This past weekend was your last chance to grab The Hero Joint‘s signature gourmet specialty sandwiches in Patchogue. That’s because the sandwich shop at 74B East Main Street is now closed after a five-year run in the village.
Founded by John Murray, III, the owner of Kilwins in Patchogue and Babylon, his goal was to disrupt the deli scene on the island.
He executed his plan by offering jam-packed sandwiches filled with meats mostly roasted in-house all served on artisan bread made by a small-batch bakery in Suffolk County.
The signature sandwiches included:
- The Bird: Roasted turkey, housemade cranberry sauce and housemade stuffing on marbled sourdough bread
- The Bro: Salami, pepperoni, capicola, and provolone with your choice of fillings
- Daverami on Rye: NYC-style pastrami sandwich piled high on rye bread
But Murray said he felt “gutted” and “devastated” for having to close due to “insurmountable economic conditions.”
“I just want to thank my employees, the Patchogue community, and everyone who supported us since September 2018,” said Murray. “We catered so many family and corporate events for all of you. We always tried to source the best of everything.
“In that spirit, I recommend my friend and great human Ryan at Chubs Meats should anyone we are leaving need great catering by a quality human.”
The Bay Shore location will close on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m.
Top: Chicken cutlet club photo courtesy of Benny Migliorino/Benny Migs Photo