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Dining Out & About

A Supplement to the

Your guide to eating out in Port Chester, Rye Brook and surrounding areas


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American

American Legion Post 93 78 Pearl St., Port Chester 937-5562

Belle Fair Country Market 20 BelleFair Boulevard Rye Brook 939-2370

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

Mexican Restaurant

44 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 690-9453

914-939-8700

Chop’t Creative Salad Company

MaryAnnsPC@gmail.com 23½ North Main Street Port Chester, NY OPEN 7 DAYS Sun. - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Brunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Party & Catering Packages Available We accept most major credit cards

116 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 908-4184

Cousin Frankie’s USA Grill

DINNER SPECIALS Monday Night

Fajita Chicken or Beef $ with House Margarita DINE-IN ONLY

1595

Tuesday Night

FREE Cheese Quesadilla with Purchase of 2 Entrees DINE-IN ONLY

112 Willett Ave., Port Chester 305-4878

Fairways Restaurant

1323 King St., Greenwich, CT 203-531-1138 Specialties include: Variety of omelets or build your own, breakfast sandwiches, variety of wraps, bagels, muffins, home fries, yogurt, fresh berries; homemade soups, fried calamari, nachos, salads, variety of lunch sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, panini, quesadillas, wedges; baked clams, stuffed portobello mushrooms; homemade lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, cavatelli Bolognese, chicken Scarpariello, chicken spinach Alfredo, veal Marsala, veal Saltimbocca, pan seared salmon, mussels & shrimp fra diavolo, filet mignon, pork chops, prime rib au jus. Hours: 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for breakfast, lunch everyday. Walkins welcome. Most major credit cards. Free on-premises parking.

Härth

Hilton Westchester 699 Westchester Ave., Rye Brook 939-6300

J T Straw’s Bar & Grill

435 North Main St., Port Chester 937-9695

Panera Bread

10 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-0079

Port Chester Coach Diner

IrIsh Pub & restaurant

SERVING LUNCH AND DINNER FULL US Salads, Pasta, Burgers, L P Sandwiches, Steaks, Seafood IRISH MENU AND Our Famous Bar Pizza and Buffalo Wings

servIng great Food sInce 1990 & gettIng better KITCHEN OPEN TILL 3 A.M. DAILY SPECIALS Reasonable Prices HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

5 to 14

$ 50

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7 Plasma Televisions for Sports Events

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

317 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 937-0008

Port Chester Hall & Beer Garden

Port Chester Railroad Station 3 Broad St., Port Chester 305-8383

Q Authentic Barbecue Restaurant

112 North Main St., Port Chester 933-7427

Rye Ridge Deli

Rye Ridge Shopping Center 126 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 937-2131

Sam’s Bar & Grill 1 Mill St., Port Chester 939-2001

The Kneaded Bread

181 North Main St., Port Chester 937-9489

The Pub

Doral Arrowwood Anderson Hill Rd., Rye Brook 939-6630

Asian

Asian

Manchu Garden Chinese & Japanese Cuisine 504 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-8688

Burgers

Elevation Burger

176 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 305-6700

Westchester Burger Co. 275 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 305-6095 Serving 20 different burgers including Original WBC angus beef burger, Tex-Mex burger, Kobe burger, Pretzel burger, Mom’s Italian Turkey burger, Greenhouse veggie patty, Soprano chicken burger, Ba Da Bing Italian sausage burger, a lamb burger, tuna burger and bison burger. Six varieties of milkshakes, appetizers, salads and entrées. Open 7 days from 11:30 a.m., closing at 10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, at 11 p.m. Thursday and at midnight Friday and Saturday. Free parking in the shopping center lot.

