Side Dish - Algieri Talks Nutrition, Restaurant Week Is Underway, & More


COOKING WITH THE CHAMP:

Former world champion boxer Chris Algieri, a Greenlawn native, left, is pictured with YouTube personality Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez on the set of a recent “Cooking With The Menace” video.

Former world champion boxer Chris Algieri, a Greenlawn native, left, is pictured with YouTube personality Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez on the set of a recent “Cooking With The Menace” video.

Former world champion boxer Chris Algieri, a Greenlawn native and a nutritionist, recently teamed up with popular YouTube personality Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez to produce a video tutorial showing how to make pre- and post-workout smoothies. The first, “The Green Machine,” is made with kale, pineapple, mango, baby spinach and protein and it’s intended for athletes to start their day off, or for those who are focusing on keeping their carbs low, but nutrition high, according to Algieri. The second is dubbed “The Beetdown” and, as its name implies, it’s heavy on beets. They help to open up blood vessels to allow more nutrients and oxygen to get to the muscles, making it a good post-workout smoothie, Algieri said. It’s made with kale, spinach, beets, blueberries, water and milk. To see the step-by-step processes, visit The Manace’s YoutTube page at Youtube.com/menacetube.


RESTAURANT WEEK IS NOW:

There’s still time remaining in the winter edition of Long Island Restaurant Week. There are over 100 restaurants across Long Island, including 18 in the Town of Huntington, that are offering three-course, prix-fixe ($27.95) meals now through Jan. 29 (only available til 7 p.m. on Saturday). For the full list of participating restaurants, and their menus, visit Longislandrestaurantweek.com.


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE?:

Have you voted in the Best of Huntington 2016 awards yet? There are several categories, including a few food-related showdowns. Who has the best burger? What’s the best steakhouse? Where is the best ice cream found? There are plenty of other choices, too, so log on to Longislandernews.com now through Sunday, Feb. 5  to cast your say.


BYE, BYE, BOOZE:

Starbucks locations across the country have halted sales of beer and wine. Starbucks rolled out alcohol at several of its Long Island locations last year, including in Huntington village and in East Northport, but the company announced earlier this month its plans to roll back the initiative. An employee at the Huntington village employee confirmed last Friday that the location is no longer selling booze.


SUPER BOWL + FLAPJACKS:

Start off Super Bowl Sunday with some flapjacks courtesy of the volunteers at the Halesite Fire Department. Admission for adults is $7 or $5 for kids ages 3-12 for the 12th annual Super Bowl Sunday Pancake Breakfast, which will be hosted at the Halesite Firehouse (1 North New York Ave., Halesite). The festivities kick off at 9 a.m. and will run through 12 noon on Sunday, Feb. 5. As with years past, there will be raffles for prizes like an Amazon Echo dot, Amazon Fire stick, New York Islander tickets and gift certificates to local shops and restaurants. The ever popular “Money Tree” will also be there. For more information, visit Facebook.com/Halesite.Fire.Department.Huntington.NY.