Catch Up on Patchogue (By Su-Jit Lin)
Quarantine has taken its toll on all of us. But the good news is, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and we have a lot to fall back in love with. Do it with a full immersion and an overnight stay in our favorite downtown district.
You remember the “good old days” in Patchogue: when dinner easily extended into cocktails that went into the wee hours, one drink turned into several, and “a couple of friends” became a reunion or a new entourage.
Now, it’s hard to believe in the quiet isolation of quarantine that those days were only a few weeks ago as we go stir-crazy missing it. But “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” so I propose taking our return to normalcy to the next level the moment we’re clear.
Rather than having one crazy night out, make a weekend of it! Instead of starting the evening drawing straws for designated driver duties or ending it waiting for a ride from a stranger on an app, begging one from a friend, or ditching your car in town, take a weekend to live like an in-village local.