Brazilian

Café Brazil USA

37-39 North Main St., Port Chester 939-1139

Churrascaria Copacabana 29-31 North Main St., Port Chester 939-6894

International Café & Brazilian Bakery 103 Adee St., Port Chester 939-1002

Rio Minas Brasil U.S.A. Buffet 140 Midland Ave., Port Chester 481-5724

Central American

El Tesoro Restaurant

92 Purdy Ave., Port Chester 935-9440

El Tesoro Restaurant II 14 South Main St., Port Chester 937-2086

Chinese

China House

170B North Main St., Port Chester 939-7288 or 939-7290

East Wok Restaurant 140 Midland Ave., Port Chester 939-0068

Ho Sai Gai 544 Willett Ave., Port Chester 937-8337 or 937-8339

King Garden Chinese Restaurant 32 Grace Church St., Port Chester 939-4310

Number 1 Chinese Restaurant 120 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 937-8465

Panda Restaurant 213 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 937-4699

Sichuan Pavilion Buddha

1 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook 481-4651

Euro Asian Bistro

30 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 937-3680

480 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-8889

Wah Yuan Chinese Restaurant Post Road Plaza 262 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 939-7776


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Pollo a la Brasa

Misti RestauRant

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Coffee Shops

Pan America Bakery & Café 22 South Main St., Port Chester 939-0005

Starbucks Coffee Company Rye Ridge Shopping Center 118 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 937-1597

zeppoleme 321 North Main St., Port Chester 481-5900

Colombian

Dominican

“Our Specialty is Roasted Chicken”

Reyna Restaurant

66 Poningo St., Port Chester 939-9251

Authentic Peruvian Cuisine

Ecuadorian

Serving Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Peruvian Pepper Steak Chicken Dishes Pork Dishes Seafood Soup Fried Seafood Shrimp Dishes

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

Rinconcito Ecuatoriano Restaurant 150 North Main St., Port Chester 937-7343

Aqui Es Santa Fe Café 32 Broad St., Port Chester 305-1060

Asi Es Colombia 172 North Main St., Port Chester 934-7675

El Rincon Paisa 130 North Main St., Port Chester 939-9364

Javy’s 540A Willett Ave., Port Chester 481-5595

Los Chuzos de Juancho 8 South Main St., Port Chester 481-1340

Fast Food

Burger King

260 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 934-7877

Dunkin Donuts

Open - 7 Days Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday - sunday 8 a.m. - Midnight

330 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 939-8331

Dunkin Donuts 295 Midland Ave., Port Chester 935-9034

Garden Catering

110 north Main st., port Chester, ny

140 Midland Ave., Port Chester 934-7852 or 934-7810

Delivery available se Habla español

Hubba 24 North Main St., Port Chester 939-7271

Dominican

Hollywood Chicken International

216 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 934-8137

939-9437

Lunch specials takeout also

Kentucky Fried Chicken 262 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 935-0741

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Fairways Restaurant Open to the Public

1323 King Street, Greenwich, CT • 203-531-1138

On the Griff-Harris Golf Course It’s closer than you think - Near the Westchester County Airport entrance Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner - 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Closed Monday nights

Full Round Dinner Tuesday through Sunday Nights Holidays Excluded

Appetizer Soup • Salad Choice of Entree Coffee & Dessert $ 95

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Reservations Requested 203-531-1138 Walk-ins Also Welcome

Father’s Day - sunDay, June 15

Breakfast Buffet Lunch & Dinner 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Walk-Up Buffet 1495 per person or order from our $

Great Breakfast Menu

2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Order from Our Regular Menu or Specials of the Day

Call for reservations 203-531-1138

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Fast Food

McDonald’s Restaurant

321 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 937-3355

19 North Main St., Port Chester 914-481-5255

Texas Chili Restaurant

McShane’s Pub & Restaurant

Subway Restaurant Subway Restaurant

302 Midland Ave., Port Chester 937-0022

36 Broad Street, Port Chester

Subway Restaurant

Across from the Port Chester Train Station

Try ld’s r o W e h T li Best Chi

914-937-0840

36 Broad St., Port Chester 937-0840 Specialties include: Pancakes, egg, ham or sausage; waffles, egg, bacon or turkey; French toast, egg, ham or sausage; breakfast sandwiches; variety of omelets; chile cheese hot dogs; chili cheese bacon burger; California Wedge, Full House Wedge; steak salad, grilled chicken salad; cheese & pizza fries; curly fries; onion rings; deep fried mozzarella sticks; chili by the cup. Open 7 days. Street parking. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 6 a.m.-4 a.m., Fri. & Sat. 6 a.m.-5 a.m.

