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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Bethpage Best of L.I. Competition! It is with great pride that I welcome you to the annual “Best of the Best” issue. The Bethpage Best of L.I. Awards program embodies the very essence of what makes Long Island so great: the enterprise, hard work and sheer determination of the small businesses driving our local economy and the countless families throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties who own, operate and support them. All of their efforts culminate in this yearly contest, and I am humbled to play a part in recognizing their efforts here within these pages. Now in its ninth year and counting, from our readers and nominees to the legions of voters, winners and sponsors, this unique awards program affords us all the opportunity to share in this worthy mission and celebrate in the impressive accomplishments of all of its participants. And they are tremendous accomplishments, indeed. As you turn the pages of this issue and the previous two (Part 1 and Part 2), I implore you to pay close attention to the details--the words, the photographs, the listings and advertisements. All three 2014 Bethpage Best of L.I. issues are the fruits of labor of our entire team at the Long Island Press, representing months of intense work required to bring to life the voting public’s choices for the best Long Island has to offer. And the utter volume of votes this year was simply astounding. We are pleased to announce that 2014 has been yet another recordbreaking year for voting. It is here, in the “Best of the Best,” where we breakdown the entire program, remove the categories, and let the total votes from all determine just who made this exclusive list. To most accurately reflect the category count increase, we’ve likewise increased the number of honorees, to the “Top 30” vote receivers. To give you an idea of the absolute magnitude of the number of votes cast in this year’s competition as compared with years past, 2013’s third- and fourth-place winners, two wellknown psychics, had nearly equally as many votes this time around yet did not even make the list in 2014. As another example, one of Long Island’s most famous


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performers had just enough total votes this year to squeak into the “Top 30.”

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This issue includes the “Multi-Baker’s Dozen” and our “Prime Nine” list of 26 who’ve won this program nine consecutive years, an amazing feat in itself. We also present the winners of the exciting Bethpage Best of L.I. Weddings section! This elite top-level category has grown so large that it features its own custom logo and always arrives in perfect time for the Long Island Wedding season.

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The Bethpage Best of L.I. program has always been about growth. We continue to receive suggestions from our readers and add new categories. This year, the subcategory total has soared to 429 (with more than 1,200 winners)! New additions include some of my favorites, such as Best Bacon Menu Item, Nachos, Taco, Celebrity Impersonator, Casino Company and Best Boss! Growing in tandem with the categories are the herculian efforts of our staff, who out-do themselves year after year. Truthfully, they deserve a Bethpage Best of L.I. award of their own! In the end, we are all rewarded by the benefits this contest brings to our local economy, and especially prideful of each and every Bethpage Best of L.I. banner proudly displayed by its winners. These winners represent quality commerce. So now, without further ado, it’s time for the “Best of the Best.” Please support as many of the winning businesses and professionals as possible and let us know who you and your family personally believe to be the best! Congratulations, and thank you. On behalf of the program’s title sponsor, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, please know that you are all simply the Best! With Gratitude, Felice Cantatore Executive Vice President, Long Island Press

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From Weddings to Top Vote-Getters, Most Category Winners, Most Consecutive Wins...The Best of the Best! In last week’s issue we gave you the winners in the Food & Drink, Sports & Activities, Restaurants, Nightlife & Spirits, Arts & Entertainment and Automotive categories. This week, we’re rolling out the red carpet and hanging the velvet ropes. Invite-only, dear readers! In this issue, you’ll find the winners of the 2014 Bethpage Best of L.I. “Best of the Best,” a list of the “Top 30” vote-getters, those companies whose supporters turned out in tremendous numbers to cast their votes and elevate them to victory! Only the strong survive in the “Best of the Best.” Categories are meaningless in this competition. The best doctors are pitted against the best ribs, the best photographer against the best pet hotel, the best bridal shop against the best psychic. It’s an exciting, noholds-barred grudge match—every winner is on equal footing for this battle to the top! The votes for the “Top 30” are the result of fierce devotion and dedication from the winners’ followers and patrons, and undoubtedly, the “Get Out The Vote” initiatives of the winning businesses themselves. You have to be in it to win it, Long Island, and once you’ve been nominated, you need to get the word out and get those supporters voting for you!

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In this issue you’ll also learn about “The Prime Nine,” winners who have dominated the Bethpage Best of L.I. Awards competition since its inception, every single year. Over the past nine years we’ve seen two presidents in office, a roller-coaster economy, the birth of the iPhone and services like Netflix render video stores obsolete. That’s nearly a decade of major changes, but “The Prime Nine” have consistently maintained their winning streak, consistently elevated their game, and consistently provided topquality products and services to Long Island. And to cement a spot at the table on this hallowed list is nothing short of absolutely amazing. What an outstanding achievement!

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Whether it’s Oheka Castle taking home simultaneous wins in Best Luxury Reception Site and Best Accommodations in the Weddings Section, or CJ’s Coffee Shop winning both Best Egg Sandwich and Best Soup, “The Multi-Baker’s Dozen” are consistent in their quest for excellence. Additionally in this issue you will find the 2014 Bethpage Best of L.I. Weddings winners, a complete guide for the very best of everything a bride and groom will need for their Big Day! This year’s Best Of L.I. Weddings section has expanded and now includes even more categories and winners! Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but with the Bethpage Best of L.I. Wedding winners at your fingertips, you can immediately see who Long Islanders cast their votes for and save yourself a lot of time and aggravation in searching for The Best. On that special day, there can be no others! For nearly a decade, the Bethpage Best of L.I. program has provided a roadmap to the best, top-notch businesses and services throughout Long Island, chosen by you. This week’s issue is the final installment of the 2014 Bethpage Best of L.I. winners, where we recognize the cream of the crop, the crème de la crème, our repeat winners as well as the winners of the most categories. This year’s competition featured more than 6,800 unique nominees, 429 subcategories and more than 1,200 Long Island winners, with more than 1 million votes cast! The Bethpage Best of L.I. has become the largest business awards program in the history of Long Island! Expect even more next year! Welcome, Long Island! Welcome to the final round of 2014 Bethpage Best of L.I. winners!

Congratulations again, and we’ll see you in 2015!

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We know there’s technically nothing better than the “best.” Still, every year, when the Bethpage Best of L.I. results are calculated, we are amazed to see just how many “bests” there are on our shores. Every year, when the voting is all said and done, we look back at the winners, we scour the numbers, and we find what we call the “Best of the Best,” the top-vote-getters, not just in their own categories, but across the competition as a whole. This year, the 2014 Bethpage Best of L.I. program produced its greatest and most vast results by a wide margin: We had more than 1 million votes cast, more than 6,800 unique nominees and more than 1,200 winners across 429 subcategories! The “Best of the Best” is comprised of the “Top 30” vote-getters across that entire spectrum of winners: Pediatrician versus French Fries. Psychic versus pet store. Every winner dukes it out in a steel-cage match from Montauk Point to the NassauQueens border! Now it’s time to announce the biggest of the big winners—the “Best of the Best”—those who simply brought in tens of thousands of votes and crushed everything and everyone in their paths!


Kenwal Day Camp .1 100 Drexel Ave., Melville. 631-694-3399. The Camp Kenwal philosophy is based on a very simple, yet profound statement made by one of their younger campers to his parents: “I didn’t win, but I did my best.” This positive attitude is exactly what Kenwal Day camp is all about. Located on 20 acres of open space and woods, Kenwal features the finest summer day camp facilities and equipment to ensure that every camper ages 3 to 15 enjoys hours of fun-filled activities. Kenwal offers pre-school, kindergarten, first-through-fourth grade, senior, and teen camp summer programs, ensuring a great camp experience for all. Their summer camp activities include an inflatable water park, mini golf, arts & crafts, sports, theater, dance, swimming, zip lines, go-karts, rappelling, karate and so much more! With a combined experience of teaching, coaching, youth mentoring and community involvement, their team of camp counselors represent the best around for campers of all ages.

