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Kishuya in Hartsdale
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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: […]

The Taco Project, Tarrytown
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The Taco Project, Tarrytown

Hipster tacos have come to the ‘burbs. Still, there is more than a hint of authenticity here at the Taco Project. Radishes, chopped onions and cilantro are garnishes. Pickled onions are an option. The meat is slow cooked or fast fried. […]

Dinner at Adalaya
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Dinner at Adalaya

Right down the stairs from Dear Irving is a little Mediterranean restaurant, where we shared small plates, rose and lots of laughs. Funny sign by the bar: It was a beautiful night, so we took a table on the street: […]

Drinks at Dear Irving
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Drinks at Dear Irving

At Dear Irving, a cocktail bar on Irving Place, the decor takes its cue from various cocktail eras, and works its way chronologically backwards the further back in the building you go. You enter into JFK-era 1960s, a Mad Men […]

Lunch at Moderne Barn
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Lunch at Moderne Barn

A lunch with my friend Heather at Moderne Barn in Armonk. Chef Ethan Kostbar cooked a few of his favorite dishes for us. A trio of dips:   Peach sangria:   Pretzel bites:   Tuna taquitos:   Grilled octopus: Zucchini […]

Dinner at Roost
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Dinner at Roost

A terrible fire closed Roost in Sparkill back in 2014. Thank goodness no one was hurt, but insurace woes and more kept it from opening until early 2015. We finally — finally! — got the chance to go back. We […]

The Farm House, Nashville
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The Farm House, Nashville

At Farmhouse in Nashville, chef Trey Cioccia cures his own meats, pickles his own vegetables and makes his own vinegar. He gets most of his meat and produce from local farms, and his menu showcases Southern-inspired dishes made with classic technique. […]