Greek/American

One Station Plaza

111 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-3416

D  Texas Chili

D  Wedges

D  Salads

D  French Toast

D  Burgers

D  Fries

D  Omelets

D  Hot Dogs

D  Onion Rings

D  Pancakes

D  Breakfast D  Sandwiches

Open Every Day for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Sun.-Thurs. 6 a.m.-4 a.m. • Fri. & Sat. 6 a.m.-5 a.m.

Guatemalan

Café Guatemala

28 Grace Church St., Port Chester 937-8537

Keylee’s Restaurant 11 Pearl St., Port Chester 481-1650

Indian

Tandoori Taste of India

LUNCH SPECIALS

Delivery Carry Out Catering

11 a.m. — 3 p.m.

MINI HEROS Comes with a can of soda Meatball Parm .......... 6.49 Sausage & Pepper Parm..................... 6.49 Chicken Parm ........... 6.49 Chicken Francese..... 6.99 Chicken Scarpata ..... 6.99 PASTAS Includes side salad Meat Lasagna SM .... 8.99 Spaghetti & Meatballs..8.99 Penne Chicken, Broccoli, Oil & Garlic ........... 9.99 Rigatoni di Capo ....... 9.99 Penne Ala Vodka ...... 8.99 Chicken Francese over Penne ........... 9.99 Chicken Marsala ....... 9.99 Veal Marsala ........... 10.99 Veal Scarpariello..... 10.99 Veal Parmigiana ..... 10.99

OPEN Monday-Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted

147 Irving Avenue, Port Chester 914-939-0900 • www.angelospizzanpasta.com

SUMMERTIME SPECIALS Large Pizza $ 00 Family Penne Vodka Large Salad with Garlic Knots (6)

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Davy Byrnes Irish Pub & Restaurant

538 Willett Ave., 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. 11:305, Dinner: 5-10 p.m. Credit cards: VISA, MC, AX. Some off-street parking.

262 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 934-5045

We have moved from 8 South Main Street to our new location at

Irish/American

163 North Main St., Port Chester 937-2727 or 935-9680

International

Brisa Marina Restaurant

40 Grace Church St., Port Chester 934-9090

Café Mirage

531 North Main St., Port Chester 937-3497

Sonora Nuevo Latino Cuisine

179 Rectory St., Port Chester 933-0200 Specialties include: Lobster and plantain bisque, traditional Colombian free range chicken and potato soup, tuna and yucca cake with mango and wasabi sauce, Ecadorian ceviche: shrimp, tomato base, avocado, red onions and citrus, lobster and avocado quesadilla, steamed Rhode Island mussels, pan roasted Chilean sea bass with white beans, chorizo and lobster broth, Sonora seafood paella, grilled lamb chops with wild mushrooms, mashed potatoes and roasted garlic mojito sauce, grilled skirt steak with mojito thyme sauce and lobster moro rice. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday. Cooking classes. Latin jazz music every Thursday. Private room available. Free on-premises parking.

Whole Foods Market

575 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 708-1985

Dining Out & About The best place to find that perfect dining experience.

