OKO LAUNCHES WEEKDAY LUNCH AND TO-GO OPTIONS FOR ITS JAPANESE INSPIRED CUISINE

Westport, Conn. – OKO, Chef Brian Lewis’ latest restaurant offering Japanese inspired cuisine in the historic Vigilant Hose Company Firehouse at 6 Wilton Road in Westport, Connecticut, is launching weekday lunch service and to-go options on Wednesday, November 7. The restaurant, which opened in April 2018, showcases Chef Brian Lewis’ innovative take on traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi, in a lively and charming atmosphere. Lunch will be available Wednesday – Friday from 11:30am-2:30pm and will feature a daily lunch-specific menu for this new service. Options will include Hand Rolls, Bento Boxes, Nigiri Sushi meals featuring 5x pieces of Nigiri Sushi [...]

By | 2018-11-08T17:01:34+00:00 November 8th, 2018|restaurant news|0 Comments

Home for the Holidays at Bloomingdales White Plains

Home for the Holidays at Bloomingdales White Plains Saturday, November 17th from 1:00-4:00 PM **Free Event but please RSVP below** Join us for a holiday event catered to the host and hostess. Whether you're a newlywed, bride-to-be, or on deck to host Thanksgiving, let us take care of your holiday needs—from decor to dessert and everything in between. Meet me at The Registry located on the fourth floor, where we will be joined by some of my favorite local friends including Graze New York, Cathy's Specialty Biscotti Company, LLC, Chocolations, Anna Artuso's Pastry Shop, and more! Wine will be provided [...]

By | 2018-11-08T09:00:25+00:00 November 6th, 2018|eat + drink|0 Comments

IntoxiKate Dim Sum Brunch at Sambal in Irvington

Join me for a very special Dim Sum Brunch Saturday, October 27th at 12 PM at Sambal Thai & Malaysian in Irvington. Our brunch begins with some of Sambal's new brunch menu items, including Shrimp Shumai, Pork Momos, Pan Fried Chicken Dumplings, Veggie Potstickers, Lamb Murtabak, and more! Our main course features Thai Fried Rice, Basil Fried Rice, Pad Thai, Green Curry Shrimp, Chili Garlic Potatoes, and Beef and Broccoli. Dessert includes favorites like Thai Rice Pudding and Mango Mousse. Drinks included Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Beer, Wine, and Thai Iced Tea. PURCHASE TICKETS $40 per person, including gratuity and [...]

By | 2018-10-08T00:04:29+00:00 October 8th, 2018|brunch, cocktails, eat + drink, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

BBQ and Beats at Bobby Q’s Cue & Co

For Bobby LeRose, it first started with a “Beef and a Half Sandwich”—a pound of thinly-sliced brisket piled high on a piece of white bread. He was with his father-in-law in Kansas City, experiencing his first taste of Gates Bar-B-Q, and his whole concept of barbecue changed. He became “crazy obsessed.” Fast forward twenty years later. LeRose is the owner of Bobby Q’s Pit Stop in Greenwich, CT—where you can get his coveted menu options to go—and Bobby Q’s Cue & Co. in Norwalk, CT, where you’ll want to hang for a while. Here it is very clear that, In [...]

THIS FRIDAY: IntoxiKate hosts Podcast Party at The Spread

Fork This Podcast Party at The Spread Hosted by IntoxiKate Kate Schlientz Friday, June 15th from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Spread: 18 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 Ain't no part-ay like a podcast part-ay! Check out Fork This with IntoxiKate LIVE at The Spread's newest location in Greenwich. The day kicks off with lunch and a broadcast interview with Chef Carlos Baez, Andrey F Cortes, Shawn Longyear, Chris Hickey, and Christopher Rasile. The party continues, where we'll enjoy happy hour specials—like beef sliders, raw oysters, and margaritas—all day long until 7 PM. RSVP here and feel free to [...]

Bartender Shake-Off At the Taste & Style Event

This past Wednesday, SAVOR—The Westchester's gourmet dining experience—hosted Westchester Magazine's Taste & Style event, part of this year's Wine & Food Festival. The evening was dedicated to food and fashion, but the main event featured a Bartender Shake-Off with the county's top mixologists. The Rye House's Sarah Pyles, Rivermarket Bar + Kitchen's Emilio Ugarte, Daniel Chang from the Birch Collective, NoMa Socia's Serena Costello, and Keven Ordonez of Mima Restaurant all competed to create the best cocktail using a Peruvian brandy called Pisco 1615. The Bartender Shake-Off was hosted by yours truly and cocktails were judged by John Turiano (editor of [...]

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