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A GUIDE TO EATING OUT IN PORT CHESTER, RYE BROOK AND SURROUNDING AREAS.


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American

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American Legion Post 93 78 Pearl Street Port Chester 937-5562

Black Bear Grille

Pantanal Restaurant

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Panera Bread 10 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-0079

Port Chester Coach Diner 317 Boston Post Road Port Chester 937-0008

29 North Main Street Port Chester 939-6894

Central American El Tesoro Restaurant 92 Purdy Avenue Port Chester 935-9440

Chinese China House 170B North Main Street Port Chester 939-7288 or 939-7290

Great Wall Restaurant 140 Midland Avenue Port Chester 939-0068

Ho Sai Gai 544 Willett Avenue Port Chester 937-8337 or 937-8339

Manchu Garden Chinese & Japanese Cuisine

The Kneaded Bread

504 Westchester Ave. Port Chester 939-8688

181 North Main Street Port Chester 937-9489

Number 1 Chinese Restaurant

The Pub

120 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 937-8465

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PARTY ROOM AVAILABLE • CATERING • PIZZA

Javier & Rosa Castillo

Washington Park Plaza 261 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 939-8888

134 North Main Street Port Chester 937-9695

228-230 Mill Street, Greenwich, CT

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Garden Plaza Restaurant-Diner

J T Straw’s Bar & Grill

Fax 203-531-7546

International Café & Brazilian Bakery

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

174 North Main Street Port Chester 937-5775

203-531-7500

37-39 North Main Street Port Chester 939-1139

103 Adee Street Port Chester 939-1002

Deli Delight

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Café Brazil USA

2 South Water Street Greenwich, CT 203-531-6400

44 Westchester Ave. Port Chester 690-9453

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Doral Arrowwood Anderson Hill Road Rye Brook 939-6620

Q Authentic Barbecue Restaurant 112 North Main Street Port Chester 933-7427

Rye Ridge Delicatessen & Restaurant Rye Ridge Shopping Center 126 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 937-2131

Panda Restaurant 213 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 937-4699

Panda II Chinese Restaurant 32 Grace Church Street Port Chester 939-4310

Ray’s Café 176 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 937-0747

Sichuan Pavilion

Sam’s Bar & Grill

480 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-8889

1 Mill Street Port Chester 939-2001

Wah Yuan Chinese Restaurant

Waterfront Grille

Post Road Plaza 262 Boston Post Road Port Chester 939-7776

42 Westchester Ave. Port Chester 933-2606

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28 local eateries offer outside dining

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By Jananne Abel

ven in a suburban, non-tourist community like Rye Town, outdoor eating is a simple pleasure people enjoy when the weather is fine. Whether it’s on their own deck or patio, at a casual eatery or fine restaurant, dining al fresco makes the experience twice as nice—unless it’s close to 100 degrees as it has been this week. From April to October—and especially during the summer months—restaurants that provide outdoor seating are definitely in demand. The outdoor dining experience has been ebbing and flowing in Port Chester and Rye Brook over the last several years with the number of restaurants offering a place to eat outside nearly doubling nine years ago and then leveling off with only subtle additions, deletions and upgrades since then. The phenomenon has caught on thanks to the Port Chester Board of Trustees which has encouraged sidewalk cafés through legislation and because savvy restaurateurs have realized it’s the way to go to increase visibility, business and/or add interest to their establishment. It’s also a way to make room for overflow crowds at smaller eateries which can accommodate many fewer patrons the rest of the year. For a small community, it’s amazing first of all how many restaurants there are—112 in Port Chester and Rye Brook—and of those how many—28—have an area set up where you can eat outside. All the restaurants that offered outdoor eating last year are doing so in 2004 except two, one of which is closed for renovations. Three eateries have added tables outside for the first time this year, one a fine dining establishment on South Regent Street, one a North Main Street deli and one a bakery in the

new Waterfront at Port Chester development. Others in that complex may eventually follow suit. Another restaurant that had a few tables outside in the past but skipped them last year has reintroduced the option this season. Over the years a handful of eateries have discontinued offering the outdoor dining experience because of the difficulty of providing enough staffing to serve both their indoor and outdoor venue or because not enough people were eating outside to make it worthwhile. Some restaurants offer outdoor table service while a number have just placed tables outside for customers who choose to take their food and dine al fresco.

Port Chester

The newest outdoor eating spot in Port Chester is Panera Bread in the Waterfront at Port Chester development at 10 Westchester Ave., corner of Waterfront Place, where eight rust and green umbrellas emblazoned with the name of the bakery-café shade gray round metal tables and matching chairs set up on the sidewalk out front, seating a total of 23. Table service is not provided inside nor is it offered here. Customers may simply take their drinks and/or food outside to enjoy the air

Tables grouped on the sidewalk outside Panera Bread in the Waterfront at Port Chester development at 10 Westchester Ave., corner of Waterfront Place, form the newest plein air eating spot in town. and watch the passersby. Panera, a national chain, is known for its fresh baked bread, bagels and pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches. Beverages to be enjoyed in the summer months include iced tea, iced coffee, home style lemonade, iced caramel lattes or iced chai tea lattes and espresso or green tea and ice blended to frosty smoothness and topped with whipped cream. Summer hours at Panera are Sunday through Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Also new to the outdoor eating scene this year is Hostaria Mazzei at 25 South Regent St. where two tables draped with off-white cloths and set with china and glassware have been placed on the private sidewalk in front of this fine Italian eating establishment surrounded by clay planters and pots of flowering shrubs, rose bushes and flowers to create a lovely atmosphere. Hostaria Mazzei specializes in seasonal vegetables and fresh fish filleted and baked in the restaurant’s wood-burning oven. However, bran-

The large deck overlooking the Byram River at Ebb Tide Seafood affords plenty of space for customers of the 1 Willett Ave. eatery to consume its seafood specialties.

zino—white mild Mediterranean sea bass—either sautéed whole and finished off in the oven, grilled or wrapped in aluminum foil and grilled, is the restaurant’s biggest seller. The restaurant makes its own pasta and uses it to prepare distinctive dishes like pasta with choidini (small hook-like mushrooms from Italy) or chestnut tagliatelle (linguine made with chestnut flour) with butter, sage and ricotta cheese . Lamb ragout over pasta and Porterhouse steak for two are also recommended. Although not well promoted, you can also get almost any kind of personal pizza made in the wood-burning oven. The restaurant has a list of more than 200 wines to enjoy as you watch the people drive or walk by on South Regent Street. Hostaria Mazzei is open for lunch Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m. and for dinner Monday through Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 4 to 10 p.m. The outdoor eating spot behind Tropic Seafood Restaurant & Raw Bar at 23½ North Main St. opened last year and continues to be popular on Friday and Saturday nights. After Taos closed, this location had been vacant for 18 months until Tropica opened to diners last July. The name has since been changed to Tropic. Owner Phil Tremble of Port Chester renovated the previous red brick patio to create a tropical effect which has been modified this season. A new stone wall was built which faces Abendroth Avenue and is topped with window boxes full of flowers. A garden of flowers and tropical plants in front of the wall invites patrons to step inside through a wooden hut and swinging gate. The hut bears the name of the restaurant in 3-dimensional letters. “Aloha” hangs in paper letters below the sign. The restaurant’s menu is posted outside the gate. Inside decorative lights hang on trees planted along the wall and

