I’m Mary Lynn Mitcham and I’m taking over the Small Bites Blog until Liz Johnson returns from maternity leave. (No baby yet, we hear, but I’ll let you know!) So from now until January, I’ll keep you posted on all the restaurant news and fabulous meals I find in Westchester… Read More →
Sure, we’d all love to walk up to a simple wooden beach shack in our flip flops and sarongs about now — order a few clams, maybe a lobster roll or two? You know the kind of place I’m talking about: Dudley’s Parkview Restaurant in New Rochelle Red’s Eats in… Read More →
Lighthouse Ice Cream Kompanies, a new ice cream shop along the river in Tarrytown, opened in April with the idea that local ingredients make for better ice cream. Owner Joe Slakas is using fresh milk and cream from Battenkill Valley Creamy in Salem, N.Y. (near the Vermont border) and local fruit… Read More →
Hi everyone! My name is Jenny Kessman and I am the new features intern for the summer. I am a junior at the University of Delaware and I could not be more excited to work in the features section — considering I get to blog about food! Who doesn’t love… Read More →
Serious Eats, the super-cool and extremely comprehensive food website, gave our own Coffee Labs Roasters in Tarrytown a little love last month. I just now noticed, or would have shared it immediately! Here’s a link to the post: Coffee Labs Roasters in Tarrytown.
Hi again, Juliana Taube back from a meal from Tarry Tavern, feeling satisfied! I have eaten at most restaurants in Tarrytown, but had yet to make it here. I went with my boyfriend, Dennis. Our reservation was at 8, but we got there at 7:20 and they were able to… Read More →
Sailing Away on a Sea of Portuguese: Caravela’s Lavish Meal If its longevity indicates anything, it is that the food at Caravela is simply spectacular. Rachel Seebacher here, reviewing my third restaurant for HVRW ‘11. Caravela, located in the heart of Tarrytown, has been serving innovative Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine… Read More →
Hi! Kristen Tregar here, back for a second review. I’d like to think of it as part two in a series called “A Tale of Two Restaurants in Hotels”. This time, my husband and I headed to Equus, located at the Castle on the Hudson, also in Tarrytown. Once again,... Read More →
I got a nice note from Caravela in Tarrytown telling me about its 25th anniversary celebration on March 30. The restaurant is offering $25 prix fixe meals througout 2011 to celebrate. All the details in the note, after the jump. The 411 on Caravela.
Hello it’s Sally Veltidi again… So this time I went to Sweet Grass Grill in Tarrytown with my “foodie” friend Beth. When I say “foodie” I don’t think it describes her well. I have never met someone who appreciates a good meal more, which makes her perfect for a dining… Read More →
Hi! Guest blogger Kristen Tregar here. My husband and I headed to Bistro Z in Tarrytown to sample their HVRW dinner menu. Despite living relatively close by, we had never been to Bistro Z and had no idea what to expect. Bistro Z is located in the Doubletree Hotel in… Read More →
Good morning and happy Monday. I’m going to get straight to it today, since I’ve got a lot of other tasks needing my attention today. Emily likes Bangkok Spice in Shrub Oak. (NYT) A quick profile of Pon di Riva in Ossining. (NYT) Doug goes to Taste of Jamaica in… Read More →
The restaurant re-opened on Saturday with chef Gustaf Mabrouk, formerly pastry chef and chef de cuisine at 42 in White Plains, at the helm — for the time being. Here’s an email from owner David Starkey: Sweet Grass Grill welcomes guest chef Gustaf Mabrouk, formally the chef de cuisine at… Read More →
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 →