KEY WEST ROAD TRIP: Prime
An American Kitchen and Bar (117 New York Ave., Huntington
631-385-1515 www.restaurantprime.com) takes diners on a culinary
expedition with its Road Trip dinner menus from 4 p.m. daily
except Sunday from 3 p.m. Three-course menus are themed to
a new region of the United States every six to ten weeks.
Currently menu selections from Key West, designed by Primes
Executive Chef Gregg Lauletta and Corporate Chef Cornelius
Gallagher, are available. Think Florida stone crab claws with
key lime cocktail sauce; or scallop ceviche with jicama, avocado
and mango, and thats just the appetizers. Of course
youll wrap it all up with a Key lime tart. Full menus
NEW TO THE SCENE: You knew it first as Umbertos, then
Gennaros. Now new owners bring a new name, new look
and new menu to the Italian restaurant in the Fort Hill shopping
plaza in Huntington. Watch for a new sign announcing Primo
Piatto (138 East Main St., Huntington 631-935-1391). The name
is Italian for first dish, and Primo Piatto owner
Fabrizio Castelli aims to be first with his Italian specialties.
Drop by and tell them the Long Islander Foodies sent you.
FESTIVAL FOOD: We were as surprised as anyone to see Nisen
Sushi among the zeppoli trucks and sausage vendors at the
Long Island Fall Festival in Huntington this past weekend.
Co-owner Tom Lam was on the scene and the sushi rolls were
flying. It may be the first time we ever ate sushi standing
up, but what a delicious change of pace from the usual carnival
OYSTERFEST TIME: Oyster lovers, rejoice. The 28th Annual Oyster
Festival makes its return this year to Theodore Roosevelt
Park in Oyster Bay on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16.
The festival offers a fun mixture of activities for the entire
family. Activities include tall ships, a petting zoo, live
music, delicious food, carnival rides, arts and crafts, antiques,
pirate shows, interactive exhibits, harbor cruises and of
course the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. The
food will be prepared by volunteer chefs and culinary pros
working together to cook and serve dozens of unique oyster,
clam and other seafood concoctions, along with some traditional
festival fare. Proceeds from this event benefit community
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Bohlsen Restaurant Groups H2O (215
W. Main St., Smithtown 631-361-6464 www.h2oseafoodgrill.com)
is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 10 different number
10-themed dinner special specials. The 10-day celebration
culminates with an invitation-only Anniversary Reception on
Monday, 10/10. Check the website for each evenings special.
HUNTINGTON RESTAURANT WEEK: Do we need to remind you? Oct.
9-16, 55 restaurants from throughout the Town of Huntington
offer 3-course, prix-fixe menus for $24.95 per person (Saturday
to 7 p.m. only). Its an eight-day week, so you can try
eight new restaurants 16 if you eat twice a night!
Menus are online at www.DineHuntington.com.
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