10 black metal tables set with dark gray plastic chairs are covered by an eclectic mix of umbrellas—green Rolling Rock, navy Coors Light and red and white Campari. In this tropical setting, patrons may enjoy clams on the half shell, Bluepoint oysters and a variety of seafood appetizers, soups and entrées. They can choose from appetizers like teriyaki shrimp, crispy fried calamari, steamers, conch fritters and a lobster quesadilla; entrées like lobster ravioli, seafood Mofongo (plantains smashed and filled with shrimp, scallops, calamari and red pepper, Plato Yucateco (chicken, beef and shrimp sautéed with onions, garlic, tomato and jalapenos) served with rice and vegetable, shrimp scampi, stuffed or steamed lobster, broiled scallops, grilled salmon, Hawaiian mahi mahi or Cajun catfish. Buffalo wings, burgers, chicken breast sandwiches and sirloin steak are among the nonseafood choices. Similar offerings are available for lunch, including filet of fish sandwiches, as well as baskets of scallops, shrimp and chicken fingers. A long list of refreshing summer drinks such as a Lava Flow (strawberry purée swirled through a pina colada), strawberry daiquiri, mojito (fresh muddled limes, sugar, rum and fresh mint), Tropic Punch, a Hawaiian Sunset and Pisco Sour are available to accompany meals. Tropic is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and 5:30 to 10 p.m. for dinner, serving until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The large deck behind nearby Pantanal Restaurant at 29 North Main St. opened two years ago. Pantanal serves up Brazilian specialties and has a huge salad bar. The wooden deck seats 60 and features a few small round tables and 12 green marble-look plastic tables with green plastic chairs shaded by navy Coors Please turn to page 6R


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Kiosko Restaurant

Outside Dining Availab le

Authentic Mexican Cuisine All Homemade and Fresh La Casa of the Famous Mole Poblano SPECIALTIES

Sizzling Fajitas, Enchiladas Verdes, Rojas or Mole, the Popular Carne Asada, Pargo ala Veracruzana, Mariscos ala Mexicana, Burritos, Fresh Corn Quesadillas, Chimichangas, Bistek Ranchero, New York Steak, Rib Eye, Tostadas, Flautas, Sopes, Tortas (sandwich) Cubana, Milanesa, Tacos al Pastor, Chorizo, Carnitas, Huevos Rancheros, and Much More. Serving Margaritas, Pina Coladas, Tequilas, etc.

Open 7 Days a Week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER

220 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, NY Major Credit Cards Takeout 914-933-0155

Coffee Shops Starbucks Coffee Company Rye Ridge Shopping Center 118 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 937-1597

Waterfront Roasters 106 Purdy Avenue Port Chester 934-2232

Colombian Asi Es Colombia 172 North Main Street Port Chester 934-7675

El Rincon Paisa 130 North Main Street Port Chester 939-9364

La Hacienda Bar & Grill 139 North Main Street Port Chester 690-9720

Los Remolinos Restaurant 123 North Main Street Port Chester 937-7456

Continental Tulip Tree at the Hilton Rye Town 699 Westchester Avenue Rye Brook 939-6300

Dominican Hollywood Chicken International

IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT

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538 Willett Avenue (off Putnam Ave.) Port Chester, N.Y. • 914-937-2106

216 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 934-8137

Ecuadorian El Criollito Restaurant 138 Irving Ave. Port Chester 934-8010

Los Paisanos Restaurante 118 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 934-7678

Rinconcito Ecuatoriano Restaurant 150 North Main Street Port Chester 937-7343

Fast Food Burger King 260 Boston Post Road Port Chester 934-7877

Dunkin Donuts 330 Boston Post Road Port Chester 939-8331

Fast Food Dunkin Donuts 295 Midland Avenue Port Chester 935-9034

Garden Catering 140 Midland Avenue Port Chester 934-7852 or 934-7810

Hubba 24 North Main Street Port Chester 939-7276

Kentucky Fried Chicken 262 Boston Post Road Port Chester 935-0741

McDonald’s Restaurant 321 Boston Post Road Port Chester 937-3355

Subway Restaurant 262 Boston Post Road Port Chester 934-5045

Subway Restaurant 302 Midland Avenue Port Chester 937-0022

Wendy’s Restaurant 303 Boston Post Road Port Chester 939-9417

Greek/American One Station Plaza 111 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-3416

Indian Tandoori Taste of India 163 North Main Street Port Chester 937-2727 or 935-9680 Specialties include: Papadams (lentil wafers); Chicken Kabob; soups & salads; Dieters Delight; Chicken Vindalu (chicken curry in hot tangy Goan sauce); Lamb Do Pyaza; Beef Vindalu; Shrimp Bhuna ; vegetarian specials--Malai Kofta (cheese/potato balls in almond & cashew nut sauce); Sabji Saag Mali (spinach in spices, herbs/garlic with potato and cauliflower); Vegetable Vindalu (mixed vegetables in very spicy tangy sauce); rice specials; medley specials; fresh breads; Indian style rice pudding; fried milk balls. Open 7 days lunch & dinner. Lunch Buffet Mon.-Sat. 12-2:30. Sunday Brunch Buffet. Delivery and catering available. All major credit cards. Street & municipal parking.

International Café Mirage 531 North Main Street Port Chester 937-3497


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International

Italian

Sonora Nuevo Latino Cuisine

That Little Italian Restaurant

179 Rectory Street Port Chester 933-0200

228-230 Mill Street Greenwich, CT 203-531-7500 Specialties include: Pasta Fagioli, fried calamari, spinach & portobello, classic Caesar salad, gorgonzola salad; Penne Puttanesca, Manicotti Classico, Gnocchi Pomodoro, Tortellini & Salmon Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana (with tomato sauce & mozzarella), Veal Campagnola (mushrooms, garlic, peas & onions), Chicken/Veal Scarpariello (hot sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms & rosemary), Atlantic Salmon, Shrimp Scampi/Marinara, mussels; variety of home specialty pizzas including traditional, salmon & goat cheese, artichoke & more; calzones & sandwiches. Catering & party room available. Open Tuesday through Sunday. Parking lot behind or street parking.

Irish/American Davy Byrnes Restaurant 538 Willett Avenue Port Chester 937-2106 Full Irish menu includes Gaelic Mixed Grill, Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage. Also Irish Beef Stew, Corned Beef Sandwiches, Fish & Chips, Irish Soda Bread, salads, pastas, seafood, steak, Chicken Pot Pie, turkey, burgers, soup, chili, Sherry Trifle, New York Style Cheesecake, Guinness Dark Irish Beer, Hart Irish Beer. Lunch: Sun.-Sat. 11:30-5, Dinner: 5-10 p.m. Credit cards: VISA, MC, AX. Some off-street parking.

