RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen’s Emilio Ugarte Participates in the Bartender Shake-Off

Fork This! Mixologist Emilio Ugarte talks with IntoxiKate Kate Schlientz about his participation in the Bartender Shake-Off (hosted by yours truly!) during the Taste & Style event at The Westchester, part of this year's Westchester Magazine's Wine & Food Festival. Ugarte also gives us the skinny on directing the beverage program at RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen in Tarrytown, explaining how the restaurant's bar is heavily influenced by the kitchen and season. To learn more about this year's Wine & Food Festival, visit www.westchestermagazine.com.  IntoxiKate (v): to excite or elate foodies to the point of enthusiasm or frenzy; to live life deliciously* [...]

By | 2018-05-25T13:10:57+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|cocktails, eat + drink, Fork This Radio, night life|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

Photo Recap: Big Brew NY

[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=''] This past Saturday, beer lovers gathered at the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown for Big Brew NY to enjoy tasting some of the best craft brews on the market. This was the first time the festival was held outside, and offered a few new features—music, a mechanical bull, and several food vendors including Handsome Devil, Ma & Pa’s Tex Mex BBQ, DeCicco’s & Sons, and  Kath’s Catering. The photo gallery is below. [/av_textblock] [av_gallery ids='3672,3671,3670,3669,3668,3667,3666,3665,3664,3663,3662,3661,3660,3659,3658,3657,3656,3655,3654,3653,3652,3651,3650' style='thumbnails' preview_size='portfolio' crop_big_preview_thumbnail='avia-gallery-big-crop-thumb' thumb_size='thumbnail' columns='6' imagelink='lightbox' lazyload='avia_lazyload'] [/av_one_full] [...]

By | 2015-07-13T10:29:07+00:00 July 13th, 2015|westchester|0 Comments

July 11th: Big Brew NY Promo Code

The Fourth of July festivities have died down. You have a post-holiday hangover from the sugary, patriotic cocktails, and you are completely hot-dogged and hamburgered out. I get it. While I partied with some pretty fantastic people in the Poconos this weekend, I am suffering from all of the above. But what I’m really not happy about is the selection of beer we had on tap. The local beer barn closed (unbeknownst to me), and instead I was stuck with a generic beer in my hand at the beach, longing for an ice cold glass of something, well, more unique. [...]

By | 2015-07-12T19:51:17+00:00 July 6th, 2015|westchester|0 Comments

Poolside Party at The Castle Hotel & Spa

Are you ready for THE party of the summer? Last year’s IntoxiKate poolside party was well-attended AND incredibly fun (photo recap here). When the folks at The Castle Hotel & Spa reached out to me to host another Poolside Summer Pairing Series this year, I couldn’t say no! {I mean, who would?!?} June 25th, IntoxiKate and the Westchester #FoodieNation will kick off The Castle Hotel & Spa’s Poolside Summer Pairing Series. The event occurs every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and every event features a new beverage vendor to supply drinks for guests. At the IntoxiKate event, passed appetizers [...]

By | 2015-07-12T19:54:09+00:00 June 14th, 2015|westchester|1 Comment

Event Recap: IntoxiKate Poolside Party at the Castle Hotel & Spa

It was a perfect evening... As I drove up to the Castle Hotel & Spa—one of Tarrytown's hidden gems—there wasn't a could in the sky. As James and Brittney, the friendly staff behind the event, brought me down to the grotto, I couldn't believe my eyes. I've been on the property several times to enjoy at meal at Equus, but I had no idea there was a pool on site. And a beautiful pool it was... Pairing up with Spiked Seltzer {an IntoxiKate fav!} for the event, members of the Westchester #FoodieNation enjoyed a magical evening. The photo recap is [...]

By | 2014-08-09T23:51:50+00:00 August 8th, 2014|westchester|1 Comment

Cellar 49 Features New Seasonal Dishes

During my last visit to Cellar 49, I wolfed down a cowboy steak that pretty much took up the entire table. Okay, maybe it wasn't THAT big, but admitting to also eating a flatbread pizza, burrata salad and several other dishes would only reveal my gluttonous side. But the dishes all had one thing in common—they were heavy dishes. Perfect comfort foods to offset the bitter cold temperatures accompanying. Now that the temps are turning in the opposite direction, I'm looking for a few more lighter dishes. (Okay, who am I kidding?!? Have to feed the #foodbaby, but I AM [...]

By | 2014-05-29T23:22:58+00:00 May 29th, 2014|westchester|0 Comments

Tarrytown’s RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen

A small, circular white plate sits in front of me. Sliced radishes, a handful of fava beans, and tomatoes sit atop a bed of bib lettuce. Small, homemade potato "chips" add crunch, offsetting the perfectly placed mound of burrata—the piece de résistance! One slice in, and the creamy cheese spills out it's gooey center. While we're just on the cusp of spring, the tomatoes taste like summer sun. More, please! The open of RiverMarket's Bar & Kitchen was long awaited, but well worth the wait. The Tarrytown eatery is housed in the ever-growing Hudson Harbor complex, sandwiched between the train [...]

By | 2014-04-08T21:02:47+00:00 April 8th, 2014|westchester|1 Comment

Five Westchester Foodie Finds

The top five things you should sink your teeth into this month. Check out Fortina’s Facebook page. When you’re not drooling over their latest dishes, you’ll be laughing over their crazy shenanigans.  Take a culinary journey with Chef Anthony Goncalves at Odyssey, a new venture at 42 The Restaurant. The Twisted Oak is new on the Tarrytown scene, but everyone is already buzzing about the poutine.  Snag one of David Dibari’s signature pies and a pen— you haven’t made it until you’ve signed the graffiti wall at The Parlor. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Tuckahoe’s Broken Bow Brewery tapped [...]

By | 2014-02-25T21:53:55+00:00 February 20th, 2014|westchester|0 Comments

Mrs. Green’s Natural Market Opens in Tarrytown

Last week, Mrs. Green's Natural Market opened its doors on North Broadway in Tarrytown. The market will offer its traditional products include organic produce, all-natural meats, artisanal baked goods and more. Mrs. Green's Tarrytown celebrated its grand opening with a dramatic “Winter Wonderland” experience designed to transform the space and delight guests. The grand opening celebration spans the entire week and include a host of activities for foodies, families and culture-seekers. Mrs. Green's Tarrytown follows other recent grand openings in Hartsdale NY, Chicago, IL and its first Canadian location in Calgary, Alberta. Next on the map are Dobbs Ferry, NY, [...]

By | 2013-12-22T19:35:30+00:00 December 21st, 2013|gourmet shops|0 Comments