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Blue Lagoon in West Babylon closed

Blue Lagoon in West Babylon has closed, May

(Credit: Newsday / Peter M. Gianotti)

Blue Lagoon has dried up.

The West Babylon restaurant, known recently for its steaks and seafood, happy hours, music and dancing, is closed.

The establishment peaked in 2005, when, as a New American restaurant, it earned a three-star rating in Newsday.

It was situated at 677 Farmingdale Rd. (Route 109), just west of Straight Path....

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Open in West Babylon: Woody's American Grill

Woody's American Grill is new to West Babylon

(Credit: Woody's American Grill)

Woody’s American Grill is up and grilling in West Babylon. The casual new counter-serve spot offers a simple menu of American fast-food favorites — burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. It’s owned by two West Babylon natives —  Woody Kerzner  (former owner of Green Cactus Grill, which Woody's replaces), and his business partner, Larry Doyle.

“You walk in and feel you’re at some kind...

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Salsa Pica Mexican Grill comes to West Babylon

Two commendable tacos -- both chorizo and fish

(Credit: Newsday/Joan Reminick)

Salsa Pica Mexican Grill replaces the intriguingly named Sexy Firehouse Chicken in a West Babylon ShopRite strip mall.

A recent lunch at the modest little place amounted to a small soft corn chorizo taco ($2.25)  topped with chopped onion and cilantro as well as a fish taco ($2.50) crowned with shredded cabbage and white sauce. Both proved lively and satisfying. From the help-yourself...

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Singha Thai, West Babylon: Closed

Singha Thai serves an Eastern version of a

(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Another restaurant that didn’t make it to 2013: Singha Thai in West Babylon.

The modest little Thai spot got a 2 ½ star rating in 2010. “Zero ambience,” read the review. “But plenty of panache — on the plate.”

Well remembered are sticky rice with chicken and vegetables wrapped in a banana leaf — an Asian tamale and drunken noodles that offered “both a jolt and a hug.”

Above: Stuffed...

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