Emporium opens in Patchogue: Music, bowling and food

The marquee of The Emporium in Patchogue. Its The marquee of The Emporium in Patchogue. Its latest "Freestyle Explosion" concert will be taking place on Friday, March 29. Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

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The word bowl has two meanings at  The Emporium in Patchogue, a new entertainment spot with bowling, music shows,  a club scene, an outdoor beer garden    and a full-service restaurant. Since the restaurant is situated in a pit at the venue's center, you can watch the strikes and spares on one side of you, the musicians onstage on the other. Nobody promises it will be a quiet meal.

Chef Piers Stringer, who hails from England, formerly cooked at Shandon Court in East Islip.  Stringer said he makes virtually everything  except for the previously frozen fries   in house. His repertoire, which goes beyond pub classics,  includes fresh ravioli filled with lobster ($19.95), seared tuna ($15.50), crab, chive and ricotta fritters ($9.95), Margherita pizza ($9.50), fish and chips ($16.50) and White Marble Farm pork chop with lump crab mac and cheese ($19.95).

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The Emporium is at 9 Railroad Ave.,  Patchogue, 631-627-8787.

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