Side Dish - An Anniversary, Potential Arrival, & Snowfall Discount


The shrimp and lobster wontons, above, are one of four starters to choose from on Prime restaurant’s price fixed menu that’s being offered through Jan. 22 as a celebration of the restaurant’s 10-year anniversary.

The shrimp and lobster wontons, above, are one of four starters to choose from on Prime restaurant’s price fixed menu that’s being offered through Jan. 22 as a celebration of the restaurant’s 10-year anniversary.

A DECADE OF PRIME: Prime restaurant’s 10-year anniversary now through Jan. 22 with a $65 price fixed, three course menu (or $50 without wine pairings; tax and gratuity not included). Participating wineries include Bedell, Macari and Raphael, which are based out of the North Fork of Long Island. The full food menu is available to view online at Restaurantprime.com. It includes choices like shrimp and lobster wontons as a starter; filet mignon with broiled lobster tail ($5 supplement) as a main course; and vanilla bean cheesecake for dessert. To make a reservation, call 631-385-1515.


NEW VEDOR INCOMING?: The Huntington Town Board has added a new food vendor to its Crab Meadow Golf Course. Huntington-based Gelucci Brand LLC, which is operated by Mac’s Steakhouse owner Mark Gelish, was approved to lease and operate the restaurant and snack bar at the course, which is located at 220 Waterside Road in Northport. Gelish is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he has more than 40 years of experience in the restaurant business. The town recently parted ways with the previous vendor at the course, Integrity Golf, and began its search for a new vendor late last year. A public hearing on the proposal to bring Gelucci Brand LLC on board was held at the Tuesday's town board meeting. The board then approved the resolution and now Gelucci Brand LLC is expected to ink a five-year contract that extends through Dec. 31, 2021. It will pay the town $220,000 to lease and operate the restaurant and snack bar. There’s also an option for the town board to renew the contact down the road.

Editor's note: This entry was updated Thursday, Jan. 12, at 12:30 p.m.


NEW RESTAURANT PLANNED: The former site of Capitol Health in Huntington village may soon be turned into a 94-seat restaurant and bar with a stage intended for smaller shows, like a small jazz band. A proposal to convert the first floor of the 357 New York Ave. building into a 3,390-square-foot restaurant and bar has been filed with the Town of Huntington. The space, which also has office and storage space on the its second floor, is directly adjacent to Honu and a few storefronts north, and on the opposite side of the street, of The Paramount theater. There is no dedicated parking lot for the building. The applicant, Bellmore-based 355 High Life LLC, is seeking parking relief from the Town of Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals, and went before the board Thursday night. High Life LLC seeks a special use permit and parking variance to utilize the New and/or Green streets lots in the village. The zoning board tabled the proposal Tuesday night.


SNOW DISCOUNTS With the first snowfall of the year coming on Friday comes a reminder that Tutto Pazzo in Huntington offers discounts when 5 inches or more of snow falls from the sky. Tutto Pazzo, located at 82 New York Ave., offers 25-percent off its menu food items when over 5 inches of snow falls; 50-percent off for over 10 inches; and 50-percent off and a free buffet for over 15 inches of snow. In the event of snow, the discount will be posted on the window outside the restaurant (it can’t be combined with any other offers). Visit Tuttopazzo.com for more information.