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Going out in Port chester- Willet House.. drinks after

ssss Jan 29, 2009 12:00 PM

I am taking my SO for dinner with 8 friend to the Willet House in Portchester.
I was wondering if there is any cool place to go after dinner for drinks, maybe some with life music.

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    intrepid RE: ssss Jan 29, 2009 12:31 PM

    no LIFE music, but go to Nessa bar

    1. louuuuu RE: ssss Jan 29, 2009 01:24 PM

      you also might want to sample Willet's creme brule flavored cheesecake... outstanding.

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        ssss RE: louuuuu Jan 30, 2009 05:02 AM

        Thanks so much! I will check out Nessa bar!
        I was actually thinking of ordering Tres Leches cake (which I obsolutely LOVE!) to bring for dinner party as a bday cake. I have to find a Latin bakery in Port Chester, any suggestions on that?

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          adamclyde RE: ssss Jan 30, 2009 05:07 AM

          La Flor Bakery, on Westchester Ave. sells tres leches cake (mexican style). Quite good. I think it's about $2.50 a slice. You can order a whole cake too, I'm sure. You may just want to call ahead and order.

          La Flor De Jalisco Bakery
          217 Westchester Ave, Port Chester, NY

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            ssss RE: adamclyde Jan 30, 2009 05:32 AM

            Wow! Thanks so much! That's really great info!

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              FoodMan88 RE: ssss Jan 30, 2009 05:52 AM

              Have you been to Willet House lately? The last two trips the quality of the meat and preparation were awful. For a more interesting experience you might consider Copa Cabana down the street. Argentinian-style, but a lot of fun.

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                ssss RE: FoodMan88 Jan 30, 2009 06:15 AM

                ohh, really? wow, that's not good news. No i have never been to the Willett house, but I just checked out the Copa Cabana and they even have live Jazz on friday night, which is when we plan to go next friday. Hmm, very hard to make a decision. We are a party of 10, I wonder if it's not too late to tell people to change. But I love Argentinian steakhouses as well.

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                  adamclyde RE: ssss Jan 30, 2009 12:38 PM

                  Copa Cabana is very much a Brazilian churrascaria, not an Argentine steakhouse. If that's what you want, you'll need to go to Tango Grill in White Plains. Inca y Gaucho in Port Chester offers some parrilla (Argentine grilled meats) but it's not a full Argentine steakhouse. Good empanadas though.

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                    ssss RE: adamclyde Jan 30, 2009 01:00 PM

                    I am not really a pro in those steakhouses, is there major difference in Brazilian and Argentinian styles? Also I like that Copa has life jazz on friday night, that should be really nice.

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                      ChinoWayne RE: ssss Jan 30, 2009 01:04 PM

                      Yes, I would expect there would be a significant culinary difference, the Brazilian churrascaria is all about abundance. Argentina is a major beef producer, and to use an expression that has been overused recently, Argentinian steakhouses will better "honor" the product. They don't raise cattle in Brazil, they grow rubber.

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                        ssss RE: ChinoWayne Jan 30, 2009 01:10 PM

                        Thank you for this info! do they serve food the same style? I really like how they come around with all sorts of meats. any suggestion for a good Argentinian place in lower westchester

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                          adamclyde RE: ssss Jan 30, 2009 02:28 PM

                          I've not seen any Argentine place with a rodizio style service (where you pay one rate and they come around with different food... kind of like the brazilian dim sum). They are usually like normal steakhouses, in terms of the service style.

                          As far as I know, the only dedicated Argentine steak house in Westchester is Tango Grill. I haven't been, but I've heard good things about it.

                          There are a few Uruguayan places, or places like Inca y Gaucho (Peruvian + Argentine). They aren't as nice as Tango Grill.

                          But Tango Grill sounds like what you are looking for: http://www.tangogrillny.com/

                          Tango Grill
                          128 E Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10601

                        2. re: ChinoWayne
                          adamclyde RE: ChinoWayne Jan 30, 2009 02:29 PM

                          Argentina is certainly more famous for their beef, but Brazil is a big cattle producer as well.

                          I will say the best steak I've ever had in my life was in Buenos Aires. Amazing. I think it cost me $16 US.

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                            louuuuu RE: adamclyde Jan 31, 2009 11:33 AM

                            Yes, the steak values are incredicle in BA. Most restaurant prices, for that matter. All prices for that matter. Plus some of the best Italian food in the western hemisphere...because of the Italian immigration to BA.

                            Adam, do you know if Tango's beef is grass fed as it is is Argentina?

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                              adamclyde RE: louuuuu Jan 31, 2009 03:33 PM

                              I don't know. I just checked on their website: http://www.tangogrillny.com/ and it doesn't mention it. My hunch is that if they did, they'd probably advertise it. They advertise, "Premium gold black angus" beef, which I don't think is necessarily grass fed.

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