Bartender Shake-Off At the Taste & Style Event

This past Wednesday, SAVOR—The Westchester's gourmet dining experience—hosted Westchester Magazine's Taste & Style event, part of this year's Wine & Food Festival. The evening was dedicated to food and fashion, but the main event featured a Bartender Shake-Off with the county's top mixologists. The Rye House's Sarah Pyles, Rivermarket Bar + Kitchen's Emilio Ugarte, Daniel Chang from the Birch Collective, NoMa Socia's Serena Costello, and Keven Ordonez of Mima Restaurant all competed to create the best cocktail using a Peruvian brandy called Pisco 1615. The Bartender Shake-Off was hosted by yours truly and cocktails were judged by John Turiano (editor of [...]

Win A Pair of Tickets To Wine + Food’s Grand Tasting

Win a pair of tickets to Westchester Magazine's Grand Tasting event Saturday, June 9th, at the Kensico Dam Plaza. (Value: $170). For more chances to win, make sure to check out @IntoxiKateFoodie on Instagram and Facebook! Loading...   Image courtesy of Westchester Magazine

By | 2018-05-30T10:12:40+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Contest, westchester|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Westchester Magazine Instagram Takeover

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 [...]

By | 2018-05-25T11:53:46+00:00 May 25th, 2018|eat + drink, photo recap, westchester|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 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

John Turiano Gives the Scoop on the Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival

Westchester Magazine’s 8th Annual Wine & Food Festival, one of Westchester's most delicious events of the year, features a series of events showcasing food, wine, chefs, bartenders, and more in and around Westchester County. Editor John Turiano chats with IntoxiKate Kate Schlientz about this year's lineup of festvities, including the new bartender shake-off during the Taste & Style event at The Westchester's gourmet dining experience, SAVOR. Learn more at www.westchestermagazine.com. IntoxiKate (v): to excite or elate foodies to the point of enthusiasm or frenzy; to live life deliciously* Tune into Fork This with IntoxiKate on 1490 WGCH Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and [...]

By | 2018-05-25T13:05:30+00:00 May 21st, 2018|cocktails, eat + drink, Fork This Radio|0 Comments

Janet Langsam Honored at Westchester’s Magazine’s “Tastemakers”

Arts & Culture Visionary to be Honored at Westchester Magazine’s “An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers”  ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam will be Recognized as one of Westchester’s Most Respected Community Leaders; Wine & Food Festival Signature Event Features Westchester’s Top Chefs Serving Six-Course Dinner with World-Class Wine Pairings WHITE PLAINS, NY (April 30, 2018) – Arts and culture visionary Janet Langsam will be honored with Westchester Magazine’s 2018 Community Leader Award during the annual “An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers,” which will return as the signature event of Westchester Magazine’s 8th Annual Wine & Food Festival on Friday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. “‘An Evening [...]

By | 2018-04-30T17:22:40+00:00 April 30th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Westchester Magazine Announces Events for Wine & Food Festival 2018

Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival 2018 8th Annual Westchester Magazine Wine & Food Festival Brings Together Top Restaurants, Chefs, Wines and Much More. Tickets on Sale Now for Signature Events June 5th – June 10th.   WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY (April 5, 2018) – 315,000 burgers. 25,000 glasses of wine. 360 restaurants. 50,000 guests. $200,000 for charities. These are just some of the numbers that help to tell the success story that is Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival. In just seven years it has emerged as the signature culinary and beverage event kicking off the summer season in Westchester County [...]

By | 2018-04-18T00:31:58+00:00 April 18th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Westchester Magazine Selects Their 38 Top Restaurants in the County

Rye, NY (November 30, 2017) –For the first time ever, Westchester Magazine has ranked the area’s top restaurants. The illustrious list of 38 stellar eateries is featured in the December issue, on newsstands now. View the article online. A mix of celebrity-driven hotspots, perennial favorites and lesser-known gems, the list is a true mix of what makes Westchester County a culinary mecca. The 38 restaurants represent just 6% of the more than 600 full service restaurants in the county.  As the magazine states, “These are the places where the food, service, décor, and ambience all combine into a can’t-get-enough-of-it dining experience.”  [...]

By | 2017-12-04T18:25:00+00:00 December 4th, 2017|news|0 Comments

Press Release: Best of Westchester Party 2017

This press release came across my desk, and I thought it was sharable! The information below is not original content and is not sponsored or endorsed by IntoxiKate.com. Just spreading the word...   WESTCHESTER, NY | July 5, 2017 – Westchester Magazine’s 17th annual Best of Westchester® winners have been announced! This year marked the highest number of votes submitted with more than 33,000 votes cast. Now it’s time to celebrate at the summer’s best party. Celebrate the BEST of Westchester County with the Best of Westchester Party 2017 on Wednesday, July 26 at Glen Island Harbour Club, New Rochelle, NY. Check [...]

By | 2017-07-05T13:54:04+00:00 July 5th, 2017|eat + drink, restaurant news, westchester|0 Comments

Fork This: Banging Burgers + Summer Sangria

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: Matt Kay, Chef + Owner of Cedar Street Grill When Dobbs Ferry is a rocking, usually it's Cedar Street Grill that's a-popping. And it's no wonder why—Chef Matt Kay serves up some seriously fun, flavorful food paired with stellar cocktails. We chat with Matt about a whole heck of a lot—celebrating CSG's six year anniversary, his spring/summer menus, and his participation in this year's Burger + Beer Blast during Westchester [...]