Craft Beer & Smoking Cocktails with Killer B in Norwalk

A dude walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a Fuzzy Baby Duck. There’s no punchline, and it’s bound to happen at Killer B in Norwalk, where bacon, burgers, bourbon, and (you guessed it) beer rule the menu. The beer mecca is one of the only bars in Norwalk bound to have the Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA, brewed by New England Brewing Co. out of Woodbridge, CT, on tap. And if you consider yourself a craft beer connoisseur, you’ll know just exactly how hard it is to get your hands on. When it comes to building the best [...]

O’Neill’s: Irish Hospitality, Comfort Food & Perfect Pints

The last time I experienced Irish hospitality, I was in a small pub in Killarney, Ireland. On a bus tour navigating all of the must-see spots in the southern tip of the country, I was at the end of my week-long trip and tired of long hours on the bus. After unpacking at the hotel, my friends and I welcomed the chance to head out for dinner and drinks. One step out the door of the hotel, we headed towards the sound of laughter and bagpipes. The tunes and glee intertwined creating an intoxicating draw and the atmosphere inside the [...]

Plan the Best Fall Weekend in Westchester

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Planning to attend some of Hudson Valley's best Halloween events? IntoxiKate has you covered. Check out my interactive guide to planning the best fall weekend in Westchester! Click on the magazine below to check out the 12+ Halloween events, and over 50 restaurant recommendations.

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 [...]

“Social Brunch” at Frankie + Fanucci’s Wood Oven Pizzeria

ON THE MENU Click on the images below to dive in to some serious #foodporn. THE DETAILS Looking for a great new brunch spot? Check out the new concept introduced by Frankie & Fanucci's Wood Oven Pizzeria. Their 'social brunch'  includes a variety of wood-fired breakfast pizza, brunch plates and sides, served family-style and made to share for $25 per person. Plus, the cost includes $15 worth of beer, wine, and process from their 'Pour Your Own' taproom with over 30 options on tap. Want more? [...]

Crafty Libations + Upscale Pub Food at Rye House in Port Chester

ON THE MENU Click on the images below to dive in to some serious #foodporn. THE DETAILS Seasoned restaurateurs Michael Jannetta, Robert Lombardi, Dan Forrester, and Jeffrey Skiba offer a spirited American tavern combining upscale pub food with a master mixology program, with craft beer, lively libations, and a very accessible wine list. Rye House in Port Chester offers  sharable small plates, seasonal salads, and hearty entrées, taking culinary cues from the many cities, ports, and cultures that [...]

By | 2017-04-17T13:54:28+00:00 April 17th, 2017|cocktails, craft beer, eat + drink, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

Killer B Norwalk

Please note: If you are currently on any sort of diet, do yourself a favor and skip this post. I know, I know. I'm supposed to WANT the views. But listen, I'm looking out for you. There's only very tempting, calorically-dense food porn ahead. Also, I wouldn't read on an empty stomach, because you may start licking the screen. #seriously You've been warned :) Sometimes, a food experience so big comes across your plate and your can't get it off your mind. And that's exactly what Norwalk's Killer B is all about. The eatery boasts some seriously flavorful burgers, bacon, [...]

By | 2017-03-26T23:30:15+00:00 March 26th, 2017|cocktails, craft beer, eat + drink, fairfield, savory, sweet|0 Comments

Symrise Flavor, Hillside Food Outreach + Killer B

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: Emmanuel Laroche, VP of Marketing of Symrise   Did you ever wonder how trending flavors make their way onto products on store shelves? Emmanuel Laroche explains how Symrise works with product developers to create the hottest products on the market. He also talks innovation—offering up information on how the culinary world influences the savory, sweet, and beverage categories. Kathy Purdy, Founder of Hillside Food Outreach Hillside [...]

Hudson Whiskey, Yonkers Beer & Irish Fare from Empire City Casino

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: Ralph Erenzo, founder of Hudson Whiskey While we still have a few more days to celebrate Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, it's also the perfect time to recognize some of those local purveyors who play a (meaningful!) supportive role to our HV restaurants. Ralph Erenzo is at the top of the list. The founder of Hudson Whiskey produces a list of spirits with 90% of the ingredients sourced locally. From Hudson Manhattan [...]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Westchester NY

March 17th is this Friday, and if you're anything like me, you can't way to dig in to some corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes paired with some delicious craft brew. I've rounded up some of the best places and resources for you to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Westchester NY... PARADES March 17th: The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates over 250 years of history and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO of Northwell Health, serves as this year's Grand Marshal. March 18th: The Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade (in my opinion, the BEST [...]

By | 2017-03-13T18:30:03+00:00 March 13th, 2017|craft beer, eat + drink, entertaining, holiday, westchester|0 Comments