TREAT RECEIPT: Java
Junkies, rejoice: The treat receipt is coming back to Starbucks.
Were told that the popular promotion, which bagged its
morning customers a $2 iced grande drink after 2 p.m. last
August, has returned, just in time for the hot summer months.
The morning receipts will only be good until the end of the
business day, so scratch any plans to stockpile the special
TWEET, TWEET: East End Tweeters met fellow tweeting
Hamptonites at the inaugural Hamptons TweetUp, organized by
restaurant guru Steve Haweeli, owner of WordHampton public
relations. Tweeters met at Blue Sky Restaurant in Sag Harbor
for an old-fashioned meet-and-greet, or perhaps they just
sent one another text messages. All we know is that Huntington
could really show them East Enders how its done. Tell
Mr. Haweeli were ready for our Tweet-up.
PRIX FIXE AT JONATHANS: Jonathans Ristorante
(15 Wall Street, Huntington village 631-549-0055) will be
offering a prix fixe menu Sunday through Thursday all night.
The price of the menu is $27 and includes: Antipasti (choice
of) Polenta con funghi, Arugula with red and yellow grape
tomatoes, Fritto di calamari, or Carciofini alla romana: Entrée
(choice of) Pollo al mattone (organic Bell and Evans Chicken
with Tuscan herbs), Spinach and ricotta ravioli (with cherry
tomato sauce, pesto and ricotta salata), Polenta crusted salmon
(served with balsamic reduction, jasmine rice and string beans),
or Gamberi in padella alla puttanesca (Tiger shrimp, olive,
capers and tomato, broccolini and asparagus). For dessert,
choose chocolate cake, Gelato or Panna cotta.
TAKE A BITE OF THE APPLE: Nows your chance to
try some of Manhattans finest eateries. New York City
Summer 2009 Restaurant Week kicked off July 12 and runs for
three weeks through July 31. You can dine at some
of New York Citys best restaurants (which means the
world, as far as were concerned) for $24.07 per person
at lunchtime, or $35 per person at the dinner hour. Weekends
are out, but its worth a trip or two into the Big Apple
to sample the three-course specials. In all, 275 restaurants
are participating, which could keep an industrious foodie
pretty busy through the end of the month. For a list of participating
restaurants and menus, go to nycgo.com.
FREAKSHOW BEERS: From San Francisco-based boutique
brewery Shmaltz Brewing Company makers of HEBREW
Beer comes the new line of Coney Island Craft Lagers,
a special draft-only summer attraction exclusively for New
Yorkers: Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner the latest curiosity
in the new line of sideshow-inspired lagers starts
flowing this month at select NYC bars. Shmaltzs line
of sideshow-inspired Coney Island Craft Lagers features a
half-dozen attractions. Among them are the Albino Python,
Sword Swallower, Human Blockhead and Mermaid. Sales help the
non-profit Coney Island USA defend the honor of lost forms
of American popular culture in Brooklyns historic Coney
Island neighborhood. Shmaltz events planned throughout summer
will culminate with the second annual Coney Island Freaktoberfest
Boutique Beer and Music Festival on Saturday, October 3 in
Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For event info, go to www.shmaltzbrewing.com.
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