Side Dish: The Shed; Tacos For A Cause; Get Your Lobsters; Lunch On A Budget; Paint Nite

A new restaurant, The Shed, is gearing up to open on New Street in Huntington village.

A new restaurant, The Shed, is gearing up to open on New Street in Huntington village.

THE SHED: The former home of True North is getting a new tenant. The Shed, an American comfort food restaurant, is backed by John Tunney, owner of Besito. So far there’s a website, and Instagram page that say it’s coming soon to the 54 New St. space in Huntington village. The Foodies will keep you posted with any updates.


TACOS FOR A CAUSE: Whales Tale is hosting a Rock the Dock benefit Sunday in memory of the late Linda Marinelli, one of the people who helped open the 81 Fort Salonga Road restaurant in Northport. Marinelli died last year after a battle with breast cancer. Sunday’s benefit, which with a $25 donation will supply food, drinks, raffles and music by Pete Mazzeo and the Hit Squad, kicks off at 3 p.m. and is set to run through 8 p.m. For more info call 631-651-8844.


GET YOUR LOBSTERS: Each Friday Jewel Restaurant in Melville offers a three-course Lobster Fest menu for $59.95. The menu offers a choice between four entrees, two pounds of steamed lobster with corn, potatoes and drawn butter; lobster pasta with bucatini, shrimp, lobster, corn, peas, tomatoes and creamy lobster sauce; butter poached lobster with mushrooms, leeks, lobster risotto and white truffle oil; or a be-ju lobster roll with crab, avocado, cucumber and soy paper. Also included is either the Soup of the Moment, or Caesar salad; and either flourless chocolate cake or mango cheesecake for dessert. Jewel (400 Broadhollow Road) also has live music outside on its patio each Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and an extended happy hour. For more info, call 631-755-5777.


LUNCH ON A BUDGET: Sandbar (55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor) offers a two-course lunch for $18, Monday-Friday, 12 noon-3 p.m. The menu includes soup du jour and a choice of a sandwich or salad, including the Sandbar Cheeseburger with bacon-onion marmalade, cheddar and a side of fries or the Sandbar Salad with warm goat cheese. For the full menu, visit To make a reservation, call 631-498-6188.


PAINT NITE: Cinque Terre (872 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station) is hosting a paint nite June 27, 7 p.m. Along with discounted drink prices, and the special Paint Nite Menu, Foodies will also be able to paint “L.O.V.E.” For tickets ($45; get $20 off with discount code LIPN20) log on to For more info, call 631-923-1255.