EVENT TO BENEFIT CAUSE: Piccola Bussola Ristorante and Jewel are participating next month in the annual Night on the Town event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event has been hosted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Long Island Chapter for the past six years. Last year, it raised $137,000. Diners will have the chance to sample food from 25 different New York City and Long Island restaurants, including Piccola Bussola (970 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington) and Jewel (400 Broadhollow Road, Melville), and can enjoy an open bar, live entertainment from a 23-piece orchestra, a DJ, and the chance to win prizes. Tickets for senior citizens are available for $25, while regular price tickets are $125. Senior ticket are available at Piccola Bussola. The event will take place at Jericho Terrace (249 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola) on April 6, 7-11 p.m.
NEW CHEF, HOURS: Salumeria Pomodoro (46G Gerard St., Huntington) has a new chef, and has expanded its hours so that it’s open on Mondays. The traditional Italian restaurant recently brought on Chef Paul Miranda, who was formerly the chef at True North, a Huntington village pub that closed earlier this year. Another change at the restaurant is that it’s open 12 noon-3 p.m. and then 5-10 p.m. on Mondays, in addition to its regular hours throughout the rest of the week. Pomodoro is owned by Reststar Hospitality Group, which also owns Bistro Cassis and Cafe Buenos Aires in Huntington village. For more information, call 631-824-6350, or visit Pomodorolongisland.com.
SPECIAL CHEF DINNER: 110 Japan (179 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station) is honoring Japanese holiday Hōnen Matsuri on Thursday, March 16, 6-9 p.m. to celebrate the blessings of a bountiful harvest and prosperity. The restaurant will offer a once-in-a-lifetime, five course decadent dinner prepared by Chef Chee Meng So using the secret ingredient, rare blue cobia fish. The meal is $45, and there’s an optional sake and wine pairing for $65. Seating is limited, so call 631-673-6666 to make a reservation.