Healthy Eats in Long Beach *** June 2009

by Denise A. Wind, LCSW, HHC
Holistic Health Counselor

Each Month Different Restaurants and Eateries will be featured highlighting some healthy choices off their menus!!


George Martins Coastal Grill
40 East Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY 11561

This restaurant has a great variety of healthy choices if you watch the add-ons!!

The Appetizer: Try their delicious Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail or Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna. Two excellent healthy picks.

Salads: Hearts of Romaine or GM Chopped Salad. A salad is typically a good choice, but be aware that dressings and toppings like cheese and croutons can add fat and calories. The GM salad is REALLY good though!!!

Simply Coastal: Everything in their simply Coastal Section is a winner, broiled with lots of lemon…ask for little to NO butter or EVOO as an optional broiling method.

  • St. Peters Fish
  • Swordfish Lobster Tails
  • Jumbo Shrimp
  • Atlantic Salmon

Entrée: A few really tasty dishes with excellent benefits!! I especially like to recommend the free range chicken. Free range is a method of farming husbandry where the animals are allowed to roam freely instead of being contained in any manner.

  • Roasted Free-Range Chicken (watch the crispy onions)
  • Cajun Blackened Red Snapper
  • Seafood Paella


  • Baked Potato. Try mustard on the baked potato instead of butter or sour cream. It’s delish!

  • Basmati Rice. Basmati is a variety of long grain rice, notable for its fragrance and delicate, nuanced flavour. Its name means “the fragrant one” in Sanskrit, but it can also mean “the soft rice.” Pakistan and India are the largest cultivators and exporters of this rice; it is primarily grown through paddy field farming in the Punjab region.

At the very bottom of the menu it states that vegetarian dishes are available Upon Request…I generally only order the salad and fish at Coastal…next time I will try the UPON REQUEST and see what come out!!! Will keep you posted! Please comment if you have ever ordered it before form here!!

by Denise A. Wind, LCSW, HHC
Holistic Health Counselor

Click here for more healthy eats in Long Beach including Molly’s Fish House & Sugo Cafe. As always, Search for menus or food reviews at and check out the forums for more food discussions.

An exclusive on an exclusive

As illustrated by my horrible photoshop job, Beech Street Taxi has a deal with the Allegria to be the hotel’s exclusive taxi provider – giving hotel guests direct access to the Airports, NYC, The Inwood Country club, or wherever else guests want to go.

Beech Street Taxi will conveniently have a few cars parked right outside the hotel lobby entrance all the time. This is no big deal for most folks, but this is a big deal for Long Beach Taxi, the area’s other major taxi company.

1st Q 2009 Home Values in Long Beach

According to real estate website, home values in Long Beach are down 7-9% for the first quarter this year. This depreciation is not the end of the world for home owners, unless they absolutely need to sell. It’s a great market for buyers according to this Herald article Home Sweet First Home.” More young folks and first time buyers who are attracted to these low prices are flocking to Long Beach.

I looked for a Long Beach house in the summer of 2007 and I still see a few of them still up for sale today; ones that I thought were either overpriced or needed way too much work. That saying, I’m not sure how accurate’s data really is for individual house prices. I do see some mistakes, but as an overall average it can’t be far off.

(click on photo for larger view or here for full interactive map)

Long Beach Civil Service Commission chief quits

Newsday – Long Beach Civil Service Commission chief quits
No real comment on the article. It’s all about city worker / interoffice politics so I will let the article speak for itself.

Admin Note: I didn’t mean to turn this blog into just Newsday links. I’ve been kinda busy these days so bare with me… haha. It’s a blog which is a “web log” aka “a diary”, so any Long Beach news is relevant.

In the mean time, if anybody wants to contribute in anyway, please contact me through the CONTACT ME form on the right hand side.

Newsday – Long Beach merchants plan to go on after fire

Newsday – Long Beach merchants plan to go on after fire

I really feel bad for the store owners and what they have to go through to get back on track. I’ve dealt with stores going on fire with my own business and it’s not easy – fire adjusters, insurance adjusters, recouping what you have lost .. ah it’s just a mess…

Please see my previous post for more photos of the damage.