TIME WARP: Canterbury Ales (314 New York Ave, 631.549.4404,
www.canterburyales.com), the Villages long-standing
favorite pub is at it again. Host Billy Hoest has declared
that its Days in the 70s and Nights
in the 80s. From Monday, May 19 through Thursday,
the 22nd, the wild and crazy guy is offering his menu and
prices from the 1970s for lunch (11:30a.m. - 4p.m.)and
his the 1980s for dinner (4p.m.- 11p.m.). Its
the best deal in town.
YUM-O: Yes, Huntington is the food capital of Long
Island. Even the diners present gastronomical delights. Here
we have Crab Salad a la Golden Dolphin, served with fresh
mango, blackberries, kiwi and blueberries on a bed of
radicchio. Its a lot more than your typical diner: The
Golden Dolphin (365 Main St, 631-421-1508).
PRIME LUNCH SPOT: Prime An American Kitchen
and Bar (117 New York Ave, 631-385-1515, www.restaurantprime
.com) is open for lunch 11:30a.m. 2:30p.m. Wednesday
Saturday and brunch Sundays 11a.m. 3p.m. With
spectacular views of Huntington Harbor and menu selections
from new Executive Chef Gregg Lauletta its the place
to go. Spanning the lunch menu are primers and salads ($8-15),
raw bar items ($15 market prices), mizu sushi ($12
16), a bacon cheeseburger ($14) and USDA prime, 21-day
dry-aged steaks including an 8-oz. petit filet mignon and
a 16-oz. NY strip ($29 42) but also full dishes such
as: Seared tuna with Asian vegetable salad, cashews, citrus
and soy ($19); Pan-seared red snapper with steamed spinach,
champagne vinaigrette and lemon oil ($18); Prime steak sandwich
with filet mignon, onions, mushrooms, peppers and brie fondue
served open face with skillet potatoes ($21); Long Island
lobster roll with whole 1-lb. lobster, mayo brioche with salad
green ($24); Classic cobb salad presented and mixed tableside
in a lemon-garlic dressing ($17).
PEASANT DINNER: Its a four-course Peasant Wine
Dinner every Thursday night at Ruvo Restaurant (63 Broadway,
Greenlawn, 631-261-7700, www.ruvorestaurant.com) featuring
traditional Italian dishes. The $45 (plus tax &
tip) prix fixe menu includes unlimited wine with each course
and will cost $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. The
menu changes weekly but heres a typical feast you may
find. Course One: Soft Shell Crab over Asparagus & Roasted
Tomatoes with Saffron Garlic Aioli or Grilled Portobello &
Vegetable Napoleon with Aged Balsamic & Basil Pesto Drizzle.
Course Two: Roasted Eggplant Soup with Goat Cheese or Radicchio,
Endive and Arugula Salad with Gorgonzola and Sherry Walnut
Vinaigrette. Course Three: Lamb Shank Osso Bucco with Parmesan
Risotto or Pan seared Filet of Sole with Spinach, Feta Cheese,
Scallions and Dill in a Light Mornay Sauce. Course Four: Flourless
Chocolate Torte with Vanilla Bean Crème Anglaise or
Poached Anjou Pear in Primitivo Wine with Mascarpone Cheese.
Wine Selections: 2006 Chardonnay, Tormaresca, Puglia; 2006
Fiano- Greco, A-Mano, Puglia; 2005 Salice Salentino, Feudo
Monaci, Puglia; 2005 Negroamaro, Forte Canto, Puglia.
FIVE NIGHTS OF MUSIC: Its live music in the bar
every week beginning at 6:30p.m. at Macs Steakhouse
(12 Gerard Street, 631-549-5300, www.macssteakhouse.com).
Tuesdays: Guitarist and vocalist, Mike DOrio (mikedorio.com).
Wednesdays: Folk musician Stuart Markus (www.stuartmarkus.com)
performs his original rock songs and ballads. Walter Finley
(www.myspace.com/walterfinley), acoustic singer/songwriter,
performs popular hits. Thursdays: Rob DeMartino (www.robd.info)
performs the best of James Taylor, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews,
and more. Cathy Kreger (www.cathykreger.com), acoustic guitarist
and singer/songwriter, performs adult contemporary and old
blues with an alternative folk flair. Fridays: The Banshee
Brothers (www.myspace.com/ thebansheebrothers) performs hits
from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones as well as other classic
and progressive rock favorites. Saturdays: Long Islands
best Rat Pack Crooner, Tony DeVil.
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