10 places to eat out in Rockland, Westchester over Labor Day Weekend
10 locations to eat out in Rockland, Westchester over Labor Day Weekend
Keep in mind when lengthy weekends have been all about going away?
In our present COVID-19 world, they’re all about staying in. Nonetheless, staying in does not should imply staying dwelling. And it positively does not imply having to cook dinner! The next eating places characteristic every little thing from film nights to dwell music to meals that transports you to a different nation. Add these 10 to your Labor Day should listing.
Sure, you possibly can take pleasure in modern Southern and Caribbean flavors at this New Ro restaurant — the Shrimp & Grits is a private favourite — however now you can even take pleasure in a film. Beginning Sept. 2, the restaurant, together with The Picture House in Pelham, will host Wednesday film nights twice a month that includes Black movies personally chosen by proprietor Alvin Clayton.
The $20 per particular person occasion features a wristband to see the film, one home cocktail, and popcorn supplied by The Image Home. Seating is proscribed to 25 per viewing (to permit for social distancing). Registration have to be completed prematurely by calling the restaurant.
Additionally new — and enjoyable for summer season — a slushie machine so you possibly can attempt Clayton’s well-known rum punch in slushie kind.
And for admirers of Clayton’s art work — his brightly coloured canvases adorn the partitions of his restaurant — the New Ro resident has a new digital present known as “Unapologetically Me: A Response by Alvin Clayton” created in partnership with photographer/filmmaker Nick Carter that may be considered on the Iona College Council of the Arts website. The present speaks to immediately’s political local weather and specifically to the Black Lives Matter motion.
Go: 14 Memorial Freeway, 914-654-6549, alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com
Anticipate dramatic dessert displays full with dry ice and many smoke if you order the restaurant’s dessert platter. The sampling comes with housemade tiramisu, ricotta cheesecake and tartufo. It is sufficient to feed at the very least 4. Or, order the “Goldie Cannoli” platter with cannolis calmly dusted with gold, along with the dry ice “present.”
After which there’s the strawberry margarita which additionally comes with its share of smokey goodness. We’re additionally followers of the sangria popsicle cocktails in addition to chef/proprietor Kevin Oliveros’ well-known tableside cace di pepe, now introduced at a protected social distance. (When you order it inside, he now has a plastic defend in entrance of the cheese wheel.) Look, too, for info on Risotto’s wine pairing occasions.
Go: 788 Commerce St., 914-769-6000, risotto-restaurant.com
You may really feel such as you’re on the seashores of Puerto Rico with a frosty piragua (a shaved ice dessert lined with fruit flavored syrup) at Salsa Bembe. This new Latin restaurant, open since July 16, all the time appears to have one thing happening. Monday nights are Mojito Mondays with half off mojitos and Cuban sandwiches, Tuesdays are for tacos and discounted margaritas, Wine Down Wednesday options 50% off bottles, Thursday Women’ evening contains an prolonged Glad Hour from 4 to 9 p.m. (it is often 4 to 7 p.m.), and on Fridays and Saturdays, there’s a rotating DJ. Sundays characteristic a $25 brunch which contains limitless sangria.
Come Labor Day Monday, proprietor Lucas Lucido is providing important employees 10% off their total invoice (for these displaying correct ID). There can even be an prolonged Glad Hour for all.
Go: 811 McLean Ave., 914-294-0096, salsabembe.com
Optimism prevailed when Sam’s of Gedney Approach opened in 1932, regardless of the Nice Despair in addition to in 2008 and 2009 in the course of the Nice Recession, which is why Peter and Karen Herrero, the homeowners behind this White Plains restaurant proceed to stay constructive throughout COVID-19 instances. Their outside patio, with outsized paper lanterns, dangling lightbulbs and twirling followers, in addition to their tented parking zone seating (known as the BBQ Backyard Restaurant) supply loads of (socially distanced) room for diners. Additionally they supply seating inside.
On Labor Day, the place the barbecue theme reigns supreme, the restaurant shall be serving up a bunch of Texas barbecue hen, Tennessee barbecue pulled pork, Carolina barbecue pulled beef and Texas-style St. Louis barbecue dry rub ribs. All barbecue sauces and rubs are gluten-free.
There’s additionally Georgian Peach Hen, a Maine lobster roll, a grilled barbecue burger, and a bunch of non-barbecue entrees and sides. You can too order any of these things to go for a barbecue meal at dwelling (minus the mess).
Go: 50 Gedney Approach, 914-949-0978, samsofgedneyway.com
Protect your summer season vibes by eating by the seashore. Then add a lobster roll. The Barley Seashore Home presents each a Connecticut and New England model, providing you with that trip feeling even if you’re near dwelling. Additionally on the menu: Crispy calamari, whiskey peppercorn mussels, fish tacos and a popcorn shrimp basket, amongst different issues. There’s tons extra outside seating together with beneath the seashore pavilion the place the restaurant now sells wood-fired pizzas and drinks.
