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Long Islander News photo/Andrew Wroblewski  he Ahi Tuna Salad is one of several entree options on both the brunch and lunch $23 price-fixe menus at Mac’s Steakhouse in Huntington village.

Long Islander News photo/Andrew Wroblewski
he Ahi Tuna Salad is one of several entree options on both the brunch and lunch $23 price-fixe menus at Mac’s Steakhouse in Huntington village.

SPECIALS AT MAC’S: Huntington village’s Mac’s Steakhouse (12 Gerard St.) offers happy hour specials, including half-priced drinks and discounted appetizers, from 12 noon-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday; and all day Sunday. Also on Sundays, Mac’s offers a $23 price-fixe brunch menu which includes a choice of a bloody mary, screwdriver or mimosa, along with one entree and either choice, tea or juice. Entrees include the ham, turkey and egg burrito; filet ahi tuna salad; and the southwestern steak wrap. The Farmers Tray, which includes an assortment of fresh danishes, homemade muffins, mini bagels and more, is also included with all brunch entrees. There’s also a $23 price-fix menu for lunch, which is served Monday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The menu offers a choice of one appetizer and one entree, with non-alcoholic drinks included. Starters include the baked clams and lobster bisque; and the choices of entrees include the steak burger, filet tails, Brie L T and braised short ribs. For more information, call 631-549-5300, or visit

CHICK-FIL-A LOCATIONS HIRING: Come one come all as Bryan Beasley, owner of the soon-to-be-open Commack Chick-Fil-A location, is looking to hire full-time and part-time employees. Beasley is looking to hire 140-145 people to join the team at the restaurant, which is opening on Commack Road, south of Henry Street. Employees benefit from the franchise’s revamped scholarship initiative “Remarkable Futures.” This initiative helps team members pay for college by offering college scholarships. “My wife and I are thrilled to continue our family legacy of local business ownership and community involvement as we move toward the grand opening of our Chick-fil-A restaurant,” Beasley said. “This represents the perfect opportunity to marry my passion for restaurant hospitality with giving back to a large number of people in this community.” To apply. visit

CHIPOTLE SUPPORTS NON-PROFIT: Chipotle locations around Long Island will be supporting Sustainable Long Island today by hosting a fundraiser. From 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sept. 29, customers can visit any Chipotle location and, when making a purchase, inform the cashier that they are supporting the cause and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization. The mission for sustainable Long Island is to promote environmental health, along with economic development and social equity for all Long Islanders. Chipotle locations include Huntington, Farmingdale and Deer Park. All proceeds donated will help the organization continue to service the community and improve the health of the environment region-wide.


APPLEBEE’S AND LEMONADE STAND: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar’s Long Island locations recently raised funds to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization dedicated to eradicate childhood cancer. The check of $45,728 was presented to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Ambassador Hero Family on Sept. 1. Throughout July, Applebee’s locations, including those at 105 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack and 360 Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station, raised a total of $16,604. All of the proceeds from sales of paper lemons, and 25 cents from sales of its lemonade drinks benefitted, the non-profit organization. In addition, customers were also asked to make donations during their meals. This is the 11th year that Applebee’s locations have supported the foundation, generating nearly $6 million in proceeds since 2005.