IntoxiKate Guide to Summer Cocktails

When I think of summer, I think of backyard barbecues, al fresco dining, and beaching it up with friends. And all three have one thing in common—they are not complete without your favorite adult beverage in hand. Enjoyed in moderation, of course... When this summer came around, I felt my usual go-to selection was a little tapped out. So I consulted with my experts—from Yonkers, NY to Ridgefield, CT—to find out what our favorite mixologists were whipping up for the summer. I’ve got cocktail recipes from Westchester’s own Chef Peter Kelly to cookbook author Arlen Gargagliano (who makes one killer [...]

Return to Specialty Shops: Siegel Bros Marketplace in Mount Kisco

I know time is not on our side these days. I constantly find myself wishing there were more hours in the day (and generally, it's so I can get a decent amount of beauty sleep). In between the PTO events, practices, and office deadlines, it's easiest to run errands at a one-stop-shop, especially when we're using our "free time" on the weekends. But when it comes to food, I think we're starting to navigate our shopping experience a bit differently. With the popularity of farmers markets, and the number of butchers and bakeries popping up these days, I think there's [...]

Fork This: Burger Blast + Baked Sweets

Today on Fork This with IntoxiKate Fork This with IntoxiKate airs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on 1490 WGCH and wgch.com. Tonight's guests include: Nick Triscari, chef + owner of The Wooden Spoon (New Rochelle) In just a few short days, Westchester Magazine kicks off one of their most well-attended Wine + Food Festival Events—the Burger + Beer Blast at the Kensico Dam. And in a few short days, Nick Triscari will be ready. When he's not sneaking radio interviews at the New Rochelle firehouse (in between calls of duty, of course!), you can find [...]

Fork This: Banging Burgers + Summer Sangria

Today on Fork This with IntoxiKate Fork This with IntoxiKate airs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on 1490 WGCH and wgch.com. Tonight's guests include: Matt Kay, Chef + Owner of Cedar Street Grill When Dobbs Ferry is a rocking, usually it's Cedar Street Grill that's a-popping. And it's no wonder why—Chef Matt Kay serves up some seriously fun, flavorful food paired with stellar cocktails. We chat with Matt about a whole heck of a lot—celebrating CSG's six year anniversary, his spring/summer menus, and his participation in this year's Burger + Beer Blast during Westchester [...]

Wine & Food’s Newest Event: Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy

Westchester Magazine is kicking off the Wine & Food Festival with a new event. Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy pairs two powerhouses—Chef Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge and author and wine expert Kevin Zraly—for an evening celebrating the regions of Italy. Sip one of the amazing vino offerings while Nusser demonstrates how to whip up a Mortadella & Robiola Panini as well as a Peach Crostata with Lemon Thyme Ricotta.   Chef Andy Nusser talks innovation and inspiration   What's new in the world of wine? Check in with Kevin Zraly   The Deets Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of [...]

Fork This: Summer Clambakes + Westchester Wine & Food

Today on Fork This with IntoxiKate Fork This! with IntoxiKate airs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on 1490 WGCH and wgch.com. Executive Chef David Nevins, Siegel Bros. Marketplace If you haven't visited the Siegel Bros. Marketplace in Mount Kisco, you're missing on heck of a food experience. Offering robust, from scratch, prepared foods from their on-site kitchen, Executive Chef David Nevins sources a revolving selection of land and sea to create vegetarian, gluten-free, comforting and healthful dishes. Turns out, Nevins and New England seafood go hand-in-hand, and the chef has a passion and flare for preparing everything from clam [...]

Cocktail Recipe: The Elderberry Fizz with Slovenia Vodka

COCKTAIL RECIPE The Elderberry Fizz INGREDIENTS Fresh Lime Sugar Slovenia Vodka Elderberry Liqueur Prosecco DIRECTIONS 1. Grate the lime peel and combine with the sugar. 2. Using fresh lime, line the martini glass with the lime juice. Then rim with the sugar/lime peel mix. 3. Combine fresh lime juice, elderberry liqueur, and Slovenia Vodka with ice. Shake. 4. Pour into the martini glass. Add your favorite prosecco. Recipe courtesy of Slovenia Vodka Catch Chef Peter Kelly and Maya Laurincova in action as they host a Mixology Session at Siegel Bros. Wine [...]

Spring Menus + Seasonality with Leslie Lampert

"Local tastes better." You can taste Leslie Lampert's mantra in every bite. I recently swung by Mount Kisco to join Leslie for lunch at her Mount Kisco eatery, Cafe of Love, where she recently unveiled her spring menu (check out a few photos below.) We chatted all things food, seasonal menus, inspiration, and her expansion—she recently opened up another Ladle of Love in Bronxville. Check out the interview below. Catch Leslie Lampert in Action Cafe of Love 38 E. Main [...]

Latin Cuisine + Mango Margaritas with Arlen Gargagliano

There's lots to love (and laugh about!) in my most recent interview with chef, cookbook author, and mixologist Arlen Gargagliano. While she may have hung up her apron momentarily—fingers crossed—to return to her teaching roots, Arlen still actively hosts cooking classes in her home and partakes in food events. You can catch her spicing it up with her Mango and Roasted Jalapeño Margarita at Siegel Bros. Wine & Spirits shop in Mount Kisco on May 4th (details below), and here, we chat about the event, authoring cookbooks, and her love for Latin American cuisine. [...]

Fork This: Cinco de Mayo Cocktails + Spring Menus to Love

Today on Fork This with IntoxiKate Fork This with IntoxiKate airs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on 1490 WGCH and wgch.com. Tonight's guests include: Arlen Gargagliano, Chef, Cookbook Author + Cocktail Enthusiast When she’s not in teacher-mode, Arlen is hosting cooking classes and whipping up delicious cocktail creations. The author of Calypso Coolers and Mambo Mixers is headed to Siegel Bros. Wine & Spirits shop in Mount Kisco to demonstrate the perfect margarita for Cinco de Mayo. Catch her Thursday, May 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. shaking her Mango and Roasted Jalapeño Margarita. [...]