At tables filled with trivia enthusiasts, four rounds of tricky questions were fielded on a rainy Patch Trivia Night held Sunday, March 6 at Il Sorriso in Irvington.
The questions, posed by Rivertowns Patch editor Lizzie Hedrick, covered entertainment/television/movies, local news, current events and college/professional sports. Avid Patch readers had a definite advantage in providing answers for local news coverage.
Patch Trivia Night offered restaurant guests a fun-filled $19.95 three-course, prix-fixe dinner—including entrees such as Branzino (Mediterranean sea bass) and Pollo Cantadina (chicken, sausage, potato, cherry peppers, onions and mushrooms)—and many opportunities to win patch prizes and trivia bragging rights.
"Patch Trivia Night was a wonderful experience! Worth the trip across the county from Scarsdale, even in that heinous weather," said reader Deborah Davidson. "I really hope similar evenings will be scheduled in the Scarsdale area. The evening was great success and kudos to you and the Patch team!"
This was thet program hosted by Patch. Tarrytown Patch editor Sean Roach introduced the Trivia Night program to a full house at restaurant in Tarrytown in December, 2010.
The concept was not new to editor Hedrick, who participated in many "pub quizes" while living in London where a popular pastime is the gathering of friends for dinner, drinks and trivia games—this includes forming of teams and deciding on creative team names.
Scores were judged per table rather than for individual participants. Each round included up to eight questions. Questions ranged from identifying participants in popular television shows to knowledge of breaking news events as close by as Irvington and as far away as Libya.
More Patch Trivia Nights are in the planning stage, and Patch hopes to make them a regular occurrence. If you know a local restaurant that would make a great venue, please e-mail your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org in the Rivertowns or email@example.com for restaurants in Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow.