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 [...]

Latin Cuisine + Mango Margaritas with Arlen Gargagliano

There's lots to love (and laugh about!) in my most recent interview with chef, cookbook author, and mixologist Arlen Gargagliano. While she may have hung up her apron momentarily—fingers crossed—to return to her teaching roots, Arlen still actively hosts cooking classes in her home and partakes in food events. You can catch her spicing it up with her Mango and Roasted Jalapeño Margarita at Siegel Bros. Wine & Spirits shop in Mount Kisco on May 4th (details below), and here, we chat about the event, authoring cookbooks, and her love for Latin American cuisine. [...]

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. [...]

Crafty Libations + Upscale Pub Food at Rye House in Port Chester

ON THE MENU Click on the images below to dive in to some serious #foodporn. THE DETAILS Seasoned restaurateurs Michael Jannetta, Robert Lombardi, Dan Forrester, and Jeffrey Skiba offer a spirited American tavern combining upscale pub food with a master mixology program, with craft beer, lively libations, and a very accessible wine list. Rye House in Port Chester offers  sharable small plates, seasonal salads, and hearty entrées, taking culinary cues from the many cities, ports, and cultures that [...]

By | 2017-04-17T13:54:28+00:00 April 17th, 2017|cocktails, craft beer, eat + drink, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

Symrise Flavor, Hillside Food Outreach + Killer B

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: Emmanuel Laroche, VP of Marketing of Symrise   Did you ever wonder how trending flavors make their way onto products on store shelves? Emmanuel Laroche explains how Symrise works with product developers to create the hottest products on the market. He also talks innovation—offering up information on how the culinary world influences the savory, sweet, and beverage categories. Kathy Purdy, Founder of Hillside Food Outreach Hillside [...]

HVRW at Dubrovnik in New Rochelle

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (#HVRW) is the perfect opportunity to try new restaurants in and around Westchester. The event runs through this weekend, so make sure to make those reservations to take advantage of the deal—$32.95 for a three-course dinner and $22.95 for a three-course lunch.* At the beginning of two-week-long event, I offered my tips on where to go this year, and mentioned I was checking out a restaurant that's been on MY list for quite some time. The interior is small but very cozy. Upon collecting my valet ticket (thank goodness for that in this area of New Rochelle), [...]

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

IntoxiKate’s Picks for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2017

It's that time of year again! The Valley Table's Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2017 kicks off today and runs until March 19th, offering a three-course lunch menu for $22.95 and three-course dinner for $32.95. (Please note: These prices and exclusive of drinks, tax, and tip.) As always, I've rounded up my IntoxiKate picks for #HVRW. After scouring the available menus, the restaurants featured below highlight some of the most delicious dinner options tantalizing those tastebuds. IntoxiKate's Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Picks*: Boro6 Wine Bar Since it's opened, I've heard nothing but good things about this river town wine bar. I scoped out [...]

Bite Into Exciting News From Local Charities

  INNOVATION + PROGRESS WITH FOOD PANTRY Charity: Catholic Charities of Rockland The Deets: During their Blessing of the Soil Event on April 22nd, Catholic Charities will unveil their new greenhouse, located at 78 Hudson Avenue. The greenhouse is the first of its kind in the New York region to be constructed to benefit a food pantry. The greenhouse, funded through a grant from NYS Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski’s office, will help provide healthy food choices to hundreds of families and help educate people on the value of gardening and the importance of making healthy choices. This is not only an [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:55:12+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|community, ignite, westchester|0 Comments

Yonkers Brewing Co. Announces New Brewmaster

Yonkers Brewing Co. announced new Brewmaster Dave Hartmann this morning at the brewery.  Along with his expertise and knowledge, the 25-year veteran brings recipes that have won numerous awards at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the World Beer Cup and other festivals and competitions. The renewed focus on bringing great beer to Yonkers and beyond is a key component of the company strategy for the upcoming year. “I saw a huge opportunity with Yonkers Brewing and it was the perfect time to join the team,” said Hartmann.  “When I first met with team YBC their passion for the city, for [...]

By | 2017-02-22T11:10:40+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|craft beer, eat + drink, westchester|0 Comments