123 North Main St., Port Chester 937-7800

Italian

Arrosto

25 South Regent St., Port Chester 939-2727

Marianacci’s Restaurant 24 Sherman St., Port Chester 939-3450

Nessa Ristorante

325 North Main St., Port Chester 939-0119

Pasquale II Ristorante

2 Putnam Ave., 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.

Spadaro Ristorante

50 Abendroth Ave., Port Chester 934-2396

Tarry Market Café

179 North Main St., Port Chester 253-5680

Tarry Lodge

18 Mill St., Port Chester 939-3111

The Travelers Club

Westchester County Airport 240 Airport Rd., Rye Brook 437-7650

Italian/Mediterranean Il Sogno Ristorante

316 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 937-7200

Italian/Pizzeria

Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta

147 Irving Ave., Port Chester 939-0900 Specialties include: Chili cheese fries, fried calamari, jalapeno poppers; pasta fagioli, cheese tortellini soup; salads: antipasta, Caesar, cobb, Grandma; gourmet and pan pizza; calzones, strombolis; hot and cold wedges, wraps, cold heros, burgers; baked ziti, cavatelli with broccoli rabe, linguini with red or white clam sauce, meat lasagna, penne chicken, Fettucine Primavera, Lobster Ravioli in Vodka Sauce, Ziti Siciliana, baked cheese ravioli, Chicken Scarpariello, Veal Parmigiana, Shrimp Marinara or Fra Diavolo, Frutti di Mare seafood; desserts: spumoni, tartufo, New York style cheesecake. Catering and delivery available. Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Most credit cards accepted. Street parking.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

Delicious Mexican fare at tiny Salsa Picante By Jananne Abel

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fter 17 years in the business, David Dolores knows what it takes to run a restaurant and make his customers feel at home. That’s why he’s getting such a good reception at Salsa Picante, the first eatery he can call his own and the first of six eating places that were under construction two months ago to have opened in Port Chester. Three others have since come online. “They were dying to have a place like and colorful round plates. this—good food, clean and they say I like Dolores, 40, started as a busboy and when you come over and talk to us,” Doloworked his way up to the front end res said. “I think people appreciate it. I’ve handling customer service and managebeen doing this forever. ment. Most of that time Even as a waiter, I crewas spent at Tequila ate that relationship Sunrise. He also worked with my customers.” at a hedge fund for five Mexican-born years where he liked Dolores, a very likeable the hours but missed personality, opened the the contact with people, intimate Salsa Picante so he began looking with friends Juan Carfor a spot to open his los Salazar and Fabio own restaurant. Having Gomez, who hail from bought a house in Port Colombia, now live in Chester six years ago, New Rochlle, and are in Adee Street was a convenient location. the construction business. Apr. 26 marked the Although they have grand opening of the no experience in the 110 Adee St. restaurant restaurant business, which focuses on homeDolores’s partners style Mexican cooking. turned the vacant However, it was open space that had previfor a week before that to ously housed Cousin David Dolores of Port get the kinks out. Frankie’s USA Grill “I’ve been in the into an attractive eatery Chester, the managing restaurant business and with a black and orange partner at Salsa Picante I always noticed that color scheme like the in charge of operations, for some reason you are sharp-looking awning makes customers feel at never going to get food outside. “The ideas and home. Here he points to a like at home,” Dolores colors and materials framed metalwork piece said. That’s what Salsa were mine, but they put crafted by his brother in Picante is all about. everything together and Mexico which hangs in Besides serving typical did a really good job,” the restaurant. Mexican food like tacos Dolores said. “That was JANANNE ABEL|WESTMORE NEWS and quesadillas for a big help.” lunch and dinner, “the The space, which is most important is the salsas,” David said, below street level, is not currently handiespecially the mole sauce which is from capped accessible, but the Port Chester his native city of Puebla, near Mexico Building Department allowed the restauCity. “I was raised with that sauce.” rant to open as long as a lift was installed Working in the open kitchen to prepare within 30 days. Dolores expects the lift to the cold salsas and hot sauces is his arrive within a week and to be installed mother Martha, who knows what homeimmediately thereafter. style Mexican cooking is all about. She also makes two soups a day, Mexican rice, black beans and the daily lunch special. When I visited Salsa Picante a few “That’s what we eat in Mexico,” David weeks before its opening, Dolores said said. they were going to serve alambres instead His cousin Guillermo Gonzalez comes of fajitas which he called “the real Mexico in and does everything else. “He creates City style” with melted cheese on top. the nice plates—the high end dishes like That piqued my interest, so I have tried salmon with mango sauce and tilapia with both the steak ($11.95 lunch, $13.95 dinner) cream of shrimp,” David said. Guillermo, and shrimp ($13.95 and $15.95) variety. who has been a chef in restaurants such The latter brought a delicious mélange as Tequila Sunrise in Larchmont and El of onions, green peppers, sausage, bacon Patron in Queens, is also the one who’s in and lots of shrimp topped with cheese charge of the beautiful presentation of and a side plate of Mexican rice (flavored every dish on Salsa Picante’s square white with tomatoes, corn, carrots and green

