Side Dish: Fado Closes; Scotch Showdown; & More

  Fado’s Peixinhos da Horta, a fried string bean dish dressed with a piri piri dill aioli.

Fado’s Peixinhos da Horta, a fried string bean dish dressed with a piri piri dill aioli.

FADO CLOSES: Alison Steindler announced on Facebook earlier this month that she’s closing her Huntington village Portuguese restaurant, Fado. “It is time to share some sad news,” Steindler wrote, adding that the restaurant’s final day was to be March 18. “It has been a long time coming for many reasons and the journey has gone on as long as it could.” Fado operated at 10 New St. for the past 7.5 years. Its menu reflected the Portugues atmosphere, with seafood from its rich coastline and hearty dishes from its mountainous interior.

  Blackstone is hosting next month a scotch showdown featuring offerings from two distilleries.   Long Islander News photo/archives

Blackstone is hosting next month a scotch showdown featuring offerings from two distilleries. Long Islander News photo/archives

SCOTCH SHOWDOWN: The first annual scotch showdown at Blackstone (10 Pinelawn Road, Melville) on Wednesday, April 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The showdown, hosted by Zack Berger, will pit The Macallan vs. Cutty Sark & Famous Grouse. A six-course meal will be paired with scotch offerings. Cost is $169 per person (plus tax and tip). Call 631-271-7780 to reserve a seat.

  The new popcorn shrimp po’boy at Roast in Melville.   Photo/Facebook/Roast

The new popcorn shrimp po’boy at Roast in Melville. Photo/Facebook/Roast

NEW SANDWICH: There’s a new sandwich in town. Roast (827 Walt Whitman Road, Melville) debuted its new popcorn shrimp po’boy on Facebook last week. The sandwich is made up of lettuce, tomato, pickles and cajun remoulade, and served on a semolina hero. To keep up with Roast’s offerings, log on to Roastsandwichhouse.com.

LAST DAY: The last day of the Huntington Indoor Farmer’s Market is this Sunday. The market, which opens at 9 a.m. in Jefferson School (253 Oakwood Road, Huntington), is packed with goods from local vendors. There’s also live music and family-friendly activities. The market is open until 1 p.m. For more information, visit Longislandfarmersmarkets.com.