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Spring 2019


Winter 2019


Spring 2018


Winter 2018

  • Ben’s Kosher Deli was profiled in many different articles this past season:
    • Pix 11: “Queens Synagogue Hosts 2nd Annual Chicken Soup Cook-Off”
    • The Times Ledger: “Chicken Soup Cook-Off Draws Big Crowds in Flushing”
    • Restaurant News: “Restaurant Chains Open Thanksgiving Day 2017”
    • Newsweek: “Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2017”
    • Grub Street: “The Absolute Best Knish in New York”
    • Gramercy Patch: “NYC Delis: Talk and Taste the History”
    • The Jewish Week: “Deli Talk with the Old-Timers: An Evening at Ben’s Deli with the Workmen’s Circle”
  • 27 East mentioned Long Island Game Farm in its article titled, “Butterfly Effect Project Soars With Growing Numbers”.

Fall 2017


Summer 2017


Spring 2017


Winter 2017

Fall 2016

  • The Long Island Game Farm’s new Giraffe Encounter was listed in Newsday’sTop 100 Things that every kid should do on Long Island and The Trip Directorynoted the park as a must-see science exhibit. Additionally, Newsday and New York Metro Parents ran stories about the park’s camel-naming event, which took place this season.Newsday featured the Game Farm’s Pirates and Princesses Scavenger Hunt event.
  • BrickHouse Brewery’s popular craft beer was featured on News12 Long Island’s Hometown Showdown.
  • Cause Café hosted a homecoming ceremony for Michael “Mikey” Brannigan, a Northport resident who won the gold medal in the 1,500-meter run at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was covered by Newsday.com, Newsday, News 12 and The Long-Islander. Cause Café’s employment of special needs individuals caught the attentions of Today.com, News12 Long Island and The Huffington Post.
  • Lobster Roll was featured in a Yelp article on Long Island’s best lobster rolls and in Restaurant Hospitality for its Pumpkin Crab Bisque. Full Service Restaurant interviewed owner Andrea Anthony about the history of her popular seafood restaurant.
  • Star Island Yacht Club & Marina made it into the Wall Street Journal in an article about not-so-hidden gems in the Hamptons.
  • Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers was listed as one of AM New York‘s best Jewish delis in the greater NYC area. The deli’s “pint-for-pint” blood drive was featured in Queens Gazette. The Westchester Examiner highlighted Ben’s Second Annual Cancer Ain’t Kosher Fundraiser as well as its forthcoming November specials.
  • The Village of Islandia recently voted to approve Long Island’s first casino in the village’s Marriott Hotel. This was covered by Long Island Business News and News12.
  • Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Spooky Walk was mentioned in an article on haunted houses on Patch.com, Long Island Press and LongIsland.com.

August 2016

  • BrickHouse Brewery was recently awarded for its popular craft beer in the Hometown Showdown, which was featured on News12 Long Island.
  • Lobster Roll Restaurant was featured in The Local Yelp’s article on Long Island’s best lobster rolls.
  • Star Island Yacht Club & Marina made it into the Wall Street Journal in an article about not-so-hidden gems in the Hamptons.
  • News12 reported on the opportunities Cause Café gives its disabled employees.

July 2016

  • The Sag Harbor Express featured Star Island Yacht Club‘s fishing tournament in an article about a prize 730-pound mako shark.
  • BrickHouse Brewery was recently awarded for its popular craft beer in the Hometown Showdown, which was featured on News12.

June 2016

  • BrickHouse Brewery recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary. This was covered by News12 and Long Island Advance.
  • The television show The Affair follows fictional owner of real-life Lobster Roll Restaurant, which was featured in Dan’s Papers.
  • Dan’s Papers mentioned Star Island Yacht Club‘s Shark Tournament and concurrent Shark Tournament Awards Ceremony in its East End events listing.

May 2016

  • Our Coffee with a Cause held a grand opening for its new brick-and-mortar store, Cause Café, which was featured in The New York Times, Fox5NY, Newsday, Times of Huntington-Northport and News 12. OCC founder Stacey Wohl was also interviewed by LI News Radio for a local business spotlight.
  • An AAA Northeast article listed LL Dent Restaurant as one of best Long Island restaurants for brunch.
  • Westchester Magazine recently ran a story regarding prepping for Seder dinner, which featured Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers‘ chicken soup recipe.
  • Lobster Roll Restaurant was mentioned in a Newsday article about famous Long Island pop culture references in music, movies, books and television.

