Bad news for hot sauce fans… Owner Lonny Root announced last week that Some Like It Hot and Spicy will be closing permanently on Saturday, Oct. 20. The hot sauce shop opened at 380 New York Avenue in Huntington village in 2015, when Root set out to educated locals on the flavors of spice. Sort of like a sommelier of spice, Root used a tasting table to help customers find just the right level of heat. The small shop stocked nearly 350 different kinds of hot sauce, and also hosted a website where spice addicts could order their fix online. “Thank you to all of our loyal customers!” a post on the shop’s Facebook page said. “We will be having a 25 percent off sale on all merchandise in the store as well as other savings.” An outpouring of support from regulars on Facebook thanked Root for bringing the heat to Huntington. Root encouraged customers to get some early Christmas shopping done over the next three weeks while the store is still in business.
Sushi fans rejoice… There’s a new sushi takeout joint in town. Sushi Day recently opened their doors at 212 Wall Street, Unit C in Huntington. Located in the Southdown shopping center across the street from Southdown Market, Sushi Day is open from Monday-Saturday between 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. The small spot specializes in takeout. Despite it’s cozy interior, Sushi Day’s menu is full of Japanese specialties, including sushi, sashimi, noodles and entrees from the kitchen. Our Foodies will have to investigate and see how Sushi Day stacks up to the other Japanese restaurants in town.
Bring Your Tastebuds: A night of tastings from some of the area’s top chefs will tickle your tastebuds while lending a hand to homeless veterans on Long Island. In fact, Tastebuds is what General Needs Ltd. is calling their fundraiser set for Oct. 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Appliance World in Huntington Village. In addition to chefs cooking up their magic in the appliance retailers’ demonstration ovens, the event will feature a live auction, raffles and good times, all to benefit the veterans served by General Needs. Tickets are $60 in advance, $75 at the door; visit generalneeds.org or call 631-266-1672.