Since its origins, The Blue Star has served a menu of large portions of homestyle comfort foods—from charbroiled steaks to housemade chicken pot pie—in a friendly atmosphere. Like the United Kingdom, it’s been a family-run business for more than 60 years now, and even in the beginning it crafted its comfort food with locally acquired produce, taking great care to cultivate relationships with local farmers. The eatery has weathered more than half a century of changes and even literal storms—there was a powerful blizzard in 1977, during which the restaurant stayed open to cater to stranded sojourners. There was also a devastating fire in 2001, but the staffers rallied, and they still serve family-friendly meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner today. Cooks can prepare pastas, burgers, and other hot sandwiches.