What You Missed This Week and Local Food Links


Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Here is what you might have missed this week on LoHud.com’s food page and some local food links to keep you busy through a rainy long weekend.

Small Bites and LoHud.com

Modern Restaurant & Lounge. New space, new feel, same great pizza.

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5 spectacular sweets. Trendy desserts that aren’t cupcakes.

New names unveiled for beef and pork cuts. We’ve got the old names, new names and how to cook them. Expert advice by Mark Lobel, of Lobel’s New York, and Steve Campanella of Steve’s Prime Meats & Catering. summer cocktails

Summer cocktails: Keep it simple. Recipes for every day drinks that can be made from memory.

Chef David DiBari, of The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry, is opening a new pizza restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Orissa, also in Dobbs. He hopes to be up and running by July.david dibari

Introducing The Hot List. 10 trendy restaurants to try this summer (see our Hot List tab on the Small Bites homepage).

New Look to Vegetarian Cooking. A growing number of Americans are finding they can have cauliflower and kale at the center of the plate without a side of ideology.veg cooking

Local Food Links

Buy tickets for Hudson Rising Food Feast in Yonkers, June 30. Produced by Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43 and Food Karma Projects, the Food Feast can be paired with NY State beer (from Captain Lawrence Brewing), wine (from the Finger Lakes region), and hard cider from Hudson Valley apple farms. Special partner Hudson Valley Harvest will supply New York State beef, pork, and chickens for outdoor grilling with local chefs! There will be a pig roast with local farmers, and a special farmer’s expo including honey makers, beeswax candles, local hot sauces, jams, jellies, and other farm products.

NYT review of Taiim Cellar in Scarsdale.

The Single Most Important Step to Grilling the Perfect Steak, from Stanley Lobel via Oprah’s blog.

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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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