Dinner Deals in Westchester County

Westchester County has so many amazing restaurants, with new places opening every month.  I enjoy dining out, however, with a family of four, it can get very expensive!  Fortunately, many restaurants throughout Westchester offer special dinner deals throughout the week.  Whether you’re in the mood for a burger or a fancy three-course meal, there are restaurants throughout Westchester that cover it all! (Updated February 2021)

**Please confirm the details with the restaurant for the most up-to-date information.  

Angelina’s Ristorante & Brick Oven Pizza
97 Lake Avenue
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
(914) 779-7944

Angelina’s offers a prix fixe dinner menu (appetizer and entree) Monday through Thursday 3 PM to closing for $34.95.

The Bayou Restaurant
580 Gramatan Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10552
(914) 668-2634

Tuesday:  Fat Tuesdays All-You-Can-Eat Specials $20.99 (Jambalaya, Catch O’Day, Pasta O’Day & Chops O’Day)
Wednesday:  Voodoo Night – $4 Abita Turbo Dog, $4 Amber Draft or Purple Haze, $5 Voodoo Wings (Readings are available from Angela for $20)

Bread and Brine
19 Main Street
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
(914) 479-5243

Steamed Maine Lobster Dinners:  Available Wednesday through Sunday. 1 1/2 lb. steamed Maine lobster, cup of New England Clam Chowder, boiled potato, corn-on-the-cob, cole slaw and grilled corn bread for $55.

Casa Rina of Thornwood
886 Commerce Street
Thornwood, NY 10594
(914) 769-451

Casa Rina has a $25 three course price fixed dinner available Sunday through Wednesday.
Thursday they offer a $25 four course price fixed dinner.

Fat Sal’s Bar & Grill
265 Tate Avenue
Buchanan, NY 10511
(914) 930-1771

Mondays:  Buy one burger, get the second one 50% off (equal or lesser value with purchase of a beverage)
Tuesdays:  5 Tacos for $10 (w/purchase of a beverage)

The Greekish 
273 Halstead Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3333

The Greekish has two different dinner deals:
Tasting of the Greekish is available Wednesday through Sunday from 4 PM – 8 PM. Enjoy 1 dip, 2 Meze, 1 entrée (land or sea) and dessert for $55. The Greek-Style Meze Special is available Wednesday through Sunday from 4 PM – 9 PM. Enjoy 1 dip and pita plus any 3 Meze for $30.

The Hudson Room
23 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 788-FOOD

The Hudson Room offers a 3 course Prix Fixe meal on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for $32.95 (appetizer, main, dessert)

Public Pizza Italian Restaurant
Ridge Hill Mall
193 Market Street
Yonkers, NY
(914) 652-7604

Monday Pasta Party – (4 PM to close) $9 Penne Vodka, Angel Hair & Broccoli, Rigatoni Alla Norma or Fettuccini Alfredo
Tuesday Pizza Party – (4 PM to close) 50% off all individual pizzas (excluding seafood pizzas)

Risotto Italian Restaurant & Bar
788 Commerce Street
Thornwood, NY 10594
(914) 769-6000

Risotto offers a Prezzo Fisso to go menu for $25 which includes a select Antipasti, Secondi and dessert.

Rye Roadhouse
12 High Street
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 925-2668

Mondays:  Build Your Own Quesadillas starting at $6.95
Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday – 5 PM – 9 PM, Cajun Nachos, Tacos, Burritos and $5 margaritas
Wednesdays:  Fried Chicken Night – Four piece chicken dinner with two sides for $12.95 (in house only)
Thursdays: Burger Night – 5 PM – 9 PM half-price burgers (in house only)

Wellington’s Grill
110 Halstead Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 315-1532

Tuesdays: Lobster Night $25 includes a 1 1/2 lb. steamed lobster served with New England Clam Chowder, cole slaw and corn on the cob
Wednesdays: Prime Rib Night $28 includes a thick slice of slow roasted prime rib served with frizzled onions, cup of soup and a baked potato
Thursdays: $10 Burger Night

If you know of any other dinner deals in Westchester County, please email me (NYFoodieFamily@gmail.com) and I will add it to this list!

You may also enjoy reading:

Westchester County Bucket List

Westchester County Staycation Fun

Hudson Valley Holiday Events Guide

The lights, the music and of course Santa Claus! With COVID, things may look different this year, but there are still many Hudson Valley holiday events taking place. Check out our Hudson Valley Holiday Events Guide for all the info!
As always, please check directly with the venue for the most up-to-date information.

A Christmas Carol 2020

A Christmas Carol 2020 at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinbeck: (Rhinebeck) This year’s performance of A Christmas Carol will be a drive-in live theatre experience. The show is presented on an outdoor stage
Dates: November 19 – December 20, 7 PM (no performances Nov. 26 & 27)
Tickets/Price: $20 /person

A Frosty Fest

A Frosty Fest: (Ulster Park)
Attractions include a Meet and Greet with Dasher the Reindeer, Holiday characters, drive through Frosty’s Enchanted Forest, visit the Magical Mansion, outdoor photo with Santa, walk through Frosty’s Adventure, photo with Blizzard the Bear, “Jingle the Elf” stage show and more.
Dates: Weekends only (Friday-Sunday) November 27 – December 20
Tickets/Price: $15.95/adult + service charge and tax, $12.95/child (under 12) + service charge and tax, Free/children under 12 months
*Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Christmas Tree at the Cross County Center: (Yonkers) The Cross County Center has a new Christmas tree this year. The 44 foot tall tree has a walk through feature where you can look up to the top of the tree. Throughout the season there will be strolling entertainers, a Holiday Food Truck Market and a Pop-Up Ice Skating rink.

