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A Mexican eatery in Bronxville, a welcoming wine bar in Mount Vernon, and a taqueria and tequila bar in Armonk make the month delicious.
Seasonal Mexican cuisine utilizing ingredients from local purveyors is on the menu at La Casa (7 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville; lacasabronxville. com). Expect dishes on the frequently changing menu such as a lobster tostada, fluke-and-scallop ceviche, tlayuda (a crispy tortilla spread with beans and topped by heirloom tomatoes), and grass-fed short-rib tacos. Tortillas are made in-house, nixtamalized from heirloom corn and ground with a molino (mill). Numerous staffers previously held positions at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, including Chef Emily Gonzalez and bar manager Julio Enriquez.
1730 Wine Bar (61 William St, Mount Vernon; 914.667.0683; 1730winebar.com) opened in late September, offering a short menu of cheese and charcuterie boards, salads, a burger, and small plates (shrimp cocktail, coconut shrimp, four mac ’n’ cheese varieties, soups, and wings).
The first location — and 27th overall — of Greek From Greece (GFG) has debuted in the county in Rye (100 Purchase St; gfgcafecuisine.com). The fast-casual restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dessert offerings — including breakfast sandwiches, pastries, yogurt parfaits, fruit salads, and 15 types of traditional Greek pies — has 20 indoor seats and 60 outside. The former occupant was Peachwave frozen yogurt.
In the space that once housed American restaurant Tauk is now The Fold Taqueria & Tequila Bar (402 Main St, #5, Armonk; 914.219.5911; @thefoldtaqueria). On the menu: Spanish nachos, crispy calamari, rainbow quinoa salad, mini street tacos, shrimp Jalisco, and shredded chicken enchiladas.
New to Yorktown is Baroso Tapas & Tequila Bar (370 Downing Dr; 914.506.4870; yorktownheightstapas.com), serving such Spanish favorites as grilled octopus, shrimp ceviche, tostones sliders, grilled chorizo skewers, and empanadas.
Expected to have opened by press time is the first county location of Dog Haus Biergarten (Cortlandt Town Center, 3137 East Main St, Mohegan Lake; doghaus.com), a beer-garden chain with 30 locations nationwide (with more planned). The 75-seat restaurant serves hot dogs, sausages, specialty hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, wings, and breakfast burritos, plus has 24 beers on tap.
Relocating from Larchmont to Rye is Sara Leand’s The Snackery Bakeshop (64 Purchase St; 914.630.7001; snackerybakeshop.com), with a menu of spins on American-classic baked goods, including Moon Pies, Twinkies, s’mores, Yodels, Pop-Tarts, and Mallomars, plus cakes, cookies, and pies. New to the menu are breakfast and lunch offerings, such as high-fiber flaxseed-berry muffins, Bob’s Mill oatmeal, baguette sandwiches, salads, and soups.
Maison Margaux has closed, and in its place is Petite Bretagne (152 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.315.1157). The French crêperie offers croissants, pains au chocolat, petits choux, baguettes, imported grocery items, and, of course, crêpes.