Go: 95 Dearborn Ave., 914-481-5505, thebarleybeachhouse.com
Co-owner Stephanie Small is all about making consuming out enjoyable. Up to now, that is meant Thursday evening trivia nights and dwell music on Saturdays within the parking zone (the place most tables are actually situated). Small hopes to proceed these for so long as she will and should add a as soon as a month Sunday jazz brunch.
For Labor Day, search for a Friday evening Throwback DJ from 8 to 11 p.m. with an Instagram ballot asking for music requests.
Together with the leisure, there’s the meals — an array of small plates excellent for sharing (I am a fan of the truffle chickpeas, the Brussels Sprouts and the Banging Shrimp) — together with bigger dishes such because the lobster roll, the steamed pork bao buns and the pan seared scallops. And, as a result of she and accomplice Brian Moss, personal Uncorked Wine & Spirits subsequent door, you possibly can relaxation assured UnWind Winebar & Kitchen has a effectively curated wine listing.
Go: 80 Route 6, 914-519-6190, unwinednewyork.com
Lacking Spain? The meals right here is an efficient illustration with three paella selections and a bunch of genuine tapas together with Pulpo a la Plancha (Galician seasoned octopus, sliced and pan grilled with virgin olive oil, garlic, white wine and smoked pimenton pearls), Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce) and Albondigoas Picacante (Spicy Spanish meatballs with melted Manchego).
Although closed Monday, proprietor Benny Castro encourages all to return Labor Day weekend for the final batch of the restaurant’s well-liked lobster and shrimp rolls. They are going to go off the menu after the vacation and will not be again on until subsequent summer season.
Go: 587 Piermont Ave., 845-395-3100, basquetapasbar.com
Discuss all American consolation meals with wallet-friendly costs amidst a laid again setting. Knuckles focuses on burgers, sandwiches and its newly well-liked gnocchi mac ‘n cheese. The restaurant, which has seating for 85 outdoors, additionally lately added tender serve and rolled ice cream along with hard-serve. One other summer season addition — which can proceed into fall — is the $5 Knuckle punch, a combination of rum, triple sec, blue curacao, pink lemonade and pineapple juice.
For these feeling fortunate (and hungry!), attempt the Knuckle problem. End the restaurant’s famed Knuckle sandwich (both thinly sliced turkey or roast beef, mozzarella sticks, hen fingers, fries, sautéed onions and brown gravy on garlic ciabatta bread) in lower than 10 minutes and you may win a free Knuckles shirt.
And no worries in regards to the outside enjoyable ending anytime quickly. Proprietor Ken Stadt lately invested in a tent in order that diners can nonetheless eat outdoors effectively into fall.
Go: 146 N. Liberty Dr., 845-429-1900, stoneknuckle.com
You are going to have to start out serious about planning your child’s lunches quickly so why not deal with your self — and your loved ones — to the large sandwich choices at Leonardo’s? Chef/proprietor Frank Ficarra has lately concocted The Rapheal consisting of pulled Italian beef, broccoli rabe, contemporary mozzarella, herbed ricotta and cherry peppers, however the listing of outsized choices goes on. Among the many musts: The Mona Lisa Vito (blue cheese dressing, buffalo eggplant cutlets, contemporary mozz, lettuce and tomato) or the Michelangelo pizza hero made with double-sided cheese pizza bread, pepperoni, ham, candy peppers and grilled pineapple. These are all nice for picnics, events or lunch or dinner take-out for lunch or dinner.
For Labor Day Ficarra is providing a brand new creation: Danny Zuko’s Summer season Lovin, a butter toasted hero, herbed ricotta, scorching honey, grilled summer season peaches, prosciutto de parma and arugula. Out there solely from Aug. 31 to Sept. 5 and you should name forward to order. Restricted availability every day.
Go: 14 N. Important St., 845-638-3455, leosdelicatering.com
Toast summer season’s final hoorah with Maura’s Cool Llama Slushies in flavors that vary from mango mint margarita to cherry sangria to chichacolada (Peruvian purple corn drink and pina colada). Throughout Labor Day weekend, that means discounted slushies —$5 for what’s usually a $7.50 12-ounce drink and $9 off the common $14 for a 24-ounce slushie. In fact all have to be consumed with meals per state rules. There are 4 flavors of boozy slushies together with one virgin taste all the time in rotation. Plus, of course, there’s the summer season darling cocktail of the season: summer season darling cocktail: Frosé.
We’re additionally huge followers of the Pollo A La Brasa (Peruvian marinated rotisserie hen) and the cerviche (there are 4 sorts right here).
Go: 81 S. Broadway, 845-535-3533, mauraskitchen.com
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