8th Annual “Ring in the New Year at Noon” at New Roc City

Westchester’s Only Daytime New Year’s event for Kids Includes Balloon Drop, Giveaways, Activities, and More WESTCHESTER/DECEMBER 11 — There’s no need for kids to stay up until midnight as New Roc’s master of ceremonies rings in the New Year early with the countdown to noon complete with a thrilling balloon release with festive, brightly-colored balloons. For the 8th year in a row, New Roc City will offer their festive ‘Ring in the New Year at Noon’ event for kids ages 2 – 10 in the atrium from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on Sunday, December 31st. The event will support [...]

By | 2017-12-18T22:50:10+00:00 December 11th, 2017|news|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

HVRW at Dubrovnik in New Rochelle

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (#HVRW) is the perfect opportunity to try new restaurants in and around Westchester. The event runs through this weekend, so make sure to make those reservations to take advantage of the deal—$32.95 for a three-course dinner and $22.95 for a three-course lunch.* At the beginning of two-week-long event, I offered my tips on where to go this year, and mentioned I was checking out a restaurant that's been on MY list for quite some time. The interior is small but very cozy. Upon collecting my valet ticket (thank goodness for that in this area of New Rochelle), [...]

Gourmet On The Go: Got Thyme Westchester

Okay, all my fellow foodies who are kickstarting the new year with a 30-Day Transformation, or those of you who are actually sticking to their new year resolution to be healthier in 2017—what is the hardest part of being on your new meal plan? TIME! I get it. When I was on my elimination meal plan to jumpstart my digestive system, I battled the clock on a daily basis. With our long work hours and family responsibilities, it's getting harder and harder to sit down to a healthy meal, let alone a home cooked one. Pair that with efforts to avoid certain foods—whether [...]

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

IntoxiKate Event at Gather at Recologie

Recently, I swung by the Gather at Recologie in New Rochelle. This great little eatery (nestled between some great eco-friendly shopping) has plenty to offer every diner, but specializes in vegan and vegetarian dishes. With the recent introduction of Executive Chef Dianne de la Veaux, and the desire to inspire others to visit the Café for some amazing food, I worked with the team at Recologie to create an IntoxiKate dinner Friday, April 17th at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP to the five-course dinner ($45.06 per person including tax and tip), please fill out the form below. (The menu is below.) [...]

By | 2015-04-12T19:15:50+00:00 March 31st, 2015|westchester|0 Comments

Love is in the Air at Alvin & Friends

If you note a little "something, something" in the air this Valentine's Day at Alvin & Friends, it may be the amazing foursome working their love behind the scenes. Two married couples are the co-owners of the New Rochelle eatery—Gwen and Alvin Clayton and Theresa Kump and Tom Leghorn. The Claytons Gwen and Alvin Clayton met at a restaurant in New York City where he was working as a model. “It was a Friday night,” Gwen remembers, “and Alvin said he would call me that weekend. He was a man of his word: he called on Sunday and we had [...]

By | 2014-02-25T21:11:00+00:00 February 13th, 2014|westchester|0 Comments

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Westchester

Best Place to Listen to Live Tunes Chat 19, Larchmont The Deal: No cover here! Mange, mange on some of Chat 19's tradition offerings will you listen—or dance the night away—to the sweet sounds of Sugarush. Music starts at 10:30 p.m. Champagne toast at midnight. Make reservations: 914-833-8871 {Chat 19: 19 Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont, 914-833-8871, chat19.net}   Budget Friendly Party Infusion American Tapas Lounge, Pelham The Deal: With two seatings (6:30 and 9 p.m.), Infusion offers a three-course NYE's dinner for $35—open bar packages also available. The evening includes two music acts as well as a champagne toast. Think cool, [...]

By | 2013-12-27T22:25:41+00:00 December 27th, 2013|entertaining|0 Comments

New Flavors at NoMa Social

{By Contributing Writer Jeanne Muchnick} I’ve been a big fan of NoMa Social since it opened two years ago.  The atmosphere is loungey-cool, the food is a combination of small and large plates, and the drinks…well the drinks are in a category all their own. Think more than 20 margaritas with names such as “Panties Off” and “Femme Fatale,” a host of “skinny” (under 150 calorie) cocktails, and their own-made sangria, available with five tapas for a very reasonable $50. While known for its fun and funky nightlife, including rocking DJs and live acts such as George Lamond and Judy [...]

By | 2013-11-24T12:28:21+00:00 November 26th, 2013|westchester|0 Comments