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Good afternoon and happy Monday. Sorry I’m a little late on Local Links today! I had a pretty quiet weekend. On Friday, I stayed in and had leftovers. Saturday, I had my folks and some friends over for cocktails before a fundraiser. We had Aviations for everyone!

These are so delicious. They’re made with gin, lemon juice and two liqueurs — maraschino and creme de violette. You garnish it with a maraschino cherry. I’ll provide a recipe later.

The fundraiser was a costume party where you could come dressed as any decade between the 1860s and 2010. I went with the 1920s, being obsessed with Boardwalk Empire as I am. We looked for a top hat and a cane for my husband, but had to be satisfied just with the tuxedo:

On Sunday, I was pretty exhausted from all our chores around the house — getting ready for winter, bringing in wood, taking the porch furniture down, stuff like that — that I was too tired to cook. We made a salad with local greens from the Piermont Market and got takeout from Bon Chon wings in Nanuet.

Sorry to disappoint  — but I’m sure there will be lots of cooking during the upcoming holidays!

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

David and Marge like Moderne Barn in Armonk. (WM)
Jeanne does a prix-fixe lunch. (WM)
Morris writes about three good burgers in Bronxville. (P)
Homemade Pizza Co. opens in Rye. (HT)
Thanksgiving menus in Northern Westchester. (P)
Where to go out for Thanksgiving dinner. (P)
Where to order takeout for Thanksgiving. (P)
Rockland chefs offer recipes for Thanksgiving. (P)
Happy hour roundup in Nyack and Piermont. (P)
Order pies from Dave Tuttle for Thanksgiving. (NYT)
MH likes Tarry Tavern. (NYT)
Meet the chef: Scott O’Sullivan of Bridge View Tavern in Sleepy Hollow.

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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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