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Batali and Bastianich store to open in Port Chester

julietg Aug 5, 2010 10:35 AM

To go along with the Tarry Lodge, Mario and Joe are opening a store called the Tarry Market on the corner of Mill and Main (US 1) in Port Chester.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/dining/27off.html

and

http://www.mariobatali.com/about_biog...

They just took the construction boards down, but there is still paper covering the windows.

I am all for artisan meats coming to my town, but if they hurt Kneaded Bread's business by selling bread, then I don't know if I can shop there in good conscience.

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Kneaded Bread
181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

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    wagamamababy Aug 5, 2010 10:51 AM

    "but if they hurt Kneaded Bread's business by selling bread, then I don't know if I can shop there in good conscience."

    Why?

    If Danny Meyer opens up a BBQ place in Port Chester will you not go because it will hurt Q's business?

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    1. re: wagamamababy
      julietg Aug 5, 2010 07:27 PM

      Danny Meyer is not coming to Port Chester. We have just a handful of good places, and if one of them gets pushed out I will be upset!

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        wagamamababy Aug 6, 2010 12:51 PM

        Handful of good places in Port Chester?

        IMHO, you have a wonderful selection of foods...try coming up to North Salem and see what you get.

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          wincountrygirl Aug 6, 2010 02:17 PM

          LOL!!! You are so right!

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      wagamamababy Aug 5, 2010 10:54 AM

      Whoops...don't know what happened with the last post post that repeated repeated so much much!

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        winston1 Aug 6, 2010 08:58 AM

        Kind of torn on this one. It's one thing to open another BBQ Restaurant or in this case Bread Shop. It is an entirely another to open one next door! I think this is just a case of the rich big guys, picking on the little guy. Kneaded Bread is awesome and I for one will pass on the Batali/Bastianich place.

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        Kneaded Bread
        181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

        1. re: winston1
          menton1 Aug 12, 2010 02:00 PM

          At 70,000 ft, I think they will have more than bread. Did you expect a store like this not to sell bread?

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        wincountrygirl Aug 6, 2010 09:20 AM

        I don't see the problem. You don't have to buy the bread at Tarry if they do have it.

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          debmom Aug 6, 2010 10:35 AM

          Hey guys, it's not even open yet, let's reserve judgement!

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          Reposado Aug 6, 2010 11:12 AM

          Doubt very much that there will be a problem. I don't think the Tarry Market will be a bakery, per se. While, as others have said, we will have to abide the opening to know for sure, I had heard that the focus of the Market will be on imported Italian goodies and, hopefully, it will be a local outlet for the salumi made by Mario's father.

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            cubanat Aug 6, 2010 11:34 AM

            I agree reposado! great salumi from the father. and as debmom points out who knows if they are even going to sell bread! and the bread at tarry lodge is not that good anyway. the pizza is superb but the table bread is poop.

            1. re: Reposado
              MisterBill2 Nov 4, 2010 10:10 PM

              They have a large bakery.

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                julietg Nov 5, 2010 10:00 AM

                Tarry Market will probably not sell bread for retail. See my post below. :)

            2. julietg Aug 12, 2010 07:19 AM

              I peeked in the other day. It's HUGE. They have many cold cases, but no product yet. And I didn't see any ovens, but I could be wrong. Perhaps they will sell salumi, and the Batali cookware?

              While we're on the subject, the foccacia at Tarry Lodge is awful, so perhaps Kneaded Bread is safe?

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              Kneaded Bread
              181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

              1. julietg Aug 15, 2010 08:58 AM

                Spoke to the Kneaded Bread owner this AM, and she says they have bought the bodega next door on Mill St. to expand. More seating (hopefully more registers!).

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                Kneaded Bread
                181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

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                1. re: julietg
                  adamclyde Aug 21, 2010 04:27 AM

                  Sounds like competition is speeding up development there in our little mill st/main st. corner. Alas, sadly it's coming just as I leave the East Coast... here's to hoping that both Tarry Market and Kneaded Bread succeed and bolster the eating of everyone in these parts. More of a good thing is more of a good thing...

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                  Kneaded Bread
                  181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

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                    debmom Aug 21, 2010 04:53 AM

                    Hey, adamclyde where are you headed and will you keep us up-to-date on the chow in your new location?

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                      roxlet Aug 21, 2010 07:44 AM

                      That's a real loss to us in the Tri-State area! Sad to see you go, but I hope the Mexican food is great wherever you're headed!

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                        adamclyde Aug 22, 2010 08:55 PM

                        Indeed it is... After a decade here we are moving back home to taco central... Huntington beach. Where you are never more than 10 minutes away from some of the best Vietnamese or mexican food in the country. To give you an idea, i put together this map with places I tried on my last visit: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF...

