This Week on Long Island: A Chocolate Festival, Beer, Cheese & More


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Welcome to This Week on Long Island! A recurring series, This Week on Long Island rounds up the top food and beverage events for the week.

This Week

The I Love Chocolate Fest

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Only 2 Weeks Left to Get Discounted Tickets to The 5th Annual I Love Chocolate Fest—What are you waiting for? The Chocolate Fest is November 9 & 10, 2019 from 10-6, outside at Walt Whitman Mall (previously at Old Bethpage Village Restoration). Tons of CHOCOLATE, plus, Wine, Beer, Spirits, Lots of Food, Crafts, Great Music, and Live Entertainment. Chocolate Art Exhibit, The Chocolate Donut Eating Contest, Demonstrations, Interactive Inflatables for the kids. General Admission Adult Tickets Include 5 Sample Tickets and an I Love Chocolate Fest Tote Bag. Kids’ Tickets Include 5 Sample Tickets and a Bracelet for Unlimited Interactive Inflatable Rides. Until November 8 at 8pm adult tickets are only $12.50, kids 4-12 are $10, and seniors 62 and over, Volunteer EMTs/Firefighters/Military are only $11. Kids 3 and under are free. Ticket prices increase Nov. 8 at 8 pm to $15 for adults, $11 for kids, and seniors/volunteer EMTs/Firefighters/Military are $12. VIP Tickets include One Glass of Wine, One Long Stemmed Chocolate Covered Strawberry, an I Love Chocolate Fest Winter Hat (Choice of Off-White or Pink) in addition to what is included with the General Admission Ticket. Separate VIP Lines for entry and Wine/Beer. VIP Tickets are very limited. $25 for adults, $23 for seniors 62 & over and VOLUNTEER EMTs/Firefighters and Military. We are the same Chocolate Fest that has been at Old Bethpage Village Restoration for the last four years. We are moving it to Walt Whitman this year to make some improvements to the event. Parking—no more shuttle bus. Just park right next to the event. There’s plenty of free onsite parking at Walt Whitman. Lots of food and drink options—stay for lunch or dinner. Wine and Beer sold by the glass. See cake decorating and chocolate molding demonstrations/classes and a continuously running documentary on Chocolate. Added entertainment for kids—interactive, inflatable attractions. Don’t miss the Chocolate Donut Eating Contest—free to enter, fun to watch. Live Music. Get your tickets now at #lovechocolatefest #theilovechocolatefest #ilovechocolatefest #longislandevents #foodfestival

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When: November 9
Where: Walt Whitman Shops in West Hills

Who doesn’t love chocolate? (Of course, someone reading this doesn’t, but this is an event for the majority of Long Islanders who do!) There will be more than 50 chocolate, wine, beer and spirits vendors at this event! If that’s not doing it for you, what about the other 50 exhibitors offering additional food and crafts? Purchase tickets here.

The Pint of No RETURN

When: November 10
Where: Spider Bite Beer Co. in Holbrook

Up for a cheese and beer tasting this weekend? Slates & Plates is teaming up with Spider Bite Brewing Co. for a delicious evening exploring tantalizing beers paired with artisanal cheeses. What’s included? Samples of artisanal cheese; a flight of four handcrafted beers by Spider Bite; and more! Purchase tickets here.

Farmingdale Weekly Farmers’ Market On The Village Green

When: November 10
Where: Farmingdale Village in Farmingdale

The Farmers Market by Schneider’s Farm is returning to Farmingdale Village this weekend! There will be a fresh selection of products, vegetables and other items on hand! When you’re done, stroll through the downtown area to shop, dine and more!

Save the Date

Brew Lovers Dinner at Desmond’s

When: November 13
Where: Desmond’s Restaurant & Pub at East Wind in Wading River

Are you a beer lover? How does a four-course meal sound? Join Long Ireland Beer Company at Desmond’s Restaurant & Pub at East Wind for a delicious food pairing event for beer lovers only!

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