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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 »

Piccola Trattoria restaurant in Westchester County - rivertown's restaurants

Christmas and New Year’s Eve Restaurants in the Rivertowns

By Linda Viertel– There’s no question that holiday celebrations are compromised this year, but family “pods” can still gather safely, treating everyone to a quiet dinner out the night before Christmas or on New Year’s Eve and do so safely and securely. Our riv... More »

Chris (left) and J.B. Gomez, co-owners of the Climbing Wolf Coffee and Beer Bar.

Building a Brew Pub, One Nail at a Time

by W.B. King– Opening a specialty craft beer and gourmet coffee bar has long been a dream for J.B. and Chris Gomez. When the brothers started their journey a couple of years ago, they knew there would be hurdles, but they couldn’t have forecasted a pandemic. “... More »

The Bakehouse Tarrytown Train Station

The Bakehouse of Tarrytown – A Rare Gem

By Linda Viertel– When Liv Hansen and Luiz Silva opened their new bakery at the historic Tarrytown train station on March 2, they had no idea they would have to close within 3 weeks due to COVID-19. One person was working on staff during that early pandemic er... More »

Chicken dish on table

Food for Thought: For a Small Gathering, Try Turkey Roulade

By Linda Viertel– CDC guidelines are adamant that we limit Thanksgiving dinner guests to 10 or less, but most of us are being extra cautious and gathering with many fewer than that number—mostly in twos—and Zooming with friends and family to add conviviality, ... More »

Food for Thought - Goosefeathers restaurant

Goosefeather Named One of Best New Restaurants in the U.S.

By Linda Viertel— In the midst of a global pandemic, Esquire magazine’s Food and Drinks Editor, Jeff Gordinier, traversed America as did culture-and-lifestyle director, Kevin Sintumuang; they both managed to criss-cross the country in search of the best new re... More »


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 »

Chicken dish - food in the Rivertowns

Food For Thought: Slow Roasted Oregano Chicken with Buttered Tomatoes

By Linda Viertel– A simply prepared roast chicken was Julia Child’s favorite dish, and she’s not alone. When the skin is crunchy, and the meat flavorful “(au point”- just barely cooked – so as not to dry out), and if surrounded by flavorful vegetables braising... More »


Food for Thought: Cuban Food Returns to Tarrytown at The Cube Inn

By Linda Viertel– Bebe Gonzalez, former owner and manager of Tarrytown’s iconic Green Machine Laundromat, has repurposed his former business on Main Street, transforming his space into an informal restaurant, rich with his culinary heritage – The Cube Inn.  As... 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 »


Main Street Closure Designed to Boost Tarrytown’s Sidewalk Dining

First on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, the 13th, Tarrytown’s Main Street will be blocked off to automotive traffic from Broadway down to the intersection with Washington Street, and again from Washington down to Baylis Court, where Goldberg’s Hardware store is... More »


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