“Cease worrying in regards to the potholes within the street and benefit from the journey.” — Babs Hoffman
I do know I am supposed to speak meals right here — and I’ll in a minute — however as an authorized film and TV buff, I’ve gotta say how thrilling it’s that Lionsgate is lastly right here — and in Yonkers!!
The movie studio — dubbed Hollywood on the Hudson — is already geared as much as home manufacturing for season two of the Starz present “Run the World.” And, although I do know they’ve their very own on-site kitchen full with an acre of inexperienced house on the constructing’s roof, together with a backyard space that may assist provide meals for the power, I am hoping some people will get to enterprise out and take a look at the native eating scene. There’s so many numerous choices in Yonkers together with the brand new Off the Hook, which many Rocklanders know from its years in Haverstraw.
Breaking information: Off the Hook, in style for its Southern-influenced fish and chips and likewise for its meals truck, can be opening a brand new location in Nyack within the spring. Extra on that, plus the deets on 13 different Rockland locations are in my new in 2022 story. A Westchester model lists 25 new locations together with a Piermont favourite that is opening a second location throughout the river. (I’ve to be mum for now on what city however belief me, it is a fantastic location.)
You might need to attend to see a film filmed at Lionsgate, a minimum of domestically. I additionally wrote in regards to the anticipated December opening of the LOOK Dine-In Theater, which was changing the previous Ipic in Dobbs Ferry, however the firm introduced that its opening has been delayed to later in 2022.
Probably the most thrilling openings (a minimum of in my humble opinion) is La Crémaillère, the long-lasting French restaurant in Bedford, which had been closed for a lot of the final two years.
What I really like about it — and please learn my story for more information — is that it is a digital time capsule again to the ’60s full with a coat test room, a hostess stand with a guide crammed with handwritten reservations (in pencil!) and a eating room that appears precisely prefer it did the final time I ate there, greater than a decade in the past.
Possibly it is the nostalgia and our pandemic life, however I actually cannot wait to guide my dinner reservation and revel previously. The menu transports you to France, a spot I yearn to go to. (I just about yearn to go anyplace ✈️)
That mentioned, it is a bizarre time for the restaurant business. On one hand, there are lots of openings — and pleasure about these openings, particularly as many had been pushed again as a consequence of delays brought on by the pandemic. However then again, it is winter, the center of what is historically a gradual time for eating places. And Omicron is not serving to.
In different phrases, eating places are gradual and doing all they will to carry on, It is why, on the threat of sounding like a damaged report, they want your help greater than ever. So, order takeout. Plan for Valentine’s Day. Purchase a present certificates. This pandemic continues to have an effect on eating places onerous. And if we would like them to nonetheless be there when that is throughout, we have to be there for them.
Jeanne Muchnick covers meals and eating. Click on right here for her most up-to-date articles and comply with her newest eating adventures on Instagram @lohud_food or by way of the lohudfood publication.
This text initially appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal Information: The place I am hoping to dine subsequent, together with a blast from the previous