Food & Drink

April 27, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – By eating lots of camera-ready food and posting short videos on social media, Anthony Kaplan, aka “Beefy Burger Boi,” has become something of a local food celebrity, while bringing awareness to food establishments at the same time. The 2013 Lakeland High School graduate stars in ...

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I’m optimistic by nature and very much encouraged by the recent vaccination progress among our populous, including the lowering of age eligibility across many states. Given that and since we each had a shot under our belt, Mrs. KBM and I took a calculated risk on something called a ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Halston Media's Hudson Valley Spring Guide is now online.  It was in the mailbox of all our subscribers of Mahopac News, The Somers Record, Yorktown News, North Salem News and The Katona-Lewisboro Times.  Check it out HERE.  To make sure you receive our free quarterly ...

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You probably thought my March article would begin with a traditional Irish toast such as Slainte! (“To health!” in Irish). And for all that do celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.” However, an avid reader and local Hellene pointed ...

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…and I love beer! Valentine’s Day is near, and in these wacky times, it’s more important than ever to practice the “sharing is caring” approach. Please let the people you love know how much they mean to you.  And not just love in the “Love Boat” way, but love as in the special folks you think ...

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Super Bowl time is upon us! And though I hoped to be writing this article exclusively about the Buffalo Bills, and Pills Mafia ale, it seems that will have to wait another year—stay tuned!  That being said, this article will tackle (get it?) beer and food recommendations to keep you hydrated and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Rob Del Balzo’s typical Super Bowl Sunday involves him standing in front of a fryer as he prepares upwards of 440 pounds of chicken wings for his very hungry customers. With most Super Bowl parties on hold in 2021, and with health at the forefront of many people’s minds, the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It’s been 327 days since March 16, 2020. “D-Day,” as it known to many in the restaurant industry. And every single one of the 318 days has been a grind for Christian and Pamela Schienle, owners of two New York eateries, including Nadine’s in Yorktown Heights. “On March 16, ...

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So, here we go into winter and what could be doldrum-inducing cold weather and being stuck inside the house… But wait! Have you heard of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah)? Per the Google: Hygge is about creating quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality at home or outside that engenders a ...

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Well, it’s been two years of monthly columns. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them, and the research isn’t too bad either! Field Trip: Captain Lawrence Mount Kisco Barrel House, Mount Kisco 369 Lexington Ave., Mount Kisco The awesome local brewery Captain ...

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Yorktown food truck offers fine food at reasonable prices Mark Twain once famously said, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” If that’s the case, Chef Rob Del Balzo hasn’t worked since he was 14. Yet, he’s one of the busiest guys on the planet. Del ...

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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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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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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - As Westchester County entered Phase 2 of reopening on Tuesday, June 9, Yorktown restaurateurs eagerly opened their doors for outdoor dining service. At a gathering of town officials at Hudson Valley Steakhouse on Old Crompond Road to celebrate the kick-off, Supervisor Matt ...

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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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