WELCOMING THE BIG CHEESE: It was an ‘ideal’ way to spend Small Business Saturday when County Executive Steve Bellone swung into the Ideal Cheese & Wine Café (308 Main St. Huntington 631-923-3434) with a few friends in Legislator William Spencer and top brass at the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce. Owner Julius Binetti and his family gave Bellone the grand tour of the wine café/cheese shop/Georgio’s Roasters satellite, whipping up a double-order of their famous pomme frites to enjoy. Bellone left with a carving board in tow for a relative who frequently hosts wine and cheese parties before continuing on to Mac’s Steakhouse (12 Gerard St., Huntington 631-549-5300 www.macssteakhouse.com) for a quick visit with owner Mark Gelish and the gang before continuing his whistle-stop tour of Suffolk County downtowns.
BLONDIE-MOBILE: Fire trucks and float weren’t the only ones lighting up the street at the annual electronic holiday parade in Huntington village on Saturday. Blondie’s Bake Shop (90A Washington Drive, Centerport 631-424-4545 www.blondiesbakeshop.com) was part of the parade, too, with a little lighted truck that had everyone dreaming of baked goods.