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Openings, Closings, Kitchen Changes, Food Events

Famous pizzeria Frank Pepe is scheduled to open sometime in the next month or so, in the space that once housed Ricky’s Clam House (1955 Central Ave, Yonkers). This is the first non-Connecticut location for the New Haven-Fairfield pie-maker, famous for coal-fired pizzas; its garlicky white-clam pie has made grown men tear up (see “Pedigree Pies” on page 156).

Travel site Vintage Hudson Valley is offering $50 value cards, which give 10 percent off hotel stays, spa treatments, greens fees, and the cost of meals. Participating restaurants include Red Hat on the River and River City Grille in Irvington and Chiboust Bistro & Bakery and Equus at Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown. Discounts are valid Sunday through Thursday and one card can be used for up to a party of four. Visit vintagehudsonvalley.com or call Esther Nicholson at (914) 564-3422 or email esther@vintagehudsonvalley.com

Former Guida’s owner Luigi Guida has opened Casaletto Ristorante (15 S Central Ave, Elmsford 914-592-5980), a 4,000 square-foot Southern Italian restaurant. On the menu: spaghetti Partenopea, made with plum tomatoes, capers, and olives; chicken sorrentino; and shrimp with butter-and-lemon sauce. Pasta dishes cost $15; dinner entrées are $18 to $25.

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