Bottoms Up! sports bar in Islip is about to undergo some big changes, with the result being an oyster bar in the middle of Main Street.
“Seafood was just lacking in the area,” Saggio told GreaterBayShore.
A big part of the restaurant’s transformation, aside from the menu and décor, involves bringing on new staffers, most notably executive chef Kenneth Pulomena.
“He is a veteran chef,” said Saggio. “His resume goes on and on.”
Pulomena’s work spans decades in the culinary business, including known kitchens such as that at the Waldorf Astoria and the Yankee Stadium Diamond Club.
As of now, Bottoms Up! will remain open while the kitchen and dining areas are redone. There will be a limited menu available until the full flip occurs, which could take a couple weeks.
Another new feature will come in the form of an outdoor eating area that will include an enclosure with a tent, Saggio said.
The new Blue Oyster sign will go up at 526 Main Street this Friday.