Italian Hostaria Mazzei 25 South Regent Street Port Chester 939-2727

Marianacci’s Restaurant 24 Sherman Street Port Chester 939-3450

Pasquale II Ristorante 2 Putnam Avenue Port Chester 934-7770 The great cuisine of Arthur Avenue comes to Port Chester. Specialties: Stuffed Artichoke, Linguine Pescatore (with chopped clams and shrimp in white or red sauce, Costata di Vitello (veal chops), Chicken Balsamic, Zuppa di Pesce (lobster, shrimp, calamari, clams and mussels in red sauce over linguine), Fusilli Primavera (zucchini, peas, mushrooms, broccoli in light red sauce, Veal Scaloppine. Homemade Cheese Cake and Tira Mi Su. Closed Monday. Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.10 p.m., Fri. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 1-9 p.m. Most major credit cards. Free on-premises parking.

Provare Trattoria Doral Arrowwood Anderson Hill Road Rye Brook 939-4554

T&J Villaggio Trattoria 223-225 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 937-6665

Italian/Pizzeria Antonio’s Pizza and Restaurant Pathmark Shopping Center 130 Midland Avenue Port Chester 939-5137

Frank’s Restaurant and Pizzeria

Open 7 Days for Lunch and Dinner Lunch Buffet Monday thru Saturday 12-2:30 Sunday Brunch Buffet 12-2:30 We Deliver • Catering Available • All Major Credit Cards

163 North Main Street, Port Chester, NY 914-937-2727 • 914-935-9680 Fax: 914-935-9689

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1114 East Putnam Avenue, Riverside, CT In the Howard Johnson Hotel • 203-637-4110

Outside Dining Available

23 Putnam Avenue Port Chester 939-8299

Frankie & Louie’s Restaurant 414 Willett Avenue Port Chester 939-0202 Specialties include: Mozzarella sticks, fried calamari, zucchini sticks, grilled chicken salad, Caesar salad, antipasto, pasta fagioli, tortellini soup, eggplant parmigiana wedge, veal & pepper wedge, Penne a la Vodka, homemade manicotti, Chicken Marsala, Veal Cutlet Milanese, scungilli marinara or fra diavolo, shrimp marinara; meatball, mushroom and Luigi’s Special pizzas; stuffed pizza; focaccia, baked ziti, lasagna, salad and broccoli gourmet pizzas; sausage & pepper and chicken roll calzones; fresh baked cakes and pastry. Weekly specials. Mon. & Tues.: Large pizza plus 50 chicken wings. Wed.: Family Style Night. Thurs.: Ravioli Night. Sun.: Pasta Madness. Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.Sat., 11 a.m. 10 p.m. Sun. Catering available. Free delivery lunch & dinner. Credit cards: AX, VISA, MC. Ample free parking in lot. Listings continue on page 8R

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Live Mariachi Band Friday and Saturday Nights A Great Variety of Seafood & Vegetarian Specialties Full Bar with Big Screen TVs in a Festive Atmosphere Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday 4-7 Margaritas & Beers at the bar only Lunch & Weekend Brunch 11:30-4 Dinner: Sun. - Thurs. 4-10 Fri. - Sat. 4-Midnight

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28 local eateries offer outside dining Light umbrellas emblazoned with “Pantanal” in white lettering, blue and white Bud Light umbrellas and red and yellow Brahna umbrellas. Two murals of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Brazil, one with Rio de Janeiro in the foreground, decorate the back of the Pantanal building to provide atmosphere at this outdoor location along with potted palms on the ledge of the deck and other plants on the beige tile floor, Brazilian music and a working waterfall. The concrete base of the deck is painted blue with waves to resemble the ocean. The murals and faux painting were done by former Rye Brook artist Lynda Karanikolas, who now lives in Yorktown Heights. Pantanal serves authentic Brazilian pizza, which owner Richard Cuddy, Jr. described as thin-crusted, made out of a dough prepared with milk and topped with fresh puréed plum tomatoes and a special cheese from Brazil called catupiri. The latter has the consistency of cream cheese. There are 37 pizza varieties to choose from, including dessert pies like banana and chocolate as well entrée pizzas featuring such toppings as tuna fish, hearts of palm, onion and mozzarella; shrimp, tomato sauce and catupiri; or hearts of palm, escarole, mozzarella, gorgonzola and peas. Besides pizza, Pantanal offers the traditional Brazilian dish called Rodizio, continuous skewers of homemade sausage, pork, beef and chicken served with rice, beans, fried bananas and French fries accompanied by the tremendous salad bar; Feijoada, a world famous Brazilian meal prepared with black beans, dried beef and pork; as well as chicken, short rib and beef kabobs, a variety of grilled steaks, pork loin and chops, pasta, seafood and chicken dishes. You can also make the salad bar a meal for $19.95. Homemade desserts are another specialty. Pantanal serves its lunch buffet, lunch, dinner and pizza menus from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, the kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with pizza and appetizers served till midnight, and food is served Sunday from 12 to 10 p.m. with pizza and appetizers available till midnight. The restaurant is closed Monday.

Continued from page 3R on the tables add to the charming atmosphere. Some of the summer specials being offered by proprietor/chef Dave Haggerty at this international eatery, where the full menu is available until midnight on Friday and Saturday (in previous years it was 2 a.m.), are pomegranate margaritas and martinis, mango margaritas and Nick’s mango rum punch; arugula, grapefruit, gorgonzola and pignoli nut salad with poppy seed vinaigrette; Thai ginger lemongrass shrimp; Bangkok mussels steamed in coconut milk and Thai spices; pan fried oysters as well as gazpacho, carrot ginger, and tomato with avocado relish soups. Oysters, little neck clams on the half shell and traditional shrimp cocktail are always available from the raw bar. The regular menu includes unusual sandwiches and entrées such as coconut curry shrimp or chicken; farm raised ostrich medallions in an ancho sauce with chipotle mashed potatoes and spinach; barley risotto with shrimp, chicken, chorizo, sundried tomatoes and mushrooms; and plantain crusted tilapia with mango salsa, black beans and rice. Café Mirage is open for lunch Monday through Friday. Hours are Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 12 midnight and Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. The restaurant is closed Sunday.

