Side Dish: Shack Opens; Beer, Cheese Spot Coming; New Beer Debuts; And More

The Shack at 1 Stony Hollow Road in Centerport is now open for the 2017 season.

The Shack at 1 Stony Hollow Road in Centerport is now open for the 2017 season.

SHACK OPENS: Side-of-the-road seafood stand The Shack is now open for the 2017 season. The 1 Stony Hollow Road eatery in Centerport has clams, mussels, fried calamari, chicken, chowder and more on the menu, but also has daily specials. For more info, call 631-754-8989, or visit

BEER, CHEESE COMING SOON: Cheese shop and craft beer bar Brew Cheese is getting ready to open a location in Northport Village. The business, owned by David Striffler, currently has one location, which is in Stony Brook. Striffler reportedly plans to open his the Northport location later this month at 40 Woodbine Ave., the former spot of Cilantro, which has been closed since late last year. Brew Cheese in Stony Brook currently offers both wedges and slices of cheese, along with bottles and cans of craft beer. For more information, visit

BEERS HERE: Harbor Head Brewing Company is working on brewing up most of the beers it plans to offer, but the microbrewery now has two of its beers, the Beach Blonde Ale and Harbor Head Red IPA, pouring at Whales Tale (81 Fort Salonga Road, Northport). Both the brewery and restaurant are owned by Sosh Andriano. The brewery is also hosting a grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 3. There will be a pre-party starting at 12 noon at Whales Tale, then a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. There will be free tastings, giveaways and a barbecue. For more information, visit

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PERSONAL DINNER: Did you know that you can enjoy family-style dinner from home courtesy of Executive Chef Guy Reuge, of Sandbar (55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor)? The meals ($25 per person) include one appetizer, entrée and dessert. The full menu of choices is available at, but our Foodies have been known to start with the chickpea fries, served with sriracha; then move on to the bacon, cheddar and onion marmalade-topped Sandbar Cheeseburger with fries; and end with the goat cheese cheesecake, which is served with vanilla poached apricots and cassis sorbet. To chow down in time for dinner, be sure to place the pickup order by 3 p.m. the day of. To place an order, or for more info, call 631-498-6188.

CATER IN STYLE: Huntington village steakhouse IMC is offering catering packages for any Foodie’s summer party, including holiday celebrations, birthday parties and corporate events. Packages start at $55 per person and each include choice of different dishes and desserts. For more information, call 631-824-6222 or visit