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Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good (from Dorie Greenspan)

By Linda Viertel— One of my favorite spectacular Halloween culinary presentations: a baked pumpkin stuffed with so many deliciously rich ingredients, you may want to make it as an accompaniment for your Thanksgiving turkey too. It comes from a recipe by best-s... More »

Faithful Patrons Fear Loss of Favorite Indian Eatery

By W.B. King– Sometime in the coming month, Swagat Halal Indian Cuisine might be serving its last dishes. The building the restaurant currently operates in at 19 North Broadway in Tarrytown, which is also home to The Tapp, was purchased in late 2019 by Katonah... More »

Food for Thought: Summer’s Bounty at Its Best in August

By Linda Viertel– Farmers markets are overflowing with summer’s bounty in mid-August: fresh corn, sweet cherry tomatoes, heirloom and beefsteak tomatoes, eggplant, crunchy lettuces, bright tasty fruits and more. It’s the best time to cook whatever is available... More »

Food for Thought: Let’s Celebrate Grilling Week

By Linda Viertel— Summertime is defined by many home cooks as the prime time for grilling outdoors – meat, fish, chicken, vegetables- anything fresh from the market or the grocery store that will be tastiest with the addition of a bit of char and quick, high h... More »

Restaurants Re-opening in the Rivertowns

By Linda Viertel— It’s happening! The world as we knew it may slowly be coming back to life, albeit with care and caution- as it should. And one of those wonderful signs of life is the ability to dine out again at our favorite restaurants. Goosefeather is the ... More »

Food for Thought: Comfort Food to Soothe the Soul

By Linda Viertel After one month of sheltering in place, with many self-quarantining, the question on everyone’s minds these days starting early in the morning seems to be, “What’s for dinner?” Many of us have cleaned out our fridges, emptied the contents of o... More »

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 »