HOLIDAY CHARITY: With the holiday season in full bloom, many organizations and restaurants are coming together to help those families in need, whether it’s toys, clothes or food. For Swallow Restaurant, the establishment will be putting efforts forward to ensure that families have food on the table this holiday season. The American-style restaurant, which has been serving the Huntington village community since 2010, is teaming up with Long Island Cares, located in Hauppauge and Freeport. Throughout the month of December, the restaurant will be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to the nonprofit organization that was founded by American singer-songwriter Harry Foster Chapin. To help fight hunger this holiday season, food donations can be dropped off at 366 New York Ave. location in Huntington.
CHEF BOOK SIGNING: The delicious flavors offered at Sandbar in Cold Spring Harbor are all thanks to its Executive Chef Guy Reuge, who combines local fare, tavern favorites and seafood specialties into refined dishes. In January, the talented chef will be hosting a book signing of his book “A Chef’s Odyssey.” The autobiographical cookbook tells the story of how Reuge developed his taste for cooking as a young boy in France before coming to New York. The restaurant will be offering a six-course prix fixe menu during the book signing, for $75 or $105 with purchase of a book. The menu includes items its popular chickpea fries with harissa mayonnaise, lobster fricassee and rice and tapioca pudding. The book signing is slated for Jan. 19, 7 p.m., at 55 Main Street. To make a reservation, call 631-498-6188.
HOLIDAYS AT JONNY’S: Jonny D’s Pizza in Huntington Station now shines red, green and white each and every night thanks to the holiday lights that now grace the 946 New York Ave. eatery. Even the iconic pizza maker figure that usually stands tall atop the pizzeria has joined in on the holiday fun. The figure has been cloaked in Santa’s coast and now stands next to a sleigh, reindeer and holiday tree. Check out Jonny D’s Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., or Sunday, 12 noon-10 p.m. Call 631-385-4444 for more information, or to place an order for local delivery.