ICHIZ SUSHI: The doors opened last Saturday night at Ichiz
Sushi and Sake Lounge (301 Main St, Huntington village 631-470-0210)
at the former Musashino restaurant. Behind an all-new glass
façade, the room is sleek with tones of deep brown
and black contrasting with bright white seating and accents.
The sushi bar at the front of the room dominates the space,
which had been empty since Musashino closed more than two
ON THE MOVE: The Lite Choice (293 Main St., Huntington village)
is packing up its frozen treats and moving to Woodbury. Devotees
of the low-fat, low-carb, soft-serve frozen desserts will
be able to get their fix at the new shop at 7921 Jericho Tpk.,
Woodbury (516-421-9221), next to Bens Deli in the Woodbury
Village shopping plaza. The people of Huntington have
been beyond fabulous, said co-owner Sharon Mendelsohn,
adding, I think a lot of our customers will follow us
to Woodbury. A sign on the Huntington shops window
noted Woodbury is just 10 minutes away.
STAY TUNED FOR JELLYFISH: Everyone watching the years-long
construction of Jellyfish restaurant on Mill Pond in Centerport
has the same question: When will Jellyfish be open? Owner
Ralph Colamussi, who also runs the adjacent Thatched Cottage
caterers, hasnt committed to an opening date, but he
has been placing advertisements seeking servers, bartenders
and kitchen staff, so it cant be too far off. Stay tuned.
FINNEGANS?PRE-PARTY?WINE?SPECIAL: The partys starting
early at Finnegans Restaurant & Tap Room (5 Wall
St., Huntington village 631-423-9696) where Wine Down
Wednesdays feature half-price bottles of wine all day and
night, every Wednesday. Wines from around the globe, as well
as Long Island favorites, are among the discounted selections.
The oldest continuously operating tavern in Huntington, Finnegans
is preparing to celebrate its 100th birthday with an all-day
party on Wall Street, July 28.
REDUCED BURGER: The rule in the restaurant trade is you dont
mess with a proven winner. So why is Canterbury Ales (314
New York Avenue Huntington village 631-549-4404 www.canterburyales.com)
messing with their famous Canterburger? Not to worry, owner
Billy Hoest is just tinkering with price, bringing it down
by $2 to $10.99 during lunch hours only (Mon.-Fri., 11:30
a.m.-4 p.m.) for the summer months. Treat yourself to lunch!
WOW, THOSE BARTENDERS CAN PARTY: The Long Island Hospitality
Ball held last Monday at the Crest Hollow Country Club was
a whos who of the restaurant industry. More than 2,000
guests most workers in the restaurant industry
turned out to toast three honorees. They are: Huntingtons
Tony Greco, restaurateur (York Grill) and nightclub operator
(Uncle Sams and Malibu Beach Club), and a founder of
the Hospitality Balls forerunner, the Bartenders
Ball; marketing guru Steve Haweeli, (WordHampton Public Relations)
and creator of Long Island Restaurant Week, Hamptons Restaurant
Week and Long Island Restaurant News; and Larry Romer, a 30-year
veteran of the beverage industry who currently oversees the
spirits business for Southern Wine & Spirits of New York.
This years Hospitality Ball raised $220,000 to benefit
the American Cancer Society.
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