Year two of the rousing success that is the Sleepy Hollow Triathlon. More importantly to readers of a food blog, year two of a fun post-race lunch.
Last year we hit J.P. Doyle’s in Sleepy Hollow; this time venturing further down Beekman Ave. to Bridge View Tavern — on the short list of restaurants I’ve been wanting to try.
This pic is horrible — it’s from street level, so the eyesore of a fence made it in. You’ll have to take my word for it that the actual Tappan Zee view from inside is quite nice.
The restaurant opens at 11:30am on Sundays. We arrived at 11:20. Ten minutes of loitering.
A warm and inviting dining room, full of dark wood and windows looking out towards the bridge.
I’m not positive what everyone ordered, but I saw clam chowders, massive salads, burgers and pastas. Very generous portions at Bridge View.
I believe this was Phoebe’s soft shell crab scampi special.
I don’t know what my problem is, but after a race my mind fixates on a big, honkin’ burger, and I zeroed in on the Smokehouse: 10 oz of juicy ground beef, caramelized onions, cheddar, bacon and BBQ sauce, sidled up against a huge stack of fries, pickles, sliced tomato and coleslaw. And in the upper right of the picture a rich, caramel-y Brooklyn Brown Ale. Beer and a burger. That constitutes the perfect lunch.
Congrats to everyone who raced Sleepy Hollow, and thank you to those who came out to cheer. We had a blast. See you next year!
Bridge View Tavern
226 Beekman Ave.
Sleepy Hollow, NY