DINE HUNTINGTON RETURNS: Yippee! Everybodys favorite
restaurant week is back. The third edition of DineHuntington
Restaurant Week is set for Oct. 7-14, 2012 and will feature
three-course, prix-fixe menus ($24.95, Saturday to 7 p.m.
only) from the finest restaurants in the dining capital of
Long Island Huntington. Restaurants have already started
signing up, led by Nisen Sushi of Commack, Bistro Cassis,
Cafe Buenos Aires, Portofino, Prime, Tutto Pazzo, Harbor Mist,
Andreas 25, Cirellas and Neraki. Keep up to the
minute by checking the website DineHuntington.com, and be
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ROOKIES LUNCH DEAL: One of the better lunch deals around
is at Rookies Sports Club (70 Gerard St., Huntington village
631-923-0424 rookiesny.com) where $9.99 will get you one of
nearly two dozen specials. The list includes burgers, wraps,
salads, quesadillas and flatbread pizza. Burgers and sandwiches
come with a side salad or hand-cut French fries (upgrade to
Tater Tots, onion rings or sweet potato fries for 99 cents).
Tell Michelle the Long Islander Foodies sent you.
ALL KINDS OF COOL: Insalata di Cocomero, a cool summer salad
of sweet watermelon, cucumber strips, ricotta salata and mint,
($9, add seared organic sea scallops $8 additional) at Jonathan's
Ristorante (15 Wall St., Huntington 631-549-0055 jonathansristorante.com).
What a perfect combination of sweet and salt.
DONT BLINK: If you blinked you might have missed the
change as Dragon Gates Huntington village restaurant
became Daisho (308 Main St., Huntington village 631-385-1082
daishony.com), seemingly overnight. Billing itself as a yakitori,
ramen, sushi and sake bar, Daishos menu offers sushi
and sashimi, Asian fusion specialties. Dragon Gate fans, not
to worry. The venerable Chinese restaurant maintains a take-out
window just around the corner on Green Street.
ZUCCHINI SURPLUS: One of the Foodies has found a great recipe
to help use up all that extra zucchini from the summer. Heres
Moms Zucchini Bread from AllRecipes.com:
Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1
teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 3 teaspoons
ground cinnamon, 3 eggs, 1 cup vegetable oil, 2-1/4 cups white
sugar, 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 cups grated zucchini,
1 cup chopped walnuts. Directions: 1. Grease and flour two
8-by-4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 2. Sift flour,
salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together. 3. Beat
eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together. Add sifted ingredients
and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts. Pour batter into
pans. 4. Bake for 40-60 minutes, and cool for 20. Voila!
WINE AND FOOD TASTING: Northport Rotary Clubs 15th annual
wine and food tasting event held Aug. 9 brought a top shelf
selection of wines and spirits to Oheka Castle in Huntington
where dozens of chefs from local restaurants prepared their
finest dishes for guests. Music and raffles added to the glitter
of the castle for a fabulous evening.
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