Mine eyes have seen the glory. The good folks at Peekskill Brewery have moved on up and let’s just cut to the chase – it rocks. My first Small Bites gig was covering this Northern Westchester joint for HVRW back in the fall and perhaps you’ll remember my enthusiasm for… Read More →
Robin Locker Lacey back with my third helping of a fab foodie experience for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. This time at A Tavola in New Paltz. Being a lover of Italian food, especially authentic Italian food, I had heard such good things about A Tavola, and was very excited about… Read More →
Hi. Gina Truhe here. My first foray into HVRW 2011 was at Cena 2000 in Newburgh. My frequent dining partners, Cousin Dan and his girlfriend Meghann (along with her her 5 year old, Aidan) joined me. Cena 2000 is located on Newburgh’s waterfront in a long row of restaurants and… Read More →
Hi, Kate Shea Kennon here, guest blogging from my last assignment this Hudson Valley Restaurant Week at Le Provencal Bistro in Mamaroneck where you wouldn’t know it was Restaurant Week from the menu: escargots? pâté? Coq au vin? Fabuleux! I exclaimed at the size of the menu to our waitress who… Read More →
Hi — Kate Shea Kennon guest blogging from the Rye Grill. I originally was naming this post “Rye Grill: Parking with Anguish, Dining with Comfort,” because The Rye Grill’s hospitality began before I even slid into the booth for our first Restaurant Week lunch. Frantic at the thought of being late for… Read More →
Hi everyone, Katherine Curry again. I had lunch twice recently at F.I.S.H. in Port Chester. Here’s a picture of F.I.S.H.’s delicious rendition of a tuna melt. I’d never been there before, but my friend is a veteran, even arriving once by boat. For those of you who don’t know F.I.S.H…. Read More →
I had lunch at Caffe Azzuri the other day. While I wasn’t blown away by all the food — some dishes were just ‘eh — I did very much enjoy this crab cake sandwich: It was light and crisp with plenty of crab and not too much filler. Nothing worse… Read More →
Hi, everyone, it’s Katherine Curry, guest blogger. I was in Pleasantville the other night seeing a movie at the Jacob Burns. Afterwards, my friend and I walked over to Phil McGrath’s wonderful train-station restaurant, the Iron Horse Grill. The restaurant was quiet—it was after 9 p.m. on a Tuesday night—but… Read More →
After Avatar this weekend, my friends and I stopped in to Stir Crazy for lunch. You know what? Not half bad. I wouldn’t go out of my way to go to the mall just to go to the restaurant, but if you’re there and you’re hungry, it’s a perfectly acceptable… Read More →
I think I’ve told y’all that I lived in Mexico for a while. So I’m definitely picky when it comes to Mexican food. The only thing Mexican about Camarones Tequila — shrimp wrapped in bacon and topped with mushrooms — is the name. But that doesn’t meat it wasn’t really… Read More →
Hi, it’s Katherine Curry, guest-blogger. Over the course of several lunchtime visits this December, I’ve fallen unabashedly in love with Turkois, the wonderful seven year-old Turkish restaurant tucked into a little strip mall in Airmont. I know I’m not Turkois’s first admirer—this restaurant has many loyal fans (like my friend… Read More →
The other night I tried a few small dishes at Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar in the Byram section of Greenwich — right across the bridge from the Tarry Lodge. I love the setting. It’s like goth meets biker and old saloon Mexican all rolled into one. The food is… Read More →
I made it to the new Haiku in White Plains for lunch today. The place just opened this week, and it looks gorgeous. I bet it will be very popular. The food was good — some great. The yellowtail jalapeno was very nice. And so was my passion roll: spicy… Read More →
I promised I’d be back for further investigation. Melt Sandwich Shop, the new takeout place in White Plains, is doing amazing things. Owners Bill Hall and Kristin Mulrane make everything fresh daily — including the flat bread itself. This Cuban, with rosemary-mustard marinated pork loin, pickles, Swiss cheese and spicy… Read More →
After nearly two years of waiting for renovations to be complete, people at Comfort Lounge Wednesday night seemed very, very happy to be dining there. After digging into the food — simple, homey, delicious — so was I.
