Episode #19 “It’s Spicy” Liz & Frank sit down with founding member of AEROSMITH and musician, Ray Tabano and comedian, Tara Cannistraci at VEGA Mexican Cuisine in Hartsdale, NY.
Raymond Tabano, Aerosmith co-founder and original rhythm Guitarist; life-long friend of Steven (Tallarico) Tyler now performing The British Invasion Show –Guitarist, singer & songwriter Ray Tabano & The Third Step Band, perform the top British hits songs of the 60’s. The Show is a Multi-Media Presentation, complete with footage from early BBC and American TV shows featuring the British Invasion bands. See Ray Tabano & The 3rd Step on November 2nd at Barney McNabbs in Yonkers.
Tara Cannistraci is an Italian-American stand-up comedian born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She uses her New York upbringing as the foundation for her take on observational comedy. She produces and performs for Chazz Palminteri’s Child Reach Foundation and tours regionally with Danny Aiello’s Italian Chicks. Tara performs regularly in NYC, throughout the country and Canada. See her every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the 808 Social in Scarsdale or on November 15th at the White Plains Comedy Club.
We are joined by Jeevan Pullan the owner of VEGA Mexican Cuisine. If you like spice you’ll love this restaurant, try their Jalapeno Margarita’s, the steak with chimichurri sauce, the coconut shrimp, or the fried plantains. Happy Hour is from 4-7 pm Monday-Friday with specials throughout the week, worth a visit for the guacamole, made table side, with homemade chips!
Episode 18 “EXECUTE IT!” At KEE Oyster House with guests Charli LaToven, Dr. Zach, Mike Figs & Elvi.
The very funny Mike Figs joins us, check him out on The Wet Spot and his upcoming comedy shows. But we had such an amazing dinner all we could do was talk about the food with Elvi. The ONLY Place for Seafood In White Plains!!! And boy did we See Food! Plus Free Lobsters…wait what???
We had the seafood tower, (shrimp, clams, oysters, lobster) stuffed clams, Bronzino, halibut, steak and a 3lb. lobster! Wow just wow! The food is phenomenal!
Christopher Brown’s is one of Westchester’s most popular musicians! His new album “The Brown Album” is available at https://christopherbrownmusic.com and on Spotify, iTunes, etc. Check his website for upcoming shows as a solo, duo, trio or his band, called “The Bookends.” A Westchester native, Chris Brown, grew up in Pelham and now resides in Mamaroneck. We discuss his career as a musician, illustrator/artist and he performs a song off his new album.
John Lovelett is excited to own Bar’Lees and talks about his ideas and changes coming to his restaurant, the menu, new cocktail list, wine list, nightly entertainment and the launch of https://www.BarleesNY.com.
Plus we sit down with his amazing mixologist and bartender, Janet, from another planet…no, she’s really from the Philippines, but lived in NYC and worked for many years at Robert DeNiro’s TriBeCa Grill amongst other places. She joins us to describe some of her creative cocktails, such as this amazing bourbon infused Granny Smith apple cocktail that was oh so delicious and tastes like an apple pie, you’ve got to try it!
Episode 16 “Unadulterated Food is the Ultimate Drug!” Liz and Frank sit down with singer/songwriter/musician, Greg Jacquin, and restaurant owners Gary Serina & Molinda Kearns at their restaurant Hudson Anchor located in historic Sleepy Hollow with outstanding views of the Hudson River from the outdoor patio.
Greg Jacquin just released his second album “Clocks Slow Down” (available on iTunes, Spoitfy, SoundCloud) a follow up to “Hudson River” album released last year. A native Tarrytown resident, Greg can be seen at the Hudson Anchor every Friday with his singer/songwriter series and Monday for Open Mic night. Gary Serina, born and raised in North Tarrytown (aka Sleepy Hollow), we learn about the history of the fabulous restaurant and the building that has been in his family since 1953, when his parent’s owned and operated the restaurant. Molinda Kearns is a pharmaceutical Scientist and a professor of Organic Chemistry and Genetics. Their mission at the Hudson Anchor, is unadulterated food (absolutely no preservatives). Food is the ultimate drug! The cocktails and food are absolutely delicious! Coming Out on Sunday @6PM
Episode 15 – “Thumbs Up” Liz & Frank sit down with comedian Patty Rosborough and musician, Mark Hitt at Yorktown Grillealong with the owner Matt Cossett.
Patty Rosborough is one of the top headlining comics in the country and will be at Dangerfield’s on October 3rd & 5th. We discuss her career with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s ‘Short Attention Span Theatre.’ She has also appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central and had a brief role in “Jacob’s Ladder.”
