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The Whales Tale, situated in Northports Brittania Marina, has opened for the season and beyond. Owner Sosh Andriano said that a newly installed detachable glass enclosure keeps the chill winds away and may make it possible for the water-view place to stay open most of the year. The enclosure is stowed in summer, when plastic wind curtains are used on rainy days. For very hot days, a new misting system is supposed to lower the outdoor temperature by about 10 degrees.
Currently, the place has a rotating collection of 12 craft beers, which, along with appetizers, go for half price on Thursday tap and app nights. Taco Tuesday features $2 tacos and, Andriano said, probably a long wait for a table.
For the list of weekly specials, go to whalestalenpt.com.
The Whales Tale is at 81 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport, 631-651-8844.