New tastes and entertainment are coming to the Oakdale Yacht Club this summer.
The folks behind Oakdale’s Village Idiot Irish Pub and Patchogue’s waterside restaurant Drift 82 are taking over the property’s food truck and outdoor bar. The group – comprised of John Sarno, Tim Kelly and Nicole Ferretti – will also take on the booking of musical performances at the club’s patio, under its big tent.
The new operation will by called VIIP at OYC.
“We can’t wait for the summer,” Sarno told GreaterSayville this month.
The yacht club, situated alongside the Connetquot River, used a different vendor to man its food services over the last few years.
According to the club’s owners, it made sense to bring in the Village Idiot and Drift 82 team.
“OYC’s owner Tom [Crowley] told us, ‘We love your food, we love your place,'” said Sarno.
In the food truck, there will be a variety of quick, seven-minutes-or-less dishes. This includes sandwiches, salads, wings, seared tuna and a raw bar.
“How we make it at Drift is how we are going to make it on the truck,” said Sarno, who recently launched a new Village Idiot location in Lake Grove.
While the Oakdale Yacht Club’s amenities, such as docking privileges and access to the property, are reserved for club members, non-members can still frequent the outdoor dining area.
VIIP at OYC launches at 520 Shore Drive on Memorial Day weekend. It will be open seven days a week with live music scheduled each day.
Top: VIIP at OYC food truck at the Oakdale Yacht Club (courtesy)