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Boro6 Wine Bar Soon to Expand With Boro6 Kitchen

Eat, Drink, Gather, Morning, Noon, and Night.” That’s Boro6’s owner/proprietor, Paul Molakides’, founding principle in creating his highly successful Hastings-on-Hudson wine bar. An eye-opening trip to Tuscany in 2013 provided an epiphany for Molakides and his... More »


Valet Parking Now A Prospect For Dobbs Ferry’s Restaurants

By Barrett Seaman It’s not news that there is a shortage of parking in the rivertowns. But it is news when a local restaurateur, owner of Dobbs Ferry’s The Rare Bit, comes up with a plan to help reduce congestion AND help local businesses, including his own. A... More »


L’Inizio: An Inviting Neighborhood Bistro

by Linda Viertel –  The deep pleasure of experiencing a warm and inviting neighborhood bistro can never be over-estimated. When my husband and I walked into Bar L’Inizio, he turned to me and said, “I love this place,” even though we hadn’t even begun to enjoy ... More »


Two Different “Hideaway” Spots for Dining in Dobbs Ferry

Food for Thought by Linda Viertel –  Sweet and Savory As of January 2020, Mix on Main in Dobbs Ferry will be known as Sweet and Savory (visit: And, with the restaurant’s new name, owner/chefs Samantha and Steve Lopez will be serving b... More »


Cuban Cuisine Finds a Familial Home on Tarrytown’s Main Street

by W. B. King –  While walking the streets of Cuba in 2015, Bebe Gonzalez was so inspired by the food and culture of his ancestral homeland that he had an epiphany. “I always wanted to open a restaurant that would keep the Cuban traditions and recipes alive th... More »


Ready-Made Sweets and Savories for the Holidays

Food for Thought   Eatarry/Tarry Tavern Tarry Tavern is gladly taking orders for cheese platters, homemade hors d’oeuvres such as squash arancini (tiny rice balls), smoked salmon crepes with chive creme fraiche or truffled potato croquettes. The Tavern’s tea s... More »

Rare Bit Food

The Rare Bit Adds New Approach

by Linda Viertel –  The Rare Bit menu has undergone a transformation, while keeping all the popular signature dishes customers enjoy. With a different approach, not tethered to the British gastropub ethos, The Rare Bit is venturing forth with a variety of ligh... More »

Table set for dinner party

Food for Thought – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Time with an Ethnic Twist by Linda Viertel –  Every family and chef possesses favorite Thanksgiving recipes and traditions handed down from generation to generation. Special bowls, platters and serving pieces appear, dinners may start at 2 in the ... More »


Goosefeather Brings Seasonal Modern Chinese Dining To Tarrytown

by Linda Viertel – Celebrity Chef Dale Talde’s newest restaurant venture at the Tarrytown House Estate, has given the 19th century King Mansion new vitality with its unique take on Cantonese and classic Chinese fare. Since opening on September 4, Goosefeather ... More »


My Tokyo Sushi + Kitchen: Tarrytown’s New Japanese “Bistro”

by Linda Viertel –  Another star in Tarrytown’s restaurant firmament  opened on July 20th– My Tokyo Sushi + Kitchen, an informal, Japanese eatery featuring classic sushi, sashimi and tempura offerings, but with the added twist of poke bowls, izakaya-style smal... More »


9/14 from 11 am to 5 pm

Save the date! Saturday, September 14 Rivertown Public Market at Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hudson Independent is proud to support the Rivertown Public Market as an official media sponsor. For a complete list of vendors and updates about... More »


Dexter’s Den Delivers Divine Hamburgers – and More

Food For Thought by Linda Viertel –  Okay, carnivores….who doesn’t love a terrific hamburger cooked to order and brimming with juicy flavor? And, where could you get one, accompanied by perfect fries and a milkshake, until Irvington’s Dexter’s Den opened this ... More »


Food Scrap Recycling Projects Expanding in the Rivertowns

by Robert Kimmel –  Tossing food scraps into a garbage pail whose contents end up in a municipal landfill or incinerator will become a vanishing practice in the rivertowns if community environmental groups fully succeed in their latest ecological pursuit. Food... More »


TBoy’s Bistro – a New Neighborhood Restaurant in Sleepy Hollow

Food For Thought by Linda Viertel –  Hospitality is the hallmark at TBoy’s, an American bistro that just opened on May 21st but already has dozens of repeat customers. Clientele are often greeted with a big-hearted hug by owner Denise Horton, who, together wit... More »


Celebrate Graduation Time By Dining Out in the Rivertowns

Food for Thought by Linda Viertel –  What better way to bring family and friends together in honor of your recent graduate than with a celebratory meal at one of our appealing and hospitable local restaurants? Luckily for rivertowns’ residents, there is a plet... More »


Metro-North Grants Lease for Bakery/Restaurant in Tarrytown

by Rick Pezzullo –  MTA Metro-North Railroad has granted a lease for a full-service bakery and restaurant at the Tarrytown station. Building plans are currently under review for The Bakehouse Inc., which runs the well-known Riviera Bakehouse in Ardsley, to off... More »