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

Where to go for New Year’s Eve in Fairfield, CT

The best places to ring in the new year in Fairfield, CT.   BONNE ANNÉE (THE FRENCH WAY!) BISTRO VERSAILLES New chef J. Carlos Rodriguez offers a holiday-inspired menu to ring in the New Year. Classic French cuisine options include a Potato Leek Soup with Bacon Lardon and White Truffle Oil, Torchon de Foie Gras, Arctic Char, Pork Belly Confit, and more. Oh, and dessert includes a decadent German Chocolate Bomb with Pecan Coconut filling. TIME: Dinner hours COST: A La Carte RESERVE: 203-661-6634 GO: 339 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich   DOUBLE THE FUN BAR BQ & MCFADDENS The collaboration between [...]

Where To Go for New Year’s Eve in Westchester, NY

The best places to celebrate New Year's Eve in Westchester, NY. 80s NEW YEAR PARTY LITTLE DRUNKEN CHEF Yes, we’re headed into 2017, but Little Drunken Chef is offering a throwback to the 80s. Dress the decade and dance to music by DJ Matthew Maxwell. Enjoy “Drunken” munchies all night long and a champagne toast at midnight. Confetti, contests, and party favors are also included. TIME: 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. COST: $75 per person RESERVE: 914-242-8800 GO: 36 Main St., Mount Kisco   DINNER & DANCING THE BRIARCLIFF MANOR Head to The Briarcliff Manor, and you’ll be greeted with a welcome cocktail. Dinner [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:44:45+00:00 December 26th, 2016|cocktails, craft beer, entertaining, holiday, westchester, wine|0 Comments

Cedar Street Debuts New Summer Menu

Donna Monaco Olsen, coordinator for the Taste of Westchester Continuing Education program here to share some “foodie” news about one of this program’s participating restaurants. Cedar Street Grill is located in the Dobbs Ferry downtown offering fresh comfort food with many interesting twists. Chef Matt Kay’s passion for creating specialty dishes began as he watched his grandmother (a former restaurateur herself) cook Italian delicacies. At his restaurant, celebrating their 5th anniversary in July, he treats everyone like family. His menu is more mature after 5 years and shows his range of talent. Watch for upcoming specials to help them celebrate this [...]

By | 2016-04-18T23:27:58+00:00 April 20th, 2016|cocktails, craft beer, westchester|0 Comments

Westchester St. Patrick’s Day Guide

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By | 2016-03-15T23:15:00+00:00 March 15th, 2016|craft beer, recipe, westchester|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Top 10 Westchester Dining Experiences of 2015

Daily Voice features editor Jeanne Muchnick recently interviewed me about my favorite new restaurants of 2015 {read the article here}, and that got me thinking… Why not kick off 2016 by sharing my favorite foodie moments of last year? Below is a pared down list of my top 10 Westchester Dining Experiences of 2015 (which was REALLY hard to do!). In no particular order… […]

By | 2016-01-03T16:23:02+00:00 January 4th, 2016|craft beer, westchester|1 Comment

CSG + Yonkers Brewing Company host Beer Dinner

Cedar Street Grill’s Chef Matt Kay (Dobbs Ferry) and Yonkers Brewing Company teamed up to host a Beer Dinner Tuesday, November 17th at the brewery. The event, which runs from 7-10 p.m., features food stations and accompanying beer pairings and benefits the Food Bank For Westchester. The menu includes: […]

Host the Best Oktoberfest

Host the best Oktoberfest, chock full of recommendations from Hudson Valley experts and resources! Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival, traditionally running from mid-September to the first weekend in October, in Munich, Germany. But with craft breers and brew lovers on the rise in the Hudson Valley, it’s the perfect opportunity to invite some friends over and throw an Oktoberfest-themed fall beer tasting. Hosting is easy; simply follow the steps below. […]

By | 2015-10-09T17:59:42+00:00 October 9th, 2015|craft beer|1 Comment