April 2016

  • Lillian Dent of LL Dent Restaurant has been chosen to receive Long Island Business News’ Diversity in Business Award.
  • Our Coffee With a Cause founder Stacey Wohl was featured in a Long Island Pulse article on local businesses that employ individuals with autism.
  • Business News Daily interviewed Ronnie Dragoon of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers on the impact of a growing population and tourism on small businesses in Florida.

March 2016


February 2016

December 2015

  • The start-up online retailer Our Coffee with a Cause was featured on Channel 4 NBC New York and in the Port Times Record.
  • The Journal News featured Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen & CaterersLong Island Jewish WorldThe Island Now and Patch reported Ben’s celebration of Pickle Day on November 14, and The Examiner News reported Ben’s Thanksgiving dinner-for-ten catering offer.
  • BrickHouse Brewery was featured in Restaurant Hospitality.
  • Newsday called LL Dent Restaurant a “satisfying spot for Southern food” in a weekend picks article.

October 2015

  • Newsday’s Fun Book named Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant and Caterers as one of the top places to eat after visiting Nassau County museums. Newsday also named Ben’s Kosher Deli “Deli Double” sandwich of the “Greatest Sandwiches on Long Island.”

September 2015

  • Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen and Caterers was named #7 in the Top Ten Best Delis in North America. Read More

August 2015

  • In April, News12 covered the Grand Opening of the 46th season of the Long Island Game Farm. News 12 also featured the Game Farm as part of its 12 Weeks of Summer, and The East End Segments. Emma Hallowell of the Long Island Game Farm appeared on TV55’s “Exit 10/55” to discuss the paintings created by the Game Farm’s lemurs.
  • Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant and Caterers’summer BBQ catering special was highlighted on WCBS Radio’s Dining Diary. Ben’s was also named “Best Deli” in The Queens Courier’s Best of the Boro poll.

April 2015

  • BrickHouse Brewery’s James Skidmore is honored as Member of the Year in Long Island Advance.
  • Long Island Game Farm’s grand opening was featured on News 12 & Newsday.

December 2014

  • Nonnina Restaurant was described by Explore LI as a fine, Italian-style dining experience with “contemporary appeal.”

September 2014

  • Long Island Business News interviewed Lillian Dent of LL Dent and Todd Silverstein of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers for a story about how restaurants fill tables during off-peak times.

August 2014

  • Todd Silverstein of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers was profiled in the “Movers & Shakers” section of the Long Island Business News.
  • LL Dent and Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen & Caterers were mentioned in a Long Island Business News story about how restaurants fill tables during off-peak times.

June 2014

  • The Long Island Game Farm‘s new attractions, Erik’s Reptile Edventures Discovery Center and The One and Only Pekingese Dog Act featuring Vanna the Baboon-presented by David Rosaire were highlighted in Newsday‘s Explore LI section and Newsday.com. In addition, Newsday’s Kidsday section included a brief overview of the Game Farm.

May 2014

  • Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers was mentioned in Long Island Business News for its dedication to always serving Kosher food after denying rumors about retracting its Kosher certification.

April 2014

  • A photo of the Long Island Game Farm’s Easter Egg Hunt was published in NewsdayThe Game Farm was also featured in Newsday‘s “Explore LI” section as a perfect place to visit during the weekend.

March 2014

  • Newsday cited Nonnina as one of the top three Italian restaurants on Long Island.
  • The Public Relations and Marketing Group‘s “Dining Out LI” Twitter handle and basic information was featured in Newsday.

February 2014

  • Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers was featured in a Long Island Business Newsarticle about the recent decline in popularity of Jewish Delis on Long Island. In addition, Jewish World mentioned Ben’s kids’ menu deal for the month on February.
  • LL Dent was featured in a Newsday article about Long Island restaurants that sell unique gumbo soup. Newsday also included them in an article about all about Mardi Gras by featuring their Cajun buffet.

