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Keith Davidson, a graduate of Huntington High School, is back in town as the new chef at Vitae Restaurant & Wine Bar.
He's also an alumnus of Johnson & Wales University. Davidson previously cooked at the Montauk Lake Club in Montauk, as well as the departed Rocco's in Sag Harbor and restaurants in Massachusetts and St. John in the Virgin Islands.
Davidson succeeds Steven Del...Read more »
It has been warmer than usual for November.
But this is National Chile Month, so you can keep the heat going with jalapenos.
Besito, the Mexican restaurants in Huntington and Roslyn, will be spotlighting and cooking chiles. A three-course $26.95 dinner menu will be the special Monday through Nov. 17, from 3 p.m. to closing except on Nov. 16, when it will be available from 3 p.m. to 7...Read more »
Acacia, restaurant and night spot, is serving seafood and music on New York Avenue in Huntington.
The chef at the new restaurant is Matthew Maxwell, a veteran of the departed Riverbay in Williston Park.
His menu includes appetizers such as tuna tartare, crab cakes and lobster bisque; and main courses that include mussel pots, seared dry sea scallops, fennel-crusted yellowfin tuna and...Read more »
Long Island's ever-expanding cadre of specialized burger spots has a new addition: Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. The first branch of the chain to hit New York just opened Tuesday at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station.
Unlike some burger places, this one offers full table service. The contemporary decor features lots of wood and earth tones, and the place has a full bar. The...Read more »
Huntington Restaurant Week is under way, highlighting three-course $27.95 dinners.
In other towns and villages, this might not be major news. The promotions are common, But this one deserves your attention. Huntington is Suffolk's dining-out hub, loaded with recommended restaurants.
The special menus go through Oct. 20, all night except for Oct. 19 when they're available until 7 p.m. ...Read more »
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...Read more »
Brooks Brothers is exploring opening a restaurant near its iconic retail store in Manhattan.
The clothier, which introduced ready-to-wear suits, started in 1818 and has garbed 39 U.S. presidents from Lincoln to Obama. The planned restaurant from the company that first brought you the pink dress shirt is, of course, a steakhouse.
Its foray into food, however, is in the "very early...Read more »
Muscle Maker Grill, a New Jersey-based national healthy eating chain, just opened in the Huntington Station space that last hosted Gimme 2 and, before that, Greek Captain -- and, earlier still, a Starbucks.
The counter-serve spot is all about lean protein-based eating. On the menu are Texas chicken nuggets (284 calories, $4.99), a Mardi Gras Cajun grilled chicken salad (415 calories,...Read more »
It's going to be a celebratory weekend at the Besito restaurants in Huntington and Roslyn.
From Friday, Sept. 13 to Monday, Sept. 16, the two establishments are celebrating Mexican Independence Day, as well as National Guacamole Day.
Besito's guacamole, made tableside and spiced to order, is one of the best served on Long Island. Guests may submit their own favorite guacamole photo to...Read more »
For more than 36 years, Canterbury Ales, a British-style pub, has been a Huntington standby as well as a landmark. Now, the restaurant has closed its heavy wooden doors. In a mass email, owner Billy Hoest gave as a reason “the economic slowdown and a multitude of other factors.”
The popular gathering spot was known for its brews and burgers as well as its autumnal Oktoberfest specials.
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