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211 Knickerbocker Ave., Suite 4, Bohemia. 631-648-0026. iNetworks, otherwise known as Nerds That Care, is an information technology firm supported by a dedicated staff of experienced technical professionals who specialize in providing the networking systems to keep businesses on the fast track to success. The Nerds do everything from projects to roll outs to server migration. They are your one-stop shop for technology for your home, business and personal life. When you hire a Nerd, it’s like getting a whole company of consultants, and who can ask for more than a bunch of Nerds? Last year they came in second place, so now they’re clearly at the top of their game! Their inclusion on this list proves they’re also one of the top vote-getters, too! continued on page 14

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Little Shelter Animal Rescue & 3 Adoption Center

33 Warner Rd., Huntington. 631-368-8770. Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center has been saving animals’ lives since 1927. Their trained staff and trusted volunteers, led by Maryann Chernovsky and David Ceely, are dedicated to finding the perfect forever homes for companion animals of all levels of cuteness! Little Shelter has brought happiness to an untold number of people and animals and is beloved for doing just that. Looking for that special canine to keep you company during these cold winter months? Searching for a cuddly feline to snuggle with? Little Shelter has the perfect furry friends for you and your family!


Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D. Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery

195 Froehlich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. 516-364-4200. Long Islanders know that the very best cosmetic surgeon will utilize high-tech, top-of-theline, cutting-edge equipment and be compassionate. They also know (and stress this point, year after year, in large numbers of votes), that Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery exemplifies all of these qualities. Whether it’s an enhancement or nose augmentation, or one of Dr. Greenberg’s famous “mommy makeovers,” he will help you look your best. Greenberg has cultivated a dedicated base of followers across the Island, and his inclusion in Best of the Best exemplifies his popularity among voters.



2020 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park. 516-784-4072. The UFC Gym is the ultimate fitness destination for boxing buffs and fighting fans. Besides a vast array of cardio machines, there’s weight training equipment, a mat room for wrestling and punching bags for working on that left hook or right jab, plus a sauna and a kids’ club. Perhaps the top draw is their Octagon, where the novice or the pro can get serious about what it takes to achieve the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world leader in mixed martial arts competition. Whatever the workout, whatever the goal, UFC Gym will get you there!


Glisten Skin & Injection Spa

195 Froehlich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. 516-364-4200. Long Island women know that if they want the benefits of cosmetic surgery, minus the downtime, they head to Glisten Skin and Injection Spa, where troublesome areas on the face, neck, and body can achieve a more attractive appearance. The spa provides that oh-so-sought-after opportunity to soak up the relaxing atmosphere while receiving some much-needed pampering using the latest cosmetic techniques and laser treatments for non-invasive procedures including skin resurfacing, skin tightening, scar removal and micro-dermabrasion. The voters have spoken: Glisten Skin and Injection Spa is the number-one destination for looking and feeling beautiful on Long Island!


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5 Star Sports and Entertainment Academy

21 Ryder Pl., East Rockaway. 516-887-6600. The Five-Star All Star Cheer program began in 2005 with a team of nine kids and has grown to three teams with 50 athletes. They focus on teaching proper technique in all aspects of cheering, which includes tumbling, dance and overall showmanship and performance. And the competitive standard is set high: Their teams rank at the top nationally and internationally, with many of their athletes going on to cheer at the college level, too.


Cheap Charlie’s

Multiple Locations. 631-207-9262. When the 100-year-old oak in your front yard leans a little bit too far to the left, threatening your home, or the giant elm in your backyard bleeds a constant stream of large black ants, it’s time to call “Timber!” And for more than 30 years, Long Islanders have been dialing owner-operated Cheap Charlie’s to do just that, whether it’s an eyesore stump that needs grinding, some trees and shrubs that should be cleared, cut down, chipped and removed, or simply some roof clearing to get those pesky branches out of your gutters. Professionalism, expertise and safety are their calling card, and their inclusion on this Best of the Best list exemplifies just how many people throughout both Nassau and Suffolk counties trust Cheap Charlie’s to remedy all of their tree-pruning and tree-clearing needs! Cheap Charlie’s is perfection, guaranteed!


Cage 16

1250 St. Louis Ave., Bay Shore. 631-647-7757. One of Long Island’s leading facilities for baseball and softball training, Cage 16 is dedicated to providing top-quality instruction and a professional workout environment for both teams and the individual player. Located on the north side of Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore, this place has the space for hitters of all levels to get into the swing of things! They focus on the fundamentals. There are no pitching machines, instead they rent cage space plus balls and protective screens, plus offer winter training sessions and weekly workouts and conditioning. Come have a ball at Cage 16!

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1145 Station Rd., Medford. 631-504-6133. Cheerleading is so more than rooting a team on to victory. Cheerleading is technique, choreography, stunts and a lot more. A cheerleader is a top representative of their school, and are a role model to many. For more than 25 years, GymNest Gymnastics has been instilling not just the skills and techniques necessary for excellence in their Olympic-sized, state-of-the-art facility, but throughout the gym of life. From the beginning gymnast to the accomplished elite, Gym-Nest programs include pre-school and recreational classes to competitive teams. Gym-Nest’s dedicated team of instructors pride themselves in creating an atmosphere in which everyone is welcome and all have the opportunity to reach their full potential!


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Multiple Locations. With more than 300 locations across the globe and more than 35 years of experience, The Little Gym is not only the world’s premier experiential learning and physical development center for children ages four months through 12 years, but the top choice on Long Island for parents to bring their budding superstars. Progressively structured weekly classes and a positive learning environment create opportunities for children to try new things, build self-confidence, and realize their dreams! Programs include parent/child classes, gymnastics, dance, karate and sports skills development, plus enjoyable extras such as camps, “Parents’ Survival Nights” and “Awesome Birthday Bashes.” The Little Gym utilizes physical activity as a conduit for “Three-Dimensional Learning,” and believe that in each dimension, self-confidence and a proud smile are the evident outcomes of success!


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1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford. 516-795-5474. Video games are becoming much more accessible with the advent of multimedia video gaming consoles and smartphone apps, but nothing beats going to the local arcade and conquering their machines as large crowds grow to witness your dominance. That air of invincibility runs through the veins of many youngsters who pour into United Skates of America for birthday parties and other joyous events. The arcade boats a wide variety of games just waiting to spit out dozens of tickets so kids can get their hands on the most-coveted, top-shelf prizes they’ve been eyeing for years. And let’s not forget that lovable Skateasaurus! He’s there, too!

1835 New Hwy., Farmingdale. 631-752-2324. Kids can get the jump on things at this ideal spot for hosting an inflatable birthday party they’ll never forget. It’s clean, well-maintained, and full of fun, and they’ve just introduced Long Island’s only indoor inflatable zipline! So whether you’re thinking about a weekend party or something special, or just want the toddlers in your life to get moving and grooving, this is the perfect venue. And if you want to add more excitement, try the “bounce and disco” party package for some crazy fun under the colored lights with the music pounding!


KAYO Boxing

190 Broadway, Garden City Park. 516-385-6908. With U.S. Kickboxing Association United States Middleweight Champion Michael Corleone at the helm, the trained staff of professionals at KAYO Boxing will have you in tip-top form and attaining whatever goals you’re striving to reach, whether it be just toning up or preparing for the ring. Through high-intensity workout classes, including cardio boxing and kickboxing, each jab, hook, uppercut and kick brings you closer to a healthier body and sharper mind! Though each class is customized for the maximum individual results, everyone can expect to jump rope, work the heavy bags, speed bag, double-end bag, uppercut bags, core/abdominal drills and plyometric training, just like the pros! Additionally, there are partner drills and even sparring, if so desired! If your ultimate dream is glory behind the ropes, either on the amateur or professional boxing level, KAYO will prepare you for that, too.


