling With Teenage Grandchildren

By Lyn and Arthur Dobrin We got the idea of a travel vacation with a grandchild from a friend who, for a 13th birthday present, offered to take her grandchildren anywhere they wanted to go. That...

Summer At The Garden City Hotel

Ari Nieminen, the new chef at the Garden City Hotel, has created a three-course prix fixe dinner for $35, which, it is hoped, will attract those who might think dining at the hotel requires taking...

Leave Your Baskets At Home For These On-the-Go Picnics

I think I like planning a picnic as much as the actual picnic itself. Where will it be: beach, park, or backyard? Blanket, picnic benches or bring my own table and chairs? Will it be...

Local Businesswomen Get Creative

Six Long Island businesswomen who are members of a networking group called Circle of Influence have created a special new circle they are calling “Circles of Life” to honor two of their members who have...

Day Trip: Beacon, New York

My first visit to Beacon, around 12 years ago, was to see the new art museum, Dia:Beacon. Afterward we stopped to watch glass-blowing at Hudson Beach Glass and left; there appeared to be nothing else...

Please Eat The Daisies (But Not The Lilies-Of-The Valley)

I have successfully incorporated purple chive blossoms into my salads and omelets and have found that orange and yellow nasturtium petals add spicy flavor and color to any dish. These simple successes are outweighed by monumental...

Off Beat: Looking For Something Different?

Here are two Long Island restaurants that offer special dining experiences. Dining Club at Bistro Etc. Karen Melanie LaRocco’s Dining Club not only satisfies the guests at Bistro Etc., her restaurant in Port Washington; it also keeps...

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Choosing Up Sides: Classic Team Games And Rules

Here are seven games that have been popular for decades, and while we’re presenting the basic rules here, we also know there are numerous...

Trick-Or-Treat And Don’t Forget The Anti-Monster Spray

The arrival of October means the eager anticipation of Halloween has finally come to an end. Halloween candy, costumes, television shows and movies abound...

St. Catherine’s Maternity Team Educates Future Generations

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s Healthcare Exploration and Internship Program (HCEIP) is educating future generations from Smithtown High School West, Smithtown High School...

Full-Time Legislature Not The Answer

As a blizzard swept northward on Monday of last week, the State Assembly Speakership of Sheldon Silver got smaller every hour, until finally, after...

New Calendar Supports Breast Cancer Patients

A colorful 2017 monthly wall calendar is available from the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline, featuring selected works from their popular Creative Cups...
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