The nicely landscaped patio in front of Pasquale II Ristorante at 2 Putnam Ave. is a pleasant setting for relaxed dining al fresco. For lunch, ¾ pound black angus At 23 North Main St., a lovely burgers, a number of wedges such Further down Main Street near little deck extends off the back of the as sausage, peppers, sliced potato the Greenwich border figures one building on the Abendroth Avenue and onion with broccoli rabe; Italian of the most visible outdoor eating side of Per Voi for dining al fresco combo; and chicken parmigiana; areas in Port Chester, the wellacross from the Port Chester Marina. and other sandwiches including landscaped red brick patio in front There two square green resin tables turkey club and hot open steak are of Pasquale II Ristorante across with matching green and wood on the menu in addition to salads from Cumberland Farms at 2 Putnam Ave. Here customers dine at seven grain-colored chairs plus a bench and entrées. Hours are Monday through grayish tables and matching chairs have been set up. The tables for two are covered with green Solé umbrel- Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., covered with sky blue San Pellegrino las. Tiny white lights strung from the Friday from 11:30 a.m. to awning and loads of multi-colored 11 p.m., Saturday from 5 to For the fourth season flowers--window boxes filled with 11 p.m. and Sunday from Ebb Tide Seafood’s large them on the ledge of the deck, pots of 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. deck overlooking the them at the entrance to the restaurant, Byram River at 1 Willett and a garden of them at the base of Just down the street at Ave. is open for dining. the deck--add ambiance. 37-39 North Main St., the There’s lots of activity at It’s the perfect atmosphere to courtyard at what is now this location with a marina enjoy Pasta Per Voi’s fine Italian Café Brazil USA got a in front and boats coming cuisine. The menu features ap- makeover two years ago and going. The gray deck petizers, salads, interesting pasta when a deck was confeatures 11 picnic tables combinations, chicken, veal, sea- structed on a portion of shaded by Corona Extra food and meat dishes. In addition, the courtyard you walk blue and white umbrellas customers can select a lobster from through to get to the resand Beck’s black ones. the restaurant’s tank and have it taurant. Café Brazil was Window boxes filled with prepared any style. closed for some months flowers and decorated Some summer specials include and reopened May 19 unwith red, white and blue cold seafood salad, lobster and der the ownership of Brabanners add to the atmoshrimp cocktail, rigatoni with spicy zilian-born Mario Paiva, sphere. Torches lit at night crumbled sausage and ricotta cheese, who lived in Port Chester help keep the bugs away. Chicken and Shrimp Feno with for 12 years and now Billed as a seafood asparagus, mushrooms, lemon and resides in Greenwich. As deli and fish market, Ebb garlic sauce and Chilean Sea Bass in the past, in this highly Tide sells fresh fish and Mediterranean made with plum visible outdoor dining area seafood to cook at home tomatoes, red wine, mixed olives, patrons can eat Brazilian or various preparations onions and asparagus. specialties and consume of seafood for takeout or homemade desserts. One of the four tables, two of which are shaded by eating on the premises. A A combination of 10 umbrellas, set up in front of The Club Sandwich at sign set up at the corner black wrought iron and 7 Rye Ridge Plaza for those wishing to eat outside. of Abendroth and Willett black metal tables with green plastic chairs, seven topped by sparkling natural mineral water avenues advertises new shell lobcheerful green and yellow Bavaria umbrellas. A buffer of shrubs, trees sters for $7.99/lb., live crabs and umbrellas and one by a blue Corona and flowers, looking especially fresh fresh seafood. Fried shrimp, fish Extra variety, provide a tranquil and beautiful this season, surrounds sticks, fish and chips, scallops and place to eat in this garden setting the patio and helps create a tranquil calamari; steamed lobsters, shrimp, shaded by trees. The new owner has setting. Tiny white lights on a white and clams; and sautéed shrimp, created a window display of Brazil- picket fence along the perimeter of soft shell crabs, scallops, mussels ian artifacts visible in the courtyard the patio and music piped outside and clams are on the menu as well as daily specials. You can also get which he plans to light up. He also add to the pleasant atmosphere. Fine Italian cuisine is featured seafood sandwiches such as a crab expects to beautify the space with additional shrubbery. At the same at Pasquale for lunch and dinner— cake burger, fish filet, clam roll or time the non-working fountain, now homemade pastas, chicken, veal and lobster roll; raw oysters and clams; looking murky, should be removed seafood as well as fine wines. The chowders and lobster bisque as or fixed. lunch menu also includes a handful well as side dishes like corn on the cob and coleslaw. A grilled chicken The food and setup are much of sandwiches. Hours are Tuesday through sandwich, hamburger and hotdog are the same as they were under the previous two owners with typical Thursday from 12 noon to 10 p.m., available for land lovers. Besides food, bait and tackle can Brazilian cuisine in a self-serve Friday from 12 noon to 11 p.m., format in two buffets, one for hot Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. and be purchased and boats can be rented at this location. food and one for salads. It is priced Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. Lunch is served Tuesday through at $3.75 per pound for the buffet and salad bar, $5.75 per pound for The patio at Café Mirage, the Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. the buffet, churrasco (rotisserie late night eating spot at 531 North and dinner the same days from 5 meats) and salad bar and $8.75 per Main St., also near the Greenwich to 9 p.m. The restaurant is closed pound for churrasco and the salad border, is a popular outdoor venue. Monday. bar only. Meat selections include Fifteen silver metal tables for two For the fifth year customers can barbecued chicken, pork, sausage or with matching silver metal chairs steak cooked on the rotisserie. Café which can be pushed together to eat outside at the tiny enclave at the Brazil USA also offers cakes, flan accommodate larger parties are back of Sonora, the nuevo Latino and other desserts. Sandwiches and shaded by a large beige umbrella. eatery that opened in May 2001 at breakfast foods are also available. This lovely spot is surrounded by 179 Rectory St. A deck around the side of the The owner is currently applying for a white trellis fence to provide The colorful entrance to the patio behind Tropic Seafood Restaurant & a beer and wine license. the atmosphere of a French café. restaurant off Rectory Street is hidRaw Bar at 23 ½ North Main St. It was renovated before opening last Café Brazil is open from 6 a.m. Overhanging trees, potted flowers, den by tall trees and bushes. Black summer to create a tropical atmosphere and was transformed again to 8 p.m. seven days a week includ- window boxes on the fence filled ceramic pots with a floral design before this year’s outdoor dining season rolled around. Please turn to page 7R with lavender petunias and candles ing holidays.


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28 local eateries offer outside dining filled with tropical pink flowers ring the ledge of the deck—painted a pretty shade of red--where a total of 16 people can dine at various table setups. Tables are covered with white cloths and the black metal chairs that surround them have bamboo seats and backs. In this tranquil setting, reached by entering the front door and walking through the restaurant, you can enjoy Latin food with a French flair. Tapas, literally small appetizers from Spain, have been extrapolated at Sonora to include a wide variety of appetizers. Tapas and ceviches, South American seafood cocktails, are among the specialties at Sonora, where seafood has top billing. There are tapas on the summer menu from Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Spain, Chile, Puerto Rico and the United States. Lobster and

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braised with garlic mojito sauce from Cuba. The same attentive service that is offered inside is provided on the deck. Lunch is served from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

