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Isola Restaurant Opens on Shelter Island

(This article first appeared in the August 30, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   As my great-grandmother used to say (in her thick Italian accent), “Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare.” Translation: eat to live, don’t live to eat. Make every bite count. Customers are making the most of their every forkful

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Manna Restaurant: An Authentic Sicilian Experience

(This article first appeared in the January 25, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   When the opportunity arose to experience Manna Restaurant in Water Mill, I knew I’d be in for a flavorful evening. Situated at the reminiscent location of Mirko’s, a restaurant known for catering to a wealthy clientele, that closed its doors

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