MTA Metro-North grants five new leases

Tenants Bring New Dining and Shopping Options, as Well as Station House Improvements, to Customers and Communities The Mt. Kisco, Purdy’s, Hastings-on-Hudson, Peekskill and Tarrytown stations are being reinvigorated, becoming more vibrant, welcoming places for commuters and residents, thanks to a renewal initiative by MTA Metro-North Railroad.  Metro-North has granted leases to new tenants who will bring dining and shopping options, commuter and community services, as well as improvements to these station house buildings. These five leases are providing $193,000 annually and growing, to Metro-North, and because the tenants will be responsible for building cleaning and upkeep, the railroad will [...]

By | 2019-04-08T16:47:46+00:00 April 8th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Sip Like a Queen: Lyndhurst High Tea

**everything's coming up roses** Is it too early to be thinking about next weekend? I've got a confession—I've been thinking about April 6-7th since I visited the Guest Cottage at Lyndhurst for a sneak peek at the Flower Show's High Tea. In between interview takes with News 12's Lisa LaRocca (love her!), I was able to snap a few photos and chat with Saint George Bistro's Chef Chris Vergara and Michelle Adams (Hastings-on-Hudson) about their contribution to the Show. While you can get a glimpse of the design arrangements created by over a dozen of Westchester’s finest florists within the rooms [...]

By | 2019-03-31T21:52:39+00:00 March 31st, 2019|brunch, eat + drink, restaurant news, sweet, westchester|0 Comments

Support Local Businesses Affected by the Tappan Zee Bridge Demolition Postponement

Restaurants with riverviews—Pier 701 Restaurant & Bar, Rivertown Taphouse, The View on the Hudson, Sambal Thai & Malay, Half Moon, and Hudson Farmer & the Fish—worked very hard this week to create community events commemorating the history—the Tappan Zee Bridge demolition. With many locations quickly filling up with reservations, ingredients were ordered and food was prepped. This afternoon, the construction company behind the demolition of the bridge made an announcement they were postponing demolition due to 'high winds' Saturday morning. A new announcement is scheduled for tomorrow, announcing the new date. The postponed destruction of the bridge affects our small [...]

By | 2019-01-10T23:03:42+00:00 January 10th, 2019|brunch, eat + drink, restaurant news|0 Comments

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  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