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Nice dinner @ Fortina in Armonk

That's really great. I love when restaurants do that - sometimes the tastiest things are improvised!

Aug 15, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Nice dinner @ Fortina in Armonk

I was there a few weeks ago. Same as wincountrygirl. Loud, crowded, and delicious! The burrata was terrific & so was the pizza (Luigi Bianco rocks!).

Aug 14, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Restaurant Birthday Party- You're Invited But You Have to Pay

I have a relative like that. If only she'd spend energy on more important things.. *shaking head*

Jul 24, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Not About Food

Great crab legs in Westchester or Putnam

Hi valerie! They have a tiny parking lot right in front of the entrance - at the corner of 9A and Williams Street. It's right before the entrance to 287 and before the Wendy's on the left side if you're driving north on 9A.

http://www.yelp.com/map/ans-seafood-i...

Jul 05, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

New to Mount Kisco, need the lay of the land

A must-get sandwich at Rocky's is a Chip-Chip - turkey, avocado, pepperjack cheese, bacon, and chipotle mayo. Get it on ciabatta if they have it. :)

Mario's is my favorite in the area. I haven't tried the clam pie yet, but it's on my list. Next time you're in Bedford Hill's, try Sinapi's Pizza Rustica - I think it's a definite cut above Gianfranco's .

Jul 05, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Great crab legs in Westchester or Putnam

I always wondered about that place! I drive by it all the time too. Will definitely check it out! Thanks! :)

Jul 04, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Regional Pizza Styles - Are there any missing?

Does the pizza pot pie count?
http://chicagopizzaandovengrinder.com...

Jul 03, 2014
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

Great crab legs in Westchester or Putnam

Great recs and tips - thank you, everyone! And I seriously need a Costco membership now!

Jul 03, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Caffe Trento East in Yonkers -- closed?? :(

That's comforting to hear! I was saddened to hear about the doughnuts though...

Jul 03, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Great crab legs in Westchester or Putnam

I didn't even think of HMart or Stew's - thank you! The one's at Joe's Crab Shack aren't bad - I like the different flavors you can have them boiled in.

Jul 02, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Good eats along Route 17 West

Thank *you*! You have great recs! Definitely run to Tom Wahl's! I actually did a review of them (my first one!) on Roadfood.com:

http://roadfood.com/Restaurant/Overvi...

I went to college in Geneseo - right near Avon - so Tom Wahl's was a huge treat. We'd pile as many of us as we could into my friend's station wagon and head right there for burgers and root beer floats! :)

Jul 02, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Caffe Trento East in Yonkers -- closed?? :(

Oh yes - that's right! I blacked out for a minute! Thanks! :)

Jul 01, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Good eats along Route 17 West

Thanks so much for the great recs! And I know all about Tom Wahl's - love those Wahlburgers and frosted mugs of root beer! :)

Jul 01, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Great crab legs in Westchester or Putnam

I have the biggest crab legs craving. Any really good places worth checking out? Thanks in advance!

Jul 01, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

juice/smoothies??? lower westchester

There's a Smoothie King in the complex in Ardsley right on the Saw Mill. (Stanley Ave)

Jul 01, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Caffe Trento East in Yonkers -- closed?? :(

Yes ice cream - I really like Artuso's too - and it's much closer to where I live, so I'm grateful to have that. The only thing that Artuso's can't duplicate is Caffe Trento's chocolate chip cannoli cream. Sorry - I'm still in mourning!

Jul 01, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Caffe Trento East in Yonkers -- closed?? :(

Thanks for checking it out, chowdom. I appreciate it. It sounds like I'd be way too depressed to check this place out myself! Awful customer service too - wow. This is so awful to hear - looks like the neighborhood favorite is dead & buried. The lovely older couple who ran Caffe Trento were terrific. You'd hear the wife greeting people in Italian...it was a true family business. So sad. :(

Looks like the bagel place and Highridge Fishery are the only places worth visiting at Highridge Plaza now. I still haven't told my friend in FL about Trento's demise. I'll leave out the gory details when I finally break the news to her!

