Farmers Markets Open for Season

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 its new location at the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum.

Please support the markets, and enjoy!


Food Blog: Krave

Cod Fish Cake at Krave

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 of cheesecake for dessert. Cocktails and Red Stripe for me and Catie. Fruit punch for Jeremy. We left very happy and very satisfied.

Ackee at Krave

The chef/owners, who built a devoted following at A Place to Go, have really outdone themselves in designing Krave — the interior is large and airy, tables and banquettes spaced very comfortably, a generous bar, and walls filled with artwork. Plus, there’s a glass-enclosed area suitable for private parties. The restaurant is immediately adjacent to the former Church-Division parking garage and is ideally positioned to attract customers from the RXR project now under construction at the site.


Food Blog: Joey’s Cannoli Espresso Bar & Cafe

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. Stay clear if you’re on a diet — otherwise get to 18 Division Street right away!

Some nice coverage for Joey’s Cannoli already in Westchester Magazine and Lohud.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Sampling the Diner Brew Company’s finest. Photo courtesy of Susan Nagib and the New Rochelle BID.

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!


Lots to Eat Here

Shrimp and Grits at the Wooden Spoon. Mmmm.

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.