Chicken soup redux

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The sprightly chicken soup at Heirloom Tavern in

The sprightly chicken soup at Heirloom Tavern in Glen Head is one of several good soups on the menu. (Jan. 18, 2013). Photo Credit: Newsday / Marjorie Robins

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I wish my grandmother were still alive so I could take her to the new Heirloom Tavern in Glen Head and order her a bowl of the chicken noodle soup I devoured there one night last week.

While there was not a noodle to be found in the generous portion, there was much she would have admired: rich broth, loads of diced carrots, shredded chicken and, a sprightly surprise, lots and lots of tiny pieces of crunchy haricots verts.

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I plan to adapt my own weekly pot of chicken soup which, after all these years, could do with a little makeover. I’ll just be sure to throw in some egg noodles in memory of my family recipe.

Heirloom Tavern, 32 Railroad Ave., Glen Head, 516-686-6633

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