Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2011: Meet Karen Salomone


Here’s a look at some of the guest bloggers who will be covering Hudson Valley Restaurant Week for Small Bites. HVRW goes from March 14, through March 27, where participating restaurants offer three-course lunches for $20 and three-course dinners for $28. For a look at the full list of participants, visit

I’m a Bronx-born, Yonkers raised Italian American who grew up with Grandma’s Sunday macaroni and gravy, a meal you never missed…I am presently single and I have been living in White Plains for the past five years and have watched the culinary scene grow.  I love that I can walk all over the city and enjoy the many restaurants, both old and new, expensive and affordable.  I also like the fact that even though White Plains is a “city” it is more like a small town, where you will always run into someone you know and the merchants know you by name.  I’m a blogger newbie — so bear with me. Over the years I have dined in many restaurants all over the country and the best part of the dining experience is sharing the dishes and commenting on the food with my companions.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to enjoy a meal with friends and share the experience with the Journal News readers.

For a number of years, I worked for a law firm who among their other areas of expertise had a thriving liquor license practice so I was fortunate to get to see many of Westchester’s newest restaurants go from raw space to the finished product.


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