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Westchester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day Westchester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day
Westchester Restaurant Announces Closure: Here's Last Day A well-liked Westchester restaurant known for its unique cocktails and oysters has announced its last day in business.  Saltaire Oyster Bar and Kitchen, located in Port Chester at 55 Abendroth Ave., will open for the last time on Sunday, July 14, the owners announced on social media on Friday, July 5.  The owners, Leslie and Elizabeth Barnes, did not make a reason for the closure public.  The restaurant is known for offering a daily selection of oysters from several different regions, including Canada, northern New England, and even the West Coast. It also features a raw bar…
Westchester Restaurant Announces Sale: Here's Last Day Of Service Westchester Restaurant Announces Sale: Here's Last Day Of Service
Westchester Restaurant Announces Sale: Here's Last Day Of Service After nearly a decade, the owners of a well-liked Westchester sports bar have decided to sell their business.  In an announcement on Monday, June 10, the owners of North End Tavern, located in New Rochelle at 1301 North Ave., said they would sell their establishment to a new ownership group after eight years in business.  Although the owners did not specify the circumstances behind their decisions, they said it was for "many good reasons."  "We were very proud to serve New Rochelle and the surrounding communities and value deeply the relationships we have made," the owners w…
Restaurant Transforms Into Steakhouse After 14 Years In Westchester Restaurant Transforms Into Steakhouse After 14 Years In Westchester
Restaurant Transforms Into Steakhouse After 14 Years In Westchester After more than a decade, a restaurant located on a Westchester County waterfront is beginning a new chapter.  The opening of One Pier Steakhouse, located in Yonkers at the former site of Dolphin Restaurant at 1 Van Der Donck St., was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 10.  The new steakhouse, which opened in early April, replaces Dolphin Restaurant after 14 years, the owners said on social media. "On behalf of Dolphin Restaurant, we would like to thank everyone, friends, family and our loyal patrons for making the last 14 years on the Yonkers waterfront ext…
Northern Westchester's Tortilla Project Ups The Taco Game With Unusual Selections Northern Westchester's Tortilla Project Ups The Taco Game With Unusual Selections
Northern Westchester's Tortilla Project Ups The Taco Game With Unusual Selections If you aren't burned out from tacos from Cinco de Mayo and need a taco fix, then a new restaurant in the Hudson Valley specializing in handmade tortillas (think jalapeno) and small plates might be a new favorite. Northern Westchester's The Tortilla Project, located in Baldwin Place, is making waves with foodies and Yelpers for its eclectic mix of tacos, side dishes, tapas, and craft cocktails. Opened in January and located in a strip mall, you will first notice that the small restaurant's sleek decor is not strip mall material, according to Yelpers.  One Yelper put it this way: "The v…
Pair Of Leading Restaurant Chains Could Combine, Report Says Pair Of Leading Restaurant Chains Could Combine, Report Says
Pair Of Leading Restaurant Chains Could Combine, Report Says Two of the nation's leading restaurant chains may soon combine, according to a brand-new report. Under the plan, IHOP and Applebee's would share dining space, the Nation's Restaurant News says., Both eateries are owned by California-based Dine Brands. The company has already launched eight prototype combined IHOP/Applebee's locations -- all in international markets outside the US, the report said. The prototypes feature “discrete entrances,” while inside guests can be seated in both spaces when necessary and possible, Dine Brands CEO John Peyton told the outlet. This would allow overflo…
New 'Thriving' Eatery Now Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner In Westchester New 'Thriving' Eatery Now Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner In Westchester
New 'Thriving' Eatery Now Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner In Westchester A new restaurant serving all three meals of the day and plenty of cocktails has officially opened up for business in Westchester.  Beer Garden Bar & Grill, located in Yonkers at 887 Midland Ave., is now open to customers, Yonkers city officials announced on Friday, Nov. 3.  In a social media post, officials said the new eatery joined the city's "family of thriving local businesses."  The grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also offers takeout in addition to dining in. Visitors can also stop by the bar to grab a drink.  Some delicious menu items include B…
Great Save: NY's Own Bob Costas Saves Diner's Life Using Heimlich, Report Says Great Save: NY's Own Bob Costas Saves Diner's Life Using Heimlich, Report Says
