Weekly Recap and Local Links


Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! If you’re scrambling to put together plans for the mom in your life, here are nine places for Mother’s Day Brunch and 20 creative pancake toppings. My mother’s day plans involve sleeping in and then later cooking dinner in a child-free kitchen. While I appreciate my husband’s offer to prepare breakfast in bed for me with the help of our three children, (all under age 6) last year this resulted in a broken bottle of red wine and spilled mug of coffee all over my Pottery Barn duvet cover, R.I.P.  So, this year I’ve requested he take the kids outside while I cook one of my favorite meals:  bruschetta and grilled marinated steak with asparagus and roasted fingerling potatoes. And s’mores for dessert, naturally. Here is what you might have missed this week from LoHud Food and some local food links.


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Dining Out: Go Greek. Whether you love Greek food or are trying it for the first time, Greek Grill Cafe has a variety of menu items to enjoy.
Blue Hill Chef Dan Barber Won James Beard Award for Top Restaurant.
Jewel of Himalaya in Yorktown is thriving, and opening a second location in Harrison.
Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca world’s No. 1 restaurant.
New: Blackboard Pizza Shop, New Rochelle

blackboard pizza

Hudson Valley Local Links

Looking for pork belly in Northern Westchester, via Chowhound
Recipe: risotto with asparagus, fiddleheads or snap peas, via HV Magazine.
Westchester Magazine Wine & Food Weekend is coming up, June 6 through 9. Here is a video Chef Peter X. Kelly did to promote the event, in which he prepares two hors d’oeuvres.



About Author

Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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