PARDON THEM: F H Riley's (400 New York Ave., Huntington
631-271-7600 fhrileys.com) is closed through July 14 to make
some interior alterations, hook up the new AC unit, and install
new stoves and equipment. Stop by after they re-open and tell
them the Foodies sent you.
AWESOME POPCORN: If you loved the kettle chips on the
bar at Porto Vivo (7 Gerard St., Huntington 631-385-8486 porto-vivo.com)
youre really going to love the popcorn, infused with
chili oil, rosemary and other herbs and spices. Healthier
than the old kettle chips!
ONE HULA OF A GOOD TIME: The hottest party of summer
Huntington Township Chamber of Commerces Luau
at Sunset is at the Crab Meadow Beach pavilion on Thursday,
July 22, 6-10 p.m. The event will feature great food from
sponsor Outback Steakhouse, wines by Long Islands Raphael
Winery, beer from Blue Point Brewery and a coffee bar by Northports
Caffe Portofino. Toss in a reggae band, limbo dancing, raffles
and desserts by Herrells Ice Cream, and its a
guaranteed good time. Tickets are $85 per person for members;
$95 for non-members. Call 631-423-6100 or go to huntingtonchamber.org
and click on the hula girl for more information.
FREQUENT DINER MILES: Canterbury Ales (314 New York
Ave., Huntington 631-549-4404 canterburyales.com) has introduced
a rewards program for frequent diners. Fill out an application
at the restaurant and start earning points. Every dollar you
spend earns a point; $250 gets you a $25 reward good toward
Canterbury dining and drinking purchases.
GOING SONIC: If youre old enough to remember
when drive-in restaurant meant burgers and fries delivered
to your car by girls on roller skates, youll be excited
to know Sonic is looking to open a location on Deer Park Avenue
(Route 231) sometime in 2011.
PRIME MUSIC SPOT: Sundays start and end with music
at Prime An American Kitchen and Bar (117 New York
Ave., Huntington 631-385-1515 restaurantprime.com). The Sunday
scene starts with brunch and live jazz music from 11:30 a.m.-3
p.m. before moving to live reggae and calypso music from 4
p.m.-sunset. Along with the music, guests enjoy a spectacular
view of Huntington Harbor and menu selections by Executive
Chef Gregg Lauletta.
LIFE IMITATES JETSONS: Weve seen ATM machines
replace live bank tellers, so how long is it before wait staff
become obsolete? That day may be closer than you think. A
restaurant in Sydney, Australia, has done away with printed
menus and instead gives customers an iPad that allows them
to flip through the menu, see pictures of the dishes and send
their order wirelessly to the kitchen. The iPad menu also
suggests wines and the best food pairings. Of course, wait
staff wont become completely obsolete as they will be
necessary to ferry food from kitchen to table.
COME ON BACK: Starbucks Coffee has a pair of great
deals. Treat receipts are back make a purchase before
2 p.m. to get the yellow slip, which gets you a $2 cold grande
beverage after 2 p.m. until they close. Enjoy that beverage
with free AT&T Wi-Fi internet access at most locations.
Check with your barista for more details and the technical
know-how to make it happen.
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