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Good morning and happy Monday. Bit chilly today, and while I’m no fan of the mizzle, it’s good for the plants, so let’s keep it coming, right?

Hope everyone enjoyed the weather on Friday night — it was definitely the highlight of the weekend. I had drinks by the Hudson at Red Hat on the River, and every table both on the downstairs patio and the rooftop deck were filled:

After sunset, we headed over for dinner at Day Boat Cafe —

— where the popcorn shrimp and the lobster pot pie were the hits of the table:

On Saturday morning, I hit the Pleasantville Farmers Market:

I’m so thrilled! The sour cherries are here (and quite early this year, I must say):

I had a spot of lunch from the food truck that’s parked at the market:

As you can see from the sign, they use (some) ingredients from the market. My sandwich —

— (chicken with pesto and bacon) was quite good, but the line for service was quite long and the crew was a bit disorganized. Maybe they’re still working out the kinks. If you get there early and don’t have a wait, you’ll find some tasty food indeed.

Saturday night’s dinner was catch-as-catch-can and I found some frozen burger patties in the freezer, so we grilled those. No photo, sorry. But you’ve seen my burgers before, right?

For breakfast Sunday morning, I had half a bagel with some lovely homemade quince jam and some of Lisa’s amazing Rainbeau Ridge goat cheese (from the P’ville market!) and a handful of fresh strawberries:

Then after some work around the house, I got busy pitting cherries for dessert:

But first, Sunday night supper. Hickory-smoked chicken (one of my favs), AB’s Barbecue Beans and cole slaw:

Here’s the dessert. Sour cherry galette:

I show you the “before” photo because the “after” photo is a bit of a disaster. The cherries ran over the edge on one side and spilled onto the pan. But I was able to save it, and even though it doesn’t look great, trust me, it tasted incredible.

Especially with a scoop of homemade creme fraiche ice cream:

And with that, here’s what people have been talking about this weekend:

MH thinks the view is grand but the food just “OK” at the new Pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Rye. (NYT)
Emily goes to Daido in White Plains for the mochi and finds good sushi, too. (NYT)
A Chowhounder has an amazing meal at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. (CH)
Doug has (and deserves!) a “big, honkin burger” at Bridge View Tavern after the Sleepy Hollow triathalon. (HT)
Bill at The Record really likes Locale Cafe, just over the Rockland border in Closter, N.J. (TR)


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 Comment

  1. I disagree. The cherry pie looked seriously awesome baked. It’s just the paper under it that didn’t help.

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