10 Places I Want to Check Out This Fall in Westchester

These 10 places are new to me,


and new to Westchester.   I can’t wait to try them .

Madison Kitchen


Madison Kitchen, which opened officially on Sept. 25 in Larchmont at 7 Madison Ave., offers Di Bona’s personal twist on New American cuisine that includes the use of fresh and locally-sourced ingredients.  Born and raised in Yorktown Heights, chef Nick Di Bona has launched a new restaurant in Larchmont – just a few weeks before he makes an appearance as a competitor on Food Network Channel’s “Chopped.”   Di Bona is an Italian-American chef, having served as the executive chef at the Peter Pratt’s Inn in Yorktown, which he grew up next to and worked his way up through the ranks after starting as a busboy.




madison Kitchen








The day this place opened it became the best pizza available in the area. Nothing around even comes close. It’s great to see a restaurant like this, that takes great care and pride in what they are serving and how they are presenting it.   Highlights for me for me would be the Neapolitan pie, Eggplant chips, truffle Parmesan fries and the meatball tasting. The nice beer selection adds to the experience.








 Gaucho Grill


Argentinean Italian Cuisine


Photos of Gaucho Grill, White Plains
This photo of Gaucho Grill is courtesy of TripAdvisor


Gaucho Grill is a one of a kind Argentinean Steakhouse with traditional Italian cuisine. Located in the heart of White Plains, Gaucho Grill offers a fine dining experience paired with international wines and liquors. Gaucho Grill and its team take pride in its impeccable service and exquisite menu… items with prices that can’t be beat.


Ripped Fitness




Located in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center, Ripped Fitness Promises there will be nothing else like it.   I for one am intrigued.  Something intense is coming to Westchester.


60 minutes of the most intense workout in Westchester.


Part treadmill, part bootcamp.


World class instructors, Inspiring music.


It will change your life- Go for it!


Faster, Stronger, Bettter…



DOMESTIC DRY GOODS COMPANY   domestic dry goods


The shop has the most exquisite merchandise for Home; Garden & Gifts from all over the USA, handpicked by Ms. Hinchey but the majority come from Brooklyn and have a distinct Brooklyn edge. There is something for everyone and at every price range with the majority of merchandise under $100. None of the merchandise in the store is currently being sold in Westchester County. In addition the store sells custom designed exclusive merchandise that will be limited editions and never sold anywhere else. The store also has fresh flower bouquets starting at $20 and numerous unique plants and terrarium displays. All plants and flowers are bought directly from the New York City wholesalers ensuring the most unique and freshest in the area.




To find out more about this exciting new concept please visit their website at http://domesticdrygoodscompany.com/

Flywheel Mt Kisco



I am really really excited about this.   My favorite Hampton workout is coming to Westchester.


fly wheel logo


Indoor cycling classes get a stylish and tech-savvy makeover. Each signature 45-minute ride takes place in an indoor cycling studio that boasts stadium seating for 45 riders, high-tech bikes with cutting-edge tracking technology, and the innovative “TorqBoard,” which allows riders to rank their performance against others in the class. The sessions even include challenging arm exercises, providing for a total-body workout.Guided by Flywheel’s team of fitness rock stars, the high-intensity cycling experiences challenge both the body and the mind. Boasting locations across the US (and and as far afield as Dubai), the fitness mecca should be arriving in MT Kisco soom.  As the mantra at Flywheel goes: “Never coast.”








Kidville is coming to Northern Westchester!








Named “Best Of” by New York Magazine, Kidville is the #1 place for families with children, with locations and fans across the globe from New York City to Los Angeles to Dubai. Opening in November, Kidville’s newest location at 145 Kisco Avenue, Mount Kisco, will offer creative classes for children ages 0-6, a pre-school alternative program, camp program, birthday parties, a retail boutique and much more. With a convenient location, a state-of-the-art facility and a wide range of world-class programs all under one roof, Kidville will be an exciting addition to the Northern Westchester community.




Before grand opening weekend, kicking off on Nov. 2, Kidville Mount Kisco will participate in the Yorktown Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 13. Experience a taste of what Kidville has to offer before construction is complete!


*******Special offer for StacyKnows readers! Use discount code ‘StacyKnows25’ at checkout to receive an additional $25 off a Kidville Fall or Winter Semester class. That’s on top of the Grand Opening $25 discount already being offered, for a total of $50 off!  Register today – classes begin Nov. 4





Be sure to check out Kidville online at www.kidville.com/mtkisco  and on  Facebook  for more information about classes and upcoming events.




Get ready to play!!!




RiverMarket,  Crabtree’s Kittle House Sister Restaurant-


Kittle House, my go to restaurant has finally opened there farm to table restaurant ,  Rivermarket.




— Appetizers range from $12 for a decent-sized “RiverMarket Composed Salad” to the $22 “Hudson Valley Foie Gras and Rabbit Terrine,” which wasn’t available that night. The eight appetizers choices also include mussels, beef carpaccio and calamari. In addition to these eight items, there are four pastas that can be ordered as both appetizers ($12-$16) and main courses ($22-$26).


— The seven main courses range from a $16 “RiverMarket Burger” with heirloom tomatoes and a brioche roll, to the $38 “Grilled New York Strip Steak.” There are also entrees featuring lobster, trout, chicken, pork and duck.


— The dozen dessert offerings are $12 each.

In addition to the restaurant, a front market is selling local eggs, cheeses, and some produce. It looks as though they’re going to have wood-fired pizzas as well. Limited seating for the market, but there’s plenty of green space outside at Riverwalk for a picnic.



Alamo Draft House


What could be better than cold draft micro-brews brought to you while you sit in a comfy chair watching a movie and eating a bottomless bowl of fresh-popped popcorn? Nothing!

alamo drafthouse cinema


They have a great selection of delicious beers ($6 a pint!) and fried pickles. Cool movies and fun interactive shows – I could go on but I don’t want everyone overrunning the place.


It’s completely changed the way I look at a night at the movies. Anyone who is complaining about the prices has obviously never paid $8 for a stale bucket of popcorn at their local megaplex.




LA’s favorite workout is finally in the Westchester in the Rye Ridge shopping center.




Fitness magazine describes SLT this way. ” No More Slo-mo yoga: The latest hybrid workout getting big-time buzz is a dumbells-and-down-dog mix wih a little cardio twist.”


Expect 50-minutes of heart-pumping music, muscle quivering, and total body strengthening, lengthening and toning in an inspiring,
small-group setting (only up to 10 people per class). SLT offers a
total-body program that melds together cardio training, weight-bearing activity and Pilates to create a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind fitness
program that burns calories rapidly and allows you to sculpt your
physique in ways traditional exercise cannot. Our state of the art
Megaformers™ are designed to cater to both upper and lower body muscles using a system of springs and pulleys to accommodate the
resistance and counter-resistance elements of the workout. Under
the guidance of your certified instructor, SLT offers you a safe, effective, body-transforming workout.










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