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Sofrito in White Plains, NY: Mofongo and a Nap

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Remember the dinner scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, when Richard Dreyfuss intently molded his mashed potatoes into the shape of a mountain? That’s sort of what mofongo looks like. The signature dish of Puerto Rico is stick-to-your-ribs hearty: mashed plantains formed into […]

The Bar at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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When you’re about to move out of town, everyone wants to get together for a goodbye drink.  Not that I mind. It’s been fun. I’ve consumed more wine, beer and cocktails in the past two weeks than I have in the previous two months. Two […]

Touch of Jamaica Cafe

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The alley between Mount Kisco’s South Moger Ave. and E. Main St. has become an interesting food enclave. For one, there’s Connie’s Bakery & General Store, which I admire both for its baked goods and its mission of community service.  Across the way from Connie’s […]

NYC: Ethiopian at Queen of Sheba

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This post is a lot more pleasant to write now that the NY Jets have been knocked out of the playoffs. You see, my friends and I ate ate this meal the night the Jets beat the Patriots; it was only thanks to good company […]

First Taste at bartaco

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Ebb Tide Seafood in Port Chester is now a memory, replaced by the stylish and new, bartaco. Not since innocent, virginal Sandra Dee was made over into leather-clad, sexy Sandy in “Grease” has a transformation been quite so dramatic. Okay, that’s hyperbole, but still, the […]