NEW MENU AT JONATHANS: New choices
on the menu at Jonathans Ristorante (15 Wall St., Huntington
village 631-549-0055 www.jonathansristorante.com) include
some Foodie faves. Owner Roberto Onofre says everyone who
tries Chef Tito Onofres black linguini with shrimp and
spicy tomato sauce ($21) loves it. Its on the menu.
Same with the strozzapreti with Bolognese sauce ($20). A thick,
hand-rolled, spaghetti-like pasta found in the regions around
Rome, strozzapreti literally translates to priest choker.
Dont ask us why, but with Jonathans hearty Bolognese,
its worth risking the eternal damnation. Also among
the half-dozen new items on the menu, Steak au frites, a generous
Black Angus shell steak served with black truffle butter and
herbed French fries ($33). We like to order it sliced to share.
Finally and you can thank the Long Islander Foodies
for this Jonathans superb Grilled Sirloin Burger
($16) is on the regular menu. One of the best burgers in town,
its a generous piece of tender sirloin topped with Swiss
cheese, tomato and red onion on toasted slices of rustic Italian
bread, and served with arugula and fries. Its always
been available at the bar and lunch menus, and after we sent
in so many folks for the burger, its on the regular
menu now as well. Youre welcome, burger fans.
LOBSTER ROLL: On the specials menu
at 34 New Street (34 New St., Huntington village 631-427-3434
www.34newstreet .com), a $10 lobster roll appetizer. Not your
ordinary lobster and mayo, Chef Steves version uses
Maine lobster tossed with mayonnaise, chives, lemon and Old
Bay, served on a soft roll. Good stuff.
ROOKIES RIBS: Tuesday is rib day at
Rookies Sports Club (70 Gerard St., Huntington village
631-923-0424 www.rookiesny.com). A full rack of slow-cooked
baby back ribs slathered in Rookies tangy chipotle barbeque
sauce with two sides and a house salad is $15. Now if only
there was Tuesday night football.
MUSIC WITH A PRIME VIEW: And what
a view it is at Prime An American Kitchen and Bar (117
New York Ave., Huntington 631-385-1515 www.restaurantprime.com.)
Weekends in August feature live music performances starting
with the Prime Time Happy Hour, featuring passed hors doeuvres,
half-price sushi and live bands from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Upcoming
weekly acoustic guitar duos are Acoustifunk, Aug. 6; Steve
Fredericks Duo, Aug. 13; Erich and Raquel, Aug. 20; and the
Steve Fredericks Duo, Aug. 27. The music continues on Margaritaville
Saturdays with the Young Rebel Goombas, a Jimmy Buffet cover
band, from 1:30-5:30 p.m. On Sunday the mood is Caribbean
with a three-piece steel-drum reggae ensemble, the Therapy
Band. Like all things reggae, its tough to pin down
a time; theyre there for the last four hours of daylight
so start at sunset and work your way backwards.
NEW ON THE HARBOR: Harbor Mist (105
Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor, 631-659-3888 harbormistrestaurant.com)
has opened on the waterfront at Cold Spring Harbor. Owners
Barman and Michelle Sharifis combined a half-century
of experience in restaurant management include stints at Pastas
Café in Manhasset, Osteria DAngelo in Manhattan,
and Café Rustica in Great Neck. Chef Terrance Cave
also brings a pedigree; the farm-raised chef brought his love
of fresh ingredients to some of Manhattans finest establishments.
His Harbor Mist menu emphasizes fresh seafood with a tilt
toward Italian, but meat lovers will also delight. Menu highlights
that catch our eye include: Branzino with plum tomatoes, roasted
garlic, Kalamata olives, capers and artichoke ($27); caramelized
sea scallops with vegetable ratatouille, garlic mash and sage brown
butter ($24); and Australian rack of lamb with horseradish
scalloped potatoes and asparagus with a Malbec reduction and
bruleed figs ($27).
CRAB MEADOW CLAMBAKE: Pederson Krag
Center is holding its clambake fundraiser at Crab Meadow Beach
Pavilion, 6-10 p.m., on Aug. 11 (rain date Aug. 12). Enjoy
a seaside feast along with music by the Moonlight Bay band.
The cost is $55 per person and includes lobster, clams, mussels,
corn on the cob and salad; $10 kids meals include hamburgers,
hot dogs and corn on the cob. Proceeds benefit Pederson Krags
food pantry, which feeds about 80 families a week and is desperately
in need of replenishing. 631-920-8055.
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