Expected to open in early January by acclaimed chef David Burke in the The Opus, Westchester, location that once held BLT Steak is Red Horse (121 Main St, White Plains). Burke’s hospitality group (chefdavidburke.com) currently operates/manages the culinary component of 16 restaurants in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, a historic event venue, and a bakery.
In the space that formerly housed The Mill is Uncle Lefty’s (583 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.231.5802; uncleleftys.com), a 28-seat pub co-owned by Ireland native Simon Burke (no relation to David Burke). Local breweries and distilleries are featured to complement a tavern menu of pizza, burgers, and other handhelds.
Decadent Ales Brewery (decadentales.square.site) in Mamaroneck now has a full menu on offer, having partnered with Duke’s Burger Joint (dukesburgerjoint.com). On the menu: soft-baked Bavarian pretzels, cheeseburger tater tots, Decadent Lager beer-battered cauliflower, quinoa bowls and salads, grilled flatbread pizzas, Pat LaFrieda burgers, and milkshakes.
Fast-casual chain Pokemoto (pokemoto.com), offering Hawaiian-style poke bowls, has opened its first county location, in White Plains (240 Main St; 914.821.2046) and was expected to have debuted a second, in Tarrytown (10 Main St), at press time.
Chutney Masala (Irvington; chutneymasala.com) and TVB by: Pax Romana (White Plains; paxromanany.com) are the latest Westchester restaurants to receive a Bib Gourmand designation, as reflected in the 2022 Michelin Guide New York. To be a Michelin Bib Gourmand, a restaurant must offer good food at a moderate price; specifically, two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $49 or less.
There are now more than 230 Westchester restaurants that accept Foodie Card (foodiecard.com), a mobile app where for $30/year, members receive 10% off meals at participating restaurants. Additionally, for every purchase and renewal of a Foodie Card, a day’s worth of meals is donated to someone in need.