LOUISIANA-BRED CHEF HIRED: Storyville American Table (43 Green St., Huntington) recently announced the appointment of its new executive chef, Bobby Bouyer, who was born and raised in Louisiana. In an effort to bring authentic, Creole/Cajun food to the area, Storyville’s owners sought out Bouyer due to his background and commitment to the cuisine. He was previously a chef at Delta Grill in Hell’s Kitchen, and Biscuits and BBQ in Mineola. He promises to amp up the menu to bring more of “The Big Easy” influence. Visit him on Sunday night, when Storyville hosts its “All You Can Eat Fried Chicken” special that’s served from 5-9 p.m. for $21.95. For more info, or to make a reservation, call 631-351-3446, or visit Storyvilleamericantable.com
WINE, CHOCOLATE LOUNGE CLOSES: XO Restaurant (69 Wall St., Huntington), a restaurant, wine bar and chocolate lounge, has closed its doors. The chocolate lovers’ heaven was known for its chocolate fondue, ambiance and live music. Our Foodies haven’t been able to dig up any information about the closing, and there was no signage outside of the building when we checked last week, but we’ll keep you updated when we find out anything else.
NEW ADDITION: The hustling and bustling Farmingdale village, just outside the town’s borders, recently got a new addition. Uncle Tony’s (302 Main St., Farmingdale) restaurant and pizzeria has moved into the former site of Cascarino. The bread and pastas at Uncle Tony’s are all homemade, and the restaurant also offers traditional Italian specialties, as well as pizzas. Tasty classic dishes include orecchiette with sausage and broccoli, lobster ravioli alla vodka and baked stuffed shells. Specialty pizzas include grilled chicken with peppers, stuffed eggplant, clam and Uncle Tony’s “famous Grandma pie,” which puts together a thin layer of dough, shredded mozzarella, crushed, uncooked tomatoes, chopped garlic and olive oil. It’s the type of pizza you’d get in Italy if you were invited over for dinner. Uncle Tony’s also offers family-style dining and “Sunday Sauce,” which serves 3-5 people with mouthwatering meatballs, pastas and sausages. The pizzeria and restaurant is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; and 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday. For more info, call 516-777-3600, or visit Uncletonysoffarmingdale.com.