Grand Holiday Illuminations at Untermyer Park & Gardens: (Yonkers) This annual holiday light show will take place at Untermyer Park & Gardens. Tickets are not yet available, but check the Untermyer Gardens site for updates.
Dates: December 12 – January 3
Tickets/Price: Free, but timed entry reservations needed

Holiday on the Hill at Lasdon Park and Arboretum: (Katonah) Enjoy the annual Holiday on the Hill exhibit and train show at Lasdon Park and Arboretum. Tickets will be sold online only for scheduled entry. Enjoy the holiday train exhibit, outdoor safe Santa visits and more.
Dates: December 4 – January 31

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Photo Credit: Bronx Zoo

Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo: (Bronx)
Enjoy five lantern safaris throughout the park, ice-carving demonstrations, costumed characters and more.
Dates: Select dates November 20 – January 10
Tickets/Price: $34.95/Adult (Age 13+), $22.95/Child (Ages 3-12), $31.95/Senior (Age 65+), $17/Parking

Holiday Lights Parade at FDR Park: (Yorktown) The Yorktown Parks and Recreation department is holding a holiday lights parade featuring decorated floats.
Date: Saturday, December 5 at 7 PM
Tickets/Price: Free

Holiday Light Spectacular at the Orange County Fairgrounds: (Middletown) Enjoy a holiday drive through, multi media projection show, lighted displays and more. Drinks and treats will be available for purchase.
Dates: November 27 – January 3 (Thursday – Sunday, November 27 – December 13), (Daily, December 17 – January 3) 5 PM – 10 PM
Tickets/Price: $25/per car online in advance, $30/per car at the door

Holiday Tea Musicale at Caramoor: (Virtual) Enjoy a special holiday streamed performance and self-paced virtual tour of the Rosen House.
You can add a Holiday Tea Box for $50 that includes an assortment of finger sandwiches, holiday treats and a variety of teas. A Deluxe Tea Set is available for $120 that includes a teapot, two teacups, a tray and a Caramoor tea blend. Boxes need to be picked up at Caramoor December 18, 19 or 20 between 10 AM and 12 PM.
Dates: December 14 – January 1, with special viewing performances on December 18, 19 and 20 at 1 PM, where you can chat with the Director of the Rosen House and fellow attendees
Tickets/Price: $10

NYBG Train Show

Holiday Train Show at NYBG: (Bronx)
This year, the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show is a members only event. Members need to reserve tickets in advance and are limited to one visit.
Dates: November 12 – January 31

Kevin McCurdy’s Holiday Spirit Festival: (Wappingers Falls)
This year the Holiday Spirit Festival will be an all outdoor event. Enjoy the Winter Wonderland Walk through a North Pole village, train exhibit, Santa’s Reindeer Barn, holiday entertainment, characters and more.
Dates: Weekends Only (Friday-Sunday) November 27 – December 27, and December 22 and 23
Tickets/Price: $16/General Admission, Free/under 2 years

Merry and Bright Logo

Merry & Bright: A Holiday Driving Tour: (Hyde Park) The town of Hyde Park is holding a holiday light driving tour created by the community and local businesses. Homes can sign up to be part of the tour and ballots can be printed so you can vote on your favorite display. The kick-off on December 6th at 6 PM will include special one night only light displays at several town locations.
Dates: December 6 – December 20
Tickets/Price: Free

NYBG GLOW: (Bronx)
GLOW is an evening, outdoor illuminated experience at the New York Botanical Garden. During your visit you can also enjoy ice carving displays, dancers, musicians and other outdoor fun.
Dates: November 27, & 28, December 5, 12, 18, 19, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, January 1, 2, 9
Tickets/Price: $30/adults, $18/children (2-12), Free/children under 2
Members: $20/adult, $10/children (2-12), Free/children
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Peace, Love, Lights: Drive-Thru Holiday Lights Experience at Bethel Woods: (Swan Lake) Enjoy an over one mile drive-thru holiday illuminated experience from the warmth of your car.
Dates: November 23 – January 3, 5 PM – 10 PM
Tickets/Price: $20/car

While you are at Bethel Woods, you can also enjoy Dinner with Santa before or after your drive-thru experience.
Dates: December 3- December 27, 5 PM – 8 PM
Price: $45/adult, $20/child

Photos with Santa:

Jefferson Valley Mall: (Yorktown Heights) This year photos with Santa will be looking a little different. Reservations are strongly recommended. Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks and guests are required to wear masks as well. This will be a socially distant experience.
Dates: November 27 – December 24

The Westchester: (White Plains) This year photos with Santa will be looking a little different. Reservations are required. Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks and guests are required to wear masks as well. This will be a socially distant experience.
Dates: November 20 – December 24

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Westchester’s Winter Wonderland: (Valhalla) This year, Westchester’s Winter Wonderland will be a drive-thru experience. Enjoy a 1.2-mile illuminated drive from the warmth of your car. You will enjoy a light and music extravaganza.
Dates: Open every night November 27 – January 3, (except November 30, December 7, December 14, December 24 and December 25)
Tickets/Price: $25/car, $40/van or limo

White Plains Holiday Market: (White Plains)
This holiday market will be held on Court Street between Martine Ave. and Main Street. Over 40 vendors and artisans will be selling their wares in sheds similar to those seen at Bryant Park.
Dates: December 18 – December 23

Westchester County Outdoor Mini Golf Guide

One outdoor activity that both my tween and teen are always up for is playing a round of mini golf. While it’s often a vacation activity for us, there isn’t much vacationing currently happening. Since mini golf is a fun, social-distance-friendly family activity, we decided to check out the various courses in Westchester County. Read on for information, ratings and our reviews of each of the courses we visited.

