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Patch Trivia Night Brings Game Enthusiasts Out on a Rainy Night

Four rounds of questions test attendees knowledge of local news, sports, current events and the entertainment world.

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 elizabeth@patch.com in the Rivertowns or sean@patch.com for restaurants in Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow.  

Naomi Ortiz-Honor March 13, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Unfortunately do to prior commitments I have been unable to participate in either Trivia Night. But I am looking forward to participating in the future. It sounds like a grand evening, good food and fun. Please do more of these!
zoozli March 14, 2011 at 12:14 PM
Patch Trivia Night - very nice zoozli

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