Tasty Deal: Dont miss the brother-in-law of Canterbury
Ales owner Billy when he debuts his new young adult
fiction book Stay With Me. Author Paul Griffin
will discuss and sign the book on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.,
at Book Revue, directly across the street from Canterbury
Ales (314 New York Ave., Huntington 631-549-4404 www.canterburyales.com).
Billy said anyone who comes into his pub with a new copy of
Stay With Me will receive 10 percent off their
entire dinner (or lunch or bar) check. Sounds like a great
way to feed the body and mind to us.
Films On Food: Dumpster diving in back alleys and gated garbage
receptacles, salvaging thousands of dollars worth of edible
sounds like a documentary, doesnt it? Dive!,
inspired by a curiosity about this country's habit of sending
food straight to landfills, follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert
and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated
garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets. The film
is showing Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. as part of the Lets
Eat! Films on Food series, co-presented by Slow Food Huntington,
at Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Ave., Huntington 631-423-7611).
Huntington resident John Stepanian, of Long Island Food Not
Bombs, is the guest speaker. He is the president/CEO of Community
Solidarity, the largest community run grassroots food distribution
program on Long Island. Tickets are $9 for members and $13
general admission. Visit www.CinemaArtsCentre.org or call
Fact Or Fiction: Does chocolate contain caffeine? We love
keeping in touch with our friend Roxanne Browning of Exotic
Chocolate Tastings for many reasons, and one of them is that
she delivers random bits of knowledge on our favorite sweet
treat. The answer to the question is
yes and no! Roxanne
says commercial chocolate brands do have trace amounts of
caffeine, added to keep you consuming. It also has a ton of
sugar, which may give you a buzz. Real dark chocolate, however,
does not contain caffeine at all. Roxanne tells us the root
of the caffeine rumor may be traced to the alkaloid Theobromine,
a compound similar to caffeine but that does not have the
same stimulant effects. What natural chocolate does have,
though, is Phenylethylamine, a mild mood enhancer. Also known
as the "love chemical," phenylethylamine is thought
to be the reason chocolate is said to be an aphrodisiac.
Calling All MasterChefs: Can you take the heat in the kitchen?
Fox is serving up a third season of MasterChef,
with cast calls in New York. Chef Gordon Ramsay will once
again give talented amateur cooks the chance to prove to him,
and to fellow judges, restaurateur Joe Bastianich (Del Posto,
Eataly) and Chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot, Grahamwich),
that they have what it takes to make their mark on the culinary
world. In the series, Ramsay, Bastianich and Elliot coach
and critique the amateur cooks in a series of challenges designed
to test their palates, knowledge and determination to follow
their dreams. MasterChef will travel to more cities
than ever before to uncover the countrys very best amateur
cooks, with an open casting call from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 10 at New York Citys Flatotel (135 West 52nd St.).
Additional casting information, including forms and eligibility
requirements, are available online at www.masterchefcasting.com.
Gift Card Offer: Love Prime An American Kitchen &
Bar (117 New York Ave., Huntington 631-385-1515 www.restaurantprime.com)?
Share the gift of food with a friend this holiday and get
a little something special for you too, for free. Prime is
running a holiday gift card offer until Dec. 24. When you
order a gift card online using the coupon code holiday,
youll receive a free second gift card with a starting
balance of 20 percent of your initial gift card purpose. Eating
out was never so easy!
Shake Shack Is Coming To LI: The rumors are true! Shake Shack
is coming to Westbury in late 2012. You may have encountered
the modern day roadside burger stand known for
its delicious all-natural burgers, shakes, hot dogs and seasonal
frozen custard at Citi Field or in Manhattan. There is always
a line, and its always worth waiting for. The first
Long Island Shack will be built from the ground up within
an upcoming development in the heart of Nassau County at 900
Old Country Road (just off of Meadowbrook Parkway). Shake
Shack is part of Danny Meyers Union Square Hospitality
Group (USHG), which includes several of New York Citys
most celebrated restaurants: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern,
Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, The Modern, Cafe 2
and Terrace 5 (located at The Museum of Modern Art), El Verano
Taquería and Box Frites (both at Citi Field), Maialino,
Untitled at the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as
Union Square Events and Hospitality Quotient, a learning business.
Six of the companys restaurants are included in Zagats
list of the Most Popular Restaurants in NYC, including the
No.1, 3 and 5 spots. www.ushgnyc.com.
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