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Vibrant food & nightlife at Alvin & Friends, New Rochelle...

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by gutreactions 25 days ago

It was a lovely late summer evening when we stopped into Alvin & Friends on Memorial Highway in downtown New Rochelle. The place was popping at around 8 p.m., and we took seats in the bar/lounge. T...

Today Media acquires The Valley Table, Hudson Valley, N.Y.

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by gutreactions 2 days ago

Today Media Inc., publishers of Westchester Magazine, acquired The Valley Table Magazine last June. The Valley Table, as you may know, is responsible for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week that comes up...

Lefteris Gyro opens 4th unit in Pleasantville...

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by gutreactions 22 days ago

The Lefteris group of Greek eateries keep expanding. They have opened a 4th unit on Marble Ave. in Pleasantville, not far from the Thornwood line. Might have to stop in after our next visit to the ...

Seeking Vietnamese and Thai ingredients in Westchester

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by metacritic 10 months ago

As the title indicates, I am seeking Thai and Vietnamese ingredients in Westchester with mixed success. I can find galangal and lemongrass at one of the two H-Marts. I can find frozen pandan leaves...

Collards shine at The Southern Table, Pleasantville...

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by gutreactions 4 months ago

I wanted to see 'Pavarotti' on Father's Day and it was a stirring documentary. The Jacob Burns in Pleasantville was a good intimate spot to take it in. We were a bit hungry when we left so we heade...

Captain Lawrence expands beer hall in Elmsford...

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by gutreactions 5 months ago

Local news is reporting a new expanded 4000 sq. ft. beer hall accommodating about 180 guests, larger bar with 20 beers on tap, and state-of-the-art kitchen at Captain Lawrence Brewery in Elmsford. ...

Ernie's Wine Bar, Bronxville, starts Book Club...

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by gutreactions 5 days ago

I enjoy stopping in at Ernie's Wine Bar in Bronxville. It is a good place to unwind, savor a good wine, indulge in a signature dish. Among the different events held at this clubby space, just found...

Nonna Carola to replace Molly Spillane's in Mamaroneck...

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

There has been a lot of restaurant movement in Mamaroneck. The latest: Molly Spillane's, the bustling Irish tavern on Mamaroneck Ave, will morph into Nonna Carola, an upscale Italian restaurant. Ch...

Good seasonal brews at Broken Bow, Tuckahoe...

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by gutreactions 7 days ago

Opened 7 years ago, Broken Bow Brewery on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe has been making progress across Westchester County. We visited recently to take in some Sunday afternoon sports and current bre...

Route One serves family-style Italian in Larchmont...

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

Get ready for the big plates! Just opened: Route One Family Style Italian Restaurant on Boston Post Road in Larchmont. It is in the same space that operated for many years as La Riserva. There have...

808 Social coming to Eastchester...

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by gutreactions 3 years ago

It is under construction now on Summerfield St. between Brook and White Plains Road, just down the street from Eastchester Fish Gourmet and around the corner from Mona Lisa Deli. A lot of food on t...

Chen's Poke opening in White Plains...

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by gutreactions 16 days ago

Poke Bowl lovers, here it comes! Chen's Poke, a colorful new eat-in/take-out restaurant, is at 175 Main Street, White Plains, a few stores down from ill-fated Sofrito. Their website is offering a 1...

Best shopping for Jewish New Year?

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by gutreactions 28 days ago

It's time for Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 29th, the Jewish New Year, ending with Yom Kippur! Where do you find the best foods for the celebration and breaking the fast in the metro area? Been hearing abou...

Seth Greenberg's Just Desserts opens softly in Larchmont...

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by gutreactions 19 days ago

After walking thru the busy Larchmont Farmers Market this morning, I walked over to Seth Greenberg's Just Desserts, his cozy new bake shop on Palmer Ave., next to Lusardi's. Lucky to get a 10% disc...

ACME Market to close in Eastchester...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

News 12 Westchester is reporting that ACME Market on White Plains Road in Eastchester/Scarsdale will be closing by November. They do, however, have other stores in the county, including nearby Bron...

Cantina Taco & Tequila Bar opens in White Plains...

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by gutreactions 6 months ago

It has a bright aqua fa├žade and it is called Cantina Taco & Tequila Bar on Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, at the space that previously held The Black Bear. Took a sneak peak. Inside is a sprawling ...

Downtown New Rochelle development to spawn new crop of dining options...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

There is a lot of new building activity in downtown New Rochelle, Westchester's 'Queen City' on the Sound. The RXR multi-use high rise between Main St. and Huguenot St. is moving forward, as is con...

Beer Noggin, Bronxville offers stimulating brews...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Stopped into Beer Noggin, a craft beer bottle shop & taproom, across from the railroad station on Kraft Ave. in Bronxville and was greeted with conviviality and some fine selections. It is a cozy s...

Z Prime Italian Steakhouse to open in White Plains...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

This sprawling 200-seat space at 189 E. Post Road has morphed many times over the years, from Par's Eclisse to most recently Pax Romana. It has been undergoing extensive renovation. The Perlleshi f...

John Ambrose, Westchester restaurateur, dies! R.I.P.

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by gutreactions 28 days ago

He relished the restaurant business, John Ambrose did. Over his long career, he opened the original Crab Shanty in Mamaroneck, since closed. And followed along with long-time partner/restaurateur S...