These new discoveries will have you (and your kids!) slurping.
When I ask my three-year-old what she wants for lunch her answer is usually a loud, enthusiastic “Noodles!” Recently we tried two restaurants in White Plains specializing in noodles and dim sum, and I was happy to have my daughter as a date for both of them.
Noodle+ is sandwiched in between two large buildings across from Target in White Plains. With approximately ten tables and a cheerful, contemporary decor sporting an orange wall and a large mural of kids eating noodles, we knew we were in for a treat.
The lunch special (offered 7 days a week except holidays) is a great deal and one of the best reasons to visit Noodle+. For $8.95, get your choice of eight entrees with beef, chicken or tofu, an appetizer of dumplings, spring rolls or soup and a drink. I ordered the Drunken Noodles with Chicken, Shrimp Shumai and Thai Iced Tea. I ate every tasty morsel and was stuffed. Next time I’ll try other items on the menu like the Steamed Pork Soup Buns, Beef Pho and Thai Spicy Basil. My daughter loved her stir fried noodles (from the kid’s menu) with chicken, egg, broccoli and carrots. For $5.95, she also got strawberry juice (bliss for toddlers) and steamed dumplings. Noodle+: 245 Main Street, White Plains; 914-948-4950. (Open all week for lunch and dinner.) [...]
Relax with a traditional English tea service and soak up the festive atmosphere.
You don’t have to sail across the ocean to England to enjoy a fancy afternoon tea. Lola’s Tea House at Chocolations, in Mamaroneck, serves tea every Tuesday and Saturday with a traditional tiered tray of finger sandwiches, scones and other treats. You can also treat yourself to a special holiday themed afternoon tea service this Saturday, December 8 from 1 – 4pm. Bring a friend or your family and soak up the festive atmosphere at Chocolations.
Holiday tea includes your choice of finger sandwiches with salad, gingerbread scones with Clotted Cream and strawberry jam, peppermint/chocolate bark, gingerbread cookies and a pot of “Holiday Cheer” tea. Price is $27 per person, $50 for 2 and $15 per child plus tax. Make your reservation before this event sells out! [...]
This hip Tarrytown restaurant has revolutionized the hot dog.
When I saw Village Dog‘s website I couldn’t wait to try their hot dogs. These guys are very passionate about hot dogs. I like hot dogs, too, and I like other people who are excited about food. Plus, their logo is a pig dressed in a suit. They had me with their fancy pig.
Village Dog’s hot dogs, sausages, sides and condiments are made in-house and the ingredients are sourced from the finest farms and markets (their hot dog buns are from Balthazar). They use sustainably raised meat and seasonal products and believe seriously in “you are what you eat”. That’s great to know because a hot dog and healthy food don’t usually go together.
With Magestic Views of the Hudson, this Hastings-on-Hudson park is perfect for a hot summer day.
My mom was visiting and I wanted to take her somewhere new, so we hopped in the car with my three-year-old and drove to Hastings-on-Hudson. I heard that MacEachron Waterfront Park on River Street has a great playground with spectacular views of the Hudson, and on this hot Friday that’s what I craved.
We parked on Hasting’s main drag, Warburton Avenue, because we wanted to check out the shops, which is about a fifteen minute walk to the park. The entrance to the park is at the end of River Street next to the restaurant, Harvest-on-Hudson. But there is a large parking lot right in front of MacEachron Waterfront Park, if you’re not in the mood for a walk.