MOM, DONT COOK: Bring home dinner
and its quick and simple and deliciousMr. Sausage
(3 Union Pl, Huntington, 631.271.3836, www.mrsausage.net)
is serving up great meals at great prices...five bucks will
get you a single serving of spaghetti and meatballs, penne
a la vodka, chicken parmesan with pasta, baked ziti and more.
The Baldanza family has the touch, the food and the price.
BLACK & BLUE: It was a quick stop-by dinner and
we decided to share appetizers. The Chopped Salad ($11) was
not-so-finely chopped but the bite size pieces of Romaine,
Bibb and Roma tomatoes worked beautifully with the garbanzo
beans, pieces of mozzarella and the pita croutons all tossed
with a perfect zesty Parmesan dressing. The Roasted Littleneck
Clams & Pacific Oysters Casino Style ($15)
was beautifully presented with creamed leek gratin, Andouille
sausage and coated with crisp herb breadcrumbs showing a nice
creative and tasty flair. The B&B Tartare Duo ($17) was
an artwork with Argentinean Tenderloin, Dijon mustard, purple
onions built with crisp grilled crispy country bread, in a
horseradish aioli on one side of the palate (or plate) and
a Ahi Tuna tartare with sesame-soy spiked cucumbers, sweet
Holland peppers, green onions, minced ginger built with crisp
grilled herb flatbread on the other. And an absolute must-try:
the Kobe Beef Sliders ($14) three mini cheeseburgers, on fresh
brioche mini rolls with lettuce, tomatoes house-made
pickles served with shoestring fries. It was a meal for two
and only our schedule kept us from more especially
the B&B Classic Bitter-Sweet Chocolate Fondue served with
mini marshmallows, dipping fruits and salted pretzel rods
(2@$15, 4@24). Black and Blue (65 Wall Street, 631.385.9255,
www.blackandblueny.com) color them exciting and delicious.
NEW RESTAURANT: By the time you read this, Osteria
Toscana the latest offering of Reststar, Huntingtons
premiere restaurant management company, will be serving up
some magic at the former site of Pomodoro, 69 Wall Street.
Partnering with Executive Chef Joseph Maulo, whose food we
have loved previously at Il Toscano in Douglaston, Queens,
expect specialties like Linguine with Lobster and whole roasted
fish. The Queens location was the longstanding venue of their
North Shore Foodies and we expect nothing less in Huntington.
Well be there and well be going hungry.
WINETASTING COURSE: Hofstra University Continuing Education
offers Winetasting: Big Bold Reds, on Saturday,
Oct. 18 from 2-4 p.m. The cost of the course is $115. To register
or for more information, visit ce.hofstra.edu or call (516)
463-7200. If you are a red wine lover, this is the class for
you: a fun afternoon to taste an international variety of
red wines along with delicious and interesting food pairings.
You will also learn about the history of each countrys
wine, how to read wine labels, and how to order wine at a
restaurant. Participants are treated to a variety of wines
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