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Golden Paw Society

260 Broadway, Huntington Station. 631-470-7483. Golden Paw Society, Inc., is an all-volunteer-run animal rescue organization dedicated to changing the plight of shelter cats on LI. Shelters play an important role in animal welfare but many cats don't do well in close proximity to barking dogs. The mission of Golden Paw Society is to remove those cats who have been at the shelter the longest, or those who are not adjusting well and find new homes for them, pronto! They now have four adoption partners to help get these furry felines into a permanent home even faster than before and their fans showed their support by voting them into the top 25.


Sav-A-Pet Animal Rescue & Adoption Center


608 Rte. 112, Port Jefferson Station. 631-473-6333. The caring team at this nonprofit no-kill organization believes it is their moral responsibility to protect and improve the lives of abused, abandoned and homeless cats and dogs. Placing them in loving permanent homes for a lifetime of happiness and joy is their number-one priority. Sav-A-Pet provides spay and neuter services for Long Island feral cats and any necessary medical care for pets. They work diligently to educate the public, especially children, on the importance of pet sterilization, responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals. Sav-A-Pet’s lifesaving mission is supported solely by public donations, and every dollar makes a difference. Enterprising fundraisers include their “Buy-A-Brick,” “Clunkers for Critters” and “Old Friends With Benefits,” their program to help the “old sages” at their shelter, which includes free adoption, food, grooming and vaccinations for life! Remember: Love is free and these cute critters need--and deserve--yours!



David Scharf, D.M.D Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County, PLLC

Multiple Locations. Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County is dedicated to ensuring your children start off on the right track to dental bliss! Their caring and compassionate staff of professionals focus on total preventive care, beginning with regular hygiene visits, check-ups and continued home oral care, to foster the whitest, brightest, glowing smile!


98 E. Main St., Babylon. 631-661-6633. Long Islanders know a good thing when they find it. As such, they have voted Dr. Sharf the best dentist again because of his unique ability to make a trip to the dentist a great experience. Dr. Scharf has won the hearts of his patients by treating them like family and delivering a first class dental experience. He is especially good with nervous patients and always takes the time to talk with patients to understand their concerns. No wonder Dr. Scharf is Long Island’s first choice for dental implants and healthy gums without surgery.

Chris Prentiss Physical Therapy

763 Larkfield Rd., Ste. 101, Commack. 631-462-0118. For the second year in a row Long Island Press readers voted Chris Prentiss as the best physical therapist on Long Island. Whatever injury you may have, Chris Prentiss Physical Therapy will get you in shape and back on your feet. Here, treatment options are tailored to your individual needs with warmth, attention and care.


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Kent Animal Shelter 2259 River Rd., Calverton. 631-727-5731. For the past 40 years, Kent Animal Shelter has been saving the lives of dogs and cats and matching them with loving, caring Long Islanders who have agreed to share their lives with these adorable lil’ critters, opening their hearts and doors to create special, permanent “forever” homes. The nonprofit prides itself on these connections, and until such matches are found, stands as a lifesaving haven for homeless, abused and abandoned animals. Kent Animal Shelter places hundreds of animals in responsible homes each year, and hundreds are spayed or neutered at its low-cost spay/neuter clinic! Kent Animal Shelter also boasts a “Pet Therapy Program” and “Retirement Home Program” for felines who survive their owners, boast exercise facilities and expert medical supervision for all these precious cuddly friends! One visit to Kent Animal Shelter will inspire you to adopt your forever animals and never let them go!


Epoch 5 Public Relations

755 New York Ave., Huntington. 516-997-1950. For its fifth straight year, Epoch 5 Public Relations has been voted the Best PR firm on the Island. Their dedicated, diligent staff has garnered a well-deserved reputation for providing top-notch services to their clients, whether working on building name recognition or burnishing an image that may have grown a bit tarnished over time. These talented people know what it takes, bringing their expertise to help their customers with the right communication strategy suited to their needs. No challenge is too daunting for this team of professionals.

Chicken Sensation


145 Levittown Pkwy., Hicksville. 516-939-2243. One taste and you’ll see, this is not your average chicken. These purveyors of poultry perfection serve skinless chicken cooked in 100-percent cholesterol-free shortening. That means you can chow down on a basket of wings, some breasts or thighs guilt-free, without losing any of the flavor. They’re not called Chicken Sensation for nothing! Sensational!

Katherine Heaviside

755 New York Ave., Huntington. 516-997-1950. With Katherine Heaviside at the helm, Epoch 5 Public Relations is first in its class, and for the fifth year in a row, Katherine has been also been voted Best publicist on Long Island. She makes sure her clients get the satisfaction and service they deserve and expect, whether they’re a corporate giant or a local elected official. Over the years she’s earned a reputation for forging strong partnerships with with a range of businesses, foundations and community groups. They’ve come to rely on her proven track record of knowing what works best to get the message across most effectively.


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Louis Simonetti, ESQ


144 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. 516-248-5600. When the nuptial bliss has become a nightmare and the marital bonds must be broken for the good of all concerned, then it's time to turn to the legal expertise of Louis F. Simonetti, Jr., who brings 25 years of experience to help untie the knot with the wisest of counsel. From child support to visitation rights, from asset distribution to alimony, this attorney and his team promise the best representation at a reasonable price. He knows the ins and the outs of New York law, and is well versed on same sex marriage, too. So whether it's mediation or separation, he'll go the extra mile to help the couple leave the past conflicts behind and move on.

Walter Priestley, D.C.

81 Conklin St., Farmingdale. 516-752-1007. Clients have plenty to say about Priestly Chiropractic, who’s been serving the Long Island community since 1988. They report that there is never a long wait and that in his fully equipped office, Dr. Priestly is able to help patients enjoy as pain-free lives as possible. And that goes a long way when selecting a chiropractor. The bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons of the body’s musculoskeletal system demand the best in order for them to function their best. Long Islanders, therefore, are in good hands with Dr. Priestley.


26 Dr. David L. Pollack - Pollack Wellness Institute Formerly Creating Wellness Center of Commack

66 Commack Rd., Ste. 100, Commack. 631-462-0801. Under the masterful hands of Dr. David Pollack, patients report improvements to their digestion, posture and migraines, among other ailments. Combined with his expertise in chiropractic care, Dr. Pollack’s goal has been to help Long Islanders get the treatment they need to feel better and get more out of life with custom-designed care in this centuries-old healing procedure.


Long Island's Finest Homes

691 Walt Whitman Rd., Ste. 202, Melville. 631-676-1888. Year after year homebuyers on the Island have come to trust that Long Island's Finest Homes will indeed live up to its motto: "Where you deserve only the Finest." From Montauk to Queens, with so many points in between, this top-notch realty company has found the right location time and time again. Its talented team of dedicated agents deliver reliable services in sales, rentals and property management to satisfy a wide range of client needs. They work closely with the buyers to put them in their dream homes.


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West Hills Animal Hospital

800 W. Jericho Tpke., Huntington. 631-351-6116. West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center is a 24-hour, full-service animal hospital and emergency veterinary medical facility proud to serve the pets of both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Fully staffed with doctors and nurses to treat your pet when needed, it doesn’t matter how small or large the health issue, West Hills’ experts treat each patient as if it were their own.

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Greenlawn. 631-623-6313. You know how some bands take their art so seriously that the music suffers for their integrity? 45rpm is not one of those bands. They are so, so much more fun. This self-admitted “cheesy” band covers the classics from the Seventies that you love to sing along to in your car but haven’t heard live since back them because they’re just too darn cheesy for most bands to add to their repertoire. 45rpm brings these aural nuggets to you with professional quality that will have you dancing, singing along, and just maybe, experiencing the band’s signature “cheesegasm.”


Billy Joel Billy Joel has taken his collective Long Island experience from his childhood in Hicksville to his continued adventures in Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor and mined into an endless array of hits that have kept the world singing along for more than 30 years. The recent announcement of his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden in 2014 was music to the ears of the Long Islanders who love him.


