Beer Here, Too!
In reference to your October 2013 story on craft beers, please note there are many independent beverage centers in Westchester and surrounding counties. Many beverage centers have a large variety of craft beers and growler (draft) stations. They have indeed helped the growth of the micro-craft-beer industry. If possible, please include some reference to this in future beverage articles. —Sal Santucci, Croton-on-Hudson
Just finished reading the cover story on great getaways [September 2013]. I was happy to find several places I’d like to try out myself! Thanks for the great tips. —Jessica Giles, Brooklyn, NY
I had an issue with the article “Beer Here Now” [October 2013]. You obviously left out Yard House in the piece about beer places with food because you said you wanted to concentrate on places with better food. But in the same issue, you gave Peekskill Brewery (one of the places that allegedly had better food) 2 stars and said the food wasn’t all that good. If you’re going to include them in the article, shouldn’t you also have included the place with 130 beers on tap (and where some of the food is pretty good)? —Bill Rubin, Yorktown Heights
Writer Julia Sexton’s response: The restaurants that I included are operated by chefs who source their own ingredients (often locally), who man their own kitchens, and who create their own dishes and menus (often daily). The same cannot be said of Yard House. Plus, while there were some goofs during my visits to Peekskill Brewery, there was a lot to love about the one-two punch (beer+menu).
Loved, loved this month’s edition.
Regarding The Singles’ Guide: Meet Me in Westchester.
Joanne Bader Lepore
What about us 50-somethings? Are we supposed to shrivel up and die??
Regarding What Westchester Really Thinks: How often do we have sex?
I’d like to move out of the ‘Never’ category.
We asked: In honor of Tom Clancy, who passed away as we were going to press, which of his stories always stuck with you?
Cindy Strang Rubino | All of them. Huge Clancy fan—it’s a sad, sad day!
David Krebs | Debt of Honor was one of the best books I’ve ever read.
About the craft beer story:
We are proud to serve many of these! Which is your fave? #craftbeer #armonk #westchester @WestchesterMag -@ModerneBarnRest
Great map of local craft-beer breweries in @WestchesterMag -@JoePraino
I really don’t know why @TheCraftsman doesn’t make your list @WestchesterMag #happeningnow #pumpkinfest -@Joeynarr
@JuliaSexton Just read the Beer section in @WestchesterMag Awesome! So thirsty now…rough job tasting all those beers! -@Jskorn
@WestchesterMag has a pretty rock-on article about #craftbeer. It even lists some of our fav places too. -@CraftchesterNY
3 down, 2 to go: Westchester’s Five Best Restaurants for Food and Beer via @WestchesterMag -@kerrybarger
About The Singles’ Guide:
@WestchesterMag @WestAdSalesGal Hard to believe I didn’t make the most eligible singles list. Tips for next year? -@GregCrawford