IMAC GALA: The inaugural fundraiser gala event
for IMAC Theater will be held at Appliance World (414
New York Ave.) as four spectacular chefs from area restaurants
(Abel Conklin, Buenos Aires, Mr. Sausage and Dacor) dazzle
your palates with their specialty dishes prepared fresh and
before your eyes in Appliance Worlds’ state-of-the-art
kitchens. Sommeliers from Peconic Bay Winery will pair all
dishes with the perfect wine. This event is all you can
eat and drink, and also features the sophisticated sounds
of the Peter White Trio — live. Of course, the
evening would not be complete without mouth-watering desserts
and exciting raffle opportunities, including a complete home
theater system, a speaker system, gift certificates to fine
local restaurants, a guitar personally signed by Peter White
and more. Tickets for the Tuesday, October 9 (6:30-9:30 p.m.)
gala are $100. For tickets or further information call IMAC’s
24-hour Arts-Line at 631-549-ARTS.
DIPS & SPREADS: Have you been to Southdown
Marketplace lately? They make all of their dips and spreads
daily using fresh ingredients, without the long lists of preservatives
and additives you find in commercially prepared products.
You can experience the fun they had in the kitchen coming
up with unique and delicious new combinations like smoked
chipotle hummus, Tex-Mex smoked gouda, black bean and papaya
and goat cheese and shallot. A lot of the selections go great
on top of a simple piece of grilled chicken or fish. Try the
Jamaican salsa on top of grilled fish or shrimp or the pesto
over pasta. Or watch football and entertain with any of them
on Southdown’s own store made pita chips. Check out
the dips and spreads case right next to the deli at Southdown
Marketplace, 205 Wall Street, 631-351-9660, 7 days 8 a.m.
to 8 p.m.
FAJITA FRENZY: AyCaramba! (441 E. Main St.
Centerport, 631 261-2828) is offering it’s Fajita Frenzy
for two, Monday to Thursday all October. Your choice of steak,
shrimp, chicken or tuna… only $34 for two. Go party
at the new hotspot.
STARBUCKS STAR: Regulars, like the Foodies,
at the Starbucks in Huntington Village will miss the warm
and friendly manner of star barista Brian Young. The java
jerk has been promoted by the work-friendly coffee company.
We may be spilling the beans but the coffee concoctionist
has become the assistant manger of the Melville Starbucks
location. Huntington Village manager Peter Kwanhas informed
us that he will be working harder to insure the same friendly
service at the Foodies’ favorite watering hole. Best
of luck to Brian, and Peter too!
JAZZ ‘N’ GRAPES: a fine wine
boutique opened last month at 294 Main Street in the heart
of Huntington Village. The music and party-like atmosphere
was infectious and you can join in the fun. In celebration of
the Fall Festival Jazz ’n Grapes will be hosting special
wine tastings on Friday, Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m., Saturday,
Oct. 6, 6-9 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 7, 1-4p.m. The brainchild
of Michelle Natale, who co-owns the business with sister Margie
and mom Nora, Jazz ’n Grapes offers a new pleasant way
to stock your cellar or find a new wine for dinner. Stop in.
CEREAL ON THE GO: Keep your milk cold and
separate from your cereal. Then when you are ready to enjoy
breakfast in between your early morning meetings, simply pour
the milk into the cereal bowl section for a quick snack. Portable!
The milk stays cold by keeping the gel filled cup frozen.
Once the gel is frozen, pour your milk in the cup portion
and twist the bottom cup to the cereal bowl section. Once
they are together you’ll have Cereal On The Go. Features:
12 oz cereal bowl, Folding spoon snaps into lid, 5.7 oz freezer
gel filled milk cup, Portable Cereal to go, Not for Microwaves.
Available in orange, red-pink, green-yellow, blue, $4.99 at
WINE IN A BOX: The Three Thieves Bandit is
here! In keeping with their mission of providing great wine
on the affordable side, they market their wine in large jugs or
smart boxes which easily travel anywhere. The Thieves Bandit
line in boxes includes Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel,
Merlot and Pinot Grigio Litre boxes retail for $6.99.
Ask your local wine merchant.
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