Little chicken decorations, loving words of wisdom and old ads line the walls of the Chicken Coop, the new restaurant in Huntington village that offers local free range chicken meals.
Alison and Eddie Nobre, a couple who also owns Fado on New Street, opened the restaurant at 44 Gerard St. only two weeks ago.
"It's something the town needed," she said. "We provide good food and a great experience."
Behind the counter is a tall vertical oven shipped from Portugal -- it's one of only a few in the United States of its kind, Nobre said. Because of the angle the chicken is cooked at, the chicken stays moist. That and there are no carcinogens.
When the chicken is out of the oven, customers choose a sauce, and sides, like creamed spinach and potato and bacon salad. Or they can choose from sandwiches, such as the Eddie Bang Bang, which has shredded chicken with blue cheese, hot sauce, french fries, coleslaw, lettuce and tomato between country bread.
All of the utensils and boxes are planet friendly biodegradable or compostable products, too.
"Huntington village is a little apple," Eddie said, adding that with so many restaurants, people really expect to have good food in the area. "There's a level of quality and knowledge. They know what they want and what good is, so you can't just open something."
And, something the village doesn't have, Eddie said, is a variety of places open late on the weekends. The Chicken Coop plans to add to that category by staying open until 1 or 2 a.m. on weekends.