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                          Nancy C Sep 13, 2010 05:53 AM

                          Noooo!!!!! You've been such a great food buddy! Enjoy the sunshine - you'll be missed here!

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                            Westjanie Sep 13, 2010 08:59 AM

                            Adam, I must add my regrets to the others. You've been knowledgeable, polite (and grammatical.) Please have a good life in California, and eat well!

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                          cubanat Aug 21, 2010 09:10 AM

                          a sad day in this regions food chatting...keep us posted.

                      2. julietg Aug 25, 2010 08:38 AM

                        http://www.nypost.com/p/lifestyle/foo...

                        not sure if the City version will be the same?

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                          Reposado Aug 25, 2010 11:09 AM

                          There is also a nice write-up on Eataly in the latest NY Mag. Hope the Tarry Market has half the offerings!

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                            MisterBill2 Sep 11, 2010 05:41 PM

                            Yes, if it's anything remotely close to Eataly it will be great!

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                          alanccrx Aug 25, 2010 08:44 AM

                          Based upon our very very BAD Experience with Tarry Lodge (see review), we would NEVER
                          ever visit their new establishment. Why be abused?

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                          Tarry Lodge
                          18 Mill St, Port Chester, NY 10573

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                            food4ever16 Aug 25, 2010 09:18 AM

                            Weather anyone likes Tarry Lodge as an eatery or not, I'm a 50/50 split, we can't ignore their welcomed clean up to that corner of Port Chester. I for one couldn't be happier with the fresh paint on those walls, the introduction of a gourmet market, the competition it brings to some of the local businesses that have let their exteriors go and now the clean up the Kneaded Bread corner and expansion of it. This is a good thing for the area in a very big way and I am very grateful for them taking a chance on PC. The local gov't isn't doing much to clean up downtown so we need these private investors and so far the Batali team is doing a great job! Just wish they had a bigger bar at Tarry Lodge because I can never get a seat!!

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                            Kneaded Bread
                            181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

                            Tarry Lodge
                            18 Mill St, Port Chester, NY 10573

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                              AnotherNYCkid Sep 30, 2010 02:52 PM

                              I agree with food4ever16 on the aspect of cleaning up that area. Every bit of improvement helps. I do hope Kneaded Bread comes out of this strongly and have chosen not to try the Tarry Lodge based on reviews and the menu available.

                              But a store that will bring more people in to town and spending more money here can not be a bad thing in my mind.

                          2. julietg Sep 10, 2010 10:30 AM

                            Talked to a sous from Tarry Lodge, while we were in line at Kneaded Bread (he was buying sandwich, because although he cooks the family meal himself he is sick of pasta).

                            He says the market will not sell bread, but may make it for the restaurants in the City. The opening should be in Oct/Nov. Hooray!

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                            Kneaded Bread
                            181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

                            Tarry Lodge
                            18 Mill St, Port Chester, NY 10573

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                              pcconfident Oct 19, 2010 10:20 PM

                              living in PC for the last several years, we are also thrilled to see more private investment coming in. Love that we have the enviable restaurant choices. The Tarry Wine looks further along than the Tarry Market but both look to be opening soon. Wonder what will be done about traffic and parking which is getting noticeably worse! I also noticed an application for approval from ABR or Zoning, not sure which, for a Tarry Fine Foods next door on the back street. Wondering if they are planning to do prepared foods for retail outlets or something? Anyone know?

                              1. menton1 Oct 20, 2010 03:04 PM

                                Is this place going to be a clone of Eataly?

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                                  adamclyde Oct 20, 2010 08:53 PM

                                  Having just been to eataly the other day for the first time, all i can say is that one can only hope. Talk about a food Mecca if I've ever seen one. Even something on a very small scale to eataly would be amazing.

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                                    MisterBill2 Oct 21, 2010 05:36 PM

                                    I hope I'm wrong, but I get the feeling that this is going to be ore of a market, vs. a place with prepared food like Eataly.

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                                      BDanahy14 Oct 25, 2010 11:43 AM

                                      Yup, I gather this is going to be their version of a Market Mecca. Cured meats, oils, olives, cheeses, etc. I can't wait to be honest, just hope the prices are okay... I think they scaled down Tarry Lodge enough where the wife and I can have a nice weekday dinner at the bar for 60 bucks.

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                                      Tarry Lodge
                                      18 Mill St, Port Chester, NY 10573

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                                  loeborg Oct 21, 2010 05:42 PM

                                  I'm going to love the traffic on Saturday morning on the corner of Main and Mill. No idea what these guys were thinking opening a 70K SF store on Main Street where there is absolutely no parking

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                                  1. re: loeborg
                                    MisterBill2 Oct 21, 2010 09:58 PM

                                    I will acknowledge there is a parking issue (presumably there is a plan or the town would not have approved it) but you conveniently forget that a couple of blocks away is Costco, a large movie theater and other shopping. It's not like the area doesn't get a lot of cars already. Also they do have sufficient parking for the restaurant, which is not exactly small.

