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Cinque Terre in Huntington Station: First bites

Cinque Terre in Huntington Station serves a fritto

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Cinque Terre, the long-awaited restaurant now in the former home of Panama Hatties, is a warm, traditional addition to Long Island's ever-growing number of Italian spots.

It's decorated with evocative photos of the Cinque Terre, five towns that cling to the dramatic coastline between Genoa and Pisa. But this Cinque Terre is more generally Italian than specifically Ligurian.

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Open in Huntington Station: Pollo Campero

Pollo Campero has opened a branch in Huntington

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Huntington Station just got its own branch of Pollo Campero, an international Latin chicken chain that originated in Guatemala, with U.S. corporate headquarters in Dallas. Other Long Island locations include Hempstead and Bay Shore.

The signature item at this counter-serve spot is marinated fried chicken ($7.19 for three pieces with a side dish and tortillas or a dinner roll), but you can...

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P.F. Chang's China Bistro opens at Walt Whitman Shops

Mongolian beef at P.F. Chang's.

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The  area’s newest P.F. Chang’s China Bistro -- at Walt Whitman Shops -- joins the first, in Westbury, and the recent launch at Smith Haven Mall.

What you will find on the menus of both the Lake Grove and Huntington Station restaurants, but not at the older Westbury branch, are sushi items such as a spicy tuna roll ($8.95) and California roll ($7.95).

Also on the Walt Whitman menu:...

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Zinburger opens at Walt Whitman mall

Zinburger debuts at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington

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Long Island's ever-expanding cadre of specialized burger spots has a new addition: Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. The first branch of the chain to hit New York just opened Tuesday at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station. 

Unlike some burger places, this one offers full table service. The contemporary decor features lots of wood and earth tones, and the place has a full bar. The...

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Walt Whitman mall opens two new eateries

The new Brio Tuscan Grille at the Walt

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You now have two new places to eat as the food scene at Walt Whitman Shops mall in Huntington Station continues to expand.

There's the new Brio Tuscan Grille, part of a chain based in Columbus, Ohio, that has as its motto “Italian food inspired by Tuscany.” On the dinner menu: beef carpaccio ($12.95), Margherita flatbread ($13.35), pasta pesto made with — really? — feta ($14.95) and chicken...

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Brooks Brothers steak house a possibility

The Brooks Brothers store on Church Street in

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Brooks Brothers is exploring opening a restaurant near its iconic retail store in Manhattan.

The clothier, which introduced ready-to-wear suits, started in 1818 and has garbed 39 U.S. presidents from Lincoln to Obama. The planned restaurant from the company that first brought you the pink dress shirt is, of course, a steakhouse.

Its foray into food, however, is in the "very early...

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Muscle Maker Grill opens in Huntington Station

Muscle Maker Grill is open in Huntington Station.

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Muscle Maker Grill, a New Jersey-based national healthy eating chain, just opened in the Huntington Station space that last hosted Gimme 2 and, before that, Greek Captain -- and,  earlier still, a Starbucks.

The counter-serve spot is all about lean protein-based eating. On the menu are Texas chicken nuggets (284 calories, $4.99), a Mardi Gras Cajun grilled chicken salad (415 calories,...

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Best Buffet in Huntington Station closes

Best Buffet in Huntington Station. (May 5, 2013)

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Best Buffet, a Huntington Station all-you-can-eat  smorgasbord, is closed. Whether this is permanent or temporary remains to be seen.

Originally known as East Buffet, the cavernous eatery across from Walt Whitman Shops  offered everything from hibachi to sushi to Italian and American specialties, in addition to Chinese classics like Beijing duck and General Tso’s chicken.  ...

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Vegan pop-up at Huntington Station market

Vegan "pulled pork" sandwiches at Heirloom Vegan Eatery

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Only four more weeks for the indoor G&G Huntington winter farmers market. This Sunday, Heirloom Vegan Eatery from Williamsburg, Brooklyn will be serving a selection of their entirely meat-free specialties, among them vegan gyros and souvlaki, pulled “pork” sandwiches, kale chips and Tater Tots. Sandwiches are $8, sides are $3, combos for $10.

Also on the docket: Imperial Empanadas, a maple...

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Walt Whitman Shops to get 3 new restaurants

Mongolian beef at P.F. Chang's China Bistro.

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Coming to Walt Whitman Shops later this year are three new eateries: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Brio Tuscan Grille and Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar.

P.F. Chang’s, which serves a corporate version of Chinese cuisine, has a branch in Westbury, so it’s already a known quantity to most Long Islanders. Zinburger, a casual full-serve restaurant featuring imaginatively composed burgers with wine...

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