The people of Middle Country were treated to a bevy of new food options in 2020, from private ventures, such as Halal and Italian food, to regional and national restaurant chains like Texas Roadhouse.

Scroll down to see all that happened in the food world of Selden and Centereach, even amid COVID-19 shutdowns. Tap the number boxes below each post to view them all.


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The Cajun boil and seafood spot, which has two locations in Nassau, opened this August in Centereach.

Voodoo Crab is located in the New Village Plaza on Middle Country Road, where Brownstones Coffee also opened in 2019.

There, the Voodoo Crab owners were immediately able to offer outdoor seating with enough room inside to observe social distancing and other COVID protocols.

Voodoo Crab first opened in Rockville Centre in July 2019, then was quickly followed by a Massapequa spot in November 2019. 

“The two Nassau locations are known for their exciting ‘vibe,’ friendly service and quality seafood recipes,” Danel Rodriguez, marketing manager of Voodoo Crab restaurants, told us this summer. “Voodoo Crab’s first Suffolk location in Centereach was planned for a spring opening, but COVID pushed back the construction schedule for nearly three months.”