With a dark-stained floor, a big gorgeous clock and antique wood beams reclaimed from an old church in Pennsylvania — plus a bar made from its former pews — you’d never guess from the interior that this French bistro is located in a strip mall on Route 59. Tania Savayan/TJN… Read More →
Downtown White Plains now has hip hibachi. Impulse, the latest creation of Andy Lin of Asian Temptation (and other restaurants), opened across from the City Center, and is offering communal dining at mod tables, while a chef prepares your meal tableside. The Japanese menu allows you to pick a meat… Read More →
What had been a neighborhood bar for 70-plus years has been spruced up and revitalized into a swanky new sports bar and grill. The large space — there is a dining room in the back with three gigantic flat-screen TVs and a nice-sized bar up front with high-top tables and… Read More →
Craving a fish dish that you don’t have to slave over the oven to cook? Look no further than Rockland Seafood in Bardonia. Though they closed last winter for a much-needed four month break, the 20-year old Rockland Seafood has been back all summer — and is celebrating its grand… Read More →
There can never be too many cooks in the kitchen. Just ask Max Miara, owner of Chickpeace, a new glatt kosher Mediterranean eatery in New City. Miara, his two nephews (one of whom owned a restaurant in Israel) and his sister (a former caterer who worked from home in Monsey)... Read More →
Remember John’s on Main Street? It’s now the Metro Café. The deli, which has been feeding downtown White Plains breakfast and lunch for years, is under new management and has added tables and a large selection of baked goods, all of which are made in house. The bakery case features… Read More →
First off, let me say: I hope everyone is safe and dry and for those of you still without power, I hope it comes back very, very soon. My house in South Nyack made it through the storm fine, but we lost power Sunday around noon. We got it back… Read More →
If we lose power from Irene and flooding keeps the utility companies from restoring it for several days, we may have to deal with spoiling food and a lack of a cooking source. I’ve put together some ideas for coping from the following web sites: From Preparing and cooking food without… Read More →
If you think cookies can’t be delicious and beautiful, think again. Cookie Girl Bake Shop offers custom-made, hand-decorated cookies that are simply scrumptious and just gorgeous. They can be used as party favors, centerpieces or specially packaged to celebrate special occasions. The buttery sugar cookies are made from scratch by… Read More →
Derek and Carol Todd of Wine Geeks in an interview with Fox Business. They discuss their organic, small production wines and how they got their start in Armonk. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Here’s a link to Wine Geeks Armonk.
This might be a bit premature — and possibly in bad taste if Irene ends up doing a lot of damage — but in light of Hurricane Irene, which is barreling up the East Coast as I write this, I’ve had a couple of people ask me for a cocktail… Read More →
On a recent Saturday morning, By The?Way Bakery had a line of people out the door, including customers who came in from the Hamptons. OK, so they stopped off on their way to a wedding in Connecticut, but still, the Hamptonites had read about this new gluten- and dairy-free sweet… Read More →
This time of year, there’s no excuse for eating bad food. Tasteless tomatoes? Woody zucchini? Pallid chicken? Not in August, my friends. Farmers markets are overflowing with end-of-summer bounty — corn and tomatoes, cantaloupes and plums. It’s the time of year when a dinner party can be as easy as… Read More →
I like this recipe because you press the crust into the pan, instead of rolling it out.
You’ll need to freeze the cylinder of an ice cream maker the day before you start this recipe.
I just discovered this recipe this summer, but it’s already become a favorite. The vinaigrette is so lemony and delicious. It’s best the day you make it.
The fun of this salad is the shape. If you have beautiful heirloom tomatoes, slice them into rounds. Then you could use a melon baller to make watermelon balls. Or slice the tomatoes into wedges. Here’s a version with melon balls and sliced green zebras: Here’s a version with Sun… Read More →
It might seem silly to give you a recipe for steaming corn, but I figure most people boil it — so this is a new way of looking at a summer favorite. Try it — it’s great when you don’t want to heat up the house with a big pot… Read More →
I bet I cook this every other week in the summer. You start with a brine, then butterfly (or spatchcock, which is the technical term) the chicken by removing the backbone. Then cook over indirect heat for 1 hour. This is a great dish to do for a party because… Read More →
Cranberry beans, shown here on the right, are white beans with beautiful red striations, and come similarly colored, long pods. You can substitute dried cannellini beans, if necessary, but soak them first. Recipe, after the jump.
I adore squash blossoms. It’s the only reason I’ve planted a zucchini plant. Zucchini and squash are OK, but it’s the blossoms I’m really after.
A seasonal cocktail with ingredients from the farmers market. Recipe, after the jump.
Kasha Bialas, whom you’ll find working the Bialas Farm stand at the Pleasantville Farmers Market each Saturday, has a great memory of a great garden snack: kohlrabi. Kohlrabi, in case you aren’t familiar with it, is a greenish-white (or sometimes purplish-white) vegetable in the cabbage family. It looks a little… Read More →
Voracious Reader’s sibling has arrived — and boy is she cute. According to owner Francine Lucidon, above, whose motto has always been about catering to young people “with an appetite for books,” the store’s new tea shop and lounge — it’s expanded into a space that formerly was a Scandinavian… Read More →
“Feel like a kid again” is the slogan of newly opened Uncle Louie G’s Homemade Gourmet Italian Ices and Ice Cream, which specializes in cold summer treats, including blended frozen coffees, smoothies, milkshakes, sundaes and, of course, ice cream and Italian ices. Ernie Aiello and his wife, Melissa, opened Uncle… Read More →
Hi folks: I’m looking for help! I want to make some recommendations for back-to-school recipes — but not for lunch boxes. I’m talking dinners on busy weeknights that you can get on the table in 15 to 20 minutes. A few of my ideas: Sauteed or grilled sausage over salad… Read More →
The beloved 50s-style diner, known for its locations across the globe, has officially opened in the Shoppes at Eastchester. The chain is known for its hamburgers, fries, sandwiches and ice cream, but also features a host of salads and starters, all with the calories listed on the menu. No reservations… Read More →
To enjoy an elegant anniversary or just a casual dinner, consider the new outside terrace at 2 Spear Street, where you can look out onto the Hudson River from your table. Owner Angelo Rubino wanted to keep it “intimate and simple” with a “combination of New York City and New… Read More →
I went to Chop’t, the choose-your-own salad spot in Rye Brook, for lunch today. I really like Chop’t. There are a ton of choices between lettuce, mix-ins and dressings, and even though there’s a line, it usually moves fast. Usually. Today, I got in the line — I was about… Read More →
The River Club in Nyack is not only known for its seafood dishes but also for its gorgeous view of the Hudson River. Recently, the restaurant was renovated inside and created a 28-seat bar for customers to watch the river as they enjoy their meal. Owner Michael Hekker says the… Read More →