Great Save: NY's Own Bob Costas Saves Diner's Life Using Heimlich, Report Says A famed NBC sports broadcaster, born and raised in New York, is being called a hero after he apparently saved a restaurant-goer’s life, according to a new report. Long Island native Bob Costas, the legendary commentator and Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee from Commack, became a hero when he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow diner at a restaurant, an exclusive report by Page Six claims. It has not been revealed where Costas was dining at the time of the incident, but the magazine reported that when another patron at the eatery, who was not seated with the broadcaster, b…
These Westchester Restaurants Rank Highest For Best Burgers These Westchester Restaurants Rank Highest For Best Burgers
These Westchester Restaurants Rank Highest For Best Burgers If you’re looking for a high-caliber hamburger in Westchester, you can’t go wrong with these choices, according to a ranking by Yelp. Of the “best burgers in Westchester County,” the following restaurants ranked in the top 5 based on customer ratings. No. 5 - The Wooden Spoon in New Rochelle One of several burger offerings at The Wooden Spoon in New Rochelle.The Wooden Spoon on Facebook Billing itself as Westchester’s best new burger joint, The Wooden Spoon serves up several enticing burgers, including one dubbed “The Grease Truck,” that comes with a beef patty, fried pickles, fried on…
'Cutest' New Sandwich Shop In Westchester Draws Praise For 'Great' Menu 'Cutest' New Sandwich Shop In Westchester Draws Praise For 'Great' Menu
'Cutest' New Sandwich Shop In Westchester Draws Praise For 'Great' Menu There's a cute little shop in Westchester that might draw you in for the butcher shop with piles of delicious meats, but the smell of sizzling sandwiches and other delights will have you pulling up a chair for a bite to eat. And there's plenty to eat at That Family Feeling Shop & Grill in Irvington-on-Hudson, from the family-size Philly sandwiches to the sizzling soups and fresh burgers and salads. Known around the area as that "cute sandwich shop," That Family Feeling is also known for having the nicest staff and of yeah, great chocolate cake. Quickly becoming a favorite with foodies …
Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant's New Location In Westchester Off To Strong Start Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant's New Location In Westchester Off To Strong Start
Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant's New Location In Westchester Off To Strong Start For those looking for something different to try for dinner, check out the new tapas bar in Westchester that is quickly becoming a fan of foodies and racking up five-star reviews online. The Basque Tapas Bar in Tarrytown is just the spot to visit with friends and load on an assortment of small plates to share as you enjoy the quality ingredients the restaurant is known for. The new restaurant is the sister to Basque in Piermont across the river in Rockland County. The Tarrytown location is every bit as good and offers the same Spanish flavors with a flair, according to online reviewers. "H…
NY Styrofoam Ban Takes Effect Jan. 1: Here's What To Know NY Styrofoam Ban Takes Effect Jan. 1: Here's What To Know
NY Styrofoam Ban Takes Effect Jan. 1: Here's What To Know New York State's ban on single-use Styrofoam food and beverage containers and packing peanuts will soon take effect. According to the state Department of Environmental Conservatism, the ban on packing peanuts and food and beverage containers made of polystyrene foam, often known by the brand name Styrofoam, will go into effect on Saturday, Jan. 1. The goal of the ban is to help protect the environment, as foam packaging is a major contributor to environmental litter, harming waterways, wildlife and more. Officials said under the new ban, no food service provider or store covered in the lis…
New Bars, Restaurants In NYC To Open More Quickly Under Legislation Signed By Hochul New Bars, Restaurants In NYC To Open More Quickly Under Legislation Signed By Hochul
New Bars, Restaurants In NYC To Open More Quickly Under Legislation Signed By Hochul New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed new legislation in an effort to make it easier for new bars, restaurants and breweries to open quickly. The new legislative package allows temporary retail permits to be issued to bars and restaurants opening in New York City, officials announced on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Officials said the current law prevents businesses in the city to be granted temporary liquor licenses, and the State Liquor Authority can only provide the permanent licenses after a lengthy review process. The new legislation allows the State Liquor Authority to grant temporary liquor l…
COVID-19: NYC Will Become First US City To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Indoor Dining, Gyms COVID-19: NYC Will Become First US City To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Indoor Dining, Gyms
