Opening a restaurant on Long Island is a notoriously lengthy and unpredictable process — and it’s never been more challenging than during the last two years. And yet, neither supply-chain issues, constantly changing health advisories, a labor shortage nor a pandemic has slowed the march of new eateries. Here are some of the most exciting openings planned for the first quarter of 2022.
MB Ramen in Port Washington
Huntington’s MB Ramen was at the forefront of Long Island’s noodle boom when it opened in 2018. Four years later, owners Eric and Jason Machado are planning to open their second location in March, right across from the Port Washington LIRR station at 57 Main Street. According to Eric, the new shop will have the same capacity (about 15 seats) and the same menu (traditional and creative ramen plus adjacencies) as the original.