In case you hadn’t noticed, Southern Westchester’s Mamaroneck, NY is becoming quite a hot spot for foodies. If you enjoy preparing feasts centered around fresh seafood, you will be very happy to discover The Smokehouse. Unlike most of the foodie destinations in Mamaroneck, this gem is a bit off the beaten path, but absolutely worth [...]
While the city has no shortage of outstanding Latin cuisine (Rayuela, on the Lower East Side, is my favorite!), we have discovered an unsuspecting local alternative, right here in SoWestchester. Don’t let the less-than-glamorous address deceive you. Street Parking is easy to find and , once inside, Cinega Restaurant is surprisingly sleek, stylish and surprisingly [...]
Did someone say “daily cheese tasting?”. That is exactly what is going on, in Bronxville’s, Dobbs and Bishop Fine Cheeses. Decadent? Yes! Life changing too. I love cheese. . . crumbly Stiltons, creamy cheddars filled with cranberries, onions or chives. Who doesn’t love cheese? But I find I typically stick to only the cheeses [...]
If you are like me, during the winter months, you may find yourself more focused on food, the kind of food that feeds your soul during the bleak and cold days of January and February. Winter is also a perfect time to entertain friends, with either your favorite homemade comfort food or with a low-key [...]
Have you ever longed to give a perfectly spot-on, genuinely personal gift to someone very special to you? If so, I have found a truly extraordinary website for just such an occasion. “Mixing contemporary and vintage objects and textiles,” renown fine artist, Cynthia Newman, of Larchmont, creates poignantly personalized heirlooms for life’s most significant milestones.Browsing [...]
I am a what you might call a regular at DeCicco’s in Pelham and in Chester Heights. Among their many specialties, they have outstanding produce, for which I shop daily. In addition to the impressive cheese selection, surprisingly fresh sushi (Pelham), great bread and outstanding take-home fare, the Pelham location offers a bewilderingly vast and [...]
CONGRATULATIONS TO PANE & GELATO, A 2011 BEST OF WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE WINNER! SoWestchester.com was has been crazy for their gelato since April 2010. Specializing in homemade gelato, espresso and real Italian pastry, Paolo Pilano has brought a little bit of his native Sicily to Eastchester, New York.They offer the finest gelato I have ever tasted, outside of Italy!
Mano a Mano has a assortment of whimsical home furnishings, gifts and treats for you. Although they carry an impressive collection of designer items like McKenzie – Childs, my favorite pieces are the Mad Hattter candlesticks and lamps crafted by hand by two sisters from Vermont and Brooklyn.