Lunch at Pumpernickel Restaurant

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The Pumpernickel Restaurant in Ardsley makes its own root beer, brewed right here in Westchester by our own Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. I’d heard about the fuss for a long time and finally got the chance to try it.

It is delishy. Just a little bit spicy, a little bit minty with flavors of sasparilla and ginger. Very very nice. And what a great treasure! Pix of inside and of my lunch, after the jump.

So you walk in and are greeted with a wall showing you the upcoming bands and the day’s special.

You’re supposed to wait to be seated.

Interesting chandelier.

On the right side of the wall are the booths and tables:

And on the left is the bar:

The bartendere recommended many things, including the cheese ravioli soup, the wasabi tuna, the steak sandwich and the Mediterranean salad. She also said the burgers were great.

For lunch they serve 1/4-pound burgers:

Juicy and good.

Little roll, which is good:

All in all a nice lunch. The owner tells me the root beer and the Reuben are going to be on FOX on Monday morning, so watch for it!

The 411 on Pumpernickel.

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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.

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