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                                      loeborg Oct 22, 2010 11:26 AM

                                      You are entirely correct, there is parking in the area but the deal breaker for ME is that it is not convenient. It is one thing to take a leisurely walk to your car parked near Willett House after a large meal on a nice spring or summer evening but an entirely different beast having to schlep a couple of blocks with grocery bags in the rain. I wish the store nothing but success but before PC does something about traffic patterns and parking in the Village, shopping at Tarry Market will be a bit more challenging than just going to the market.

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                                      Willett House
                                      20 Willett Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573

                                      1. re: loeborg
                                        MisterBill2 Oct 24, 2010 08:15 PM

                                        I haven't been to TL often but I've never had to park near Willett House. I either park on the street or in the industrial area across the street that is available for parking at night and weekends.

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                                          samka Nov 7, 2010 10:43 AM

                                          Just came back from Tarry Market. Parking not a problem. The lot is a half block across the street and was not filled Sunday at 1. I parked by Kneaded Bread and there were plenty of spots on street. Spoke to Executive chef. He said it will be like a mini-Eataly but not all Italian--Mediterranean (French and Spanish too) . Now they appear to be in a soft open mode. THey will eventually have the same pastas and ravioli as Eataly. They also have the same amazing rotisserie chicken that Eataly had. I was looking for chicken cutlets and the chef was nice enough the debone the breasts that were brined for the rotisserie. Can't wait to make them. The prices were pretty low I thought. Cheaper in many cases than my local supermarket. I go to Arthur Avenue all the time and the prices are definitely comparable. A great option for Westchester. Can't wait till they get in full swing.

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                                          Kneaded Bread
                                          181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

                                          1. re: samka
                                            julietg Nov 8, 2010 11:41 AM

                                            Indeed- they carry D'Espana products, which is awesome since I don't have to go to Queens or SoHo to pick up Spanish style, raw Chorizo anymore.
                                            I actually ended up going to Eataly one day and Tarry Market the next. It is very much a mini-Eataly; the decor and set up are the same. Tarry Market does not yet have produce, and they didn't have pre-packed sliced ham (yet?) which some have commented is a strange item that Eataly has.

                                            Oh- AND THEY ARE SELLING BREAD. I got one, simply because I had been send to Kneaded Bread and it was closed! The bread was excellent, and so was the fresh tagatelle. They didn't seem to have many sweet bakery products, though, which I hope is a help to Kneaded Bread.

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                                            Kneaded Bread
                                            181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

                                            1. re: julietg
                                              chowdom Nov 8, 2010 12:23 PM

                                              Do you happen to know what their hours of operation are?

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                                              cubanat Nov 8, 2010 12:41 PM

                                              will you still go to arthur avenue? as much?

                                    2. chowdom Nov 8, 2010 02:34 PM

                                      If anyone knows hours of operation could you please post them, thank you.

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                                        samka Nov 9, 2010 03:45 PM

                                        I only know Sunday is 12-6

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                                          chowdom Nov 9, 2010 05:10 PM

                                          Thank you for responding Samka. I took a chance and stopped in this evening. They are Closed Mondays, Tue - Sat 10 - 8, Sunday 12 - 6. I purchased a black olive loaf ( they also make a black olive baguette), brioche roll, rotisserie chicken, pork chops and sampled a white bean salad. The olive bread was excellent made with really high quality olives, brioche excellent, white bean salad layers of flavors and a nice amount of heat very good, the rotisserie chicken tasted exactly like the ones I remember from my youth that came from my grandfathers butcher shop ( the real deal )

                                          I was pleasantly surprised to find they carry Academia Barilla fresh pears with balsamic vinegar. Iron tomato and Chef Central used to carry this item unfortunately the buyer for these two stores pulled it because he said it was not a good seller.
                                          The market is alot smaller than I imagined it would be. There were a couple of service issues but that is to be expected. I hope they don't get slammed this weekend they could run into some problems.

                                          I shopped today with my friend who is from Italy and she was very happy with all of her purchases as well. Her only complaint no peppercorns in the pancetta. We both look forward to doing more shopping in the future.

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                                          Chef Central
                                          45 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY

                                          1. re: chowdom
                                            julietg Nov 10, 2010 05:53 AM

                                            The cafe opens at 7. The store 10-8, as you said; Sun 12-6, indeed.

                                            I really liked the olive bread, too, and I'm not usually a fan. The flavors are quite balanced, and it's not as briny as some olive loaves are.

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