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Jeanne Muchnick, Daily Voice Deputy Editor, Content, has covered everything from baby advice for Parents Magazine to travel finds for The Rough Guides to human interest features for The New York Times to lifestyle insights for prevention.com. She has been a Senior Editor at top national women's magazines including Woman's World and Woman's Day and was instrumental in the launch of Gannett's InTown, Rockland and Putnam magazines. She is also the author of Dinner for Busy Moms, a 2010 Mom's Award winner. Among her favorite things to write about: Her neighbors and surrounding communities. So email her and fill her in on what's happening near you. And, follow her on Instagram @dailyvoicefeatures.

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  1. Eat Here Now: New Restaurants South Of I-287

    Eat Here Now: New Restaurants South Of I-287

    Westchester is a foodie county -- many of us are transplants from Manhattan after all --  and in the dense part of the county south of I-287, that means an ever-expanding repertoire of top-notch restaurants.Over the past few months, there's been a flurry of new openings -- along with the promise of more tasty bites to come. Read on for where to go. Our Northern Westchester overview can ...

  2. 2018 Westchester Restaurants To Watch: Hotspots North Of I-287

    2018 Westchester Restaurants To Watch: Hotspots North Of I-287

    It's an important question -- and one that gets bantered a lot in many a Westchester home: Where should we eat tonight? Lucky for us, the county is filled with a wealth of not just good, but great restaurants. What's also exciting: there's always something new just around the corner (or in a nearby town). To make your decision easier, we've rounded up a list of recently opened spots ...

  3. Room With A View: This Westchester Eatery Among 'Most Scenic In America'

    Room With A View: This Westchester Eatery Among 'Most Scenic In America'

    One of America's most scenic restaurants is in our own backyard.X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers, from famed Chef Peter X. Kelly, ranks among the country's top restaurants with impressive views.The list, compiled from Open Table and generated from more than 10 million reviews, highlights dining spots that offer "breathtaking views of nature, cityscapes, and travel-worthy ...

  4. Westchester Chef Gets 'Sloppy' With New Food Truck

    Westchester Chef Gets 'Sloppy' With New Food Truck

    A messy house was the inspiration for a new food truck.Literally.For many years, Joe Defeis worked as a franchise regional manager at BurgerFi and was starting to feel restless. The Yonkers resident mentioned the dream of owning a truck to his girlfriend."At the moment our house was a bit of a mess and as a joke, she said,' Yeah, and you should name the truck sloppy joes.'"I ...

  5. Westchester Chef Wants You To Make Good Choices

    Westchester Chef Wants You To Make Good Choices

    Laurie Gershgorn has always been about local, seasonal food. Which is why, when she opened her Ossining cafe, she went with the name Good Choice Kitchen and the tagline "Real fresh food."A longtime personal chef, the mother of three saw her clients get smarter -- and more demanding -- about what they were eating (and feeding their kids). That hunger for good food, along with ...

  6. Is Juicing Really Good For You? Westchester Experts Weigh In

    Is Juicing Really Good For You? Westchester Experts Weigh In

    To juice or not to juice? In many cases, come January when thoughts turn to new resolutions, many folks consider a juice cleanse.Or, they do juices as a meal replacement.So, what's the best approach?Either can work, say experts, provided you pay attention to labels (for pre-bought juices) and ingredients (for your own juices). Sometimes, juices can have too much fruit or too many ...

  7. A Layoff Leads To A New Career For New Rochelle Pizza Chef

    A Layoff Leads To A New Career For New Rochelle Pizza Chef

    Growing up in an Italian family, Matt DiGesu always cooked. If he wasn't learning at his grandmother's knee as she artfully prepared homemade pasta, he was stirring, saucing and sautéeing with his mother.That love for food -- and hunger for pleasing people -- helped catapult him to the culinary world. But it took getting laid off from a marketing job to take him there.DiGesu, who was ...

  8. Westchester Chef Relies On The Sea For Inspiration

    Westchester Chef Relies On The Sea For Inspiration

    Francesco Coli grew up inspired by the sea.And now, he's bringing that love for fresh plucked-from-the-ocean cuisine to New Rochelle with the opening (as of October 2017) Vento Bistro.The new eatery is, as Coli describes, "a chef forward coastal Italian concept with an ever-changing seasonal menu."Fish and seafood are handpicked daily at the Fulton Fish Market in Hunt's Point. ...

  9. Bring Order To Your Life In 7 Easy Steps, Say Westchester Experts

    Bring Order To Your Life In 7 Easy Steps, Say Westchester Experts

    How much clutter do you have -- and is it bothering you?There's no reason to be surrounded by things that don't work, say professional organizers. And while January is a big time to reset and recharge, anytime can be good time to get your house -- and your life -- back in order.So, where to begin? We went to Jocelyn Kenner of See Your Way Clear, a Scarsdale-based professional organizer ...

  10. Is Eastchester Sandwich Heaven? It Is Now, Thanks To Westchester Chef

    Is Eastchester Sandwich Heaven? It Is Now, Thanks To Westchester Chef

    Yonkers resident Louis Brindley is just 25 and already making stuff dreams are made of. At least sandwich dreams.His Eastchester eatery, Mason Sandwich Company which he started with his brother George in March 2016, has been turning heads -- and winning tastebuds -- since first opening its doors.Mason Sandwich -- which bills itself on its website as "not your average sandwich ...

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