Nibbles

Openings, Closings, Kitchen Changes, Food Events



The KSXC Restaurant Group, which owns, among other area restaurants, Niko’s Greek Taverna in White Plains, is planning to open Nemea Greek Taverna (599 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck 914-698-6600; nemeataverna.com) by the beginning of this month. George Kringas, a recent graduate of the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, is executive chef/partner. Menu offerings will include fresh grilled fish and numerous vegetarian dishes

  
 

(Clockwise from top left): The new chef at Rainwater Grill, Ian Friedman; The PB Burger at The Peekskill Brewery; grilled salmon with capers, lemon, and spinach at Comfort in Hastings; the San Juan Taco Salad at Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill in Bedford Hills

Pranzi Enoteca (8 City Center, White Plains 914-328-4000; pranzirestaurant.com) is set to open sometime this month in the base of the Trump Tower. Expect pastas such as fettuccine with crabmeat and shrimp ($22), individual pizzas ($8-$14), and main dishes of veal with asparagus and grilled crispy Cornish game hen ($20-$30). Carmine Paglia, formerly at Polpo in Greenwich, Connecticut, is executive chef. The Italian wine bar serves lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sunday

American restaurant Comfort Lounge (583 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson 914-231-7711; comfortrestaurant.net) has reopened with new owners. Sous Chef Michael Ballew has been promoted to executive chef. Some of the original menu (which features organic produce, free-range poultry, and hormone- and antibiotic-free beef) remains, though more vegetarian options have been added, including crispy tofu with a scallion-sesame sauce, while a daily vegan soup has been retained. Most entrées are under $20. Comfort is open for dinner Monday through Saturday

Opened in place of Gervasi’s is Crave Bar & Grill (324 Central Ave, White Plains 914-684-8855; cravebarandgrillny.com), an American bistro with David Regueiro (formerly at Zanaro’s in White Plains) helming the kitchen. Entrées, which cost from $16 to $28, include organic salmon with preserved lemon; fresh-cut fettuccine with shrimp; and a pork rib chop with broccoli rabe. Crave is open weekdays for lunch, every day for dinner, and Sunday for brunch

Classic Italian fare, like eggplant parmigiana and veal Sorrentino, is offered at Enzo’s of Arthur Ave (213 E Main St, Mount Kisco 914-218-8076) in the space that once housed the Fish Cellar. Main dishes range from $17 to $30. Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner (and Sunday for dinner), Enzo’s sister restaurant is at 2339 Arthur Avenue in the Bronx

An eclectic menu including numerous Middle Eastern specialties can be found at the new Hash-O-Nash (441 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck 914-630-7310). Moussaka, chicken schnitzel, Hungarian goulash, and rack of lamb are among the main courses offered ($15-$20). Middle Eastern dishes served are kebabs ($17-$25) plus tabouleh, falafel, hummus, and makloubeh (an upside-down casserole of chicken, fried cauliflower, and rice). The 55-seat restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner

The new counter-service Mexican restaurant Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill (720 N Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills 914-241-0900; salsafrescagrill.com) serves—what else?—burritos ($4-$9), quesadillas ($4-$8), and tacos ($2-$5), plus six salsas of varying heat levels. An eco-conscious eatery, Salsa Fresca uses renewable products such as compostable to-go containers and low-VOC paints

Sean Corcoran, previously executive chef at Beebs An American Bistro in Newburgh, New York, is head chef at The Peekskill Brewery (55 Hudson Ave, Peekskill 914-734-2337; the peekskillbrewery.com). Corcoran, who has extensive connections with Hudson Valley farmers and food purveyors, has added dishes such as house-pickled spring vegetables, black kale Caesar salad, maple chipotle wings, a house-made PB Heritage pork hot dog, and cioppino. Entrées range from $11 to $19

Ian Friedman, formerly owner of corporate catering business IDF Culinary Consultants, has been named executive chef at Rainwater Grill (19 Main St, Hastings-on-Hudson 914-478-1147; rainwater grill.com). Friedman plans to make 70 percent of the menu vegetarian adaptable and increase the restaurant’s use of sustainable/local ingredients

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Crabtree’s Kittle House (11 Kittle Rd, Chappaqua 914-666-8044; kittlehouse.com) is offering a $30 three-course dinner menu (except Saturdays and holidays). The special menu will change often but expect dishes such as Montauk wild striped bass and slow-braised beef short ribs // Throughout this month, Morton’s The Steakhouse (9 Maple Ave, White Plains 914-683-6101; mortons.com) is offering a steak and seafood dinner for two featuring filet mignon, choice of seafood, salad, potato, vegetable, and dessert for $109.99

Westchester Magazine’s first Wine & Food Weekend will be held June 18 and 19 at the Ritz Carlton, Westchester, in White Plains ($85 plus). Featured events include wine-tastings, six wine seminars, food samplings from 50 top county restaurants, Top Chef winners’ cooking demonstrations, and more

Living Healthy on the Go Inc. (914-450-8478; livinghealthyonthego.com), owned by nutrition consultant and New Rochelle resident Tina Oppedisano, now offers a line of all-natural sauces ($5-$6) including tomato and barbecue plus salsas (regular, roasted poblano, and, the yummiest, mango-pineapple)

Ford Piano owner John Ford, who ran his Peekskill piano refurbishing business for 35 years, is transforming the 4,000-square-foot space into a live-music venue and restaurant, F-Sharp Restaurant and Music Hall (15 South Division St). The stage will hold an 18-piece
orchestra; patron capacity is 275

Fast casual burger chain Elevation Burger (elevationburger.com), known for serving certified organic, grass-fed beef and fries cooked in olive oil, is expected to open in Rye Brook (176 South Ridge St) by summer’s end and in Yonkers (1 Ridge Hill) in the fall // Restaurateur Don Emilio, previously owner of the defunct Don Emilio at Lobo’s Café in Chappaqua, is now a partner at Juarez Mexican Restaurant (626 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck 914-630-4687).