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Ramps are in season and now Ramp Fest!

Ramp Fest! Enjoy original dishes featuring ramps from Hudson Valley chefs as well as NYC chefs. Saturday, May 3rd from 12 – 4pm Location is The Basilica Hudson 110 Front Street Hudson, NY 12534 What is a ramp? A ramp is a wild onion. It grows primarily from Canada down to the Carolinas. Some refer […]

Jake’s Wayback Burger

A good burger isn’t always easy to find. We found one. A throw-back in time.Tucked away in a shopping plaza (Dalewood Shopping Center) in Hartsdale, is Jake’s Wayback Burgers. They are worth a “shout out” and a visit. This burger place is about serving hand-made, cooked to order, burgers. A couple of favorites were the […]

Mrs. Green’s now in Tarrytown

Mrs. Green’s Natural Market opened its doors in Tarrytown in late December. We wanted to throw it out there as we are big fans of Mrs. Green’s markets. Mrs. Green’s Natural Market is located at 45 North Broadway and offers 100% organic produce, all-natural meats and dairy, artisanal baked goods, supplements, and household products. The 45 North […]

Vegetable Biryani — vibrant spices and flavorful

This is a popular dish in India and surrounding countries. There are many variations of Biryani but it is a basically a mixture of rice, herbs, spices, and other flavors as desired. Ideas for altering spices to your liking include cloves, ginger, saffron, and mint. Ingredients  2 tablespoons butter, divided 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 […]

James Beard Foundation announces semi-finalists for 2014 awards!

On February 19th The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for their 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award categories, from Outstanding Restaurant to Rising Star Chef of the Year. The announcement took place in Orlando, Florida. The 2014 James Beard Awards will be held in New York City on May 2 and 5. The JBF will […]

Late Winter Ragout with Pappardelle

Pappardelle is a wide noodle pasta which is very comforting with richer sauces. Perfect for fall or winter dining. Note: serves two healthy portions – – 4 smaller portions. Italians prefer to just “coat the pasta” with any sauce as the pasta is the star of the meal. If you want big portions of the […]

Keenan House in Ossining closes

Keenan House in Ossining has suddenly closed. The owners cited “personal reasons” and are seeking a new owner. The restaurant, formerly Mauros, was under renovation for quite sometime and was quite a “good looking” space. Hopefully someone will take interest in the space with great ideas for the local community.  

Plated… Never worry about what to eat or where to find the ingredients…

Have you ever come home after a long day at work and wondered what to have for dinner – – to follow a recipe or not, and are the ingredients around to make it? Well, Plated is a new concept that has the potential of making our nightly dining experiences much easier. First, they have created […]

Sala on Hudson to close its doors

Unfortunately, Sala on Hudson in Croton-on-Hudson will be closing its doors on December, 29th. If you are a fan of tapas, now is the time to get your last bite at this lovely locale. It will be interesting to see what goes into the space next as no tapas venue has succeeded there, despite quality […]

Sala-on-Hudson extends Prix Fixe

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week provided Sala-on-Hudson with a great response to the idea of a prix fixe menu. Certainly, Sala has had a Sunday Brunch prix-fixe option, but this is a new opportunity to have tapas at a great price across various courses, everyday at dinner. To date, this menu goes through December 31st.   […]