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duck fat in Westchester?

There's a duck vendor at the pleasantville market? How is the quality/price?

Open for Thanksgiving in Northern Westchester (Ossining/Croton area)?

When you say not a full on thanksgiving dinner, does she want, to eat turkey?

Moving to 105 and Broadway - Whats good up there?

we've been thinking about moving to the area and have spent three consecutive sundays scoping out apartments and, of course, restaurants. We liked Sura Thai at 101st and broadway. Food could be spicier, but the lunch and weekend brunch specials are tasty and inexpensive. Service is good, it's quiet, clean, relaxing.

We also had the $14 weekend buffet at Indus Valley. Good food, rich, slightly different flavor profile but we liked it. Also, very quiet and service was fine. Would have liked fresh bread at our table but that's a nit.

Finally, we had a quick meal at the curry club on 108th st btw broadway and amsterdam. good for a quick meal.

would like to check out the Doaba Deli (not sure if I'll get my wife through the door :)

We really like the area, we were thinking about something in our old nabe, brooklyn heights/cobble hill/carrol gardens, but the proximity to where we live in westchester, riverside park and the tennis courts is very attractive.

Nov 18, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

Myong Gourmet Mt. Kisco

don't be put off by the residence inn location, very good cantonese.

Myong Gourmet Mt. Kisco


We love the peking duck at aberdeen. It's delicious, one duck and a noodle dish was plenty of food for our family of four. Total cost was around $15/pp. We didn't need to order in advance.

please let us know how the duck is at Myong!

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week - Fall 2014, November 3-16

we were at the valley in garrison last night, great menu, the stars of the show were the homemade paparadelle with short rib appetizer and the duck breast.

AJs fish and chips, ossining

sign on window "closed for kitchen renovations", phone number on website is disconnected


Looking for French in Westchester

We've been to la cremellaire twice and panatiere once. We used groupons each time. They had a special set groupon menu, so it might be like restaurant week, where sometimes the food doesn't really represent the best the restaurant can do.

We loved the meal at panatiere, if you search here you should be able to find my review. We found the food on the la cremellaire groupon menu to be mediocre, and vowed not to return.

Ralph and Dave's in Verplank

We've been twice and have generally liked it. Best dish was nc trout stuffed w lemon and herbs, which was spectacular. Good dishes were cowboy ribeye, crab cake, apple salad with blue cheese and walnuts and cioppino with grilled sourdough bread.

On the other hand, as Nancy noted, the oysters have too much breading...to the point we didn't taste the oyster inside. Also, our greens were salted to the point of being inedible and their root vegetable mix is not worth eating. We also tried the corn and crab chowder which was generously apportioned but didn't have enough flavor.

Desserts are great and I had the best mojito of my life from the bar. We'll be back, we'd like to try the brunch.

Nino's Spinach Pie - Anything Like It Out There?

sorry, in retrospect I should have asked the candidate but we didn't hire her. there can't be that many places around there...another thought, isn't vinny's owned by nino's brother? maybe they have it there or you can ask them to make it? actually, I'm not sure vinny if vinny's even makes pizza.

straying off topic, we used to go to sal's on court and the owner's dad used to make us old school calamari and pasta. The sauce was to die for.

Oct 14, 2014
vinouspleasure in Outer Boroughs

Nino's Spinach Pie - Anything Like It Out There?

I was at ninos quite a bit, even after we moved, it was a must visit with the kids when visiting. Anyhow, I interviewed a job candidate the other day who lives in cg, after the interview we talked about some of the changes in the neighborhood and she mentioned ninos moved into a little place across the street.

Oct 12, 2014
vinouspleasure in Outer Boroughs

first couple of stops on 7 train?

thanks for the tips, looking forward to trying these places.

Oct 10, 2014
vinouspleasure in Outer Boroughs

Los Andes Bakery - Peekskill

stopped by for one of their home-made, beef empanadas as described by the op, it was wonderful. They also have a good selection of chilean baked goods, I had a simple cinnamon twist which was fresh, flaky and delicious.

