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Top 3: It was a week to celebrate the love of tapas

José Bonilla with his son, Ariel, who will be running the family's new restaurant. (Michael White)

Here are our Top 3 most shared stories from last week based on social media figures — followed by the most all-time.

1. Toros Tapas & Tequila Lounge in the works for Patchogue Village

846 Facebook / 12 LinkedIn / (858)

2. Five wildly romantic restaurants in the Greater Patchogue area

386 Facebook / 5 LinkedIn (391)

3. Criminal Records: Lovers and madmen; the music of O El Amor

229 Facebook / 12 LinkedIn (241)

Note: Twitter has stopped tracking sharing figures.

Most All-Time

1. Toast Coffehouse opens its doors in Patchogue Village

3,700 Facebook / 21 LinkedIn / 1 Pinterest (3,722)

2. The unsung students of Pat-Med’s Michael Murphy movement

3,460 Facebook / 1 LinkedIn (3,441)

3. The Tap Room in Patchogue is expanding upstairs

3,380 Facebook / 6 Twitter (3,386)

To qualify for the top three, a story must be on the site for at least 12 hours, so stories published later on a Sunday will be counted in the following week’s tally.

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