The 30 Days of Dining Raffle Winners were selected on December 31st at 5 p.m.
The drawing was held live via a live Facebook stream. Click here to view the live drawing.
The two lucky winners of the 30 Days of Dining Baskets were, The Staff at South Ocean Grill and Peter DeRosa (pictured below).
A third prize was also given: A bottle of an exclusive batch of Patron Tequila, made especially (and donated by) Gallo Restaurant. There are only 365 bottles of this exclusive brand made. The winner of that was Michael Payne.
Photos Courtesy of The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce
What could be better than enjoying delicious food at one of Patchogue’s amazing restaurants? How about Winning 30 Days of Dining at 30 different Patchogue restaurants? Enter for your chance to win one of two baskets of Gift Certificates! Raffle tickets are just $20 each, drawings will be held on January 2nd, 2019
Support The Patchogue Chamber of Commerce and purchase your raffle tickets today!
If you have been in Patchogue recently, we are sure you have noticed the purple ribbons located around town. The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce has partnered with local businesses and elected officials to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Patchogue has “gone purple” from June 16th through the 30th to support local families affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Approximately 30 local businesses are participating by decorating their storefronts and stores with purple ribbons which were donated by the Village Walk. Businesses will be offering specials on purple items in their stores and raising funds with point of sale campaigns to support The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Walk team. The walk will be held on Saturday, September 28th in Yaphank and all proceeds fund efforts to help end Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 400,000 in New York State. By 2050 that number is projected to reach as many as 14 million. Patchogue Chamber of Commerce states that “simply by having a brain, every person is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease that cannot be prevented, treated or even slowed. Patchogue knows it’s important to take action now to help end this epidemic.”
“We applaud the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Patchogue for acknowledging June 2019 as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month,” said Douglas Davidson, executive director for the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter. “Our ongoing efforts to support, educate and advocate for Long Islanders affected by Alzheimer’s disease in coordination with the County and State Departments of Health, Governor Cuomo and the New York State legislature are key to mitigating the Alzheimer’s public health crisis in New York.”
There is also a media campaign running for the entire month of June. Help turn Facebook purple for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, be sure to use #PaintPatchoguePurple, #ENDALZ, @alzlongisland when posting. For more info checkout @alz.org/abam
Here is the list of Patchogue businesses participating in #PaintPatchoguePurple:
Free Spirit Patchogue
I love Mac & cheese
James and Joyce
Pat Med Library
Pauly Market & Butchery
Public House 49
Variedades Rincon Latino
For more information about Alzheimer’s check out the links below:
We recently got the chance to sit down with the owners of Patchogue’s latest new restaurant, Duke’s, to talk about the new venture, and their longtime partnership. The local eatery is the latest from Mike Avino, owner of Catch Oyster Bar, and newcomer Ron Siders. With backup from Mike’s father, seasoned restauranteur Jim Avino, owner/operator of several local restaurants in the community, it seems Patchogue may have another new hotspot on its hands.
Mike and Ron have have been close friends since elementary school, both playing football together on Bellport High School’s 2001 Championship team, both attending college at Oneonta State later, and now finally decided to take the plunge into business together. Ron told us “We always had a love for good food, even during college we hosted big cookouts and get togethers, and experimented making custom gourmet hot dogs, sausages, smoked kilbasa.” Mike continued, “It was very natural fit. Ron had been running catering events and festivals for Catch already, we had been talking about it for a long time, and when opportunity for the space popped up, we went for it.”
Located on South Ocean Avenue (across from James Joyce & Taiko 360) Duke’s is a 1200 sq. foot space, with seating for around 30+, and has retro-vintage inspired vibe to the decor and atmosphere. The concept and name come from a long lost local hero, Duke the Patchogue police dog who lived during the 1940s. “Duke was a service dog in the 1940s-1950s from Patchogue, there are a lot of old stories about his heroism. The 4 corners was known to be his hangout spot. We wanted to pay tribute to a little piece of Patchogue history that seems to be more and more forgotten.” Siders told us.
As for the eats, customers can plan on delicious fried and comfort foods, but of course with a Duke’s twist. From our quick sneak peak at the menu, we saw some delicious sounding smash burger sliders, hot wings from a 35-year old family recipe, and complimenting sides like mac & cheese, or Duke’s fries. We also saw some adults only desserts, such as hard root beer or hard orange soda vanilla floats for adults! But in honor of its namesake pup, Duke’s specialty will of course be their custom gourmet hot dogs, in all sorts of delicious and fun styles/varieties. Their dogs come courtesy of next-door neighbor Karl Ehmer’s Butcher, who designed a custom hot dog only available at Dukes. “We are proudly serving Karl Ehmer hot dogs, sausages, and deli meats.” Other local suppliers include the award-winning Blue Duck Bakery based in Riverhead and of course Bluepoint Beers.
Ron, Mike, and their crew of family and helpers have been working round the clock to get ready for next week’s Alive After Five opening event on June 27th.
Patchogue Today will also be raffling off gift certificates to Catch and Dukes at our Alive After Five booth as well! Make sure to come down!