WINE ON: Diners can now enjoy wines by the glass
or bottle at Blond (335 Main St., Huntington 631-424-6300
huntington. blondrestaurant.com). The stylish restaurant opened
last fall and it was BYOB for folks who wanted to enjoy Blonds
creative menu of New American cuisine. A good thing recently
got better when the restaurant received its license. Now guests
can enjoy wines from $7-$11 by the glass; $26-$42 by the bottle.
Blond is open for lunch and dinner.
WING NIGHT: Wing nuts, take notice. Monday and Wednesday
nights, 9-11 p.m. are Wing Nights at Rookies Sports Club (70 Gerard St., Huntington 631-923-0424
rookiesny.com). Its an all-you-can-eat chow-down. Wing
nuts can enjoy unlimited buffalo wings and pitchers of Coors
Light or Miller Lite beer for $16 per person.
LOBSTER SANDWICH: The hottest seller on Porto Vivo
(7 Gerard St., Huntington 631-385-8486 porto-vivo.com) restaurants
recently launched bar menu? The Montauk Lobster Club Sandwich
with avocado and pancetta ($18) has been the must-try item,
says owner Philipp Seipelt. Pair it with a cocktail from the
new cocktail list.
SCHAUDEL OPENING: Long Island celebrity chef Tom Schaudel
(Coolfish, A Mano) who started his run of opening successful
restaurants at Panama Hatties over a decade ago, will open
a new one in Melville at the Rubies corporate center
currently under construction at Route 110 and the LIE South
Service Road. An architectural showcase designed by the Mojo
Stumer architectural firm, the buildings centerpiece
will be a three-story waterfall. That is, until Tom arrives
- he tends to steal the spotlight.
NEW RESTAURANT ON TAP: Construction crews have been
hard at work gutting the interior of the former JDs
Place on Main Street in Huntington village, where restaurateur
Nino Antuzzi, owner of Red and Osteria da Nino, plans to open
a casual eatery and bar at the location. Although hes
known for fine cuisine and a first-class wine list at his
other eateries, think suds for the new place, a city-style
taproom to be known as Sapsuckers Hops and Grub.
FOR MUSIC LOVERS: Live music, a killer view of Huntington
Harbor and a world-class nosh await visitors to Prime
An American Kitchen and Bar (117 New York Ave., Huntington
631-385-1515 restaurantprime.com) Sundays during the summer.
A jazz trio plays while you enjoy Sunday brunch from 11:30
a.m.-3 p.m. Later, reggae takes over for Calypso Sunday with
The Therapy Band. Music starts four hours before sunset; you
do the math. If a jazz trio is more your speed, drop in to
Piccolo (215 Wall St., Huntington 631-424-5592 piccolorestaurant.net)
on Monday nights when Uncle Don & the Nephews perform.
SLIDER SEASON: Serve up burger-stand sliders from your
own grill with this nifty Mini Burger barbecue set. The kit
includes: a triple burger press; a non-stick grill basket
that allows you to grill and flip nine minis at a time; and
a mini bun cutter for trimming full sized bus to slider size.
The kit is $19.95 at www.bbq-tools.com.
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