The attractive and colorful dining room at Salsa Picante Mexican Restaurant in Port Chester, which officially opened Apr. 26. JANANNE ABEL|WESTMORE NEWS

beans, tasty) and black beans and another blend of tomatoes and arbol peppers and with warm tortillas, on the thicker side. a green salsa made with green tomatoes I suppose you could and jalapeno peppers. just eat this yummy The latter are boiled mixture, much better on the premises rather than fajitas but not at than coming from a can all spicy, but the idea is and are therefore sweet to wrap it into a tortilla as opposed to spicy. All (you’ll need at least three salsas are medium spicy to appeal to three and unless you’re everybody. If you want a big eater or sharing something with more will probably take some fire, ask for the chipotle home). salsa, reserved for the If you desire this brave at heart. dish or any other David also recomspicier, you can ask for mended the tortas the salsas, which are The short ribs in adobo gigantes (there are five freshly made by Martha sauce lunch special actypes) and especially each day for the tacos, the Cubana, a Dagbut there’s no reason companied by a blackwood sandwich made they can’t be used to berry juice drink made with ham, carnitas spice up anything. with milk. (pork), chorizo, breaded Served in a threeJANANNE ABEL|WESTMORE NEWS chicken, scrambled pronged black dish with eggs, salchichas (sausage), beans, leta cactus handle, they consist of a smoky Please turn to page 6 red variety called guajillo, an orange

Culinary pros and cons

Martha Dolores, David’s mom, cooks up some steak on the grill. She makes the sauces, salsas, soups, rice and specials while his cousin Guillermo Gonzalez (behind her) does all of the other food preparation and plating. JANANNE ABEL|WESTMORE NEWS


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Delicious Mexican fare at tiny Salsa Picante tuce, tomato, avocado and cotija cheese ($9.95), which I haven’t tried as of yet. You’ve got to be extremely hungry for that. Aside from that, it’s not surprising that he suggests everything with sauce including the enchiladas. My daughter had chicken enchiladas which brought two in a lovely green tomatillo sauce ($10.95) with a side of Mexican rice and beans. The biggest sellers are tacos ($2.75 each and there are 11 types), the giant burrito with steak ($9.95 lunch, $11.95 dinner) and the chiles rellenos ($10.95 lunch, $12.95 dinner). At this point Dolores wants customers to try the specials, so when I visited with my husband and daughter last weekend, we sampled both soups of the day ($4.95 small, $8.95 large) and were intrigued by each. The chicken soup had only corn in it but was served with a three-pronged dish containing oregano, chopped onions and chili powder as well as a separate plate with lettuce and radishes to be added to the broth to jazz it up as desired. A hard tostada topped with black beans came on the side. Even more appealing was the spicy beef soup with large pieces of beef rib and hunks of corn on the cob. On another occasion I shared and thoroughly enjoyed a coctel de camarones ($10.95), a generous portion of shrimp, red onions and cilantro in Salsa Picante’s special cocktail sauce which is more sweet than spicy. The ceviche mixto with shrimp and fish ($10.95), on the other hand, didn’t have a lot of flavor. If the one lunch special I had is any indication, I’d say to go for them on a regular basis if the ingredients strike your fancy. The short ribs in adobo sauce made

Dolores called the long wait for a full liquor license “a process,” adding that “we are on the waiting list.” For now you can bring your own beer or wine and will not be charged anything for the privilege.

