Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Westchester

Looking for the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the 914 and the 203? I've got a round-up of the best parties to get your margarita on! Westchester County Fork This: I can't get enough of Vega Mexican Cuisine's Chimichurri Skirt Steak served with fried plantains and market veggies. Go: 189 E. Hartsdale Ave., Harstdale, NY, 914-723-0010, www.vegamexican.com Traditionally, Cinco de Mayo is all about the margaritas. Any while they have plenty of delicious options, I can't get enough of El Balon Cantina's spicy Bloody Mary. Just look at this bad boy! Go: 211 Market St., Yonkers, NY, 914-376-6800, [...]

Make the Perfect Cinco de Mayo Cocktails at Home

Listen, I love a good Cinco de Mayo party out and about, and this year, there's no shortage of parties. But you know how much I love hosting theme parties—it's always fun to be creative and learn some new tricks along the way. If you're looking to up your margarita game, check out these Cinco de Mayo Cocktails that'll leave them thinking you've got some serious mixology game: Mandarina Rosa This unaged and vibrant Blanco tequila meets its match in this fresh and simple citrus cocktail. Ingredients: 2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila 2 part Fresh Squeezed Tangerine Juice 1 [...]

By | 2018-05-03T20:08:51+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|cocktails, eat + drink, entertaining, holiday|0 Comments

Set a Date: Valentine’s Day Fairfield

Here’s where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Fairfield: Lots of Wine-ing on Valentine's Day Bar Zepoli Bar Zepoli offers American-Italian fare focused on seasonality. While the dining room is striking, you may not notice, distracted only by the vibrant dishes in front of you. What's the Deal? Bar Zepoli whipped up a very special four-course Valentine’s Day menu for $85 per person, which includes one 1 complimentary glass of wine. An optional wine pairing with each course is also available for +$55 per person. While you know I'm a savory gal, I can't help but dive into their delicious desserts [...]

By | 2018-02-14T13:41:47+00:00 February 13th, 2018|eat + drink, fairfield, holiday|0 Comments

Eat Your Heart Out: Valentine’s Day Westchester

Valentine's Day is Wednesday, and if you've had the week I've had, you have zero plans! Don't worry. I've rounded up the best list for those last minute reservations (providing an evening so romantic, you're SO will never know you booked two days in advance!). Here's where to celebrate Valentine's Day in Westchester: Lucky in Love Nonno's Trattoria Tucked in Empire City Casino, Nonno's Trattoria packages traditional Italian fare in a classically quaint restaurant. What's the Deal? The three-course meal—including salad or soup, Surf-n-Turf entrée, and a Heart-Shaped Cannoli Cake for Two, is $80 per couple. Book Now: 810 Yonkers Ave., [...]

By | 2018-02-13T22:51:40+00:00 February 12th, 2018|eat + drink, holiday, westchester|0 Comments

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. [...]

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

Best Places to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in Westchester

Valentine's Day is less than one week away, and if you are procrastinating on where to go Tuesday, don't worry. I've scoured restaurant menus for the best aphrodisiac ingredients creating the tastiest dishes, all housed in some of Westchester most romantic eateries. From oysters to cherries, chili peppers to olive oil, here's a round up of where you can get your aphrodisiac on at the best places to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Westchester: OYSTERS Great for: Oysters are high in zinc—great for fertility—and contain amino acids that jumpstart the production of sex hormones. Set the tone at: Saltaire Oyster Bar [...]

By | 2017-02-09T15:18:28+00:00 February 9th, 2017|eat + drink, holiday, westchester|0 Comments

Gourmet On The Go: Got Thyme Westchester

Okay, all my fellow foodies who are kickstarting the new year with a 30-Day Transformation, or those of you who are actually sticking to their new year resolution to be healthier in 2017—what is the hardest part of being on your new meal plan? TIME! I get it. When I was on my elimination meal plan to jumpstart my digestive system, I battled the clock on a daily basis. With our long work hours and family responsibilities, it's getting harder and harder to sit down to a healthy meal, let alone a home cooked one. Pair that with efforts to avoid certain foods—whether [...]

The Perfect New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipe

Sure, you're accustomed to hear a little bubbly pop to ring in the new year, but when you combine Zonin Prosecco with a little Japanese whiskey, you've got a concoction that creates the perfect New Year's Eve cocktail. Zonin Mojito Cocktail Recipe Recipe by Noel Nepomuceno, Head Bartender at Megu Restaurant in New York Ingredients: 2 oz Santory Toki Japanese Whiskey 1.5 oz Fresh Ginger syrup 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 2 Strawberries 10 Mint Leaves Topped with Zonin Prosecco Directions: In a pint glass, add strawberries and mint leaves. Muddle until leaves and berries are broken down.   Add [...]

By | 2016-12-27T21:49:45+00:00 December 27th, 2016|cocktails, eat + drink, entertaining, holiday|0 Comments