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 [...]

Gourmet Ways to Give Back for Giving Tuesday {& Every Day}

With Thanksgiving behind us, I’m officially in the giving mood. And I’ll admit, I’ve been pretty inspired by local businesses around us. From Chutney Masala and Sambal Thai & Malaysian closing for Thanksgiving so their team can offer a hot meal to those in need at their sister restaurant, Old Monk, in NYC to Bonnie Saran and her collection of “Littles” offering a free Thanksgiving buffet to those in need right here in Westchester, it’s amazing to see how many local businesses are actively giving back to the community. Knowing my foodie friends as I do, I know you’ll also [...]

O’Neill’s: Irish Hospitality, Comfort Food & Perfect Pints

The last time I experienced Irish hospitality, I was in a small pub in Killarney, Ireland. On a bus tour navigating all of the must-see spots in the southern tip of the country, I was at the end of my week-long trip and tired of long hours on the bus. After unpacking at the hotel, my friends and I welcomed the chance to head out for dinner and drinks. One step out the door of the hotel, we headed towards the sound of laughter and bagpipes. The tunes and glee intertwined creating an intoxicating draw and the atmosphere inside the [...]

In the Kitchen with Crabtree’s Kittle House Chef Jay Lippin

When executive chef Jay Lippin isn't whipping up his uber-local and utterly delicious menu items in the Crabtree's Kittle House kitchen, he may be consulting with Slow Food. Or maybe he's at a meeting with the Chef's Alliance. He could also be working with Food Bank for Westchester on An Evening in Good Taste, or even brainstorming with them on upcoming initiatives with their food waste program. With the Hudson Valley Seed Library Kitchen Cultivars program, Lippin helps reduce food waste with a non-profit organization that harvests seeds to preserve heirloom seed varieties. Or, he could be driving north along the Hudson [...]

This Week on Fork This: Crowne Plaza and Alvin & Friends

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 ( 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. Check out this week's guests: Alvin Clayton, Alvin + Friends One of the most fun leaders in the restaurant biz, Alvin Clayton greets [...]

By | 2017-10-03T00:10:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, savory, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

Local Author Launches The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook

In Westchester and Fairfield counties, we have so many delicious resources at our fingertips. Our area is full of knowledgeable, talented experts, and Toby Amidor is a prime example of that. The Westchester-based nutritionist has a long roster of accolades—her ten-year writing relationship with, contributor on and Today's Dietitian Magazine, and the success of her first cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Kitchen. Toby popped on Fork This with IntoxiKate this week (interview below) to offer her expertise and chat about her new cookbook, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook, a collection of recipes and tips to help you prep and [...]

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 [...]

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

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 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 [...]