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Best of Westchester | 2011


We hate to brag about the county, but indulge us. It’s been a banner year for Westchester. Not one but two scene-making restaurants opened in Armonk—a town that previously had little to boast about on the culinary front—with big restaurant names in tow. Elsewhere in the county, chefs pushed the limits of Indian cuisine, set up new patios facing previously unheralded rivers, and threw down the fried-chicken gauntlet for all challengers. New boutique owners have searched the world to bring us products that are fair trade, eco-friendly, one-of-a-kind, and made by skilled hands. Even faced with a sagging economy, the county’s cultural venues have pushed themselves to expand, renovate, and bring us newer, better, and more enriching programs. And we get the benefit of it all. Consult the following pages to find out which restaurants, boutiques, bars, arts groups, home services, health experts, beauty mavens, and other roll-up-their-sleeves-and-get-to-work types have spent the past year making Westchester a better—indeed, the best—place to live.

Featuring Photography by Andre Baranowski, Phil Mansfield, and Cathy Pinsky

Food & Drink

The best places to nibble, nosh, dine, and indulge                                                                          


Shops that keep our wardrobes—and our homes—ahead of the trends.                                                                                             


Where barflies, night owls, cocktail connoisseurs can all grab a drink.


Bookworms, movie buffs, artists, and all other culture mavens can enjoy these cultural hotspots.


We heart these shops that dress up where the heart is.                                                      


How to stay in tip-top shape—inside and out.                                          



Where to take the youngest county residents                                         




Keeping our homes, our cars—and ourselves—up and running                  


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