Anchor Down, Matteo’s Top Eateries in Local Poll

Earlier this month the Merrick Girls Weekday Recipes facebook group held its First Annual Merrick Girls Weekday Recipes Summer 2015 Favorite Restaurant poll. The group voted for their favorite restaurants in five categories: Best Italian, Best Seafood, Best Steak House, Best Chinese and Best Pizzeria!

The weekday recipe page, created by Merrick residents Melissa Greenstein and Robin Canarick, and administered by Lara Kraslow, posts daily family recipes from up to 7000 members, shares friendly kitchen advice and offers recommendations based upon member experiences.


Chef Stephen Rosenbluth of Anchor Down wins first annual Best Seafood poll from Merrick Girls Weekday Recipe Group

The facebook group has become a local force in helping people in the community in need of their support. For example, when a mother of a North Merrick family died, members of the facebook recipe group provided daily meals for the three remaining members of the family for a period of time.

The results of their poll are as follows:

Best ItalianDon Peppe
Best Italian (Long Island) – Matteo’s, Bellmore

Best SeafoodAnchor Down

Best Steak House Peter Luger, Brooklyn
Best Steak House (Long Island)Capital Grille

Best ChineseThe Orient

Best PizzeriaL & B Spumoni Gardens
Best Pizzeria (Long Island)Grimaldi’s

Canarick thanked Julie Horowitz, Gail Goldman and Carol Siegel for creating the page graphics, counting the votes and deciding on the categories.

Next year the group hopes to spread out by adding a few more categories, such as Best Greek, Best Mexican and Most Romantic.

If you would like to join the group go onto facebook and search Merrick Girls Weekday Recipes, or visit

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