Please remember to check with the locations directly for the most up-to-date information.

Brookside Mini Golf at Tibbetts Brook Park (Yonkers)
355 Midland Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
(914) 557-5046

Course: 18-hole mini golf course
Cost: $8/person (cash only!)
Hours of Operation: July – August – 12 PM to 6:30 PM (daily)
September – November – 12 PM – dusk (weekends)
Parking: $5

Rating:
Atmosphere: 4/5
Creativity: 3/5
Difficulty: 3/5

Review: The Brookside Mini Golf course is located in Tibbetts Brook Park, a Westchester County Park and has been operating since 2002. It is a short walk from the parking lot, past the pool house, to get to the golf course.
We visited on a Saturday and there was a constant flow of visitors.

The course was recently renovated and it shows. The putting greens were in good condition and most of the waterfalls and water features were running.

There were a couple of obstacles including the a loop (that we saw at every mini golf course!), a clown mouth and a bridge.

There was lots of plants and bushes planted throughout the course, giving the course a nice “curb appeal.” This is the only mini golf course that has a par for each hole printed on the score card. Unfortunately, the holes are not numbered here. However, following the cement path leads you to each hole.

To keep germs to a minimum, you can choose the color ball you want, but the attendant hands the ball and club to you. Once you are finished playing, everything is wiped down with sanitizing wipes.


There is a limited food menu including pretzels, pizza and nachos as well as various frozen ice cream novelties. However, we thought $5 for a Chipwich or a SpongeBob ice cream pop was a bit steep.

If you want to make a day of it, bring your suits and enjoy the pool and slides (Be sure to check first if they are open. During our recent visit, the pool was closed. There is a separate admission for the pool).

Charles J. Cook Park (Cortlandt Manor)
293 Furnace Dock Road
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

Course: 9-hole mini golf course
Cost: Free, but only open to Town of Cortlandt (and Village of Buchanan and Croton) residents
Hours of Operation: Closed Mondays
Tuesday – Friday: 2 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 12 PM – 7:30 PM
Parking: Free

Review coming soon!

Playland Park (Rye)
1 Playland Parkway
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 813-7010

Course: 18-hole mini golf course
Cost: $5/per person
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed Mondays
Parking: $10

Rating:
Atmosphere: 5/5
Creativity: 3/5
Difficulty: 2/5

Review: Playland Mini Golf wins hands down for best atmosphere. Nowhere else in Westchester County can you play miniature golf with views of the Long Island Sound. With the boardwalk and the beach right next to the course, it feels like you’re on a vacation.

I mean, look at how close to the water you are! At $5 per person, it is also the cheapest miniature golf course. However, you do have to pay $10 to park, so the overall cost is comparable to the other courses.

Each hole was easily identifiable by a number.

The course itself is a tad run down. Some of the holes had patchwork and mismatched putting green material. It was the easiest of the courses we visited though, with three of us getting holes in one.

There are some fun features, like this waterfall, a gazebo and a well.

Playland Mini Golf is the only course that enforces social distancing. They only allow two to three groups on the course at a time. A new group cannot start playing until the previous group has gotten to hole 9, the waterfall. It is likely you will have to wait for a little bit to play. They also wipe down and sanitize the balls and clubs before you play.

Overall: This was a fun golf course with beautiful views. Definitely worth a visit.

Saxon Woods Park (White Plains)
1800 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 924-4644

Course: 19-hole mini golf course
Cost: $9/adult, $7/children under 10 (Cash or credit)
Hours of Operation: June – September – 12 PM to 8 PM

Parking: Free

Rating:
Atmosphere: 4/5
Creativity: 3/5
Difficulty: 3/5

Review: The Saxon Woods Park Mini Golf Course is located in Saxon Woods Park, a Westchester County Park. It’s part of the 700-acre property that includes the county’s largest swimming pool, ball fields, an 18-hole golf course, playground and hiking trails and is run by Powell Catering Service.
We visited on a recent Saturday and there was a constant flow of visitors. There was even a birthday party that was being set up during our visit.

This was one of the few courses that we visited that had rules posted for play.

This mini golf course sits inside a natural forest and stream area and has the most shade of all the courses we visited. Unfortunately, it sits adjacent to Mamaroneck Avenue, so you see and hear all of the traffic going by.

Each hole was labeled with a number. This was the only course we visited that had flags in the holes to help identify the target.

There are frozen ice cream novelties for purchase at the admission booth and a food concessions stand next door.

Overall: This was one of the nicer mini golf courses that we visited with a not-too-difficult course.