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Multi-Baker’s Dozen Multiple Category Winners It’s impressive to take home a win in any Bethpage Best of L.I. category, but to cross over into multiple categories is truly a feat for the ages to be proud of! Vincent’s Clam Bar took home titles in a whopping 10 categories—the most ever in the history of the Bethpage Best of L.I. Awards competition—for the second year in a row! Among these: Best Italian Restaurant, Best Seafood Restaurant, Best Chef, Best Off-Premise Caterer, Best Wait Service, Best Calamari, Best Jarred Pasta Sauce, Best Mussels, Best Sausage & Pepper Sandwich, Best Wait Service and Best Specialty Pizza. Wow. When we spoke to Bobby Marisi, owner of Vincent’s Clam Bar, he was thrilled to talk about winning in 10 history-making categories, yet again.

Vincent’s Clam Bar

10 Category Wins 179 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. 516-742-4577.

Oheka Castle

9 Category Wins 135 Westgate Dr., Huntington. 631-659-1400.

CJ’s Coffee Shop

7 Category Wins 225 N. Long Beach Rd., Rockville Centre. 516-766-9107.

Post Office Café

6 Category Wins 130 W. Main St., Babylon. 631-669-9223.

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“We’re steeped in the tradition of Little Italy. We are a fun, festive family restaurant that gives you the feeling of walking into an Italian wedding: lots of action and food!” The venerable Oheka Castle, CJ’s Coffee Shop, Brickhouse Brewery, Post Office Cafe, Pollack Wellness Institute, TR’s Great American Pub, Costello’s Ace Hardware, Croxley’s Ale House, Iavarone Bros., Krisch’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlour, HealthBridge and Panera Bread join Vincent’s at the top! They are honored here, Long Island, because you voted for them. Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, we give you this year’s multiple category winners in the Bethpage Best of LI 2014 competition, the “Multi-Baker’s Dozen.”

BrickHouse Brewery & Restaurant

6 Category Wins 67 W. Main St., Patchogue. 631-447-2337.

Pollack Wellness Institute - Formerly Creating Wellness Center of Commack

6 Category Wins 66 Commack Rd., Ste. 100, Commack. 631-462-0801.

Costello’s Ace Hardware

5 Category Wins Multiple Locations. (631) 243-2220

Croxley’s Ale House & Eatery 5 Category Wins Multiple Locations.

Iavarone Bros.

5 Category Wins Multiple Locations. 877-IBFOODS.

Krisch’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlour 5 Category Wins 11 Central Ave., Massapequa. 516-797-3149.


5 Category Wins 1000 Northern Blvd., Suite 230, Great Neck. 516-627-4433.

Panera Bread

5 Category Wins Multiple Locations.

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Prime Nine

winners for Nine years in a row It is often said that every cell in a human body is changed over a period of seven years and by year nine, the human body is completely born anew. It’s a magical time. Many doctors also note that human beings undergo major emotional and psychological shifts in that period of time. We change: our bodies change, our opinions, change, our worlds change. So it is remarkable when we find things that remain consistent, things that don’t change by year nine—even more remarkable when those things are consistently great, consistently the best. To be a nine-time Bethpage Best of L.I. winner is, simply put, to defy the rules of nature! To do in succession what most fail to do even once. To consistently and repeatedly adhere to standards that, to many, are unattainable for even a fleeting moment. Dynasties, by definition, do not last, simply because it is nigh impossible to maintain total and infallible dominance in any particular field. It requires intense effort, steadfast

1042 Collision

1042 Fulton St., Farmingdale. 631-249-0926.


2245 Broadhollw Rd., Farmingdale. 631-694-6868.

All American Drive-In

4286 Merrick Rd., Massapequa. 516-798-9574.

Ayhan’s Shish Kebab

Multiple Locations.

Bagel Boss

Multiple Locations. 888-BOSS-TIME.

Book Revue

313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-271-1442.

Briermere Farms

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Dave & Buster’s

Mamma Lombardi’s

400 Furrows Rd., Holbrook 631-737-0774.

Multiple Locations. 888-300-1515.

Maureen’s Kitchen

Dr. Stephen Greenberg

Nathan’s Famous Restaurant

195 Froehlich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. 516-364-4200.

108 Terry Rd., Smithtown. 631-360-9226.

Multiple Locations.

Eisenhower Park

Oheka Castle

Iavarone Bros.

Panera Bread

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Pindar Vineyards Winery & Pavilion

Eisenhower County Park, East Meadow. 516-572-0348. Multiple Locations. 877-IBFOODS. 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville. 516-758-9100.

Island Harvest

199 Second St., Mineola. 516-294-8528.

4414 Sound Ave., Riverhead. 631-722-3931.

Kotobuki Restaurant

Cinema Arts Centre

Looney Tunes

423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611.


concentration, resilience, and neverending wherewithal to adapt to change. In a world where your reputation can shift from positive to negative with a single unfavorable comment immortalized on the Internet, to garner an overwhelming number of votes from our Island is nothing to scoff at, and these 26 businesses have managed to do it nine years in a row! We’d also like to point out that we are edging closer and closer to the 10year mark. How many of these winners will carry their crown to what we believe will be the most important list in the Bethpage Best of L.I.’s history? We’ll have to wait until 2015 to find out. In the meantime, give credit to the winners on this list, from auto shop to entertainment venue, ale house to farm stand. As we like to say, the Bethpage Best of L.I. offers an introspective look at Long Island’s crème-de-la-crème. The “Best of the Best” offers a look at supremacy. Our class of nine-time winners offers a blending of the two— unbridled excellence and unwavering consistency!

Multiple Locations.

31 Brookvale Ave., West Babylon. 631-587-7722.

135 Westgate Dr., Huntington. 631-659-1400. Multiple Locations.

37645 Main Rd., Peconic. 631-734-6200.

Rockabilly Barbers Multiple Locations.

Smokin’ Al’s

4847 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park. 516-799-4900.

White Post Farms

250 Old Country Rd., Melville.631-351-9373.

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We had many impressive wins in this year’s Bethpage Best of L.I. competition and you might be wondering how these businesses made it to the top. Aside from constantly meeting and surpassing customers’ expectations, these winners brought in the votes. You, Long Island, told us they were the best. Every year Long Islanders pick the nominee pool and everyone has an equal opportunity to be represented. These nominees are then compiled into a master ballot and voting is open every Oct. 1 to Dec. 15 on the Web at BestOf. During this 75-day window, Long Islanders can vote for whatever local store, restaurant, business or person they feel should hold a Bethpage Best of L.I. title. Each voter is allowed one vote per IP address per day for each category—Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Nightlife & Spirits, Health and Wellness, Weddings, Restaurants, among others. Once the voting ends, results are tallied and double-checked for fraudulent voting or obvious abuse (those votes are then removed). After this the results are added up again. UPickEm, a third party administrator, administers the Bethpage Best of L.I. voting pages. And there it is in a nutshell, Long Island. The next nomination period begins in July—only six months away! Flip to page 46 for more details!


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GET NOMINATED NEXT YEAR When you begin voting for this year’s Bethpage Best of L.I., you may find yourself scrolling through the ballots only to see your personal favorite didn’t make it on this year’s ballot. “Blasphemy,” you say! “They are truly the best! Why are they not on this list!?”” Well, no worries. If you don’t see your favorites on this year’s ballot, before you know it, we’ll be accepting nominations for the next Bethpage Best of L.I. competition. And that’s where you, dear readers, come in. It’s your job to nominate your favorites to ensure that they’ll be considered. Because how will we know who is the best if you don’t tell us? Consider this a moral responsibility to your friends, family and neighbors, those lost souls who don’t know the best place to throw a kids’ birthday party, adopt a new puppy or where to find the very best ice cream on our little island. Keep them in the dark no longer! Let there be light! Let there be Best of L.I.! Beginning July 1, 2014 and running through August 30, 2014, visit, where you can nominate all your favorites. Then tell all your friends to do the same—because the more nominations, the better chance a business has to be included on the ballot and ultimately be crowned The Best!

