It’s no secret I enjoy sharing what I love. Whether it’s a post on the site, interviewing a chef on Fork This with IntoxiKate (NOW broadcasting 12-1 p.m. on AM 1230 WFAS), or sharing a little social love on Instagram, I can’t help but pass along a great dish or experience. Restaurant recommendations: it’s what I do.
So when the Hyatt House in White Plains asked me to pass along recommendations for their guests, I couldn’t say no. While it was tough to narrow down the list of restaurants I could list for a little night out on the town, I was also asked to provide a few shopping and attraction recommendations as well. Thinking about the Hyatt House clientele, and also considering both the business and family-oriented guests, I came up with the following options (with a few IntoxiKate tips to boot):
FOOD & DRINK
42 The Restaurant
IntoxiKate Tip: Make your reservations in advance to pair your dinner with the spectacular sunset.
1 Renaissance Square, White Plains, 914-761-4242, www.42TheRestaurant.com
IntoxiKate Tip: Make sure to hit the wine store before you head out—The Roost is BYOB.
100 Main St., Irvington, 914-231-7576, www.wolfertsroostirv.com
Fig & Olive
IntoxiKate Tip: If you’re visiting Sunday through Thursday, a prix fixe dinner is available for $35 per person, offering delicious options from their seasonal menu.
696 White Plains Rd., Scarsdale, 914-725-2900, www.figandolive.com
IntoxiKate Tip: L’inizio also gets creative with their cocktail list—the “Barrels & Bites” menu features spirits aged (and sometimes infused with flavors) in American charred oak barrels for two weeks. Pair the octopus salad with the spicy basil margarita!
698 Saw Mill River Rd., Ardsley, 914-693-5400, www.liniziony.com
IntoxiKate Tip: Experience a little jet lag? Try a cup of the herbal spicy mint tea. The herbal blend is excellent for headaches, fights fatigue and stress, and helps with digestive problems.
235 Main St., White Plains, 914-428-1000, www.hastingstea.com
Kensico Soap Bar
IntoxiKate Tip: The “Breakfast Bar” olive oil soap leaves skin feeling silky smooth and smells good enough to eat (but would advise against it!).
660 Columbus Ave., Thornwood, 914-579-2033, www.kensicosoapbar.com
IntoxiKate Tip: Picking up chocolate as a gift? Simply ask Maria to wrap it for you!
Chocolations: 607 East Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck, 914-777-3600, www.chocolations.com
IntoxiKate Tip: Weezie D has a second location in Rye!
15 Park Place, Bronxville, 914-337-1008, www.weezied.com
Ridge Hill Shopping Plaza
IntoxiKate Tip: Some shops and eateries will validate your parking! Make sure to inquire when you pop in.
1 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, 914-207-2900, www.westchestersridgehill.com
IntoxiKate Tip: Owner Kristen has a full line of comfortable tummy-tightening tanks and leggings, to get you in shape (pun intended)!
501 East Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck, 914-341-1333
Half Time Beverage
IntoxiKate Tip: Half Time is constantly offering tastings and events. Make sure to check the website first to plan your visit!
139 Hoyt Avenue, Mamaroneck, 914-341-1666, www.halftimebeverage.com
Westchester Wine and Food Weekend
June 3-6, 2015
IntoxiKate Tip: Make sure to arrive with an empty stomach!
For more information, visit www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/Wine-Food-Week/
Big Brew NY Festival
IntoxiKate Tip: Enter code “IntoxiKate” at checkout for $10 off!
For more information, visit www.bigbrewny.com
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
IntoxiKate Tip: Visit the website to purchase tickets in advance.
For more information, visit www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester
Hastings Flea Market
IntoxiKate Tip: Make sure to bring cash; many local purveyors do not take credit cards.
For more information, visit www.hastingsflea.com
This post is sponsored by Hyatt House in White Plains.