Yorktown Golf & Baseball (Mohegan Lake)
2710 Lexington Avenue
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(914) 526-8337

Course: 18-hole mini golf course
Cost: $7/adults, $5.50/children under 12
Cash or credit (4% credit card fee)
Hours of Operation: Spring & Summer – 10 AM – 8 PM

Ratings:
Atmosphere: 2/5
Creativity: 1/5
Difficulty: 3/5

Review: Established in 1994, this miniature golf course is only one of the attractions at the Yorktown Golf & Baseball Center. The facility also houses a 2-tiered driving range and eight batting cages. Unfortunately, the miniature golf course does not appear to have been updated since it was built. During our visit, the waterfall and ponds were not filled, leaving empty cement structures. The putting green is separated from the cement. The score cards do not have a par printed, nor did we see a maximum number of strokes. However, we limited ourselves to a 5 stroke max on each hole. We found some of the holes (1 and 15) especially difficult.

Overall: This is a bare bones, miniature golf course that is in need of some major upkeep. The course lacks fun features and was our least favorite of the courses we visited.

Peekskill Take-Out and Delivery Options

With COVID-19 hitting the restaurant industry hard, it is hard to keep up with what restaurants are open. While we don’t live in Peekskill, it is a short drive away and offers so many different food options. I did some research and rounded up a list of Peekskill take-out and delivery options. Support local and order take out from one of these Peekskill restaurants and businesses. As always, please check directly with the restaurant for the most up-to-date information. Contact Nancy at NYFoodieFamily@gmail.com if there’s a restaurant that I have missed or the information below needs updating!

Baked Goods and Sweets:

Blithe Bagels

Blithe Bagels is a new addition to the Peekskill food scene.  Owner Tina Selsky hand makes these bagels.  The bagels are low-calorie, at only 200 calories each. They even have a vegan option! 

Menu

Saturday: 9 AM – 11 AM pick-up

*Need to pre-order online for Saturday pick-up

Homestyle Desserts Bakery
24 South Water Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 737-4659

Menu

Monday – Saturday:  8 AM – 6 PM
Sunday:  8 AM – 3 PM

*Please call to pre-order cakes

The Hudson Creamery
55 Hudson Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 293-7811

The Hudson Creamery opened May 15th.

Serving their regular menu as well as pints. They have a huge variety of ice cream flavors, create signature sundaes and more.

Thursday & Friday: 3 PM – 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 1 PM – 8 PM

*Order and take-out in person.  Cash or credit cards ($10 minimum) 

Peaceful Provisions
47 South Water Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(Located inside the Peekskill Brewery)

Peaceful Provisions has recently changed their offerings to prepackaged sets including a Treat Box for 2, Doughnut Box of 2, Doughnut Box of 4, plus merchandise.  The doughnut flavors and treats change weekly.  They limit orders to one of each box per household. 

Classic Doughnuts – $4/each
Filled Doughnuts – $6/each

Boxes range from $8-$18+ depending on the combination of doughnuts being offered that week.

Friday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

*Online pre-orders only!  Ordering opens up Monday at 12 PM for Friday pick-up, Tuesday at 12 PM for Saturday pick-up, and Wednesday at 12 PM for Sunday pick-up.  These doughnuts sell out FAST!!!  So, set your alarms and good luck!  

Beverages:

Kathleen’s Tea Room
979 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 734-2520

Menu
They sell over 60 different teas as well as a variety of soups, quiche, sandwiches, salads and sweets.

Tuesday-Friday: 11 AM – 3 PM

Bridgee’s Food Truck is at Kathleen’s Tea Room Wednesday &  Friday 11 AM – 5 PM
They serve a variety of southern dishes including fried chicken, fried shrimp, mac and cheese, yams and more.  You can pre-order on the Kathleen’s Tea Room online menu.

Order online 

Peekskill Brewery
47 South Water Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

*Offers curbside and delivery of food and beer.

They have a limited food menu that includes wings, pizza, burgers, salads and more. 

They have five family style takeout options (that feed four)  including Mac N’ Cheese ($18), Family Wings ($20), Family Style PB Burgers w/fries (($60), Family Style Kale Salad ($16) and Family Style Kale Salad with Chicken ($26).

You can purchase single cans or six-packs of their brews as well as canned wines and spirits.

Tuesday – Saturday:  12 PM – 8 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 6 PM
Closed Mondays

Online Ordering

Peekskill Coffee House
101 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 739-1287

Take Out Menu

The coffeehouse reopened May 18th. Get your favorite coffee to go as well as crepes, paninis, salads and baked goods.  They also sell bags of coffee beans, merchandise and crepe batter and crepe kits for you to make your own at home. 

Sunday – Saturday 7AM – 5 PM 

Order online – Credit/Debit only – no cash

FOOD:

The Beanrunner Cafe
201 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 737-1701

Menu
The cafe serves a variety of breakfast options (served until 11 AM) as well as sandwiches, soups, salads and more.  Check their Instagram for daily specials. 

Daily:  8 AM – 4 PM

Curbside pick-up – Call to order

Birdsall House
970 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 930-1880

Take-out Menu
Daily specials offered

Daily: 12-8 PM
Pick-Up and Curbside Delivery
Please call and order directly from the restaurant. 

Fin & Brew
5 John Walsh Boulevard
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 788-4555

Take Out Menu
Includes a variety of appetizers, pizzas and sandwiches as well as a couple of entree specials (Brisket Dinner for 2 – $40 or 4 – $75, Hanger Steak $29 and Steelhead Trout $27)

Cocktails and beer also available

Friday-Sunday:  12 PM – 8 :15 PM
Take out and Delivery

Order online

Gleason’s
911 South Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 401-1950

Tuesday-Thursday: 4PM  – 8 PM
Friday: 4 PM – 9 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 9 PM
Sunday: 3 PM – 8 PM

Carry-out and Curbside Service

The Iron Vine
992 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 930-8507

After an almost one month renovation closure, The Iron Vine reopened May 22nd.

