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 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 [...]

Wine & Food’s Newest Event: Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy

Westchester Magazine is kicking off the Wine & Food Festival with a new event. Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy pairs two powerhouses—Chef Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge and author and wine expert Kevin Zraly—for an evening celebrating the regions of Italy. Sip one of the amazing vino offerings while Nusser demonstrates how to whip up a Mortadella & Robiola Panini as well as a Peach Crostata with Lemon Thyme Ricotta.   Chef Andy Nusser talks innovation and inspiration   What's new in the world of wine? Check in with Kevin Zraly   The Deets Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:40:06+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, westchester, wine|0 Comments

Fork This: Summer Clambakes + Westchester Wine & Food

Today on Fork This with IntoxiKate Fork This! with IntoxiKate airs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on 1490 WGCH and wgch.com. Executive Chef David Nevins, Siegel Bros. Marketplace If you haven't visited the Siegel Bros. Marketplace in Mount Kisco, you're missing on heck of a food experience. Offering robust, from scratch, prepared foods from their on-site kitchen, Executive Chef David Nevins sources a revolving selection of land and sea to create vegetarian, gluten-free, comforting and healthful dishes. Turns out, Nevins and New England seafood go hand-in-hand, and the chef has a passion and flare for preparing everything from clam [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:40:17+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, westchester, wine|0 Comments

Sustainable Coffee (and news!) from Coffee Labs Roasters

When I moved to Sleepy Hollow several years ago, I walked every evening down by the river, eventually making my way up the ginormous hill in Tarrytown. I will always have love for the river towns—there, I feel a sense of community I haven't experienced in other towns in Westchester. It's not just about being friendly to your neighbor; here, everyone seems to have a deep appreciation for the environment, local businesses, and the town. But my walks were filled with hellos, people watching, and (of course!) playful pups. It may have been my love for dogs, the appreciation for [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:56:45+00:00 May 18th, 2017|brunch, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, westchester|0 Comments

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. [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:43:03+00:00 April 26th, 2017|chefs, cocktails, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, westchester|0 Comments