The dining news you need in February. By Isi Albanese
An update for a Mount Kisco favorite, a steakhouse in White Plains, a handful of new coffee shops, and more make the month delicious.
Exit 4 Food Hall (153 E Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.241.1200; exit4foodhall.com) is now a full-service restaurant and has added new dishes: whipped ricotta with pistachios and acacia honey; shrimp ceviche with avocado and mango salsa; honey nut squash with avocado, goat cheese, and maple butter; eggplant panini, shrimp scampi pizza, and house-made gravlax sushi.
Red Horse by David Burke (121 Main St, White Plains; redhorsebydb.com), a 200-seat Modern American steakhouse with Asian accents, is slated have opened by press time in The Opus, Westchester, hotel space that once housed BLT Steak. The menu will echo that of the original Red Horse in Rumson, NJ, with a focus on Prime beef dry-aged according to Burke’s Himalayan salt process. Says Burke, “I’m looking forward to becoming involved in the Westchester County dining scene and more involved with the Hudson Valley’s.”
Southern and Puerto Rican dishes are on the menu at the new K&P Lounge (276 Watch Hill Rd, Cortlandt Manor; 914.293.7775). Spicy mango shrimp, fried pickles, and pastelillos (Puerto Rican meat turnovers) are starters to try. Mains include jerk barbecue chicken, roast pork, fried chicken, and the signature boriqua soul bowls. The location formerly housed Blue Mountain Tavern.
Popular food truck Latusion has debuted a storefront (223 Harrison Ave, Harrison; 914.689.6561; latusionfoodtruck.com) serving their signature chipotle boneless wings, fish sliders, and lomo fries (beef stir-fry of onions, tomato, and cilantro over fries with up to four sauces, including the Peruvian olive aioli).
Expected to have opened by press time in the space that once held BosphoRus Restaurant is Mamajuana Café Prime (215 E Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale; mamajuanacafeprime.com). Expect Pan-Latin dishes (empanadas, mofongo, Caribbean-style slow-roasted pork) and fun cocktails.
After a fire in a neighboring store caused Shiraz Kitchen & Wine Bar (83 Main St, Elmsford; shirazkitchen.com) to shutter, the Mediterranean/Persian restaurant intends to have reopened by press time at 80 Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains, which previously housed Ichiro Modern Japanese Cuisine.
Dinh Dinh Kitchen in Bedford Hills has closed and in the space artisan sandwich-maker Little Cabin Sandwich Shop of Cortlandt Manor (littlecabinsandwichshop.com) is planning to open a second location sometime this winter.
Coffee lovers have numerous new 914 spots to get their java fixes: The owners of R Café & Tea Boutique have opened Cafetero (111 Centre Ave, New Rochelle; 914.361.2022), which spotlights local farms and Colombian-grown beans; also in New Rochelle is Casaroma Café (391 Huguenot St; 914.222.0851; casaromacafe.com); using beans from a host of Rainforest Alliance producers is The Pamplemousse Project (124 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains; 914.829.4736; thepamplemousseproject.com), a for-profit entity that donates all profits to local charities; and Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co. (716 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley; 914.231.5505; booskerdoo.com), which does baking and roasting on the premises.