What’s the must-visit spot where you live? Send me your tips, and I’ll report back when I find something I like as much as Chester’s fish heads!
Taramosalata, tzatziki, grilled octopus, souvlaki, fresh feta. If that abbreviated list of Greek favorites makes your mouth water as much as it does mine, then you’ll be happy to learn about the latest addition to New Rochelle’s restaurant scene: Ionian Grill & Cafe. Owners Polixeni and Christos Katechis have extensive experience in the restaurant business … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Ionian Grill & Cafe
Fresh on the heels of the great Alvin & Friends write-up in the Times comes a new review of another recent addition to the New Rochelle dining scene: Cienega, at 179 Main Street. The Times says that Cienega’s chef Jorge Adriazola “takes familiar food and makes it new again” and says “complex Latin cuisine” is … Continue reading Another Top Review for a New Rochelle Restaurant
Long-time readers of my posts already know that I like to promote food and restaurant establishments in New Rochelle. Okay, part of this is my personal semi-obsession with eating. But I also believe strongly that dining is an essential component of a good urban development strategy. High-quality restaurants and cafes shape the personality of an … Continue reading Notable Opening: R Patisserie
Dedicated readers of this website and my email newsletters know that I have a not-so-secret passion for good restaurants, and am especially proud of the ones we have within our own borders. Last year I gave a rave to Alvin & Friends at 49 Lawton Street soon after it opened (in particular their perfect fried … Continue reading Alvin & Friends Receives Top Review from The New York Times
The fried chicken. Trust me on this. Order the fried chicken. Or at least be sure that someone at your table does, so that you can swipe a piece from their plate when they’re not looking. Yes, I could extol the virtues of the Jerk Duck, paired deliciously with fig. Or the shrimp and grits, … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Alvin & Friends
The room is sleek, stylish, and perfectly lit. Diners fill every table and are a little tightly packed, but nobody is complaining. The cocktails are terrific, a blend of the familiar and the exotic. And the flavorful Latin fare is both delicious and gorgeously presented. Welcome to Cienega, one of two new and notable additions … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Cienega
11 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801 – 914-633-4610 Brian MacMenamin, formerly of MacMenamin’s Grill, has brought his considerable culinary talents to a new location, the Post Road Ale House. The space is bright, airy, and inviting, with a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. The menu will be familiar to MacMenamin’s fans, featuring many of the … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Post Road Ale House