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.”