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Carmine’s Italian Deli and Cafe Reinvents the Concert Experience

By W.B. King— Putting a new spin on chicken soup for the soul, Carmine’s Italian Deli and Cafe, providing delicious fare in Elmsford for more than 20 years, now doubles as a live music venue — spotlighting established bands as well as giving breaks to up-and-c... More »


Taste Local: A Rivertown Restaurant Crawl

By Shana Liebman– The first Rivertown restaurant “crawl” is happening this weekend. Taste Local, on Saturday, November 5, is a three-hour (12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) opportunity to stroll through Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington while sampling bites... More »


It’s Got That Family Feeling

By Shana Liebman– Irvington just got “That Family Feeling” — a new hybrid sandwich/butcher shop on Main Street that is a much-needed addition to the village. As the name suggests, family is the name of the game here. Not only is the business owned by five fami... More »


Basque Tapas Bar & Restaurant Opens in Tarrytown

By Shana Liebman– Rivertown foodies are raving about the new Basque Tapas in Tarrytown. The second incarnation of Piermont’s beloved Spanish bar and restaurant opened in April and serves Northern Spanish cuisine with a modern flair. The tapas are freshly prepa... More »

Table photo of Waygu steak at Hudson Prime in Irvington, NY

Hudson Prime Steakhouse: An Unexpected Pandemic Progeny

By Shana Liebman– In July 2021, smack in the middle of the pandemic, Hudson Prime Steakhouse opened in Irvington. Despite its precariously timed launch, Hudson Prime’s decadent steak-centric menu is now luring foodies from all over the New York metro area. Own... More »


Chutney’s Masala’s New Street Food Menu

By Shana Liebman– Irvington’s Chutney Masala, one of Westchester’s top Indian restaurants, just launched a new Indian street food menu that features delicious and authentically informal dishes like chaat and kati rolls. Starting December 1, the street food men... More »


Crespo Whiskeys & Wines: Grand Opening Nov. 18 in Dobbs Ferry

By Linda Viertel— As whiskey connoisseurs know, half of the pleasure is in the bottle, the other half in the atmosphere. It’s not just the drink, it’s where you drink it. Now, brothers Jersom and Janxel O’Sheaf have taken this concept a step further. If consum... More »


Local Brew Aims to Raise Awareness of Rare Disease

A new pale ale debuts on tap at Doubleday’s and The Bit in Dobbs Ferry this week: “Jacob the Warrior” IPA. Surprisingly, its namesake, Jacob Moon, is 12 years old, and he lives in town. His favorite foods are raspberries and blueberries, so, naturally, this pa... More »


Recipe: Farmers Market Fall Pasta

By Linda Viertel — Before everyone dives into squash recipes, apple pie baking and root vegetable roasts, take time to savor freshly farmed or foraged mushrooms in the fall, and you will relish a taste blast of earthy heaven. An easy sauté with cream or even a... More »


Croquetería: Cuban Finger Food in Sleepy Hollow

By Shana Liebman — Sleepy Hollow is home to great traditional Spanish and Latin restaurants — which is why Croquetería may have slipped under your radar. Another reason why locals might not know about this family-run Cuban gem is that it bravely opened in Octo... More »


Corn and Red Bell Pepper Side Dish

By Linda Viertel – August is the time we’ve all been waiting for- when fresh, locally grown sweet corn appears at our farmers markets. There’s nothing better than husking the cobs for a quick and simple boil or keeping husks on and grilling the corn on a slow ... More »


Summertime’s ‘Food, Glorious Food’

By Linda Viertel- Farmers’ markets are in full swing, and now that we can shop in person to enjoy the experience of contact with our local growers and purveyors, it’s the beginning of the best time to start cooking with fresh produce brought to us by the folks... More »

Drew George - FarmEats owner

FarmEats’ Irvington Restaurant to Open This April

By Linda Viertel– Irvington Farmer’s Market regulars know Drew George, owner of FarmEats, well: he’s been providing customers with his sustainably raised grass-fed beef at the Main Street lot for the past five years. But now rivertown residents will be able to... More »

Hudson Steakhouse, Irvington, NY

Hudson Prime Steakhouse Coming to Irvington in May

By Linda Viertel— Restaurateurs Floria and Gino Uli, currently owners of Divino Cucina Italiana in Hastings -On- Hudson, will be opening their newest culinary destination, Hudson Prime Steakhouse, planned for a May 1 start date. They are “hands-on” seasoned re... More »

Chef Mini Dhingra works her magic - Westchester restaurants

Samosa Shack: Plant-based, Planet Inspired, Home-made Indian Treats

By Linda Viertel–   Mini Dhingra, Samosa Shack’s chef, creator and entrepreneur, has become a favorite vendor at the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Farmer’s market (TaSH). But the Tarrytown resident is still surprised, after seven years of preparing her artisanal sig... More »

Black Cat Cafe in Irvington, NY - Westchester County

Black Cat Eviction Notice Highlights Plight Of Rivertown Restaurants

By Barrett Seaman— The notice came just two days after New York State’s oft-extended pandemic moratorium on commercial evictions finally lapsed at the end of January. With more than $35,000 in unpaid back rent, Irvington’s popular Main Street café, The Black C... More »

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Chef in Residence Program at Stone Barns Starts January 13th

By Linda Viertel— Chef Dan Barber has announced a new culinary collaboration with four remarkable and diverse chefs who will each have 5-week residencies at the renowned Blue Hill restaurant. Beginning next week, after lengthy staff discussions and much planni... More »

Rivertowns in Westchester County farmer's market - Sasha's Seafood

Happy New Year, Fish Friends!

By Linda Viertel– That’s how Sasha Skon, owner, manager and “shemonger” of Sasha’s Seafood greeted her email customers placing orders before her first 2021 pop-up seafood market at the Fit Inn (104 Central Avenue) in Tarrytown. Every first and third Wednesday ... More »


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