Local Author Launches The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook

In Westchester and Fairfield counties, we have so many delicious resources at our fingertips. Our area is full of knowledgeable, talented experts, and Toby Amidor is a prime example of that. The Westchester-based nutritionist has a long roster of accolades—her ten-year writing relationship with FoodNetwork.com, contributor on MensFitness.com and Today's Dietitian Magazine, and the success of her first cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Kitchen. Toby popped on Fork This with IntoxiKate this week (interview below) to offer her expertise and chat about her new cookbook, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook, a collection of recipes and tips to help you prep and [...]

Egg Whites + Instagram: What’s Shaking with Eli Brazell of Harper’s Bar

When I first tasted Eli Brazell's cocktails, I didn't know the man behind the mixology at Harper's Restaurant & Bar. I just new craft cocktails were at the finest at the Dobbs Ferry eatery. But recently, I became obsessed with @The-Alcoholist on Instagram, and realized the connection. And I knew in an instant—those tantalizing, high-end photos of bar fare were just as good as they looked. The likes averaging in the hundreds on each photo, looks like I'm not the only one who knows what's good. Eli, who says he is relatively new to the mobile app, is already #instafamous, building a virtual [...]

Third Annual Ice Bucket Challenge at Empire City Casino

I think it's pretty safe to say we all participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that circulated social media a few years back. It was one of the first active calls to action on behalf of a charity, and went viral quickly—everyone from your neighbor's kid to celebrities participated. Heck, even I did it (and donated!). What you may not know? One of the co-creators of the Ice Bucket Challenge lives in the 914, and has continued to raise awareness and funds for research to eliminate ALS. Pat Quinn, who was diagnosed with the disease in March 2013, is [...]

Get a Bite of Pakistani Food and Film with Alamo Drafthouse

Listen, anytime you pair dinner and a movie, it's a win-win. And when it's the new romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano, it's a date night upgrade. Check out Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's showing of The Big Sick (trailer below), pairing an exclusive Pakistani-Southern American menu hand-selected by the writers of the film, Nanjiani and Emily Gordon. Tickets are on sale now and the movie and special menu kick off today. If you aren't familiar with Pakistani dishes, think about things like Aloo Chaap (gold potatoes mixed with onions, garlic, and spiced beef served with seasoned yogurt and herbs), Potato Stuffed [...]

By | 2017-07-07T14:42:39+00:00 July 7th, 2017|eat + drink, entertaining, savory, westchester|0 Comments

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 [...]

Cocktail Recipe: Basil Lemonade

COCKTAIL RECIPE Basil Lemonade INGREDIENTS 2 oz Tito's Vodka 1 oz Lemon Juice 1 oz Simple Syrup 2 oz Water 4 Leaves of Basil (shake, do not muddle) DIRECTIONS 1. Add all ingredients to mixing glass. 2. Shake 30 times. 3. Pour over ice. 4. Garnish with lemon wedge. Recipe courtesy of Vintage 1891 Kitchen Interview with Amy Negri Photo Gallery

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 [...]

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. [...]

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

Seigel Bros., Dig Inn, Rye House and more

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: Siegel Bros. Marketplace and Wine & Spirits If you've been to the village of Mount Kisco lately, you've seen two new kids on the block—Siegel Bros. Marketplace and their adjacent Wine & Spirits shop. Run by Doug, Jeremy, and Chef David Nevins (plus butcher and fishmonger Don Meyers), the shop is a fourth generation owned and operated speciality food market. The brothers' great grandfather, Abram Siegel, opened a kosher butcher shop in Woodbine, NJ, in [...]