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 Good morning and happy Monday. I’m recovering from the Beer&Food festival this weekend. I was a judge in the firefigher cook-off, where the prize was a $10,000 Viking grill (yowza!) and then I hosted our chef demos on Sundays. I’ll give you tons of photos later today, but for now, here’s the scene at the BBQ, Brews and B-Sides party with the Smithereens on Saturday.


 MH loves the super-thin pizza crust and menu full of vegetables at Bar Vivace in Mamaroneck. Entrees? Eh. But having no TVs seems to make up for that. (NYT.)
Julia says “caveat emptor” about Spadaro in New Ro. (Westchester mag)
Doug takes his Meet-Up group to Rue des Crepes in Harrison. They were very happy. (Hungry Travels)
Strega in Pleasantville is closed.
Looking for lunch (delivery) in White Plains. (CH)
An anniversary dinner in Rockland. (CH)

The rest of Westchester magazine’s food coverage this month:
Some suggestions for catering Thanksgiving.
Loving the Spanish ham and cheese at Peniche in White Plains.
John writes about Bar Car in Mount Vernon and Iron Horse Grill in Pleasantville.

Warning… these two are PDFs:
Chefs tell WM what they wish they’d come up with for their own menus.
A panel of experts helps navigate food labels.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. I saw a sign in the window at the recently departed Sonoma Cafe in Brewster, says Eveready Diner is coming soon. Is that the same Eveready Diner that is in Hyde Park?

  2. I got a quick response — “Yes we are. Should be opening soon. Thank you for your interest.”.

    I wrote back and suggested he do something about their not being any signs so people can’t see that they are there when they drive by on 312.

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