Offering a limited to go menu as well as signature cocktails to go

Daily:  4 – 8 PM

Call to order

NY Firehouse Grille
63 Welcher Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 788-0808

Menu
The NY Firehouse Grille offers tons of appetizers, 50 flavors of wings, sandwiches, burgers, salads and entrees.

Open Daily at 11 AM

Order online or call to order

Ramenseque
1008 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 930-1788

Menu
Beer and wine available for purchase

Wednesday – Sunday:  11:30 AM – 8 PM

Take-Out and Curbside Delivery

Call to order – credit cards/cash accepted in-store, credit cards accepted over the phone

Ruben’s Mexican Cafe
Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 739-4330

Menu
This Mexican restaurant serves tacos, burritos and all your favorite Mexican dishes.  Check out their Facebook page for specials. 

Daily:  11 AM – 11 PM

Order online or call

Ruchi of India
1853 North Main Street (Beach Shopping Center)
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 788-1888

Menu
This Indian restaurant is open for take out. 

Daily:  11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
            5 PM – 10 PM

Taco Diver Bar
55 Hudson Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 788-8226

Menu
Offer a variety of appetizers, tacos, bowls, quesadillas and more as well as cocktails and frozen drinks to-go

Wednesday – Friday:  4 PM – 9 PM
Saturday: 1 PM – 9 PM

Sunday: 1 PM – 8 PM

Curbside-pickup – Call to order

Taormina Restaurant
59 Hudson Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 739-4007

To-Go Menu
Check out this Italian restaurant’s website. They offer a variety of specials including a customizable Family Dinner Pack for 4 ($40) as well as a $12 Pasta & Salad special and a $20.20 Dinner Duo.  

Tuesday – Saturday:  12:30 PM – 8 PM
Sunday: 1 PM – 8 PM
Closed Mondays

Call or order online

Touch of Class Caribbean
990 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 930-7958

Menu
Touch of Class Caribbean serves fusion cuisine that combines Caribbean, Italian and American flavors.

Tuesday-Saturday: 1 PM – 8 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM
Closed Mondays

Call to order

Whiskey River
38 North Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 293-7550

Offers a limited food menu as well as 16 oz. cocktails to-go.  Check out their Instagram for limited time specials. 

Wednesday – Saturday: 12 PM – 8 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 7 PM

Call to order

OTHER:

Birdsall Market
Pick-Up at Birdsall House Beer Garden
970 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

A collaboration between Birdsall House, Gleason’s, Exurbanist and Ride! Peekskill. Order one of their ten different boxes (including breakfast sandwich, craft beer, date night, fried chicken picnic and more.  They even offer a plant-based vegan gyros box).  

Friday pick-up/delivery between 1-4 PM
Delivery to Peekskill, Cortlandt, Montrose, Buchanan and Verplanck only ($5 charge)
Can pick-up at Kaia Yoga (Westport, CT) for $7 charge

*Must pre-order by Wednesday for Friday pick-up/delivery

Order online – credit/debit cards only


Five Guys Named Moe {Westchester Broadway Theatre}

We were invited to press night for Five Guys Named Moe. Thank you to the Westchester Broadway Theatre for hosting NY Foodie Family. As always, all opinions are our own.

Westchester Broadway Theatre’s newest production, Five Guys Named Moe, debuted January 30th and it’s a must-see show!

Photo Credit: John Vecchiolla, courtesy of Westchester Broadway Theatre

Five Guys Named Moe is set in an unnamed city and unspecified year. It tells the story of No Max, recently single and drowning his sorrows with alcohol. It’s almost 5 in the morning when he’s taken by surprise as five guys, all named Moe, emerge from his radio. Big Moe, Little Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe and Four-Eyed Moe give No Max lessons in love via song and dance in hopes of helping win his girl back.

Photo Credit: John Vecchiolla, courtesy of Westchester Broadway Theatre

This musical pays tribute to American musician, songwriter and bandleader Louis Jordan, featuring over 20 songs, many of which are written by him. It originally debuted at London’s West End Lyric Theatre in December 1990 and made its way to Broadway in 1992. Local residents can now enjoy this lively production at the Westchester Broadway Theatre through March 1st.

Photo Credit: John Vecchiolla, courtesy of Westchester Broadway Theatre

Dana and I knew nothing about Five Guys Named Moe prior to seeing the show. We were both pleasantly surprised at what a fun production it is. The small cast did such a great job of highlighting the unique personality of each Moe. There was lots of dancing and even some audience participation, including a sing-along. Yes, even we stood right up and joined in!

I recommend Five Guys Named Moe to families with tweens and older. Although the songs are catchy, I don’t think the subject of the show will interest younger kids.

This was our first WBT production where a six-person band played on stage. There were even a few excellent instrumental solos. The music and songs are lively and will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet along to the beat.

Since the Westchester Broadway Theatre is a dinner theatre, we can’t write about it without mentioning the food. I’ve written in previous reviews that the food here is okay. They are cooking for the masses and I feel the meal is a bonus for the quality of the production you get to see.

