Side Dish: Hello, Hush; welcome Back, Chef; New Gastropub

Long Islander News Photo/Lauren Peller The popular pretzel croissants from Emilia’s Bakehouse on Route 110 in Melville.

Long Islander News Photo/Lauren Peller
The popular pretzel croissants from Emilia’s Bakehouse on Route 110 in Melville.

EMILIA’S BAKEHOUSE ON 110: Emilia’s Bakehouse Café (664 Walt Whitman Road, Melville) is a Route 110 corridor gem that sells freshly baked bread, pastries, Georgio’s coffee, Harney & Sons tea and gelato. The aroma of Emilia’s captures the warmth and goodness of the freshly baked bread and pastries. The shop sells a variety bread from focaccia to baguettes to the popular pretzel croissants. There are endless options for pastries such as elephant ears, rugelach, chocolate croissants, lemon pound cake, napoleons and more. Emilia’s recently expanded the menu to include gelato flavors: vanilla bean, dark chocolate, hazelnut, cappuccino, stracciatella, lemon and raspberry. Emilia’s is open Tuesday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. For more info, call 631-923-0977.

Long Islander News Photo/Lauren Peller The Instagram-worthy rainbow crumb cake from Sweetie Pies.

Long Islander News Photo/Lauren Peller
The Instagram-worthy rainbow crumb cake from Sweetie Pies.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Foodies are flocking to Sweetie Pies (181 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor) to enjoy sweet treats, specifically the Instagram-worthy rainbow crumb cake that’s originally from Queens Comfort, a gourmet bakery in Astoria. The rainbow crumb cake is the best of both worlds: It is a combination of a rainbow cookie and coffee cake. According to store owners, the cake has hints of almond flavors throughout and it is comprised of three layers of cake: red, white and a green layer on top. Between the moist layers of cake, you can taste a tangy raspberry and apricot jam. To top it off, creamy chocolate ganache is covered with cinnamon-laced crumb, powdered sugar and rainbow sprinkles. Try Sweetie Pies for other tasty treats and cold beverages, ranging from iced coffees to smoothies to teas. Sweetie Pies is open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. during the week and 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends. For more info, call 631-367-9500.

HELLO, HUSH: Italian eatery Salumeria Pomodoro in Huntington Village is closing, but the space will soon re-open as Hush Bistro. Renovations have been underway at 46 Gerard St., and Hush Bistro’s second location should be open by mid-August, according to Jason Machado, a partner at Reststar Hospitality Group, which operated Salumeria Pomodoro. Marc Anthony Bynum, who is the chef behind Hush Bistro’s original Farmingdale location at 291 Main St., will also join the new Huntington location. He plans to produce a farm-to-table food experience and a 1920s speakeasy ambiance.

Chef Gregg Lauletta

Chef Gregg Lauletta

CHEF’S HOMECOMING: Chef Gregg Lauletta, a Floral Park native, is returning to Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar. Lauletta, who previously headed the kitchen at Prime from 2008-2013, had recently been working on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise lines and consulted at other restaurants in the greater New York area. However, in April, he returned to the Halesite steakhouse, taking over for former Chef Michael Wilson.

A second Hush Bistro location will soon replace Pomodoro in Huntington village.

A second Hush Bistro location will soon replace Pomodoro in Huntington village.

NEW GASTROPUB: A new gastropub is headed for Huntington village. Brewology, which currently has two other locations, one in Port Jefferson and another in Speonk, is planning a third location for 325 Main St., former location of Claudia Dowling Interiors. The gastropubs are regarded for their handcrafted burgers and sandwiches, and craft beer selections. Kristy Verity, Brewology media director, said they’re currently in the building stages, and don’t plan to open in Huntington for “few more months.” Our Foodies will keep you posted.