Best Places to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in Westchester

Valentine's Day is less than one week away, and if you are procrastinating on where to go Tuesday, don't worry. I've scoured restaurant menus for the best aphrodisiac ingredients creating the tastiest dishes, all housed in some of Westchester most romantic eateries. From oysters to cherries, chili peppers to olive oil, here's a round up of where you can get your aphrodisiac on at the best places to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Westchester: OYSTERS Great for: Oysters are high in zinc—great for fertility—and contain amino acids that jumpstart the production of sex hormones. Set the tone at: Saltaire Oyster Bar [...]

By | 2017-02-09T15:18:28+00:00 February 9th, 2017|eat + drink, holiday, westchester|0 Comments

Seigel Bros., Dig Inn, Rye House and more

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: Siegel Bros. Marketplace and Wine & Spirits If you've been to the village of Mount Kisco lately, you've seen two new kids on the block—Siegel Bros. Marketplace and their adjacent Wine & Spirits shop. Run by Doug, Jeremy, and Chef David Nevins (plus butcher and fishmonger Don Meyers), the shop is a fourth generation owned and operated speciality food market. The brothers' great grandfather, Abram Siegel, opened a kosher butcher shop in Woodbine, NJ, in [...]

Host the Best Super Bowl Party in Westchester

If you are a foodie like me, you are hosting the best Super Bowl Party in Westchester. Even if your team isn’t playing, it’s a great opportunity to gather family and friends to watch the big game (and a great excuse to experiment with some fun recipes in the kitchen). But take it from me—the hostess with the mostest—it’s always nice to have a few items ready to pick up so you can concentrate on the fun stuff. Here are the game day VIPs—aka the BEST resources in Westchester—playing a supportive role to the action in the kitchen: BEER Head [...]

By | 2017-02-03T12:48:22+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|craft beer, eat + drink, entertaining, westchester|0 Comments

New + Upcoming: Westchester Food Markets

Something's in the air in Westchester, and it smells delicious! A whole new crop of Westchester food markets have popped up (and a few more are on their way). From specialized cheese sections, to craft brew tasting rooms, food markets are emerging as the go-to place for groceries and foodie destinations. Specialized Food Markets Open in Westchester County DeCicco & Sons New Locations: Millwood and Larchmont The deets: The iconic Westchester Italian-influenced grocery story—also know for it’s global selection (and support) of craft beer—opened doors in Larchmont, and more recently, their seventh store in Millwood. Specializing In: Locally, sourced healthy [...]

By | 2017-01-26T12:16:03+00:00 January 26th, 2017|craft beer, eat + drink, gourmet shops, westchester|0 Comments

Ellie Krieger, Jay Lippin, Kombucha + More

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: Ellie Krieger, TV Host, Best-Selling Author, Nutritionist, IntoxiKate #foodcrush Ellie Krieger is the host and executive producer of the Public Television cooking series Ellie’s Real Good Food, and well known as the host of Food Network’s hit show Healthy Appetite. While she offers a range of delicious recipes, the best-selling author is a nutritionist combining flavor, fun, and fresh foods in the kitchen. She is also starting the conversation about gut health, [...]

By | 2017-01-17T14:54:05+00:00 January 17th, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, enjoy, Fork This Radio, health, westchester|0 Comments

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 [...]

Experience Thai + Malaysian at Sambal in Irvington

Join me Wednesday, January 25th at 7 p.m. at Sambal in Irvington where you can explore—and taste!—traditional Southeast Asian street food with bold flavors and an intense balance of sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and spicy. Navjot Arora, co-owner of both Sambal and Chutney Masala (which relocated up Main Street), and Chef Lucky Thai created an amazing price-fixed, VIP dinner exclusively for fellow foodies—for $45 per person*, you can enjoy a signature drink, passed appetizers, family-style dinner, and a plated dessert. Wine and beer will also be served with dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets, visit intoxikate.com/intoxikate-experience. EVENT MENU Experience popular street food from [...]

By | 2017-01-11T13:29:30+00:00 January 9th, 2017|cocktails, eat + drink, experience, savory, westchester, wine|0 Comments

Enter to Win Goodies from Drybar White Plains

If you know IntoxiKate, you know I'm a true locavore—I love celebrating the restaurants, chefs, and foods in our area. Sometimes, news and events come across my plate that aren't food related, but are still fantastic to cover. This is one of those posts. It's my love for local, and it's all about living life deliciously. Here we go... Coming Soon: Drybar White Plains All good things from NYC tend to make their way north, don't you think?!? From chefs to products to restaurants and more, once it's a hit in the big city, it tends to travel [...]

By | 2017-01-06T16:29:19+00:00 January 6th, 2017|beauty, Contest, enjoy, westchester|0 Comments

Where To Go for New Year’s Eve in Westchester, NY

The best places to celebrate New Year's Eve in Westchester, NY. 80s NEW YEAR PARTY LITTLE DRUNKEN CHEF Yes, we’re headed into 2017, but Little Drunken Chef is offering a throwback to the 80s. Dress the decade and dance to music by DJ Matthew Maxwell. Enjoy “Drunken” munchies all night long and a champagne toast at midnight. Confetti, contests, and party favors are also included. TIME: 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. COST: $75 per person RESERVE: 914-242-8800 GO: 36 Main St., Mount Kisco   DINNER & DANCING THE BRIARCLIFF MANOR Head to The Briarcliff Manor, and you’ll be greeted with a welcome cocktail. Dinner [...]