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Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:50:24 GMT


Sweet Charlie's rolled ice cream coming to Mamaroneck...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:03:23 GMT

Haven't been to (or heard of) Sweet Charlie's but 10 Below is popular amongst the middle school kids. My daughter and her friends will be happy to know that there is a place nearby.

Thanksgiving in Great Neck

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:51:32 GMT

We are planning a late afternoon glatt kosher Thanksgiving meal for 15 people ages 1 -85 at restaurant in Great Neck. Any recommendations? We have done Hunan and Colbeh in the past. Any other ideas?

Which local farmers markets will move indoors this winter?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:53:57 GMT

It's not a bad drive from Westchester. Found out the Westport Farmers Market has moved indoors at Gilbertie's Herb Farms on Sylvan Road, Westport. Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Regional Southwestern at Boxcar Cantina, Greenwich...

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:13:28 GMT

There's not a whole lot of Southwestern cooking going on in the Westchester/Fairfield area. When we want our fix we head over to bustling Boxcar Cantina on Old Field Point Road, Greenwich/Byram. So, on this frigid rainy Saturday, after doing a marketing romp thru Tarry Market in Port Chester; Citarella and Whole Foods in Greenwich, we drove over to Boxcar. Got there just as they were opening for dinner, about 5:30 p.m. Lingered over a couple of beers at the bar while soaking in the heat from the wood burning fireplace. We shared an order of their wonderful Tee Pee Nachos: piled high with Jack cheddar, plum tomatoes, Kalamata olives, sour cream, scallions, and green chilies. This is not just your typical splattered platter of nachos found all over, but finessed. So good! I followed with their Boxcar Burger, Ox Hollow Farm ground beef, Jack cheddar, and New Mexican green chilies, all wrapped in a flour tortilla, served with organic fries. The ground beef patty was prepared medium as ordered, juicy and comforting. I did sneak some of their spiced ketchup here and there. We also shared a little mountain of seasoned Kale Salad, so fresh! On past visits we have enjoyed their amazing Indian Posole Soup, with chicken and vegetables, tacos and burritos...

Costco's $5 rotisserie chicken is a good deal!

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:20:14 GMT

You are right, zackly. I read somewhere that the $5 chickens are a lost leader, and they do bring customers in. By the way, we've already enjoyed chicken noodle soup and chicken salad made from the leftovers...

Zwilling J.A. Henckels holiday sale underway in Pleasantville, N.Y.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:06:55 GMT

It’s great. I wish I needed more knives! Also I wish I had more time and someone with me to help identify the better knives more quickly. This is a good piece of advice in general: come with a friend who can watch your stuff while you shop. Otherwise it’s hard to move around.

Mary's Mexican Restaurant, Pearl River, NY

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:03:38 GMT

Our favorite Mexican Restaurant in the Rockland area is Zapata, in Palisades, NY. We also like 2 very different restaurants in Suffern. My Mexican House Restaurant is a small, authentic Mexican restaurant. Nothing fancy, but great homemade food. Hacienda Don Miguel is a much better-looking restaurant. The food is good, and the table-side guacamole is a must. If you're looking for better atmosphere, definitely go to Hacienda Don Miguel. But if you don't mind the sparse decor, the food at My Mexican House is really very good. Suffern also has Tequila Sal y Limon, but we're not crazy about it. It was "okay" but the other 2 have better food in my opinion.

What's your favorite Holiday dining venue...

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:07:01 GMT

A poster at Artie's on City Island is announcing their annual pre-Thanksgiving bash on Wednesday evening, Nov. 22nd, starting at 7 p.m. There will be a lot of festive kitchen specialties and live music and dancing via The Mighty Joe Band (some members of the group operated the original Mighty Joe Young Restaurant in White Plains/Hartsdale years ago). Everyone is invited, and there is no cover. I would suggest advanced reservations if you want a table. Last year's event was crowded...

Where are you purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:02:24 GMT

Haven't been to Miloski in Calverton in a few years, is that who you are speaking of? Last I saw, they have hundreds of turkeys running in their yard, and then.....they're suddenly gone, except for a few feathers. I see Goodales in Riverhead is doing a big business with turkeys this year too.

Happy King... Mastic

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:19:44 GMT

Again thank you.Is there a dish you recommend ...won ton soup included ?

Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks--Oct. 30 thru Nov 12, 2017

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:38:05 GMT

Nothing to be embarrassed about, most of us started with store bought dough or frozen pizza. It's a really supportive community and you will make better pizza, less expensively, than local pizza shops. for me there was an initial investment of about $100 for a digital scale with 10ths precision ($15), an IR gun ($14), a metal peel and a wooden peel ($20/each) and two slabs of a4 steel for the oven ($50). I found a metal fabricator about 45 mins away, lmk if you decide to go that way and I'll dig out the name (alternatively purchase a corderite stone from amazon). I use king arthur bread flour, scalfani crushed tomatoes, and local cheese and meat for toppings. Since you're close to yorktown, turcos sells grande mozz at the deli counter, what many think of as the holy grail of pizza cheese. I get it for half their price in croton from capriccios (the small, original shop). It's also fun to shop pizza toppings on arthur ave (after a visit to the botanical gardens). anyhow, hope to see you over there!

Cooking demo at La Panetiere, Rye, Oct. 19th...

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:28:19 GMT

Mark your culinary calendar: The La Panetiere website notes a seasonal Thanksgiving themed cooking demo this Friday, Nov. 17th starting at 11:30 a.m. This time Chef Lupiac will prepare turkey stuffing. As in previous demos, a 3-course luncheon will follow using the stuffing as a garnish with the main course. Cost is: $40 per person.

Pastéis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts) at Ossining Bakery

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:44:19 GMT

stopped in this weekend and tried their chorizo bread and massive cinnamon bun, definitely worth a try! two jelly donuts, a cinnamon bun, chorizo bread and two portugese rolls and an egg tart for $8!

Tzatziki Greek Grill opens in New Rochelle...

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:31:27 GMT

Thanks for this report. I'll be in NR this weekend. I drive by this place all the time but have never tried it. Now I will.

Escape Latino, Bronx expands to Westchester...

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:28:45 GMT

Stopped into Escape Latino in New Rochelle on a slow Tuesday evening recently to relax over a Modello, but got turned on to a platter of Puerto Rican Fried Chicken chunks in front of a nearby customer. Sure smelled good! I had built up some hunger, so I decided to order a dish of Ropa Vieja. Had not had that flavor in a while. The traditional platter of shredded skirt steak came with aromatic yellow saffron rice and sweet plantains. So good and hearty!

Does anyone know where I can find partridge in NYC?

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:33:33 GMT

Give "Feisty Acres" in Jamesport, NY a call. They said that they would be selling Chukar Partridge. ~Fred19

I want my Porcini!

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:46:31 GMT

Was looking over the daily specials at La Bocca Ristorante in White Plains last night and spotted fresh porcini! They were being used in a dish called: 'Tortelloni ai porcini w taleggio cheese, zucchini, radicchio'. Had to have it, and it was decadently delicious! Made me woozy... They said they have been using fresh porcini in a variety of specialties while the supply lasts. Seeing my enthusiasm, chef brought out a bowl of the precious bulbous mushrooms and placed them in front of me. I must mention the delicious starter I had, too. From their colorful antipasti table came a radicchio wrap filled with meats and cheeses, including burrata. Also fantastic!

Best Thanksgiving dine-out/take-out in West/Fair?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:05:40 GMT

Our friends went to Peter Pratt's last year and thought it was fine. I came up with the list of places that I thought would work and when I gave it to my friend, she more or less chose the 2. Will let you know where we decide to go.

Lidia to appear at Barnes & Noble, Scarsdale, Nov. 6...

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:34:47 GMT

Several hundred turned out for Lidia Bastianich at Barnes & Noble, Scarsdale, last night to hear her discuss Holiday planning, her new cookbook and field questions about her stellar culinary career. She managed to rouse the crowd. It was nice to see her again. I am a fan. I have always considered her cooking style to be 'vivacious'! Prior to her appearance, we decided to have early dinner at Barnes & Noble Kitchen, on the premises. Every time I visit the store, usually in the afternoon, I notice how active the restaurant and coffee area are. The house 'no-reservations' policy worried me a bit, especially with Lidia on the premises, but the manager led us a good table for two where we were able to watch the evening unfold. We lingered over an Ommegang Pale Ale and ordered a fine well-oiled/herbed Hummus Platter with za'atar, surrounded with carrots and multi-color broccoli for dipping. The crackly Lavash toast that came along was just delicious! We craved more. Our mains: Brick-Cooked Chicken on the bone served on a potato puree with tarragon butter and watercress. Tender and very flavorful! And, Plancha-Cooked Salmon served on a bed of whole grain tabbouleh salad & basil dressing. The salmon filet cooked just right, the salad a fine counterpoint. We were impressed, better than we had anticipated for this type of in-store operation. We will return.

Man vs. Food burger at J.P. Doyle's, Sleepy Hollow...

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:33:19 GMT

Several other restaurants in Tarrytown that appeared especially busy during our visit included: Lefteris Gyro, as usual; Lubins-N-Links; Muddy Water Coffee & Cafe; Mint, the market/restaurant; and The Twisted Oak... Not sure how Horsefeathers is these days. It has been a while...