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Food & Drink

May 19, 2022

This month’s column title is a quote from ancient Greek philosopher Plato, and you can’t argue with the author of “The Republic.” I did a little research, and in that Socratic dialogue, Socrates is developing a defense of the just life and its necessary connection to the happy life. Pair that with ...

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The TJX Companies, Inc., which includes TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra and Homesense is recalling certain vegan chocolate products, announced the company. The products are being recalled because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or ...

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Imagine this. Lobster tempura with mango on the inside, topped with lobster salad. Salmon with avocado topped with fresh tuna, shitake mushroom salsa and a special dressing dance around the masterpiece. An impressive and decadent sushi and sashimi bar. Grilled sesame salmon filet, shitake mushroom, ...

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“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours” -Mark Twain I’m a seasonal beer drinker and, for unnecessary clarity to those that know me, it means I participate in all seasons and enjoy each season’s go-to stalwarts as well as new varieties. As the weather ...

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After more than 15 years of working in New York City hotels and restaurants, Somers resident Selvia Tjandra is back to where her baking journey all started—in her own kitchen. Selvia makes beautiful custom homemade cakes, cookies and other desserts, and is thrilled to share her recipes with ...

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BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – The owners of Farmer & the Fish have teamed up with a local couple to bring a restaurant and rooftop bar to Katonah Avenue. The restaurant, which is slated to occupy the Old Firehouse Building, was approved last week by Bedford’s Planning Board. The rooftop bar and ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – On Friday, March 25, the Katonah Chamber of Commerce will hold its 13th annual Chili Cook-off. Katonah’s cherished Chili Cook-Off is back in-person at the Harvey School from 6 to 8 p.m. Despite the success of last year’s remote event, participants and community members alike are ...

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Style-wise, it’s about lagers, lagers, lagers! Per articles in both Hopculture.com and SevenFiftyDaily.com, “Beer That Tastes Like Beer Is Making a Comeback.” The IPA remains craft brewing’s most popular style, but consensus is that “it’s hard to get blown away by an IPA anymore.” I agree, as ...

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If you are looking for a delicious St.Patrick’s Day recipe, Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace has got the perfect one for you.   The Corned Beef Hash with eggs, caramelized onions, potatoes and of course corned beef make up this glorious recipe. Ingredients:  • 1 lb cooked corned beef (scraps ...

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“Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.” –Zig Ziglar. I thought that quote from Zig was apt in that it is easy to feel somewhat trapped by the winter doldrums and the vantage point of the same four walls day to day unless you ignite some ...

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Many would agree that the Big Game party food is just as important as the game itself. Football food is no rocket science, but preparing it is still work. How about this year, for a change, have someone else worry about the dips and ribs, the wings and all the crowd-pleasing spread? Catering by ...

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I had been tempted to title this column, “Déjà vu, all over again,” given the unwelcome arrival of the Omicron Variant. And I do wish there was some magical advice to impart, but I guess these are the cards we’ve been dealt… Some thoughts You, like us, may not be going out for drinks or ...

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ORLANDO, FL-- Fresh Express has announced a recall of some varieties of its branded and private label salad products produced at the company's Streamwood, Illinois facility due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, ...

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Hope the start of the winter season finds you well. I am furiously packing on poundage for my cold weather hibernation… If you like malty beers with unique flavors that evoke cozy evenings in front of warm fireplaces, then you’re in the right season. Often brewers brew their more creative and ...

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-The Town's Newest Destination Restaurant- My Cousin’s is an upscale restaurant with a catchy name, a touching back story and, most of all, a casual twist just right for our local communities—a place that has great food but is not slave to the demands of pretention. Opened in September, My ...

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Hope you’ve been oom-pah-pah-ing and enjoying the malty offerings of the season. I certainly have been enjoying some investigative reporting of this season’s finest bevvies. One recent jaunt took us on a local field trip to a business that has been impressively family-owned and operated for ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. -- A grilled cheese sandwich is a simple pleasure enjoyed by children and adults alike.  Knowing how to create a delicious grilled cheese sandwich is a handy skill. Even though the sandwich may seem simple, there are some tricks to the trade to achieve a golden, ...

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So, there I was in the town pool a few weeks ago, doing my water aerobics and thinking about the change of seasons. Fall, to me, is a glorious time of cooler weather and looser clothes. It’s also when malty beer flavors (varying degrees of caramel and toffee) come out from summer hibernation and ...

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WACCABUC, N.Y. – A little more than a decade ago, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø was a teacher in Denmark. Today, he runs a popular brewery in New York City. The radical career change is one that Jarnit-Bjergsø never anticipated nor was it something he pursued. In fact, the now Waccabuc resident was quite ...

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Maybe like you, I have been working my day job from home for the last 1.5 years. The flexibility it provides is a good thing and believe I’ve been more productive (in between occasional naps). Additionally, I’m loving the six home-cooked meals a day and watching Jameson, our French bulldog, fly ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – The sense of excitement about a new bakery opening in downtown Katonah is palpable. Beyond the demand for Anne Mayhew’s wholesome and delicious loaves of bread, it is the prospect of a traditional bakeshop, fragrant with its ovens’ aromas—and having a new spot for friends to meet ...

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I’ve pushed the geographic boundaries of travel recently, hitting both coasts of New York State in quest of adventure and good beer (not necessarily in that order). Field Trip > Buffalo So, here’s an (unpaid) message from the Buffalo Board of Tourism: I recently headed to the left coast of ...

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Happy start of summer to all! I hope this missive finds you well. As you may recall from past columns, I’ve been bursting at the seams, which is typical given my stature, but in this case, it is to now go out and explore breweries, brewpubs, and other Institutions of Craft Quaffing so that I can ...

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