SIDE DISH: Konoba Open… National Margarita Day… Dinner and a Movie…

A worker installs the sign at newly opened Konoba at the former Hush Bistro. Konoba is Croatioan

A worker installs the sign at newly opened Konoba at the former Hush Bistro. Konoba is Croatioan

It’s All Croatian To Me: One of the newest restaurants in Huntington village will also bring a new cuisine to town. The sign above 46G Gerard Street now reads Konoba, the Croatian word for tavern. The new restaurant occupies the cozy spot recently vacated by Hush Bistro. Konoba will strive to offer diners “Croatian influenced Modern European menu in an elegantly designed space with bar, bench, high top, and lounge area seating,” according to the restaurant’s website. Chef Bruno Oliveira and owner Daniel Pedisich also run Bin 56 on Stewart Avenue in Huntington, and is a venture into a different style of food. The menu includes sharing portions of Shrimp and Crab Croquettes ($16) with lemongrass chili sauce or Fried Burrata ($11) served with spicy marinara and toast points. Some of the Croatian specialties on the menu include Hobotnica, or grilled octopus, ($23) served with tomato, arugula, red beet aioli and olive oil, or Cevapčiči ($18) featuring minced beef, lamb, pork, fries, red onion and ajvar mixed vegetable spread. For more information visit Konobahuntington.com.

If you  have  to celebrate National Margarita Day on Feb. 22, Besito’s Margarita Tamarindo with passion fruit tamarind puree is a great way to do it.

If you have to celebrate National Margarita Day on Feb. 22, Besito’s Margarita Tamarindo with passion fruit tamarind puree is a great way to do it.

Margarita Day: It’s National Margarita Day on Feb. 22, and Besito Mexican (402 New York Ave., Huntington) is celebrating. The restaurant is offering two for one deals on all specialty margaritas from noon-3 p.m. The featured margarita, Margarita de Tamarindo, is worth of the holiday. It includes Milagro Reposado tequila, chile ancho reyes, tamarind-passion fruit puree, agave nectar, fresh squeezed lime juice and a chile piquin salt rim on the glass. From 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Besito will host a complimentary tequila tasting featuring Roca Patron Tequila. The restaurant will also be handing out three $100 gift cards to margarita lovers who enter to win. Find out more information at Besitomexican.com.


Food Films:
Get dinner and a show at the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Ave., Huntington) when the community theater hosts the fifth annual Long Island Food and Film Feast. The event is sponsored by iEat Green and Slow Food North Shore and will include documentary short films focusing on different parts of the food system. Each film will be paired with a different dish created alongside that film. Guests will be served a dish after each film while listening to a speaker. The dishes include grass fed Turkish lamb or veggie meatballs, or vegan barbeque jackfruit sliders. The film “Farm to Pint” will be accompanied by North Fork Brewing Co. IPA and Lager. The event is designed to feature local food and the people who produce it. Tickets to the event cost $60 for members and $70 for non-members, and more information is available at Cinemaartscentre.org.