Tag: Westchester

Side Yard to Table at Bedford’s Truck

Food miles—the distance food travels from farm to plate—seem to be kept to a minimum at Truck restaurant in Bedford, N.Y. Photo credit: L. Tripoli

There is something blissful about sitting beneath the Truck sign in the dining room of the restaurant of the same name in Bedford, N.Y. and looking out the window at the garden where some of my lunch comes from. I…

Tarrying in Tarrytown

The Tarrytown Music Hall, built in 1885, welcomes women and others. Photo credit: L. Tripoli

Reasons to Take the Last Exit before the Tappan Zee Bridge As if a charming Main Street, a view of the Hudson River, and plenty of options for brunch (Sweet Grass Grill!) were not reason enough to visit Tarrytown, N.Y.,…

Castles in Westchester: Caramoor

What will the history of the Rosen family teach visitors at Caramoor? Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Seeking the Rosens in a Villa in Katonah Going on a house tour is a bit of an odd pastime, being as a certain amount of snooping into other people’s personal lives is encouraged, yet go too far, and a…

Westchester Castles: Manhattanville

Castles close by: Reid Castle at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Don’t let Reid Castle be wasted on co-eds   Try to find a reason to visit the campus of Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. just to visit what’s called ‘The Castle,’ and it indeed looks like one. Formally called Reid…

Dining at Ryder Farm in Brewster

Place setting for a seasonal supper at Ryder Farm in Brewster, N.Y. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Go for Vegetables, for the Flowers, for an Artistic Retreat, for the Past Use any excuse you can to pay a visit to Ryder Farm in Brewster, N.Y. and imagine, for a few moments, for an evening, for a days-long…

Getting a Clue at Caramoor

The music room at Caramoor Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

An evening of wine and ragtime at Caramoor in Katonah leaves imaginative visitors looking for Professor Plum, or possibly Miss Scarlet, in the music room at was once the residence of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who spent good-weather days at…

Springtime, Bedford Hills

The aspirational Steinhardt Garden in Bedford Hills, N.Y.

Open garden days are a great way to travel locally to see what you might have been missing all year long. Here, the aspirational Steinhardt Garden in Bedford Hills, N.Y. where I could probably spend the entire summer. —Lori Tripoli…

Out at Pound Ridge

Inn at Pound Ridge

Given all of the positive publicity Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Inn at Pound Ridge has received, there’s probably little to no way the place could ever live up to its larger-than-life expectations. For those who remember the tiredness of earlier iterations of…

Reason to Go to Yonkers: Vanilla Stout

Beer is made on the premises at Yonkers Brewing Co. in Yonkers, N.Y. Photo credit: L. Tripoli

Living in the far northern part of Westchester County, N.Y., I somehow don’t often breach what has been referred to as “the great 287 divide”—a phrase referring to the interstate highway that bisects the county. Those living north of it…