Side Dish: Patio's Open: Cornhole Tourney; & More

Compiled by Connor Beach & Andrew Wroblewski

  Last Friday marked the official opening of the bar on the back patio of Finley’s of Green Street on 43 Green Street in Huntington village.

Last Friday marked the official opening of the bar on the back patio of Finley’s of Green Street on 43 Green Street in Huntington village.

PATIO’S OPEN: Another sign that summer has arrived in Huntington is the official opening of the bar on the back patio of Finley’s of Green Street (43 Green St., Huntington village). The outside bar is always a popular destination for Friday happy hour during the warmer months, and it was officially stocked and ready to serve thirsty customers last Friday in anticipation of the busy Memorial Day Weekend. The happy hour special at Finley’s features half priced drinks Mondays, 4-8 p.m., and Tuesdays-Fridays, 12 noon-8 p.m.

  The Mediterranean Plate at Seven Quarts Tavern has hummus and eggplant caponata, feta cheese, pitted Mediterranean olives and warm pita bread.

The Mediterranean Plate at Seven Quarts Tavern has hummus and eggplant caponata, feta cheese, pitted Mediterranean olives and warm pita bread.

SEASONAL DISHES: Seven Quarts Tavern (688 Fort Salonga Road, Northport) is constantly updating their menu, and our Foodies saw a couple of dishes recently that caught our attention. There Mediterranean Plate will remind you of the Greek coast with hummus and eggplant caponata, feta cheese, pitted Mediterranean olives and warm pita bread. Another good-looking dish for the summer weather is Roasted Squash Salad with Baby arugula, rogue smoked blue cheese, dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, sherry maple vinaigrette. If you happen to be in Northport, stop by Seven Quarts Tavern and give these dishes a try.

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: Drink discounted beer and test your skills in a two-person per team cornhole tournament at Instant Replay sports bar (282 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station) on Sunday, June 3. The tournament kicks off at 2:30 p.m., and is $40 per team to enter. There will be prizes for first-, second- and third-place winners. There will also be specials on Brooklyn Brewery beers. For more information, call 631-673-6161.

MAKING MOZZ: We’ve heard that, by popular demand, an additional date for Nest on Main’s mozzarella making class and tasting has been added. On June 9, attendees can learn how to make fresh, delicious mozzarella with Jessica Affatato, of Harbor Cheese and Provisions. The day will begin with a tasting of different “pasta filata” styles, like mozzarella, burrata and provolone, followed by a hands-on mozzarella making. The class size is limited; to register, visit Nestonmainmarket.com. Cost is $45 per person.