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Best Espresso in Southern/Central Westchester?

Cafe Latte in Dobbs Ferry is more than decent.

Mar 14, 2010
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Docas in Ossining and Los Gemelos in Port Chester

Friday night - Delicous tacos al pastor at Los Gemelos in Port Chester. The seats aren't very comfortable but the food is great ,service is friendly and the prices are cheap.

Saturday night - Authentic Portuguese food at Docas in Ossining. Plump clams in garlic broth to start. Hard to resist dipping total contents of the bread basket. Roast goat as the main dish served with roast potato and sauteed brocoli. Not a cheap dinner but hit the spot.

Feb 15, 2010
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Any other good restaurants in Port Chester?

We visited Palacio del Mariscos for lunch. It's Peruvian and had a nice lunch crowd. The mixed ceviche was very good. ($14) Shrimp,mussles, squid, octopus and fish ceviche with a piece of sweet potato and corn. Also had the lunch of the day (@$7) which was a good beef barley soup and goat stew with rice and beans. Another authentic spot in PC.

Jun 25, 2009
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Any other good restaurants in Port Chester?

In retrospect, I think it's called Palacio del Mariscos.

Jun 20, 2009
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Any other good restaurants in Port Chester?

Can anybody report on Tesoros del Mariscos on Main St? We had a very nice lunch at Aqui es Santa Fe today. Broiled tilapia with a light herb sauce on sauteed peppers and carrots.

Jun 19, 2009
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Some notes, updates and questions for Ossining/Sleepy Hollow

Ate lunch at El Paraiso Del Sabor this week. It's Ecuadorian, very casual with authentic home style food. You can choose food off of the steam table or order off the menu. For $7 I had a luch with soup and main course. The soup was a big bowl of beef and yucca soup with fresh cilantro. Hearty and delicous. The main course was guatita, a stew of potato and tripe. Lots of rice and some salad. This is not a fancy place but for chowhounds looking for true Ecuadorian food, very reasonably priced, check it out.

Jun 17, 2009
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Some notes, updates and questions for Ossining/Sleepy Hollow

Amazonas is Ecuadorian. I haven't been in a while but enjoyed the meals I've had there. Not real special but hearty home style cooking. Que Chula is above average but for me not as good as the white plains/port chester choices.

May 29, 2009
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Any other good restaurants in Port Chester?

We visited Chavin last weekend and had a tasty and enjoyable dinner. Pisco sours, papa rellenos, papa huanaicas and mixed ceviche were high points. Very friendly and helpful waiter and prices are reasonable. And great selection of paletas across the street after dinner.

Apr 16, 2009
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Excellent Sushi in Greenwich or Westchester???

For hounds interested in an authentic traditional Japanese sushi experience (less emphasis on crazy roll combinations) try Sazan in Ardsley. More and more japanese restaurants in NYC and the burbs are run by non-japanese asians and while these places can be okay, it's not the same as a place run and frequented by Japanese people.

Jan 18, 2009
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Baoguette, curry hill

It's gotta be the best $5 lunch in the neighborhood but just want to let people know that this is a small take-out place with a few stools, not a real sit-down place to eat.

Jan 18, 2009
PBB in Manhattan

Shiraz - Persian restaurant in Elmsford, NY

We had dinner there and note the following:
Appetizers were quite good. Freshly prepared and well seasoned.
Main courses were good but not great.
Room was brightly lit with depressing piano music.
No wine/beer or bar.
Conclusion - Good for locals with a desire for a Persian meal but I wouldn't go out of my way.

Jan 09, 2009
PBB in New York State (exc. NYC)

Merguez Sausages in Westchester? Thanksgiving Recipe Emergency

Anybody know a store in Westchester that sells Merguez sausages? The are spicy lamb sausages. Thanks for your help.
PBB

Nov 26, 2008
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Revisiting La Herradura in New Rochelle

I found this on tlacoyos....

