Side Dish: Restaurant Week In Full Swing; Brewery Sampling Room Opens; And More

RESTAURANT WEEK: Long Island Restaurant Week’S winter edition  continues through Sunday, Jan. 28. Participating restaurants, including several from across Huntington, are offering a $28.95 three-course prix-fixe menu each night they are open, except Saturday when the menu is offered until 7 p.m. More than a dozen Huntington-area restaurants are participating, including: Athenian Greek Taverna (2187 Jericho Turnpike, Commack; 631-499-7660); Besito Mexican (402 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-549-0100); Black & Blue (65 Wall St., Huntington; 631-385-9255); Cinque Terre (872 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station; 631-923-1255); Del Frisco’s Grille (160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station; 631-423-0308); Fado (10 New St., Huntington; 631-351-1010); Honu Kitchen and Cocktails (363 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-421-6900); Grasso’s Restaurant (134 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor; 631-367-6060); IMC (279 Main St,, Huntington; 631-824-6222); Jewel (400 Broadhollow Road, Melville; 631-755-5777); Jonathan’s Ristorante (15 Wall St., Huntington; 631-549-0055); La Parma II (452 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington; 631-367-6360); Matteo’s (300 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station; 631-421-6001); Mill Pond House (437 E Main St., Centerport; 631-261-7663); Piccola Bussola (970 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington; 631-692-6300); Radio Radio (24 Clinton Ave., Huntington; 631-923-2622); Sandbar Restaurant (55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor; 631-498-6188); and Ting (92 E Main St., Huntington; 631-425-7788). To see the menu of each restaurant, log on to Longislandrestaurantweek.com.

A tasting flight at Harbor Head Brewing Company. Photo/Facebook/Six Harbors

A tasting flight at Harbor Head Brewing Company. Photo/Facebook/Six Harbors

SAMPLING SUDS: The sampling room at Harbor Head Brewing Company (81 Fort Salonga Road, Northport) is now serving up suds. Previously only permitted to sell brews for off-site consumption, Harbor Head has now gotten permission to also offer tastings on site for thirsty patrons. The sampling room is currently open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-6 p.m., and plans to extend those hours when the weather warms up.

Chris Bluemer pours out some beer at Six Harbors Brewing Company. Photo/Facebook/Harbor Head

Chris Bluemer pours out some beer at Six Harbors Brewing Company. Photo/Facebook/Harbor Head

MORE BREW NEWS: We also heard that the folks over at soon-to-be-open Six Harbors Brewing Company have started the brewing process over at 243 New York Ave., Huntington village. The brewery, founded by husband-and-wife-duo Mark and Karen Heuwetter, is planned to open this winter. For now, they’ve started brewing their H3-Huntington Harbor Hoppy Double IPA and Duck Island XPA. We’ll let you know when we have an update on the brewery – it was awaiting further renovations and approvals as of deadline last week – but for now keep up with the progress at Facebook.com/sixharbors.

Editor's note: The caption for this entry originally misidentified both Chris Bluemer and the brewery,
Six Harbors Brewing Company. The caption was also incorrect in the Jan. 25 issue of Huntington Weekly.

VEGAN EXTRAVAGANZA: The Long Island Vegan Extravaganza returns to Walt Whitman High School (301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station) on Sunday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The first event drew 38 vendors and 600 guests. For the ‘winter session,’ which is free to attend, there will be plant based/vegan food to try, information sessions to attend, cooking demonstrations to take in and cruelty-free vegan ware to purchase. Donations will be accepted at the front desk. Those interested in becoming a vendor can email cjaiemac@yahoo.com.