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Oheka Castle

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1. Oheka Castle

135 Westgate Dr., Huntington. 631-659-1400. Do not bother purchasing tickets to fly to Cinderella’s castle in Disney World or Europe to plan a party fit for a princess. Dreams do come true at Oheka Castle. Voted Best Accommodations, from the moment you arrive, to your fairytale party, until the very last dance, toast and smile, you will have the royal treatment the most important day in your life deserves--and your guests and family will stay in the most luxurious suites this side of Fantasyland.

2. The Inn at Fox Hollow

7755 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 516-224-8100.

3. Viana Hotel & Spa

3998 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-338-7777.

Best Bachelor

Party Venue

1. Dynamic Firearms Training

16 Saxon Rd., Farmingdale. 855-448-6872. Ready, aim, shoot for the best bachelor experience you’ll ever have at Dynamic Firearms training, voted Best Bachelor Party Venue on Long Island. A basic rifle shooting package for the groom-to-be


and friends includes safety instruction, targets, range time and competition among the group. What better way to de-stress and have barrels of fun before the big day!? Trust the voters--you’ll have a literal blast!

with their best girlfriends weeks before the Big Day!

2. Billy Dean’s Showtime Café

3. LaCole Salon & Spa

3. Peter Luger’s

Best Bridal Dress Store

1538 Newbridge Rd., North Bellmore. 516-783-0002. 255 Northern Blvd., Great Neck. 516-487-8799.

Best Bachelorette

Party Venue

1. Gurney’s Inn Resort & Spa

290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk. 631-668-2345. A weekend at Gurney’s is the perfect way to celebrate your final fling before the ring. Located in the heart of Montauk, generations of bachelorettes have been getting pampered at this resort, either relaxing in the spa, enjoying fine dining, dancing or simply spending quality time

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475 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach. 3962 Merrick Rd., Seaford. 516-809-7171.

1. Professional Hair Artistry by Nicole Digilio

2473 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 516-594-9010. Bridal World in Baldwin has the best selection of Bridal Dresses in Long Island, at the lowest prices possible. Say “Yes” to the dress without breaking the bank! At Bridal World the lucky bride-to-be can peruse in-store samples by well-renowned retailers, consult with the shop’s staff of wedding dress experts and ultimately, find that once-in-a-lifetime gown that she’s been dreaming about for as long as she can remember!

249 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. 516-742-5251. Nicole Digilio has been transforming brides-to-be into gorgeous wedding day princesses for more than a decade. Her business’ name says it all: Professional Hair Artistry by Nicole. To Digilio, each hairdo is a canvas upon which she creates art and beauty, and artistry is her true passion. A self-described perfectionist, she will ensure your hair is absolutely gorgeous for the Big Day and will stop at nothing to make you happy! Digilio uses only the finest professional salon products to craft her creations. From bridal parties and updos to blowouts and all phases of coloring, she truly does do it all! Catering to Long Island, New York and Westchester, you will have a wonderful experience with Nicole styling you on your wedding day!

2. Bridal Suite of Bay shore

2. Maximus Spa & Salon

3. Bridal Reflections

3. JD Thomas & Co.

1. Bridal World

7 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-666-0700. 4 Broadway, Massapequa. 516-795-2222.

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1. Shandon Court

115 E. Main St., East Islip. 631-581-5678. Mothers, bridesmaids and sisters searching to find the perfect venue to host a bridal shower need look no further than Shandon Court! Beauty, elegance and expertise are the name of the game here, with exquisitely decorated rooms that can accommodate whatever size shower you’re planning, and a menu that is second-to-none. Because what goes best with giving and opening presents? Great food and wine, of course! Celebrate in style!

BEst Event Planning 1. Elite Glamour Events

42 State Pl., Huntington. 631-523-6799. eliteglamourevents. com The art of event planning at Elite Glamour Events can be best described as inspiring the same emotions and excited anticipation derived from viewing a shooting star: People wait with bated breath to witness such an event. Elite Glamour Events are filled with detail and personalization that have guests wowed at every corner and clients excited to show off the unforgettable uniqueness of their event to family and friends. Their team of event designers and day-of coordination specialists treat events as if they are a once-in-a-lifetime show and want each of their clients to feel like honored stars!

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2. Cheeky Details

7 W. Main St., Ste. 4A, Bay Shore. 631-647-8891.

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3. Cloud Nove Events

proud to support local businesses as the Best of LI sponsor.

620 W. Montauk Hwy., Ste. A, Lindenhurst. 646-209-7768.

Best Favors / Invitations

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1. Galleria Invitations, Favors and Tuxedos

234 Rte. 109, Farmingdale. 631-753-1264. The proper wedding invitations and favors are as important as The Big Day itself and must reflect all aspects of your ultimate wedding day vision. They set the tone, help make the theme and really come to define that oh-so-special event! Galleria Invitations, Favors and Tuxedos,


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135 Westgate Dr., Huntington. 631-659-1400.

3. Fox Hollow

7725 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 516-921-1415.

at 1800 offers a full line of wedding favors, wedding invitations, bridal party gifts and other specialized items, such as personalized imprinted ribbons, personalized napkins, screen-printed glassware, gift wrapping and bonbonieri to make that vision a reality! Galleria is the proud wedding providers for ABC’s Live! With Michael and Kelly, and you know that if it’s good enough for MK, it’s good enough for anyone!

2. Jessica Leigh Paperie

609 Rte. 109, Ste. 2B-5, West Babylon. 631-835-2692.

3. Elite Glamour Events

42 State Pl., Huntington. 631-523-6799.

Best Honeymoon Travel Planner 1. Burr Travel Bureau

162 Laurel Ave., Northport. 631-757-8500. Planning your honeymoon should be the most fun and stress-free part of your wedding planning experience. Burr Travel Bureau assesses your needs and helps organize your dream vacation, no matter what corner of the world you’ve set your hearts on!. Whether that special excursion involves walking hand-in-hand along the beach in St. Lucia, strolling the decks of your cruise to eternal bliss or touring the lost cities of love with your soul mate at your side, the agents at Burr Travel Bureau are eager to guide you to relaxation, romance and true happiness!

2. Superior Travel - Baldwin

3463 Bay Front Dr., Baldwin. 516-623-8765.

3. Cruise Planners

Peerless Dr., Oyster Bay. 516-922-7873.

National. Liberty Travel

Multiple Locations.

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Best Intimate Wedding Reception Site 2. Ruvo Restaurant 1. Westbury Manor

1100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. 516-333-7117. Transport you and your special man back in time to the 1800s while taking in the full, dreamy beauty of a traditional Victorian mansion! The grounds of Westbury Manor are breathtakingly gorgeous, beautifully manicured, the dining and reception rooms overflow with elegance and magnificence, and their expert staff spare no expense in making you and your groom’s Big Day the most intimate, unforgettable English-style affair imaginable!


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63 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-261-7700.

3. Shandon Court 115 E. Main St., East Islip. 631-581-5678.

Amador wants all of her customers to feel just as gorgeous, too!

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Best Men’s Formal Wear 1. Gino’s Galleria Tuxedo

1. Christina Amador Beauty

8737 250th St., Bellerose. 917-214-4444. Christina Amador specializes in bridal make up, but not just any bridal make up. Amador has worked with some of the very best in the business (including Beyonce and Kim Kardashian’s makeup artists!) and knows all the tricks and techniques of the trade to ensure you have that glowing “red Carpet” look on you and your beau’s Big Day! Her work has not only been featured on Rachel Ray, Project Runway, TLC, QVC and Bravo, she’s also had the supreme honor of working with such gorgeous celebrities as Catherine Zeta Jones, Sofia Vergara and Adriana Lima! Christina Amador Beauty offers traditional makeup services, airbrush makeup services and even tanning on location or in-studio! She believes it’s not just about looks, either.


