Food & Drink

October 23, 2020

I am! Got a full hip replacement since the last article… And, no, it was not due to years perched on a bar stool… Glad I got it done when I did and expecting a full recovery. That being said, I’ve not had opportunity or mobility for any Field Trips, so when the meds ran their course I decided to ...

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Hope everyone is well. I’ve been on a Field Trip Tear recently (in a safe manner of course). Please reach out of you’d like to tag along on an outing. Field Trip: Glenmere Brewery Company On a recent lovely afternoon, I enlisted a few compatriots of varying professions for a countryside ...

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Check out Halston Media's annual Hudson Valley Fall Guide by clicking this link.  Included inside are features on: Simple family fall activities from The Family Keystone.  Information from Stepping Stones on its virtual programs.  A Q&A with North Salem photographer Benjamin Allen ...

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Side note to today’s column: What the heck is next? Locusts?? Back in the idyllic world of 2019, the Brewers Association reported that though overall 2019 beer sales are down, craft beer sales are up as are import sales.  I term this Thoughtful Consumption.  Folks continue to embrace and explore ...

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It’s good to be back tirelessly scouring the countryside for cool venues to hang and try unique beers—for you, the dedicated reader.  Since last column I hit a few places and brought along some great company on these jaunts (students of the game one might say).  I’m happy to report all places were ...

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But First…. San Antonio based, and minority co-owned brewery Weathered Souls recently initiated a collaborative movement for the brewing community to brew their Black is Beautiful Stout recipe.  This effort is to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily and raise funds for ...

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“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” - Maya Angelou, Writer and Civil Rights Activist I found this (& many other) inspirational quotes from women when I was searching for an intro to this column.  This quote is as inspiring to ...

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Are you craving sushi? We know you are. Tengda Asian Bistro will be opening on Wednesday, April 29th, for take-out. Our number is 232-3900. 286 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY. www.tengdakatonah.com We know times are tough, but we are all in this together. We hope we can provide a little comfort and ...

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KISCO RIVER EATERY misses You!  Reopens for Pickup & Delivery To all our valued guests, we wanted to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and hearts through this difficult and unprecedented time. We want to help all of you through this hardship in any way we can.  Kisco River Eatery ...

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“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” - Abraham Lincoln Yikes!  A lot has changed in the world since my last article.  I’m not in a position to comment on the ...

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I love the change of seasons in the Northeast and especially our current transition from the cold and dark winter to the warmer and lighter Spring.  Springtime invigorates me with the opportunities it presents such as: spending more time outside, enjoy flowers blooming (especially hops), trying new ...

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Purdy's Farmer & The Fish Restaurant & Farm Shop in North Salem is offering fresh and healthy farm to table cuisine delivered by us straight to your door!!!  Free delivery service 12-7pm! Contact our Ring & Run Delivery Service. Simply call in your order, pay via credit card over the ...

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I realize you’re reading this post-Valentine’s Day but that doesn’t diminish the inherit pleasure of a shared experience with a special someone at any time of the year.  Now.. if only that shared experience could involve beer… Read on for some informed thoughts on this topic. Beer and ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – DeCicco & Sons is a beer lover's dream. Always a leader in craft offerings, the family-owned grocer took that to another level with its new Somers location (266 Route 202), their seventh store in Westchester and eighth overall. In addition to a dedicated beer aisle ...

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I hope everyone kicked off the new year and decade in proper fashion with friends, family and sudsy refreshments!  How about a resolution you can stick to?  Try a new beer each month this year and make them different styles and brands.  Perhaps log them in the Untappd application for future ...

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – On Saturday, January 4, 2020, the 20th Annual Westchester County Wedding & Bridal Expo returns to the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.  The atmosphere will sparkle with glamorous wedding gowns, elegant formal wear, door prizes, entertainment, wedding ...

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I grew up an only child in a working-class suburb of Buffalo on an idyllic tree lined street that became the gold standard for everywhere I’ve lived since.    My folks grew up without a lot and though they watched our household spending like a pair of Big 6 CPAs, I had everything I needed and we ...

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