Open in Huntington: Stella Blue

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A mural of Jerry Garcia decorates an outside brick wall of the new Stella Blue in Huntington. Photo Credit: Stella Blue

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New to Huntington is Stella Blue, a casual, counter-service breakfast and lunch eatery that occupies a long-vacant site on New York Avenue, on the North end of town near Heckscher Park. On its outer brick wall is a mural depicting Jerry Garcia.

“I wanted to bring Woodstock down to Long Island,” said chef co-owner Robert Koopman, who added that the interior is “very hippie” in terms of look and background music. Antiques and art work are part of the look — and also for sale.

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Koopman's repertoire combines organic and nonorganic items. Breakfast is served all day and includes such options as pancakes ($5.95), waffles ($5.95), an omelet with avocado, spinach, tomato, onion and bacon ($8.99) and an egg white  breakfast sandwich called the “sunshine daydream.”  Among lunch options are Southern fried organic chicken ($12.99), organic smoked chicken,  made in an electric smoker  ($12.99), the “Tennessee Jed” pulled pork sandwich ($9.99), an organic burger ($10.99) and a Boar’s head roast beef sandwich ($7.99).

Organic ice cream, made in upstate Kingston, may be had in a cone or cup and with any number of toppings. There are also muffins, cookies and cakes from pastry chef Leyna Senia.

Stella Blue is at 188 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-425-2583,

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