Whole Foods In Commack: Whole Foods Market is set to open the company’s first store in the Town of Huntington in April. Whole Foods, which is owned by the online retail giant Amazon, plans to hold a grand opening for the new store at the site of the former King Kullen location at 120 Veterans Memorial Highway on April 3. The King Kullen closed its doors in 2017. The Austin, Texas-based supermarket chain claims to “seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture,” according to the company website. Whole Foods was founded in 1980, and now has nearly 500 stores in North America and the UK, including other locations on Long island in Lake Grove, Jericho and Manhasset. Whole Foods is currently hiring employees for the Commack store. For information visit Wholefoodsmarket.com.
Wild Game Dinner: The South Shore branch of New York Ducks Unlimited is hosting a Gourmet Wild Game Dinner at La Parma II Restaurant (452 West Jericho Tpke., Huntington). The six-course dinner and wine pairing event will feature dishes from game meats including duck, boar, elk, venison and ostrich. La Parma’s executive chef and owner Anthony Castelli will prepare the menu. Each dish will be paired with wines from Napa Valley-based Trujillo Wines. La Parma has been serving up family-style Italian dishes in Huntington for three decades, but the special game menu on March 11 from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. will pay tribute to the goals of Ducks Unlimited. Ducks Unlimited is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of wetlands and associated upland habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife. The dinner will include a small silent auction and a few raffles to help support the conservation efforts of Ducks Unlimited. Tickets to the event cost $150 per person and include the six-course meal, wine parings, beer, water and soda. The dinner is limited to 80 people. For tickets and questions contact Joe Campanelli at 516-942-0426.
Three-Course Comedy: La Piazza (512 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville) is set to host a night of “Laughter and Linguini” next month. The adult-only event will feature a three-course dinner followed by comedy show. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. on March 7 with an appetizer, entrée and dessert dinner from the kitchen of the classic Italian restaurant and wine bar. Dinner will be followed by the comedy performance hosted by Robert Altmann. The show features comedian John LaRocchia and Paul Bond is the headlining act. The comedy will feature stand-up and improve acts. Dinner and a show cost $79 per person. Seating for the event is limited, so comedy lovers are encouraged to call 631-425-0500 to make a reservation.