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October 2007

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The Harvest Season has Officially Begun!
Colorful leaves, crisp air, autumn bounty, now is the time to visit your favorite restaurant for specials, events and hearty fall fare . . .

Here are some great fall events that should be on your calendar:
Who doesn’t love wine and food? H2O Seafood Grill (631) 361-6464 in Smithtown announces five evenings of wine dinners to celebrate the restaurant’s sixth anniversary from Monday, October 15 to Friday, October 20. Each night, Executive Chef Scott Szekretar will create a $50 pp, three-course dinner paired with international wine.

H20 Seafood Grill

Or perhaps you prefer beer and food. Southampton Publick House (631) 283-2800 will host their annual fall beer dinner on Thursday, October 25th at 7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and a four-course dinner will be served paired with Southampton Ales & Lagers including Octoberfest Lager and Pumpkin Ale. The cost is $75 pp.

Come discover the magic of Australia at Wildthyme Restaurant and Bar (631) 204-0007 in Southampton for their "Australian wine dinner prix fixe," featuring dishes and wine pairings inspired by the bounties down under. Menu items include: Tempura battered lollipop lamb chop, grilled kangaroo tenderloins and pan seared Tasmanian salmon.

Fall Specials in Full Swing

The unpretentious French bistro, Almond (631) 537-8885, in Bridgehampton offers a special fall three-course prix fixe for $21.95 every night from 6-7 p.m. and all night on Monday. Almond is open Thursday through Tuesday for dinner starting at 6 p.m. and closed on Wednesday.

Or perhaps go for a little Mexican at Almondito (631) 329-6700 in East Hampton. They offer a three-course fall prix fixe for $21.95 every night from 6 -7 p.m. and all night on Wednesday. Wednesday is also Miercoles Mania at the bar with $5 margaritas and bocaditos. Almondito is now open Wednesday – Monday and closed on Tuesday.

Think you can’t afford Della Femina (631) 329-6666 in East Hampton? Now you can with a three-course prix fixe for $30 pp every Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. Executive Chef Michael Rozzi changes the menu weekly.

Sneak out for lunch at Desmond’s Restaurant and Lounge at East Wind (631) 846-2335 in Wading River for a fall festival menu featuring local bounty throughout September and October. It is available from Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at $13.95 pp.

If you are coming in on the train, sample the Cannonball Prix Fixe at Fresno (631) 324-8700 in East Hampton. It features a $25 two-course prix fixe including appetizer and entrée, available Sunday through Thursday all night, Friday and Saturday until 6:32 p.m., and every night at the bar excluding holiday weekends.

Steak Lover? Well here’s a steak special right up your alley at George Martin The Original (516) 678-7272 in Rockville Centre. Monday is “Steak Night” from 5 to 11 p.m. The special includes beefsteak tomato and red onion salad, 12-ounce Delmonico club steak with classic steakhouse sides and a petite hot fudge sundae for $28.

Step into a little bit o’ Italy at Matto (631) 329-0200 in East Hampton. They are offering a two-course $21.95 prix fixe, Sunday – Thursday all night and Saturday and Sunday till 6:30 p.m. Matto is now open for Lunch on Saturdays from 12 – 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 – 5 p.m. and will be open for dinner Monday – Sunday starting at 5 p.m


Godfather fans can now indulge in hearty Italian food as Nick DiAngelo (33 West Sunrise Hwy, Merrick, NY [516] 379-2222) in Merrick has “an offer you can’t refuse.” No need to go to the mattresses on this one – every Monday night patrons can enjoy a two-course prix fixe for just $14.95 plus tax and gratuity. So get the horse head out of bed and eat your heart out!

Get your BBQ fix at Turtle Crossing (631) 324-7166 in East Hampton. They are serving a three-course fall prix fixe Thursday – Monday all night for $23 pp. There is also a fall lunch special every Saturday and Sunday starting at noon including soup or chili with an entrée for $12.

