Empire City Casino offers Thanksgiving Dinners To Go

Empire City has your entire Thanksgiving weekend planned out and all you have to do come visit us at Manhattan's closest gaming destination. Thanksgiving Eve, one of the biggest party nights of the year, will be bouncing at Empire City Casino. Ranging from Butch Barbella's Streets of the Bronx to Daddy Pop, to trying your hand at Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Craps, Roulette or slots, party the night away knowing that the Empire City Casino culinary team will be busily preparing your Thanksgiving dinner. If you are the one doing the cooking, celebrating the night before can ruin your efforts [...]

By | 2017-11-16T23:05:16+00:00 November 16th, 2017|news|0 Comments

Third Annual Ice Bucket Challenge at Empire City Casino

I think it's pretty safe to say we all participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that circulated social media a few years back. It was one of the first active calls to action on behalf of a charity, and went viral quickly—everyone from your neighbor's kid to celebrities participated. Heck, even I did it (and donated!). What you may not know? One of the co-creators of the Ice Bucket Challenge lives in the 914, and has continued to raise awareness and funds for research to eliminate ALS. Pat Quinn, who was diagnosed with the disease in March 2013, is [...]

Get a Bite of Pakistani Food and Film with Alamo Drafthouse

Listen, anytime you pair dinner and a movie, it's a win-win. And when it's the new romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano, it's a date night upgrade. Check out Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's showing of The Big Sick (trailer below), pairing an exclusive Pakistani-Southern American menu hand-selected by the writers of the film, Nanjiani and Emily Gordon. Tickets are on sale now and the movie and special menu kick off today. If you aren't familiar with Pakistani dishes, think about things like Aloo Chaap (gold potatoes mixed with onions, garlic, and spiced beef served with seasoned yogurt and herbs), Potato Stuffed [...]

By | 2017-07-07T14:42:39+00:00 July 7th, 2017|eat + drink, entertaining, savory, westchester|0 Comments

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Westchester NY

March 17th is this Friday, and if you're anything like me, you can't way to dig in to some corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes paired with some delicious craft brew. I've rounded up some of the best places and resources for you to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Westchester NY... PARADES March 17th: The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates over 250 years of history and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO of Northwell Health, serves as this year's Grand Marshal. March 18th: The Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade (in my opinion, the BEST [...]

By | 2017-03-13T18:30:03+00:00 March 13th, 2017|craft beer, eat + drink, entertaining, holiday, westchester|0 Comments

Westchester Events: Dig In to This Week’s Happenings

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] I love sharing the area’s best events with you, and this week, there’s a line up of fantastic events for food and craft beer lovers. From Yonkers Restaurant Week to half-priced wines at Vintage 1891 to celebrating Yonkers Brewing Co.’s first anniversary, click below for all the details you need to be an activate participant in the best Westchester events. […]

By | 2016-01-12T18:46:51+00:00 January 11th, 2016|westchester|0 Comments

YoFi Fest, An Evening in Good Taste & More!

Fall is the season for Westchester events, and often times, these events fall on the same evening. This was the case Thursday evening—in a three-hour span I had three events to go to (all including food and drinks!), but I was game for the task at hand… Check out the photo recap of The Food Bank for Westchester’s 25th Annual “An Evening in Good Taste,” the YoFi Fest, and the press opening of the Royal Regency Hotel in Yonkers. […]

By | 2015-10-23T23:33:16+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|westchester|0 Comments

Socialize in Style, with SummerFest!

While IntoxiKate.com was created out of a love {okay, maybe small obsession} with food, the tagline “Living Life Deliciously” was meant to mirror the way I approach life: enjoying every single moment— whether that be a meal, event, or experience. I also wanted to leave the option open to share these moments with you, so you can also take advantage of the best Westchester has to offer. This is a sharable moment… […]

By | 2015-07-12T19:53:44+00:00 June 26th, 2015|westchester|0 Comments

Holiday Cocktail Recipes {Plus! Win Dinner for Two}

‘Tis the season of giving, and the City of Yonkers has once again rounded up their restaurants, offering holiday cocktail recipes and a chance to eat, drink and be merry… {Someone must be on the 'nice" list because here's your chance to win dinner for two!} Check out the full list of holiday cocktail recipes here (or better yet, visit the eatery to have one shaken up for you), but in the meantime, tempt those taste buds with the Candy Mint Crush, courtesy of Dolphin Restaurant, Bar & Lounge: Candy Mint Crush 3 oz 3 Olives Vanilla Vodka 1.5 oz [...]

By | 2014-12-23T01:04:49+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|recipe|0 Comments

Photo Recap: IntoxiKate Party at Empire City Casino

Last Friday, members of the Westchester #FoodieNation kicked off the holidays in style with food, drinks, and fun at Empire City Casino's two amazing event spaces—the VIP Lounge and Alley 810 (for some bowling!). The photo recap of the event is below. For more images of the event, visit IntoxiKate: Living Life Deliciously on Facebook! The first half of the party was hosted in the casino's VIP Lounge. I took a snapshot before guests arrived... Seriously, how beautiful is this space?!?! Chefs at the casino prepared quite the feast—an antipasto, charcuterie and cheese station was set up in one corner. [...]

By | 2014-11-17T10:05:02+00:00 November 17th, 2014|westchester|0 Comments

Take a Gamble with Dan Rooney’s

While on my quest for the greatest cocktail in Yonkers during the GenY Cocktail contest, I found myself at Empire City Casino for my final destination. A newbie to the Raceway, I  was excited to try Dan Rooney's Sports Pub—just one of the four food options on site. Fully aware that I was there, the restaurant generously sent out a table full of dishes—I felt I was more in a Double Dare physical challenge, placing my bets on how far I could test the bottomless pit of a stomach I claim to have. While I put a solid dent in [...]

By | 2014-11-03T11:49:03+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|westchester|1 Comment