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This is National Tequila Day. And in case you didn't mark your calendar, Besito did.
The Huntington and Roslyn restaurants toast the agave tonight with complimentary tastings of premium tequila from 5 to 7 p.m.
Besito, at both locations, holds a two-star rating in Newsday.
In Huntington, Besito is at 402 New York Ave.; 631-549-0100. In Roslyn, the restaurant is at 1516 Old Northern...Read more »
Child star-turned-designer Ashley Olsen was spotted Saturday night at Prime in Huntington. The actress and fashionista, who was not with her twin sister and design partner, Mary-Kate, was wearing a black bomber jacket over a maxi dress. Joined by friends, she dined on sushi, salads and strip steak. At the end of the meal, everyone shared an assortment of desserts.
Even the svelte and famous...Read more »
Yet another Asian restaurant should soon be moving into the Huntington building that, over the past years, has housed Legacy Asian Fusion, Dao and — its longest occupant — Empire Szechuan.
Ting is the name of the new contender. The restaurant does have a website, but as of now, it offers little more than a “coming soon” message, an address and a phone number. So far, nobody is answering.
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Fueled with high-end sake and updated sushi, Ichiz is the newest, sleekest spot in downtown Huntington.
Cool in style, warm in approach, it already has a niche on Main Street as a sake bar and lounge. And the kitchen sends out some very good food, too.
Ichiz is run by the team that operated Sushi-Ichi in East Setauket. But here the approach is a little more eclectic: a fine east-west...Read more »
Amicale, which overhauled the former Panama Hatties a year ago and earned a three-star rating in Newsday, has closed.
A court notice citing rent arrears, dated yesterday, was posted on the front door of the Huntington Station eatery, even as signs advertising specials remained in place.
Amicale had been praised for its updated continental fare, handsome setting and service. But...Read more »
It was a sultry evening on Friday, but not an unpleasant one, and I was wandering around Huntington Village with a wish: to sit outside and have a big bowl of pasta.
Wish granted by Jonathan’s Ristorante, all of whose outdoor tables were, unaccountably, open. I didn’t bother with an appetizer, dove straight into the pasta, the daily special: tagliarini with lobster, corn and artichokes. This,...Read more »
In April, Massa’s Pizzeria in Huntington Station changed its name to Christiano’s. Bill Massa opened this coal-fired-oven spot in 2004 and over the years it ascended to the highest ranks of Long Island pizzerias. About three years ago, Massa sold the business but allowed it to keep the Massa name.
In April, however, Massa signed the lease on a restaurant at 345 Main Street in Huntington Village...Read more »
There's new life in a Huntington storefront that was damaged by a fire last year. Replacing the now-relocated XO Restaurant & Chocolate Lounge is Twisted Vine Cocktails & Cuisine, which made its debut this past weekend.
Chef owner Michael Heinlein has overseen the renovation of the space and is offering a repertoire he terms ”modern American — a little progressive.” Heinlein, who describes...Read more »
Every Tuesday, it's “tap and app” night at Finnegan’s Restaurant & Tap Room in Huntington.
That means that a $5 appetizer roster is offered along with $3 pints and $12 pitchers of such brews as Lessing’s Local Ale, Lessing’s Local Blonde, Blue Moon, Miller Light and Samuel Adams. Among appetizer options: Buffalo wings, chicken fingers, nachos rancheros, spinach and artichoke dip, and roasted...Read more »
Legacy Asian Fusion is the latest restaurant to desert the East Main Street Huntington site that’s housed Dao, and, for about a decade before that, Empire Szechuan. The sign has been taken off the building and there is nothing, as yet, to indicate the next occupant.
The restaurant received one and a half stars from Newsday’s Peter Gianotti, who described it as “where General Tso faces pad...Read more »