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Red Devon Review[Stanfordville]

Here's a reply to a post I made on their FB page. BTW does anyone know where their chef went?

We lost our executive chef. We now have a new chef and we are working on getting everything right and ready to re-open! We will keep you posted on when we decide to re-open!

25 minutes ago
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Is there a better place to buy fresh orange/grapefruit juice or lemon/limeade than Stew Leonards?

Fairway? That location isn't nearly big enough for them.

Does anyone know where the next Fairway is opening? Now that they've opened Lake Grove they should have another one listed as opening next.

about 1 hour ago
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Is there a better place to buy fresh orange/grapefruit juice or lemon/limeade than Stew Leonards?

Yes, they are trying to get approval to build at Chappaqua Crossing, aka where Readers Digest used to be. Of course many locals don't want it, claiming there will be too much traffic and compete with downtown (as if downtown Chappaqua has anything remotely comparable). Hopefully at least some of the folks who would be complaining if a Stop & Shop wanted to open are salivating at the idea of a WFM opening and will be in favor of it.

about 1 hour ago
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Your best items at Sam's Club

They do not have an unlimited return policy like Costco. You may be able to get a refund on your membership fee if you are not happy (unless they somehow flag it as being from the promotion). I'm not sure what you are looking to hear. It's not as good as Costco for many of us but given that it's so convenient to you and it will cost you $15 not including the free stuff, I'd give it a try.

about 1 hour ago
MisterBill2 in Chains

hudson restaurant, briarcliff manor, ny

So, they showed up on Amazon Local today with a much better offer (at least for me) - $50 for $100 of food/drink for 2 people, or $100 for $200 of food/drink for 4 people. No restrictions on days of the week or what you can order and valid for 6 months. At that price, I jumped. Hopefully they are good.

about 9 hours ago
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Your best items at Sam's Club

I don't really understand what the point of your original comment was. Yes, Costco is better than Sams Club, almost everyone would agree about that. But they do still have stuff that people like.

2 days ago
MisterBill2 in Chains

Alaska Recommendations Needed - Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage, Seward

I'm not likely to be back in Denali anytime in the foreseeable future, but how would one get to 229 Parks from the hotel area if you do not have a car, other than walking? Are there cabs? As I said in my post 4 years ago, it was 2 miles from our hotel.

2 days ago
MisterBill2 in Pacific Northwest

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

They do not have approval yet, so it's not definite. They do hope to begin construction in 2015. Would they start hiring before they even have formal approval??

Here's the latest article:

http://www.youryorktown.com/articlede...

2 days ago
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

The Parlor- new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry

We were on a cruise earlier this year (Celebrity) and one of the restaurants (Lawn Club Grill) had a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie for dessert, a la North although not in a skillet. I'm not sure whether it was supposed to be that way, but it came out under-cooked all 3 times we had it, and it was delicious. I mentioned it at North and they told me that I could order it rare, it's apparently an insider's secret (I guess not anymore). The first time we tried that it was still a bit more cooked than on the cruise, but the second time they nailed it.

2 days ago
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Red Devon Review[Stanfordville]

That's disappointing. I guess I'll call and see if they will take it at the cafe. We have friends who live in Millbrook so I guess we could take them to lunch. It's only for $60.

2 days ago
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Red Devon Review[Stanfordville]

So, according to their website the restaurant is currently closed and only the cafe is open, and not for dinner. The "about our chef" page on their website is empty, so I guess the chef left. Anyone know the details or what their plans are for reopening? I have a gift certificate I won from HVRW and was planning to finally use it, until I found that the restaurant was closed!

Jul 26, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Saint George Bistro, Hastings

Thanks for posting that. We really need to get back there.

Jul 26, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

hudson restaurant, briarcliff manor, ny

I was going to buy that when Groupon had their $10 off coupon this week but realized it's one of those Groupons that I hate -- 2 glasses of wine (which we rarely drink) and only a single appetizer and dessert for 2 people. I recently bought one for Mina in Irvington because it was a straight $70 to spend.

Sorry for going off-topic.

Jul 26, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

The Parlor- new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry

Did you know you can request the North cookie skillet prepared "rare"? It's even better that way!

Jul 23, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

The Parlor- new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry

Bummer -- we drove right past the Chappaqua market last week but we'd just been to Pleasantville so I didn't stop.

Jul 23, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

Costco employees are usually pretty friendly.

Jul 23, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

I don't think the PC Costco is smaller. Maybe it seems that way because it's on two levels with an escalator for your cart). I just looked it up and the PC store is actually bigger - 142k square feet vs. Yonkers at 135k. There may be traffic heading into the PC lot but compared to the parking lot in Yonkers it's not a big deal. If you get down to New Rochelle (which I agree is a schlep), they have their own gas station. So does Nanuet. So will Yorktown, if/when it gets built.

And you can go to the Whole Foods in Port Chester and not have to deal with Ridge Hill, if you do that as well.

