After 7 years in Danbury CT I've moved back to my native state of NY - not to my old home of Brooklyn - but to my wife's native environs of lower Westchester.
You'd figure moving from way out in D-bury to closer to NYC the food situation would have improved all around but we've found that whereas in Danbury we were right near a great New York pizza place (John's on Rt 37) and an inventive quality wings place (T.K.'s) here in westchester your options for both pizza and wings seem to well... suck.
Sure you guys have better fancy eating but I miss my old wings and pizza.
Before you suggest it for pizza, yes, I've tried Sal's - it's fine but it's no John's. I've tried Nicky's in Larchmont which was pretty good during the summer but for some reason seems to have taken a big quality hit the past few times we've had it.
For wings.. well I dunno. I've tried Larchmont places and they're blah in my opinion. I've heard the candlelight is good but central ave is a long shlep from larchmont for some wings.
I think I've just been spoiled by my Danbury spots. Not to mention nearby Bethel for O'Neils sandwiches and those burgers at Sycamore!
Ok it's not all negative in westchester... here's what I've really enjoyed being right near or discovering since moving to Larchmont this year.
The dirty bagel store in new rochelle - it's not like being a kid in canarsie but it beats danbury, Ray's cafe for chinese, Walters hot dogs, the cheese shop, lupita's and the little mexican cafe (thanks chowhound). we did have a great hidden away guacamole spot in danbury but yeah definitely more mexican options in new rochelle and port chester. toyo is good sushi too....
Can someone educate me though on what nearby gems I should know for wings, burgers, delis, pizza and reasonably priced italian food. The basics!
I had a burger from American bistro when I was passing through Tuckahoe and it was quality but I'm talking your basic takeout needs. 20 minutes is too long for me to drive regularly for a burger.
Please hook me up with quality takeout suggestions around Larchmont and the immediately surrounding towns.