Weather Alert  

AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...and Suffolk. from 11 AM this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground Level Ozone . The Air Quality Index...or AQI...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the AQI value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York State Department of Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5.

New Bao Bun Restaurant Opens in Patchogue

Bird and Bao will feature traditional bao buns with both pork and crispy chicken versions.

Print Email

Photo: Shutterstock.

Touting itself as number one in buns Bird and Bao, a new restaurant in Patchogue Village specializes in bao buns, the kind you might find folded around pork belly in Chinese food restaurants. According to a profile in the Long Island Advance, the owner, Conor Swanson, is a Northport native and French Culinary Institute graduate. Instead of the traditional pork or vegetable, Bird and Bao will feature chicken bao buns.


The menu is streamlined with four bao buns being offered for $5.50 (two crispy chickens, pork belly and tofu) and a selection of sides. They also have a bao box available that includes two baos, fries and a drink for $15.


Yelpers and Facebook reviews have been positive so far.


“Delicious food, very unique! I’ve been there a couple of times and sampled basically the whole menu and literally everything has been awesome! definitely will be back 👍🏻” wrote one Facebook reviewer.


A Yelper said that it was “excellent.”


“Fresh and amazingly flavorful! We had the original bao (Chicken ) and the patchogue bao (pork). The crunchy herb salad. Outstanding! We'll be back soon!”


Location: 58 S Ocean Avenue, Patchogue.