A particularly pleasant plein air dining spot is the wraparound deck at F.I.S.H., short for Fox Island Seafood House. The Mediterranean seafood house opened in September 2002 at the foot of Fox Island Road where other seafood restaurants have existed before. William Rosenberg of Port Chester and Denis Ossorio of Greenwich opened this seafood eatery with its unique nautical décor and a deck that seats 34 for outdoor eating. It also has docks in front so customers can reach it by boat during the spring, summer and fall. The deck wraps around the back of the restaurant and overlooks the Byram River in a tranquil, beautiful spot with lovely homes across the way and boats pulling in and out. On the ground level, a casual outdoor bar has been set up for boaters or anyone else who may choose to imbibe there rather than at the lovely glass-enclosed bar inside the restaurant. Diners eat at white square plastic tables that can be pushed together for The tiny outdoor eating area in front of larger parties and the same Sam’s Bar & Grill at 1 Mill St. is located plastic chairs with yellow adjacent to the Byram River. It is lit by a seats and red metal arms, backs and legs that are streetlight from the Mill Street Bridge. used indoors. Tables are avocado quesadilla with chipotle and shaded by red, gray, beige and multicrème fraiche aioli from Mexico; colored umbrellas in blue, orange, empanadas of braised Long Island yellow and green stripes. duck ropa vieja with ginger and The largely seafood menu incilantro aioli from Cuba; golden cludes appetizers such as cioppino beets, raisins, goat cheese and (steamed shrimp, mussels and calaarugula salad with lime coconut mari in an excellent spicy tomato vinaigrette from Argentina; and sea lobster broth), jumbo Maryland crab scallops, shrimp and yellow tomato cake with celery root remoulade mofongo with lobster lemongrass and pommery mustard aioli, crispy sauce from Puerto Rico are among Boston calamari, lobster fra diavolo, the interesting tapas. spicy tuna tempura roll and tuna Entrées include seafood paella sashimi served with wakame salad, with lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, spicy Galician octopus with fingersea scallops and chorizo topped with ling potatoes, red onions, kalamata sofrito from Spain; sautéed shrimp olives and pepper greens tossed with and sea scallops in a chipotle, honey, smoked paprika vinaigrette, oysters Chardonnay sauce with Monterey and clams on the half shell, shrimp Jack and black bean ravioli from cocktail and lobster cocktail. Zataar crusted Alaskan halibut Mexico; porcini fettuccini with oyster mushrooms, basil, olives with falafel, hummus, tomatoand sweet plantains with a garlic cucumber salad, tzi-tzi sauce and artichoke manchego sauce from pomegranate drizzle; pan roasted Argentina; and grilled skirt steak Tasmanian king salmon with Yukon with Chino Latino stir-fried rice mashed potatoes, lemon asparagus with sweet plantains and lobster and tomato with mustard vinaigrette;

The patio in front of Coyote Flaco at 115 Midland Ave. is a colorful, bustling place surrounded by an attractive brick wall topped with potted plants and flowers. f.i.s.h. paella a la Valencia with is open seven days for dinner, outside. Two similar pots filled with shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, Wednesday through Sunday for red and pink waxy flowers stand next chorizo, sofrito, peas and saffron lunch. Lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to the door leading to the restaurant. rice; pan fried soft shell crabs with to 3 p.m., dinner from 5:30 to 9 Colorful Mexican ponchos brighten heirloom tomato salad, sweet corn p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 5:30 to the stucco walls. Mexican-born Nestor Morales succotash and sherry grilled wild 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, ruccola figure among the entrées 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday of Queens and Raphael Quintero of on the summer menu. There’s also and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Reservations Bridgeport, Conn. opened Kiosko, which offers authentic Mexican gourmet pizza, organic chicken scar- are a must on weekends. pariello, and an 8-ounce premium food, in February 2004. Full Mexican and American Hereford burger with caramelized Another outdoor eating locale shallots, Vermont cheddar cheese, that opened three years ago is be- breakfasts of Huevos Rancheros, applewood smoked bacon and hind Kiosko Restaurant at 220 Huevos a la Mexicana, Huevos con green peppercorn sauce served with Westchester Ave. Five butcher block Chorizo, eggs any style with home garlic fries for those who may not booths from inside have been moved fries or on a roll, omelets, pancakes outside on a red brick patio around and French toast can be had here like seafood. Some of the entrées and weekly the back of the building off the as well as all the Mexican favorites market specials take advantage parking lot. Covered on three sides including enchiladas, quesadillas, of the restaurant’s Italian wood- and open in the back, it is decorated burritos, nachos, fajitas, tacos, burning oven which is also used with four large pots of palms plus sopes, tortas, chimichangas, flautas, for pizza. rolling pots and trellises with pinks molotes, chulupas and tostadas. During the summer, F.I.S.H. flowers providing a border from the Please turn to page 10R

Frankie & Louie’s Restaurant • Pizzeria

Specializing in Catering

Parties Available - On or Off Premises Ample Free Parking in Rear Daily Blackboard Specials Fax Orders Welcome Fresh Baked Cakes for All Occasions

414 Willett Ave., Port Chester, NY Fax: 914-690-0996

914-939-0202

OPEN 7 DAYS • 11 A.M. - 11 P.M.

Outside Dining Available The deck wrapping around the back of F.I.S.H. at the end of Fox Island Road gives diners a nice view of the Byram River.

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Out and About is a monthly supplement to the Port Chester Westmore News and Rye Brook Westmore News. The Westmore News, a weekly newspaper serving the Port Chester and Rye Brook communities, is published every Friday and is available at newsstands and news boxes in its circulation area. It is also available by mail at a yearly subscription rate of $27. Call 914-939-6864 for futher information or to subscribe.

Italian/Pizzeria Marini’s Pizzeria

Club Sandwich

46 North Main Street Port Chester 937-5120 Specialties include: Buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, fried calamari, jalapeno peppers; homemade soup of the day; hot & cold sandwiches--Italian combo, tuna salad, pepperoni & cheese, meatball parmesan, sausage & peppers, chicken melt, veal cutlet, eggplant parmesan, steak & cheese, turkey burger, veggie burger, pizzaiola burger; scungilli salad, gorgonzola salad; lasagna, baked ziti, manicotti, tortellini, gnocchi, cavatelli, Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Parmigiana, linguine w/ red/white clam sauce, calamari (marinara or fra diavlo), variety of pizzas, broccoli rolls, chicken rolls, calzones, large selection of gourmet pizzas. Hours: Mon.Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight, Sunday 3p.m.10 p.m. Street parking, handicapped accessible. Free delivery (w/ $6.00 min. purchase).

7 Rye Ridge Plaza Rye Brook 939-3475

Michael’s Famous Pan Pizza 125 Midland Avenue Port Chester 939-2241

Mirabello’s Pizza Trattoria 199 South Regent Street Port Chester 934-2900

P & D Pizza 508 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-8845

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Pizza Pasta & Things Kohl’s Shopping Center 529 Boston Post Road Port Chester 939-8000

T & J Pizza & Pasta 227 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-4134

Japanese Hakata Japanese and Asian Fusion

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163 North Main Street Port Chester 939-7911

Edo Japanese Steak House 140 Midland Avenue Port Chester 937-3333

Luncheonettes Bagel Emporium Kohl’s Shopping Center 431 Boston Post Road Port Chester 937-5252

Deli Delight 174 North Main Street Port Chester 937-5775

Good Food Cafe 140 Midland Avenue Port Chester 939-4070

J.P.’s Standby Drive-in 604 North Main Street Port Chester 939-9442

Lenny’s Bagels 200 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 939-1379

Lyon Park Deli, Café & Catering 29 Putnam Avenue Port Chester 937-1171

Vinny’s Luncheonette 182 North Main Street Port Chester 939-9591

Mexican Coyote Flaco 115 Midland Avenue Port Chester 937-6969

El Tio Restaurant 143 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-1494

El Zarape Mexican Restaurant 24 Grace Church Street Port Chester 933-0363

Kiosko 220 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 933-0155 Specialties include: Sizzling Fajitas, Enchiladas Verdes, Rojas or Mole, Carne Asada, Pargo ala Veracruzana, Mariscos ala Mexicana, Burritos, Fresh Corn Quesadillas, Chimichangas, Bistek Ranchero, New York Steak, Rib Eye, Tostadas, Flautas, Sopes, Tortas (sandwich) Cubana, Milanesa, Tacos al Pastor, Chorizo, Carnitas, Huevos Rancheros, and much more. Serving Margaritas, Pina Coladas, Tequilas, etc. Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 7 days a week. Major credit cards. Takeout. Parking on the street or in adjacent municipal lot.

