9 Foodie Updates in Westchester’s Dining Scene This April

A taco hotspot in Peekskill, a new bistro in Briarcliff Manor, ramen in Tarrytown, and more make the month delicious.

Expected to have opened by press time from the owners of Iron Vine Tapas Bar and Restaurant is Taco District (20 N Division St, Peekskill; 914.293.7472; tacodistrict.com). Latin cuisine (particularly Guatemalan) is on offer so expect house-made tortillas, ceviche, and myriad tacos (e.g., pernil, chorizo, portobello, salmon). A rooftop deck is planned for summer…Another recent restaurant debut to Peekskill is 140 Kitchen (911 South St; 914.257.4000; instagram.com/140_kitchen) serving Southern cuisine/barbecue with an Asian tilt. On the menu: brisket, burgers, pork bao buns, miso cod, and smoked Gouda truffle mac and cheese. Enzo De Raco of 140 Grand in Croton-On-Hudson is co-owner and Shauna Leigh Franz is executive chef and GM.

American restaurant Bar 141 (1006 Broadway, Thornwood; 914.579.2610; bar141.com) is new to the Thornwood Town Center. Small plates to order include crispy cauliflower with peppadew aioli; avocado fries, and baked rice croquettes with prosciutto and peas. Main dishes to try are house-made pappardelle, double-cut maple pork chop, Parmesan-crusted halibut, and sesame-crusted tuna.

The owners of Terra Rustica have opened Bistro 512 (512 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor; 914.236.3130; 512bistro.com) in the space that once housed The Briar’s. Among the selections on the eclectic menu: peach barbecue shrimp, filet mignon in a Gorgonzola reduction; house-made tortelloni, and pork belly taquitos.

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Susuru Ramen (21 N Broadway, Tarrytown; 914.418.5688; susururamentarrytown.com) has debuted, offering roasted duck buns, steamed shrimp dumplings, takoyaki (balls of battered, fried octopus), and nine types of ramen including fried shrimp, karage, unagi (grilled eel), pork, ribeye, and vegetable.

Opened in late January, Casa Mary Cantina & Grill (736 N Broadway, White Plains; 914.358.9155; cantinamary.com), is in the space that once housed Imperial Wok. A dual menu of Guatemalan and Italian fare is offered.

Pat Lafrieda blends, four kinds of french fries, ice cream, shakes, and beer and wine are on the menu at the new Urge Burger (1 Van Der Donck St, Yonkers; 914.457.0018; theurgeburger.com).

Decades-old Fleetwood Pastry Shop in Mount Vernon has opened a second location in Pleasantville (57 Wheeler Ave; 914.773.2014; westchestercakes.com). Make sure to get a few of the exceptional lobster tails.

Meli-Melo (362 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich; 203.629.6153; melimelogreenwich.com), the 50-plus-seat creperie and juice bar featuring sandwiches, salads, and house-made soups, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

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