Tlacoyos This is one of the oldest antojitos of all. Tlacoyos are made by patting tortilla dough around a filling, often of squash blossoms, huitlacoche or mushrooms, until fully enclosed into an elongated shape, which is then cooked on a comal

Your Mexican Kitchen:
A compilation of Mexican Recipes Practicable in the United States
by Natalie V. Scott
New York, NY: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
1935
Pg. 11:
TLACOYOS
1 lb. of masa
3/4 cup of fried frijoles
3/4 cup of grated fresh cheese
12 leaves of American wormseed
3/4 cup of green chile sauce

Make the dough into tortillas about 1/3 inch thick. In the center of each put 1 tbsp. of the beans, and spread them across the center of the tortilla. Over this put 1 tbsp. of cheese, then a tbsp. of the chili sauce, then a leaf of American wormseed, Fold the tortilla over tart fashion, and cook it on a thick dry iron skillet, or bake it in the oven.

Que Chula is in Sleepy Hollow on Valley Street. Search this board for info. It's good pero si vive lejos, no vale le pena.

Aug 01, 2008
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Revisiting La Herradura in New Rochelle

Digame adamclyde, what's a Tlacoyo?

I tried to have Sunshine Deli cater a party but couldn't get it together with them. We are eating at Que Chula es Puebla tonight.

Aug 01, 2008
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Chilean Empandas in Sleepy Hollow

Check out Los Andes Bakery in Sleepy Hollow on Valley Street for fresh BAKED empanadas, chilean style. We have tried the chicken and beef. Muy sabrosa!

On the same block as Que Chula es Puebla, Santorini and more, Valley is a Chowhound stop, for sure.

-Peter

Apr 29, 2008
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El Charrito: Taco truck in Stamford. We have arrived!

Hola Adamclyde:

I just want to thank you for your posts. I've visited the deli on Lake St and Robertos in White Plains and Los Gemelos in PC, all on your recommendations. Que rica!

A treat if you happen to be arriving sometime at Grand Central Station are the tamales sold on the street in front of the Mexican consulate on 39th St between Park and Madison.

Chowhound is not what it used to be but I always look forward to your posts.

-Peter

Apr 26, 2008
PBB in Southern New England

Thai in Westchester - Rate Your Best

I don't know of any up north. I go to a fairly large asian market called Golden Village on Central Avenue around Hartsdale and a small Thai Grocery in Yonkers on the service road of 87 going north from Yonkers racetrack. The large chinese grocery in White Plains in the same building as the DMV may have Thai ingredients also.

Mar 15, 2008
PBB in New York State (exc. NYC)

Thai in Westchester - Rate Your Best

Since there are no above average Thai restaurants in Westchester, we drive to Queens or make our own. There are a number of places in Westchester to buy Thai ingredients including fresh ingredients like holy basil, green papaya, lemon grass, thai chilis, etc. We have an excellent cookbook called True Thai by Victor Sodsook.

-PBB

Mar 14, 2008
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White Plains Mexican - Roberto's

We had a great lunch today at Roberto's. Tasty REAL mexican food food and friendly service. I had pork ribs in a red sauce and my friend had huevos rancheros con chorizo. We will be returning for sure.

Also checked out the tacos at Sunshine Deli on Lake Street last week. I'm a happier person knowing that we can get real Mexican food in Westchester.

Thanks chowhounds for both of these recommendations!

pbb

Mar 04, 2008
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Aberdeen - The best chinese food in Westchester

We had such a good meal at Aberdeen in White Plains today that I can't resist posting this.

Salt and Pepper Squid came out piping hot, with the squid suprisingly tender, The coating was light and crispy and the dish came on a bed on sliced hot pepper, scallion and puffed rice noodle. Seafood shu mai were served with a hot chili oil/paste and were very tasty.

Our main courses were cripsy chicken with garlic, which I recommend highly . We also enjoyed clams with black bean sauce and baby bok choy with garlic sauce.