January 2014

  • The Associated Press featured Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers in an article about the best Super Bowl-style meals that are being offered in Manhattan. Also, Newsday mentioned that the Woodbury location is a tasty place to stop for a bite to eat when driving on Jericho Turnpike.
  • Arthur Zimmerman, the new brewmaster for BrickHouse Brewery and Restaurant, was profiled in Long Island Business News.
  • Wild Ginger was featured in Newsday’s Celebrate 2014!” section as one of the best valued restaurants to try for New Year’s.
  • LL Dent was included in Newsday’s “Near Shopping” section as one of the restaurants to enjoy after Christmas shopping.

December 2013

  • Newsday listed Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers as one of the best places for “Grabbing Lunch Alone” during the holiday shopping season. Ben’s location in Boca Raton, Florida received a great review that was posted on The Palm Beach Post’s PBPulse website. The three highly recommended dishes were chicken in a pot, hot brisket of beef and egg barley and mushroom. Ben’s was featured in a segment about Thanksgiving and Hanukkah occurring at the same time that was aired on WPEC (Channel 2) in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • The Long Island Game Farm‘s Visitors’ Photo Contest winner was featured on the front page of The Port Times Record.

November 2013

  • DNAinfo wrote an article on the annual Tarek Shbaan Memorial Fundraiser at Ben’s Kosher DelicatessenLong Island Business News reported that Ben’s helped The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) raise nearly $10,000 for its Day and Giving Event. Ben’s also celebrated the groundbreaking of its new restaurant in Scarsdale. This was reported by The Daily VoiceLohud.comReal Estate WeeklyJewish Week and The Westchester Business Journal.
  • Long Island Game Farm‘s Fall Fest appeared in articles in Newsday‘s “100 Things Every Kid Should Do on Long Island“. Their Girl Scout day celebration was also covered by the Brookhaven Review and the Southbay Neighbor.

October 2013


September 2013

  • Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers announced the grand prize winners of its 40th anniversary contest. This was reported by The Roslyn News and The Island Now.

August 2013

  • Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen was voted No. 1 in the Long Island Press’ “Best of LI 2013” in the following categories: Best Delicatessen, Best Hot Dog, Best Lunch Deal, Best Pastrami Sandwich, Best Sandwich Deal, and Best Soup.
  • LL Dent Restaurant was voted No. 1 in the Long Island Press’ “Best of LI 2013” for Best Soul Food & Southern Restaurant.
  • ExploreLI listed the Hot Dog Pig Races at the Long Island Game Farm one of the Top 10 things to do with the family on Independence Day weekend. Newsday and Newsday.com also covered one of its races as well, along with a photo (seen right). Newsday and Newsday.com also reported on Clifford the Giraffe’s seventh birthday. The camel rides were featured on News 12’s “The East End.”
  • Lillian Dent, founder of LL Dent Restaurant, was featured in a Long Island Business News profile.

July 2013

  • Larkfield Manor reopened after being closed for eight months and undergoing an $8 million renovation. This was reported by The Long-Islander.

June 2013

  • BrickHouse Brewery was featured on FiOS1’s “Restaurant Hunter.”
  • Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers was hosting a contest in which anyone who could correctly spell the word “knaidel” — which was spelled correctly by local eighth-grader Arvind Mahankali at the National Spelling Bee — would receive the free food product with a purchase of chicken noodle soup. This was reported by The Queens Courier.
  • The Long Island Game Farm received a rave review from the Today’s Mama blog.
  • Lillian Dent of LL Dent was named one of Newsday’s “Winners” for receiving the Unispan Award.

April 2013

  • LL Dent Restaurant — The Westbury Times interviewed Leisa Dent about receiving the Unispan Award from Hempstead for Hofstra/Hofstra for Hempstead and her upcoming honor, the Sharon Newman Award, by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Long Island.
  • The grand opening of the Long Island Game Farm’s 44th season was featured in NewsdayNewsday.com and News 12.
  • Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen was mentioned as one of the top places to have a business lunch in Newsday’s ExploreLI article.

March 2013


January 2013

  • Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen was voted No. 1 in the Long Island Press’ “Best of LI 2013” in the following categories: Best Delicatessen, Best Hot Dog, Best Lunch Deal, Best Pastrami Sandwich, Best Sandwich Deal, and Best Soup.
  • Star Island Yacht Club & Marina was voted No. 1 in the Long Island Press’ “Best of LI 2013” for Best Boat Store and Best Marina.
  • LL Dent Restaurant was voted No. 1 in the Long Island Press’ “Best of LI 2013” for Best Soul Food & Southern Restaurant.
  • Long Island Jewish World featured Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen special catering package for the Super Bowl.