Luis Tacos 135 South Main Street Port Chester

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Mexican Mary Ann’s Mexican Restaurant 275 Boston Post Road Port Chester 939-8700 Specialties include: Turkey chilli, chalupas, jalapenos stuffed with shrimp, cactus salad, tofu, brown rice, tofu jack cheese, Acupulco seafood dish, Enchiladas Puerto Vallarta, goat cheese quesadilla, salads and tostadas, Tampico Burrito (breast of chicken), chimichangas, tacos and taquitos, beef tamales, fajitas (tuna and salmon, chicken or steak), Mole Amirillo (grilled pork loin), Steak Picado Fundido, combo dishes with shrimp, beef or chicken, vegetarian plates, all homemade on premises. Nightly and lowfat specials. Happy Hour Sun.-Thurs. 4-7 p.m., lunch and weekend brunch 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., dinner 4-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 4 p.m.-midnight Fri. and Sat. Credit cards: Visa, MC and Amex. Free on-premises parking.

Rancho Grande 8 Poningo Street Port Chester 934-2675

Restaurante y Tortilleria Gemelos 167 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 934-0372

Northern Italian Alba’s Ristorante 400 North Main Street Port Chester 937-2236

Giorgio’s Restaurant 69 Merritt Street Port Chester 937-4906/1096

Per Voi 23 North Main Street Port Chester 937-3200

Piero’s Italian Restaurant 44 South Regent Street Port Chester 937-2904

Peruvian Acuario Restaurant 137 Irving Avenue Port Chester 939-7090

Chavin Restaurant 16 North Main Street Port Chester 937-7917

El Chalan Restaurant 45 Midland Avenue Port Chester 934-2244

El Parral Restaurant 2 South Main Street Port Chester 939-0409


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Peruvian

Seafood

El Plebeyo Restaurant

Ebb Tide Seafood

25 North Main Street Port Chester 690-2797

1 Willett Avenue Port Chester 939-4810 Specialties: Boston clam chowder, seafood chowder, lobster bisque; raw oysters, homemade baked clams, calamari; chicken wings, crack & peel shrimp; fried clam bellies, fried coconut shrimp, crispy fried lobster, fish sticks, fried shrimp, fried scallops; steamed Maryland blue claw, lobster dinners, Jonah crab; sauteed fish of the day, mussels, clams, steamers, soft shell crabs, scallops. Sandwiches: fish filet, grilled chicken, salmon burger, lobster roll, hamburger, hot dog, crabcake burger. Open for lunch and dinner Tues. - Sat. On premises and municipal parking.

Brisa Marina Restaurant 40 Grace Church Street Port Chester 934-9090

Misti Café Takeout 100 North Main Street Port Chester 939-2204 Specialties include: Sliced hotdogs and French fries; potato stuffed with beef, onions, egg and olives; chicken and rice soup (Peruvian style); fish soup; salads; shrimp cooked in onions and tomtoes with rice; Peruvian style shrimp fried rice; fried calamari; rotisserie chicken with salad and French fries; Peruvian style beef/chicken with spaghetti; Peruvian style fried steak with onions and rice; chanfainita (Sat. & Sun.); purple corn soft drink. Open Wed.-Mon. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., closed Tuesday. Catering available. Street parking. VISA, MC accepted.

Misti Restaurant 110 North Main Street Port Chester 939-9437 Specialties include mussels cooked in onions, tomatoes and sweet corn kernels, Peruvian-style seafood sushi; soups: beef, chicken, seafood; variety of salads; fish morsels cooked in onions and tomatoes; shrimp cooked in spicey sauce, steamed seafood in Peruvian spices; rotisserie chicken (pollo a la brasa) with French fries and salad, chicken fried rice, Peruvian-style beef with spaghetti, pepper steak, roast beef, “Hungry Joe” Steak with fried plantains, egg, bacon and rice, beef tripe stew with rice; custard. Open daily 9 a.m.-12 midnight. Lunch specials. Delivery or takeout available. Street parking. VISA, MC accepted, ATM on premises.

Patrias Restaurant 35½ North Main Street Port Chester 937-0177

Salvadoran El Tesoro Restaurant II 14 South Main Street Port Chester 937-2086

La Pupusa Loca de Port Chester 165 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 935-0767

Rinconcito Salvadoreno Restaurante 20 Broad Street Port Chester 937-9287

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El Palacio de los Mariscos 134 North Main Street Port Chester 939-2222

F.I.S.H. Mediterranean Seafood 102 Fox Island Road Port Chester 939-4227

Pacífico Nuevo Latino * Seafood 316 Boston Post Road Port Chester 937-1610

Port Chester Seafood 295 Midland Avenue Port Chester 937-2232

Tropic Seafood Restaurant & Raw Bar 23½ North Main Street Port Chester 937-0550

South American Inca & Gaucho Restaurant Seafood & Steakhouse 173 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-2100 Specialties include: Gaucho Parrillada (mixed grill), Matambre (vegetables wrapped with meat and side of potato salad), spinach and meat ravioli, meat canelones, Peruvian style Paella, famous Lomo Saltado (stir-fried beef sautéed with onions and tomatoes), crepes and Chaja (peach-filled cake topped with meringue. Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Delivery and catering available. Most major credit cards.

Steakhouse Willett House Restaurant 20 Willett Avenue Port Chester 939-7500

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28 local eateries offer outside dining Seafood and meat entrées, salads and homemade soups are also available. Besides wine, beer and soda, you can get a variety of refreshing fruit shakes made to order with a milk or water base. Kiosko is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

In the same neck of the woods, it’s the eighth season for outdoor eating at Michael’s Famous Pan Pizza. In the summer of 1998, owner Michael Iacobelli transformed an overgrown lot behind his restaurant

pizza Michael’s has always been known for. The kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Customers of Burger King next door at 260 Boston Post Rd. also have the option of eating on the patio out front adjacent to the fast food restaurant’s red play structure at six red picnic tables with benches.

permit for the seasonal operation of a sidewalk café after the application has been reviewed and approved by the Building Department and the Department of Public Works. Applications may be picked up at the License Bureau on the second floor of the Rye Town Office Building at 10 Pearl St.

