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Huntington: Long Island’s Trendiest Downtown

The area where British troops camped following the Battle of Long Island during the American Revolutionary War is today one of the most popular cultural meccas on Long Island. Downtown Huntington offers a bounty of top-notch restaurants, shops, galleries, specialty stores and entertainment venues.…

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Babalu Cuts Ribbon, Joins Chamber Community

Jano Tantongco // LongIslanderNews.com

Elected officials, community leaders and Babalu’s growing following converged at the Cuban bistro last week for a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce. Brian Yudewitz, chamber chairman, extended membership and congratulations to the new restaurant, just…

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Feed Me TV Season 1

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Huntington restaurant offers uncomplicated introduction to Cuban cuisine

Peter M. Gianotti // Newsday.com

Lucy, we’re home. The image of Ricky Ricardo adds to the humor, irony and openhanded style of Babalu, the name of the fictional bandleader’s signature song on “I Love Lucy.” The incomparable Desi Arnaz’s character was an introduction of sorts to Latinos for many American viewers when the classic TV…

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Babalu: Simple Food ‘Done Right’

Jano Tantongco // LongIslanderNews.com

Known as the “boxing chef” to some, Alan Gotay put his boxing gloves aside to step into the kitchen to combine the flavors of the island nation of Cuba and the oceanic foundation of cuisine from the Mediterranean to produce truly knock-out dishes. Gotay, a 26-year-old from Huntington with a Puerto…

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Boxer Turned Chef Looks To Make It Big In Food Industry

Niall Doran // BoxingNewsAndViews.com

A boxer turned chef isn’t exactly something we hear about everyday in the boxing world but this chap is looking to make a real career change. Some professional athletes have been able to make the transition from athletic career to the kitchen in the past. Perhaps the most widely recognized is…

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