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TGIF, everyone! I am very excited to be kicking off the holiday weekend with my Instagram takeover of Westchester Magazine! I'm highlighting some of the best features of one of my favorite events of the year—Westchester Magazine's Annual Wine & Food Festival. Please show me some love and share your favorite events/memories of the festival (I know you go to the Burger & Beer Blast every year!). This year’s event has a killer lineup of participants, including some newbies (I see you, The Spread), food crushes (Heather Frantangelo of L'inizio), and new events like brunch at Kanopi. Plus, keep it [...]
Looking for the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the 914 and the 203? I've got a round-up of the best parties to get your margarita on! Westchester County Fork This: I can't get enough of Vega Mexican Cuisine's Chimichurri Skirt Steak served with fried plantains and market veggies. Go: 189 E. Hartsdale Ave., Harstdale, NY, 914-723-0010, www.vegamexican.com Traditionally, Cinco de Mayo is all about the margaritas. Any while they have plenty of delicious options, I can't get enough of El Balon Cantina's spicy Bloody Mary. Just look at this bad boy! Go: 211 Market St., Yonkers, NY, 914-376-6800, [...]
Briarcliff, NY – On Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm, the Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Chili Cook-Off. The Chili Cook-Off is Briarcliff Manor’s nod to Cinco de Mayo. This family-friendly event, held outdoors at one of the loveliest times of year, takes place in front of the storefronts along Pleasantville Road from the Briarcliff Manor Fire House to Holbrook Cottage. Local businesses join together and offer samples of homemade chili to all Briarcliff’s friends and neighbors. Everyone gets to vote on their favorite recipe and a winner is awarded at the end of [...]
Some exciting news to share! Stew Leonard’s, aka the “Disneyland of Dairy Stores”, recently announced its same-day grocery delivery service, called Stew’s Fresh Delivery Powered by Instacart, the nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service. If you're within a 20-30 minute drive of Stew Leonard’s six farm fresh food stores in Yonkers, Farmingdale, and East Meadow, NY, as well as Norwalk, Danbury, and Newington, CT., you can score your favorite groceries delivered to their home or business in as little as one hour! You know me—I'm all about the taste testing (or in this case, test ordering!), so I placed a few orders for [...]
Valentine's Day is Wednesday, and if you've had the week I've had, you have zero plans! Don't worry. I've rounded up the best list for those last minute reservations (providing an evening so romantic, you're SO will never know you booked two days in advance!). Here's where to celebrate Valentine's Day in Westchester: Lucky in Love Nonno's Trattoria Tucked in Empire City Casino, Nonno's Trattoria packages traditional Italian fare in a classically quaint restaurant. What's the Deal? The three-course meal—including salad or soup, Surf-n-Turf entrée, and a Heart-Shaped Cannoli Cake for Two, is $80 per couple. Book Now: 810 Yonkers Ave., [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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,” [...]