At one table, a couple ordered Churrasco on a wedge which looked worth trying. They also have little scoops of tuna salad, seafood salad, etc and another couple ordered a scoop on a little, freshly-baked roll with a cup of soup. While I was there they conducted a brisk business in tres leches, can't wait to get back here.

ps very nice owner.

first couple of stops on 7 train?


I commute through gct, have been to flushing many times, eaten at many of the popular thai restaurants and some mexican/latin american restaurants. However, sometimes I'd prefer not to make the ride out to flushing or woodside, I'm wondering if someone can get my pointed to good chow within a couple of stops of gct.


Oct 09, 2014
vinouspleasure in Outer Boroughs

Pressed Duck in Westchester?

suggest you google "chinese pressed duck", I haven't seen it on westchester (or nyc) menus.

Best BBQ in NYC

shredding and then saucing is sometimes done to hide dried out brisket. is the brisket sauced before they serve it to you.

Oct 07, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

Interesting cheap eats in Midtown?

There is also margon for very good, cafeteria-style Cuban.

Oct 07, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

Eastern North Carolina style barbeque in NYC???

Given how much harder it is to smoke great brisket compared to nc style pork shoulder, I always order brisket at hill country and quinns. I personally think wilson's style of bbq is something of an acquired taste but I'm a little surprised no one has opened up a joint on lex and called it lex #2.

Oct 05, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

AJs fish and chips, ossining

now serving fish tacos, I tried half of one, home made sauce, fresh cilarntro, it was delicious. also, a nice slaw with the fish and chips.

Ralph and Dave's in Verplank

>>Speaking of Verplanck, I have long heard raves (not from CHers)


elita's deli, ossining

virtually no one orders from the menu, though last time I was there one table was eating tacos. Our favorites are the stewed (not fried) chicken, pork, rice, plaintains and thee fresh avocado. Don't forget to ask for hot sauce!

Interestingly, we passed by on the way home sunday night and the place was packed with families. I wonder if they serve special food for sunday night dinner. Will have to check it out.

Hopscotch. Anyone been yet? [Croton-on-Hudson]

a friend went over the weekend, it was packed, she said food was good but service was awful, waited over an hour for mains. They apologized profusely, said they'd pick up the check, but didn't (they were probably too busy to remember!)

still, sounds promising once they get service worked out. Our kids were hoping for a lunch spot but think it looks too expensive.

Eastern North Carolina style barbeque in NYC???

looking at mayhem and stouts website, it looks like the meat is braised not smoked so I don't think what you're eating is bbq. to be fair, I haven't tried it.

Sep 29, 2014
vinouspleasure in Manhattan

What are the most overrated restaurants in Westchester?

byob is great! it should be no oyster without muscadet.

New to Mount Kisco, need the lay of the land

la tulipe has the best croissant in the county, or at least the best I've had in the county.

AJs fish and chips, ossining

haven't been to lonny's since he sold, is it still good? This is cleaner, has a much simpler menu (burgers, chili dogs, cod, whiting, fries and onion rings is it), and as you say, has seating. The fish portions are smaller at AJs, the fries and onion rings are much, much better at AJs.

We had a short conversation with the owner/cook and you can tell he's very focused on good food and customer service. Stop by and let us know what you think.

AJs fish and chips, ossining

Looking at Ryan and fmom's posts, maybe I oversold this place. This is not a destination restaurant, it's a "I'm in the area, it's lunch time, let's grab fish or a burger " place. But Ryan, if you go, pls ask him if he plans to make wings, I bet he'd do an awesome job.

AJs fish and chips, ossining


AJs fish and chips, ossining

back here today with the family, we tried everything but the milkshake:

- cod fish and chips: good, crispy clean tasting fish
- hand cut french fries: ordered with "low salt", they were just right, suggest you do the same
- onion rings: this might be the star of the show, hand cut, non-greasy, generous portion
- cheeseburger: a little bigger than a slider, fresh meat grilled to order with onions and pickles. Delicious and I appreciated the smaller size.
- chili dog: about half the size of a hot dog for 95 cents, the owner said he special orders the dogs from a butcher, low salt and low preservatives. My son said it was his favorite thing.

Places with great service (anywhere in NY State not NYC)

indeed, apologies, sorry to hijack your thread.