Side Dish: SoBol Opens; Grilling Tips; Great Chefs Event

The team at SoBol, an acai bowl and smoothie establishment that opened on New York Avenue in Huntington village earlier this month.

The team at SoBol, an acai bowl and smoothie establishment that opened on New York Avenue in Huntington village earlier this month.

‘ACAI BOWLS & BEYOND’: SoBol officially opened its 339 New York Ave. doors in Huntington village on Aug. 16. The village location of the acai bowl and smoothie chain is franchised by Sandra Recchione and offers up plenty of tasty treats. Its most popular item, the acai bowl, is a blend of frozen acai berries, strawberries, bananas and a splash of soy milk that creates a thick fruit smoothie. The smoothie is then layered between granola and topped off with fresh fruit, coconut and a drizzle of honey. Patrons can pay a little extra to add additional toppings like cookie butter and pineapple. There’s also plenty of other options on the menu, true to SoBol’s tagline of “Acai Bowls & Beyond.” It’s open seven days a week, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. For more info, call 631-923-2058.

LongHorn Steakhouse’s Outlaw Ribeye combo.

LongHorn Steakhouse’s Outlaw Ribeye combo.

GRILLING HOTLINE: An Orlando-based steakhouse chain is offering up grilling tips, just in time for Labor Day. On Sunday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., LongHorn Steakhouse’s expert Grill Masters will be available through the “Grill Us Hotline” at 1-855-LH-GRILL. Tips, tricks and techniques are also available on the web at Expertgriller.com.

This year’s “Great Chefs of Long Island” event is set for Nov. 6.

This year’s “Great Chefs of Long Island” event is set for Nov. 6.

GREAT CHEFS: The tradition of culinary excellence known as the “Great Chefs of Long Island” features over 40 of Long Island’s top restaurants from Long Beach to the Hamptons, and it's coming back to the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury this winter. Master Chefs will present their best fare for an evening of signature dishes and decadent delicacies on Nov. 6, 5:30-9:30 p.m. There will also be wines, spirits, and microbrews to compliment the tasting experience. In addition, guests will be able to shop for unique designer gifts at the auction. George Oliphant, Emmy-award-winning host of NBC home improvement show “George to the Rescue,” will serve as emcee. Proceeds benefit Huntington-based Family Service League, a leading nonprofit human services organization. Tickets are $200 per person, and there are also sponsorship and table reservation opportunities available. Visit Fsl-li.org or call 631-470-6771 for more info.