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Best tacos in Westchester and Rockland

Good pics. Los Abuelos in Ossining is another good, authentic taco stop. (Good tortas too!)

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

My pleasure! So glad you enjoyed it. Yes - the noodles were incredible - I only go for those for my starchy crave. Even more insane is the double-cooked pork *over* the dan dan noodles. Sichuan heaven! :)

favorite pizza, northern westchester?

Another fan of Mario's in Mt. Kisco. Also - Sinapi's Pizza Rustica in Bedford and Modern Slice in Thornwood are pretty good.

Best nachos in lower Westchester County?

Good to know. Will definitely check these out - thanks!

Best nachos in lower Westchester County?

Bumping up an awesome thread. Nacho cravings are hitting me hard. Any new faves? Mid or Northern Westchester is great too.

Why is saving at Target so unnecessarily confusing?

I just wish Cartwheel saved you enough on its own. In my last order, I only saved $2.85! After all that barcode scanning, you think there'd be a greater reward at the register!

May 28, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Chains

Why are baked beans for breakfast popular in the UK, but no longer popular in the US?

Not sure why they declined in breakfast popularity. As an American under 40 - I love baked beans, but I mostly associate them as a lunch & dinner accompaniment. Especially popular as a side dish at backyard barbeques.

May 28, 2015
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

Sociable bars (or places in general) in Westchester

Those are some very good places. Another good one is Captain Lawrence Brewery in Elmsford. They have a good beer garden and attract a nice mid 20s to mid 30's crowd. They sometimes have live bands playing there too.

New (to me) Dining Spots in Dutchess County

You've probably been here already, but Big W in Wingdale on Rt. 22 is some of the best BBQ around. Absolutely worth the trip.

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.