“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, [...]

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

Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Chili Cook-Off

Briarcliff, NY – On Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm, the Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Chili Cook-Off. The Chili Cook-Off is Briarcliff Manor’s nod to Cinco de Mayo. This family-friendly event, held outdoors at one of the loveliest times of year, takes place in front of the storefronts along Pleasantville Road from the Briarcliff Manor Fire House to Holbrook Cottage. Local businesses join together and offer samples of homemade chili to all Briarcliff’s friends and neighbors. Everyone gets to vote on their favorite recipe and a winner is awarded at the end of [...]

By | 2018-04-22T21:00:30+00:00 April 18th, 2018|eat + drink, news, westchester|0 Comments

Get Groceries Delivered (and Save!) with Stew Leonard’s

Some exciting news to share! Stew Leonard’s, aka the “Disneyland of Dairy Stores”, recently announced its same-day grocery delivery service, called Stew’s Fresh Delivery Powered by Instacart, the nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service. If you're within a 20-30 minute drive of Stew Leonard’s six farm fresh food stores in Yonkers, Farmingdale, and East Meadow, NY, as well as Norwalk, Danbury, and Newington, CT.,  you can score your favorite groceries delivered to their home or business in as little as one hour! You know me—I'm all about the taste testing (or in this case, test ordering!), so I placed a few orders for [...]

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

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 [...]

All Taste, No Travel: Explore Street Food at El Segundo

There is no doubt the culinary world has been influenced by pop culture. As the Food Network became a household name, chefs’ profiles increased dramatically, shedding some serious light on the previously-mysterious activities of the back of the house. New restaurants popped up with windows into the kitchen, where diners get an inside look at the life of a professional food prep, the craziness of the Friday dinner rush fully exposed. Local chefs became mini-celebrities. The rise of social media has certainly helped things along. Encouraging collaborations from the restaurant next door, to the restaurant across the globe, chefs have [...]

Craft Beer & Smoking Cocktails with Killer B in Norwalk

A dude walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a Fuzzy Baby Duck. There’s no punchline, and it’s bound to happen at Killer B in Norwalk, where bacon, burgers, bourbon, and (you guessed it) beer rule the menu. The beer mecca is one of the only bars in Norwalk bound to have the Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA, brewed by New England Brewing Co. out of Woodbridge, CT, on tap. And if you consider yourself a craft beer connoisseur, you’ll know just exactly how hard it is to get your hands on. When it comes to building the best [...]