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234 Rte. 109, Farmingdale. 1888mytuxes. When a bride and groom see each other for the first time the day of their wedding, their hearts are beating in unison at the excited anticipation of their one and only loves. For a moment so special as this, there’s absolutely no reason why the groom should not be as impeccably dressed as his gorgeous bride. A perfectly fitted, perfectly customized tuxedo can transform any man into that Prince Charming she’s always dreamed of. Gino’s has it all: an unparalleled selection of all the top brands and designers including Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, and an equally talented staff who know how to make your man look and feel his best! They’ve done it again! Competitive prices and top quality make Gino’s the numberone tuxedo shop on Long Island!

2. Woodbury Men’s Shop

8025 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 516-802-5280.

3. Esquire Tuxedos

2156 Merrick Rd., Merrick. 516-378-6060.

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Best Officiant 1. Reverend Thomas Fiorillo

631-827-4824. Choosing the proper officiant for your special day is about as important as finding that oncein-a-lifetime perfect dress! The officiant not only guides you through those most sacred of matrimonial vows, ushering in your new lives together as one spirit, one soul for all of eternity, the officiant is your rock up on the altar, your confidante, your conduit through which all of the residual nervousness and anxiety dissipates. He or she is your spiritual adviser, your third partner, your trusted friend. The officiant sets the tone for the entire marriage and is the first to introduce you and your love into the world as a married couple. Reverend Thomas Fiorillo is an ordained interfaith (non-denominational) minister registered to perform weddings throughout New York. His signature style involves a personalized ceremony that emphasizes the couple’s individuality and what has brought them together. Be it a simple civil ceremony or a grandiose affair, the good reverend will make sure your day is as timeless as your love for one another. He also performs mixed religion, same-sex and unity ceremonies. As his motto goes, “Love is Universal, but Every Couple is Unique.” Married couples throughout the Island have spoken, resoundingly and with conviction: Rev. Fiorillo is the best wedding officiant on Long Island!

2. Reverend Terri Lynn Herbst

3. Rev. Dr. Beverly Boyarsky, Beacon of Light Ministry North Babylon. 631-422-2253.

Best Party and Event Rentals 1. Galleria Inviations, Favors and Tuxedos

234 New York 109, Farmingdale. 631-753-1265. No matter what your plans, no matter how many people, no matter how unique your vision, Galleria Invitations, Favors and Tuxedos has got the means, the know-how and the personnel to make those wedding dreams a reality! Choose from a huge selection of only the best party favors and consult with their expert team of party professionals! They know parties and they know weddings!

2. Camelot Party Rentals

1134 Station Rd., Medford. 631-419-6315.

3. Unique Entertainment

427 Willis Ave., Williston Park. 516-248-4500.


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Best Party Bus Company

1. Camelot Specialty Limos

31 Central Dr., Farmingdale. 5 16-731-5466. After months or years of planning, the consulting, the searching and selecting, finally your Big Day has arrived! It’s all come together! Your fairytale wedding is here! On this special day of celebration, the absolute last thing you want to be thinking about is the party bus! Don’t worry, Camelot Specialty Limos has got you covered. Their team of expert drivers and highly trained staff will ensure your bridal parties get to the service in time, and in style. They will take special care of those wedding guests, too, on the way from the church to the reception and back to the hotels, so you’ll have nothing to think about other than just how lucky you truly are to experience such a blessed day surrounded by so many loving friends and family members! about is the party bus shuffling all the guest around! For three consecutive years now, Long Islanders have voted Camelot Specialty Limo the Best Party Bus Company on LI, for so many great reasons!

2. All Star Limousine

380 New Hwy., Lindenhurst. 800–43–ALL-STAR.

3. Cruise Control

P.O. Box 57, Massapequa. 516-797-7454.

Best Photo Booth 1. Complete Wedding Packages

2570 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. 516-304-1794. Photo booths are the newest musthave trend for weddings, and Complete Wedding Packages offers the very best to celebrate and immortalize your Big Day! Besides a plethora of photo booths, Complete Wedding Packages also offer a variety of wedding day services to set your entrance into eternal bliss and happiness apart from all the rest, including red carpet walks, memory albums and all the cutesy cutest props! Dress up, pose with a loved one, smile or have fun and make a funny face--photo booth pictures are the perfect way to remember all the family and friends who made such an unforgettable event so unforgettable!

2. Picture Your Moments Manorville. 631-445-6853.

3. Team Photo Booth

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Best Reception Site 1. Oheka Castle

135 Westgate Dr., Huntington. 631-659-1400. Oheka Castle is the premier venue to host exquisite society weddings and gala celebrations. Exclusive and unforgettable, from the historic estate and formal gardens to the elegant rooms, meticulous white-glove service, European ambiance, and award-winning cuisine, Oheka is one of the finest venues in the world and the Best Wedding Reception Site on Long Island.

2. Chateau La Mer

845 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. 631-225-0400.

3. Jericho Terrace

249 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. 516-742-5251.

Best Reception Site Large (300 or more)

1. Oheka Castle

135 Westgate Dr., Huntington. 631-659-1400. Are you getting married? Have you always dreamed of that fairytale wedding, the one where you and your prince hold court among hundreds of your friends and family members, all gathered together for a celebration fit for royalty? Well you’re in luck, because voters have crowned Oheka Castle the Best Reception Site for Large Weddings of 300 or More on Long Island! Otto Khan’s former estate can accommodate up to 400 guests for a sit-down dinner with tables of 12,

music and dancing! And that’s not all. Oheka’s famous Gatsby-style events can comfortable accommodate up to 1,000 guests!

2. Westbury Manor

1100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. 516-333-7117.

3. The Inn at New Hyde Park

214 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park. 516-354-7797.

Best Reception Site Luxury

1. Oheka Castle

135 Westgate Dr., Huntington. 631-659-1400. For a wedding reception fit for a queen and her king, soon-to-be newlyweds need look no further than Oheka Castle. Storied, gorgeous and majestic, a wedding within Oheka is a simply unforgettable experience, replete with elegance, sophistication and absolutely breathtaking surroundings. Dine like royalty! Dance as if before the queen’s court! The magic and the magnificence of this precious, exquisitely decorated gem is all yours to cherish! From 32 luxurious guestrooms, grand dining and ball rooms with all the trimmings, there’s simply no more memorable or lavish a reception site on Long Island than Oheka Castle!

2. The Inn at New Hyde Park

214 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park. 516-354-7797.

3. Chateau Briand

440 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. 516-334-6125.

Best Reception Site - Outdoor 1. Chateau La Mer

845 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. 631-225-0400. Winter, spring, summer or fall, there is no more gorgeous or fitting a wedding reception backdrop than a breathtaking view of the water. All of Chateau La Mer’s banquet rooms overlook the beautiful Great South Bay, and thus, all the bride and groom’s guests and families can enjoy the venue’s outstanding cocktail hour either indoors or outdoors among the shifting colors and soothing waves of Mother Nature herself. Raise a glass to the purple heavens, salute the melting violet sun, as the newlyweds arrive, waving, smiling, by yacht!


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2. Chateau Briand

440 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. 516-334-6125.

3. Crest Hollow Country Club

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Reception Site Unique Wedding

1. Oheka Castle

135 Westgate Dr., Huntington. 631-659-1400. There is simply no more unique a venue to host your wedding reception than the fabled Oheka Castle, period--not on Long Island, not in New York State, not in this entire region. This multiple Best of LIaward-winning wedding reception site has everything a bride-to-be needs for her Big Day to go from “Great” to “Legendary.” Fine dining, breathtaking grounds and opulent banquet halls transport all who attend to a far-off magic land, where you, the bride, are the princess! You, the bride, are the queen! Oheka is a purely magical experience, and one that will ensure the magic and wonder and happiness of that oh-so special day will last for all eternity!

2. Flowerfield’s

199 Mills Pond Rd., Saint James. 631-862-0100.

3. Raphael Vineyards

3939 Main Rd., Rte. 25, Peconic. 631-765-1100.

Best Reception Site For the Savvy Bride

arrive on a yacht! With the sun turning from pink to rose, and with your loved ones by your side, Chateau La Mer ushers in your new lives together--not just with top-quality service and fine dining, but with the very wonders of the heavens, the glory of the sea, and all the beauty that such a spectacular view can bestow on such a special, precious, miraculous day!

