Side Dish: New Deli, Holiday Specials, And More

  A sign for Francos Gourmet Deli has been posted on the 295 Main St. storefront in Huntington village.     Long Islander News photo/Andrew Wroblewski

A sign for Francos Gourmet Deli has been posted on the 295 Main St. storefront in Huntington village. Long Islander News photo/Andrew Wroblewski

NEW DELI: Francos Gourmet Deli is gearing up to open up on Main Street in Huntington village. The deli plans to open up at the former site of Village Hero, 295 Main St., which closed earlier this fall. A sign on the window of the storefront says “Coming Soon” and details some of the planned offerings, which include hot soup, a chopped salad bar, prepared food and breakfast. The Foodies will keep you posted when we learn more.

HOLIDAY SPECIALS: Jonathan’s Ristorante (15 Wall St., Huntington) is celebrating both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with a la carte specials. Open for dinner, 4-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and 5-10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, the regular menu will also be available. Reservations are recommended, and large parties up to 10 people are accepted. The specials include the Marinated Grilled Octopus ($17), which is served with potato salad with grapes and salsa verde; and the 16 oz. Rack of Lamb ($42), which is served with roasted potatoes, baby artichokes, broccoli rabe pesto, red peppers coulis and yogurt drizzle. Call 631-549-0055 for more information, or to make a reservation.

  The Coffee-Braised Pork Shank, one of the offerings on Del Frisco’s Grille’s prix-fixe menu this holiday season.

The Coffee-Braised Pork Shank, one of the offerings on Del Frisco’s Grille’s prix-fixe menu this holiday season.

MORE SPECIALS: Del Frisco’s Grille (160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station) is also offering up specials on New Year’s Eve. There will be a special, three-course prix-fixe menu featuring the grille’s signature, chef-inspired dishes and a celebratory Prosecco toast at midnight. Featured menu items include: Cheesesteak Eggrolls; Artichoke Beignets with sweet basil dressing; Coffee-Braised Pork Shank with house-brewed coffee jus and bacon-collard greens; and Nutella Bread Pudding. The menu will be available Dec. 29-31 for $53 per person. The full dinner menu will also be available. Call 631-423-0308 for more info.

PIZZERIA OPENS: Marco’s, a new Huntington Station pizzeria, opened its 76 E Pulaski Road doors last Thursday with a celebration and tree lighting ceremony. Taking over the former space of Conte’s Burger Haven, Marco’s serves both traditional and specialty pizzas and pizzettes, including Margherita ($8 for 9-inch; $17 for 18-inch); Chicken a la Vodka ($10 for 9-inch; $22 for 18-inch); Chicken Honey-Dijon ($10 for 9-inch; $22 for 18-inch); and Bacon & Potato ($9 for 9 inch; $20 for 18-inch). There are also dishes like chicken parmesan and penne la vodka; heroes like meatball parmesan and shrimp parmesan; salads like a classic Caesar and the greek; and more on the menu. For more info, visit Marcos-ny.com or call 631-629-4935.