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Muddy Water Opens in Tarrytown with a ‘Big Bang’

by Linda Viertel A bustling, vibrant new coffee and café venue, Muddy Water, opened in October and is already attracting crowds eager to sample richly brewed caffeinated and decaf coffees, teas, delicate sweet and savory pastries, sandwiches, wraps and soups. ... More »

Food for Thought: Turkey Tips for Thanksgiving

|by Linda Viertel| Benjamin Franklin may have contended that the turkey was a more appropriate symbol of the new United States of America than the bald eagle, but luckily he lost that argument. As a result, we have enjoyed roast turkey ever since the first Pil... More »

Food for Thought: Rivermarket and Suzanne’s Table

| by Linda Viertel |  Neopolitan Pizza Arrives at RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen in Tarrytown RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen’s wood-burning oven is now open for business, offering Neopolitan-style pizza to local diners who might not have the good fortune to be able to t... More »

Food for Thought: Home Cooking in Dobbs Ferry and Tarrytown

| by Linda Viertel | Piccola Trattoria – Italian Home-Cooking in Dobbs Ferry “In my dining room, everyone who comes here is family,” declared Sergio Penacchio, Piccola Trattoria’s chef/owner and Irvington resident. This August was his second anniversary in his... More »

Local Restaurant News

| by Linda Viertel | The Taco Project has recently obtained its liquor license and will now be serving Mexican beers, predominantly Spanish red, white and rose wines, plus Argentinian chardonnays and red and white sangrias. Owner Nick Mesce is excited about th... More »

Summer Pea Salads: Improvising a Refreshingly Different Side Dish

Sometimes it’s fun not to follow a recipe too closely – or at all. This is a great season for playing fast and loose with fresh produce, since our farmer’s markets – and out supermarkets – are chock full of choices. It’s a plentiful season for both snap peas –... More »

Visit Dobbs Ferry and Ossining for New Dining Experiences

|  by Linda Viertel  |  An easy, short drive north or south of our river towns provides diners with a variety of culinary options during summer’s leisurely pace. Your trip along Broadway to new casual destinations is sure to offer the adventurous an engaging m... More »

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Two New Places to Drink and Dine in Tarrytown

|  by Linda Viertel  |  Tarrytown’s Main Street has just expanded the village’s food and drink offerings exponentially, with the opening of Bibille, serving Korean fusion food, and The Oath Craft Beer Sanctuary across the street. Bibille, housed in the former ... More »

Irvington Farmers Market Opens on Sunday, May 31

Irvington’s 2015 market has switched from its Wednesday offering to Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., “With a whole new ‘hands on’ board (literally –  we are meeting in May to make hand-painted signs for the market and our vendors), and, with it, a new look, new... More »

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Brrzaar Yogurt Café Opens at the Irvington Train Station

|   by Linda Viertel  | Inside the newly renovated Irvington train station, Brrzaar offers a charming venue serving frozen and fresh yogurts accompanied by a variety of appealing topping choices, artisanal coffee, and a unique iced coffee taste treat from New ... More »

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New Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Market to Open in May

Come and support the river towns’ new, vibrant, and abundant farmers market! An invigorated Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Market (TaSH) will have a grand opening on Saturday, May 23, from 8:3 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Patriot’s Park; parking is available across the street a... More »

Healthy Foods Readily Available in Local Villages

| by Linda Viertel | Healthy foods are readily available, reasonably priced and plentiful in our river towns. So, whether you cook and shop for whole foods, need value-added prepared fare, or want to fill your larder with wholesome drinks and snacks, take time... More »