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Editors’ Picks 2013: The Best Food & Drink in Westchester

Westchester Magazine’s editorial staff picks the county’s best spots for fine dining, wine, food, and more.

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Twist on a Classic

Traditional eaters need not apply for these creative spins on archetypal eats.

Pepper Margarita | Lola’s Mexican Kitchen
169 E Post Rd, White Plains 
(914) 358-4939; lolaswhiteplains.com
Like it hot (but not overbearingly so)? This massive (16-ounce) Margarita is made with Tanteo Jalapeño tequila, giving it just enough kick to surprise and satisfy your taste buds; of course, the chili salt on the rim and jalapeño garnish also help.

Pancakes | The Barn at Bedford Post
954 Old Post Rd, Bedford 
(914) 234-7800; bedfordpostinn.com
The Dutch Pancake at The Barn at Bedford Post tastes like no other pancake we’ve eaten. It’s crisp around the edges, yet fluffy inside. The secret? It’s not cooked on the griddle but baked in a pan or skillet until the batter sets, which makes the outside quite crispy. And don’t worry that there’s just one. Served with candied pecans, powdered sugar, and New York maple syrup, it’s plenty. And plenty good.

Garden Veggie Rueben | Pumpernickel 
925 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley
(914) 479-5370; pumpernickelrestaurantardsley.com
Vegetarian takes on classic meat-based dishes usually result in wan facsimiles. Here is an exception to the rule: the colorful, bursting-with-veggies (roasted zucchini, squash, and red peppers), open-face Rueben sandwich at Pumpernickel. The house-made slaw is what elevates this sandwich into the “Best” category—a combo of crunchy jicama and sweet Bosc pear. Take that, carnivores!


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