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Wegmans coming to Brooklyn in 2017

You're in for a treat. :) It's one of the best supermarkets in existence.

May 21, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Outer Boroughs

looking for replacement Chinese delivery place in Eastchester/New Rochelle area

A big resounding +1 for Imperial Wok! They know their Szechuan! The double cooked pork and wonton in hot oil is especially good and they'll "ma la" your order to your heart's content!

Paella Party or Clambake in Westchester

Mt. Kisco Seafood can definitely do a clambake and they might be able to help with a paella party as well. Give them a call.
(914)241-3113

Jones Beach loses SmorgasBar

How depressing. Yes - definitely run fast in the opposite directions. This would be a great location for a few food trucks. (Good ones, of course!) Hope the powers that be come to their senses.

Croton Farmers Market

Sounds great! Glad there was a good crowd. It's a great little market. A composting machine! That is great - and smart too - my Dad (Mr. Green Thumb!) will be all over that. I love Taiim - their cilantro and preserved lemon hummus are fantastic.

Croton Farmers Market

Hi Marge! Couldn't make it there yesterday. A good turnout? Any new vendors?

No Dogs Allowed at Outdoor Pleasantville Farmers Market

Yep - I guess we dodged a bullet, right geno? I'm glad it was only the pickle. You never know the temperament of any animal you meet. This policy may be for the best - especially for people with young kids.

No Dogs Allowed at Outdoor Pleasantville Farmers Market

I never had a problem with dogs being at the Pleasantville Market. In fact - a cute dog story from the market - my son who was 4 at the time was eating his pickle-on-a-stick. A very curious & hungry bulldog lunged for the pickle and gobbled it up! We all had a laugh and the owner apologized and bought my son a new pickle.

I see how a few owners can be inconsiderate - a few people still insist on letting their dogs leave "small hurdles" and not clean up after them - there are smelly land mines all over the town. Unfortunately, it's probably a case of a few bad apples spoiling a bunch here. :(

Do you eat where you shop?

I'm lucky to live in the NYC metro area where we have H-Mart - a Korean-run mecca of food gloriousness! (Sorry - I'm a little obsessed!) H-Marts are all over NYC - with the majority of them in Queens. They have great fresh produce and incredible quality seafood. They have non-Asian items as well as all kinds of Asian products and prepared specialties. Highlights though are a French-Asian bakery and bubble tea shop and a food court where you can sit down and eat Korean, Chinese or Japanese food. (Or a combo of the three!) :)

May 04, 2015
Sra. Swanky in General Topics
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Redline Saloon, Cortlandt Manor. A delicious hole-in-the-wall.

Sounds like my kind of place! All sounds great- Thanks,ryan!

Giant Dave & Buster's Opening in Pelham Manor!

The have a D&B at the Palisade's Center in West Nyack. It's ok. It's like an arcade for adults with a bar right in the middle. The food's so, so - and just like what Sloth said - big, loud and full of screens. It's a decent place to catch a game though. Good place for the Rangers playoff series. In my twenties, I used to go every so often, but now, with the younger adult clientele, I feel like I've outgrown it. *sigh*

Chop't Salad Company -- no more chili lime dressing!!

Thanks, T - I hope so. I wrote on their FB page about 3 days ago - no response yet. This dressing was one my reasons for loving Chop't! Sad but true! :)

Apr 14, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Chains

raasa indian in Elmsford NY

That's awful. It was good when it was Malabar Hill. Thank you for the heads up. I was wondering if it was worth stopping in.

Luckily, we have other options in the area -- Mughal Palace in Valhalla, Swagat in Tarrytown, Royal Palace in Greenburgh and Calcutta Wrap & Roll in Ardsley -- all are very good.

Chop't Salad Company -- no more chili lime dressing!!

Please forgive the drama of this post, but Chop't has dropped my favorite dressing from their lineup - chili lime - and I'm devasted! Anyone have any experience and/or advice in helping to bring a much-loved item back on a chain's menu?

Apr 13, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Chains

Ramen in Westchester?

I love that food court so much. Thanks for the awesome visual, Elisa! :)

Ramen in Westchester?

The food court in H-Mart in Hartsdale does a pretty good ramen.

Buttermilk dessert recipes?

Fantastic!! Sounds heavenly!!! Thank you!

Mar 31, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Buttermilk dessert recipes?

Sounds good - will look it up. By the way - your screen name is legendary! :)

Mar 31, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Buttermilk dessert recipes?

Thank you everyone - great ideas! :)

Mar 31, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Buttermilk dessert recipes?

Sr. Swanky made dynamite pancakes this weekend. Only problem is - we have about a half gallon of buttermilk left! I know it's a great marinade for fried chicken and I can make ranch dressing. Anyone have easy buttermilk dessert recipes to use up what we have left?

Mar 30, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Anytime - they really know what they're doing here. :) Definitely try the eggplant. Elisa was right - it held up very well for takeout too.

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Ok, Elisa & vinous - I owe you both. :) All your recs were fantastic. I went a little overboard on the Sichuan menu - but leftovers are always great for the week. :) The dan dan noodles were delicious and the dumplings in hot oil had awesome flavor and just the right burn. I added a little peanut sauce to it since that's the way The Cottage (my old Sichuan fave downtown) made them. The double cooked pork - loved it! Love those black beans - they really make the dish extra special.

Also ordered the Taiwanese eggplant. Fantastic.

Best Chinese meal I've had in a looooong time. So grateful to have this so close. Trying not to pick at my leftovers too much because it's still Saturday morning. ;) Thank you so much!

birthday cake in westchester

More love for Homestyle Desserts. Their cakes are delicious and reasonable. We had their Diamond Supreme cake for my younger son's christening and everyone raved about it. Another good place is Dessert Oasis in Elmsford. Flour & Sun in Pleasantville makes a delicious cake - they do an incredible strawberry cake - with strawberries in the icing too. A little more expensive, but not nearly as pricey as Lulu's.

Happy 1st Birthday to your little one!

Coffee/tea in Ossining

I always have enjoyed Quimbaya. My favorite is their Presidente hot chocolate - really good. The pastries were tasty too.

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

That has never happened to me! How cool is that? :) Lucky!

Mar 25, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Not About Food

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

I have the exact same lament. I spent four glorious college years with a Wegman's within reach and grocery shopping back home near NYC has been dreary & inconvenient ever since. Especially with kids. :(

Mar 25, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Not About Food

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Will try it this weekend. Can't wait to finally ma la my order! Thank you both! :)

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

It's my favorite too. They make killer hot oil wontons at The Cottage on Amsterdam Ave on the UWS. :) If these come anywhere close to those, I'll owe you big time! :)

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Sounds great - thank you and thanks for the recs. :)The eggplant dish sounds wonderful. And I have the biggest craving for wontons in hot oil. :)

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Anyone been here recently? Thinking of finally taking the plunge. I need good local Sichuan in my life! :)