Side Dish: Chef Rocco DiSpirito Visits Huntington, Village Creperie Closes, And Uncle Giuseppe’s Arrives

Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito will sign copies of his “Rocco’s Healthy + Delicious!” cookbook at Book Revue on Nov. 30.

Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito will sign copies of his “Rocco’s Healthy + Delicious!” cookbook at Book Revue on Nov. 30.

CHEF’S IN TOWN: Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito will be in town Thursday, Nov. 30 to speak about and sign copies of his new cookbook, “Rocco’s Healthy + Delicious!” The book features more than 250 flavorful, mostly plant-based recipes for those looking to eat well every day. DiSpirito, a James Beard Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author, will be at Book Revue (313 New York Ave., Huntington) from 7-10 p.m. All books signed during the event must be purchased from Book Revue, either the day of the signing, or previously with proof of purchase. For more info, call 631-271-1442.

Village Creperie closed its doors after 13 years in Huntington village. Long Islander News Photo/Paul Shapiro

Village Creperie closed its doors after 13 years in Huntington village. Long Islander News Photo/Paul Shapiro

CREPERIE CLOSES: Village Creperie in Huntington village has closed after 13 years. Notices recently posted both outside the 335 New York Ave. creperie and on its Facebook page made the announcement. “Thank you so much for the amazing 13 years. We regretfully decided it is time for us to move on,” reads the statement signed by Sasha and Hayk “Hank” Mendikyan. “To all our loyal customers, thank you so much for sharing this delicious food journey with us.” The eatery offered both sweet and savory crepes, alongside breakfast items, and had a catering component. The statement says that those interested in the catering aspect of the business should leave an inquiry on the Village Creperie Cafe Facebook page. It also teases a “Creperie Truck” that will debut “next spring.”

TASTING ROOM IS BACK: The tasting room of Sand City Brewing Co. has reopened. The tasting room had been closed since November due to “repairs,” according to a Facebook post. The brewery announced the tasting room was back in business Friday night with regular hours.

UNCLE G ARRIVES: The long-awaited first Uncle Giuseppe’s location within the Town of Huntington (click here) is gearing up to open up next week. The full-service supermarket chain, which was founded in 1998 and has seven locations, including the new one in Melville, is known for expansive offerings that raise the bar on typical supermarkets. Along with everyday groceries, Uncle Giuseppe’s also has a gourmet bakery, deli counter, and a large craft beer selection. The wide array of options is supported by an inviting atmosphere that includes Italian opera music and elaborate decor. The 890 Walt Whitman Road location — the former location of Waldbaum’s — will officially open on Friday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The festivities will carry on through the weekend, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on both Dec. 2-3, when there will be fun for the whole family, including face painting, balloon artists, holiday crafts and pictures with Santa Claus.