Covid-19: NYC Will Become First US City To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Indoor Dining, Gyms New York City is set to become the first city in the United States where proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for indoor dining at restaurants and for entry at gyms. Enforcement of the new program will begin on Monday, Sept. 13. The rule also applies to indoor entertainment and performances. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he knows some will not agree with the measure, but he said will be lifesaving, as it will guarantee a higher level of vaccination.  Customers will be required to use the Excelsior app, the city's digital app or show a paper card to enter indoor venues.&n…
Tyson Recalls Millions Of Pounds Of Chicken Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination Tyson Recalls Millions Of Pounds Of Chicken Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
Tyson Recalls Millions Of Pounds Of Chicken Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination Tyson Foods has issued a recall for about 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat, frozen chicken products because they may be contaminated with Listeria. The brands were produced between Dec. 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021, according to an announcement by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-7089” on the product bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection.  The items were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools, and Department of Defense locat…
COVID-19: NY's Easing Of Restrictions Starts; Here's What It Means COVID-19: NY's Easing Of Restrictions Starts; Here's What It Means
Covid-19: NY's Easing Of Restrictions Starts; Here's What It Means Time to get back in the New York Groove. The Empire State took its largest step forward so far in reopening the economy as New York ramps up its COVID-19 vaccination program and looks toward a return to normalcy as more businesses open up. As of Wednesday, May 19, capacity restrictions and curfews have largely been lifted in New York, and anyone fully vaccinated will no longer be required to continue wearing facial coverings. The mandatory midnight closing time for bars and restaurants ended for outdoor dining areas beginning on Monday, May 17, and for indoor dining areas on Monday, May …
COVID-19: Lift On Restrictions For NY Restaurants, Businesses Starts COVID-19: Lift On Restrictions For NY Restaurants, Businesses Starts
Covid-19: Lift On Restrictions For NY Restaurants, Businesses Starts Several state-imposed curfews and restrictions placed on businesses in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic are set to be lifted this week as the state continues reopening the economy.  The mandatory midnight closing time for bars and restaurants will end for outdoor dining areas beginning on Monday, May 17, and for indoor dining areas on Monday, May 31. As of Wednesday, May 19, New York will also be lifting many of its mask mandates for fully vaccinated people.  Related story - COVID-19: Date Announced When Mask Mandate Will Be Dropped For Vaccinated People In NY Addition…
COVID-19: NY Sets Date To End Most Capacity Restrictions, Curfews COVID-19: NY Sets Date To End Most Capacity Restrictions, Curfews
Covid-19: NY Sets Date To End Most Capacity Restrictions, Curfews A host of COVID-19 restrictions in New York are set to be rescinded as part of a massive tri-state effort as the country continues to recover from the pandemic. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that beginning on Wednesday, May 19, most pandemic-related capacity restrictions will be lifted in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut after being forced to shut down more than a year ago. As of May 19, capacity restrictions will be lifted in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for: Restaurants; Museums; Theaters; Broadway; Retail; Shops; Gyms and fitness centers; Amusement and family entertainment …
COVID-19: Here's When New York City Will Reopen '100 Percent,' Mayor Says COVID-19: Here's When New York City Will Reopen '100 Percent,' Mayor Says
Covid-19: Here's When New York City Will Reopen '100 Percent,' Mayor Says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has big summer plans for the Big Apple. In a sweeping statement, de Blasio declared that New York City will be ready for reopening as of Thursday, July 1, marking the first time it was open for business since the shutdown began in March last year as COVID-19 rapidly spread through the region. At the height of the pandemic last year, where New York City was at the epicenter of the initial outbreak, an average of more than 800 virus-related deaths were reported, though that number has dropped to approximately 40 a year later as the number of vaccines adminis…
COVID-19: New York Amusement Parks, Family Centers, Given Green Light To Reopen COVID-19: New York Amusement Parks, Family Centers, Given Green Light To Reopen
Covid-19: New York Amusement Parks, Family Centers, Given Green Light To Reopen With COVID-19 numbers continuing to drop in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered new guidance on reopening amusement parks, indoor family entertainment centers, and summer camps. Cuomo announced on Wednesday, Feb. 17 that indoor family entertainment centers can open up to 25 percent capacity on Friday, March 26, with social distancing rules and temperature checks put in place. Any ride or attraction that cannot maintain social distance will remain closed. Amusement parks will be reopening on Friday, April 9 up to 33 percent capacity with tickets sold in advance. No specific guidance…