2. Gurney’s Inn Resort & Spa

290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk. 631-668-2344.

3. Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow

100 Fox Hill Dr., Baiting Hallow. 631-727-6076.

Best Reception

Site with Accommodations

1. Oheka Castle

135 Westgate Dr., Huntington. 631-659-1400. Every true princess dreams of her shining Prince Charming who will whisk her away to a castle of his own, far, far away from the monotony of the daily toils and struggles of life. There, a glorious feast will be prepared and the two will live happily ever after. Long Island brides do not need to wake from this magical vision, for there exists such a place right here! Oheka Castle! It boasts 32 luxurious rooms and an experience that is simply unmatched. Have the guests stay for awhile! Let’s extend this storybook wedding a few more days, with memories that will surely last a lifetime!

2. Fox Hollow

7725 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 516-921-1415.

3. Gurney’s Inn Resort & Spa

290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk. 631-668-2345.

1. Thatched Cottage

445 E. Main St., Centerport. 631-261-1900. To be savvy is to be well-informed, perceptive. To be savvy is to know what works and what doesn’t. To be savvy is to understand that everything--no matter how small the detail, no matter how overlooked the minutia--everything plays a significant role in adding up to what should be The Best Day Of Your Life, your wedding. That means that everything, everything must be perfect! From its charm to its staff to its beauty to its elegance, Thatched Cottage is the Best Reception Site for the Savvy Bride. This is wedding day perfection, redefined. And that is priceless!

2. Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow

100 Fox Hill Dr., Baiting Hallow. 631-727-6076.

3. Shandon Court

115 E. Main St., East Islip. 631-581-5678.

Best Reception

Site on the Water

1. Chateau La Mer

845 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. 631-225-0400. With beauty pervasive and wedding day bliss guaranteed, Chateau La Mer rises above all the rest! No other wedding reception venue on Long Island offers brides and grooms as gorgeous, utterly breathtaking water views, nor such an unforgettable entrance! The newlyweds


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Best Rehearsal Dinner 1. Café Formaggio

307 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. 516-333-1718. Love is in the air at Cafe Formaggio, voted Best Rehearsal Dinner venue on Long Island! After all the planning and preparations, all the checking and double-checking, the attention to every minute detail one could imagine, there is one last run-through before the Big Day. Once completed, it’s really the last chance to show your wedding party just how much you’ve appreciated their support and understanding through it all, just how much you cherish their friendship and inclusion in this special day, just how much they mean to you. Serving the finest traditional Italian cuisine in a warm, inviting and charming atmosphere, Cafe Formaggio is the perfect venue for such an event. Their friendly staff make all guests feel at home, and the meal, well that will be something as memorable as the following day itself!

2. Irish Coffee Pub

131 Carleton Ave., East Islip. 631-277-0007.

3. Rare 650

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Best Spa 1. Maximus Spa & Salon

Multiple Locations. 516-222-8880. What better way to melt that pre-wedding planning stress away than beneath the gentle, caressing warmth of a sauna or the soothing, reassuring fingertips of a trained masseuse? There is no better way! Maximus Spa & Salon’s “Rendezvous for Two” offers couples their choice of any massage or facial in the privacy of their “Couples Only” room for the ultimate relaxation experience in the maximum privacy. They will work those tense and achy feelings in your muscles away so that you and your loved one are relaxed and ready to go on the Big Day!

Day. Your happiness is their happiness. Whether a Princess Rolls Royce or a luxury Lincoln Stretch limo, Camelot has the best selection to suit all your wedding needs and will arrive on time, looking fantastic!

2. All Star Limousine

380 New Hwy., Lindenhurst. 800–43–ALL-STAR.

3. S&G Limousine

215 Merrick Ave., Merrick. 516-833-6455.

Best Wedding

Band / Orchestra

2. Viana Hotel & Spa

3998 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-338-7777.

3. LaCole Salon & Spa

3962 Merrick Rd., Seaford. 516-809-7171.

National. Red Door Spa

Multiple Locations.



1. Camelot Specialty Limos

31 Central Dr., Farmingdale. 516-731-5466. Trusting that your wedding day transportation will arrive on time and in pristine condition is of the utmost importance on the Big Day. If the limos arrive even a few minutes too late off or a few people shy of their stated capacities (comfortably fitting eight instead of 12, for example), it could spell total disaster. Camelot Specialty Limos are dependable, gorgeous, and are staffed by professional drivers who are friendly, knowledgeable and reliable. Your Big Day is their Big

1. Rhapsody

631-864-4118. Whether it’s jazz, country, acoustic folk, standards, soft rock or show tunes, Rhapsody has you covered on wedding day. With more than 20 years experience, this eight or nine piece band plays a wide selection of music that spans seven decades, including today’s Top 40 dance music, rock, disco, Motown and old standards. They also offer a wide range of options--piano and saxophone is available for cocktail hour, for example. Rhapsody’s members are professional musicians. They are engaging, talented, and pride themselves on ensuring your Big Day is as harmonious as their horn section!

2. Mystic

107 Brook Pl., Bellmore. 516-826-0800.

3. After Hours

2392 Ocean Ave., Ronkonkoma. 631-736-2921.

Best Videographers 1. Patken Photographer

119A Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst. 631-888-0065. A good wedding videographer will record the events of your special day so you and your spouse can look back on it and remember what a great time was had. A great wedding videographer, such as Patken Photographer, not only captures those once-in-a-lifetime moments and all those celebrating in that miraculous day, but somehow manages to bottle their very essence, not to be watched, but relived! Storytelling is their forte and your satisfaction is priority number-one. Patken is a multiple Best of LI-awardwinner, clinching various categories throughout the past three years! What else sets them apart? Their style! Patken shoots each wedding as a documentary; their finished products are less videos and more works of art, cinematic time capsules that forever immortalize this timeless day.

2. Video Visions USA

massapequa. 516-541-6000.


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just your favorite song played as you walk down the isle. Best part about Complete Wedding Packages is that once you have chosen your musician, the company can also plan out the rest of your day with you, because they offer so many other services! Now that’s truly rockin’!

2. Unique Entertainment

427 Willis Ave., Williston Park. 516-248-4500.

3. East End Entertainment

PO Box 1205, Westhampton Beach. 631-833-4149.

Best Wedding DJ 1. Digital Mix DJ Entertainment

1. A Cake in Time

29 Hallock Ave., Port Jefferson Station. 631-553-8824. A wedding cake is not merely a dessert, it is a work of art that not only encapsulates the beauty and promise of the newlywed’s union, but an enduring symbol of their shared eternal love, a love that strengthens and nourishes both the couple and all those bearing witness to the start of such a blessed life together as one. The cutting the wedding cake is their first act as a married couple, and is thus done together, signifying that communal bond. By consuming the wedding cake, all share in that couple’s love. A Cake In Time knows the importance of such a special cake and pride themselves on creating cakes worthy of such a union. Their customized 3-D cakes are true pieces of edible art, fashioned into whatever theme or dimension desired. Each cake is made by scratch, filled with European butter cream and custom-designed. Cakes for other special occasions include those in the shape of detailed handbags, castles, Sesame Street characters and planes! Whatever your cake dream, A Cake In Time will create it!

2. Wonderful Wedding Cakes

PO Box 288, Selden. 631-736-0282. Wedding DJs can either make or break your special day. The great ones know when to cue up particular songs to set the mood for special dances, when to engage your guests, and when to simply sit back and let the music work its magic. From bumpin’ dance and club hits to soft, romantic serenades and every genre of music in between, Digital Mix DJ Entertainment are wedding DJ masters who know the subtleties of controlling a room and making any wedding celebration into an unforgettable experience for all! They know how to transform a room and get those people up a-movin’ and a-groovin, and they also know how to make those special moments on the dance floor last, long past the festivities of the wedding day. These DJs take pride in what they do and have made their clients’ satisfaction their number-one priority-and that’s music to Long Islanders’ ears!

