SIDE DISH: Talk And Chocolate … Restaurant Week… Farmers’ Market

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Winter Market: As the temperatures drop below freezing, local goods will still be available in Huntington. The Huntington Winter Farmers’ Market continues each Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., through March 31, indoors at Jefferson Primary School (253 Oakwood Road, Huntington). The market is in its seventh season, and affords local businesses the opportunity to sell their products locally. The indoor space improves access for consumers to obtain local, sustainable and organically produced food in the season when these products are often harder to come by. Along with products for sale, the market also hosts local musicians and family-friendly activities. Stop by the market to try anything from pickles to fresh baked goods handmade by local vendors. For more info, visit Longislandfarmersmarkets.com.


Restaurant Week:
Winter Long Island Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday. Presented by Long Island Restaurant and Hospitality Group, the tri-annual event features restaurants across Suffolk and Nassau offering a set menu at discounted prices. Participating restaurants will offer a $29.95 three-course prix fixe all night every night they are open from Sunday to Sunday, except Saturday when it only has to be offered until 7 p.m. In all, 18 restaurants in the town of Huntington participating, including:
Athenian Greek Taverna
Besito Mexican
Bistro Cassis
Cafe Buenos Aires
Cinque Terre Ristorante
Del Frisco's Grille
Grasso's
Honu Kitchen & Cocktails
Imperial Meat Company
Jewel
Jonathan's Ristorante
Mac's Steakhouse
Matteo's Trattoria
Mill Pond House Restaurant
Piccola Bussola Restaurant
Piccolo Mondo
Radio Radio
Sandbar Restaurant
The event begins Jan. 27 and runs until Feb. 3. Visit Longislandrestaurantweek.com for more information and a full list of participating restaurants.

Chocolate Sounds Good: The Whaling Museum and Education Center (301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor) is helping to keep the Long Island Sound “love-lier” with a champagne and chocolate event on Feb. 7. Attendees can enjoy a glass of champagne and chocolate tasting while Heather Johnson, executive director of friends of the bay, shares information on how to give some love back to the water to keep a harbor-healthy home. The event is supported by the Long Island Sound Study, a grant program designed to encourage programs that promote the restoration and protection of the Sound. The event runs from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and tickets are $25 or $15 for members. Visit cshwhalingmuseum.org for more information.