NEW PANINI IN TOWN: There are a few new panini in Huntington village. New York Panini (9 Wall St., Huntington) recently introduced a pair of specialty mac ‘n’ cheese panini ($10.95). The first is served on ciabatta with cheddar mac ‘n’ cheese, breaded chicken cutlet and buffalo sauce. The other is also served up on ciabatta, but the mac ‘n’ cheese is mixed with pieces of bacon and topped off with honey barbecue sauce. There’s also a plain cheddar mac ‘n’ cheese panini available for $9.95. New York Panini also recently introduced a “Townie Tuesday” promotion. Each Tuesday, the restaurant will be launching a new menu item inspired by creations made by customers over the last eight years. Last week’s was “The Verrazano,” which featured breaded chicken cutlet, fresh homemade mozzarella and vodka sauce on ciabatta bread.
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FRUIT FOR KIDS: The Stop and Shop at 60 Wall St., Huntington offers free, fresh fruit for children ages 10 and under. There was a basket with free oranges and bananas inside near the front entrance of the supermarket last week.
WINE DINNER: The wine of New York Islanders legend Pat LaFontaine will be poured as part of a three-course, prix-fixed dinner at Prime An American Kitchen & Bar on Friday. The 117 New York Ave. restaurant in Huntington is offering up the menu, paired with offerings of LaFontaine’s winery, Three Monkeys, for $125 (not including tax and tip). The first course is a chili spiced shrimp with English pea risotto and Meyer lemon served with Three Monkeys’ 2013 Dutton Ranch Illume Chardonnay. For the second choice, diners can choose between a grilled Wagyu beef tenderloin served with potato puree, morels and asparagus, or a pan-seared Chilean turbot served with the same sides. The second course will be paired with Three Monkeys’ 2014 Pinot Line pinot noir. To top it all off, dessert is a warm chocolate cake with hazelnut gelato and blackberry-cabernet syrup that’s paired with a 2008 Reverb cabernet blend. For information, or to make a reservation, call 631-385-1515.
NEW DQ COMING: Dairy Queen is coming to East Northport. The fast food and ice cream chain announced late last month that it plans to soon open up at 4005 Jericho Turnpike. The location is primed to join the three other DQ locations on Long Island, including one at 321 W Jericho Turnpike in Huntington.