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Out & About

Trata is finally open and it looks like it will be a hit! With locations in the city and the Hamptons, this fresh fish eatery promises to have a hopping bar scene as well. The beautifully redone space in the old Buonogusto has a great bar lounge and a casually chic dining area. The Village of Roslyn could use a great nightspot in the center of town. Greek Mediterranean is increasingly popular for good reason: It’s fresh, and low caloric as evidenced by the gorgeously effervescent Limani on Northern Boulevard. It’s a bit more formal: Take a group and share the entrees. During the long gray days of autumn, when the air gets chillier and the nights seem to go on forever, it’s a place that will lift your spirit.

Construction is finally under way on Old Northern Boulevard and I hear two new restaurants will be replacing Day Boat and Mio. Friends and I had a delicious dinner at the beautifully upscale and promotionally priced PALIO in Jericho. The spot is a jewel as is the owner Tom. You will not regret a visit. Table 9 continues to pack them in nightly with its reliably strong menu, service and prix fixe. The classically elegant Il Mulino resumes its highly successful Sunday night dinner prix fixe.

Have you ever stopped into Ligne Roset to see this French furniture line that is breathtaking and not nearly as expensive as one might think? It’s modern, sleek, colorful and tasteful – located on “furniture row” on Northern Boulevard proper, tucked in between Kreis and Design Within Reach. With more eclectic home furnishing styles burgeoning, there will be a piece here to add to your mix that will be a favorite for years to come.

Roslyn’s most stylish jeweler, the talented Ron Rizzo, has created a $99 “pink” pendant, with proceeds to benefit breast cancer. You will want to showcase this beautiful and enduring piece with everything in your wardrobe.

With the sun setting earlier and the temperature dropping fast, it may be your time to finally call the personal trainer.  Personal Training Institute on Glen Cove Road, next to Orvis in Greenvale, guarantees results with thrice-weekly sessions and includes meetings with the nutritionist, an essential component to the program. It’s spanking new and if you don’t invest in your health now, when will you?  Or call Ray of Integrative Fitness Systems (IFS), upstairs in Harborview Shoppes. He is a favorite of many in the area.

Roslyn will soon have a Chamber of Commerce (finally!), like most if not all the other towns on Long Island. Perhaps the merchants will join together to make Roslyn more dynamic than ever. Contact Lonnie at Chase or myself for further info. Stay tuned and feel free to email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .