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 [...]

IntoxiKate Guide to Summer Cocktails

When I think of summer, I think of backyard barbecues, al fresco dining, and beaching it up with friends. And all three have one thing in common—they are not complete without your favorite adult beverage in hand. Enjoyed in moderation, of course... When this summer came around, I felt my usual go-to selection was a little tapped out. So I consulted with my experts—from Yonkers, NY to Ridgefield, CT—to find out what our favorite mixologists were whipping up for the summer. I’ve got cocktail recipes from Westchester’s own Chef Peter Kelly to cookbook author Arlen Gargagliano (who makes one killer [...]

On Air with Shearwater Coffee Bar

This Week on Fork This with IntoxiKate There's many ways to catch the latest episode of Fork This with IntoxiKate, celebrating all things food and beverage in Westchester and Fairfield counties. Every week, the show airs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on 1490 WGCH (wgch.com) and on Westchester Talk Radio Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. Missed your first opportunities? Not to worry—you can catch the Fork This with IntoxiKate podcast after the show airs on SoundCloud. I'm excited to introduce you to this week's guests: Ed Freedman Coffee Enthusiast + Owner of Shearwater Coffee Bar Okay, let's [...]

By | 2017-07-25T17:51:20+00:00 July 25th, 2017|coffee, eat + drink, fairfield, gourmet shops, organic|0 Comments

Food Bank for Westchester Launches ‘Gardening 101’ Series

When I first met Doug DeCandia, he was everything I wanted him to be,  introducing himself by offering a hand, covered in small cuts, a little bit of dirt still under his fingernails, matched with friendly eyes. In just a few minutes of casual conversation—before the Fork This mic went live—I knew how genuinely passionate and invested he is about his job. As Food Bank for Westchester's Food Growing Program Expert and New York Times featured farmer, Doug is an integral part of the future of food banks—while these organizations are still open to collecting canned and packaged goods, they are [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:39:53+00:00 July 12th, 2017|eat + drink, Fork This Radio, westchester|0 Comments

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 [...]

Press Release: Best of Westchester Party 2017

This press release came across my desk, and I thought it was sharable! The information below is not original content and is not sponsored or endorsed by IntoxiKate.com. Just spreading the word...   WESTCHESTER, NY | July 5, 2017 – Westchester Magazine’s 17th annual Best of Westchester® winners have been announced! This year marked the highest number of votes submitted with more than 33,000 votes cast. Now it’s time to celebrate at the summer’s best party. Celebrate the BEST of Westchester County with the Best of Westchester Party 2017 on Wednesday, July 26 at Glen Island Harbour Club, New Rochelle, NY. Check [...]

By | 2017-07-05T13:54:04+00:00 July 5th, 2017|eat + drink, restaurant news, westchester|0 Comments

Fork This: Burger Blast + Baked Sweets

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: Nick Triscari, chef + owner of The Wooden Spoon (New Rochelle) In just a few short days, Westchester Magazine kicks off one of their most well-attended Wine + Food Festival Events—the Burger + Beer Blast at the Kensico Dam. And in a few short days, Nick Triscari will be ready. When he's not sneaking radio interviews at the New Rochelle firehouse (in between calls of duty, of course!), you can find [...]

Fork This: Banging Burgers + Summer Sangria

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: Matt Kay, Chef + Owner of Cedar Street Grill When Dobbs Ferry is a rocking, usually it's Cedar Street Grill that's a-popping. And it's no wonder why—Chef Matt Kay serves up some seriously fun, flavorful food paired with stellar cocktails. We chat with Matt about a whole heck of a lot—celebrating CSG's six year anniversary, his spring/summer menus, and his participation in this year's Burger + Beer Blast during Westchester [...]