Some restaurants need a little help getting noticed. Maybe the chef is a miracle worker in the kitchen, but less adept at marketing. Maybe the location is out-of-the-way. Maybe there’s no particular reason; lots of new restaurants just struggle. And part of my motivation for blogging about local food is to shine a spotlight on … Continue reading Food Blog: Maria
Mikey Dubb’s celebrated its grand opening this week, bringing deliciousness to New Rochelle in the form of frozen custard and italian ices. According to founder Michael Weissman (aka Mikey Dubb), frozen custard has less fat content than traditional ice cream, but its dense structure and the inclusion of egg yolk gives the custard a special … Continue reading Food Blog: Mikey Dubb’s Frozen Custard
Recently named the “Best New Pizzeria” in the county by Westchester Magazine, Pizzeria La Rosa is getting a lot of attention — and deserves every bit of it. With fresh herbs, tomatoes, and veggies pulled straight from an on-site garden, La Rosa produces some of the brightest flavors I’ve ever had in a humble pie. … Continue reading Food Blog: Pizzeria La Rosa
Cheer on New Rochelle’s own Nick Triscari tonight when he competes on the Food Network’s hit show “Chopped.” Nick is the owner of the Wooden Spoon on Division Street (and also a New Rochelle firefighter.) Here’s more from the Journal News. Good luck, Nick!
From art, to haircuts, to cowboy boots, to — of course — lots and lots of great things to eat and drink, New Rochelle really cleaned up in the annual “Best of Westchester” awards from Westchester Magazine. Here’s a full list of the winners. Congratulations!
Have to admit: I have been looking forward to this opening. Tailgate Dogs & Sausages, at 766 North Avenue by Eastchester Road, the first of a planned chain of restaurants, features everything from classic dogs with sauerkraut and mustard, to inventive global flavors and toppings, to gourmet specialty sausages, plus plenty of sides. As a … Continue reading Hot Dogs, Get Yer Hot Dogs Here!
New Rochelle’s two farmers markets are set to open for the season. The Down to Earth market opens tomorrow, June 1st and continues every Friday at its new location in front of City Hall. And the downtown Grand Market on Library Green opens the next day, Saturday, June 2nd, continuing every Saturday through the fall. … Continue reading New Ro Farmers Markets Open for the Season
I had my second lunch today at Sage, the new restaurant/market on North Avenue, across from Iona. The space is sleek and elegant, all clean lines and soothing tones — and it’s especially nice on a warm, sunny day, with tables spilling on to the sidewalk through an open wall. You’ll find enough diner stand-bys … Continue reading Food Blog: Sage Cafe/Market/More
One of the (very few, maybe only) benefits of being forced from our home by power loss is that it’s given us an excuse to dine out much more frequently. In just the last few days, we’ve been to Da Giorgio in Wykagyl, Modern on Huguenot Street, AJ’s across from City Hall, and the brand … Continue reading An Excuse to Eat Out
Catie and I joined a group of friends over the weekend for a thoroughly enjoyable dinner at Vento Bistro, the new restaurant on Huguenot Street at the base of the Halstead Building (where Sorrel used to be located.) Putting ourselves in the chef’s hands, we started with plates of olives, then moved on to terrific … Continue reading Food Blog: Vento Bistro