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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/Blogs/Eat-Drink-Post/March-2014/Pork-Katsu-Don-at-Fuji-Mart/ --- 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
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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
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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
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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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In White Plains...

And the latest chain restaurant that will open up shop in White Plains is Smashburger, on Rt 119 across the lot from AMF Bowling.

http://smashburger.com/location/white...

May 23, 2013
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New Asian restaurant in Hartsdale

I tried So Gong Dong yesterday. It was packed --- the opening of the place must have been well advertised to the local Korean community. It was my first time to try soondubu. I had it with beef and with rice on the side. The orders took quite a while to arrive, but I'll definitely come back for more. Apart from rice, they had kalguksu and ramen as options, but the waitress said that those would take even longer to prepare.

May 23, 2013
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New Asian restaurant in Hartsdale

Saw this on the HMart ad board. I drove by it and the signs outside say they'll open on May 22.

Found this site as well: http://sogongdongdubu.com/

May 19, 2013
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Fairway Market in Downtown White Plains?

It'll probably take the space of Nordstrom Rack (which is moving downstairs to the former Circuit City site next to B&N) across from ShopRite.

Oct 16, 2012
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Fairway may be coming to Greenburgh

http://www.lohud.com/article/20120919...

Nothing new. No comment from Fairway. But they didn't deny it though, so I still have my fingers crossed.

Oct 01, 2012
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In White Plains...

I was walking along Mamaroneck Ave. earlier today, and noticed that BUtterfield 8 was no longer covered by plywood. There was a sign saying there's a private event today and that they will be open next week.

I also saw that the former Music Plus Video store will become Ichiro Asian Fusion.

Sep 21, 2012
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Tarry Market

I too tried the prime rib sandwich last Thursday after reading all about it here. I liked it a lot, but I won't consider it "really large". Just the right size; maybe even pricey for that size. The "long" roll from Melt in White Plains is bigger.

Aug 13, 2012
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Fairway may be coming to Greenburgh

How many supermarket chains actually build out new stand-alone structures these days? Many new ones I've seen in the White Plains/Greenburgh area opened in some existing commercial center, replacing closed stores (Shoprite in White Plains and in Scarsdale, HMart in Hartsdale). Among new supermarket openings, I think it's just the Stop&Shop in Tarrytown which has a completely new structure. It's funny because a similar comment was made about HMart when it was announced that it's opening in Hartsdale (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7824...).

Nothing really bad with that strategy. It's practical to just take over an existing unused space which is already zoned for supermarket use.

Aug 12, 2012
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Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Here's a photo I took so you can correct me if I'm not identifying them correctly. I'm guessing these are just the husks, and the seeds aren't included.

Aug 03, 2012
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