Tarry lodge – A Mario Batali Restaurant in Westchester

 

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Mario Batali (a big named chef)has a restaurant in Westchester County and I’m just checking it out.. I guess i’m late. However, I’m glad I finally got to sit and enjoy a great meal in this lil Portchester eatery.

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Great wine selection.. I love a bottle of red wine along with my Italian food.I highly suggest the Clam, Garlic, Chilis, and Oregano Pizza.. the crust reminded me of Burratta’s in Eastchester (my fav pizza place in Westchester). The service was excellent along with everything that was served. I had to order the  Creamy burata with butternut squash and Walnut Pesto (Burrata is bae)!.. . burrata

 

The big hit of the night for me was the Pollo Francese with Artichokes and Capers.

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Pollo Francese is one of my fav go to dishes.  I am always a lil leery of ordering it because it seems to be a hit or miss dish. It’s Chicken cutlet in a wine, lemon, and butter sauce and sometimes restaurants can get a lil crazy with the lemon. The chicken was incredibly tender and the sauce it was in was just perfect! I loved it.

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For desert we had Tiramisu and ended our night with after dinner dranks at the quaint lil bar. After doing some research I came across that this restaurant was once a speak easy, and a dive bar.

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They are also open for Lunch and they serve Brunch on the Weekends! They are also participating in HVRW this Fall.

TarryLodge

18 Mill Street
Port Chester, NY 10573
Tel: 914 939 3111

I booked my Reservation using  Opentable.

Looking for another Mario Batali restaurant that is amazing?! I mentioned this restaurant several times in my older blog posts.Try Lupa Osteria In NYC. Get the Bucatini All’ Amatriciana and the Tartufo. You won’t be disappointed!

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Top Haunted Attractions

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Bae and I at Horseman’s Hollow

Everyone knows I absolutely LOVE Halloween.. I have been going to Haunted Houses for as long as I can remember. It’s always been a Halloween tradition so I try to hit up as many attractions as I can.

These are my fave that I have been to and I recommend checking out:

Terror Behind The Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary : Looking for a reason to visit Philadelphia besides grabbing one of there famous Cheese steaks.. here you go. A huge haunted house located inside a Real  Abandoned Prison. At this attraction they can also touch you, grab you, send you into hidden passages, and put you in on the show. It’s totally up to you to opt in you make this decision before you enter.  I did and was taken away ..put into secret passages.. and was part of the show(lucky me) several times. Check out my earlier blog on Scare Me Philly.

Horseman’s Hollow: Sleepy Hollow in Tarrytown, NY is notorious when it comes to Halloween. This attraction takes you on the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow located in Phillipsburg Manor..  I love how local it is 10 minutes from my house! Click here for  my blog post from my experience.

Headless Horseman: Located in Ulster Park, NY(boondocks). Its been rated the #1 haunted attraction for years and I agree. They have a one mile long hayride, a labyrinth-style corn maze, and 7 haunted houses. Lines are long and it gets cold up there so bundle up!

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Getting strangled and liking it at Terror Behind The Walls

What are some of your favorite haunted attractions?

GIF Videobooth’s In NYC

Photo booth’s are a thing of the past. Let’s kick our selfie game up a  notch. The new trending thing recently are Video Booth’s (GIF)..so what’s better than taking your own 5-6 second mini video clip when you are out partying in the city.. You can easily type in your email address for you to have and share.

I first spotted the video booth when I was out to dinner this February at Vandal NYC. It is located in the bar lounge area. We found it after exploring the new space . The background is a perfect setting filled with graffiti covered walls.

Vandal , 199 Bowery  New York, NY 10002

Then I saw it again in Beauty and Essex’s Pawn shop. This background has guitars hanging on the walls. Click  for my movie clips. Me and my friends always get a kick out of it. You will get some people in the background wanting to photobomb you.

Beauty & Essex, 146 Essex St   New York, NY 10002

I hear Catch in the Meatpacking district has a video booth on their rooftop too! I have yet to check Catch out but it’s def on my summer to do list!