Mark Hitt’s writing, recording and touring credits include: The Robin Zander Band (Cheap Trick), Rat Race Choir, Zebra, Felix Cavaliere, Brian Johnson & Cliff Williams (AC/DC), John Entwistle and – John Bonham. Mark tells about his career in Rock-N-Roll, unique playing techniques, and his tour with The Mark Stein Project (Vanilla Fudge). He is also the guitarist for the Westchester based band, Hindenberg THE ULTIMATE LED ZEPPELIN MUSICAL EXPERIENCE! Go see them at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie on October 4th – Plying all of Led II
Episode 14 “Legends, Myths & Mysteries…Do You Believe?” Liz and Frank sit down at Horsefeathers in Tarrytown with owner Jules McCue and Tarrytown native and musician Clare Maloney.
Liz and Frank sit down at Horsefeathers in Tarrytown with owner Jules McCue and Tarrytown native and musician Clare Maloney to discuss the History of the area, Haunted places, the Legend of Sleepy Hallow, Halloween, myth of the Leatherman, the Tale of the Bronze Lady in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and of course… Pumpkin Beer! One thing that we believe in is supporting Westchester residents like Clare Maloney, who has a voice of an Angel. Horsefeathers maybe haunted so check out their amazing selection of “spirits”, beer, and wine, and be a part of their upcoming scavenger hunt and Halloween party!
Episode 13 “Rockin’ Out in Westchester” at Rudy’s Food, Sports & Entertainment in Hartsdale with Alex Cano, Kevin Myers, and Lindsay Farrington.
Liz and Frank were Rudy’s Food, Sports & Entertainment voted “Best Sports Bar” by Westcheter Magazine in Hartsdale eating what may be the best wings in Westchester (over 80 types of wings) with guests, musicians Alex Cano and Kevin Myers, and Flywheel and Ripped Instructor and Instagram influencer Lindsay Farrington. Football season is starting this week and with over 40 TV’s this is an incredible place to watch the games. Brunch on Sundays from 11am-3pm, Kids under 12 Eat Free on Mondays, Tuesday Trivia Night, Wednesday Music Bingo, Friday & Saturday Nights Live Music starting at 9:30pm.
Episode 12 –“CBD Benefits in Bedford Hills” with guest Scott Morgan and Marcie Manfredonia at Bedford Hills Wine and Beer Bar to discuss the health benefits of CBD Oils and her business CBD Live Natural.
Liz & Frank sit down with guest Scott Morgan and Marcie Manfredonia at Bedford Hills Wine and Beer Bar to discuss the health benefits of CBD Oils and her business CBD Live Natural. She also owns the Bedford Hills Wine and Beer Bar and the Custom Candle Co. all located at 25 Depot Plaza, Bedford Hills, NY. Scott Morgan, musician and educator, plays at the Bedford Hills Wine and Beer Bar every Saturday Night 7-10pm. Also Wednesday night is either Trivia, Game Night and Badge Night (50% off drinks for service men and women the first Wed. of every month)
Episode 11 – “These Boys are HUGE!” Alex Kollar, comedian and a finalists at the Empire State Showdown on August 22nd at the Levity Lounge in West Nyack, NY.
Episode 11 – Asim Barnes, musician and music teacher, plays every other Saturday at Big Billy’s Bar located at 138 Mt. Vernon Ave, Mount Vernon, NY. Big Billys has Karaoke on Sunday, Tuesday & Friday. and every other Wednesday the Uptown Jam is open to all from 8PM – 11PM. Big Billy’s is located at 138 Mt. Vernon Ave., Mount Vernon, NY.
Episode 10 – “WHO WANTS TO GET LUCKY?” Liz & Frank sit down at the only Irish Sports Bar TheIrish Bank in Hartsdale with our guest Lux Suicide of The Suicide Girls (and Host of the Addicted to Ink’s upcoming Miss Ink Pageant at the Westchester County Center on Sept. 28th) and Gary Troylead singer/front man in Rattlin’ as well as, Broadway actor) to discuss everything Irish!
Liz & Frank sit down at The Irish Bank in Hartsdale with our guest Lux Suicide of The Suicide Girls and Gary Troy lead singer/front man in Rattlin’. Rattlin’ will play at Rudy’s in Hartsdale on Sept. 6th. Also Please Note: that the The Lil Baby and DaBaby Aug. 14 concert has been postponed to Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Episode 9 – – “THE STARS OF GUITARS” – Featuring Gil Parris is an American Grammy-nominated rock, blues, jazz and pop guitarist. Bernie Williams a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player and musician, and Ryan Lakestream who has worked for 8 years in the TV/Film industry under the most prestigious names and companies.
Liz & Frank are at Ron Blacks Beer Hall with Gil Parris is an American Grammy-nominated rock, blues, jazz and pop guitarist, Bernie Williams a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player and musician, and Ryan Lakestream. He is also a martial artist and comedic talent. Filmed at Ron Blacks Beer Hall with 40 ever-rotating draft beers from local crafts to world-renowned international beers. They offer a variety of popular Ciders, IPAs, Hefeweizen and a good selection of popular international and domestic Lagers. We discuss the legendary career of these men.
