SINGLES NIGHT: Amicale
Restaurant has launched singles night on Thursdays with
all ladies enjoying half-priced drinks at the bar until midnight.
DJ Geoff spins hits from the 80s, 90s and today.
Meet professional singles in an electrifying and elegant environment.
Mention DineHuntington on June 9 and ladies will enjoy $1
drinks till 9 p.m.
KIEFER WORE FLIP-FLOPS: Kiefer Sutherland pulled up to Huntington
Harbors Prime An American Kitchen and Bar (117
New York Ave., Huntington, 631-385-1515, www.primerestaurant.com)
on May 31 in his California-plated silver Aston Martin DB9.
Wearing flip flops, the 24 drama TV star who had
just wrapped up his Broadway debut in the Championship
Season two days earlier was seen dining on surf and
turf while his guest opted for a dragon roll, beet salad and
MORNING, SUNSHINE: No one calls this Foodie Sunshine
in the morning. Perhaps what we need is the dose of healthy
goodness found in Lisa Harriss Morning Sunshine Breakfast
Cookie. Its always at Lisas shop, Caffe Portofino
(249 Main St., Northport, 631-262-7656, www.caffeportofino11768.com)
and now can be found at Southdown Marketplace in Huntington,
Christina's Epicure in East Norwich, and other stores.
NEW LUNCH ITEMS: Besito (402 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-549-0100,
www.besitomex.com) introduces new lunch menu selections. New
offerings include: Taquitos De Res three soft tacos
with beef short rib, salsa molcajete, chopped cilantro and
queso fresco; Taquitos De Camaron Al Chipotle chipotle-marinated
shrimp, tomatillo salsa, chopped cilantro; Taquitos De Pollo
adobo chicken, grilled tomato chipotle salsa, queso
fresco, cilantro and onion; Taquitos De Pescado red
snapper tacos topped with pickled red onion, shredded lettuce
and salsa molcajete; and Gorditas De Chorizo Y Queso
two fresh masa cakes with chorizo, queso Chihuahua, lettuce,
pico de gallo, jicama and lime.
FOR DAD: Sam Adams Boston Lager has designed a new pint glass
to enhance the sensory tasting experience for beer lovers.
As a special thank you to Long Island dads, Applebees
has teamed up with Sam Adams to give away pairs of these specially-crafted
pint glasses on Fathers Day. The free glasses are available,
while supplies last, only at Nassau and Suffolk county Applebees
restaurants on Sunday, June 19, with the purchase of a steak
entrée (not including 2 for $20 specials) and an ice
cold Sam Adams brew.
CASINO NIGHT AT FOX HOLLOW: Scotto Brothers will host a casino
fundraiser for the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education
Center on July 27 at The Fox Hollow in Woodbury. Proceeds
will go to an exhibit and memorial the museum is installing
in memory of Nassau County firefighters who lost their lives
on 9/11. Admission is $100 and includes dinner, drinks and
fun! Raffle prizes include a 3-Series BMW, Disney tickets,
vacation getaways, spa packages and more. For information
call 516-224-8184 or email: email@example.com.
FLIP-FLOP FRIDAY: Be among the first 500 people wearing flip-flops
to show yourself at Huntingtons Tropical Smoothie Café
(61 Wall St., Huntington, 631-424-8767, www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com)
on Friday, June 17, to get a free 24 oz. Jetty Punch Smoothie.
ULTIMATE CHEESEBURGER: Our friends at Banfi Vineyards tell
us the best hamburgers are about the meat itself, and not
the fancy toppings. And not all ground beef is created equal.
Banfi advises youll want some fat or the burger will
be dry. You also want flavor, which means choosing meat ground
from a well-exercised muscle group such as the chuck. Look
for a meat-to-fat ratio of about 4 to 1 (80-percent lean).
Heres their recipe for six (courtesy of Fire it Up by
Andrew Schloss and David Joachim, Chronicle Books): 2 pounds
freshly ground beef chuck, 1/3 cup ice-cold water; 3/4 tsp.
coarse salt; 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper; 4 to 5 ounces cheddar,
Swiss, jack, or blue cheese, shredded or crumbled; 6 crusty
Kaiser rolls, split. Mix together the beef, water, salt, pepper,
and cheese. Gently shape into 1-inch-thick patties. Refrigerate
until the grill is ready. Brush the grill grate and coat with
oil. Put the burgers directly over the heat, cover, and grill
for 7 minutes, flipping after about 4 minutes for medium-done.
Add a minute per side for well-done. Avoid pressing down on
the burgers, which squeezes out moisture and makes them dry.
Grill the rolls, cut the sides down, and place directly over
the heat until toasted, about 1 minute. Top with cheese at
last minute. If the burgers will sit, even for a few minutes,
keep the rolls and burgers separate until just before eating.
And most important at least to the Banfi folks
pair with Trivento Reserve Malbec.
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