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As you surely know, Saturday, March 28, is Something on a Stick Day, a time set aside to celebrate, well, foods eaten off sticks. Things like ice cream pops, corn dogs, toasted marshmallows  —  and almost anything threaded onto a wooden skewer and grilled.

Thinking along global lines, we give you five Long Island restaurants, each serving something on a stick from a different part of the world.

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MIO SUSHI & STEAKHOUSE

A roster of “Japanese skewers,” also known as kushiyaki, includes such items as bacon-wrapped scallops, Japanese sausage, white tuna and chicken (also known as yakitori); two wooden skewers to an order. ($4-$6)

1932 Jericho Tpke. East Northport, 631-486-8900

5 DE MAYO

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From Mexico come alambres, skewers of marinated grilled steak, chicken, vegetables or shrimp. Served as an entree platter. ($9.50-$10.50)

611 Old Country Rd., Westbury, 516- 280-7795

GRILLMARK

What the menu at this counter-serve spot calls “sticks” are actually wooden skewers of Greek-style marinated grilled poultry, seafood and meat. Try the moist chunks of swordfish, velvety filet mignon and juicy pork. ($5-$8)

1008 Willis Ave., Albertson, 516-621-9300

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TASTY AMERICAN COO COO

It's worth seeking out this hidden Mediterranean-Middle Eastern eatery for Persian-style marinated grilled meat, poultry and seafood on wooden sticks. Chicken, shrimp, salmon and lamb are just some of the varieties. ($3-$375 a skewer)

46 Gerard St., Huntington 631-923-0448

PHO MAXIA VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

At this little Vietnamese spot, satays, featuring beef or chicken threaded onto wooden skewers and chargrilled, are served with peanut sauce. ($5.95)

817 Carman Ave., Westbury, 516-414-1738