This was our first time visiting the WBT since becoming vegan. We weren’t sure if they could accommodate us, since we looked online beforehand and only saw a vegetarian option on the menu. Since we aren’t strict vegans, we were okay with eating the Eggplant Parmesan. However, when we asked if they had a vegan option, our waitress mentioned that they usually have a veggie burger.

I opted for the Eggplant Parm and Dana ordered the veggie burger. When our entrees arrived, he got a GIANT plate of veggies and a baked potato, but no sign of the burger.

We asked our waitress if they had run out of veggie burgers. She was very apologetic for the confusion and brought out TWO veggie burgers. While these are not much to look at, they were larger than expected and actually very moist and tasty! They were a southwest chipotle type burger with a hint of spice. It is probably one of the best things we’ve eaten there. We didn’t call ahead to alert them to our dietary needs, but our server did recommend doing so in the future and to let them know that we’d like to make sure the veggie burger is in stock!

Every production at the WBT has a signature cocktail. “All That Jazz” is the signature drink for Five Guys Named Moe. Dana enjoyed this drink of citrus vodka, grenadine and orange juice. It costs $12 and comes in a souvenir glass that can be taken home.

Five Guys Named Moe is playing for a limited time at the Westchester Broadway Theatre! Be sure to get your tickets before it leaves!

The Details:
Five Guys Named Moe
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-2222

Tickets: (price includes dinner and the show) $61-$91 plus tax, beverages and gratuities, discounts available for children, students and senior citizens at select performances

Performances: January 30 – March 1, 2020

Show Times:
(The show runs approximately 2 1/2 hours, with a 30-minute intermission between acts)
Wednesday, Thursday and some Friday Matinees: 11:30 AM lunch, 1 PM show
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings: 6:30 PM dinner, 8 PM show
Sunday Matinee: 12 PM lunch, 1:30 PM show
Sunday Evening: 5:30 PM dinner, 7 PM show

Tips:
* If you want to take home the souvenir glass, either be sure to hold on to it, or ask the staff for a clean glass to take home.

*They usually have a vegan meal option available. I recommended that you call ahead to make your dietary preference known so you can be sure they can accommodate you on your visit.

*Photos are not allowed during the show

*Check out the website for special offers

*There is a convenience fee for purchasing tickets online. There is no fee for purchasing tickets in-person or via phone.

*Up to 4 tickets can be purchased online.

* AAA members, AARP members, and military discounts are only given for phone or in-person ticket purchases.|

*All seat locations are the same price. The earlier you order, the better the seats.


Trivia Night at the Peekskill Coffee House {Date Night}

My husband is a trivia master. He never ceases to amaze me with his wealth and breadth of knowledge. If the topic is music or history, even better. So, on the rare occasion that we are child free, we try to do a trivia night date.

Trivia nights are hosted in bars and restaurants throughout Westchester County. But not only is the Peekskill Coffee House close by, I find it unique that I can enjoy an iced coffee or tea instead of a beer while I play trivia. The trivia night takes place on Monday evenings from 6 to 8 PM.

I recommend getting there early and to be able to find a table. There are definitely noticeable groups of regulars, as I’m sure there are at most trivia nights. Dana and I were able to get a small table for two, then we got our coffee, an iced decaf for me and an Americano for him. Although the trivia start time is 6 PM, is not strictly adhered to. I don’t think the game actually started until around 6:15 PM.

When you play trivia you must come up with a team name. Each team gets one answer sheet to record your answers. The trivia here is played in three rounds with a mix of questions ranging in all different topics. Obviously, no phones or electronic devices are allowed. After each round the answer sheets are handed into the host who calculates the points. We didn’t win, but for our first time, we didn’t do too badly.

The Peeksill Coffee House is a great place to visit, even if you don’t go for trivia night! The space is casual and fun with a friendly staff. They have a variety of seating, depending on whether you want to sit and relax or get some work or reading done. Wi-fi is free for two hours with a purchase!

And not only does the Peekskill Coffee House serve coffee, but they have a menu including sweet and savory crepes, Belgian waffles, soups salads and more. If you just want a muffin or cookie to enjoy with your beverage, they sell a variety of baked goods as well. Be advised that crepes and waffles are made to order, so there is a bit of a wait.

If trivia night is not your thing, the Peekskill Coffee House is still worthy of a date night. There is a selection of board games that patrons can play and every month they showcase the work of local artists. Almost every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening they have live music playing. Coffee, a crepe and some music sounds like a low-key, fun night out! I think I’ll add it to our calendar!

The Details:
Trivia Night at the Peekskill Coffee House
101 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 739 -1287

Date: Monday Evenings
Time: 6-8 PM
Cost: $ – coffee, pastries and light food served (made-to-order sweet or savory crepes, belgium waffles, salads and paninis).

*This can make a fun Girl’s Night Out or Double Date with friends!

Westchester Winter Wonderland

Hey locals! Have you been to Westchester Winter Wonderland yet? This Westchester County attraction is a holiday family must-do. Located at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, this is Westchester Winter Wonderland’s 6th season of holiday family fun.

Bundle up and get ready to enjoy all that Winter Wonderland has to offer. When you first arrive, you will be amazed by all of the lights! The attraction is festive and brightly lit with all kinds of colorful lights.

