Side Dish: Pup-Friendly Bar, Wine & Burger Specials, New Shop Opening and Restaurant Week

PUP FRIENDLY: Did you know that Whales Tale in Northport is pup friendly? The 81 Fort Salonga Road seafood restaurant and bar has a deck overlooking Northport Harbor that’s a perfect spot for pups and pints. They also recently finished up some new indoor and outdoor renovations ahead of the summer season that have been show off on Whales Tale’s Facebook page. For more information, check out, or call 631-651-8844.

WINE AND BURGERS: Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar (160 Walt Whitman Road Huntington Station) offers half priced bottles of wine all day on Wednesdays. The bar is located within the Walt Whitman Shops and offers specialty burgers of the week. On Monday, listed the Crunchie Munchie, a certified Angus Beef patty with cheddar cheese, house-made potato chips, malt vinegar aioli and shredded lettuce, as this week’s special. They also recommend wine pairings for their burgers and dishes, such as the Hey Mambo “Sultry Red,” a red blend, with the Kobe burger. For more information, visit, or call 631-271-3891.

COMING SOON: A new acai bowl joint has popped up in Huntington village. L.I. Beach Bowls, a California coastal-style eatery, has moved into 44 Gerard St., former location of Spoonfed. As of Monday, “Coming Soon” signs were posted outside the cafe, along flyers for employment opportunities. The cafe appears to be an offshoot of an Islip location of the same name that opened last October. That cafe serves breakfast and lunch, with dishes like pancakes, breakfast wraps, burrito bowls and pizzas. There is also a handful of smoothies on the menu, and several mix-ins to choose from.

IT’S RESTAURANT WEEK: Through Sunday, April 30, Long Island Restaurant Week is in full swing. Rstaurants across Long Island, including the Town of Huntington, are offering a three-course, $29.95 prix fixe menu, offering plenty of tasty choices for foodies to make. Local participating restaurants: 110 Japan (179 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, 631-673-6666); Athenian Greek Taverna (2187 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, 631-499-7660); Besito Mexican (402 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-549-0100); Black and Blue Seafood Chophouse (65 Wall St., Huntington, 631-385-9255); Cinque Terre Ristorante (872 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, 631-923-1255); Fado (10 New St., Huntington, 631-351-1010); Grasso’s Restaurant (134 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, 631-367-6060); Honu Kitchen and Cocktails (363 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-421-6900); IMC Restaurant and Bar (279 Main St., Huntington, 631-824-6222); Jewel (400 Broadhollow Road, Melville, 631-755-5777); Jonathan’s Ristorante (15 Wall St., Huntington, 631-549-0055); Mac’s Steakhouse (12 Gerard St., Huntington, 631-549-5300); Mill Pond House Restaurant (437 E Main St., Centerport, 631-261-7663); Piccola Bussola Restaurant (970 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, 631-692-6300); Piccolo Mondo (1870 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, 631-462-0718); Ruvo Restaurant West (63 Broadway Greenlawn, Greenlawn, 631-261-7700); Sandbar Restaurant (55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, 631-498-6188); Taormina (34 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack, 631-499-6900); and Ting (92 E Main St., Huntington, 631-425-7788).