This year’s GLI winter survival guide is sponsored by Ten Cent Menu Club, Menus on a Dime.
It’s that time of year, where we go from running crazed, to getting cozy, to going stir-crazy. So let us help you navigate the winter on Long Island, from cool threads to cheap dates, to great shows and a whole lot more.
Let’s face it, your clothes from last winter look a little, well, bally. So buy yourself something nice and look fresh for the holidays and beyond.
Fresh threads, home decor and hostess gifts in the heart of Patchogue Village.
Let Sage & Angie keep you looking hot all winter long.
Meet the friendliest staffers of your life. Shop for clothing, accessories, even furniture.
Because sometimes new clothes just aren’t enough. Here are a few special event hair and makeup studios, and full-service salons just for you. Tag them in those selfies on the drive home!
Don’t let the all-caps fool you, BRIDAL•chic does hair and makeup for any special event.
This is a boutique-style, full service salon, with new digs right next to Theatre Three in the village.
Isn’t going out for breakfast such an endorphin rush?
What started in Port Jeff is now a countywide sensation. Exclusively breakfast, lunch and brunch.
Everything here is a can’t miss, including the cocktails. Also serves dinner.
Manhattan vibes on Long Island, with a great chef and great drinks.
That old diner charm in a new-school atmosphere. Also serves dinner.
Dinner or a movie is great but let’s think outside the box, for once.
A couple’s trip to a selfie studio is a great time, and PopUp Speakeasy is NY’s first.
You can make seasonal crafts, corn hole sets, and more. Perfect for couples and groups, too.
Hit the Holly Walk after a fresh snowfall, then tour the waterfront mansion to warm up.
Here are some Long Island venues for a holiday party, or whatever.
For weddings and special events, all lighting, linens, florals and catering menus are handled in-house.
A rustic space for intimate gatherings. You rent The Winston and bring in your own food.
Arguably the island’s best eggplant rollatini, now with tons of elbow room at big parties.
Our catering choices
These spots are a can’t-miss if you’re looking to cater Super Bowl, Christmas or New Year’s Eve.
Chef Mike Liebman will work with you on whatever type of food you’re looking for.
This is nothing like a hero you’ll get from a supermarket deli counter. Everything is premium here.
The Turkey Feast Anytime is our choice, nearly every time. This is a Long Island staple.
Take in a show
Long Island is dotted with professional and amateur theaters. Here are some good ones.
This is the newest of LI’s three professional theaters, right in the heart of downtown Babylon.
Dance, music, theatrical performances and shows you won’t see anywhere else
Professional adult productions, children’s theater performances, and theater education
This place attracts some top names, such as Jay Leno, thanks in part to its Hampton zipcode.
Warm up with a croc of onion soup, shepherd’s pie and an Irish coffee or Guinness at our faves.
Watch the game
We got some football, hockey and basketball to keep us entertained through winter.
Many more: RC Dugans,
From pasta nights to prix fixes, weekday dining is where it’s at. Here are few good ones.
On Wednesdays you can get a half carafe of wine for $15 at Henley’s.
Plenty of weeknight offers, but our pick is the Dinner for Two on Mondays. Tap for details.
Monday will always be Pasta Night at Mulberry Street. Click here for the latest details.
Last thing: The rumor is PeraBell Food Bar in Patchogue is working on a prime rib night.
Winter on the water
There’s something magical about being near the water in the winter. We recommend these spots.
Like many waterfront spots, the winter hours will be in flux. So call first. But this place is a gem.
Year-round dining on Patchogue River. We recommend the greenhouse room in winter.
This top-notch place has a Catskills lodge feel to it in winter, but you still get the water views.