Memorial Day weekend finds us in Rye Brook.
Here's my dilemma: transplanted NY'er, rarely gets up north with wife--just business, very limited chow NY metro opportunities between business and family obligations. Therefore obsessivly driven to optimize the selection for each chow opportunity.
I've dug through the Portchester posts and so far have come up with (near to Rye Brook):
--Crossroad diner in Portchester for b'fast
--Piero's in Portchester for OK suburban red sauce
And glimmers of tantalizing hints about worth driving for Brazilian (not Pantenals) and other latino in Portchester. Unfortunately, nothing clear or definitive like in the outer boroughs' posts.
If not Portchester, then EWR then 5:00 PM hotel arrival in Rye Brook, quick rest and wash, and schlep back south into Queens (my home turf) for one of the great usual suspects--Sripriphai (sp?), Parkside, Lemon Ice King, etc.
Pro's: I know the way, blindfolded (who said nothing good ever came out of the haze of post Haight-Ashbury) from and to about everywhere.
Cons: Sounds potentially like a lot of driving for the Commander after an all day trip since six AM that morning.
That's why I'm persisting to try and find things in Portchester area. As for Arthur Ave--I'm slightly Sat night crowd-averse when all the farmers come out after their baths. Have dug thru the Bronx listings but nothing's caught my eye.
We are constrained, too, by my wife's irrational demand for no fluorescent lighting, and at the minimum a high quality paper napkin -- if not cloth. Language and cuisine are not issues. We speak chow.