Frank’s Restaurant & Pizzeria at 23 Putnam Ave. provided outdoor seating for A small outdoor eating area has been set up for the a number of years, dropped ninth year adjacent to the Byit last year following the ram River in front of Sam’s eatery’s renovation, but has Bar & Grill at 1 Mill St. Two brought it back this season. square green tables for two Two square black mesh tables and one round white table with matching chairs seating with white resin chairs are a total of four people sit on shaded by a sky blue San Pelthe sidewalk under Frank’s legrino umbrella. Window magenta awning. However, no service is provided to boxes on the outside of the building planted with red and customers who choose to white impatiens add charm to eat there. Frank’s offers all types this quaint little spot. When it gets dark, one of the oldof pizza, pasta, hot and cold fashioned style street lights wedges, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, a number of differon the bridge, located just at ent salads, antipasti and other the edge of the seating area, casts a subtle glow. Italian specialties. Besides Here customers can feast pasta (baked, specialty ravioli and a number of different on burgers and steaks, grilled The large deck behind Pantanal Brazilian Restaurant at 29 North Main St. is a hopping place on weekends. chicken sandwiches, chicken combinations), there are wings, chili and daily dinner Also on Midland Avenue, you chicken, veal, seafood and eggplant at 125 Midland Ave. into a lovely outdoor eatery. It features 15 or- can eat outdoors at Garden Caterdishes plus steaks and chops. specials. Sidewalk cafés Hours are Monday through nate black wrought iron tables and ing, which opened in May 2001 Dinner hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Three eating establishments Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., matching chairs on a red brick patio in the shopping center at #140. In have received permits to put tables seven days a week. Friday and Saturday from 10:30 surrounded by a decorative fence fact, at Garden Catering there’s on public sidewalks in the Vila.m. to 10:30 p.m. The restaurant fitted with painted panels depict- only the choice of eating outside at lage of Port Chester this season. T&J Pizza & Pasta at 227 ing varied scenes from Tuscany. To one of six green metal tables with Another has set up tables as in the Westchester Ave. has pretty much is closed Sunday. complete the effect, designed and glass tops and green chairs shaded past but has not yet returned the the same setup for outdoor eating On the other side of town, created by former Rye Brook artist by green umbrellas positioned on application for a permit. The village this season as it did the last four Coyote Flaco at 115 Midland Lynda Karanikolas and her crew at the sidewalk in front of the eatery board passed legislation allowing years. Two round inlaid stone tables Ave. serves up some of the freshest Studio 1 of Port Chester, concrete or taking out because there are no for this use of public sidewalks in for two with black metal ice cream Mexican food around on the patio was painted to look like stucco or tables indoors. A tub of pink and May 1997. chairs are offset by two evergreens in front of the tiny restaurant. It was old tiles. white petunias and a garden with According to the village’s Li- potted in stone planters. T&J’s red pink petunias and shrubs cense Bureau, those eateries that and green awning provides protecnewly renovated last year and is now enclosed on next to the building are have received permits are Sam’s tion from the sun. Besides all types of pizza, T&J three sides by an attractive attractive additions this Bar & Grill, T&J Pizza & Pasta season. serves appetizers, pasta, soups, wall of beige and gray and Deli Delight. Frankie & Louie’s Port Chester natives Restaurant & Pizzeria has been salads, wedges and other Italian bricks inset with lantern Frank Carpenteri and Kev- sent an application but has not yet meat and seafood dishes, including fixtures that light up the eating area at night. As in Keegan and Port Chester returned it. daily specials. Pasta Craze where in the past, the patio is resident Mario Medina The Kneaded Bread at 181 you get a choice of several pasta covered by a bright green offer chicken, ribs and North Main St. is seeking to operate dishes plus a salad for $10.95 ($1 awning. Seating is at an other freshly made foods a sidewalk café but needs a variance extra for gorgonzola cheese) is eclectic mix of chairs to take out at this fast food since the bakery/café is located popular on Wednesday nights. The restaurant is open from 10 and rectangular tables restaurant. Billed as “home in an M2 (manufacturing) rather with Aztec design plastic of the high school special,” than a commercial zone where it a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through tablecloths as well as at Garden Catering offers is permitted. This application went Thursday, Friday and Saturday green picnic tables with 100% white meat chicken before the Zoning Board of Appeals from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. nuggets and French fries, in June and was on the agenda again beige umbrellas. fried chicken by the pound for the ZBA’s July 20 meeting. Flowers and plants in New to the sidewalk café scene this year, Deli Delight at 174 North or platter, fried shrimp, filet window boxes ring the paPermitted hours of operation for tio, covering the top of the of sole, spare ribs, hot dogs, sidewalk cafés are from 8 a.m. to 10 Main St. has placed two square hamburgers, turkey burg- p.m. Sunday through Thursday and silver metal tables with matchwall that surrounds this ers, quesadillas, home- until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday ing chairs seating a total of four outdoor eating area, and made chili, hot and cold from May 1 through Oct. 31. more flowers are planted covered by blue Cicchelli Caffe sandwiches and wraps, in containers outside the Besides paying $25, restaurant umbrellas out front. These provide salads, soups and desserts owners must provide proof of the deli/restaurant and grocery store wall which brighten up the as well as specials such as liability insurance holding the visibility and a place for customentrance to the restaurant. roasted chicken with rice village harmless and a drawing ers who choose to people watch or Trees have been planted and vegetables, pork chops showing the arrangement of tables enjoy the outdoors to sit and eat in front of the patio along and mashed potatoes and and barriers they plan to put out. their food. the street. You can’t top Coyote Deli Delight makes sandwiches soft shell crabs for lunch There must be a minimum distance and dinner. Flaco’s yummy gazpacho using Boar’s Head meats as well of five feet free of obstructions on For breakfast you can the sidewalk for adequate and safe as burgers and wraps and hot daily (offered daily in the sum- The long bar at Mulligan’s Bar & Grill at Doral mer), salmon and shrimp Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center on choose from a variety of pedestrian movement. specials such as chicken cutlet, fajitas or just about any Anderson Hill Road. Covered by a green and white egg sandwiches and platThe Office of the Village Clerk meatballs, sausage and peppers, of the Mexican specialties awning, this seasonal eating spot open to the plein ters, omelets, home fries, is authorized to issue an annual Please turn to page 11R offered here. The cold air is located behind the golf shop overlooking the bacon, sausage, muffins, bagels and doughnuts. vegetable soup, seafood ninth hole of the golf course. Garden Catering is gumbo, Fajitas Mariachi made with sea bass, salmon and The patio, shaded by overhang- open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday shrimp, Enchiladas Cancun (corn ing trees and naturally decorated through Saturday and from 7 a.m. tortillas stuffed with fresh Maine by ivy growing over the walls to 7 p.m. Sunday. crabmeat), and Fajitas Festival enclosing it, features candles (beef, chicken and shrimp) are on the tables and a serving bar. J.P.’s Standby Drive-in next The patio is available for private to Cumberland Farms at 604 North among the summer specials. Coyote Flaco has hard as well as parties of all types and, when Main St. has a covered outdoor eating soft tacos, highly rated fajitas and it is not being used for that, is area with picnic tables overlooking a great taco salad in a crispy nest open to the public for lunch or the Byram River. Typical American flour tortilla. grilled breakfast and lunch specialdinner. A number of Mexican chicken, Michael’s offers fine Italian ties are offered from 5 a.m. to 2:30 steak, ground beef, pork, Spanish cuisine including appetizers, p.m. every day except Sunday. sausage or vegetable wraps are soups, salads, as well as pasta, served for lunch or dinner. Besides chicken, veal, beef, pork and The KFC franchise and Wah Mexican beer, a whole list of fla- fish entrées. The house salad Yuan Chinese Restaurant up on vored margaritas and a variety of with homemade dressing is the hill in the Kinko’s Plaza at 262 tequilas are available. exceptional. Several hot sand- Boston Post Rd. have also placed Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Monday, wiches, including burgers, are a few tables on the sidewalk out 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through also available. And of course front during the warm weather for Thursday and Sunday and 11 a.m. to the restaurant continues to serve customers who choose to eat their The cozy deck at Sonora, the five-year-old restaurant serving Nuevo 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. the wonderful thin-crusted pan orders outside. Latino cuisine at 179 Rectory St., is hidden by trees and bushes.


