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Best appetizing in lower Westchester?

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JT Mar 21, 2006 08:51 PM

I'm looking to host a brunch at my house for baby's 1st birthday party. Any suggestions for good, quality appetizing in lower Westchester? A caterer that does brunch foods would also work.

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    steelydad Jan 28, 2007 04:41 PM

    Mt. Kisco Smokehouse smokes their own fish and is excellent quality. Yes I know it is in Northern Westchester.

    Sadly, the best appetizing is still at Zabars or Barney Greengrass, and you know where that is.

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      Georgie K Apr 18, 2006 09:02 PM

      Id like to recommend the Gallery Cafe in downtown new rochelle, they just did my sons christening party and it was truely great!

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        Dim Sum Diva Mar 23, 2006 08:24 AM

        Two of my other favorites: June & Ho and Rye Country Store, both on Purchase Street in Rye. Both have salads out of the ordinary and really good. They take advantage of seasonal ingredients and use high quality seasonings (and charge accordingly, I might add).

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          Deborah Mar 22, 2006 11:25 AM

          Read the post below. I totally agree about Maree in Mamaroneck. It's the real deal. You can have a real hands on experience, and they have good prices. Also good caviar. And of course, Traders has since opened in Hartsdale.

          Subject: Re(1): smoked salmon
          From: WSG138@aol.com (Warren Goodman)
          Posted: September 19, 2003 at 21:51:36

          In Reply To: smoked salmon
          Posted by Homer Murray on August 30, 2003 at 20:26:00

          Message:

          Everyone's short list for the "real thing"--hand-sliced while you wait and salivate--is Russ & Daughters; Barney Greengrass "The Sturgeon King"; and probably Zabars. Here's the inside scoop--go outside the box--go to Trader Joe's--I only know of stores in Westchester County (Larchmont and Eastchester) for delicious pre-sliced, vacuum packed, smoked Atlantic salmon at $10.00 per pound--yes you read that right-- for the basic stuff, which is very good, and comes on a huge circular cardboard platter; also available in smaller packages; as well as scottish salmon, and if available, gravlax and pastrami salmon (weirdly delicious). Also, if in Westchester, go to La Maree' in Mamaroneck--a real fish smokehouse open to the public, on Waverly Ave., I think. NB These places are all within 35 minutes of Grand Central on MetroNorth, but not in easy walking distance from the train station.

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            Warren Goodman Jan 28, 2007 04:33 PM

            I am grateful to see that my message from over three years ago persists on the Chowhound site; my report is still accurate, but the Trader Joe's price went up a couple of bucks per pound since 9/03.
            Warren Goodman

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            Janie Mar 22, 2006 09:57 AM

            If your request means an interest in smoked fish, etc., try The Cheeserie in Hartsdale.

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              Casey Mar 21, 2006 08:55 PM

              There is a gorgeous appetizing place in the Quaker Ridge Shopping Center in New Rochlle. The same shopping center with the Food Emporium and Poultry Time.

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                JT Mar 22, 2006 07:24 AM

                Ah, but does it taste good?

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                  Dim Sum Diva Mar 22, 2006 08:03 AM

                  Turco's in Hartsdale

                  Dante's Deli on Central Ave. (across from TJ Maxx), awesome Italian, and they do catering

                  Balducci's, formerly Hay Day, in Scarsdale

                  Poultry Time in NR on Quaker Ridge Road is the classic (if you grew up in NR!)

                  Abatino's in No. WP (next to Stop n Shop), also La Bella on Westchester Ave. in WP for Italian

                  Rooster's on Gedney Way in WP will make you just about anything. Their meats & sandwiches are always good (they have their own butcher) and they take care of you and are reliable (great wraps).

                  I'll bet Whole Foods in WP does catering too (love that turkey meatloaf!)

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