The senior casting producer for Fox TV's show "Kitchen Nightmares" starring Gordon Ramsay has asked Talk of the Sound to spread the word among our readers that Gordon is looking for restaurants that need Gordon's Help. Gordon is looking for restaurants that have a great location but are unable to bring in the customers, restaurants that are running in the red.
You can nominate any restaurant in the Westchester area but, of course, this is Talk of the Sound, so we are hoping to help some New Rochelle restaurant make the cut. How to submit a nomination after the jump.
Send the name of the restaurant and location to [email protected]. If you are nominating your own restaurant include your name, contact info, name of your restaurant, where you are located, type of cuisine you serve, how many seats you have, how long you have been open, photos or website if available.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: Tell Gordon why you need his help. The more information the better.Read more
A Honda Odyssey minivan collided with a Ford Escape on North Avenue near Coligini Avenue and crashed through the front of the Cosinita Restaurant at 570 North Avenue. Amazingly no serious injuries we're reported.Read more
A smoky kitchen fire this morning has shut down the McDonald's restaurant at 270 Main Street. Maintenance crews hired by the franchisee are on the scene and working to try and re-open the restaurant. There is no sign up indicating the restaurant is closed. People were seen within the last hour turning their cars into the parking lot, driving around confused and leaving.
The call came in to the New Rochelle Fire Department at 8:59 AM. Responding was Ladder 11, 12 and Engine 21, 22, 23. Ladder 13 and Engine 25 relocated to Station 1. Ladder 12 was available today because 29 firefighters were on duty.
Although one firefighter fell, no firefighters were injured at the scene.
All equipment was back in service by 10:03 AM.
Angelica Rangel, First Assistant at the McDonald's at 720 North Avenue, owned by the same franchisee tells Talk of the Sound that no one was hurt at the Main Street location
"We're trying to open today", said Rangel.Read more
The Queen City of the Sound is shining in all its glory at the new Beach Bar in Hudson Park. Best of all, anyone can park in the city's parking lot free of charge after 6 p.m. and walk into the recently constructed Tiki bar area for food and drinks. Before 6 p.m. the City's Omnicard can be used to gain entry to the beach and bar.
On Thursday August 11, a band played, entertaining the crown that had gathered for the ribbon cutting by Mayor Noam Bramson and James Carello. Among the dignitaries attending were Council member Marianne Sussman, Councilman Lou Trangucci, Councilman Richard St. Paul, City Clerk Bennie Giles, City Manager, Chuck Strome, Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Bill Zimmerman, and newly appointed Fire Chief, Lou Dimeglio. Loud applause greeted the ribbon cutting by Bramson and Carello.
I am sitting down having lunch with my daughter when a squad car from the New Rochelle Police Department pulls up in the front of the café. I am thinking they are coming in to have some coffee. But they just sit there for 15 minutes.
Suddenly, the driver comes in the café and issues a ticket to the clerk for having chairs and table outside without a city permit.
The clerk gets the owner John Reverol on the phone to talk with the cop. Of course, I cannot hear the conversation but one thing was clear. My friend John asked for a warning, not a ticket. The officer responded: “Sorry, the chief does not allow us to give warnings.”
Photo Credit: Charlie McLaughlin
Superior Food and Wine, world-renowned winemakers and wine experts, 50 Participating Restaurants and Westchester’s Best Chefs Join for a Weekend of Eating and DrinkingRead more
Our friends at AOL Patch have a good article up on the Feast going on this weekend at St. Joseph's Church in the West End of New Rochelle. This is a great event each year especially if you have young children, like Italian sausages or my favorite, zeppoles. Yum!
The Roman Catholic Church of Saint Joseph is holding the St. Anthony’s Feast and Bazaar, an annual staple of New Rochelle’s West End, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Sunday.
The outdoor fair, located at 280 Washington Ave., features games, prizes, raffles, arts and crafts, live music and, of course, food. Menu items include sausage and peppers, Philly cheesesteak, chicken cheesesteak, meatball wedges, burgers, hot dogs, ice pops, pastries, chocolate covered bananas, cotton candy and zeppole. Admission is free.
Read the entire article here.Read more
Elmsford, NY (April 2011) Westchester Magazine and The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester today unveiled the honorees and menu for the Winemakers’ Dinner, which will be part of it’s the Magazine’s inaugural Wine & Food Weekend, to be held June 18-19, 2011 at the White Plains hotel.
The dinner, which will take place from 7-10:30 pm on June 18 in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom, will honor world-renowned wine expert Kevin Zraly and Westchester restaurateur John Crabtree, owner of Crabtree’s Kittle House, with the Golden Apple Awards for contributions to the worlds of wine and food, respectively. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit ArtsWestchester and the Food Bank for Westchester.
The five-course, sit-down dinner will be prepared by five of Westchester’s most acclaimed chefs and will be complemented by wine pairings selected by Zraly, who was Wine Director at Windows on the World from 1977-2001.
The menu for the event is as follows:
Passed Hors D’oeuvres – Executive Chef James Dangler, The Ritz-Carlton, WestchesterRead more