Grand Opening Of The Cuban 715

We attended the official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of Patchogue’s latest restaurant – The Cuban. The 200-seat eatery is located just west of Brickhouse Brewery, as part of the The Shoppes At New Village, with doors on both Main Street and inside the New Village complex. The Patchogue location is actually the second, with owner Willy Martinez having opened the first in Garden City.

The first thing you will notice when you walk in is the decor: bold pinks and turquoises, big potted palm trees, painted portraits of old time Santiago de Cuba, and even some 1950s era Cadillacs parked out front.   It is mostly the work of artist Ivan Gonzalez and Mirian Estrada, the wife of Mr. Martinez, who were the main forces behind the interior. They went above and beyond, bringing together old iconic props, wall sized paintings, elegant lighting, and details like handmade wood frames and worn paint textures. The result is truly stunning. Mayor Pontieri, who was also in attendance, felt the same way, telling us “It really is amazing with they did with the place, it looks great.”

The second thing you will notice: the size. This place is big! There are two main dining rooms and a large section of tables near the bar. A stage sits at the front of the larger dining room, where patrons watched and listened to the DJ playing Cuban dance music, or the singers performing Latin ballads in-between sets. As we watched as one performer sing a personal serenade to two women, it was all very reminiscent of a high class supper club from the 1950s.

With a menu serving authentic Cuban cuisine and speciality rum cocktails, the Cuban experience is truly complete. There is even a selection of tapas for small snacking. We won’t run down the entire menu or spoil the fun of trying it yourself, but we will say the food was amazing. Make sure to try their Mojito, which has been named one of Long Island’s best, and with good reason.

The Cuban is now open for brunch, lunch, dinner, and of course drinks!

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Main Street Road Work to Continue Tonight (5/20/19) at 7pm 46

Now that the roadway has been milled and repaved it is time to install the finishing touches.  The area will be striped and marked this week.  All road markings, parking spaces and numbering will be added to the newly paved strip (except for the crosswalk between Patchogue-Medford Library and the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts which has not been disturbed during the work)

Beginning this evening at 7 pm, Main Street will be closed from Ocean Avenue to Rider Avenue.  Similar to last week, work will start each evening at 7 pm and continue to 6 am.  Work is currently scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights but may continue through Thursday if rain causes delays.




Get Tickets for The 2019 Great South Bay Music Festival 277

Long Island’s largest and longest running music festival is coming back to Shorefront Park in Patchogue Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21st.  The Great South Bay Music Festival , which is presented by King O’rourke, is proudly Celebrating it’s 13th Anniversary.  The four day festival will feature over 75 performers on four stages, in classic and contemporary rock, folk, punk, blues, indy, jam-band, reggae, and funk genres.

The Fest will kick off on Thursday with Long Islands own, Indy Rockers – Taking Back Sunday, who are touring to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.   Popular hometown group Glassjaw,  PA rock group The Menzingers, and Frank Iero & The Future Violents will also be performing on opening night.

Here is the current daily line up:

Thursday, July 18th

On opening night, there will be 10 acts performing on two stages.  As mentioned headliner acts include Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, The Menzingers, and Frank Iero & the Futures.

Friday, July 19th

Friday is rock-reggae themed with over 20 performers playing on four stages. The headlines include Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome, SOJA, and Common Kings.

Saturday, July 20th

As usual Saturday is “Jam Day,” which features eclectic and diverse lineups, featuring 25 bands on four stages. The headliners include Lotus, Dweezil Zappa, Spafford, Reid Genauer’s Assembly of Dust, Pink Talking Fish, and the Englishtown Project.

There will also be a “Jambalaya Stage” to celebrate the 50th anniversary to the 1969 Woodstock festival. Those acts include Kiss the Sky, Who’s Next, Joplin’s Pearl, The Band Band, and Halfstep.

Sunday, July 21st

The final day of the festival will begin with a children’s concert. the afternoon will host  “Classic Rock Day” with 25 performers on five stages. Top acts include America and WAR.

Check here to see additional artists as they are released and to find out more about the acts listed above.


The Great South Bay Festival will also host multiple craft beer and wine tents, an artisan and craft market, and food court which will contain a diverse selection of gourmet food.

Tickets are on sale now.  Daily tickets start at $42.50 each. Children ten and under are free, except for the Sunday children’s concert.

For each ticket purchased, $1 will be donated to the Stony Brook University Cancer Center Fund.  Click here to purchase.


Festival Times:

Thursday, July 18: Doors are at 3:00 pm, till 10pm.

Friday, July 19th: Doors are at 3:00PM, till 11pm,

Saturday the 20th.: Doors are at 1:00pm, till 11PM,

Sunday the 21st: 11:00am doors for Great South Bay’s annual Kids Concert

Sunday Regular Fest Ticket holders: 1:30 Doors, till 10:00pm.




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