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Lithology takes over taps at Village Idiot Pub

Last Saturday, up-and-coming Long Island nanobrewery Lithology partnered with Patchogue’s The Village Idiot Pub for the first “tap takeover” for the local business.  The event was held from 1–5 p.m., and included samples and prize giveaways to the crowd. Lithology’s four brewers are each co-owners, including Marc Jackson of Patchogue. The brewery operates out of A Taste of Long Island Craft Brewery, a co-op in Farmingdale, and began pursuing their passion by experimenting with home brewing. They formed the company two years ago and were granted a license to sell by the New York State Liquor Authority earlier this year. “I’ve been brewing with one of our partners since maybe 2007 on a home scale, and then we just kept getting bigger and bigger,” said…

Patchogue’s first-ever Zombie Club Crawl is Wednesday night Starting here at the Village Idiot Pub

If you’re cruising through downtown Patchogue Wednesday night, Oct., 21, and you see a horde of realistic-looking zombies on the streets, don’t be alarmed. It’s not the end of days. In fact, for Patchogue’s first-ever Zombie Club Crawl founder Autumn Scioli, she’s hoping the event is the beginning of something special — in the form of a unique October tradition for the village. Scioli, a photographer who operates Shutterhut Creative Studio with her partner, Michael Zinn, said she had taken a trip to NYZ Apocalypse in Deer Park weeks back with an actor client who wanted to get done up in horror makeup. It was there, while makeup artist Church Haley was doing his magic, that she wondered aloud about a zombie pub crawl. “I was told they…

“Food so great! It’s worth the wait.”

The Village Idiot Pub has been serving Patchogue Village with quality bar food for the past five years. V.I.P. has a large menu, full bar and over 20 televisions for entertainment and fun for everyone. The bar has 14 beers on tap, a wine list and signature drinks. The restaurant seats over 90 people and has a staff of about 15 employees and three chefs. The chefs, owner John Sarno said, are all quality experienced cooks who came from well-known restaurants such as Lombardi’s on the Bay and Tellers Steakhouse. Sarno, originally from Centereach, now lives in a Patchogue home that he and his wife purchased back in February. He said after over 15 years of bartending at bars across Long Island and briefly pursuing…

Eating in Patchogue this Week Can Help Feed Hungry

By Michael Sorrentino Dining at a Patchogue restaurant this Sunday to Thursday can help support local food pantries through a new restaurant coupon. The Greater Patchogue Foundation and the Patchogue Restaurant Committee are selling a $10 coupon worth $20 off a minimum $40 bill at several local eateries. From the coupon’s proceeds, 50% is being donated to efforts to feed the hungry. The coupon is available on the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s website or by calling the chamber at 631-207-1000. It is valid from Sunday to Thursday. Restaurants listed on the chamber’s website as participating include: Village Idiot Pub (8 E. Main St.) Bobbique (70 W. Main St.), Fulton’s Gate Irish Pub (124 E. Main St.) Gallo Restaurant (3. E. Main St.), Harbor Crab Co. (116 Division…

8 Places Where Kids Eat Free

By: Jaime Sumersille Parents of kids with picky palates rejoice! No more fretting over a wasted $10 meal that’s barely touched and then tossed. These local restaurants offer free kids meals that will be easy on your wallet and your sanity. The Village Idiot Pub 8 E Main St., Patchogue 631-289-8471 Deal: Kids eat free every Monday through Wednesday, noon to 7pm.       Brownstone Brewing Company 200 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma 631-588-1135 Deal: Kids under age 12 eat for free from 5pm-8pm on Tuesdays. Bulldog Grille 292 Merrick Road, Amityville 631-691-1947 Deal: Every Monday night between 4-9pm, two free kids meals with one entrée purchased from the dinner menu. Bonus: The Balloon Artist will be on hand making balloon sculptures. Bobbique 70 W. Main…

The Village Idiot Pub Donates Food for ‘The Greater Patchogue Historical Society’

By: LINDA LEUZZI Supporters of the Greater Patchogue Historical Society swarmed into the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Wednesday night, 175 of them, to raise their glasses to an organization bent on illuminating the village’s significant history and to see their new, copyrighted map. The night was not without its overflow of good will. Proclamations were presented by officials, but also vice versa. Suffolk County Legis. Rob Calarco, who supported the map endeavor with a $10,000 grant from the Suffolk County Hotel/Motel tax, was honored with a framed rendering. Calarco has supported GPHS with two $10,000 grants, one in 2013 and one this year. “When the state gave us authorization to expand [recipients] of the tax, they required that a percentage goes for historic…

Patchogue Welcomes Its New ‘Village Idiot’

Owner John Sarno celebrates the grand opening of his new Main Street sports bar. (By SHANA BRAFF) – The Village Idiot Pub held its recently at its location on 8 E. Main St., the former location of the . Owner John Sarno, 36, is no stranger to Patchogue; his family’s business, , located right next door to the bar, has been a fixture on Main Street for over two decades. “I embarked on my own endeavor,” Sarno said at the ceremony. Aside from the shop, Sarno has been working as a bartender for the past 10 years and also was working as a physical education teacher in the Bayport-Blue Point School District before opportunities in that field became scarce. For Sarno, opening the bar was a…

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