Homemade desserts

The exterior of Salsa Picante, located at 110 Adee St., with its striking black and orange awning. JANANNE ABEL|WESTMORE NEWS

with guajillo chiles (dried), tomatoes, garlic, onions and spices like bay leaves, oregano, thyme and cinnamon brought two pieces of meat, a small but ample portion, and the sauce was fantastic with just the right amount of zing. It was served with sliced avocado, Mexican rice and black beans made even tastier by the adobo sauce that mixed in with them. Lunch specials come with soup or salad and unlimited soda for $9.95. As is typical of Mexican restaurants, meals start with homemade chips and salsa. This one is thin and once again has just the right amount of spice. The chips are smaller and thicker but no less flavorsome than what I’ve had elsewhere.

Specials Besides the daily lunch special, every day there’s a special of some sort such as Taco Tuesday when it’s all you can eat from a selection of three different types of tacos for $10.95. The record so far is 16 tacos consumed by one person. On Sunday, the brunch special

from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. includes soup or salad, a choice of two main courses of chicken or steak or fish and steak, rice and beans, two choices of dessert and one drink for $14.95. Currently while Salsa Picante is waiting for its liquor license drinks are limited to juices, aguas frescas or sodas but later will include a glass of wine or a mimosa.

Drinks are nonalcoholic for now Nine different refreshing juice drinks (strawberry, mango, melon and pineapple among them) made with frozen fruit pulp from a Colombian company blended with water ($3) or milk ($4) are on the menu as well as aguas frescas such as Horchata (Mexican style rice water) or hibiscus tea, sodas and unsweetened ice tea, all $3. I’ve had the strawberry drink with water and blackberry with milk, actually preferring the former. Once Salsa Picante receives its liquor license, special drinks such as mojitos, margaritas, micheladas and sangria will be also served.

Five homemade desserts are on the menu, and I’ve had two of them—Grandma’s yummy bread pudding ($4.95) made with pecans, drenched in brandy sauce and served with vanilla ice cream and dollops of whipped cream, and the light flan de coco (coconut custard) at $4.95. Other choices: tres leches sponge cake ($5.95), churros stuffed with cajeta and cream ($6.95, fried ice cream ($5.95) and vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and served with whipped cream ($3.95).

Striking black and orange decor The décor at Salsa Picante is striking in its bright colors and simple beauty. Wainscoting is painted blackish-brown on the bottom of the walls, the top of the far one is decorated in faux stone with three arches created using a black outline. The inside of the arches is painted deep orange like the rest of the walls in the small eatery, which seats 22. Bright-colored ceramic suns and moons, which Dolores said came from his home and were gifts from his siblings in Mexico, as well as a framed repujado en metal work made by his brother, hang in the arches. Brightcolored Talavera plates from his hometown of Puebla hang over the kitchen prep area. Talavera tiles also form the centerpiece of the shiny black, orange, yellow and blue tabletops Dolores and

Continued from page 4 his friend crafted. Chairs are of medium-colored wood with black seats. The back wall of the restaurant is covered by a large TV; a smaller one hangs in an opposite corner. The floor tile resembles wood as does the attractive drop ceiling which is broken up into individual squares. Sheer white curtains are pulled to the center in the large front windows with large green vases set between them.

Hours and parking Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Takeout is available, but there is no delivery or catering as of yet. Those will come later when the proper staffing is in place. Metered parking is available on the street or in the municipal lot across the street. You can also walk to the marina parking lot on Abendroth Avenue if you want to park for free.

Getting things right Dolores is intent on getting things right with his new restaurant and has already made some changes. He realized the air conditioner wasn’t distributing air evenly throughout the space and therefore told his partners to move it, which they did pronto, working through the night to get it done. He’s also listening to customers. Feedback he has received let him know that the menu is difficult to read, so on the next printing he will change the typeface to remedy that problem. “If you see a problem, fix it” is his mantra. “At the end it is good for the restaurant and for the people.” He’s also using his people skills to help business. “I like to go out to eat also,” Dolores said. “I know when someone treats you well, you will come back. I want people to come here and have fun and feel comfortable. There will be a time when everybody is going to be a family to us. You call people by name, you know what they like. I know eventually it’s going to be like that.” He’s also having fun. “When you do something you like to do, you don’t see it as a job,” Dolores said, adding that “my goal is to create a name and a reputation. After that everything else comes.” If this restaurant is successful, it’s possible he may open another, but for now, he said, “They say everything starts with one. This one is going to be my baby.” Although he loves what he does, David feels his wife, a middle and high school Spanish teacher in Ardsley, and kids are suffering, especially after they got used to his being home every night with his previous job. David, 7, is in first grade at King Street School while Julian, 4, is in preschool at Corpus ChristiHoly Rosary School. Partner Fabio Gomez, who is in the electrical and plumbing business, wants to learn more about being a restaurateur so he can take over one day a week to give Dolores a break. So far he’s been working two months straight without a day off.


