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 [...]

Video Clip: Eating for Orange featured on Restaurant Hunter

IntoxiKate (that's me!), Chef Jay Lippin, and Crabtree's Kittle House were recently featured on Restaurant Hunter on Verizon Fios. The episode, titled Fighting Hunger Together!, focuses on September’s Eating for Orange campaign in collaboration with Food Bank for Westchester during Hunger Action Month. For me, it’s super symbolic for the show to air on Thanksgiving. I’m lucky to be featured alongside Chef Jay Lippin with the beautiful backdrop of Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua. I’m also extremely grateful to represent the 25+ restaurants  who participated in the initiative. THANK YOU! Click here to watch the episode.

By | 2017-11-28T21:10:51+00:00 November 27th, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, westchester|0 Comments

IntoxiKate on Restaurant Hunter Westchester

I am so excited to announce I will be featured on today's episode of Restaurant Hunter on Verizon Fios. The episode, titled Fighting Hunger Together!, focuses on September's Eating for Orange campaign in collaboration with Food Bank for Westchester during Hunger Action Month. The episode airs tonight at 8 p.m. on Channel 501HD and Channel 1 (Fios1News). Please check your channel guides for additional showtimes (the episode will re-air multiple times throughout the next few weeks). I hope to share the videos posted online as well! For me, it's super symbolic for the show to air on Thanksgiving. I'm lucky [...]

By | 2017-11-23T19:31:08+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, westchester|0 Comments

Winston Restaurant Introduces New Fall Menu

Trendy Mount Kisco eatery rolls out innovative new dishes and vintage wine promotion Mount Kisco, NY – Winston, a tri-level restaurant located in the heart of Mount Kisco offering modern American fare, today introduces a new fall menu that features garden-to-table seasonally-inspired items and unique craft cocktails.  French Culinary Institute-trained chef Michael Williams is presenting new flavor duos like Chipotle Encrusted Cod and Asian Braised Pork Shank, as well as fall-finessed versions of popular core offerings such as Hudson Valley Magret Duck Breast and Pan-Seared Diver Scallops. “Fall is the ideal season for gathering and enjoying the company of others,” [...]

By | 2017-11-07T22:55:28+00:00 November 6th, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, news, westchester|0 Comments

Photo Recap: Evening in Good Taste with Food Bank for Westchester

Last week, Food Bank for Westchester held their 27th annual An Evening of Good Taste (#EIGT2017), featuring 25 of Westchester County's top restaurants and chefs. The organization’s fall fundraiser, which attracts hundreds of people from throughout the region, spreads the message to end hunger in Westchester County. All proceeds from the event go directly to support the Food Bank for Westchester and its children’s programs. Nearly, one-third of the 200,000 people in the county who are hungry are children. Here's a delicious photo recap of some of the exciting offerings presented by the area's top chefs:   Polpettina's epic porchetta. Michael [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:54:13+00:00 October 31st, 2017|chefs, eat + drink, photo recap, westchester|0 Comments

200 Restaurants Participate in 2017 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

​The Valley Table’s ​fall 2017 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week kicks off October 30th until November 12th with over 200 restaurants participating with a brand new creative element: purple. Restaurants can showcase menus dedicated to trending purple produce, including cauliflower, Japanese eggplant, potatoes, beets, kale, carrots, peppers and Brussels​ ​sprouts​. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week provides diners with three-course, prix-fixe dinners for $32.95 and lunches for $22.95, from restaurants across Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess and Ulster counties. Featuring a global selection of cuisines and farm-to- table dishes the​ ​list​ ​of​ ​participating​ ​restaurants​ ​is​ ​now​ ​available​ ​at ​​hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com​.  Reservations​ ​are​ ​highly​ ​recommended. [...]

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 [...]

Plan the Best Fall Weekend in Westchester

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Planning to attend some of Hudson Valley's best Halloween events? IntoxiKate has you covered. Check out my interactive guide to planning the best fall weekend in Westchester! Click on the magazine below to check out the 12+ Halloween events, and over 50 restaurant recommendations.

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 (wgch.com) 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

The New Savor Dining Experience at The Westchester

Have you experienced the new gourmet dining options at #SAVOR at The Westchester? I recommend the Brussels Sprout Salad from Whitmans NYC and Tomato and Company's customizable Pizza. For more information, check out Shop Simon’s #SimonSAID blog: http://bit.ly/2hsqOLM #foundatsimon #ad