New Restaurants Are Opening All Over Westchester ⁠— Despite COVID-19

Maria Labriola and Julia Rosier

Photo courtesy of Pete Smith

Billy Bishop and Peter Smith opened Billy & Pete’s Social (112 Myrtle Blvd, Larchmont; 914.909.5289) in May in the space that formerly housed Plates Restaurant with the goal of dining simply with excellent food, strong drinks, and great friends. Seating more than 60 outside, Billy & Pete’s offers signature craft cocktails, salads, and both Detroit- and grill-style pizza (above). You also won’t want to miss their large assortment of mini-donuts only available on weekends from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The majority-takeout (only five tables) Meat the Greek (8 Mill Rd, Eastchester; 914.346.8664) was launched June 2020  by George Menegatos. The family-owned restaurant is dedicated to serving traditional Greek cuisine; the menu consists of gyros, wraps, souvlaki, bowls and burgers with the signatures being the gyro platter and the chicken gyro toasted wrap.

Meat the Greek

With its buzzing sister restaurant located in NYC, Hummus Place, Ori Apple debuted Falafel Place (2219 Central Ave, Yonkers; 914.902.0072) January 2020. Falafel Place serves Mediterranean classics like shakshuka, falafel pita sandwiches, and meze. The menu is entirely vegetarian/vegan and celebrates bold spices, fresh flavors, and elevated hummus and falafel variations.


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Former owner of Yogurt la Crepe in Tarrytown, Sal Fragale, is preparing to open Lubin & Links and Sandwich Shop (38 Main St, Tarrytown; 914.909.4198) sometime this month (July 2020). The menu will have artisan-style sandwiches and hotdogs. Outdoor seating is planned upon opening.

Having launched this month (July 2020), Mixed Enerjy (2101 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont; 914.315.1886), serves a selection of ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies, protein shakes, and desserts, including a Fruity Pebbles milkshake, supreme waffle sundae, homemade donuts, rainbow bagels, and more.


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Every Wednesday (4 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Sunday (4 p.m.-8 p.m.) this summer LIFE the place to be (2 Lawrence St, Ardsley; 914.591.4400) transforms their 238-car parking lot into a food truck event with live music, vendors, corn hole, and mini golf, abiding by social distancing and mask-wearing protocol. This event features several food options (e.g., lobster rolls, wood-fired pizza, ice cream) and alcoholic beverage choices, from White Claw to specialty cocktails in squeeze bags.

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