Catch,  199 9th ave   New York, NY 10014

I’m all about it! I hope to see more restaurants/bars using this feature! It’s all about having fun and being silly with your friends. And you get to have a lil memory of your night.

 

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Champagne Party Brunch At Beauty and Essex

  • Birthdays were the worst dayzzz, now we sip champagne when we’re thirstayyy

I decided to round-up my peeps for a champagne brunch in NYC ..Thought I would keep it classy and mature (some what) and do a brunch. I’m typically not a big bruncher, however I chose Beauty and Essex because I think it’s one of the most beautiful restaurants in NYC and I really wanted red velvet waffles!  Entrance is thru a Pawn Shop where I was tempted to treat myself to some sparkly and luxurious things..

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To book reservations for the The Champagne Brunch Party  you can email LoungeReservations@beautyandessex.com. The party runs from 1- 6 PM  . As the time goes on the lights get dimmer and the music gets louder. There is a DJ hidden away spinning recent and old school tracks.

Prefix brunch is $55 pp and includes lots of yummy sweet and savory eats, along with 2 glasses of champagne(they don’t pay close attention so they might top you off a little more than twice.) They can also alter the alter the menu for you to accommodate dietary restrictions.

They pass out glow sticks and light up rings to light up in the dark and get the party going.

FYI, Bathroom is a troop and is located all the way down 2 levels!

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This is what the menu consisted of:

Champagne Brunch Prefix Menu (And Yes you get all of it served Family Style!)

Dark Chocolate Croissants

Red Velvet Waffles cream cheese icing

Kale & Apple Salad apple cider vinaigrette, pancetta, candied pecans, shaved goat cheese

Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings

Braised Short Rib ‘Huevos Rancheros’ * sunny side up eggs, black beans, cotija

Fried Chicken Biscuit Bites tabasco honey butter, red cabbage slaw

Skillet Roasted Potatoes *

Petite Cupcakes red velvet cake & cream cheese frosting, Guinness cake & Bailey’s frosting

$55 per person including 2 glasses of champagne -Gratuity Not Included –

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To celebrate your birthday and make it extra special they come out all hyped, with sparklers and a sign with your name on it. They bring you a cupcake with a candle for you to make your wish .. A perfect birthday/bachelerotte spot!.

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PinkNic #Ros’eAllDay

As soon as I saw this event being promoted I knew I wanted to be apart of it. Pink and White Mandatory clothing along with great music and bottles and bottles of Ros’e. Faaabuloussss!


The Pinknic Festival was located at Governor’s Island in NYC..After you depart the ferry it is a good 10-15 min walk from the ferry to the event. We purchased VIP tickets but I don’t think it was really necessary. We arrived fashionably late due to train construction..and we were unable to get a blanket which was provided first come, first serve. However, we did find a tabletop for us to eat and drink on.We brought our own lunch but there were picnic baskets for you to order made by Chef Chris Santos of Vandal and Beauty and Essex. They had several bands that I have never heard of before such as Miami Horror and Tortured Soul and they really rocked the place out and set the vibe. There was cotton candy and Ice cream vendors too.. We kept ourselves busy by checking out booths advertising Bermuda and giving out free Pink Sunglasses. We were playing bean bag toss with the Vida Loca girls..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


It was so great to see everyone participating in the white and pink theme .. It made Governor’s Island a sight to see..

I will def get my tickets for next year and try to arrive early for a blanket! It would be great to get together with a group!


4th of July🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

I had an amazing Long Holiday Weekend at LBI with my lil Squad! This is What my 4th of July weekend consisted of…

The Beach..I worked on my tan, frolicked in the water, and did Beach Yoga #namaste

Bagels at Spray Beach Bagel and Deli : Every morning we had bagels here.. Jalapeno .. Chocolate Chip…French Toast.. and Swiss Bagels. They also have a  horseradish cheddar cream cheese  that is delicious!


Mother Daughter Time

PaddleBoarding in the Bay


IceCream from Meltdown in Beach Haven..My Fav was Vanilla Peanut butter in a waffle cone!

