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Mother’s Day Restaurants for the Special Lady in your Life

Posted by Collin McGorty on Apr 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whether you can believe it or not, Mother’s Day (May 13) is only a few short weeks away. So, in order to treat your beloved mother or the special lady in your life, why not take her out to a dinner at one of our fantastic local eateries? In fact, you really can’t go wrong with these three Mother’s Day restaurants.

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Topics: Holiday, Family, Mother's Day, restaurants

Ollie’s Complete Guide to Long Island Restaurant Week 2018

Posted by Collin McGorty on Apr 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Believe it or not, Long Island is home to a seemingly endless number of out-of-this-world eateries. Luckily, they will all be on display during Long Island Restaurant Week 2018, which takes place from April 22-29, for just $28.95. In fact, here are three excellent bistros that will be hosting these reduced rate, prix fixe dinners.

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Topics: Food&Drink, restaurants

Fun New York Amusement Parks for Thrill Seekers of All Ages

Posted by Collin McGorty on Apr 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Finding the right attractions and activities for your family to enjoy during spring and summer is never easy. Luckily, everyone from toddlers to teenagers can enjoy a good amusement park. Here are three of the top New York amusements parks for you to visit with family and friends.

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Topics: New York, Family

Top Easter Dinner Restaurants to Celebrate with Family

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you haven’t made any plans yet for Easter Sunday, what are you waiting for? Luckily, Ollie’s has you covered. From ornate eateries to more casual dining options, here are all of the restaurants where you can have a wonderful Easter dinner with family and friends.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Holiday

The Definitive List of the Top Spring Events in NYC for 2018

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Springtime, which officially kicked off on Tuesday, March 20, is the best time to be in New York. It’s great, because the weather isn’t too hot and the flowers are in bloom. Besides, since there are so many incredible spring events in NYC, you will have no shortage of activities to enjoy with friends and family until summer arrives.

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Topics: NYC, Spring, Family

St. Patrick’s Day Parties where the Irish Tradition Lives on

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In just a couple days, bars and pubs all around New York will be packed with people celebrating the patron saint of Ireland. Whether you’re drinking green beer, Jameson or Guinness, check out these festive St. Patrick’s Day parties.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Holiday, Bars, restaurants

Ollie’s Official Guide to the Best Bagels on Long Island

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There are so many terrific things that Long Island is known for, namely our wineries, pristine beaches, Billy Joel and, of course, out-of-this-world bagels. Whether you like them toasted, scooped out, buttered or smattered in cream cheese, our region truly has it all. In fact, from Hewlett to Port Washington, we’ve compiled a definitive list of the best bagels on Long Island.

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink

Upcoming New York Concerts for Every Kind of Music Fan

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s usually around this time of year when all of the big names in music return to the Big Apple to put on the season’s biggest concerts. Specifically, local venues such as Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater and NYCB Live are where it’s happening. If you’re looking to get out and experience one-of-a-kind events, check out these upcoming New York concerts.

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Topics: Entertainment, New York, Concert

The Top Three Trendiest Spots for Brunch in Queens

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

You know that feeling you get when you can’t decide between breakfast or lunch? Do you want burgers and fries or eggs and pancakes? It’s one of the most common dilemmas that has plagued indecisive diners for generations. Luckily, when you’re near a city like Queens, there are plenty of cozy dining options for even the pickiest foodies. So, without further delay, here is Ollie’s definitive guide to the best brunch in Queens.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Bars, Queens, Queens bars, restaurants

Nearby Vacation Destinations for a Quick Weekend Getaway

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all. Luckily, there are plenty of amazing, affordable vacation destinations just a short drive away from the tri-state area. These locations are rich in history and culture—so you will have no shortage of activities and adventures.

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Topics: Vacation, Travel