Without hunger to initiate eating, stomachs would have to rely on hasty emails and passive-aggressive notes stuck to the brain’s refrigerator. Keep body and stomach in constant contact with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of continental fare at 1019 Cafe in Northport.
The chefs at 1019 Cafe present midday and evening menus filled with steaming pastas, seared seafood, and charred meats fresh off the grill. Arriving with piles of vegetables, roasted halves of chicken ($18) and duck ($22) sate hearty cravings and teach diners important lessons about fractions. Chefs play pasta piccolos to summon whole clams from beds of linguine, garlic, and olive oil ($14 for lunch; $17 for dinner), and lobster francaise ($28), still upset over the tied intramural basketball game between land and sea, stares down grilled filet mignon ($28) during dinner service. A low-carb menu introduces protein-packed platters of almond-crusted flounder with mango salsa ($15 for lunch; $19 for dinner) alongside grilled pork chops, which graze atop fields of vegetables, onions, and hot or sweet peppers ($12 for lunch; $18 for dinner).
Inside 1019 Cafe’s dining area, white tablecloths and velvet-colored walls fuse class and comfort like a pair of bedazzled jeans. Every Saturday evening, musicians belt out live music and play pied piper to shy appetites.