5 Divine Things We’re Eating (and Drinking) in July
Our dining editors’ monthly roundup of what to eat in Westchester.
Mozzarella Sticks at Fortina
Armonk, Rye Brook, Yonkers
Maybe it’s all the episodes of Food Network Star that we’ve been watching with chef/owner Christian Petroni, but we’ve been to Fortina quite a bit lately. Our latest discovery: The real-deal mozzarella sticks, made with actual (read: not cheap, plastic tasting) mozzarella cheese and served with Petroni’s killer red sauce.
New Beer Alert! Our Honey Hibiscus Wit is ready for its debut. Light, tart and refreshing with local honey, hand cracked coriander, bitter orange peel and hibiscus flowers. 100% NY 2 row and aromatic Malts and 100% NY Hops. Cool off from the Ossining Village Fair in our air conditioned taproom. Open 1-10pm today and tomorrow! . . . . . #thinknydrinkny #craftbeer #supportlocalbreweries #ossining
Honey Hibiscus Wit at Sing Sing Kill Brewery
75-77 Spring St, Ossining; 914.502.0578
This just-opened brewery knows a few things about making crushable summer beers. The blushing, Belgian-style brew pairs locally sourced honey with hibiscus, coriander, and orange peel, yielding an easy-drinking beer that’s light, tart, and refreshing.
Buffalo Ricotta Cheesecake at Rafele Rye
26 Purchase St, Rye; 914.481.8417
As soon as we found out that Neapolitan-born chef Raffaele Ronca was going to open a spinoff location of his NYC restaurant, Rafele, in Rye, we knew we wanted to try the cheesecake. Voted among “The Best Cheesecakes in America” by Food & Wine, it’s just one highlight on a menu of authentic Italian dishes that we’re excited to try.
Photo by Diana Delucia
Fresh Tomato Pie at Frank Pepe
1955 Central Ave, Yonkers; 914.961.8284
Listen up: The best time of year to go to Frank Pepe is from July to September. For those three months, the New Haven-founded pizzeria makes a fresh tomato pie — chunks of juicy, in-season, local tomatoes on a bed of melted cheese — that gives the iconic white-clam pizza a run for its money.
Roasted Turkey Sandwich at Mason Sandwich Co.
33 Mill Rd, Eastchester; 914.776.2766
We can’t eat only mozzarella sticks, cheesecake, and pizza all month. Thankfully, Mason Sandwich Co. knows how to transform turkey on multigrain into a sandwich we’d want to eat all the time, with buttery avocado, onion marmalade, and (why not?) a couple slices of bacon.
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