Side Dish - Ringing In The Holiday Season

Island Harvest CEO Randi Shubin Dresner, left, is pictured with and Greg George, vice president of operations for Doherty Enterprise Inc., the Panera Bread franchisee on Long Island.

Island Harvest CEO Randi Shubin Dresner, left, is pictured with and Greg George, vice president of operations for Doherty Enterprise Inc., the Panera Bread franchisee on Long Island.

Holiday Spirit: Panera Bread locations on Long Island that are owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises are supporting Island Harvest’s annual Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign to help feed Long Islanders struggling with hunger this holiday season. All 33 Panera Bread locations on Long Island are accepting non-perishable food items and frozen turkey donations through Dec. 31 to donate to Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization. Donation bins are set up for boxed and canned foods and frozen turkeys can be donated at the counter. The East Northport, Huntington Station and Huntington village Panera Bread locations are among those accepting donations.


MORE HOLIDAY SPIRIT: Employees and customers of the Northport Stop & Shop have contributed $3,671 of the $275,421 raised by Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC’s 2016 Food For Friends in-store campaign, which was is aimed at providing hunger relief to area residents. Together with a corporate match, Stop & Shop will donate $354,421 to local and regional food banks. Through the sale of specially designed donation cards and fundraising events held from Nov. 1-Nov. 24, Northport Stop & Shop associates and customers donated $3,671, which will be donated to the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry. Cindy Carrasquilla, PR and community relations manager for Stop & Shop New York Metro, said, “Stop & Shop is committed to helping the communities we serve. We are grateful for our customers and associates for their continued support in making Food for Friends and our other hunger relief programs so successful.”


NEW YEAR’S AT 110 JAPAN: To ring in the new year, consider tickets to the annual bash at 110 Japan (179 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station). Show off your moves 2,000-square-foot dance floor, while rocking your best attire for a shot at the Best Dressed Prize. There will also be a choice for either a four-course gourmet dining room menu or a hibachi room menu. Enjoy games, like flip cup; a sake bomb contest; and raffles for bottles, tickets to next year’s party and gift cards. Don’t forget to grab a shot in front of the backdrop with the professional photographer and snap away to take advantage of 110 Japan’s very own Snapchat filter. And, top off the night at the countdown with complimentary sake and champagne toasts and a 500-balloon drop. There will be live DJ sets from DJ Digga and DJ Eroc. Tickets range from $65-$140. Visit Facebook.com/110japan or call 631-673-6666 for more details.