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

Yonkers Brewing Co. Announces New Brewmaster

Yonkers Brewing Co. announced new Brewmaster Dave Hartmann this morning at the brewery.  Along with his expertise and knowledge, the 25-year veteran brings recipes that have won numerous awards at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the World Beer Cup and other festivals and competitions. The renewed focus on bringing great beer to Yonkers and beyond is a key component of the company strategy for the upcoming year. “I saw a huge opportunity with Yonkers Brewing and it was the perfect time to join the team,” said Hartmann.  “When I first met with team YBC their passion for the city, for [...]

By | 2017-02-22T11:10:40+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|craft beer, eat + drink, westchester|0 Comments

Host the Best Super Bowl Party in Westchester

If you are a foodie like me, you are hosting the best Super Bowl Party in Westchester. Even if your team isn’t playing, it’s a great opportunity to gather family and friends to watch the big game (and a great excuse to experiment with some fun recipes in the kitchen). But take it from me—the hostess with the mostest—it’s always nice to have a few items ready to pick up so you can concentrate on the fun stuff. Here are the game day VIPs—aka the BEST resources in Westchester—playing a supportive role to the action in the kitchen: BEER Head [...]

By | 2017-02-03T12:48:22+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|craft beer, eat + drink, entertaining, westchester|0 Comments

New + Upcoming: Westchester Food Markets

Something's in the air in Westchester, and it smells delicious! A whole new crop of Westchester food markets have popped up (and a few more are on their way). From specialized cheese sections, to craft brew tasting rooms, food markets are emerging as the go-to place for groceries and foodie destinations. Specialized Food Markets Open in Westchester County DeCicco & Sons New Locations: Millwood and Larchmont The deets: The iconic Westchester Italian-influenced grocery story—also know for it’s global selection (and support) of craft beer—opened doors in Larchmont, and more recently, their seventh store in Millwood. Specializing In: Locally, sourced healthy [...]

By | 2017-01-26T12:16:03+00:00 January 26th, 2017|craft beer, eat + drink, gourmet shops, westchester|0 Comments