Every Massapequan knows and loves the fries from , the slices from Pappalardo's, and the banana splits from . So isn't it time to add a few new classics to the local menu? Here are five lesser known—but equally delicious—dishes from some of the town’s top eateries. Your taste buds will thank you!
Al’s Specialty Baby Back Ribs: They’re smoked for six hours, they’re covered in three coats of tangy BBQ sauce, and they’re so tender the meat falls right off the bone. Add a side of sweet potato fries, and you’ve got the ideal down-home meal.
Roast Pork Egg Foo Young: This old school take-out joint bydoesn’t deliver, take credit cards, or have a lick of ambiance. What it does have is classic “Brooklyn style” Chinese food (i.e., the type your grandparents used to eat), the best example of which is its sweet and salty Roast Pork Egg Foo Young.
Karisik pide: : Pide (pronounced pea-day), a pocketless version of pita, is fluffy in some places, crispy in others, and delicious all over. The “Karisik,” or mixed version, combines sausage, pastrami, ground beef, cheese, tomato, and peppers into a pizza-like Turkish delight.
Mashed Potato Wontons: If there is any spud-related menu item in town that can challenge the supremacy of All American fries, it’s this flavor-packed pocket of cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, and chives. Note: Pair with a hoppy microbrew for optimal effect.
Zeppole: Carmella’s Pizza & Restaurant: If you’re slinging zeppole to a town full of Italians, you’d better not mess around. One bite of Carmella’s delicately fried, perfectly powdered balls of dough, and you’ll know this homey joint is deadly serious. But be warned: at just $5/dozen, addiction is a very real possibility.
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