Savor food hall at The Westchester grew from seven eateries to eight with the January addition of Bang (125 Westchester Ave, White Plains; 914.646.9455). The Indian-inspired bowl/wrap concept uses ingredients that are non-GMO and antibiotic-free, plus all meats come from grass-fed animals. Expect dishes such as curried jackfruit with pineapple rice and guava salad; a butter chicken and chili barbecue egg bowl; coconut beef wrap; and mango or banana smoothies.
The Galleria’s food court also has an exciting, new addition: The Halal Guys (100 Main St, White Plains; 914.290.5490). The fast-casual international chain with close to 100 locations started 25 years ago with a single NYC food cart selling gyros, falafel, and hummus.
Anna Maria’s Wine Bar (53 Purchase St, Rye; 914.305.6780) opened in January in the location that previously held The Red Pony. Owner Anna Maria Santorelli’s prior restaurant, Anna Maria’s in Larchmont, which had been open for 13 years, closed in the summer of 2019; Joe Mangi, the owner of North Street Tavern in White Plains and Woods Tavern Bar & Grill in Ossining, plans to open an Italian restaurant in the space.
Le Curry (101 Garth Rd, Scarsdale; 914.874.5299), an Indian-French eatery (8 seats at press time but adding more) specializing in curries (chickpea, veggie, pork, shrimp, paneer, beef, salmon, etc.), opened in early January in the space that formerly housed The Deli Counter.
Hospitality professionals network group Industry announced the results of its inaugural Industry Chef of the Year Awards, and Chef Pasquale Abbatiello of Southern Table Restaurant in Pleasantville (39 Marble Ave; 914.618.3355) won for New York. Approximately 3,000 chefs from across the country were nominated by their industry peers, and after a voting period during which more than 150,000 votes were cast, a winning chef was selected for each state.