Good afternoon and happy Monday. Sorry it took me a while to get this post up today, but I’ve been out of the office a couple of days and had a lot of catching up to do. I was out of the office because I was staying in my pied… Read More →
I got a press release about a new recession deal at Santa Fe in Tarrytown: a three-course prix fixe menu for $16, available Mondays through Thursdays. The 411 on Santa Fe. The press release, after the jump.
Good morning and happy Monday. Sorry I’m a little late this morning; I’m moving kind of slow. I’ve got a pretty bad cold, and decided to work from home today so as not to infect my colleagues. I started getting sick on Friday, but had tickets to see A Life… Read More →
Good morning and happy Monday. Did everyone have a nice fall weekend? Some of you are off for Columbus Day, I’m sure…. but not for we journalists. News goes on! I started the weekend out up at at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. But first — dinner at Umami Cafe… Read More →
Tarry Tavern in Tarrytown seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground. Grae Noons, the former sous chef from Tarry Lodge, is now also gone from Tarry Tavern. He had taken over the kitchen Greg Vernick, a former chef for Jean-Georges, left. Owner Henry Cabral says that… Read More →
EDIT: Apologies, kids! I thought I had published this early this morning, and here I am packing up to go home and I just realized it was still in my drafts folder! So sorry… Good morning and happy Monday. It was a beautiful weekend, wasn’t it? Finally the air conditioning… Read More →
The Tarry Tavern, a new farm-to-table restaurant in Tarrytown, opened this week with a new chef. Owner Henry Cabral says that chef Grae Nonas, a former sours chef at Tarry Lodge will serve as chef de cuisine and Robert Wolf, formerly of Jean-Georges, will remain sous chef. Above is the Roasted Potato… Read More →
Good morning and happy Monday. Finally a break from the oppressive heat, huh? If only for a day or so. I had a fun-packed weekend with lots of good eats. On Friday, I went to a garden party. My hosts served the perfect food for such a hot and humid… Read More →
Hello all, guest blogger Margaret Nafz here reporting on the Tarrytown Farmer’s Market. Opening every spring on May 29th, the Tarrytown Farmer’s Market small but bustling. Located in Patriot’s Park on Route 9, it offers the towns of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow the opportunity to sample wares from farms in… Read More →
Hi everyone, this is guest blogger Margaret Nafz, reporting on a couple new restaurants for Liz. Here’s some information on a new Halal Indian restaurant on Route 9 in Tarrytown which has replaced Cafe Tandoor which used to be in the same spot: Swagat Halal Indian Cuisine has been doing… Read More →
Arrosto in Port Chester! Chef-owner Shea Gallante, left, and owner Godfrey Polistina in front of the wood burning oven at Arrosto in Port Chester. (Tania Savayan/TJN) Restaurant North in Armonk! Owners Stephen Mancini, the general manager, and Eric Gabrynowicz, the chef, at Restaurant North in Armonk. (Mark Vergari/TJN) Tarry Tavern in… Read More →
Good morning and happy Monday! Boy is it blustery out there. I spent most of the weekend inside — on Saturday because I was cooking all day (happily!) and on Sunday because I was doing chores: the dreaded Switching Out the Closet chore. Hopefully I didn’t put away all my… Read More →
Hi everyone, Katherine Curry again, guest-blogging today about chili dogs instead of ice cream. There’s a hot dog underneath there, really there is.
Hi everyone and happy Tuesday. I’ve been on vacation for the past few days, visiting family down in Austin, Texas. What a great town. Naturally, all I ate while I was down there was Mexican food and barbecue. We started with barbecue. Franklin Barbecue is so popular that the line… Read More →
Just in time for today’s gorgeous 80 degree weather, Striped Bass in Tarrytown has a whole new look and a whole new menu. Owner Steve Cross is spiffing up the place — hoping to appeal to a younger crowd. With a modern, bright new dining room decorated in aquatic blues… Read More →
Good morning and happy Monday. Absolutely gorgeous weekend, wasn’t it? I tried the new Juniper restaurant in Hastings-on-Hudson on Friday night. The food was terrific. I’ll post a full report soon, but for now, here’s the delicious striped bass: After that, we headed to Life The Place to Be for… Read More →
For my next stop on the HVRW restaurant train, I headed to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, which is in the Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown. We got to sample the entire HVRW menu, plus a few extras from the regular menu, too. Here’s a look at our feast! The restaurant was mobbed…. Read More →
Guest blogger Donna Monaco Olsen here to tell you to “run, don’t walk” to try Sweet Grass Grill in Tarrytown. Overall an excellent dining experience was had by our party of four. Every aspect of a great night out to dinner with friends was met on St. Patty’s eve. I… Read More →
Good afternoon and happy Tuesday. I’ve been caught up with writing for tomorrow’s paper, so I’m only now getting to the blog and this week’s Local Links. My apologies! First, thanks again for all your get-well wishes. I can’t believe how many people emailed and commented — and you all… Read More →
Today in the food section, Linda Lombroso has a great story about all the different kinds of chicken soup from all sorts of cultures. Whether it’s Mexican (tortilla soup! my favorite!) or Greek avgolemono or Jewish Matzo Ball, everyone’s got their own version of Grandma’s penicillin. Above, Isidro Meza holds… Read More →
Good morning and happy Monday! I think we’re in for a white Christmas, huh? How did you weather the storm? I hunkered down, baked cookies and roasted a chicken, plus made a couple of good warming winter cocktails. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I was at A… Read More →
Looking for a great place to celebrate the holidays this month? Where better to dine than restaurants with twinkling lights, blazing fires and holly berries tucked in swags of pine branches? The mantle at Equus at the Castle at Tarrytown. Mark Vergari/The Journal News Whether your taste runs to blue… Read More →
Dave Starkey, the co-owner of Sweet Grass in Tarrytown, says the new menu is now available. (And it looks great.) He also mentions a couple things: We decided to go 7 days a week as we work to become that neighborhood place that is always there for you. We also… Read More →
From the first session at the Greater New York Wine & Food Festival during the first grand tasting. We’ve got demos from Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge and Brian Lewis of the Farmhouse at Bedford Post, as well as scenes from the tasting room floor. BubbleShare: Share photos – Easy… Read More →
Here’s a look at the Friday Night party at the Greater New York Wine & Food Festival this weekend at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. Tomorrow are two grand tastings, chef demos, a Top Chef cookoff and Casino Night with chef Peter X. Kelly! BubbleShare: Share photos – Find great… Read More →
Here’s a Bubbleshare album of the pre-party set up. I’ll get to the party itself pretty soon! BubbleShare: Share photos – Find great Clip Art Images.
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 →
Maureen Fleming, one of our freelancers (for LoHud, the JN and for MetroMix), told me she stopped by Anna Shea in Tarrytown and heard the sad news of its closing. Anna is doing so great in the shop she opened in Chicago that she’s packing up shop here. The other… Read More →
I’m Dina Braun, a foodie here in Westchester County who has been looking for a way to meet the talented food editor Liz Johnson and become a part of the Small Bites blog for a long time. [Liz: blushing] I am a big fan of restaurant week and I try… Read More →
My friend and colleague Karen Croke and I hit Lubins n Links last week. Here’s the video: Earlier: Lubins n Links.