NOMA: Formerly Indigo, NOMA (70 Gerard Street, Huntington
Village, 631-923-1570), an acronym for NOrth of MAin (street),
is a venture of Executive Chef Joseph Tomasino (formerly of
Piccolo’s) and Frank Bruno (son of Pat Bruno - Christopher’s
Courtyard Café). The vast wine list will feature wines
by the glass and bottle in addition to a full bar. A full
raw bar, fresh seafood, homemade pasta and prime steaks
will be featured at NoMa. You’ll be able to experience
the contrast of the black banquettes, red walls and silver
tin ceiling at the beginning of December when NoMa opens.
MUSIC: At “Off The Wall” (65
Wall Street. 631-385-WALL), it’s live music with Peter
Mazzeo on Friday, November 23 from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
THANKSGIVING MENU: Jonathan’s Ristorante
(15 Wall Street, 631-549-0055) celebrates Thanksgiving with
a special menu as a supplement to the regular dinner menu
on Thursday, November 22 from 2- 9 p.m.: butternut squash
soup with caramelized cipolline $9; speck, black mission figs,
sweet gorgonzola and arugula $12; porcini mushrooms ravioli
with black truffle butter and parmigiano shavings $23 main/11
app.; risotto with cranberry, luganica sausage and chestnut
$23; Long Island duck breast with black currant glaze, farro
salad and grilled asparagus $28; wild striped bass with sliced
portobello mushrooms, vinaigrette and baby spinach $29; roasted
turkey with wild mushroom stuffing, sweet potato puree, mashed
potatoes, French string beans and cranberry sauce $25.
THANKSGIVING: Tellers Chophouse (605 Main
Street, Islip, 631.277.7070, www.tellerschophouse.com) will
be serving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November
22 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to the regular menu which
will be available, Executive Chef Alan Kwan has added options
in celebration of holiday. Appetizer: honey roasted squash
soup with goat cheese swirl and dried Michigan cherries; Entrees:
maple syrup-glazed turkey with brioche stuffing, whipped potatoes,
green beans and gravy; herb crusted prime rib au jus, horseradish
cream and whipped potatoes on the side; dessert: pumpkin pie.
FAN TALE: Foodies fan Adele Damian tells
us that after reading about the new store-baked cookies at
Southdown Marketplace, she jumped into her car and headed
straight for the store to get some of their lemon drop cookies.
“When you get that yen you have to do something about
it,” Adele said. So she was disappointed to find that
the store had sold out of lemon drop cookies. Then luck struck.
“I found out they serve free coffee for shoppers, and
right next to the coffee was a tray of lemon drop cookies!”
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