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The Thai Shack in Yonkers

Came across this place on Yelp (http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-thai-shac...) the other day, and it immediately piqued my interest. A roadside Thai takeout opposite a gas station and Yonkers Raceway? Count me in just for the novelty factor!

So I got some green papaya salad and chicken green curry for takeout today. Both were quite good, and they definitely didn't skimp on the spices. Also good value in terms of quantity. I'll definitely come back and try their other items when I'm in the area.

The Thai Shack
541 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, NY 10704
(914) 207-1545

Aug 12, 2014
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Fantasy Cuisine [Central Ave, Hartsdale]

Check the menu scans here http://postimg.org/gallery/efay6mla/

Jul 21, 2014
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Fantasy Cuisine [Central Ave, Hartsdale]

I went to try it out today, but they were closed. The owner (?) said that they had an exhaust problem yesterday, so it has to be fixed and again inspected before they can open.
I did get a copy of their menu.

Jul 21, 2014
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Fantasy Cuisine [Central Ave, Hartsdale]

It opens today according to
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/07/19...

Jul 19, 2014
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Costco in Yorktown Heights?

The Port Chester Costco is a ghost town compared to the one in Yonkers, especially during weeknights. But traffic can also be bad on busy days with the single entrance/exit point.

The only downside with the PC Costco is that it seems it doesn't get to stock all the items that the Yonkers location has.

Jul 18, 2014
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Fantasy Cuisine [Central Ave, Hartsdale]

I read somewhere that it's from the same people behind Dumpling+Noodle in Bronxville.

Jul 16, 2014
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

Got these from the Port Chester, NY Costco:

$8.99 3-lb pack of Sweet Cherries
$9.99 2-lb pack of Rainier Cherries

Also saw that Costco now has its own Kirkland Signature-branded sack of Jasmine Rice: $16.99 for 25 lbs.

Costco has been selling a Kirkland-brand pack of Basmati rice for quite a while, which was interestingly much more expensive per pound than the non-Kirkland sack of Basmati.

Jun 14, 2014
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

Saw a Costco-branded Coconut Water for the first time at the Port Chester, NY location.

Jun 08, 2014
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Port Chester Hall now open

Looks like Port Chester Hall (http://portchesterhall.com/) opened this week at the old Port Chester train station. Same owner as Flatiron Hall, Houston Hall and Heartland Brewery locations in the city.

May 30, 2014
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Central Avenue Updates - Scarsdale/White Plains

El Poblano Mexican Restaurant to open on Central Avenue at the former Tuscany Cafe spot.

Apr 13, 2014
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Central Avenue Updates - Scarsdale/White Plains

I drove by today and they seem to be back in business, Saw a "Now Open" sign and some activity out front.

Apr 13, 2014
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the original pancake house (white plains)

It's at the northwest corner of Hamilton and MLK Jr.

I've seen posts promising that it will open in January, then became Febuary, then March. Haven't heard anything new.

Apr 10, 2014
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

First time I saw "Morning Buns" at the Costco bakery. $7.99 for 6 pieces.

Apr 06, 2014
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Ramen Qs/Fuji Mart (Scarsdale, NY)

Just saw this write-up --- http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Bl... --- yesterday and went and ordered the katsudon for takeout today. It's indeed pretty good value for the money. There are three or four tables for dining in. There are only a few items on the menu (http://www.fujimartscarsdale.com/ - Google Translate will help). Cash only. I'll definitely return and try their other items.

Mar 28, 2014
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Central Avenue Updates - Scarsdale/White Plains

Thanks for the heads-up. I went there tonight and tried their spicy chicken with mashed potato and fried plantain as sides. Chicken was nice and juicy. It wasn't too spicy. I'll definitely return. Now I don't have to trek all the way to Port Chester every time I want good rotisserie chicken.

The place is called Braza Roja (www.brazaroja.com).

Feb 28, 2014
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Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

Probably just a trial sales run. The sausages have already been marked down to $9.97 from $13.99 at the Port Chester, NY Costco --- some of the freeze-by dates are due in a couple of weeks.

Hope they become a regular too.

Feb 09, 2014
djca in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

This is the one I got in my local Costco. Priced at $9.49 regularly if I remember correctly. Stocked up before they ran out.

Feb 03, 2014
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Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

Saw two flavors of Gertler's Wurst (http://adamgertler.com/gertlerswurst/) at the Port Chester, NY Costco --- Uber Kase Smoked Cheddarwurst and Thai Style Red Currywurst. Bought the latter.

Jan 22, 2014
djca in Chains

In White Plains...

Original Pancake House (http://www.originalpancakehouse.com/i...) is opening in White Plains at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and MLK, across from White Plains Mall and the Verizon building. Quite interesting that an IHOP/Denny's-like restaurant will open in that spot.

I got to try an OPH in Southfield, MI a couple of years ago, and got a really big German pancake.

Dec 09, 2013
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In White Plains...

This place, called Indian Spice, opened today. It's a pretty small spot. Not very impressive compared to Bhavik on 119.

Dec 09, 2013
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Great American BBQ pop-up (White Plains, NY)

Any BBQ aficionados been to this "pop-up" restaurant on Gedney Way? It's supposedly open until the end of the month. Their menu is at http://www.thegreatamericanbbq.com/BB...

Nov 11, 2013
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The Parlor- new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry

Here's a photo of their menu.

Nov 11, 2013
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Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2013

Happy to find Daelman's Stroopwafels at the Port Chester, NY Costco. $9.49 for a box of 48.

Nov 03, 2013
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In White Plains...

At the White Plains Mall (AKA the mall that time forgot), there's a sign that says "Coming Soon: ASIA Indian Grocery and Jewelry" outside a closed-down comic book store next to McDonalds.

Oct 22, 2013
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Ottimo - White Plains City Center (former Pranzi location)

The place previously occupied by Pranzi has reopened as Ottimo Pizza and Trattoria. Prices seemed reasonable --- I think $12-$20 for most entrees. Pizza by the slice was also on the menu. I tried their Tagliatelle Bolognese ($14) and wasn't disappointed.

Oct 20, 2013
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Help! Do Kam Sen or H Mart sell Live Crab?

I often see live blue crabs at H Mart.

Sep 08, 2013
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Central Avenue Updates - Scarsdale/White Plains

The former Bread Factory Cafe location in the Traders Joe strip mall will become a Bareburger.

Aug 27, 2013
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In White Plains...

Saw a sign at the new building being constructed on Main St. across Walmart, that another Asian fusion restaurant called Wild Fusion is opening in White Plains. It seems to be related to the one in Mohegan Lake - http://www.thewildfusion.com/

Aug 24, 2013
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2013 [OLD]

Rader Farms Frozen Organic Mango 4lb bag for less than $10 in Port Chester, NY

Jun 25, 2013
djca in Chains

Gyu Kaku, Japanese BBQ plans a new store in White Plains

Gyu-Kaku had its soft opening tonight.
http://www.gyu-kaku.com/ny/whiteplain...

Jun 20, 2013
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