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True North gastropub opens in Huntington

Hamachi crudo with passion fruit, chilies, corn nuts

Hamachi crudo with passion fruit, chilies, corn nuts and cucumbers at True North in Huntington Photo Credit: True North

Meet Huntington's newest gastropub, True North, which takes over the former digs of Vitae.  

"This is a gastropub in the true sense, with high-end beers and high-end food in a casual atmosphere," said chef co-owner Paul Miranda. Before opening the restaurant, Miranda was corporate chef at the nearby Swallow.

True North, which was fully renovated before opening, possesses what Miranda called a "city-meets-rustic-chic look," with tin ceilings, brick walls, distressed wood and crystal chandeliers.

Miranda went on to say that the menu changes every two weeks. Currently, it lists, among "bar snacks" such options as fingerling potato chips (at $3, the menu's most inexpensive item) as well as a Portuguese sausage corn dog and a Korean BBQ pork bun. Among small plates are house-made ricotta gnocchi, hamachi crudo with passion fruit and a Brussels sprout salad. Large plates include ramen, roast chicken and bone-in rib-eye (at $39, the costliest item on the menu). "We're trying to use local vendors and farms as much as we can," said Miranda, adding that the roster of beers includes local brews on tap, in bottles and in cans.

True North is at 54 New St, Huntington, 631-385-1919.


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