Downtown Takeout Week Includes Customized Packages In Yonkers Downtown Takeout Week Includes Customized Packages In Yonkers
Downtown Takeout Week Includes Customized Packages In Yonkers With the COVID-19 pandemic still limiting dining out, and restaurants still struggling, the Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District has come up with an interesting take on take-out with "Yonkers Downtown Takeout Week." The event features 11 downtown restaurants that have each created a customized takeout package for $40.  "We encourage you to support our restaurants by placing your orders for some delicious food at an affordable price," BID said. And all of the specials really are specials and worth taking the time to make that call and support area restaurants. The event runs…
COVID-19: NY Restaurants In Orange Zone Can Resume Indoor Dining, Court Rules COVID-19: NY Restaurants In Orange Zone Can Resume Indoor Dining, Court Rules
Covid-19: NY Restaurants In Orange Zone Can Resume Indoor Dining, Court Rules Following a judicial ruling, New York is loosening the restrictions on restaurants that are located in designated COVID-19 “orange zones.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that restaurants in “orange zones” will be permitted to reopen under “yellow zone” restrictions. Previously, indoor dining had been banned at restaurants in the “orange zones.” The decision comes after a judge ruled that restaurants in “orange zones” may reopen in upstate New York earlier this week. In “yellow zones,” restaurants can open for indoor and outdoor dining, though capacities are capped, and only four-person parties ar…
COVID-19: $50 Test For Virus Before Dining Indoors To Be Required By NYC Restaurant COVID-19: $50 Test For Virus Before Dining Indoors To Be Required By NYC Restaurant
Covid-19: $50 Test For Virus Before Dining Indoors To Be Required By NYC Restaurant The COVID-19 outbreak has made “farm-to-table” eating into “test-to-table” an actual thing for at least one New York City restaurant. City Winery, a popular eatery in the Meatpacking District, will now be requiring patrons to take a $50 COVID-19 before being allowed into the building as the second wave of the virus continues to wreak havoc statewide. According to the restaurant, a certified practitioner will be on hand to give rapid tests through the same shallow nasal swab that is also used on employees.  For their time, those being tested will also be given a glass of City Winery Bu…
COVID-19: NY Issues New Guidelines For Gatherings, Including In Homes, Restaurants, Bars, Gyms COVID-19: NY Issues New Guidelines For Gatherings, Including In Homes, Restaurants, Bars, Gyms
Covid-19: NY Issues New Guidelines For Gatherings, Including In Homes, Restaurants, Bars, Gyms Indoor and outdoor gatherings in New York State will be limited to no more than 10 people under sweeping new measures to combat the increase of COVID-19 cases announced on Wednesday, Nov. 11. In addition, restaurants, and bars that have liquor licenses must close each day by 10 p.m. Gyms, health clubs and bowling alleys also must close by 10 p.m. The new rules go into effect on Friday, Nov. 13. In making the announcement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said further steps could be taken, including prohibiting indoor dining at restaurants and bars. "New York follows the science," Cuomo said. "…
Recalled Mushrooms Linked To New Salmonella Outbreak Recalled Mushrooms Linked To New Salmonella Outbreak
Recalled Mushrooms Linked To New Salmonella Outbreak Dozens of people in 10 states have been sickened after a salmonella outbreak that has been linked to mushrooms, the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Four of 41 people infected have been hospitalized. Those sickened range in age from 2 to 74. The dried wood ear mushrooms were sold directly to restaurants and not to consumers and were distributed by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. in Sante Fe Springs, California. In interviews, ill people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill, the FDA sa…
COVID-19: Moratorium On Evictions Extended Again, Cuomo Announces COVID-19: Moratorium On Evictions Extended Again, Cuomo Announces
Covid-19: Moratorium On Evictions Extended Again, Cuomo Announces A new executive order will extend rent relief measures regarding COVID-19-related commercial evictions for another month. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday, Sept. 21 that he has signed a new Executive Order the state's moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures through Tuesday, Oct. 20. Cuomo said the move extends protections previously put in place for commercial tenants and mortgagors who face financial hardships due to the pandemic. The measure includes retail establishments and restaurants. The extension of the protection gives commercial tenants and…
COVID-19: Here's A Look At New Businesses Now Open With Phase 3 Underway In Hudson Valley COVID-19: Here's A Look At New Businesses Now Open With Phase 3 Underway In Hudson Valley