December 2012

  • LL Dent Restaurant received the “Hunty Award” for Best Comfort Food during a special edition of “Restaurant Hunter.”
  • The Florida Sun-Sentinel ran a feature on how Ben’s chicken noodle soup can help fight the common cold. Newsday gave Ben’s Thanksgiving dinner a “very good” review.

October 2012

  • Ben’s Kosher Deli hosted former New York Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson at its Bayside location. This was reported by Long Island Business News. Click here to read the article.
  • New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was honored at Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant and Caterers’ Olde Time New York Deli Experience to benefit The Interfaith Nutrition Network. This was mentioned in Jewish World. Click here to read the article.
  • The Long Island Press announced its nominees for “Best of LI 2013.” The following nominees include LL Dent (Best Brunch, Best Fried Chicken, Best Macaroni & Cheese, Best Soul Food & Southern Restaurant, Best Chef — Leisa Dent), Star Island Grill (Best Calamari, Best Lobster Roll, Best Restaurant with a Water View, Best Seafood Restaurant), Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers (Best Delicatessen, Best Lunch Deal, Best Pastrami Sandwich, Best Sandwich Deal), Long Island Game Farm (Best Petting Zoo), and Star Island Yacht Club & Marina (Best Boat Store, Best Fishing Supply and Best Marina).

August 2012

  • Long Island Woman named LL Dent Restaurant as its Restaurant Pick for the month of August. Click here to read the article.
  • Ronnie Dragoon of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers was interviewed for Newsday’s “Executive Suite.”
  • The South Florida Sun-Sentinel featured the Chicken a la Reine recipe from Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers in its “You Asked for It” section. To read the article, click here.
  • Newsday featured a photo of Long Island Game Farm’s own Clifford the giraffe. Click here to see the photo.

June 2012

  • Good Times Magazine ran an article on Ben’s Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers and its 40 years in the business. To read the article, click here.
  • The Long Island Game Farm was listed as one of the places to visit as part of the Long Island Press’ Summer Bucket List. Click here to read the article.
  • Star Island Yacht Club and Marina was featured in Jewish World’s Hamptons Roundup. To read the article, click here.
  • The Gothamist and The East Hampton Star featured featured the Star Island Yacht Club’s 26th annual shark tournament. Click here to read The Gothamist article and here to read The East Hampton Star article.

May 2012

  • Ronnie Dragoon was also interviewed by Long Island Business News. Click here to read the article.
  • The Queens Times-Ledger interviewed Ben’s Delicatessen, Restaurant and Caterers Founder Ronnie Dragoon on his 40 years in the business. To read the article, click here.

April 2012

  • Long Island Business News featured Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers’ Founder Ronnie Dragoon. He was also interviewed by the Queens Times-Ledger on his 40 years in business. Click here to read the LIBN article and here to read the Queens Times-Ledger article.
  • Ben’s Delicatessen, Restaurant and Caterers‘ Bayside location won the Bayside Patch’s Readers’ Poll for Best Fries. Read the article here.
  • Long Island Game Farm was featured on News 12’s “The East End.” To watch the segment, click here.

March 2012

  • Ben’s Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers held its 40-year reunion for some of its employees and customers who were at the original Baldwin location in 1972. This was reported in Newsday‘s “Feed Me” blog. Long Island Pulse also reported on Ben’s 40th anniversary in its “Foodie Gossip” section. Click here to read the Newsday article and here to read the Long Island Pulse article.

February 2012

  • Newsday’s “Feed Me” blog featured a special Valentine’s Day menu from LL Dent Restaurant. To read the blog, click here.
  • Ben’s Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers announced its 40-year reunion, which was featured in Long Island Jewish World. Click here to read the article.
  • The Queens Times-Ledger featured an article on the 40th anniversary of Ben’s Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers. Click here to read the article.

January 2012

  • Ben’s Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers was featured on “Bob Lape’s Dining Diary” on WCBS 880 AM.
  • ExploreLI named Ben’s Deli one of its Weekend Picks. To read the article, click here.

