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Photo by David Weiss
Chen’s Poke (175 Main St; 914.831.5566), the first county eatery focused exclusively on poke bowls has debuted in White Plains.
For the first time, Michelin Guide is including Westchester restaurants in its 2020 NYC edition. Blue Hill at Stone Barns received two stars for its elaborate, socially conscious tasting menus. Eight other restaurants — Cafe Alaia, The Cookery, Dubrovnik, Eugene’s Diner & Bar, Maria Restaurant, RaaSa Fine Indian Cuisine, Shiraz Kitchen, and Southern Table — received Bib Gourmand distinctions, which recognize high-quality restaurants where diners can get two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for roughly $40 or less.
Westchester Burger Co. is open in Scarsdale (56 Garth Rd; 914.403.8052), bringing its number of locations to four, along with White Plains, Mount Kisco, and Stamford. (Rye Brook closed earlier this year.)
Frankie & Fanucci’s is closing its Hartsdale location (Mamaroneck remains open), and in its stead, parent company Eight Ten Hospitality Group has opened Modern Italian restaurant Granita (202 E. Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale; 914.725.8420). Dishes include hand-cut rigatoni with spicy lamb sausage and grilled octopus, and hangar steak with cherry mostarda and cauliflower mash.
Turco’s shuttered in October and in its place is the first county location of Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace (370 Downing Dr, Yorktown Heights; 914.243.9100). The regional grocery chain operates six markets in Long Island and one in New Jersey.