Compiled by Peter Sloggatt
TAKE IT OUTSIDE: Add another restaurant to the list of eateries with outdoor tables. NY Panini (9 Wall Sreet, Huntington village, 631-271-3540 Nypanini.com) recently launched service in its newly built back patio with a night of live entertainment, casual dining and beer. A staple of the lunch and casual dinner scene in Huntington, with a robust take-out business, NY Panini now gives diners a reason to stay. Opening weekend July 7-8 featured live music, Sand City Brewery on tap, and bar menu specials. To keep up with the music schedule, follow NYPanini on Facebook.
LOBSTER NIGHT: Restaurateur Dean Philippis’s Mill Pond House (437 E. Main Street, Centerport 631-261-7663 Millpondrestaurant.com) is a solid choice any night of the week, but Monday nights can’t be beat for lobster lovers. Mill Pond House’s Monday Night Lobster Bake features a three-course meal, with lobster in the starring role. Soup or a salad; a 1-1/2 pound lobster, steamed clams, mussels, corn on the cob and potatoes; and a choice of desserts is $44.95 per person. Dinner includes the beautiful view – no extra charge – and if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of Centerport’s bald eagle family hunting or fishing the pond for a meal of their own.
NEW MENU ON THE MENU: The brewers at Six Harbors Brewing Company (243 New York Ave., Huntington village 631-470-1560 Sixharborsbrewingcompany.com) keep pretty busy brewing the suds, so they leave the food to folks more talented in that department. While the brewery has no kitchen, nearby Thai USA is the first of what Six Harbors hopes will be a list of restaurants that will deliver to Six Harbors Brewery. Customers can just order from some of Thai USA’s most popular dishes, enjoy a beer while waiting, and pay altogether on one tab.
WELCOME TO MARGARITAVILLE: A Key West vibe takes over the Cabana Bar at Prime-An American Kitchen (117 New York Ave., Huntington 631-385-1515 Restaurantprime.com) every Saturday from 4 p.m. on. Chill to live music with a laid back, tropical beat from 5-9 p.m. and enjoy $10 margaritas until 7 p.m.