The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
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).
The Emporium is at 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue, 631-627-8787.