The Stony Brook Film Festival is the greatest ever, outside of places like the TriBeCa film festival in New York City. The Staller Center is a nice, big place, with fairly comfortable seats and a good view of the screen. The film festival is a bargain but they show films year round also. They are usually slightly older movies but the price of admission cannot be beat.
PROS: Local, costs much less than regular movie theatres
I love Thai food and this restaurant has excellent choices. It is a little place, the first time I went there, I thought it was a take-out place, but they have small tables and seem to fit a lot of people. The pad Thai noodles are great,as are all of the beef dishes. And you must have Thai iced tea! The prices are reasonable.
PROS: good food
My first visit tot his florist was to get a flower for my daughter's date to the prom. The owner prepared the carnation and wished my daughter a good time. Since then my children have purchased beautiful bouquets and arrangements for my birthdays, Mother's Day and holidays. It will always have a place in my heart. Too bad that they are selling the place.
PROS: Fresh flowers
CONS: dirt parking lot
I had occasion to use this dentist for a period of several years, when my insurance changed and he was the only dentist in the area that took my new insurance. The office is small but homey. Dr. Kushner is always prompt and very thorough. I always felt that I received good care, whether it was a checkup or new filling. I absolutely love his dental hygienist!!! I had to change insurance again and he is not a member of the plan. Too bad.
PROS: nice people
The only note I want to add to this doctor is that the Port Jefferson staff is much more friendly than the Holbrook staff, which is why I rated this as very good rather than World Class. I have taken my children to this Pediatric practice since moving to Long Island. I have not had trouble getting appointments for well visits, as well as when my children were sick. The waiting room tends to be crowded though and evening appointments are impossible. The care has always been good.
PROS: Convenient, good care
CONS: staff is so-so
Village Green Miniature Golf is a great place to spend a summer evening, for casual dates and for teens to hang out. The golf area is well lit, the themes are fun and kids of all ages always have fun. My children have attended parties there and have always had a great time.
PROS: Nice, fun place
This place is really run down and very badly run. The food areas are not too clean and the go-carts are not safe. The owners do not seem to care if they make money or not - opening the place whenever they feel like it, making customers, especially those that plan birthdays for children here.
Bob's Stores is a good place to find not only shoes and sneakers but also lots of brand name jeans and shirts for men, children and women. They carry Lee, FuBu, Wranglers, Dockers, and much, much more. I always outfit my children here when it is time for back-to-school shopping. I especially love their sales and clearance rack.
PROS: Brand names, taylor service to shorten pants
CONS: I don't get their circulars
Pentimento is a nice little place in Stony Brook Village. It is very clean, the service is excellent and the food is outstanding. I love the salmon - prepared just the way I like it. The atmosphere is cozy and pleasant. A great place for lunch or dinner.
PROS: Great food
Kent Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter. Although I have not adopted from them, I know people who did. I have used the clinic to spay three dogs, both male and female. They are very, very reasonably priced and offer fast, excellent spaying service and vaccinations.
PROS: Low cost spaying
CONS: They don't always return phonecalls.