Scarsdale10583 readers are eating around the county and forwarding their comments and photos to the site. Here is where you were last week! Andy’s Pure Food, offering healthy fare and juice cleanses is now open in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center in Scarsdale. This is the second location for Andy’s which also runs a restaurant on Purchase Street in Rye. Scarsdale10583 intern Caroline Rodman stopped in to check out Andy’s and here is what she found:
Conveniently located, this restaurant is perfect for a grab and go meal that is not only delicious, but also nutritious! All of the food my friend, Matthew Kayle, and I tasted was extremely healthy, but at the same time had very strong flavors. The veggie burger made with the grain, quinoa, tomato, onion, cheese and sunflower sprouts was really tasty. There is a wide assortment of salad ingredients to mix and match, including pea pods, bok choy, broccoli, leeks, cabbage, kale, slaw and more. Also available are variety of soups. They have butternut squash soup, carrot ginger soup, cauliflower soup, and many more, all at just $4.95. Each meal comes with a free Poland Spring water bottle, but it’s tempting to forego it, since they offer so many creative drinks. Coconut water, fresh right out of a coconut, along with various fresh juices, and smoothies are available. Because there are so many appealing options, it was nice to have ahelpful staffer patiently explain each dish. One of the employees, Cory Meier, was extremely knowledgeable and is available to help customers select the right foods for their desired diets. This is truly a place for all sorts of eaters: vegans, vegetarians, healthy eaters and anyone who is hungry. The price for the salads is $10.95 per pound, and they deliver. You can call them at 914- 967-2332 or go on their website at www.andyspurefood.com to get more details.
Andy’s Pure Food
1096 Wilmot Road
Scarsdale, NY 10580
Scarsdale’s Michelle Levine drove to the other side of the county to try Cedar Street Grill in Dobbs Ferry. She says, “The river towns have many small, affordable neighborhood restaurants with above average food; Harpers, Tarry Tavern and Bridge View Tavern to name a few.” She is hoping a few will open on our side of the county as well.
She started her meal with a spiced butternut squash soup with toasted pecans and a splash of Vermont maple syrup, which was perfect on a chilly winter night. This was followed by an above average Caesar salad with spicy smoked paprika croutons. A lovely bread basket with warmed breads and an herb dip was also brought to the table.
For entrees, she would recommend the Cedar Street burger with Wisconsin cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions and horseradish aioli.Hot off the grill, it was cooked “medium” per her request. The burger was served with piping hot crispy salty fries – though they did have the garlic and herbs as promised on the menu.
The half roasted free-range chicken with roasted shallots and wild mushroom pan sauce arrived with crispy skin and very flavorful, delicious sauce. An order of mac and cheese with bacon was requested as a substitute to the fingerling potatoes and she reports that the mac and cheese was “decadent.”
Overall, Levine called Cedar Street Grill, “comfort food at its best …with excellent service, a cozy atmosphere and good music.”
But, she added. “Why can't we have one of these here?”
Cedar Street Grill/23 Cedar StreetDobbs Ferry, New York
Last, Scarsdale native Andrew Steinthal runs a leading restaurant review site that covers Manhattan and the five boroughs and occasionally Westchester. If you’re looking for a place to eat, check out Immaculate Infatuation for honest, tell-it-like-it-is, no fluff reviews. The site features new finds and old standards and let’s you sort your list by everything imaginable – from neighborhood and cuisine type to other criteria like, “date night”, “people watching”, “laughing at Euros in crazy outfits”, and “wasting your time and money.” The site itself is so entertaining that you really don’t need to bother to go out to eat.
This week, Steinthal returned to the ‘Dale to post a review of The Candlelight Inn where his “romance with eating began.”