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Besito’s classic tableside guac will get kicked up a notch with crab meat later this week.

HOLY GUACAMOLE! Celebrate Mexican Independence Day and the joys of guacamole in Huntington from Sept. 13-16 at Besito (402 New York Ave., Huntington 631-549-0100). They’ll be celebrating both with traditional dishes, special guacamole and great prizes. Those dishes include Chiles en Nogada ($29,) two roasted poblano chiles stuffed with lobster, shrimp, scallops, crabmeat, dry fruit and nuts and topped with a pecan and goat cheese salsa and garnished with pomegranate seeds; Enchiladas mi Banderas ($27), three rolled soft corn tortillas with chicken in salsa verde, crab in tomatillo cream salsa and beef in salsa roja; and Guacamole de Jaiva, Besito’s signature tableside guacamole with fresh jumbo lump crabmeat. On Monday, Sept. 16, Patron Tequila will give exclusive tequila tastings and giveaways from 5-8 p.m. As if that wasn’t enough, there are prizes, too: Enter your favorite guacamole pictures at for a chance to win a $100 gift card. You can also fill out entry forms for a chance to win a guacamole party for eight at the restaurant during the week, making it a celebration that truly has something for everyone.

DAIRY-FREE FRO-YO – Vegetarian, vegan and dairy-averse Foodies with a hankering for fro-yo now have a new option. TCBY and Silk recently introduced Silk Chocolate Almond, the first national dairy-free almond milk-based frozen yogurt. It’s another innovation for TCBY, which has recently enjoyed new success by retooling to a self-serve model. Last year, they were the first to introduce soft-serve Greek Super Fro-Yo, and in 2011, they launched its healthy Super Fro-Yo line. Let us know what you think!

EASY AS PIE – It’s a bit of a schlep, but if you love a good apple pie, it’s well worth the trip. The Cold Spring Harbor-based Society for the Preservation of Antiquities (SPLIA for short) is hosting its 24th annual Long Island Apple Festival, featuring old-fashioned fun like apple relay races, tug-o-war, and apple-head doll making and pony rides. If you’re good in the kitchen, you may want to enter your pie in the apple pie contest. Visit for more info, or call 631-692-4664, 631-751-3730 or email

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