I’d been hearing raves about Juicy Chicken, the new Peruvian rotisserie restaurant on Division Street, so when Catie, the boys, and I visited my mother at the Skyline this past weekend for lunch, we decided to take-out. Mmmm. The chicken itself was terrific — wonderfully seasoned and, in a credit to truth-in-advertising, juicy! (I often … Continue reading Food Blog: Juicy Chicken
New Rochelle restaurants took double top honors at Westchester Magazine’s annual Burger & Beer Blast, with the North End Tavern winning first place in the Judge’s Choice category, and The Wooden Spoon taking the gold in the People’s Choice category, beating out more than thirty competitors. A great night for New Ro food. Read all … Continue reading We Are the Champions (of Burgers)
Fresh local produce, yummy prepared foods, savory pickles, delicious cheeses, crusty bread, and lots of other tasty treats. That’s right — New Rochelle’s two farmers markets are opening again for the season. The Saturday downtown market kicks off on June 1st on Library Green. And the Friday uptown market begins on June 7th — at … Continue reading Farmers Markets Open for Season
If you like Caribbean cuisine, you will love the new Krave at 8 South Division Street. For dinner last week, Catie, Jeremy, and I shared cod fish cakes and pepper shrimp to start, then moved on to stewed oxtail, fried chicken, and ackee with red herring as our entrees, and finished up with two kinds … Continue reading Food Blog: Krave
Had a great time this afternoon cutting the ribbon for a terrific new addition to downtown New Rochelle: Joey’s Cannoli Espresso Bar & Cafe. Delicious pastries, cookies, and cakes, gelato, and, of course, cannolis of every kind. I took a bunch of treats to go for the kids, but might just hoard them for myself. … Continue reading Food Blog: Joey’s Cannoli Espresso Bar & Cafe
Congratulations to Monroe College’s Culinary Institute, which just won the Northeast Regional Championship from the American Culinary Federation! A big accomplishment against tough competition. Read all about it in this press release. We’re lucky to have the Culinary Institute based here in New Rochelle, where it serves as an incubator for chefs and restaurants.
Glad to celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day last Friday evening at the Irish Benevolent Society on Division Street. It was especially fun to preview the craft-brewed beers and ciders that will soon be available right next door, when the Diner Brew Co. opens its tasting room. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!
Quite a round-up of New Rochelle restaurants in this piece from Westchester magazine. The article is framed around dining options for college kids, but, of course, you don’t need a student ID to eat out at any of these local establishments. It’s nice to see so many New Rochelle businesses highlighted in a regional publication.
New Rochelle is considering a downtown zoning amendment that would allow “tasting rooms” that serve beer and cider. Tasting rooms would have to be associated with a New York State brewery or cidery that uses locally-grown ingredients, although production could be off-site (that last piece would be the main substantive change in our local regulations.) … Continue reading I’ll Drink to That
Three cheers for the Wayner kids, Arielle and Alfie, who are competing in a special siblings episode of Food Network’s Chopped. There’s more about this impressive New Rochelle family in this article from Westchester Magazine. Full disclosure: their mom Ayanna is our former Deputy Commissioner of Development, so I’ve also got a sorta professional reason … Continue reading Why Can’t My Kids Cook Like This?