Happy weekend! I’ve rounded up some local links from the Lower Hudson Valley to get you through this snowy weekend. We did some video training at The Journal News this week and learned helpful tricks and tips for shooting and editing on the fly. The homepage, at www.LoHud.com, is already showing off the handiwork of our reporters. Stay tuned for more media, like the video Liz posted about Westchester Magazine’s Food & Wine Weekend launch party and a cooking demonstration from Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy. Also, check out Alex Weisler’s about The Rose Room in Mount Kisco.
On Small Bites and LoHud.com
This week, we wrapped the LoHud Wine of the Week series, which featured Rochambeau Wines & Liquors manager Jeffrey Wooddy. That guy really knows his stuff! Make sure to read all of his recommendations, they are pretty diverse and decently priced.
The Journal News also posted an article via USA Today about a recall of popular tuna brands. According to manufacturers, some cans of Bumble Bee Tuna and Chicken of the Sea are suspected of improper seals. No illnesses have been reported, the companies say. But “loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed,” according to a statement from Bumble Bee Foods posted by the Food and Drug Administration. Play it safe and clean out your cabinet.
We are winding down our Friday Fish Dish cooking challenge, which runs throughout Lent. This week, Eastchester Gourmet Fish helped us out with a great Rainbow Trout Almondine Recipe. Up next: branzino, tomatoes, olives and chickpeas. Be sure to use #fridayfishdish, or just leave a comment here on the blog or our Facebook page.
Finally, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week starts Monday! And this year there is a new interactive way to dine. Play along with our scavenger hunt and share your check points on social media for a chance to win gift certificates to local restaurants, provided by Valley Table magazine, the organizer of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Click here for the full list of HVRW to-do’s.
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Local Links: The Lower Hudson Valley on the Web
Click though these links and enjoy the pretty snow, hopefully this is the last of it!
Westchester Magazine’s article about restaurants in the area that are making their own soda.
The NY Times Review of On the WaterFront, a seafood restaurant in New Rochelle.
Sur la Table, a premium cooking store with a location in the Westchester Mall, offers cooking classes. Scheduled for this weekend: date night, pies and tarts and croissant workshop.
Burke’s Bar on Bronx River Road offers discounts to City of Yonkers employees (every day of the week).
Blue Moon Mexican Cafe in Bronxville is celebrating March Madness. Whether you want to watch basketball or sip a stellar margarita, looks like a good time.
Hudson Valley Bounty’s chart explaining harvest times and availability for New York produce. Spring is just around the corner.