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Spirited "day of the dead" at Besito in Huntington, Roslyn

Besito is a Mexican restaurant in Huntington and

Besito is a Mexican restaurant in Huntington and Roslyn whose table-side guacamole stands out. (Jan. 14, 2012) Credit: Jeremy Bales

Diners at Besito in Huntington and Roslyn will find some lively additions to the menu to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

The two restaurants will feature the dishes on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. They also will have keepsake cards about the Mexican holiday and chocolates in flavors such as vanilla-caramel, tamarind, and passion fruit, from chocolatier Casa de Chocolates.

In Huntington, specials will include empanadas filled with butternut squash, goat cheese, and sage ($10); and soft tortillas packed with shredded short rib and baked in chipotle-cream salsa ($24).

In Roslyn,  the specials will be hominy corn soup with guajillo chile-flavored shrimp, onions and cilantro ($11); and seafood Vera Cruz, with chile-flavored Mexican rice, chipotle chile, and the herb epazote ($28).

Besito, 402 New York Ave., Huntington,  631-549-0100; 1516 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, 516-484-3001.

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