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 www.besitomexican.com/summersundays 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 http://splia.org for more info, or call 631-692-4664, 631-751-3730 or email email@example.com.