Side Dish: Pizza-versary; Food Festival; & New Village Spot

Compiled by Andrew Wroblewski

  Pictured, from left, are: Steven DiRaimo; Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci; Modesto DiRaimo; and Andrea Sorrentino.   (Photo/Town of Huntington)

Pictured, from left, are: Steven DiRaimo; Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci; Modesto DiRaimo; and Andrea Sorrentino. (Photo/Town of Huntington)

HAPPY PIZZA-VERSARY: The folks at DiRaimo Pizzeria in Huntington village celebrated a 40-year milestone last week. The 76 Wall St. pizzeria first opened its doors in 1978 with a goal to serve the highest quality pizza to their customers. Forty years later, it’s a village staple known for consistently good Italian cuisine and friendly staffers. Supervisor Chad Lupinacci visited the pizzeria last week to congratulate the staff. “Congratulations to DiRaimo Pizzeria as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary,” he said. “Forty years and going strong, serving delicious pizza and other Italian specialties to people in the Town of Huntington.”

  Signage at 22 Clinton Ave., Huntington village indicates a new ice cream and coffee shop is gearing up to move in.

Signage at 22 Clinton Ave., Huntington village indicates a new ice cream and coffee shop is gearing up to move in.

NEARBY FOOD FESTIVAL: Just outside Huntington’s borders in Deer Park, the Taste The World food festival will be held this weekend. There will be plenty to explore, including 50 vendors, across 175,000 square feet of outdoor space at the Deer Park Tanger Outlets. Along with food, beer and wine to taste, there will also be live music and demonstrations, a video game truck, a butterfly garden and more. Doors open at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $5 (VIP packages also available). For tickets, or to learn more, check out Famousfoodfestival2018.eventbrite.com. The Tanger Outlets are located on Commack Rd. in Deer Park at 152 The Arches Circle.

COMING SOON?: Signage at a Clinton Avenue storefront indicates that a new eatery offering nitrogen ice cream and coffee creations is gearing up to move in. Our Foodies noticed the signage in the window of 22 Clinton Ave., formerly Berger Bros camera shop, which is set to soon become The Nitro Space. There’s already an Instagram account for the new shop, but it was a bit bare as of earlier this week, as was Thenitrospace.com. The Foodies will keep you updated when they hear more.