NEW IN TOWN: Huntington residents, foodies and wine enthusiasts James and Meghan LaCourte have opened Leilu Huntington in old Fado. With a New American menu and a serious knowledge of wine and spirits, the LaCourtes hope to make Leilu a home away from home for customers. The LaCourtes gave longtime Portuguese mainstay Fado a complete reno and have been perfecting the menu and wine list in preparation for a soft opening over the Fourth of July weekend. Drop by. Leilu is located at 10 New Street, Huntington village. 631-944-3111.
FRESH FLOW: A food, brew and yoga event in support of ELIJA Farm of Huntington Station will be held Wednesday, July 17, 6-9 p.m. at The Sea Cliff Yacht Club in Sea Cliff. “Namaste and IPA” is a fun take on yoga where attendees can “Sip and Savasana.” It will feature 50 minute gentle flow yoga led by Simone Sanchez Giberstein, 15-minute sound savasana/meditation, and one pint IPA from Garvies Point Brewery. A presentation on ELIJA Farm will be given and dinner will include assorted wraps, turkey lettuce and tomato, chicken Caesar, and grilled vegetables. There will also be raffle items, goodie bags, and a small veggie market. Tickets: $75. Visit elijafarm.org.
HISTORY AND HOPS: Town of Huntington Historian, Robert C. Hughes leads a Historic Walking Tour And Pub Crawl around Huntington Village on Thursday, July 18, 6:30-9 p.m., as well as Aug. 22 and Oct. 17. Tour begins at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main Street and museum opens at 6 p.m. The walking tour guides you through notable buildings and events in the history of Huntington village. Along the way participants will stop at three bars. Reservations are required; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-427-7045 x 401. Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members, drinks not included.
WINE AND CHEESE: Is there a better combination than wine and cheese? Well, yes. How about 20-percent off the wine? Ticketholders to the “Taste of Summer” event at Restaurant Joanina, 35 Gerard Street, Huntington village, will sample some light reds, crisp whites, prosecco, and rose wines along with brick-oven pizza, passed hors d’ouervres and selected artisanal cheeses selected by cheesemonger Patrick D’Ambrosio of The Village Cheese Merchant, Rockville Center. Tickets are $49 per person. Purchase at Restaurantjoanina.com, or call 631-549-2727. If you like what you taste, guests will receive 20-percent off tasted wines at the wine shop next door.