Side Dish: Buff-cheesy Goodness; Food Bank Donation; & More

  King Kullen and its customers recently raised over $30,000 for the Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank; on hand for the check presentation were, from left: King Kullen Co-President Brian Cullen; King Kullen Senior VP and Chief Merchandising Officer Joseph Brown, who also serves as a Long Island Cares board member; Long Island Cares Executive Director Paule Pachter; and King Kullen Co-President J. Donald Kennedy.

King Kullen and its customers recently raised over $30,000 for the Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank; on hand for the check presentation were, from left: King Kullen Co-President Brian Cullen; King Kullen Senior VP and Chief Merchandising Officer Joseph Brown, who also serves as a Long Island Cares board member; Long Island Cares Executive Director Paule Pachter; and King Kullen Co-President J. Donald Kennedy.

FOOD BANK DONATION: King Kullen’s recent “Check Out Hunger” campaign has resulted in a $30,000 to the Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank, which has been serving the hungry on Long Island since 1980. The campaign, in which customers can make a donation with a coupon when checking out at the supermarket register, ran from October through December 2017.

NOW DELIVERING: Panera Bread now delivers. The soup and sandwich chain announced the new-to-Long Island initiative last week. There are 18 cafes on Long Island, including in East Northport, Huntington and Huntington Station, and each of the locations are planning to hire seven delivery drivers each. Hiring fairs will be held in select restaurants in the coming weeks. Once the delivery service is fully rolled out, cafes will generally deliver between the hours of 11 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week.

DID YOU KNOW: …that there’s a winter farmers’ market in Huntington each Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through March 25? Well, there is and it pops up on a weekly basis inside of Jefferson Primary School (253 Oakwood Road, Huntington). The market, which is now in its seventh season, features products of local businesses. There’s also usually live musicians and family-friendly activities. For more info, visit Longislandfarmersmarkets.com.

ANOTHER REMINDER: Can you smell it? The spring addition of DineHuntington Restaurant Week is coming. Keep your eyes locked to DineHuntington.com for updates; we promise we’ll have a list of participating restaurants and their respective menus soon. In the meantime, start clearing your schedule for Sunday, March 18-Sunday March 25, when restaurants across town will be offering three-course, prix-fixe meals for either $20, $30 or $40.

  Our Foodies want to dive face first into the buffalo fondue at Brew Cheese in Northport.   Photo/Facebook/Brew Cheese, Northport

Our Foodies want to dive face first into the buffalo fondue at Brew Cheese in Northport. Photo/Facebook/Brew Cheese, Northport

BUFF-CHEESY GOODNESS: Our Foodies are drooling over the buffalo fondue at Brew Cheese (40 Woodbine Ave., Northport). The decadent dish is one of several cheesy concoctions offered up at the eat- and drink-ery, and we can’t wait to try it. To check out the rest of the menu and beer list, visit their Facebook page (@brewcheesenorthport)