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?
This piece from Time Out New York, featuring New Rochelle’s “Best Bits” is a nice way to start off 2019. Thank you to John Reverol, the owner of R Cafe & Tea Boutique on Huguenot Street, for sharing his favorite spots. Our community begins 2019 with terrific positive momentum, and I am excited about the … Continue reading New Ro’s “Best Bits”
I wish I had a nickle for everyone who has ever told me: “what New Rochelle really needs is a good steakhouse.” Well, those wishes are now fulfilled, courtesy of Paul Hurley, a New York City restaurateur and New Rochelle resident, making his first business foray in our community with Hurley’s Steakhouse & Pub. Located … Continue reading Food Blog: Hurley’s Steakhouse & Pub
With nearly 40 venues and dozens of activities, performances, and displays, ArtsFest is an amazing opportunity to experience New Rochelle’s cultural vitality, while also enjoying local food and drink, including an Oktoberfest gallery hop. Take a look at the ArtsFest brochure to learn more. The festivities begin this Friday, October 19th and continue through Sunday, … Continue reading ArtsFest is Back: October 19-21
This drab photograph does not do any justice to the absolutely delicious falafel wrap I took out last week from the brand new Nook Eatery at 229 Main Street. Garlicky, crispy/creamy, with just the right amount of lemon-yogurt-tahini sauce. I wolfed down the side salad first, then I wolfed down the wrap. I want more. … Continue reading Food Blog: The Nook Eatery