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A festival featuring tastings from restaurants and purveyors in Stony Brook, the Setaukets, St. James and surrounding environs is set for Sept. 23 at the Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook (3131 Nesconset Hwy., Centereach) .
The event, The Taste of the Three Village, will benefit the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, specifically a scholarship established in memory of Lee Lutz, late editor of The Village Times Herald.
Participating restaurants include Ragazzi Italian Restaurant in Nesconset, Paces Steak House and The Fifth Season in Port Jefferson and Pentimento and Jake Starr Cafe in Stony Brook. Also contributing wares: Benkerts Bakery in Centereach and Pindar Vineyards in Peconic. Click here to see the full list.
Tickets are $50 for admission and $100 for sponsorship; they can be purchased at the door, online here or by calling 631-471-8000.