KISMET NIGHT AT SURF’S OUT
We were the lucky ones out of several “opening” parties since the
weather was good. Also, unlike the first group which clamored for food,
Kismetics were able to enjoy the open bar while waiting to be seated. The staff
both behind the bar and serving the tables was terrific, endless patience among
an “exuberant” crowd. Dennis was particularly verbal abut his happiness with
the way things turned out i.e. Karen who plays multiple roles in the care and
creation of the restaurant from ideas to details, bought blue stemmed martini
glasses which just happened to match the tile inlaid on the bar which matched
the barstools, etc. Dennis has exciting plans for entertainment, one of which
is a keyboard play-off with three competing musicians. Whatever it is –
it is all good and all unique to Kismet.
Sam was inspired to thank those involved and give credit where
Regarding the Surf's Out renovation, Sam Wood designed and built
the interior of the restaurant for the partners Paul Barbara the boss of all
bosses, Matthew Barbara the detail guy, Dennis the fixer Sommeso, and Dean
Cerrella the Kismet Virgin. Special thanks go out to Rose Ott the
decorator, Leanne Liotta for all the graphic design, signage, and logos, Thomas
Morse Construction for all the heavy construction and outdoor work, Michael
Belford the attorney, Paul's assistant Mary Torturro, Cody Baker for the
woodwork, Dave Lambie electrician (who was talking to
his screwdriver by the end).and last but not least Duke for helping make it
happen. The locals appreciated these stimulus dollars being poured into
Good thing the waterfall is near
the spiffy new bathrooms
May they always be this
Whatever you say……..(Caroline
We’re happy because our food’s coming
Sam must be talking……..
Look! We’re color
Did they just set off sparklers?
They control the waterworks – be nice to them
Why are they staring at Carl?
Is that the new food critic?
Jacques must have said something really funny – or is
it the wine…
“Land Baron” Greg giving Paul advice – he looks
skeptical (Caroline keeps smiling)
Judging from these grins the food must be great!
How’s the food? I can’t eat till you’re done.
Kismet’s woman power!
A couple of Bills (there were so many options here – I
played it safe)
Mooney smiling at all the customers the ferries and water
taxis will bring.
Ready and waiting for some good weather!!!
More pix from Kismet night and the Politicians night
IslipTown Supervisor Phil Nolan
Paul V. politic-ing with Nola on behalf of disenfranchised
Rose & Vic snuck in on politico’s night
Dennis still smiling
Oh There you are…
More cute staff – do they have to pass a beauty contest for the job?
The Coles visit – good neighbors
There’s that Shugrue guy
Alan The Accountant
Tom Brennan, Mayor of Lindenhurst, Steve Lombardi, Nolan