The $20 admission price is all-inclusive. Entertainment, rides, ice skating and a visit with Santa are all included. This year, there are ten rides including a Fun Slide, Ferris wheel, Cyclone and more. Most of the rides are geared towards the younger kids. However, our family enjoyed a ride down the Fun Slide and on the Ferris wheel.

Make sure to enjoy some skating on the ice rink. As I mentioned, skate rentals and ice skating is included in the ticket price. Dana and my son enjoyed some time on the ice. Before skating, you are given a pink wrist band, which is basically a waiver acknowledging and accepting the dangers of the activity.

Do not miss the Winter Wonderland Circus performance during your visit. Even Dana and I were impressed with the juggling, acrobatics and other circus acts crammed into the tent.

If you are hungry, there is plenty to eat, including pizza, hot dogs, fries and more. Save room for the funnel cake, fries and popcorn too! Plus, there’s a heated dining tent where you can eat and warm up!

Families with young kids will want to make a stop at Santa’s Village at the North Pole. In this tent you get to meet Mrs. Claus and get your picture taken with Santa. Elmo was also inside available for hugs and pictures. This tent had the longest line of any attraction during our visit. Unfortunately, my 11 and 13-year-old would not go anywhere near this tent, even though it was heated!

Other attractions include Santa’s Reindeer, a hay ride that rides along the dam, and a train ride that travels around the Lights of Wonder display. There are a couple of game booths that have an additional cost.

The Lights of Wonder was my favorite attraction at Westchester Winter Wonderland. This is a large colored lights display that is choreographed set to holiday music. Each song has a different combination of lights. If it wasn’t so cold, I could have watched this all night long!

Make sure to visit Westchester Winter Wonderland before they close on January 4th! It’s a great way to enjoy some winter fun with the family!



(Thank you Westchester Winter Wonderland for hosting NY Foodie Family. As always, all opinions are our own.)

The Details:
Westchester Winter Wonderland
Kensico Dam Plaza
1 Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY 10595

Hours: Fridays (5 PM -9 PM) Saturdays (4 PM – 10 PM) and Sundays (4 PM – 9 PM) November 29 – December 22
Monday – Friday (5 PM – 10 PM) Saturday & Sunday (4 PM – 9 PM) December 23 2019 – January 4, 2020
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Tickets:
$20/ticket, Free/children ages 3 and under
Tickets can be purchased online ahead of time and are good for any day that Westchester Winter Wonderland is open. You can also purchase tickets when you arrive.

Parking:
Free – plenty of parking

Tips:
*Get there early to beat the crowds

*Dress warmly! All attractions are outside, except for Santa and the Winter Wonderland Circus. It was very cold the night we visited and we wished we had worn warmer socks and winter boots!

*Food is available for purchase. For price reference, funnel cake costs $6, fries cost $4 and a small cotton candy costs $6. Most food vendors accept both cash and credit cards, but there is an ATM if needed.

*Beer and wine is available for purchase.

*Strollers are not allowed in the circus tent and there is a stroller parking area.

An American in Paris now at the Westchester Broadway Theatre

The Westchester Broadway Theatre’s newest production, An American in Paris is playing through November 24. The original production had its Broadway debut in April 2015, winning four Tony awards. Although the show ended in October 2016, audiences can now see it performed locally at the Westchester Broadway Theatre.

Photo by John Vecchiolla, courtesy of WBT

I must admit, prior to seeing An American in Paris, I didn’t really know much about it. The only song that was familiar to me was “I’ve Got Rhythm.” This musical is based on the 1951 film starring Gene Kelly, which ultimately was inspired by George Gershwin’s 1928 composition of the same name.

Photo by John Vecchiolla, courtesy of WBT

In a nutshell, An American in Paris tells the story of Jerry Mulligan, a young WWII veteran who decides to stay in Paris after its liberation, to pursue his passion for painting. He befriends Henri Baurel and Adam Hochberg and they unite like the Three Musketeers. It is in this city that he also meets a ballerina, Lise, and falls in love. But, unfortunately, he’s not her only suitor.

Photo by John Vecchiolla, courtesy of WBT

I was surprised at how much dancing (ballet, tap and jazz!) was in the show. The cast was super talented; having to act, sing and dance! And I lost count at the number of costume changes they did! Deanna Doyle, who plays Lise, had the role perfected, as she played Lise on the National Tour. Although Brandon Haagenson has plenty of other performances under his belt, he makes his Westchester Broadway Theatre debut with his role as Jerry.

Photo by John Vecchiolla, courtesy of WBT

My husband and I really enjoyed seeing An American in Paris at the Westchester Broadway Theatre. For this show, we were seated at table 281, the second to last row in the center of the theater. However, every seat in the house has a great view of the stage.

The cost of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are not included in your ticket price. Since the show is set in France, my husband started dinner with a “French 75” martini.

But of course, WBT is a dinner theatre. Guests enjoy a full dinner prior to the show. Dinner begins with a garden salad. For an additional cost, other appetizers are available and include shrimp cocktail, French onion soup, smoked salmon and semolina dusted calamari.

Dinner options for this show include Eggplant Parmigiana, Fillet of Sole “Meuniere” (classic French preparation, where fish is dusted in flour before sauteing), Roast Loin of Pork, Sauteed Breast of Chicken with a Marsala sauce and Roast Prime Rib of Beef. I opted for the Eggplant Parm this time and enjoyed it. But I would have liked a little more pasta on the side.

