Side Dish: 50-Percent Off Dinner; Whales & Ales; Brewery Opens

Harbor Mist in Cold Spring Harbor offers a lobster special on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Harbor Mist in Cold Spring Harbor offers a lobster special on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

SPECIALS ON THE HARBOR: Did you know that you can get 50 percent off your entire food check at Harbor Mist (105 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor; 631-659-3888) on Mondays and Tuesdays, 4-9 p.m.? The discount doesn’t include alcohol, and it’s not offered on holidays, but our Foodies think it’s a deal that shouldn’t be missed. Harbor Mist has other specials, too, including a $40 per person lobster special (soup or salad, a 2-pound lobster and dessert) on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Also on those days, happy hour (half price wine and well drinks, $1 oysters and clams) runs from 5-8 p.m. If weekends are more your think, then check out brunch and lunch, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. For that, there’s a sample menu online at Harbormistrestaurant.com.

WHALES & ALES: Do you like beer and want to learn more about Long Island’s whaling history? Well, you’re in luck. The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor is once again combining the two with its Whales, Ales & Salty Tales! Program on June 15. Guest speakers Dr. Arthur Kopelman and Dr. Howard Rosenbaum will dive into the incredible cetaceans in New York’s waters, ongoing and cutting-edge research, and efforts to protect these creatures and the ecosystems in which they live. Brewers East End Revival will also supply craft beer and light refreshments. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and will run through 8 p.m. There’s a suggested admission fee of $15 (or $25 for couples, $10 for members). For more info, visit Cshwhalingmuseum.org.

RIBBON CUT: Northport’s newest brewery, Harbor Head Brewing Company (81 Fort Salonga Road), officially opened for business this weekend. The brewery, found just footsteps away from Whales Tale, is owned by Sosh Andriano, who also owns the eatery. On Saturday, Harbor Head opened with a ribbon cutting celebration, beer tasting and barbecue. The brewery itself sells growlers and beers by the can. For tastings, head over to Whales Tale, where the brewery’s beers are on tap.