When you first are seated, Aberdeen sometimes forgets to bring non-Chinese their dish of pickled radish and seaweed. It's like the pickle and cole slaw of the old NY delis. If they forget, ask for it.

We are lucky to have Aberdeen, saving us the drive to Manhattan or Queens for the real deal.

-pbb

Nov 24, 2007
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Asian Markets in Westchester

There is a small Thai grocery store in Yonkers on the service road to 87 going north on the east side a few blocks north of the Race track. It's much smaller than Kam Sen and Golden Village but I like it for fresh thai basil, etc.

PBB

Nov 05, 2007
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Red Hat Bistro now on the river

The new Red Hat is open. The views of the river are extraordinary. While the restaurant is much bigger, they did a good design job and the coziness of the old room seems to be maintained. The outdoor seating is going to be a great attraction when the weather cooperates. I had dinner at the bar tonight. There are some changes to the menu. I had a new addition to the menu...crispy sauteed cod with white beans and chorizo on a bed of escarole. Tasty and well prepared. With two glasses of a pinot noir/bourgogne and tip (no appetizer), it cost $55.

The Red Hat always had a great atmosphere and friendly, competent service. Chefs have come and gone and the food hasn't always been consistent. From my experience and reports from others, it seems like the current chef is putting out more consistently good plates. Like any new restaurant, they will be working out the kinks over the next few weeks.

In the spring they are opening a roof deck. I'm looking forward to sunset dinners and moonlit deserts.

-PBB

Oct 26, 2007
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Any good Chinese on the North Shore?

Northern Manor on Northern Blvd around Little Neck Parkway is the real deal for Hong Kong style fresh seafood!!!

Oct 18, 2007
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Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Yeah Hip Hop Pocantico Hills style! One more generalization.... if one spends tens of millions building a farm, is it sustainable farming?

I live part of the year on an organic farm where we eat fresh unprocessed food that is well seasoned and where ingredients are respected and not fetishized.

But everyone's tastes in food is different and I can see why a meal at Stone Barns is special for those who like it, but I know more than a few people who have been disappointed.

Oct 09, 2007
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Blue Hill at Stone Barns

I think the emperor wears no clothes. The food is underseasoned,as if the fact the ingredients are fresh alleviates the need for interesting recipes. The portions are small, the prices are too high and the vibe is high Westchester foot in the grave. Anytime you see a chef as skinny as Barber, look elsewhere.

PBB

Oct 08, 2007
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Ceviche in Westchester

I had the ceviche mixto last weekend at Patrias and it was perfect. Muy sabrosa. Tell them you like spicy (if you do).

Jun 07, 2007
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valley pollo in tarrytown

It's open. Just had dinner there. It was fine (not great) and of course very authentic Ecuadorian food. I wouldn't travel too far to eat there but it's good if you are in the area. Be sure to grab a bowl of homemade hot sauce (aji) that's in the soda/beer cooler. And today they had blackberry shakes (batidos de mora).

May 19, 2007
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How about Little Neck ??

Northern Manor on Northern Blvd not far from Marathon Ave is a great place for Hong Cong style seafood. Dungeoness Crab Hong Kong Style is a favorite. Great soups too. Winter Melon with eight special ingredients is worth trying. Mostly Chinese clientele.

I haven't tried the various Korean places but I'm sure some of them must be good.

Apr 28, 2007
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Takeout rotisserie chicken in Westchester?

Mint in Tarrytown. Check out the chicken, rosemary ham, excllent cheeses, etc. Then thank me.

Mar 04, 2007
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Excellent Sushi in Greenwich or Westchester???

Try Sazan in Ardsley. It's clientele is mostly japanese. As someone who started out eating sushi at Hatsuhana in the early 80s, I try to only go to high quality sushi restaurants and find Sazan to be of high quality and reasonably priced.

I buy most of my fresh fish at Turcos.

Feb 17, 2007
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