Dining in Style at Bongo Bay
Bongo Bay on Lower Main Street welcomes diners into a sophisticated setting, reminiscent of a colonial mansion in the tropics. To the left of the striking stone waterfall reception is a cocktail lounge, with velvet covered banquets and a small bar, showcasing an 18-foot palm tree to enhance the tropical theme. Smoking is permitted in this area and a selection of fine cigars is available at the bar. The atmosphere is relaxed and the concept of late night cocktails appealing with an extensive menu of specialty Martinis and cocktails. However the essence of Bongo Bay is inspired individuality so beware the mundane, $6 for a Heineken seemed a little steep. In the main dining room soothing jazz is played at an almost indiscernible volume perfect for talking. For the fall season, owner Robert Shalom, has replaced some of the bright white spotlights with orange ones adding a warm glow to the otherwise cool white interior. Gargantuan groupings of autumnal branches have replaced the dining room palm trees and a mezzanine and fireplace offer a variety of dining aspects.
Bill Solomon Is Port's Small Businessperson of the Year
The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce unanimously selected M. William "Bill" Solomon as Port Washington's Small Businessperson of the Year for 2002. He received his award at The Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce Legislative Breakfast at Chateau Briand Restaurant on Oct. 18.
On The Bay
The 24th Manhasset Bay Race Week, held over two successive weekends, Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27, has come and gone, signaling the end of the summer/fall sailing season. Over ninety boats came to Manhasset Bay to enjoy the terrific sailing that is offered to skippers/crew this time of year. Races were held on three of the four days, as extremely high winds on Saturday, Oct. 19 forced the Race Committee to cancel racing for the day. But subsequent days found all teams out on Long Island Sound racing in good wind. Sue Miller, Regatta Chair set up two race "circles" to accommodate the number of boats, with Principal Race Officer (PRO) Gene Bowler, manning the White Circle, while Sue was the PRO for the Red Circle. In essence, the Race Committee runs two regattas simultaneously with the intent of keeping the starting line manageable. Always a great regatta for the sailors, this year did not disappoint. Judging from the high spirits and happy faces during the social hour waiting for the final results pending protests, and also during the Awards Ceremony, these sailors had a great time. North Sails provided some quite funny commentary to accompany the photos of the three days of racing.
Bemoans Loss of Ramon Jarpa