Jul 01, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Caffe Trento East in Yonkers -- closed?? :(

Thanks, chowdom. I'm sorry to hear this. I loved that place ever since I was a kid. :( My friend who visits from FL always asks me to take her there to get her cannoli fix. I'll have to break the bad news to her gently and then find a new place!

Jun 26, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Caffe Trento East in Yonkers -- closed?? :(

I was driving past Highridge Plaza and thought I saw a new name in place of the beloved Caffe Trento. I love all their pastries and their tiramisu was incredible. Please say it ain't so! :(

Jun 26, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Tuckahoe area

Stew Leonard's in Yonkers (right near Tuckahoe) makes great fruit & food baskets - you can customize them too.

If you want to send dinner to them, Carlo's in Yonkers on Tuckahoe Rd. is a great for Italian.

Jun 26, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Favorite dessert by nationality?

I love the American, New England, "Yankee" desserts: Grapenuts pudding and Indian pudding. Really hard to find in restaurants near me, so I've been making my own.

Another favorite from Peru: Suspiro de limeña -- how can you not love a caramel-like pudding with the name "Sigh of a woman?!" :)

Jun 19, 2014
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

Blue Hill Stone Barns private table? [630 Bedford Road Pocantico Hills, New York]

Reminds me of the uber-ridiculous prices at Basement Bistro in Earlton, NY. Another place that I'd only be able to eat at only by winning the lottery! Wish they'd stop pricing us regular folk out!!

Jun 17, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Favorite Sonic Drinks?

Ok - I have to try this! So you ask for all those slush flavors, then ask them to blend it with ice cream & Sprite?

Jun 12, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Chains

Best Pudding in Westchester/Rockland/Putnam (Have pudding, will travel!)

Recently went to City Limits Diner for their Vahlrona (spelling?) chocolate pudding. Wonderful stuff!

Jun 09, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Di Fara Pizza HORRIBLE

Sluggo - I'll be the first to admit that I am NO authority when it comes to pizza! :) Sorry to hear that people have been so negative when you've posted favorites, that it turned you off. The pizza near me pales in comparison to anything you could get in Brooklyn! Even Brooklyn's worst would probably taste like a million bucks to me! (Sad I know!) LOL!

So disappointing to hear that Wooster St. pizzerias are a shell of their former selves. Never got to get out there, but it looks like I'm not missing out on much. Bkeats really put things into perspective. The masses can really ruin quality. Sorry for my earlier comments, Sluggo!

Jun 04, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Outer Boroughs

Di Fara Pizza HORRIBLE

That's a good way to put it, Bkeats. Truth is, I put a lot of faith in the favorite places I've found on here. It's hard to go out & find places when you're in an area you don't know well. Then again, I don't have trouble asking people to help guide me in the right direction. That's the fun of traveling too.

Thank you for your insight. :)

Jun 04, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Outer Boroughs

Di Fara Pizza HORRIBLE

kevin -- he won't tell us. We're "fanatics!"

Jun 03, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Outer Boroughs

Di Fara Pizza HORRIBLE

I'm with stuart! You know several Brooklyn pizzerias but you won't even mention one because of the fanatics??! Really?! You won't find any fanatics on here. Fanatics don't do their research and truly appreciate a legendary slice. You could leave a good legacy with your input on here and share the love like most of us do. When anyone asks me for great food destinations, I jump at the opportunity to share my favorite places. Very selfish, Sluggo. Too bad.

Jun 03, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Outer Boroughs
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City Island - Any decent restaurants out there?

I like Artie's - right on City Island Ave. They make a great lobster club that's only available during their lunch hours. Seafood dishes are great. It's not on the water - but the food makes up for the lack of view. It's still a charming place though. :)

Jun 02, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Outer Boroughs

Docas in Ossining and Los Gemelos in Port Chester

So glad you finally got there! Love Doca's. :)

May 31, 2014
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)