What is a Raw Bar? Let’s Find Out!

Chances are if you dine out often, you’ve glanced at the term “raw bar” on a menu before. You might not know what one is, and this isn’t a case of being ignorant, this is knowledge that the average person is unaware of. Fear not, dear readers, we’re about to give the proper explanation to this question and answer the curiosities that some of you may have…

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The History of New York & Its Oysters

Do you know the history of New York and its oysters? It’s a very long one by American standards. In fact, it dates to colonial times when the popularity of oysters led the Dutch colonists to place restrictions on oyster harvesting due to overproduction in the 17th century. This is WAY before staple foods like pizza, hotdogs, and pretzels became the pillars of popular New York dining.

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Who Doesn’t Love Brunch?

Brunch is that, come one, come all, meal that caters to everyone no matter what you feel like or who you are. Brunch doesn’t care about following the rules. It’s not just a passing trend; it’s a revolution. Seriously, who doesn’t love brunch? Come and brunch with us at Salt & Barrel. You’re bound to find something you like on our extensive menu. Make a booking and then continue reading our top reasons why brunch is the best meal of the day.

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Steps to Making an Eye-Catching Seafood Tower

On any day and in any season, seafood is always great food to order or prepare yourself. Besides some of the health benefits that seafood can bring to the table, it’s a type of food that has a little bit of everything for the whole family. Have some tilapia for an entrée, some finger food shrimp for the kids, and some lobster for those at the table that want to get their hands dirty. When it comes to seafood, you can even get a little fancy with it and make it into a display to be the talk of the party. We’re talking about building a seafood tower. And here’s how you do it!

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Enjoy a Lobster Roll Lunch Box to Go

We here at Salt and Barrel in Bay Shore know that to the uninitiated, the American classic sandwich known as the lobster roll is spoken about like it’s common knowledge. YouTubers like Casey Neistat have made full videos about them without even really going into depth about just what this famous sandwich is. And if you’re in that category of unknowing, we’ll fill you in, along with telling you about our sought after roll.

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