Smokehouse Tailgate Grill (587 North Ave, New Rochelle; 914.813.8686; shtailgate.com) has moved across the street to a new location almost three times the size of the original, with open-kitchen views, a private room with its own bar, custom smokers on display, and a bigger bar, which supports 20 draft lines. Expect the same menu: classic barbecue (e.g., smoked brisket, St. Louis ribs, smoked pulled-pork sandwich), barbecue tacos, and burgers.
The owners of Billy & Pete’s Social (billyandpetes.com) are behind Billy & Pete’s Burger Bar, scheduled to have opened mid-November (2118 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont) in the space once occupied by Carlyn’s Cove. Expect updated takes on classic cocktails, crisp salads, boozy milkshakes, mini-doughnuts, and of course numerous burger offerings.
Home bakers and junior culinary artists may want to check out the holiday Donut Cake Kit from Larchmont’s Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes (confetticakes.com). The kit ($65) has the ingredients, tips, and tools to bake and create three realistic “donut” cakes. Strauss, a custom cake maker, pastry teacher, cookbook author and designer, has appeared on the Food Network and The View, and her cakes have been featured on Sex and the City, the Today show, and more.
The first county location of national chain Nothing Bundt Cakes (303 Central Ave, Hartsdale; 914.915.9060; nothingbundtcakes.com/bakery/ny/white-plains) has debuted selling — you guessed it — Bundt cakes in myriad sizes and flavors.