Covid-19: Here's A Look At New Businesses Now Open With Phase 3 Underway In Hudson Valley Hudson Valley has become the ninth of New York State's 10 regions to enter Phase 3 of reopening the economy as the state recovers from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The region took the next step in the four-phase reopening plan as of Tuesday morning, June 23, allowing more businesses to open. Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties make up the Hudson Valley region. Long Island will enter Phase 3 on Wednesday, June 24, leaving just New York City in Phase 2, possibly entering Phase 3 in two weeks. In Phase 3, limited indoor dining is permitte…
COVID-19: Here Are New Rules Restaurants Are Implementing For Indoor Dining In Phase 3 COVID-19: Here Are New Rules Restaurants Are Implementing For Indoor Dining In Phase 3
Covid-19: Here Are New Rules Restaurants Are Implementing For Indoor Dining In Phase 3 With the Hudson Valley and Long Island on pace to enter Phase 3 of reopening the economy, restaurants are taking certain precautions to ensure that there isn’t a spike in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. As of Tuesday, June 23, the Hudson Valley will be permitted to open restaurants to limited indoor dining, though there will be strict restrictions that have been mandated by the state. Long Island starts the third-phase of the four-phase process the next day, on Wednesday, June 24. In Phase 3, limited indoor dining will be permitted, as well as personal care service businesses such as na…
COVID-19: Here's What New Businesses Will Reopen As Hudson Valley, Long Island Near Phase 3 COVID-19: Here's What New Businesses Will Reopen As Hudson Valley, Long Island Near Phase 3
Covid-19: Here's What New Businesses Will Reopen As Hudson Valley, Long Island Near Phase 3 The Hudson Valley and Long Island are on track to become the latest regions in New York to enter Phase 3 of opening up the economy as the state recovers from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Provided the COVID-19 numbers continue to stay steady, the Hudson Valley will enter Phase 3 on Tuesday, June 23, with Long Island following suit a day later on Wednesday, June 24. Related story - COVID-19: Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Orange County Execs Ask Cuomo To Start Phase 3 Earlier In Phase 3, limited indoor dining will be permitted, as well as personal care service businesses such as nai…
COVID-19: Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines Released By NY State COVID-19: Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines Released By NY State
Covid-19: Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines Released By NY State New York State officials have laid out guidelines for select businesses that will be reopening as part of Phase 3 of opening the economy back up amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the state slowly reopens following the COVID-19 pandemic, the state has been methodical in laying out guidance for businesses welcoming back customers and patrons. Central New York, the Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier are all on track to potentially enter Phase 3 of their reopening plans as soon as Friday, June 12, provided they continue meeting the requirements set forth by the state. The mid…
COVID-19: CT Phase 2 Start Date Moved Up, With Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters, Gyms Reopening COVID-19: CT Phase 2 Start Date Moved Up, With Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters, Gyms Reopening
Covid-19: CT Phase 2 Start Date Moved Up, With Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters, Gyms Reopening The start date for Phase 2 of the Connecticut reopening process amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been moved up. Restaurants, movie theaters and gyms may now reopen Wednesday, June 17. Gov. Ned Lamont made the announcement late Friday morning, June 5. The original date for the start of Phase 2 was Saturday, June 20. "To avoid having Phase 2 of Connecticut's reopening efforts take effect during a busy Father's Day weekend, we're going to move it up a few days earlier," Lamont said. Additional safety guidance for businesses that fall under Phase 2 will be re…
COVID-19: Outdoor Dining At Restaurants Will Be Permitted In Phase 2 Of NY Reopening Process COVID-19: Outdoor Dining At Restaurants Will Be Permitted In Phase 2 Of NY Reopening Process
Covid-19: Outdoor Dining At Restaurants Will Be Permitted In Phase 2 Of NY Reopening Process Outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted as regions in New York enter Phase 2 of reopening plans as the state recovers from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. With seven regions now open for Phase 2, and two more - mid-Hudson and Long Island - on track to go to the second of the four phases as soon as Tuesday, June 9, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that outdoor dining will be permitted over the summer, with certain restrictions. Restaurants that reside in regions that have already entered Phase 2 can reopen for outdoor dining beginning as of Thursday, June 4. Restaurants…