About a dozen local food and drink purveyors will be getting ready for the hugely popular Taste of Patchogue foodie fundraiser planned for May 24 at New Village.

The restaurants will be setting up satellite shops from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. that Thursday evening around the complex’s Village Green, where attendees can nosh on local foodstuffs and sip samples of Blue Point beer. 

It’s $25 for food or $35 for food and drink. The food is donated by the restaurant and all the proceeds go to Patchogue Neighbors Soup Kitchens, Inc., which operates five soup kitchen in the area.

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The first Taste of Patchogue coincided with New Village’s grand opening in 2014. 

That initial event was more about introducing the complex to the larger community, as well as potential tenants, representative from Tritec, New Village’s developer, previously told GreaterPatchogue.

The focus has shifted entirely to celebrating the Patchogue area while raising money for a good cause: fighting hunger on a local level.

“We saw a natural, symbiotic relationship in Patchogue with all these restaurants and supporting the soup kitchens,” said Chris Kelly, Tritec’s marketing director. “We wanted this to be a very community-driven, inclusive event between the New Village community and all of Greater Patchogue to enjoy the food that’s here while helping the less fortunate.”

Last year, New Village and the restaurants donated $11,000 to the local soup kitchens.

Below is a list of participating locations so far:

Blue Point Brewing Co.
Aroogas
Del Fuego
That Meetball Place
The Tap Room
Virgola
Toro Tapas
I Heart Mac & Cheese

Photo: Taste of Patchogue 2017. Credit: Andrew Theodorakis/Yellow House Images