Jul 23, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

You're referring to the Yonkers store, right? The employees aren't as friendly, either.

Jul 16, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

Yes, Danbury (actually, Brookfield) is our normal store, but I believe that i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream lives in Ossining, so I figured it was not convenient to her.

Jul 16, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

They're opening a Chick-Fil-A right down the road from Costco. And that Shoprite is really nice. Of course, given that I live in Yorktown, I would LOVE to have one here. I would probably still have to hit the one in Nanuet or New Rochelle from time to time since they carry kosher meat and I would be surprised if a Yorktown store would (not enough of a Jewish population in the area).

Jul 16, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Your best items at Sam's Club

You have to buy them in bulk.

Jul 16, 2014
MisterBill2 in Chains
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Tour guidance/guide for Ossining's ethnic restaurants?

Sorry, I just found it odd to see two posts in a row from you and one was a great review and the next a poor review of the same place.

Jul 15, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

I rarely go to the Yonkers Costco unless I am in the area. Port Chester is a MUCH nicer store and about as far, at least for me. Or go across the river to Nanuet. Or if you're heading to Fairway in Pelham, go to the Costco in New Rochelle, only a couple of miles away (of course if you go to Nanuet you can go to Fairway as well and their sales are better). Any of them are nicer than Yonkers.

Jul 15, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

Costco and the developer came in saying from the start that they were willing to spend millions of dollars to improve the roads. The opponents said that traffic was terrible and there was no way it could be fixed, even though absolutely nothing had been done to try to fix it for as long as I've lived here (which is 25 years). Only recently did the state improve 202 from just past where Costco wants to be down a couple of miles west (but not far enough) and they did a really nice job. You had people saying that it was going to be an environmental disaster even though what they have there now is even worse and no one is clamoring to have it fixed. People were complaining about the huge gas station even though when a similarly sized Shell station opened a mile down the road a few years ago no one said a thing. So-called "retail experts" said there is no way that BJs and Costco could co-exist and BJ's would go out of business, yet BJ's just opened a new club right down the road from Costco in Brookfield, CT. Opponents in one breath said the traffic from both stores would be terrible and in the next said that BJ's would be sure to close. They complained about the huge trucks that would have to come thru town to stock the store but couldn't explain why no one notices similar trucks stocking BJ's now. They said that crime would be a problem and we might have to hire more police but the police chief told me they get very few calls from BJ's. Oh, and best of all, one delusional person said that if there was an Indian Point emergency, the traffic from Costco would slow down people trying to evacuate (clearly everyone will be shopping for muffins to take with them).

In any event, I just heard today that the developer delivered the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to the Planning Board last night, so hopefully things will start moving again. Kudos to Costco for not packing it in and going with plan B.

Jul 15, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Your best items at Sam's Club

Update: the burrata were excellent. The brand is Belgioioso I was missing a couple of o's.

Jul 15, 2014
MisterBill2 in Chains

Your best items at Sam's Club

I just found a one pound container of BelGioso brand burrata at the Sam's in Fishkill, NY on Sunday. It has 8 2 ounce burrata and cost $7.49. I haven't tried it yet, but I haven't seen burrata at Costco or BJ's in a long time, and never at Sam's, so this was exciting for me. Hopefully they are good. The normal burrata that I buy (TJ's and BelGioso's when the other warehouse chains carried them) are 4 ounce servings.

Jul 15, 2014
MisterBill2 in Chains

Campagna - the old Bedford Post, Bedford, NY

I'm still surprised that the existing Campagna restaurant in Shrub Oak (Yorktown) hasn't sued them over the name. I wonder how many people looking for the new restaurant have found the old one instead? Although I guess if they're calling it "Campagna at the Bedford Post Inn", maybe they did realized their mistake. Or else they still wanted to be associated with the BPI name.

Jul 15, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

How Are the Restaurants at The Culinary Institute of America?

Well, their goal there is to teach cooking, not to teach them to be master servers. However, I'm sure they have some service training. That said, we've had some really good service and some poor service during our meals there. I actually have to get back there this summer since I have a gift certificate for Caterina that I won during an HVRW contest although I do wish I could use it at American Bounty instead, I need to call them and ask).

Jul 15, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

I had forgotten about this thread. Sadly the Costco is still not approved, there were a number of points (many bogus) that were brought up during the public hearing that needed to be addressed by the applicant. Amusingly, in that time, BJ's opened a new club right down the block from Costco in Brookfield, CT, so clearly they think they can co-exist with them. Oh, and BJ's in Yorktown is about to come to the town board for permission to add their own gas station. Competition is great for the consumer!

Jul 14, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Tour guidance/guide for Ossining's ethnic restaurants?

So I'm guessing you're not trusting your sister's opinion of restaurants anymore. Kind of amusing to come here and read one positive and one negative review of the same place, both posted by you.

Jul 08, 2014
MisterBill2 in New York State (exc. NYC)