Jumbalaya from Pinky Shrimp’s Seafood Co

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Sunsets and Pink Skies

Cutest Lil Beach Town Ever..

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My Lil Mermaid off Duty (tee from Forever 21)

A lil Red White and Blue

Memorial Day was spent lounging by the pool. I never typically go away for this holiday. I shy away from the crowds and inflated prices. But it didn’t mean I didn’t represent my veterans..🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷 The Bikini Bra was a steal at $12.90. This is my first year getting swim wear from them and I’m presently surprised with how they look on(I was worried on the fit). The Quay shades were a lil pricey at $50 but I tried them on in the Nordstrom BP dept and fell in love!

Surf Graphic Bikini Bra: Forever 21

Quay Shades found at Nordstrom

Vandal NYC

  

Vandal NYC : There’s a lot of hype surrounding this new trendy hot spot on Bowery in Manhattan… Now I know why!

You enter through a Flower shop (reminds me of Beauty and Essex where you enter through a Pawn Shop).


The Drinks… I went for the (Spicy) Las Palmitas and PushCart Wars and my friend opted for the (Sweet) Double Dutch… Drinks are on the pricey side but they were nice and strong.


The Food… It’s Tapas Style and as per the waiters suggestion, we ordered 5 dishes to share (typical for a party of two). Our picks were the Blackened Shrimp Arepas (delicious!), Grilled Avocado (love love love avocado) tossed with salad and candied pecans, Ceviche (my first time trying),  Chicken and Chorizo Paella served in a skillet with roasted tomato sofrito (that was yummy), and at last, The Vandal S’mores  Desert (heaven in my mouth!). It’s a warm S’mores pie with a scoop of graham cracker ice cream.

 


  

The Decor… There’s an icy, grape colored, break dancing bunny. Graffiti covers the walls throughout, and there’s tons of artwork to take in… The ambiance is amazing and the space is stunning! I’m happy we went on a Sunday evening to explore the two level space. The restaurant consists of a bar/lounge, full dining room, garden dining area, private dining room, and cellar bar/lounge.

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Before you leave, don’t forget to take a video strutting your stuff on the “Vandal Cam” so you can send it to yourself via email; perfect for your social media accounts!


  
  
  

Service was also on point! Shout out to our waiter Kameer!

My friend made reservations using the Opentable app, which I love (highly recommend it)! Reservations do book out weeks in advance, so plan ahead.

Valentine’s Day Picks – Ladies

TOP PICKS for the Special Lady in your life..

How cute is this lock from Urban Outfitters?!   You can put your initials on the lock and put it somewhere special ..comes with two sets of keys.. For you and your lover.. ❤️ $14

Looking to Splurge..I love these Valentino Pumps $995.. I’m currently craving Pink Pumps..

Adorable Foxy  Fox Plush Animal I saw in papyrus .. I will never be too old to like cute things like this on Vday!

Sexxy Chrissy Lace Trim Pajamas _11434065(1)

 

And for My Anti -Valentine’s Day Peeps..Blah Blah Blah Printed Tee  $68

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Love’s the Key Pandora Bracelet KMC001-1(1)

 

Let’s Paint 🎨 and Drink Wine🍷

Looking to try something new for your next date night or girls night out?! Check out Muse Paint Bar in White Plains..or their new location at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. You can check out their calendar and choose a painting that you like, then reserve your spot (they also accept walk-ins if there is space available). It’s a cozy atmosphere with stools and tables splattered in paint. Grab a apron and a paintbrush then follow along with the art instructor to paint your masterpiece. Our instructor was very bubbly and fun to work with ..she alternated between giving instructions and playing music. She was also very helpful offering to take pictures of us and our art. They have a selection of wine and appetizers to choose from. I had a lot of fun and there wasn’t a dull movement (class moves pretty fast). I did a lot better than I thought I was going to do and now I have a piece of Art to display in my home. Great experience!  They also host private events and kid’s parties. Prices are $45 per person, however you can usually find coupon codes and specials on their Facebook page!