JAKE TURNS ONE: Jakes Wayback Burgers (1964 Jericho
Turnpike, E. Northport 631-864-5555) rang in their first anniversary
in the Elwood Shopping Center July 14. They were joined by
Huntington Councilwoman Susan Berland to cut the ribbon on
their first year. A raffle for a years worth of free
burgers, won by Northports Freddie Fredericks, raised
$220 for the Hero Hunger Help Project at the Northport VA.
By the way, Susans a fan. The burgers were delicious
and the homemade fries are the perfect side dish, she
said following the event. Youre preaching to the choir,
PUCKER UP: Friday, July 20 was National Lollipop Day, for
all of you candy lovers out there. But did you know the little
sucker has a big history? Legend has it that the lollipop
concept has been around since prehistoric times, as early
humans often enjoyed honey on a stick. It isnt quite
clear how its modern form hard candy on a stick made
for sucking came to be, but the history of its name
is. George Smith, the owner of a small American candy store,
first called the candy a lollipop in the early
1900s after his favorite race horse. In case you missed the
celebration (or want to celebrate again we wont
tell) go to one of the many fine confectioners in Huntington
and stock up.
GELATO, ANYONE? As hot as this summer has been, count us in!
Foodie favorites Primo Piatto (138 E. Main St., Huntington
631-935-1391) is featuring MaximoPino gelato and sorbetto,
served from a cart in the front of the restaurant. Open up
the windows and guests eating outside can walk right up and
get a scoop of something delicious. Gelato choices include
chocolate, mint chocolate chip, pistachio, cookies and cream,
tiramisu and Hazelnut cream; for sorbetto, strawberry and
lemon were on the menu when we last visited.
OLSEN?SISTER?SPOTTED: Ashley Olsen flew under the radar and
enjoyed a peaceful harborside dinner to Huntington's Prime
- An American Kitchen & Bar (117 New York Av.e, Huntington
631-385-1515, www.restaurantprime.com). Wearing a black bomber
jacket and maxi dress, the Full House star turned
fashionista, joined by friends, dived into sushi, salads and
strip steak with house dessert before being piloted away.
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