December 2011

  • Newsday.com’s Feed Me blog reported on a networking event with live jazz music at LL Dent Restaurant. To read the article, click here.

October 2011

  • The Long Island Advance featured Charles Noll, the new head brewmaster for the BrickHouse Brewery. To read the article, click here.
  • Rugosa Restaurant was featured on FiOS1’s “Restaurant Hunter” segment on where to eat on Eastern Long Island after the summer season. To watch the segment, click here.
  • The Long Island Press announced its nominees for its Best of LI 2012. Among those are LL Dent(Multiple Categories), Leisa Dent (Best Chef), Off Key Tikki (Multiple Categories), Star Island Grill(Multiple Categories), Long Island Game Farm (Best Petting Zoo), Sans Souci (Best Catering Hall), and Star Island Yacht Club (Multiple Categories).

September 2011

  • Long Island Business News profiled Charles Noll on his new position as Head Brewmaster at BrickHouse Brewery. To read the article, click here.
  • Lillian Dent of LL Dent was profiled in Newsday’s Business section. To read the article, click here.

July 2011

  • LL Dent Restaurant received a “very good” rating from Newsday, complimenting the restaurant’s old-fashioned banana pudding. To read the review, click here.
  • Rugosa Restaurant has expanded its hours for the summer. This was mentioned in the East End Independent.
  • Long Island Game Farm was featured on News 12’s “On The Job” segment. To view the segment, click here.
  • Long Island Game Farm was featured on FiOS1’s “Money & Main$treet” segment. Click here to see the segment.

June 2011

  • Newsday‘s “Feed Me” blog featured Rugosa Restaurant, which is hosting a prix fixe menu for “Eat Drink Local Week.”
  • Rugosa Restaurant’s Douglas Sheehan was named as one of Newsday’s “LI People on the Move” for his being named the restaurant’s new General Manager.
  • Lenay Dunn, host of MTV’s “10 On Top,” shot a promotional video at the Long Island Game Farm. To watch the video, click here.
  • Long Island Game Farm and its summer show, Muttville Comix, was featured in Long Island Parent’s “Island Attractions” and Suffolk Parent’s “New Places, New Programs.” To read the Long Island Parent article, click here. To read the Suffolk Parent article, click here.
  • Rich Janis of Star Island Yacht Club was interviewed by Newsday’s Explore LI and Hartford Examiner.com about the upcoming 25th Annual Star Island Shark Tournament. To read the Explore LI article, click here. To read the Examiner.com article, click here.

May 2011

  • Presentation Folder and a Rack Card were designed for Rugosa Restaurant.
  • Long Island Business News named Bill Mammes of Rugosa Restaurant and Jim Slattery of Bullfishas its “Ones to Watch” in Hospitality.
  • Long Island Business News named its Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business. Those included: Lillian Dent, Co-Owner, LL Dent Restaurant.

April 2011

  • LL Dent Restaurant was featured on New Hyde Park Patch’s “Bites Nearby” column. To read the column, click here.
  • The Long Island Press gave a positive review of Bullfish in its “Eaters Digest” column.

February 2011

  • Leisa Dent of LL Dent hosted a cooking demonstration at Hicks Nurseries. This was featured in Newsday‘s ExploreLI section. Click here to read the article.
  • ExploreLI highlighted the Lenten menus offered by LL Dent and Bullfish on its “Feed Me” blog. To read the article, click here.
  • LL Dent was featured in MineolaPatch’s Bites Nearby column. Click here to read the article.

January 2011

  • Newsday.com featured Bullfish in its “Feed Me” blog. To read the article, click here.
  • The Long Island Press listed Bullfish as one of the “New Places and New Identities” in the Eaters Digest column. To read the article, click here. Sayville Patch named the opening of Bullfish as one of the top 20 business stories in Sayville for the year 2010. Click here to read the article.
  • PushPause LI featured LL Dent Restaurant. To watch the video, click here.
  • Newsday.com featured LL Dent in its Restaurant section of the website. To see the video, click here.
  • The Long Island Press “Best of 2011” winners were announced. Star Island Yacht Club & Marina was named Best Marina and LL Dent was named Best Soul Food & Southern Restaurant.