WINE TASTING: Want to add some new wines to your cellar? Join the Joanina Wine Shop (35 Gerard St., Huntington, 631-629-4098, joaninawineshop.com) for a wine tasting on Friday, Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m. Wines will include a Pigato di Albenga from Liguria; a Malbec from Patagonia; a Maremma red blend from Tuscany; a red blend from Sonoma County; and a Santenay Clos Rousseau 1er Cru from Burgundy. Tasted wines will be offered at 20-percent off.
SHACK ATTACK: If you’re reading this, The Shack on Gerard Street should finally be open. A sandwich-board sign announced Monday that the restaurant would be open for business on Wednesday. The interior looks great, with The Shack’s roadside rustic charm and an extra level of sophistication. We’re thrilled that Mace will finally get his all-seasons Shack after one final hurdle with his CO – once you get in, let us know what you think.
A ‘PRIME’ STORY: NoLa favorite Storvyille American Table (34 Green St., Huntington 631-351-3440) is introducing a prime delight. Every Monday and Tuesday is now Prime Rib Night – and for $16.95, you’ll get a slow-roasted, 12 oz. cut of Prime Rib or blackened redfish with a side, salad and dessert. If we know T.C. and the gang at Storyville, we know it’s going to be a rib-sticking, jazzy affair not to be missed.
FALL-OFF-THE-BONE WOW: Outrageous. It’s the only word that even begins to describe the ribs at Vitae (54 New St., Huntington, 631-385-1919 www.vitaeli.com). Chef Steve Del Lima had our mouths watering on a recent visit. The Wichita Baby Back Ribs ($30) fall off the bone so easily you practically have to eat it with a fork. Believe us when we tell you those ribs were licked clean. Couple them with a tasty coffee barbecue sauce and house-cut Idaho fries, and we were in heaven. Tell Vince, John and Steve the Foodies sent you.