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Outside dining stew and spare ribs. The eatery also offers Italian and Portuguese sweet rolls. Hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The deli/grocery is closed Sunday. Frankie & Louie’s Restaurant & Pizzeria at 414 Willett Ave. has continued the Italian eatery’s 8-year tradition of setting up a space outside. A lattice work light wood fence replaces the previous white picket fence at this location. It encloses seven black mesh metal tables with matching chairs seating a total of 12 in front of this neighborhood Italian pizzeria and restaurant. During the day you can just take your slice of pizza or other lunch fare and sit outside. For dinner, however, table service is provided for anyone wishing to dine outside. Here customers may enjoy all types of pizza, calzones and wedges as well as traditional Italian pasta, veal, chicken and seafood dishes. Throughout the year Wednesday is Family Style Night where each dish feeds 2 to 4 people for $24.95, Thursday is Ravioli Night with cheese, meat and vegetable ravioli for $11.95 and Sunday is Pasta Madness featuring a choice of five pasta dishes for $10.95. All include salad. Don’t forget to give the extraordinary homemade desserts a try. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

Rye Brook

The best kept secret in Rye Brook and Port Chester is still Mulligan’s Bar & Grill at Doral Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center on Anderson Hill Road, which we discovered six years ago. Here 15 wooden tables and chairs and a long bar with wooden stools are covered by a green and white awning behind the golf shop overlooking the ninth hole of the golf course. The fare includes things like fresh fruit plate, chicken quesadillas, Buffalo wings, chicken fingers, grilled Cajun shrimp, salads such as Caesar, chef, Mulligan’s organic, chopped and yellow fin tuna over a bed of seaweed;sandwiches, wraps, beef and turkey burgers, medallions of grilled swordfish and sirloin steak. Vegetarian Delight—a grilled Portobello mushroom with roasted red peppers, fresh basil and melted mozzarella cheese on 9-grain bread—is also popular. Specials feature a different salad, sandwich, entrée and alcoholic beverage every day. Examples of drinks are the mango mai tai and Bahama Mama. A children’s menu is also available. Mulligan’s is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. through October. The Rye Town Hilton at 699 Westchester Ave. offers casual outdoor dining in a garden setting during limited hours at its Terrace Grill. This large area features lots of beige tables, chairs and umbrellas on a patio surrounded by hedges and flower gardens. Additional seating is provided on a slate veranda a few steps above the patio. Guests may order lunch on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in this lovely setting. Lunch consists of salads (Nicoise with tuna, house with chicken or shrimp, Caesar and calamari Greek), a fruit platter, vegetable wrap, bruschetta, turkey club and grilled chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, desserts and beverages. The Terrace Grill is open for lunch from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only. During the warm weather customers of The Club Sandwich,

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which opened in April 2000 at 7 Rye Ridge Plaza, around the back of the Rye Ridge Shopping Center, have the option of eating outside at one of four square metal black tables with matching chairs. Two of them are shaded by the sandwich shop’s awning, the other two by Boar’s Head black and red umbrellas. Sean Quinn of Rye assumed ownership of the local eatery last February. The Club Sandwich offers a tremendous variety of sandwiches of all types, from simple roast beef on rye to smoked salmon with egg salad, horseradish sauce, capers,

onions, lettuce, tomato and bacon on a tortilla. The curried chicken salad and brie with scallions, avocado, sprouts and mayo on a croissant is excellent. The gourmet sandwich shop serves Boar’s Head deli meats on its sandwiches and offers nine different choices of bread on which they can be made. Besides all the usual and not so usual cold cuts, cheeses and salads, 34 finishing touches may be added to create your own sandwich or you can choose from a menu of 50 concoctions which have already been dreamed up. Their spicy Texas Please turn to page 12R

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The Great Cuisine of Arthur Avenue

2 Putnam Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573

914-934-7770

Come Dine at Our Outside Patio

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Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. • Friday 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday 3 - 11 p.m. • Sunday 1 - 9 p.m. • Closed Mondays Most major credit cards • On premises parking

Marini’s Pizzeria 46 North Main Street Port Chester, NY 914-937-5120

The eating area on the sidewalk in front of Frankie & Louie’s Restaurant & Pizza at 414 Willett Ave. is surrounded this year by a new lattice work fence.

Outside dining Continued from page 10R chili with or without onions and cheese is also a good bet. At least two different soups are also offered each day. Quinn added six different salads--tossed, chicken, Cobb, chicken Caesar, Buffalo and goat cheese—to the offerings when he took over. Breakfast sandwiches, muffins, croissants, pastries, crumb cake, bagels, coffees and teas make up the breakfast menu. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Up the hill in the shopping center at 200 South Ridge St., Lenny’s Bagels also provides outdoor seating for its patrons. Four round silver tables with matching silver chairs afford space for 12 to munch on Lenny’s homemade bagels, bagel sandwiches with all types of salad and meat fillings, soups, salads and gourmet desserts. There are daily lunch specials. During the summer cold gazpacho and cucumber dill soups are usually on the menu. As a cool seasonal drink, Lenny’s is offering Fruit Tea Smoothie Blasts in three flavors as well as iced tea, iced coffee and iced mocha lattes. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Greenwich

That Little Italian Restaurant, located just across the river in Byram, Conn., has a beautiful outdoor eating area on a red brick

patio in a quiet courtyard behind the restaurant, located at 228-230 Mill St. The patio is situated just outside the windows of the upper portion of this fine Italian eatery and a mural of Venice, similar to others inside, decorates the wall that provides a backdrop to this outdoor venue. There’s room for eight tables for two in any configuration—square marble-look tables with white plastic chairs. Besides potted plants, including two tall ones with pink flowers at the entrance, sunflowers and a tall yellow and red variety are planted in beds on two sides of the patio. Window boxes full of petunias hang from the green railing that surrounds this lovely haven. Four pretty lamplights hang from the side of the building to provide light once darkness sets in. In the open air customers may enjoy the restaurant’s excellent array of appetizers, salads, pastas, chicken, veal and seafood dishes plus daily specials. Lobster ravioli, Veal Marsala and ricotta gnocchi come highly recommended. For lunch there are also specialty pizzas, calzones and sandwiches, the latter served on the excellent homemade bread That Little Italian Restaurant has been known for since it opened in 1980. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. for dinner. The restaurant is closed Monday.

Full Menu Pasta • Seafood • Dinners • Gourmet Pizza Veal • Chicken • Sausage/Peppers • Zeppoles Hot & Cold Sandwiches • Salads • Appetizers (with $6 minimum purchase)

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(with $6 minimum purchase)

Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 11-11, Fri. & Sat. 11-midnight, Sunday 3-10 pm Street Parking/Handicap Accessible

A mural of Venice is the focal point at the lovely dining spot in a courtyard outside That Little Italian Restaurant in the Byram section of Greenwich.


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