The IntoxiKate Guide to the Holidays

If you're worried about the upcoming season, don't worry! The IntoxiKate Guide to the Holidays in Westchester and Fairfield Counties is here. Flip through the online pages to find resources, recipes, and restaurants for Thanksgiving and onwards. Plus: - Planning a holiday party or special event? Check out the Empire City Casino's hidden gems—a list of beautiful, private venues perfect for you. PAGE 20 - This year brought us more than a few new eateries. Check out "Restaurants to Love" to take the IntoxiKate quiz to discover your perfect match. PAGE 8 - The fall favorites features a roundup of [...]

By | 2015-11-15T19:19:52+00:00 November 15th, 2015|entertaining, recipe, westchester, wine|0 Comments

Best Places to go for Mother’s Day in Westchester

Mother's Day is May 10th, but there are plenty of places to celebrate mom on (and before!) Sunday. Check out some of the best places to go for Mother's Day in Westchester below: Friday: Sherry B Dessert Studio Bring the children by the Sherry B Dessert Studio in Chappaqua to make a special gift just for mom from 6-8 p.m.! For $25, guests can decorate four flower cookies and assemble them in a flower pot. Reservations need to be made ahead of time, and of course, there are plenty of other gift basket options perfect for mom! {Sherry B Dessert [...]

By | 2015-05-06T10:22:55+00:00 May 6th, 2015|entertaining, westchester|0 Comments

Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Westchester

Happy May 5th! If you're on the hunt for the best fiesta for you and your foodie friends, look no further. IntoxiKate has you covered with the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Westchester! {IntoxiKate Tip! Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. While it's not the most important national holiday in Mexico, it is a great opportunity to celebrate the history, food, cocktails, and culture!}   The Taco Project Nick Mesce's Mexican takeout spot maybe one of the newbies on Tarrytown's Main Street, but it's the perfect place [...]

By | 2015-05-05T12:47:36+00:00 May 5th, 2015|entertaining, westchester|0 Comments

Best Places to go for Easter in Westchester

Is this year flying by, or is it just me? A few weeks ago, it was March 1st, and now we're quickly approaching Easter Sunday. If you haven't made your reservations yet, here's a quick roundup of some of the best places to go for Easter in Westchester: For the kiddos: Celebrating Easter Sunday with younger children in tow? Check out Farmer & The Fish's brunch, running from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ($59 per adult; $35 per child). Parents can feast on the raw bar—including Cape Cod oysters, Florida shrimp and crab claws—while the young ones hunt for Easter [...]

By | 2015-04-01T21:33:29+00:00 March 30th, 2015|entertaining, westchester|0 Comments

Westchester Restaurants Open for the Holidays

"Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat..." When I think of holiday dining, I can't help but think of the old nursery rhyme/Christmas carol my grandfather  would sing every year. If your goose isn't getting fat {or, you've decided to forgo cooking altogether this year}, you may want to swing by these Westchester restaurants for a meal and a little holiday cheer. {IntoxiKate Tip! Make sure to make reservations ahead of time!}   Westchester Restaurants Open for the Holidays: Where to Dine on Christmas Eve Farmer and the Fish Open: 5 - 9 p.m. The Deal: Four-Course Prix Fixe [...]

By | 2014-12-23T00:54:46+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|entertaining, fairfield, westchester|0 Comments

Give Mom Something Sweet: The Best Bakeries in Westchester

{By Contributing Writer Anuja De Silva} Westchester has so many great bakeries that driving across the county in search of the best cupcake or macaroon is a delicious indulgence that has turned into our family pastime. If you’re looking for where to stop by for the best confections which are a treat to all your senses here is my Westchester bakery guide. Let’s begin to think sweet. Lulu Cake Boutique, Scarsdale This is the ultimate bakery for your special cake. It is the perfect blend of their smooth butter cream that will keep you wanting more. The specialized cake decorators can [...]

By | 2014-04-17T23:03:06+00:00 April 18th, 2014|entertaining|0 Comments

IntoxiKate Guide to Spring

Thank you! The editor’s page is traditionally dedicated to the thought process behind the issue’s features, provocatively written to motivate you to read on. While I write and re-write my letter, I’ve come to the 2 a.m. conclusion I just need a genuine, spur of the moment piece... IntoxiKate celebrates it’s one year anniversary this month, and I am completely humbled by the response I’ve received so far. I am amazed each time I check my page views, each time I see another email signed up with the #FoodieNation. I am inspired by the new (and repeat) faces I greet [...]

By | 2014-04-17T09:48:18+00:00 April 17th, 2014|entertaining, farm to table|0 Comments

HVRW: Benjamin Steakhouse

The last time I visited 610 West Hartsdale Avenue, it was Mighty Joe Young's. The safari motif was everywhere—bamboo paper on the walls, fake palm trees in the corner—and it wasn't exactly my cup of tea. A few years ago, the owners of Benjamin Steakhouse, traveled north from their midtown spot, and saw the location's potential. A couple of renovations inside and out, and the restaurant has transformed into a high-end eatery perfect for a first date, Father's Day dinner, or an after work drink with friends. The main room opens up to an expansive dining room, with a few [...]

By | 2014-08-18T00:23:13+00:00 March 18th, 2014|entertaining, hudson valley restaurant week|0 Comments

10 Things You Can Do to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

There's more to St. Patrick's Day than sipping a green beer and gorging yourself on a little corned beef. Add a little luck to your day, and try one of these Irish-inspired activities: 1. Have a traditional Irish breakfast at Eileen's Country Kitchen. Eggs, Irish ham and blood sausage? Yes, please. Available throughout the day at this McLean Avenue diner, don't be surprised if your waiter has an Irish brogue to match your meal. {Eileen's Country Kitchen: 964 McLean Ave., Yonkers, 914-776-2001} 2. Pick up some flavored oil to spice up an Irish dish. Pure Mountain Oil, located in Tarrytown, [...]

By | 2014-03-17T12:20:54+00:00 March 17th, 2014|entertaining|0 Comments

HVRW: 42 The Restaurant + Odyssey

First there was New York City's Restaurant Week. Now, there's Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (#HVRW -starting today and running until March 23rd). Then NYC hosted their pop up restaurants. Check, Hudson Valley's got 'em too. (What do they say about imitation being the best form of flattery?) But what our region is missing are those exclusive parties—those "you have to be on the waiting list," "meet in a secret location," and "dress in all white" kind of shin-digs. I generally have a more-the-merrier-kind of attitude, but I think there's something to be said about making an event really special AND [...]

By | 2014-03-10T14:43:52+00:00 March 10th, 2014|entertaining, hudson valley restaurant week|0 Comments