Food & Drink

September 19, 2019

The roots of Oktoberfest began with a Royal Wedding when Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12 October 1810. The local folks in Munich were invited to join in on the festivities and much merriment was had by all. It was so ...

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So, you like craft beer and have heard about homebrewing. Why not give it a try? I feel confident that the brewers of all your favorite beers started out as homebrewers. It is not a big investment and if you can cook, even a little bit, and can follow some basic directions in a recipe, then ...

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Craft beer bars in supermarkets, who would have thought? Have you been to any DeCicco & Sons’ super-bar-markets in the area? It is quite an improvement over just regular shopping for kale and garbanzo beans with no on-site hydration available. Not only do different stores have unique craft ...

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You wine drinkers have probably heard or used the phrase, “rosé all day.” Well, with the first official day of summer only hours away, I would like to offer up my own phrase: “summer ale all day”. I credit Pete’s Brewing Company, one of the first craft beers to hit the market way back in 1986, ...

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LINCOLNDALE, N.Y. - The “Wow!” factor begins at Anglebrook Golf Club in Lincolndale within seconds of entering the front gate.  The grounds are landscaped like a national park and the contrast of the lush, green fairways, sculpted white sand bunkers and golden native environmental areas are ...

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Generally speaking, I keep my entertainment geographic radius “bridge-free.” Not for any kind of phobia, but rather there’s plenty of landlocked fun to be had. However, whenever I’m motivated for some fun that involves a bit of travel, I am always pleased and make a vow to do so more ...

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Statistics show beer consumption per capita (aside from a small abode in Katonah) is down for the last few years. However, do not despair for the craft beer industry, as statistics also show a rising trend in the purchase of craft beer! I credit the breadth of craft brew flavors for this ...

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Ramy Hoti knew that if he was going to establish a successful Italian restaurant in northern Westchester County he would have to do something to set him apart from the competition. He’s done just that. Nearly three years ago, Hoti and his family opened La Vista Ristorante Italiano at 355 Smith ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Wine lovers, rejoice. Ten months after ceasing operations, the South Salem Winery is preparing to reopen this spring at Gossett Brothers Nursery on Route 35. The nursery had operated the winery for three years before closing it last May after learning that it was not a ...

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One of the many reasons I enjoy living in the Northeast is the change of seasons and the corresponding influx of new seasonal beers as well as the beginning of Beer Festival season. Beer Festivals Beer Festivals are terrific events for everyone, from the craft beer newcomer to the beer geek ...

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I’ve received welcomed feedback from loyal readers asking for information on pairing food and beer. Years ago, as a rookie in the beer drinking game I wouldn’t even consider buying food to pair along with the vast quantities of beer I’d purchased for a party we were throwing, though I would buy ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. - Westchester County Executive George Latimer attended a combined meeting of the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk and Bedford Village Lions Club on Tuesday, Jan. 22. During the meeting, the group agreed to host a joint community event: Blues & BBQ for Bedford. The July date is not ...

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Greetings, thirsty readers! To recap: this column is about interesting and flavorful beer and related fun which is an intentionally broad topic—limitless, one might say.  Let’s continue the journey. Happy Brew Year! (Sorry. I had to do it). I hope the holidays treated you well and you found ...

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Greetings, current and future beer enthusiasts! I am deeply honored for the opportunity to share information and tips about my favorite liquid—craft beer—beginning with this inaugural column. There are more technical craft beer definitions out there but let’s use the following as our guide: ...

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