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 [...]

IntoxiKate Paint Night with Alvin (+ Friends!)

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Join me for an Alvin + Arlen’s Double Header Bring-on-Spring Paint and Sip IntoxiKate Event! Thursday, March 31st • 7 to 9 p.m. Alvin & Friends: 14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle This paint party is a paint party like no other, featuring background and painting tips from artist Alvin Clayton and inspired libations created by Arlen Gargagliano. RSVP now below! […]

By | 2016-03-23T12:45:35+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|westchester, wine|0 Comments

The Pepper Pak Challenge

[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] These three local chefs have a chance to win $500 in the Pepper Pak Challenge and YOU can help get them there! THE CHALLENGE: The chefs were challenged to select two or more products in the Pepper Pak—a box full of innovative goodies created just for chefs—and create a delicious dish. The chef with the video with the most views by January 15, 2016 wins $500. How can you participate? Simply watch the videos below (hey, there are some GREAT [...]

By | 2015-11-21T19:05:32+00:00 December 1st, 2015|westchester|0 Comments

Celebrate International Chocolate Day in Westchester

July 7th is International Chocolate Day. If you’re looking to celebrate, there are plenty of options around Westchester to indulge in celebratory sweet treats (now, or any time the sweet tooth craving hits): […]

By | 2015-07-12T19:50:47+00:00 July 7th, 2015|gourmet shops, westchester|1 Comment

Men(u) Crave: Matt + Joe Kay from Cedar Street Grill

{IntoxiKate Series} We’ve all been guilty of it. Sure, the restaurant has great food, but sometimes we go for things that aren’t on the menu. Maybe it’s the ambiance, maybe it’s the VIP treatment, or maybe it’s the bartender’s eyes…. Wait, what? Men(u) Crave uncovers the cutest men in the restaurant industry, moves past those good looks, and discovers why they’re drawn to food (and why women and drawn to them)! Enter: Matt and Joe Kay. The brothers behind Cedar Street Grill are always up for some great food, craft cocktails, and some good times. Matt Kay Why do you think you [...]

By | 2015-03-01T23:16:49+00:00 March 5th, 2015|westchester|0 Comments

Fork This: Hot Chocolate Recipe + MTK Tavern

Shortly after launching IntoxiKate, restaurants approached me to start hosting events for my followers, who I lovingly call the Westchester #FoodieNation. We've sipped cocktails together at The Castle in Tarrytown, we've dined on steak at Benjamin Steakhouse in White Plains, and we kicked off the holidays in the VIP Lounge and Alley 810 at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. And that's just to name a few. So how can you stay in the loop on the next IntoxiKate event AND reviews, news and more? Well, you can obviously tune in to my new show, Fork This with IntoxiKate, every [...]

By | 2015-01-11T14:03:54+00:00 January 9th, 2015|recipe, westchester|0 Comments

Yonker’s GenY Cocktail Contest

Yonkers is certainly in revival mode—there's new condos popping up, eco-friendly living spaces, and, of course, hip new eateries hitting the Y-O. Bars across the city are teaming up with the Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront Business Improvement District to kick off the Yonker's GenY Cocktail Contest, to invite fellow Westchester residents to experience the excitement of the city's new look and feel. Get Involved You have to test cocktails? Count me in! Simply visit the one of the participating restaurants—X20, Xaviars on the Hudson, Zuppa Restaurant, Guapo Cocina Mexicana, Dolphin Restaurant, Café Hudson and Empire City Casino—and take a few sips on their [...]

By | 2014-08-11T00:22:42+00:00 August 11th, 2014|westchester|0 Comments

An Open Letter to Chef David DiBari

Dear Dave, You know I'm a huge fan of yours. I love the way you've carved out a much-deserved spot as one of the top chefs in Westchester. I'm down with the mother-shucking, roasted pig, tatted-up, wild side of you. I am an avid follower of all things #sausage #goosefat #wemakelettuceinteresting #getbaked. But we need to talk. A few weeks ago, I visited The Parlor, your highly-anticipated pizza joint. One step in, and I immediately had high hopes—the eatery has that Brooklyn-chic look with exposed brick, carefully mismatched tables and chairs, and a mural of graffittied signatures. It's urban, it's hip, and it's a place that Westchester desperately [...]

By | 2014-02-06T10:55:03+00:00 February 6th, 2014|westchester|0 Comments

Cook Gourmet Meals with Plated

If you enjoy a good meal like I do, odds are you also like to try new recipes at home. And when you're trying a new recipe, it's sometimes hard to track down the ingredients it calls for—trust me, I can write a whole entry on hunting down the Knorr tamarind soup base I use to make Filipino pork Sinigang soup. And, if you do happen to get your hands on that hard-to-find ingredient, you'll use a teaspoon of it in the recipe and then that spice will sit in your pantry for months on end, unused. That's why I'm [...]

By | 2013-11-24T13:38:52+00:00 November 27th, 2013|recipe|0 Comments

Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

With the temperatures dropping almost overnight, I'm scrambling to find my favorite soup recipes to start cooking. Warm up with this recipe for Italian Wedding Soup from Swirls of Flavor blogger and Chef Gwynn Galvin. She writes: One of my favorite things about the seasons changing from summer into fall is homemade soup simmering on the stove.  Soup warms up your body and your soul. Italian Wedding Soup is one of my all-time favorites but did you know that the soup has nothing to do with weddings? The name “Italian Wedding Soup” happened to get a little lost in translation. It is a mistranslation of the Italian phrase [...]

By | 2013-10-24T09:11:08+00:00 October 24th, 2013|recipe|0 Comments