TABLE FOR TWO: Every restaurant has its regulars.
Pomodoro in Huntington has many customers that owners Fabio
Machado and Piero Casalicchio consider regulars, including
three or four couples who come every week. And then there’s
uber-regulars Don and Linda. Don and Linda Theirgard discovered
Pomodoro’s regional Italian specialties 22 years ago
and have since made the cozy restaurant a twice-weekly destination.
The Dix Hills foodies enjoy dining out and as much as they
enjoy each other’s company but Pomodoro is their hands
down favorite. The red-checker cloth topped table in the corner
where they regularly ate with Linda’s late mother is
the very one where the Thiergards can be found every Wednesday
night — and they’re back on Saturday. So when
Fabio Machado recently announced to the couple that he was
moving his cozy eatery to 69 Wall Street (the building that
most recently housed Solo but that old timers will know as
the Lighthouse bar) the Thiergards say he told them that not
only would their table be making the move, but they would
get to pick its spot in the new place. General Manager Eric
Machado explained the gesture is not so much taking care of
good customers, but taking care of good people. “There’s
not so many people like that,” he said. Pomodoro is
set to open in early March at 69 Wall St. Tell them the Foodies
TAVERN NIGHT ON THE HARBOR: Slow Food Huntington
Tavern Night on the Harbor, will take place on Saturday, March
10, 2007 at 7 p.m. at Blackford Hall on the grounds of the
renowned, historic Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (1 Bungtown
Rd., Cold Spring Harbor). This one-night tasting event, will
include a hearty tavern style meal prepared with locally sourced
foods and ingredients: fish & chips, beef-oyster-beer
stew, cheese, pickles and artisanal bread, oysters, shepherd’s
pie, a variety of sausages, savory vegetarian pies, traditional
desserts – and four handcrafted ales from Sixpoint Craft
Ales of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Tickets are $40 for Slow Food
members, $45 for non-members. Info or tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/10678.
For more information about the Slow Food movement: www.slowfood.com.
SUSHIMANIA: The food blogs tell us of a solid
all-you-can-eat sushi worth trying: Sushi Park (6137 Jericho
Tpke., Commack, 631-499-1465, www.sushipark.net) Lunch, $14.95;
and a $19.95 dinner special; children under 3 1/2 feet eat
free; half price for children between 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 feet.
Their buffet offers a lot more than a wide variety of sushi.
AUTHENTIC CHINESE BUFFET: When it comes to
Chinese or Asian Buffets, we have always been partial to East
Buffet in downtown Flushing, Queens. Chinese food of all varieties
is at it’s best in the city’s new Chinatown. Now
we hear that the very same East Buffet we’ve lunched
at in Flushing has its original branch right here in Huntington
Station (East Buffet, 179 Walt Whitman Rd., 631-385-0800,
www.eastbuffet.com) Lunch, Monday to Friday, $10.99 for adults,
$5.99 for children, Saturday and Sunday, $16.99 adults, $9.99
for children; dinner, Monday to Thursday, $19.99 for adults,
$9.99 for children, Friday to Sunday, $24.99 adults ($11.99
for children). If it’s Asian and it makes it in Flushing
– where it is patronized predominantly by Asians - it
can make it anywhere. It’s a Foodie favorite!
BEDLAM BABY: The Cold Spring Harbor seafood
hotspot Beldlam Fish and Clam Company is truly a family affair.
CIA-trained chef Jonathan Passman has put the entire family
to work at this exciting Main Street eatery. While manager
brother Matt and dad Eric work the front other family members
may be found pitching in. Keep your eye out for the newest
member of the Bedlam family team, baby Jack born last month
to Jonathan and Nicole.
DONUT BURGER: Minor League Baseball team
the Grizzlies of Sauget, Illinois – a suburb east of
St. Louis — and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts have teamed up
to create “Baseball’s Best Burger.” The
burger, which debuted at a Grizzlies’ game late last
year, consists of a thick and juicy burger topped with sharp
cheddar cheese and two slices of bacon. The burger is then
placed in between each side of a Krispy Kreme Original Glazed
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