The week before I was off, I went to Morello Bistro for a big lunch. I hadn’t been since it was Gaia way back when, and though it looks sort of similar, it feels more relaxed now. (The owners are the same.) We shared several courses, including a delicious branzino:
Guest blogger Dina Braun got her sweet tooth on at the new Metro Desserts in Scarsdale last week. Gus Catechis and Steve Maravegas, whose also own Metro Deli and the Scarsdale Metro Restaurant, opened it on April 24 with their partner Tracy Katchis. (Gus and Tracy are not related; but… Read More →
Guest blogger Dina Braun, whom you may remember from her posts on Equus during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week and her appearance on Small Bites Live! from 42 that week, has filed this report from the brand new Bistro Citron in Scarsdale. The verdict? Very good indeed. This is her tuna… Read More →
I stopped by the new Sweet Grass Grill in Tarrytown last night and shared a few things with a couple of friends. By no means is this a full review, just a sampling, but I have to say I was impressed. My favorite dish was the chicken: Crisp skin. Juicy… Read More →
I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical about a meal at Zanaro’s. I’d eaten there once before — just once — and it was unpalatable. Seriously so bad I didn’t even bother to mention it here. Well, the restaurant got a new chef, and he has breathed new life… Read More →
I ducked into Bar Vivace the other night for a pizza and a pasta at the bar. I liked the pasta very much: It’s gnocchi, which they make themselves in house, with sausage and broccoli rabe. I think they’d figured out who I was by this point, so they dressed… Read More →
The Cookery, David DiBari and Michael O’Neill’s new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry, opened last week. I stopped by on Wednesday to make a video about the opening — and sampled some food when I was done. If you like simple, delicious food prepared by a talented chef who really cares… Read More →
I stopped by the other night just for a quick sample of the sliders. We ended up trying a few other dishes, too, including the signature farfalle pasta with sausage and kalamata olives: Delicious. A ton of new photos after the jump.
I tried out the new hot dog joint in Tarrytown for lunch today. I will answer your most pressing question first: a Lubin is a made-up culinary term. It’s the restaurant’s own creation of slow-roasted beef with spices served on a hot dog bun. It’s kind of like pulled pork,... Read More →
Wow. I can’t believe I’ve never been to Roma. Whoever says there’s no good pizza in Westchester is wrong. Dead wrong. This is crisp, well balanced and delicious. And going to the restaurant is a hoot. It’s a step back in time.
While having lunch with Doug on Thursday, we were discussing all kinds of food we love, including Vietnamese. It gave me a hankering, and it’s a real shame we don’t have more Vietnamese restaurants around here. See, I had just had an amazing experience at Thanh Nhi in Austin, Texas,... Read More →
The lamb confit sandwich was to die for. This photo does not do it justice. The confit was rich — almost creamy — but with enough lift from the acidity of tomatoes, and the contrast of basil mayo on light-as-air but just-chewy-enough ciabatta form Panadora in New Rochelle.
I recently had dinner at the Ocean House in Croton, where the oysters were silky, the tuna tartare was creamy and the mussels with green Thai curry made my heart skip a beat. Seriously. Owner Paula Galvin told me sometimes people who can’t get a table beg her to just… Read More →
UPDATE: The Nyack Burger Hop is now closed. The Nyack Burger Hop is open! I stopped in for lunch today. The burger was fresh, juicy and delicious, and the standard toppings — pickle, caramelized onions and ketchup — make it even better.
The owners of Turkish Meze in Mamroneck have opened a less-fancy but just-as-delicious new takeout place in White Plains. I stopped in the other day for lunch. I can never resist falafel: