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Here’s a welcome message for those who got locked out of Patchogue’s first-ever Breakfast Crawl earlier this month: An encore Breakfast Crawl is in the works for May 21 on Main Street.
“The second one is happening this quickly, really, to accommodate all those that didn’t get a chance to get tickets to the first one,” said David Kennedy, the executive director of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, which helped organize the event.
Kennedy said the response to the first crawl was such that no tickets were available the day-of. This time, he said, the organizers will be selling some tickets online, but reserving some for the door. (Though where that door will be is not yet clear.)
“I think everybody was just overwhelmed by the demand,” Kennedy said.
The event’s brainchild, local artist Dave Rogers, said he received a lot of positive feedback since the April 9 event, which raised roughly $5,000 for the Arts on Terry fair that’s planned for May 15 in and around the Artspace Lofts building.
“I’ve been walking around the village, and everybody’s talking about the breakfast crawl and asking when the next one will be,” he said. “We’ve hit on something here that you can’t find anywhere else. But not everybody likes to buy tickets online — or can.”
Rogers says he envisions Patchogue emerging as “the breakfast capital of Long Island.”
“There are already lines to get into some of these places some mornings,” he said. “And now even more places are talking about doing a brunch, if only on weekends.”
Nine restaurants participated in the April 9 crawl. Exactly which restaurants will partake May 21 has yet to be determined. The second Breakfast Crawl is scheduled for the same time as the first one: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Click here for prior coverage.
The tickets will be available on the chamber’s website. Money raised will go to the chamber’s Restaurant Community Fund for future events.
Check back at greaterpatchogue.com for updates and additional details.
Photo: Breakfast is served at Fulton’s Gate in Patchogue Village April 9. (Credit: Benny Migliorino/Benny Migs Photo)