MAKIN’ TOAST: Opening day approaches for Huntington
restaurateur Fabio Machado as he launches his newest venture,
Toast & Co. He’s gutted the old Pomodoro on Stewart
Avenue and outfitted it in vinyl and polished aluminum just
like an old luncheonette. It’s sleek and modern in shades
of avocado and orange, but the best part is sure to be the
counter along the north wall where one can sit on those twirly
retro counter stools. The menu leans toward breakfast and
lunch and we expect that Fabio flair will play a big part.
Last we checked, Machado was expecting to open by September
SMALL DISHES: Jonathan’s Ristorante
(15 Wall St., Huntington 631-549-0055) has introduced a “small
dishes” menu. Always available at the bar, it’s
offered Sunday-Thursday at the tables. Menu items include:
Wild Mushroom Risotto $10, Salamini Soppressata and Parmigiano
$13, Sirloin Burger with Swiss cheese, Arugula salad and French
fries $13, Grilled Scottish Salmon over Caesar salad $15,
Sesame Crusted Tuna Teriyaki $14, Fritto Misto with shrimp,
calamari and zucchini $12. Of course, their regular menu of
delectables prepared by chef Tito Onofre is still available.
MAINE MAID INN: Maine Maid Inn (4 Old Jericho
Tpke, Jericho 516-935-6400) is a dining tradition for Long
Islanders, but the menu has broken with tradition in more
ways than one. New owners Rajiv and Payal Sharma, who also
own Huntington’s Sitar Restaurant, while maintaining
the Inn’s longstanding traditional menu items, have
added some of their signature dishes: Rosemary Marinated Rack
of Lamb, Grilled Skirt Steak with Hickory barbeque sauce,
Bacon wrapped Tilapia Fillet with Sherry reduction, Aleppo
crusted Tuna, and Filet Mignon with cheese fondue. Appetizers:
Chicken Confit Spring Rolls, Wok fried calamari, Shrimp Duo
and Sate sampler.
FOR WINE LOVERS: Live jazz music, delicious food and tastings
of 20 different wines are on tap to celebrate the grand opening
of Jazz ’n Grapes, the new wine store at 294 Main Street,
Huntington Village. The event is September 15, 6-9 p.m. This
spacious storefront, previously home of Galluccio Family Winery’s
retail store, stocks selections for discerning wine lovers
in a range of prices.
WINE WITH HISTORY: It doesn’t take
a glass of wine to appreciate the humor of columnist Ed Lowe,
but it doesn’t hurt either. Enjoy both – wine
and Lowe – at Huntington Historical Society’s
17th annual wine tasting, Saturday, September 15, 6-9 p.m.
at the historical Kissam House, 434 Park Ave., Huntington.
You’ll enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres, Long Island
wines and live jazz, and tours of the 1795 Kissam house. Tickets
are $75/pp, $85 at the door. Call 631-427-7045.
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