The Best Week November 2011

The chill that permeates the air this time of year sends most activities into the heated indoors. But there’s plenty to do there, that’s for sure. This wealth of cuisine, tipple and artistry will definitely give you the best week.

3 Can’t Miss Events

Sweaters By Lee Fall Fashion Show
Nov 5, 10am
Sheraton of Long Island, Smithtown

A benefit for Autism Speaks, Long Island Cares Food Bank and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Chef’s Secrets 7
Nov 13, 6-9pm
de Seversky Mansion, NYIT, Old Westbury

A food and wine tasting with Top LI chefs revealing secrets to great holiday cuisine. A benefit for the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. and BiasHELP, Inc.

Stony Brook Seawolves vs. Liberty
Nov 19, 3:30pm
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook University

The season closer for this LI college football team.

Seven Great Days

Get a jumpstart on holiday shopping at the wealth of top boutiques in Roosevelt Field Mall, then check out Mint Restaurant & Lounge in Garden City for haute Indo-Asian delights in their dining room or venture into the rooftop Sky Bar for a ‘Tini (bring a jacket up there).

Simply put: Monday Night Football, big-screen TVs and Public House 49 (Patchogue). It’s safe enough for girls—a lively yet chic scene with some great eats. Head Chef Craig Attwood insists on only the freshest and best ingredients and crafts dishes with aplomb.

Catch some culture with a visit to a pair of art exhibits. Stony Brook University’s Staller Center is presenting works with striking reimaginings of natural forms and processes in Re-Natured: Cui Fei and Roy Nicholson. At Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor is a trio of exhibits by Latino artists with contemporary and classic works.

Feeling midweek boredom coming on? It’s time for retail therapy! Head to Americana Manhasset—the source for all of the apparel seen in the Pulse Fall Fashion spread in this very issue. It’s a ready made guide to looking good and feeling good all autumn long.

The live music scene is hopping on LI even during the week. Call in sick to make it a 3-day weekend and rock out. Afterwards, do some sap sucking with the impressive and varied selection of beer and spirits at Sapsuckers in Huntington.

Whatever show you’re heading into Manhattan for (music, theater, art), you’ll need snacks. Risotteria and Bourgeois Pig are just two of our NYC Eats for before and after.

Go winery hopping in the grand expanse of the twin forks and enjoy the crisp fall air. Not sure which vintage is best? Our Best Bottles will lead you to top LI wines straight from our wine snobs’ notebook.

*Alternate Agenda: This is the month to eat, drink and be merry. Our International Dining and Steakhouse Stories segments will keep you sated until you’re stuck behind snowdrifts. And then there’s all the rest of this month’s special focus on dining and nightlife. Just one a day will keep the doldrums away.