Exit 4 Food Hall
Belizzi is getting a makeover. The family-style wood-fired pizza restaurant will become Exit 4 Food Hall, a diverse restaurant set up with various food and drink stations throughout. Expect craft beer, wine, charcuterie, wood-fired pizza, fresh pasta, panini, ramen, barbecue, tacos, as well as a raw bar, sushi and lobster rolls by Mount Kisco Seafood. Belizzi will remain open during the transition, testing out some of the new Exit 4 Food Hall menu options. Opening: August. Details: 153 Main Street, Mount Kisco, 914-241-1200, Facebook: Exit 4 Food Hall.
Little Drunken Chef
Bonnie Saran is expanding her line of Littles once again, this time with a full bar. In the space previously occupied by Taverna Pandesia, Little Drunken Chef will offer more of the affordable, Indian-French and Indian food locals love from Little Crepe Street, Little Mumbai and Little Kabab Station. The concept is a bit different this time around, though, and Saran is planning to do more small plates. “I’m trying to work on something fun, something that’s not already in the area,” she says. Opening: mid-June. Details: 39 E. Main St., Mount Kisco. Facebook: Little Drunken Chef.
The team from 8 North Broadway in Nyack and the new 273 Kitchen in Harrison is preparing third location in the space that was most recently The Flying Pig. There are plans for outdoor seating, a patio to host spit roasts, a full bar and a menu (favoring small plates) that showcases the same locally driven Mediterranean cuisine that’s fared well in Rockland. This venue will be their largest, with seats for more than 130 come fall when the upstairs dining space and private party area are fully operating. Opening: early July. Details: 251 Lexington, Mount Kisco.
The former BGR has been gutted and completely renovated, with everything from brand new bamboo flooring to Italian faucets at the sinks. The new Turkish restaurant will serve meze and tapas like kebab, hummus, grilled meats and baba ganoush, as well as Turkish-style pizza called pite, which is made to order and topped with various chopped meats and cheeses. There’s no formal bar, but a beer and wine menu highlights mostly Turkish wines, along with some Mediterranean ones. Opening: mid-June. Details: 20 S. Moger Ave., Mount Kisco, 914-486-1907. Facebook: The Turk NY.