2. Complete Wedding Package

2570 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. 516-304-1794.

3. Unique Entertainment

427 Willis Ave., Williston Park. 516-248-4500.

Best Wedding Florists

3 Pratt Blvd., Glen Cove. 516-671-6932.

3. Black Forest Bakery

155 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. 631-226-0257.

Best Wedding

Ceremony Music 1. Flowers By Brian

1. Complete Wedding Package

2570 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. 516-304-1794. The most important event of your Big Day is the wedding ceremony. After all, that’s what the whole day is actually about! Complete Wedding Packages offers the best Wedding Ceremony Music, whether those melodious notes are crafted from a harpist, acoustic guitar, pianist or it’s


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138 Liberty Ave., Mineola. 516-873-7900. Flowers play an important part in any wedding day. They need to be fresh, they need to express joy, and they need to be absolutely gorgeous! Flowers By Brian, with their 10,000-square-foot showroom, have all the selections and varieties of flowers and floral arrangements you need to decorate any engagement party, reception hall or church! They smell fantastic, include every color of the rainbow, are fresh and lively and beautiful!

2. Andrew Scott Events

380 New Hwy., Levittown. 631-608-8788.

3. Lake Grove Florist

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Best Wedding Jeweler 1. From Italy with Love

473 Old Country Rd., Westbury. 516-333-3702. This family owned jewelry shop has been making wedding dreams come true since 1983, offering Long Islanders a wide array of GIA certified diamonds and thousands of wedding bands of all cuts and sizes ensuring pure perfection with each one. From Italy With Love’s staff provides its clients with honesty and integrity and understands the importance of finding that special diamond to stand the test of time and reflect the love its owners share! And that’s priceless.

2. Gennaro Jewelers

410 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. 516-785-0134.

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3. SVS Fine Jewelry

3323 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside. 516-766-2614.

Best Womens Evening Wear

1. Charles Eames Photography

516-581-3209. Your wedding photos should encapsulate all the joy and happiness of that special day, for all of eternity, to be passed down from generation to generation. Properly immortalizing these precious moments requires skill, an eye for detail, knowing the client, and the confidence and knowledge that only comes from years of experience and countless hours behind the lens. Charles Eames Photography are wedding photography professionals who have built their reputation from forging strong relationships with their clients and tirelessly striving for absolute perfection, in every single shot. Their mastery speaks for itself--adorning the pages of innumerable wedding albums, frames and mantelpieces across Long Island, and handed down from generation to generation to come. Their photos are works of art!

2. Patken Photographer

119A Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst.631-888-0065.

3. Gina Esposito Photography 631-553-6343.


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1. Bridal Suite of Bay shore

7 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-666-0700. Bridal Suite of Bay Shore has been fulfilling wedding day fantasies for more than 40 years. Family owned and operated, with countless styles and combinations of bridal, bridesmaid and mothers of the bride and groom gowns to choose from (including more than 500 styles of bridesmaid gowns alone!), Bridal Suite of Bay Shore can fulfill any vision and meet any budget required! Assisted by an entire crew of wedding gown consultants and staff members, the mother-daughter team of owners Doris and Gina DiGuardia have made it their personal mission to make your Big Day the happiest day of your life-and to ensure the bride and all members of the wedding party look absolutely fabulous!

2. Bridal Reflections

4 Broadway, Massapequa. 516-795-2221.

3. Estelles Dressy Dresses

1600 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. 631-420-0890.

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Best Artist/Painter 1. Custom Faux Finishes & Murals by Debbie Viola

Mayflower Ave. Massapequa Park 516-643-2439. For the fith year running, Debbie Viola has locked up this category with her amazing custom painting and murals. You might have seen her work on Extreme Home Makeover or caught it at such Long Island hot spots as A Taste of Home Bakery in North Bellmore and Sandalwood Day Spa in Massapequa. No matter where her paintbrushes touch down, she’s working to make LI more beautiful with every stroke. A true masterpiece!

Best Singer from Long Island 2. Suzanne O’Connor. Education

Best Nursery School 2. St. Stephen’s Nursery School 270 S. Broadway, Hicksville. 516-931-0267.

Best Trade School 3. Sunrise Career Institute

1445 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 516-935-0006. Health, Wellness & Beauty

Best Cosmetic Dentistry 1. Nicholas Navarro Navarro Dental Group

64 W. Main St., East Islip. “The importance of a healthy and beautiful smile cannot be understated. Research shows 92% of Americans agree that an attractive smile is an invaluable asset. People always remember someone with an especially beautiful smile. Dr. Navarro’s vast knowledge of smile design, use of the most advanced technology, tremendous artistic talent and experience in restoring thousands of smiles is second to none. As well, all treatment is delivered in the comfort of his new stateof-the-art facility. Dr. Navarro has been practicing for 30 years. He treats all phases of dentistry, while specializing in cosmetic and implant dentistry.”

Best Orthopedist 1. Alpesh Shah, M.D. - Orlin & Cohen

Multiple Locations. 516-536-2800. Dr. Alpesh Shah is board-certified in sports medicine and an orthopedic surgeon with the Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic group. He has special interests in sports injuries, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, and fractures. Dr. Shah is known for his compassion and caring nature while ensuring patients are knowledgeable about their orthopedic needs.

Best Plastic Surgery Group 3. Harris Plastic Surgery 500 Montauk Hwy., Ste. H, West Islip. 631-422-9100. Home & Garden

Best Hardware Store 3. Costello’s Ace Hardware Multiple Locations. 631-243-2220.


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Best Pet Clothing Store 1. Bloomingtails

Located inside West Hills Animal Hospital, 800 W. Jericho Tpke. Huntington. 631-351-6116. Bloomingtails is a win-win, all around! This fantastic pet-themed boutique is located within the Best of LI First Place Award-winning Best Pet Hospital, West Huntington Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center, convenient to visit whenever your lovable feline or canine needs a checkup! From sporty new collars, leashes, beds and bowls to pet clothes and toys galore, cat- and dog-themed items for owners (including dog and cat bracelets, necklaces, mugs, T-shirts and photo frames), food of all shapes and sizes and so much more, Bloomingtails is the go-to spot for everything dog and cat related! Have a question? Ask Bloomingtails’ manager Karen Coren! She’ll be sure to help you out—and have your pooch or kitten smiling and wagging their tails all the way home! Such a great place!

Best Petting Zoo 3. Steppin’ Out Ponies

193 Seaman Neck Rd., Dix Hills. 631-243-1658. Restaurants

Best Thai Restaurant 1. Lemonleaf Grill

536 S. Broadway, Hicksville. 516-939-2288. Customers are greeted with a warm welcome and a loaded menu of all the best Thai dishes at Lemonleaf Grill in Hicksville. The inviting restaurant offers up a wealth of specialties to satisfy the most discerning palates. From Pad Thai to Thai Sesame Chicken, their authentic flavors awaken the senses and leave patrons wanting more! Services

Best Boss 2. Nadine Boudreau - Story Book Hollow Children’s Academy

38 Adirondack Dr., Selden. 631-698-5900.

Best Divorce Lawyer 1. Louis Simonetti, ESQ

144 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. 516-248-5600. When the nuptial bliss has become a nightmare and the marital bonds must be broken for the good of all concerned, then it’s time to turn to the legal expertise of Louis F. Simonetti, Jr., who brings 25 years of experience to help untie the knot with the wisest of counsel. From child support to visitation rights, from asset distribution to alimony, this attorney and his team promise the best representation at a reasonable price. He knows the ins and the outs of New York law, and is well versed on same sex marriage, too. So whether it’s mediation or separation, he’ll go the extra mile to help the couple leave the past conflicts behind and move on.

Best Photography Studio 3. Jo Vega Photography

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Best of the Best • Weddings