IntoxiKate’s Westchester Magazine Instagram Takeover

TGIF, everyone! I am very excited to be kicking off the holiday weekend with my Instagram takeover of Westchester Magazine! I'm highlighting some of the best features of one of my favorite events of the year—Westchester Magazine's Annual Wine & Food Festival. Please show me some love and share your favorite events/memories of the festival (I know you go to the Burger & Beer Blast every year!). This year’s event has a killer lineup of participants, including some newbies (I see you, The Spread), food crushes (Heather Frantangelo of L'inizio), and new events like brunch at Kanopi. Plus, keep it [...]

By | 2018-05-25T11:53:46+00:00 May 25th, 2018|eat + drink, photo recap, westchester|0 Comments

RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen’s Emilio Ugarte Participates in the Bartender Shake-Off

Fork This! Mixologist Emilio Ugarte talks with IntoxiKate Kate Schlientz about his participation in the Bartender Shake-Off (hosted by yours truly!) during the Taste & Style event at The Westchester, part of this year's Westchester Magazine's Wine & Food Festival. Ugarte also gives us the skinny on directing the beverage program at RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen in Tarrytown, explaining how the restaurant's bar is heavily influenced by the kitchen and season. To learn more about this year's Wine & Food Festival, visit www.westchestermagazine.com.  IntoxiKate (v): to excite or elate foodies to the point of enthusiasm or frenzy; to live life deliciously* [...]

By | 2018-05-25T13:10:57+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|cocktails, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, night life|0 Comments

John Turiano Gives the Scoop on the Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival

Westchester Magazine’s 8th Annual Wine & Food Festival, one of Westchester's most delicious events of the year, features a series of events showcasing food, wine, chefs, bartenders, and more in and around Westchester County. Editor John Turiano chats with IntoxiKate Kate Schlientz about this year's lineup of festvities, including the new bartender shake-off during the Taste & Style event at The Westchester's gourmet dining experience, SAVOR. Learn more at www.westchestermagazine.com. IntoxiKate (v): to excite or elate foodies to the point of enthusiasm or frenzy; to live life deliciously* Tune into Fork This with IntoxiKate on 1490 WGCH Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and [...]

By | 2018-05-25T13:05:30+00:00 May 21st, 2018|cocktails, eat + drink, Fork This Radio|0 Comments

“Simple” Italian Fare at Bar Sugo in Norwalk

Like all great stories, this one starts with a cocktail. As I sit down at the bar at Bar Sugo, the bartender takes a break from squeezing fresh limes to ask me what I’d like to drink. I briefly peruse the cocktail list, eyeing the list of contenders, before I select “My Grandfather’s Watch”—a concoction of Tito’s Vodka, St. George Green Chile Vodka, grapefruit liqueur, and that freshly squeezed lime juice. He quickly wipes the remnants of citrus pulp off his hands before whipping up a killer cocktail I down a little too easily. With one drink in and another [...]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Westchester

Looking for the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the 914 and the 203? I've got a round-up of the best parties to get your margarita on! Westchester County Fork This: I can't get enough of Vega Mexican Cuisine's Chimichurri Skirt Steak served with fried plantains and market veggies. Go: 189 E. Hartsdale Ave., Harstdale, NY, 914-723-0010, www.vegamexican.com Traditionally, Cinco de Mayo is all about the margaritas. Any while they have plenty of delicious options, I can't get enough of El Balon Cantina's spicy Bloody Mary. Just look at this bad boy! Go: 211 Market St., Yonkers, NY, 914-376-6800, [...]

Make the Perfect Cinco de Mayo Cocktails at Home

Listen, I love a good Cinco de Mayo party out and about, and this year, there's no shortage of parties. But you know how much I love hosting theme parties—it's always fun to be creative and learn some new tricks along the way. If you're looking to up your margarita game, check out these Cinco de Mayo Cocktails that'll leave them thinking you've got some serious mixology game: Mandarina Rosa This unaged and vibrant Blanco tequila meets its match in this fresh and simple citrus cocktail. Ingredients: 2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila 2 part Fresh Squeezed Tangerine Juice 1 [...]

By | 2018-05-03T20:08:51+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|cocktails, eat + drink, entertaining, holiday|0 Comments

Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Chili Cook-Off

Briarcliff, NY – On Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm, the Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Chili Cook-Off. The Chili Cook-Off is Briarcliff Manor’s nod to Cinco de Mayo. This family-friendly event, held outdoors at one of the loveliest times of year, takes place in front of the storefronts along Pleasantville Road from the Briarcliff Manor Fire House to Holbrook Cottage. Local businesses join together and offer samples of homemade chili to all Briarcliff’s friends and neighbors. Everyone gets to vote on their favorite recipe and a winner is awarded at the end of [...]

By | 2018-04-22T21:00:30+00:00 April 18th, 2018|eat + drink, news, westchester|0 Comments

Get Groceries Delivered (and Save!) with Stew Leonard’s

Some exciting news to share! Stew Leonard’s, aka the “Disneyland of Dairy Stores”, recently announced its same-day grocery delivery service, called Stew’s Fresh Delivery Powered by Instacart, the nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service. If you're within a 20-30 minute drive of Stew Leonard’s six farm fresh food stores in Yonkers, Farmingdale, and East Meadow, NY, as well as Norwalk, Danbury, and Newington, CT.,  you can score your favorite groceries delivered to their home or business in as little as one hour! You know me—I'm all about the taste testing (or in this case, test ordering!), so I placed a few orders for [...]

Set a Date: Valentine’s Day Fairfield

Here’s where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Fairfield: Lots of Wine-ing on Valentine's Day Bar Zepoli Bar Zepoli offers American-Italian fare focused on seasonality. While the dining room is striking, you may not notice, distracted only by the vibrant dishes in front of you. What's the Deal? Bar Zepoli whipped up a very special four-course Valentine’s Day menu for $85 per person, which includes one 1 complimentary glass of wine. An optional wine pairing with each course is also available for +$55 per person. While you know I'm a savory gal, I can't help but dive into their delicious desserts [...]

By | 2018-02-14T13:41:47+00:00 February 13th, 2018|eat + drink, fairfield, holiday|0 Comments