The Farmers Market at the Valley. Photo provided by Events To Remember
A Greek eatery in Armonk, a Mediterranean refresh in Harrison, and a tasty taqueria in Larchmont make the month delicious.
Chef Michalakis “Mike” Sarris of Yorktown Heights, who owned Bronxville’s Elia Taverna from 2009 to 2018, opened Meraki Taverna (450 Main St, Armonk; 914.219.8888; www.merakitaverna-armonk.com) in early October. Look for classic Greek fare, including cold dips, myriad salads, stuffed calamari, ktapodi (charcoal-grilled octopus), loukaniko (Greek-style sausage), paidakia (lamb chops), and imam (stuffed baby eggplant).
Breakfast-lunch café The Grange (158 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont; 914.341.1463; www.grangelarchmont.com) was scheduled to have debuted by press time in the space that once housed Wasabi. Among the menu items: avocado toast smash, torched French toast wedge, chicken miso wrap, curried chickpea salad wrap, Cubano sandwich, and bubble tea.
Touting itself as a purveyor of “slow food” and “from scratch” cooking is Cuban cuisine specialist Croqueteria (166 Cortlandt St, Sleepy Hollow; www.croqueteriallc.wixsite.com/croqueteria). The offerings include a variety of croquettes (e.g., mushroom and garlic, black bean, crab), sandwiches (Cubano, avocado, pulled pork), house-made soups, and flan.
Chef Constantine Kalandranis, owner of 273 Kitchen in Harrison, has transformed his 8 North Broadway Mediterranean restaurant into a meze-and-ouzo bar, The Greek-ish (8 N Broadway, Nyack; 845.353.1200; www.TheGreekish.com). Pita, dips, and dressings are made in-house daily to pair with the many small, savory plates such as Hudson Valley smoked salmon toast with “everything” pita; Greek sardines with wild oregano; and creamy fava hummus.
Hush puppies, crab cakes, steamed oysters, seafood boils, and baskets of fried fish are in abundance at the new Cajun Boil (23a Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains; 914.488.6839; cajunboilny.com).
La La Taqueria (150 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont; 914.834.2244; www.lalataqueria.com) has launched a new delivery service that features party packs, including a Make Your Own Taco Kit ($55), Date Night ($65), and Quesadilla Packs ($35-$50). House-made cocktails are also available for delivery, including margaritas, palomas, and mezcal negronis, as well as tequila and mezcal flights with a selection of four spirits and tasting notes.
The inaugural season of The Farmers Market at The Valley (Jefferson Valley Mall, 650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights; www.facebook.com/TheValleyFarmersMarket) is ongoing through Nov 18 on Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Chef/owner Dave DiBari has closed Eugene’s, his retro-themed comfort-food eatery on N Main St in Port Chester, but he hopes to reincarnate it in a Rivertown sometime in the future. DiBari does have a new venture, however: The Bus at Salinger’s Orchard (230 Guinea Rd, Brewster; 845.277.3521; www.salingersorchard.net), where a stationary school bus-come-kitchen serves “cool sandwiches.”