Alan Richman Calls Tarry Lodge “One of the Most Satifsying Dining Options in Westchester County”

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On Alan’s GQ blog — among numerous and very annoying popup ads — he chronicles his visit to Tarry Lodge.

Here are a few highlights:

It has just enough comfort and entirely enough class to make it one of the most satisfying dining options in Westchester County. A second surprise: reasonable prices.

Tarry Lodge is one of the most interesting pizzerias in New York. The crusts are thin, charred, toothsome, and just a bit too chewy—you’re unlikely to finish off every bit of your puffy outer ring. The toppings—I tried four—are creative and triumphant. Not one dud. They include spicy salami and porcini; truffles, pig cheek, and egg; meatballs and jalapeño peppers; and a clam pie that is unlike any other clam pizza I’ve tried, which means the clams aren’t overcooked so horrendously they taste like rubber-bands-of-the-sea.

I’m not certain why Tarry Lodge has turned out to be such a success, although I’m inclined to credit the presence of (chef-owner Andy )Nusser. I’m not the first person to espouse an unassailable theory, invariably ignored by chains, that everything good happens in a restaurant because a talented chef works there.

My visit to Tarry Lodge is here.

The 411 on Tarry Lodge.

Coming soon: A guest blog on Tarry Lodge.

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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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