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Walt Whitman mall opens two new eateries
You now have two new places to eat as the food scene at Walt Whitman Shops mall in Huntington Station continues to expand.
There's the new Brio Tuscan Grille, part of a chain based in Columbus, Ohio, that has as its motto “Italian food inspired by Tuscany.” On the dinner menu: beef carpaccio ($12.95), Margherita flatbread ($13.35), pasta pesto made with — really? — feta ($14.95) and chicken under a brick ($20.65). The place also serves lunch and Saturday and Sunday brunch.
Also new to the mall is CUPS Frozen Yogurt, a self-serve spot featuring about 25 flavors and 50 toppings, as well as three sauces. A loungelike decor and high-decibel dance music are part of the ambience.
Both Brio Tuscan Grille (631-479-3816, brioitalian.com) and CUPS Frozen Yogurt (631-812-2188, cupsfrozenyogurt.com) must be entered from outside the mall. Brio is near the central mall entrance facing Route 110 and CUPS is near the south mall entrance facing Route 110.
Openings to watch for: Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, coming soon. And, later, P.F. Chang's China Bistro.