My husband enjoyed the Prime Rib again. He ordered it medium rare and it came out cooked a perfect medium. If you’re not sure what to order, the Prime Rib is always a good bet.

Dessert is always the classic peach melba, but other desserts (Lemon Tart with raspberry sauce, Cheesecake with raspberry sauce, Chocolate lava cake and Chocolate fudge sundae) are available at an additional cost and served later during the intermission.

Although An American in Paris is a family-friendly show, my husband and I enjoyed a fun date night out. While we enjoyed the performance, we’re not so sure our 11 and 13 year-old would have felt the same way.

(We were hosted by the Westchester Broadway Theatre. However, as always, all opinions are our own.)

The Details:
An American In Paris
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-2222

Tickets: (price includes dinner and the show) $61-$91 plus tax, beverages and gratuities, discounts available for children, students and senior citizens at select performances

Performances: October 3 – November 24, 2019

Show Times:
(The show runs approximately 2 1/2 hours, with a 30-minute intermission between acts)
Wednesday, Thursday and some Friday Matinees: 11:30 AM lunch, 1 PM show
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings: 6:30 PM dinner, 8 PM show
Sunday Matinee: 12 PM lunch, 1:30 PM show
Sunday Evening: 5:30 PM dinner, 7 PM show

Tips:
*Photos are not allowed during the show

*Check out the website for special offers

*An American in Paris is family-friendly show, but after seeing it we do not recommend it for children. The story line, music and dancing will likely not interest most kids.

*There is a convenience fee for purchasing tickets online. There is no fee for purchasing tickets in-person or via phone.

*Up to 4 tickets can be purchased online.

* AAA members, AARP members, and military discounts are only given for phone or in-person ticket purchases.|

*All seat locations are the same price. The earlier you order, the better the seats.

GoGreek: A Greek “Snack Bar” in Pelham

Imagine you’re walking down the street holding a gyro in your hand. What does it look like? Most of us probably have a similar picture in our minds. Well, think again. This gyro is filled with freshly carved pork, tomatoes, onions, tzatziki sauce and even a few french fries. And it fits right in your hand, just like you’ll find in Greece. Welcome to the traditional Greek gyro, at the recently opened GoGreek Snack Bar, right in the heart of Pelham!

After spending many summers in Greece and enjoying the delicious food there, brothers Dan and Chris Krystallis are trying to recreate the culinary experience for Westchester County residents. As the sons of a Greek immigrant, they have firsthand experience of the flavors and ingredients of traditional Greek food. Running several Greek American diners in upstate New York, Chris brings his restaurant knowledge and experience to GoGreek.

However, it is the husband and wife team, Dan and Amber Krystallis who are running GoGreek. They are hoping to bring fast-casual Greek food to the masses and change a few perceptions about the humble gyro while they’re at it. Though GoGreek’s logo may give off vibes of a chain/franchise, this restaurant is a one-of-a-kind family-run, small business.

Centrally located on 5th Avenue in Pelham, GoGreek is a great spot to grab a quick lunch to go. However, with a variety of seating options available, including counter seats, traditional tables and chairs and outdoor seating, guests are welcome to stay and enjoy their meal.

GoGreek’s menu offers a variety of tasty eats. Handhelds include their signature pork gyro (the traditional style in Greece), or a burger, chicken or veggie pita. They have also recently added a Beyond Burger pita with spicy feta.

Now that the weather is cooling off, you may want to try Papu’s Chili,
which was one of my husband’s favorite dishes. It boasts a really complex set of flavors in one bowl.

Or the comforting flavors of home with Yaya’s Chicken Egg Lemon Rice soup.

Of course they also serve falafel, traditional hummus and spinach pie. But they also offer GoGreek Fries or Chips. Available drinks include bottles of Greek sodas (the carbonated orangeade is a great pick) and more common beverages.

If you’re looking to end your meal on a sweet note, they’ve got you covered. They serve traditional baklava and a GoGreek Sweet, fried pita topped with powdered sugar. For those with gluten concerns, everything on the menu is gluten-free, except for the pita, spinach pie and baklava.

When you’re in Pelham, give GoGreek a visit! You’ll enjoy authentic Greek “snacks” at an affordable price.

The Details:
GoGreek Snack Bar
108 5th Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803
(914) 740-3173

Hours: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday – Saturday
Closed Sundays

Parking: Metered Street Parking

Price: $ (everything under $10)

Holiday Gift Ideas for Westchester County Families

Some unique holiday gift ideas perfect for Westchester County families.

I’ve been posting various holiday gift guides these past few weeks. However, there are some unique gifts that you can give to families living in Westchester County.  Check out this post that I shared on the Westchester County Moms Blog last year for some holiday gift ideas especially for Westchester County Families!

Some new additions this year include “Experience Gifts”:
While these places may not sell gift certificates, you can give money with a note for its intended use, or ask for a family experience, to these Westchester County family fun venues.

Grand Prix New York (Mt. Kisco, NY) -This venue has Go Karts, bowling and an arcade.  A full day of fun for families with older children.

Legoland Discovery Center (Yonkers, NY) – Designed for children ages 3-10, this venue has 2 rides, 10 build and play zones and a 4D cinema.  Located in Ridge Hill, there are several restaurant choices nearby for lunch or dinner.

Spins Hudson (Peekskill, NY) – Your family can have a day of fun here.  There’s an indoor ropes course, arcade and laser tag in this one venue.

 

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