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Antonio’s Pizza and Restaurant Pathmark Shopping Center 130 Midland Ave., Port Chester 939-5137

Arcuri’s Pizza & Salad

46 North Main St., Port Chester 937-5120

35½ North Main St., Port Chester 305-3220

Domino’s Pizza

262 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 967-5070

Ferraro’s Pizza & Pasta

199 South Regent St., Port Chester 934-2900

Frank’s Restaurant and Pizzeria 23 Putnam Ave., Port Chester 939-8299

Frankie & Louie’s Restaurant

414 Willett Ave., Port Chester 939-0202

John’s of Arthur Avenue

508 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 481-8888 or 481-8889

Michael’s Famous Pan Pizza 125 Midland Ave., Port Chester 939-2241

Pizza Pasta & Things

Kohl’s Shopping Center 529 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 939-8000

T & J Pizza & Pasta

Coyote Flaco

115 Midland Ave., Port Chester 937-6969

El Tio Restaurant

143 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-1494

Kiosko

220 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 933-0155

La Picardia Taqueria

118 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 937-1701

Luis’ Place

135 South Main St., Port Chester 939-3132

Mary Ann’s Mexican Restaurant

23½ North Main St., Port Chester 939-8700 Specialties include: Turkey chili, avocado spring rolls, chicken or beef tostadas, tuna salad, super steak wraps, variety of quesadillas; enchiladas, fish tacos, grilled salmon, shrimp chipotle, grilled chimichangas, variety of burritos, sizzling chicken breast/skirt steak fajitas, pollo chipotle, mixed grilled skirt steak/chicken breast & chorizo, taco and taquito Mexican combo, tamales. Seasonal outside patio dining. Open 7 days: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 pm., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-12 a.m., brunch Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Parties and catering available. Most major credit cards accepted.

Pollos al Carbon los Gemelos 6 North Pearl St., Port Chester 939-1913

Rancho Grande

227 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-4134

8 Poningo St., Port Chester 939-8125

Villa Rustica Pizzeria & Trattoria

Salsa Picante Mexican Restaurant

261 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 939-8888 or 939-8885

Japanese

Edo Japanese Steak House 140 Midland Ave., Port Chester 937-3333

Luncheonettes

Bagel Emporium

211 Irving Ave., Port Chester 937-5252

Café 800

800 Westchester Ave., Rye Brook 914-694-5758

110 Adee St., Port Chester 481-5488 Specialties include: Nachos, quesadillas, ceviche, soups; Salsa Picante salad, shrimp avocado salad, Mexican Caesar salad; variety of tacos and taquitos; variety of tortas gigantes; giant burrito Salsa Picante, chimichangas, enchiladas, tostadas (chicken, steak, vegetable, cheese, shrimp); alambres, chiles rellenos, pork chops a la Mexicana, grilled salmon a la parrilla; variety of homemade desserts. Kids’ menu available, lunch specials, weekly dinner specials (4-10 p.m.), Sunday brunch. Takeout available. Open 7 days from 11 a.m., closing at 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Credit cards accepted. Street and municipal parking.

Club Sandwich

Sin Dulce Pastry & Bakery

7 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook 939-3475

146 North Main St., Port Chester 481-1283

Dougie’s Standby

Tortilleria los Gemelos

604 North Main St., Port Chester 939-0022

Lenny’s Bagels

200 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 939-1379

Lyon Park Deli, Café & Catering

29 Putnam Ave., Port Chester 937-1171

Marini’s Deli

340 Willett Ave., Port Chester 939-4201

Vinny’s Luncheonette

182 North Main St., Port Chester 939-9591

Mexican

167 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 934-0372

Northern Italian

Alba’s Ristorante

400 North Main St., Port Chester 937-2236

Piero’s Italian Restaurant 44 South Regent St., Port Chester 937-2904

Peruvian

Acuario Cevicheria y Mas 163 North Main St., Port Chester 937-2338

Bambú Restaurant & Nightclub

Bartaco

30 Broad St., Port Chester 481-5040

Chipotle Mexican Grill

45 Midland Ave., Port Chester 934-2244

1 Willett Ave., Port Chester 937-8226

100 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 937-0351

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Peruvian Food Specializing in Natural Juice Catering Available

OPeN Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Wednesday through Monday • 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

100 North Main Street, Port Chester, NY Proprietors: 914-939-2204 Se Habla Español Javier & Rosa Castillo

Fax: 914-939-8491

Come experience Sonora. You will not be disappointed.

Nuevo Latino Cuisine “Nothing about the food here is ordinary...” The New York Times Excellent

Father’s Day Sunday, June 15

3 Course Meal

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11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Early reservations please: 933-0200

Open for Lunch & Dinner Private Room Available • Cooking Classes 179 Rectory Street, Port Chester

914-933-0200

www.sonorarestaurant.net

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The Great Cuisine of Arthur Avenue

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Peruvian

El Parral Restaurant

2 South Main St., Port Chester 939-0409

El Plebeyo Restaurant

25 North Main St., Port Chester 690-2797

2 Putnam Avenue, Port Chester, NY

914-934-7770

FATHER’S DAY Sunday June 15th

Regular Open Menu Call for reservations CATERING AVAILABLE

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

La Gladys Restaurant

453 Ellendale Ave., Port Chester 481-1365

Misti Café Takeout

100 North Main St., 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 tomatoes 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 St., 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

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rice; custard. Open Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.11 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 8 a.m.-12 midnight. Lunch specials. Delivery or takeout available. Street parking. VISA, MC accepted, ATM on premises.

Nico’s Chicken 137 Irving Ave., Port Chester 939-7090

Pio’s Chicken 148 Irving Ave., Port Chester 305-2491

Salvadoran

La Pupusa Loca de Port Chester

165 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 935-0767

Rinconcito Salvadoreno Restaurante 20 Broad St., Port Chester 937-9287

Seafood

El Palacio de los Mariscos 134 North Main St., Port Chester 939-2222

Port Chester Seafood 295 Midland Ave., Port Chester 937-2232

South American

Inca & Gaucho Restaurant Seafood & Steakhouse

173 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-2100

Come celebrate Father’s Day Sunday June 15 Special gift for all the Dads.

njoy Mexican home cooking featuring an array of homemade salsas to satisfy your taste buds. Expect typical dishes like Chicken in mole sauce and a wide selection of tacos with your choice of toppings including fresh guacamole made table-side. Open every day for lunch and dinner, brunch and dinner on Sunday and takeout available.

MEXICAN RESTAURANT 110 Adee Street, Port Chester • 914-481-5488 Tita’s Weekly Lunch special - $995 Served with rice, beans, soup of the day or salad and soda (free refill) (Monday – Friday)

Weekly Dinner Specials from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. MONDAY �������������������� Complete dinner for $1795 soup or salad, main course, dessert and one drink� TUESDAY �������������������������������������������������Taco Tuesday all tacos you can eat for $1095 - Chef Choice WEDNESDAY ��������������������������������������All appetizers half price - you can order as many as you want THURSDAY ���������������������������������������������������������Cocktail night: buy one drink have the next one free SATURDAY ������������������������������������������ Kids go out for lunch for free - 10 a�m� -3 p�m� kids menu only SUNDAY BRUNCH ������� Appetizer, main course, dessert and one drink $1495 - from 11 a�m� to 4 p�m�

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