Are you masking in a restaurant? Plus opening and shutting information

“Ask not what you are able to do to your nation. Ask what’s for lunch.” — Orson Welles

So, here is what I have not written about but. Mazagan, a Moroccan restaurant in Piermont that actually had a few of the greatest shakshuka and falafel within the space, has closed, after only a 12 months in enterprise. The proprietor mentioned it was too arduous to make a revenue as a result of the truth that the restaurant was by no means granted a liquor license.

In different Rockland information, Nyack has simply introduced its second annual Feasts! occasion set for March 1-10 so save the date. Participation is twice that of final 12 months with 30 eating places providing particular menus and reductions of as much as 20% on dine-in and to-go lunches and dinners. In music to my ears, the village will even present free grab-and-go parking for many who select a take-out possibility.

In the meantime, this week Yonkers is internet hosting its Restaurant Week (information I discussed final week).

Selfie of Jeanne Muchnick at Milton Level Provisions in Rye. Muchnick was there reporting on New York’s newly lifted masks mandate. Photographed Feb. 10, 2022.

Inside scoop

I’ve bought the inside track, too, on new eating places opening together with a ramen store in Larchmont, a saloon in Hastings and a revamped Granola Bar in Rye. Fatt Root in Pleasantville can be including a bar, plus there is a new Mexican restaurant within the house the place T-Boys had been in Sleepy Hole. Look ahead to a narrative on this quickly.

After all the query can be to masks or to not masks? I not too long ago went to Milton Level Provisions in Rye to speak to restaurant proprietor Monty Gerrish to get his ideas (I additionally picked up his superb wood-fired rotisserie rooster). My story (subscriber solely so subscribe already!) additionally options a number of opinions from different restaurant homeowners — and diners — throughout Rockland and Westchester. The query alone introduced greater than 100 feedback on the lohudfood Instagram and continues to be a really heated matter.

Talking of warmth, I am escaping for a number of days to chase some sunshine so there will not be a publication subsequent week.

Lohud Food & Dining Reporter Jeanne Muchnick with the veggie scramble (with added avocado) at Red Barn Bakery in Irvington. Photographed Feb. 12, 2022.

Lohud Meals & Eating Reporter Jeanne Muchnick with the veggie scramble (with added avocado) at Crimson Barn Bakery in Irvington. Photographed Feb. 12, 2022.

Notable Bites

(Issues I ate — and beloved — this week)

  • Chocolate caramel truffle from Chocolations in Mamaroneck (it was Valentine’s Day, in spite of everything!)

  • Veggie scramble from Crimson Barn Bakery in Irvington (sure, they’ve objects apart from baked items)

  • Cauliflower pizza from Hartsdale Pizza in Hartsdale (I additionally tried their chocolate dessert cup)

  • New Orleans shrimp Po’boy sandwich with a few of the BEST candy potato fries ever! (plus candied yams and candy potato pie) from Off the Hook in Yonkers (Yonkers Restaurant Week is in full swing)

  • Shrimp with garlic and butter in addition to roasted wild salmon with my fave Brussel Sprouts from Zuppa in Yonkers (I am benefiting from their offers.) I additionally loved their sliced Black Angus sirloin with whipped potatoes and broccoli rabe.

  • Wooden-fired rotisserie rooster and brisket chili (it was chilly out and I used to be hungry!) from Milton Level Provisions in Rye.

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