Episode 8 – “IS IT THE TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE OR MARIO CUOMO BRIDGE?” Liz & Frank discuss this and many issues affecting Westchester residents with our guests. Larry Sharpe is a former US Marine, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, and educator. He has a new mentor program called The Sharpe Way with Larry Sharpe. Joe Matarese has been on Letterman, America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central and has 3 specials. Chrissie Mayr recently launched her show The Wet Spot on Compound Media. Filmed at Peter X Kelly’s, X2O Xaviar’s on the Hudson, sits on the water on the only turn of the century Victorian pier still in use on the Hudson River. X2O’s Dining Salon’s 25 foot vaulted ceiling and 3 walls of glass offers views of the George Washington and Tappan Zee Bridges. The food is outstanding with classic French, Italian and Spanish influences, and Asian embellishments which create a wholly original cuisine unique to the Hudson Valley. Peter owns some of the most renowned & acclaimed restaurants in New York State, all located in the Hudson Valley.
Episode 7 – “NO PASTA NO PARTY!” Liz and Frank sit down at the wonderfully authentic pizza and pasta temple TVB by Pax Romana in White Plains with comedian Jason Scott and musician John Leonardi of Cousin band. At TVB by Pax Romana in White Plains with Jason Scott and John Leonardi
Episode 6 – “THE WET SPOT & DAN ZOLTNICK with a ‘K'” We eat a delicious meal at Stone Fire in Mt. Kisco with Singer Songwriter Dan Zlotnick and Comedian Chrissie Mayr. Frank and Liz talk about Westchester’s sexiest musicians. Stone Fire has live music every Wednesday on the Patio (weather permitting). Delicious food, fresh pasta and pizza.
Episode 5 “DATING IN WESTCHESTER” Liz and Frank are joined this week by singer Mary Elissa and comedian Kaitlyn Murphy to talk about dating in Westchester. This episode was filmed at the lovely Z Prime Italian Steakhouse in White Plains (the food was phenomenal by the way) Every Thursday is Ladies Night (half priced drinks)
Episode 4 “PLEASANTVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL” This is week we met at 808 Social in Scarsdale to talk with Bruce Figler (Executive Director of the Pleasantville Music Festival) Sean Barry (Host of The Big Barry Podcast), and Sal Cucullo (Chef and Owner of 808 Social. Liz Widulski shares he picks of the week, Bruce share stories from 15 years at Pleasantville Music Festival, and Sean puts out a missed connection report to the beautiful and mysterious woman who kissed him after a show at Lucy’s Laugh Lounge in Pleasantville last week.
Episode 3 “NO WAY TO GET AWAY” This episode was filmed at the award winning Sonora Restaurant, 179 Rectory Port Chester, NY. Frank and Liz talk with Neal Gerard from the FDR Drive Band about the fall out and reaction from the fact that certain venues DON’T PAY BANDS the money agreed upon. We also discuss upcoming music events, food, wine, and what might be the last strip club in Westchester County. Rafael Palomino is an award-winner Chef and owner of 9 restaurants in New England.
Episode 2 “BEST MUSIC VENUES” Our second episode was recorded at the iconic Pete’s Saloon and Restaurant in Elmsford, New York. We sat down for drinks and dinner (and the best fried calamari in Westchester!) to chat about the Best Music Venues in Westchester, the business of Live Music, Pete’s Saloon, and Police Off the Cuff. Bill Cannon is a retired Sgt. Detective of Manhattan North Homocide and co-host of Police Off The Cuff, a podcast where some of the most legendary figures in law enforcement tell their stories. Jimmy Tate has performed and sang in five broadway shows. An accomplished guitarist, pianist, and vocalist; Jimmy is able to mold his voice to almost any style of music. Pete Riekstin grew up with the love of music, and as a bass guitarist at sixteen played his first club. That’s probably where it all started. On August 15, 1977, Pete arrived in Elmsford… and stayed. Thirty-Nine Years and six major renovations later, “PETE’S” Saloon & Restaurant has become a landmark for food and music in Westchester County. PETE’S is a place to “EAT”. Under the premise that – “people must eat two or three times a day – and they may only be able to afford to dine once a week”, Pete created an affordable, home cooked menu consisting of burgers, steaks, chops, and fresh seafood that is accessible to almost any person’s daily budget.
Episode 1 “BEST BEACHES IN WESTCHESTER” Our first episode took place over drinks and delicious food (Chicken Parm Sliders! Pastrami Latkes!) at Saw Mill Tavern in Ardsley. We talk about Westchester’s best beaches, upcoming concerts and festivals, and Goumba Johnny’s show at Lucy’s in Pleasantville on Saturday, June 15, 2019.