Grains, Greens + Real (Fast) Food at B Good Fairfield

ON THE MENU Click on the images below to dive in to some serious #foodporn. THE DETAILS Owners Steve and Molli Hourihan opened their B Good Fairfield two years ago, and since then, it's been a family focus. From local families popping in to enjoy a meal, to their friendly, knowledgeable staff, the neighborhood eatery is a flashback to the fast food joints of days past. Healthy options like grain bowls, salads, and smoothies litter the [...]

Spring Menus + Seasonality with Leslie Lampert

"Local tastes better." You can taste Leslie Lampert's mantra in every bite. I recently swung by Mount Kisco to join Leslie for lunch at her Mount Kisco eatery, Cafe of Love, where she recently unveiled her spring menu (check out a few photos below.) We chatted all things food, seasonal menus, inspiration, and her expansion—she recently opened up another Ladle of Love in Bronxville. Check out the interview below. Catch Leslie Lampert in Action Cafe of Love 38 E. Main [...]

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. [...]

Veggie is King Again at Dig Inn Rye Brook

When I first walked in to Dig Inn's new (and currently only Westchester) location in Rye Brook, I thought I was transported to Brooklyn. No, I'm not talking about the exposed brick walls and hanging Edison lightbulbs of yesteryear. It's more what you'd expect from a farm to table restaurant—light, airy, utilitarian (but beautiful) design. You're almost dining in an atrium, with the high ceiling in the back filled with skylights. Everything from the bowls to the lighting to the furniture looks like it was designed for them. And it turns out, most of it has been. I wasn't sure if [...]

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 [...]

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Buzz and Bloom Honey

{Buzz + Bloom Honey: For the Sweet Foodie on Your List} If you have your finger on the consumer trends for 2016, you know there's been a lot of buzz about honey. The natural sweetener is attracting consumers, and anytime you've piqued the public's interest, producers are soon to follow. Honey is used to sweeten a whole host of food products—from cereals to pastry. With food lovers looking to be a bit healthier in 2017 (it's a trend!), I doubt honey is going anywhere. While there's definite benefits to sourcing local, I often try to explore my options. Enter: Buzz [...]

By | 2016-12-19T16:04:46+00:00 December 19th, 2016|eat + drink, for the kitchen, holiday, organic, sweet|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Nudo Adopt Olive Oil

{Nudo Adopt Olive Oil: For the Environmentally-Conscious Home Cook} To say it simply, Nudo Adopt is a subscription olive oil service—you adopt an olive oil tree from one of seven Italian groves, and then receive shipments of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil that tastes anything but simple. The bonus? Your adoption scores you discounts on the online store, plus helps to preserve traditional farming practices in the beautiful Italian countryside. Hello, #giftsthatgiveback! Just like wine, climate and soil conditions affect the taste of the final product (in this case, olive oil). Nudo Adopt not only provides information on each of [...]

By | 2016-12-09T17:28:30+00:00 December 9th, 2016|eat + drink, farm to table, for the kitchen, holiday, organic|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Molly’s Bakeovers

{Molly's Bakeovers: Stocking Stuffers EVERYONE Can Enjoy} It’s no secret food allergies are on the rise—I have more friends who suffer from gluten, peanut, and dairy allergies than I can count. It makes entertaining and gift giving a bit difficult. But thanks to Molly’s Bakeovers, I can feed all of my foodie friends with no problem. Molly’s Bakeovers gave the traditional cookie recipe a serious makeover. The result is a tastier, more nutritious cookie that’s free of gluten, dairy, peanuts, egg, and soy. I’m not entirely sure how they’ve baked such amazingness in a bite-sized cookie, but they’ve done it. [...]

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Pulp Pantry

{Pulp Pantry: For the Health Nut Looking for a Granola Alternative} From food festival to food festival—and everything in between—sustainability is on the tip of every chef’s tongue. It’s an extension of the farm to table movement, using every bit of local goodness from root to stem. I love every single second of it—and when I heard about Pulp Pantry, I was ecstatic to see the movement extending to the food product world. In Los Angeles, juiceries throw out up to 75% of the whole fresh fruits and vegetables used to make juices. Pulp Pantry’s mission is to change that. [...]

By | 2016-12-06T20:01:10+00:00 December 6th, 2016|eat + drink, enjoy, farm to table, for the kitchen, health, organic|0 Comments

Irvington Newbie: Sambal Thai & Malaysian

Irvington is lucky. First, they received a hands-on education on Indian food  from Chef Navjot Arora. With Chutney Masala, diners got a literal taste of authentic Indian cuisine and, paired with his cooking classes and specialties geared towards the more adventurous, Arora literally schooled everyone on spices, origins of dishes, and culture from the region. With his next venture, Arora is at it again, teaming up with Chef Lucky Thai to launch Sambal, an eatery dedicated to authentic Thai and (soon!) Malaysian cuisine. […]

By | 2016-10-21T09:44:20+00:00 October 20th, 2016|eat + drink, organic, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments