Monday, August 11, 2008

Food Buzz: Brewery Update; Hearty Food in Mt. Kisco

Peekskill Brewery The much anticipated addition to Peekskill's waterfront is almost completed. The owner says that there will be a soft opening of the bar this Saturday (by reservation only) and then the official opening will occur the following Saturday (August 23). I got a sneak peek tour of the Brewery this weekend. The bar area is very appealing, with a 'classic pub' atmosphere. The restaurant is pleasant, if a bit bland (decorations aren't up yet, but the owner said that they plan on displaying work by local artists). A hall connects the two areas and has windows into the actual brewery. All in all, the space is warm and inviting--and I can't wait for my first sip. Peekskill Brewery

Cafe of Love Sunday's New York Times had a review of one of the newer restaurants in Mt. Kisco, the Cafe of Love. Run by the owner's of the popular Ladle of Love gourmet take-out shop, the cafe features fare that is "so hearty that a diner can feel satisfied after a few mouthfuls," according to the reviewer. The restaurant rates an overall "good," with the reviewer praising a number of dishes (the harvest celebration soup, arugula and beet salad, lamb chops, and roasted pork loin, among others), but criticizing the overly large menu and untrained staff. Back in May, the Journal News gave the restaurant a rave, with the reviewer calling the seared tenderloin "rich, tender, and dripping with flavor." Posters on chowhound are for the most part extremely positive about the cafe, though others question the prices, which are also on the hearty side. I haven't been yet, but I walked by over the weekend--the interior is appealing in a comfy-country way, and the restaurant has an inviting, covered outdoor area on the sidewalk. Cafe of love, 38 East Main Street, Mount Kisco

1 comment:

A. said...

Thanks for the info on the Peekskill Brewery. I read an article about it a while back and wondered when it would be opening.