RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen’s Emilio Ugarte Participates in the Bartender Shake-Off

Fork This! Mixologist Emilio Ugarte talks with IntoxiKate Kate Schlientz about his participation in the Bartender Shake-Off (hosted by yours truly!) during the Taste & Style event at The Westchester, part of this year's Westchester Magazine's Wine & Food Festival. Ugarte also gives us the skinny on directing the beverage program at RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen in Tarrytown, explaining how the restaurant's bar is heavily influenced by the kitchen and season. To learn more about this year's Wine & Food Festival, visit www.westchestermagazine.com.  IntoxiKate (v): to excite or elate foodies to the point of enthusiasm or frenzy; to live life deliciously* [...]

By | 2018-05-25T13:10:57+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|cocktails, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, night life|0 Comments

“Simple” Italian Fare at Bar Sugo in Norwalk

Like all great stories, this one starts with a cocktail. As I sit down at the bar at Bar Sugo, the bartender takes a break from squeezing fresh limes to ask me what I’d like to drink. I briefly peruse the cocktail list, eyeing the list of contenders, before I select “My Grandfather’s Watch”—a concoction of Tito’s Vodka, St. George Green Chile Vodka, grapefruit liqueur, and that freshly squeezed lime juice. He quickly wipes the remnants of citrus pulp off his hands before whipping up a killer cocktail I down a little too easily. With one drink in and another [...]

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, [...]

Norwalk Now Music Event, City Limits, Gets Delicious

Get ready for Norwalk City Limits! The 5-day music event kicks off Wednesday, January 24th to Sunday, January 28th. A collaboration between Norwalk Now restaurants and area musicians, it is the first of its kind to promote the town, each other, and all that Norwalk has to offer. Adding to the music-filled week, Norwalk Now restaurants offer “City Grub” promotional options for the ultimate dinner, drinks, and show experience: Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint Peaches is well-known for offering live music—heck, it’s got Juke Joint in its name—and this event is no different, celebrating some of the best local [...]