Foodie Gossip October 2011

Chow down for charity, become an honorary German carnivore and get quality cupcakes with a capital “Q.” It’s a varied month in Foodie Gossip Land.

For the entire month of October, the Bohlsen Restaurant Group ( is helping the fight against breast cancer, with $1-$2 donated to local organizations with every special “Think Pink” menu item (featuring dishes with pink embellishments and pink cocktails/wine) ordered at their top eateries. The Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition will benefit from Prime in Huntington (631) 385-1515, the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition will benefit from H2O Seafood Grill in Smithtown (631) 361-6464 and the Islip Breast Cancer Coalition will benefit from Tellers Chophouse in Islip (631) 277-7070, VERACE in Islip (631) 277-3800 and Beachtree in East Islip (631) 277-4800.

While Oktoberfest is one of the peaks of beer consciousness, it is also an opportunity to enjoy the many varieties of German meat recipes. Offering such a bounty for the entire month of October as part of prix fixe for $29.95 is Jake’s Steakhouse in East Meadow (516) 222-8400 and at Pine Grove Inn in Patchogue (631) 475-9843, they have a permanent spot on the menu. These are the mainstays: Sauerbraten (braised marinated beef), Wiener Schnitzel (breaded veal cutlet), Knockwurst and Bratwurst (two varieties of sausage).

Lastly, the very current foodie trend of utilizing healthy ingredients with reputable provenances is happening for the dessert course on LI thanks to the Water Mill Cupcake Company (631) 726-0444. While regular cakes are made on premises, the cupcakes are the flagship items. They have a mix-and-match vibe, traditional vanilla and chocolate, along with yellow cake augmented with orange and lemon zest, to name a few versions of the cake part, complemented by a long list of possible buttercream frostings (cream cheese, coconut, peanut butter snicker, marshmallow and many more). And, of course, they use farm fresh eggs, pure butter, organic sugar, unbleached flours, gourmet chocolate and top-shelf versions of every other ingredient used in the bakery.

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