This Week in the Food Section


Beside my trip to Wasabi Grill in New City this summer, I can’t remember the last time I’ve been at a hibachi restaurant. Mary Lynn Mitcham, on the other hand, has been to a few, and she noticed: they’re not just for kids anymore: The opening of Lucky Buddha in Thornwood signals an upscale trend in hibachi restaurants. (Mary Lynn Mitcham/TJN)


Master sushi chef Andy Chen, who partially owns Lucky Buddha, trained in Japan before establishing himself in the kitchens of Tao in Las Vegas and Amber in New York City. (Photos by Joe Larese/The Journal News)

Check out the hibachi tables at Lucky Buddha:


Pretty fancy!

Also, I put together a round up of the Indoor Farmers Markets going on this winter. Unfortunately, I missed one. The Palisades Indoor Market goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday Feb. 6 through May 15 at The Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road.

The vendors include: Pura Vida Fish (line-caught from Long Island); Ronny Brook Farm (milk, yogurt, butter); Cascade Winery; The Orchards of Concklins (cider, apples): Gajewski Farm (winter produce); Dines Farm (chicken, eggs and other meat products; Balthazar Bakery (breads and pastries); Dr. Pickle (pickles, olives and pickled peppers); Pika’s Quiches; Marika’s Savories (cupcakes, empanadas); Grounded Coffee; Tierra Farm (nuts) and cheeses from Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, Sprout Creek Farm; Nettle Meadow Goat Farm; Palatine Cheddar and mozzarella from Montena Taranto Foods.

And, we have a great story from the Washington Post about Five tips for staying on track for healthy eating, plus recipes for Black and White Bean Primavera Salad and Sour-Orange Chicken With Avocado-Orange Salsa. (WashPost)

chicken beans
Enjoy dining, shopping and cooking, everybody!


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, 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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