GOT MY GOAT: A superb dessert
on the specials menu at Jonathans Ristorante (15 Wall
St., Huntington village, 631-549-0055, www.jonathansristorante.com)
this week: a mini goat cheese cheesecake with sweet fresh
figs, a drizzle of honey and mint couli. Each flavor alone
could stand on its own. As a package it was superb. Tell Roberto
the Long Islander Foodies sent you.
OCTOBERFEST: If you havent saved yourself a spot in
the wildly popular Octoberfest at Canterbury Ales (314 New
York Ave., Huntington, 631-549-4404, www.canterburyales.com),
you get a second chance. As the Sept. 18 event was nearing
sell-out status, owner Billy Hoest added a second day on the
following Sunday, Sept. 25, noon to 3:30 p.m. Everything else
is the same; its a five-course, 10-beer meal celebrating
good food and brew at $80 per person. Advanced reservations
are a must.
and good riddance, too! As if todays
economy wasnt a challenge enough for the restaurant
industry, Hurricane Irene threw a real wrench in the works.
Several of the Foodies favorite restaurants were without
power for several days after the storm passed through. Macs
Steakhouse, Huntington Social, Vitae, Guidos, FH Rileys,
Kura Barn and so many others were back up and running for
the weekend, but not before suffering devastating losses from
not being able to open their doors. You can help them get
back on their feet. All you have to do is go out to dinner!
WELCOME TO MONDAY: FH Rileys (400 New York Ave., Huntington
village, 631-271-7600, www.fhrileys.com) joins the ranks of
restaurants open on Mondays. Theyll begin on Oct. 3
serving both lunch and dinner.
LUNCH PRIX FIXE: Been meaning to try Amicale Dining Experience
(872 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, 631-351-1727,
www.amicalerestaurant.com)? The restaurant, newly renovated
and open at the former Panama Hatties, offers a three-course
luncheon prix-fixe for $22.95 per person that will have you
feeling extra special. We wont give you the whole menu
here, but youll find choices like duck confit and wild
mushroom risotto, and French escargot
just the appetizers! Check out the full menu on the website.
ITALY! Celebrate Italys cultural and culinary influence
on America when Hofstra University hosts the 19th Annual Italian
Experience on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
Italian Experience features a full itinerary of crafts, live
entertainment, childrens activities and food
lots of food. Admission to the festival is $6 per person;
$4 for seniors; children under 12 are admitted free. Learn
more at www.hofstra.edu/Festivals.
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