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Feb 8, 2010 01:10 PM
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Best Chicken Pot Pie Nassau County ??

Okay who has the BEST Chicken Pot Pie in Nassau County ? Let's hear it... Thanks

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  1. Landmark Diner, Northern blvd (east of Searington Rd) Roslyn

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    1. re: eatfaster

      Really I live very close, never thought landmark!

    2. Zorn's used to but haven't been there in a few years.......however I'm guessing it's still just as good.

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      1. re: coll

        No Great Pot Pies come to mind? Come on Guys...

        1. re: wojiparu

          Just saw the most gorgeous puff pastry pot pie at Country Rotisserie the other day, and have heard they are beyond delicious. However I make my own so don't know If I'll be trying anytime soon. They are here in Riverhead and also a few other locations including Smithtown and maybe Sayville. Check it out and let us know. It was puffed up like a voul a vent and looked intriguing.

          1. re: coll

            Thanks, only problem its about an hour away from me! Smiles Looking for Nassau county, But thanks for your input. Thanks

            1. re: wojiparu

              OOPs I forgot...and my next suggestion was one I've tried, Citarella in Easthampton ;-) signing off now.

      2. Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola makes a fabulous chicken pot pie; it's topped with puff pastry and is very rich and comforting. Comes in two sizes--not a ton of vegetable matter but the chicken and sauce are velvety, perfectly seasoned.

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        1. re: fatladysings

          Thanks!! Sounds great... Not too far from me... Smiles

          Anymore? I am in search of the best Pot Pie...

        2. If you live near Landmark Diner, you might want to go to the Farmer's Market they have at Christopher Morley during the warmer weather. Someone sells turkey pot-pies there that are quite good. My husband brought them home, so don't know if they have chicken too, but worth checking out.

          1. I picked up a couple of chicken pot pies at Zorn's in Bethpage for my aunties the other day and just heard back from them with a brief review - "terrible!"
            So the search continues. Anyone have a recommendation, preferably in Nassau County? I do make it out to the North Fork regularly, so recs. for that area are welcome.

            I'll be stopping into Iavarone Bros. tomorrow, so I'm hoping they might make them. Everything is good there.
            Thanks & Happy Holidays!

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            1. re: EM23

              Iavarone Bros IMO is a big mistake for anything but the pizza up front (where most things are quite good).

              1. re: Jim Leff

                Really? I'm usually disappointed with "prepared foods" at LI specialty markets, but we've found Iavarone's to be uniformly good. Never had the chicken pot pie, however. Jim (and nice to hear your voice!) which Iavarone has let you down?

                1. re: emarcus

                  Hi, Erica, I'm talking about the one in Floral Park (didn't know there were others). And to be fair, I have to admit that I haven't done deep investigation of the prepared stuff in the market, but I HATE the restaurant so much (again, I'm excepting the pizza up front, which I suspect is a separate concession) that it likely colors my view of their market.

                  Best thing in the pizza concession, btw, is the spinach rolls, which are really great.

                  Also, any chance you can help somehow with this? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9998...
                  I hate great places shutting from lack of interest so much.

                  1. re: Jim Leff

                    Another dismal standout: Tulip Bakery 138 tulip ave, Floral Park, right near train station.

                    Their cheesecake is unique - very flat, with an interesting texture. So good I bring it to "fancy" friends in the city and they invariably go crazy for it. This is just an old-school, somewhat dowdy local bakery. And, as with New Asian Bowl, I worry I may the the only customer.

                    I built Chowhound hoping places like this would be sussed out, flocked to, and given a foothold. Alas, people mostly go to (and talk about) places they've already heard of; usual suspects. Sigh.

                    1. re: Jim Leff

                      So glad to know Tulip bakery still makes that cheesecake. My mom had a dear friend in Floral Park, and whenever she visited, she would bring two boxes of that wonderful stuff: a large one for our family, and a small one for me alone, so that I was sure to get a big piece, even with two ravenous brothers around.

                      Thanks for the memories. I think I'll take a trip there this weekend.

                    2. re: Jim Leff

                      Hmmm, Jim I'm not sure I know what you are talking about. There is one Iavarone restaurant, Iavarone Cafe, in Lake Success. The other four locations (Lake Success, Maspeth, Wantagh and Woodbury) are all markets.

                      As for the Thai-Chinese place, I read your post with interest and will try to get there. BUT, as you know, Newsday doesn't cover places in Queens--no matter how great, no matter how close to the Nassau line. But I'll post here when I get there. Cheers!

                      1. re: emarcus

                        Lake Success, Floral Park, Bellerose....if you can parse the boundaries, you're a better man than me. The restaurant there does have a market next door. Hate the restaurant, dislike (on admittedly non-thorough investigation) the market, like the pizzeria, love the spinach pin-rolls.

                        re: New Asian Bowl, there's a terrible gap of coverage of the nassau/queens border. It's a shame (not your personal fault, I know).

                        But Tulip Bakery is definitely nassau county, and the cheesecake is immortal. You ought to eat it even just for your own thrill (New Asian Bowl isn't thrillsome, just worthy and handy).

                        1. re: Jim Leff

                          OK, I have my marching and cheesecake-eating orders!

                          1. re: Jim Leff

                            I find the restaurant called Fratelli Iavorone to be pretty good. Did not care much for their pizza in the front. Love the pasta carbonara, They have a layered app called a napoleon of vegetables. Their fish is fresh and tasty. Did I mention the carbonara?

                    3. re: Jim Leff

                      Are you talking about the restaurant/ pizzeria? If so, I agree. I've had the regular slice a few times and thought it tasty, but the restaurant in the back failed to impress. Same for the short-lived restaurant they opened in Port Washington about 8 or 10 years ago.

                      1. re: EM23

                        Yes, mostly. Never found anything I liked in their market, but, per above, I need to admit I haven't tried that hard to deeply suss it out.