Katonah Reading Room

This bahn mi will change your life. It’s served, not at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant, or from a street vendor. But at an adorable (maybe even a little too twee) cafe in Katonah, N.Y. I present the Katonah Reading Room. […]


Roost in Sparkill

One of our favorite restaurants in Rockland is Roost. Chef Kevin Reilly is so very talented — his food bursts with flavor, and is always expertly executed. Tonight’s dinner was no exception. Longtime SCF fans may remember our many, many […]


Porta Napoli in Harrison

I believe you’re all aware of my fondness for Don Antonio’s pizza. The one in midtown. My go-to pre-theater spot. Well that restaurant is indirectly related to the new Porta Napoli, a Neapolitan pizzeria and wine bar that opened in […]


Kishuya in Hartsdale

Another new ramen place has opened in Westchester, and so we paid a visit. Dumplings: Saturday lunch crowd: Little girl and her bear: A little tea, thank you. The pork buns were pretty good, but not outstanding. Too tough, not […]


Pizza at Marta

While the pizza momentum in New York has been building for years now, the quality pies have mostly been Neapolitan in nature: cripsy, yes, but also puffy and slightly chewy. Enter Marta, Danny Meyer’s latest venture with Maialino chef Nick […]


An Early Supper at Peekskill Brewery

Downstairs, a pub and tasting room, filled with day-drinkers making a pit-stop on their leaf-peeping jaunts. Upstairs, a restaurant, also filled, with long-distance bikers, families and young couples. At both: the excellent, locally brewed beer from Peekskill Brewery. We were […]


Red Wine Season!

I went out with some friends on Friday night, and, for the first time in I can’t remember when, ordered a glass of red wine. I thought it worth documenting. Related posts: Terroir, the Wine Bar in Murray Hill Wine […]


Supper at o lar

We hadn’t visited o lar in way, way too long. So after Kris’s opening at Piermont Strauss, we heade over to share some pizza and pasta with Irene. No photos of the folks, today, folks, but we do have the […]


Communal Kitchen, Nyack

An evening out with friends! We tried the new Communal Kitchen in Nyack. Everything we tasted was delicious, and we had a great time catching up. Charlotte Haze, with Barr Hill gin, Damson Plum Liqueur and apricot eau de vie: […]