The Dining News to Dig Into in Westchester This February

Mediterranean fare in Mount Vernon, a beer garden in Yonkers, and more make the month delicious.

Little Drunken Chef in Mount Kisco has shuttered (the White Plains location is still open) and in its place is Hermosa (36 Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.218.8660; hermosamtk.com). Starters are creamy grilled-street-corn dip, salmon tartare, Buffalo cauliflower, and shrimp and garlic. Entrées include seafood pasta, butter chicken thighs with basmati rice, and hanger steak.

Mediterranean fare is on the menu at the new 80-seat Café Europa (186 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon; 914.863.0025; cafe-europa.com). A meze platter, zucchini chips, stuffed calamari, and burek (a flaky stuffed pastry with savory fillings) are among the apps; mains include Mediterranean salmon with warm corn salsa, qebapa (Balkan sausage), grilled lamb chops with tomato and fennel couscous, and chicken and beef kebabs.

Alice Bermejo of The Chipper Truck Café in Yonkers has opened a new city eatery, Beer Garden Bar and Grill (887 Midland Ave, Yonkers; 914.207.8134). Classic American fare can be had plus some Irish favorites, such as chicken in a sweet-and-spicy curry sauce, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, and cured Irish bacon with green cabbage and creamy mashed potatoes.

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The 30-seat Fat Stu’s All-American Burger (323 Halstead Ave, Harrison; 914.315.6624) offers pretzel sticks, wings, flatbreads, shakes, and a variety of burgers. Another newish burger spot is Better Burger (55 Hudson Ave, Peekskill; 914.788.2867; betterburgerny.com) serving chargrilled patties made of pasture-raised, grass-fed beef and heritage-ground-pork blend.

Constantino's Ice Cream & Dessert Bar
Photo courtesy of Constantino’s Ice Cream & Dessert Bar

The owners of pizza and pasta specialists Constantino’s in Greenwich and Hartsdale have opened Constantino’s Ice Cream & Dessert Bar (13 E Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale; 914.729.7777; constantinosicecreambar.com). Strawberry cake crunch, banana pudding, cannoli, and cappuccino chunk are flavors to try.

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