October = Halloween
So grab your costumes and head to these great “spooktacular” parties:

East Wind (631) 929-6585 in Wading River hosts its fourth annual ‘spooktacular’ costume bash in the Grand Ballroom on Saturday, October 27 from 7 - 11 p.m. Music, prizes, open bar and holiday-inspired dinner for $64.95 pp. Highlights from the full ‘boo-fet’ dinner menu are tombstone salad with blood red orange vinaigrette; chicken in a casket stuffed with ricotta, prosciutto and spinach; and devilish devil’s food cake.

Rowdy Hall (631) 324-8555 in East Hampton will hold their 8th annual “Rowdyween” Party on Wednesday, October 31st at 7 p.m. A $25 admission fee entitles revelers to one complimentary drink, passed hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, $4 drafts and $4 well drinks, great live music and dancing. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Come in costume . . . or don’t come at all! Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20.

Rowdy Hall

Turtle Crossing (631) 324-7166 in East Hampton will host a Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 26th, featuring live music by the Annie Morgan Band from 6 – 9 p.m. There will be free house margaritas and appetizers for anyone in costume. There will also prizes for best costume.

Don’t Feel Like Going Out?
Here’s a way to learn to cook like the pros . . .

Sometimes trying to create the perfect dish or even an edible dish for some, can send plates shattering to the floor and screams of “enough is enough” to vibrate from the kitchen. Mirabelle (631) 584-5999 in St. James’ October cooking class "Un Oeuf IS Un Oeuf" is guaranteed to teach students all about eggs. During the class, students will learn how to make the Perfect Omelet, Poached Duck Egg Meurette, Fried Quail Egg on Brioche and Egg à la Coque and Mouilette. Class is offered Monday, October 15th and Monday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $70.

Guy Reuge of Mirabelle

Vittorio’s Restaurant and Wine Bar (631) 264-3333 in Amityville announces an exclusive cooking demonstration of comfort foods by Executive Chef John Ringle at the Viking Cooking School/Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in Garden City, on Saturday, October 13 from 12-2pm. Ringle will demonstrate two popular choices from Vittorio"s menu: crab cakes with mixed field greens drizzled with mango sauce; and shrimp in cognac sauce with saffron risotto.

Fall Means Sports
Sports fans here are some spots to catch the games with great specials to match:

Not just boys night at George Martin’s GrillFire [516] 678-1290 in Rockville Centre, they offer something for the ladies and the guys on Monday nights beginning at 8:30 p.m. Sports fans can watch Monday night football at the bar while enjoying $4 all-you-can-eat wings and an assortment $1.95 menu items. Ladies are shown appreciation with half priced martinis and $2.50 Miller Lite drafts.

Townline BBQ (631) 537-2271 in Sagaponack and Rowdy Hall [631] 324-8555 in East Hampton in association with Setanta Sports are broadcasting LIVE Rugby World Cup. All games broadcast on regular satellite television will be broadcast for free at both Townline BBQ and Rowdy Hall. All pay-per-view games will be broadcast live on all three flat screen televisions at Townline BBQ only for a $20 fee. Special menu items served at Townline BBQ during the games include: deviled eggs; smoked wings and barbeque platters! For a full schedule go to

Some "Awarding" News . . .
Prime – an American Kitchen and Bar (631) 385-1515 in Huntington is deemed to be among one of the finest restaurants not just on Long Island or in New York but in the world. It will be honored with an International Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences on October 10.

Prime – an American Kitchen and Bar

* Hot Spot of the Month *
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This month"s hot spot: Those seeking an exceptional American chophouse experience will find it at Tellers Chophouse (631) 277-7070 in Islip. Featuring a menu of the finest meats and local seafood, a 10,000-bottle and 1,000-label wine cellar, and a dining room said to be “one of the most strikingly beautiful” on Long Island by The New York Times’ Joanne Starkey. Executive Chef Alan Kwan offers a broader flavor profile of beef selections and new, surf and turf entrée combinations. Classic beef selections will be joined by new, traditionally raised cattle selections from proprietary ranches in Oregon, Maine and Washington State. With new seafood entrees, diners can mix and match up to 50 custom surf and turf combinations. That’s almost one new combo for each week of the year.

That’s it for now until next month, Bon Appetit!
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