OFF THE WALL: Ran into the
owner of Painted Pieces, the company whose artists painted
the new, very large mural of faceless people dining at Off
The Wall, the fine dining establishment that’s . . .
well, on Wall Street. Unlike her mural, she had eyes and a
The mural at Off The Wall by Painted Pieces quietly raises
the question: how do you eat their fine food without a mouth?
SUMMER LUNCH: Through August, NYIT’s
de Seversky Center offers lunch every Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday. For full menu and reservations, call 516 686-1249.
Seatings at noon and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday: $13 pp; Thursday
and Friday: $15 pp; tax, service and beverage additional.
CULINARY CAPITAL: We’ve proclaimed
Huntington Township as the culinary capital of Long Island.
Now, as well traveled Foodies, we recognize hyperbole when
we utter it. However, if you eliminate the Hamptons, our area
competes with or surpasses any other place on Long Island
for fine, innovative cuisine and exciting restaurant choices.
Yes, Great Neck, Glen Cove, Oyster Bay,
and Jericho, you ain’t seen nothing till you’ve
dined Huntington. Forget the south shore, it’s all happening
here. And what’s new? Here ya go, 10 new choices this
year – all less than 7 miles from our offices –
see ya there!
Wild Fin 631-549-5757, 368 New York Ave, Huntington
Besito 631-549-0100, 402 New York Ave, Huntington
Mansion at the Woodlands 516-921-5707, 1 Southwoods
Sweet Basil Fusion 631-499-1828, 6500 Jericho Tpke, Commack
F.H. Riley’s 631-271-7600, 400 New York Ave, Huntington
Four Food Studio & Cocktail Salon 631-577-4444, 515
Broadhollow Rd, Melville
Jackson’s 631-462-0822, 6005 Jericho Tpke, Commack
Hog House Barbecue 631-271-4200, 200 Jericho Tpke, Huntington
Sweet Mama’s 631-261-6262, 9 Alsace Pl, Northport
Fulton & Prime 516-921-1690, 352 Jericho Tpke, Syosset
SUSHI: Sushi, that so typical and wonderful Japanese
food that has taken our country by storm, has a history
going back to prehistoric times but its origin is not found
in Japan. Sushi is mentioned for the first time in literature
in China at the end of the 2nd century A.D. It is believed
that sushi was introduced into Japan in about the 7th century
A.D. Originally, a method of preserving fish by fermentation
prior to refrigeration, salt and rice. Eventually rice was
rarely used in China and sushi itself disappeared. Japan a
small island nation fed its large population from the sea
and its rice fields developing its cuisine by geographical
imperatives. The combination of raw fish and rice that seemed
so exotic to foreigners, is a supremely logical food in Japan.
It wasn’t until the eighteenth century that a clever
chef named Yohei decided to forego the fermentation and serve
sushi in something resembling its present form.
YAKITTY YAK: NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg may
be a man of the world but he doesn’t know his Yak cheese.
Yup, the billionaire Mayor was no foodie when he attended
a ribbon cutting for a Brooklyn Fairway Supermarket –
the newest in the group that you know from Plainview. Running
through a list of foods that were available at the new food
emporium, he said 350 types of cheese. Fairway Exec Howard
Glickberg interrupted — “Eight hundred.”
And Bloomberg was told the rarest was “yak cheese from
Nepal.” And according to the NYPost’s David Seifman,
when Bloomberg was asked if he knew anything about the delicacy
he said: “I’m told mayors should never admit they
don’t know anything, but the truth of the matter is,
I did not.” So a chunk was passed around, prompting
Senator Chuck Schumer’s assessment: “Tastes like
Gouda.,” the Post reported.
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