Compiled by Andrew Wroblewski
BROWNSTONES OPENS: Another entry in the Long Island breakfast-and-lunch chain Brownstones opened in East Northport last week. “We are extremely excited to announce the opening of Brownstones Coffee at 361 Larkfield Road, East Northport!” reads a post to the Brownstones Coffee Facebook page. “We cannot wait to meet the residents of this lovely community!” The chain’s menu offers classics like the BEC Sandwich with scrambled eggs, crispy bacon and melted American cheese on a croissant, along with delectable dishes like the French Toast Bites, which are topped with fresh berries and bananas and dusted powdered sugar, and can come with Nutella, caramel or strawberry dipping sauce. The East Northport Brownstones location is open Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
NATIVE HITS FOOD NETWORK, AGAIN: Commack native and chef Adam Gertler is one of eight chefs battling for one of the two open spots on the upcoming “Food Network Star” season. On the May 27, 9 p.m. premiere of “Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen,” eight former finalists, including Gertler, are back and will be welcomed by Valerie Bertinelli and Tyler Florence, who will challenge them with reinventing a TV dinner. Two of the eight will move on to join eight other chefs for the next installment of the “Food Network Star” series, which this year premieres June 10, 9 p.m. Culinary superstars Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis will serve as mentors to the finalists, which over nine episodes, will be tasked with challenges that test both cooking and on-camera skills. To keep up with the action, visit FoodNetwork.com/Star.
BLUES, BOURBON & BBQ: The Lodge Huntington Moose 318 is gearing up to host an event that promises to supply a night of Blues, Bourbon and Barbecue. Hosted on the great lawn under a tent at the 631 Pulaski Road lodge in Greenlawn, the event will include Blues music, a cold seafood bar, barbecue prepared by Lighthouse Catering, bourbon (or your favorite beverage), and silent auctions and a 50/50 to benefit the town’s summer camp program. Cost is $50 per person (lodge members and guests). To make a reservation, call 631-757-2777 or email Bbb@moose318.com.
FARMERS MARKETS: The Northport and Huntington farmers markets return next month. Explore Northport’s market starting Saturday, June 2 at the Cow Harbor Park parking lot. The market will be open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., through Nov. 17, except Sept. 15 (northportfarmersmarket.org). Starting Sunday, June 3, check out the Huntington market on Main Street, east of Route 110, Sundays, 7 a.m.-12 noon, through Nov. 18 (631-323-3653; longislandgrowersmarket.com).