1/24/2012 09:23:00 AM

Havana Central Expands to Westchester, The Big Easy Comes to Manhattan

Cuban Sandwich at Havana Central
Havana Central has two locations in Manhattan (on the Upper West Side and in the Theater District), and they are getting ready to expand beyond the city proper with a new outpost in Westchester that will open in early April. The first location outside of the Big Apple will be located in Ridge Hill Village, and will have the same Cuban-inspired decor ('50s-era artifacts from the island, black-and-white photos of famous cubans) and the menu will feature classic Cuban cuisine (empanadas, yum) and drinks (another mojito please!). You can keep up with news about the opening on the restaurant chain's website.

City Harvest is also bringing the flavors of a different area to New York, but this time it's New Orleans rather than Cuba. The charity has enlisted top chefs like John Stage of Dinosaur BBQ and Joey Campanaro of The Little Owl to whip up some classic dishes from The Big Easy for their Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser on February 7 dubbed The Big Easy in The Big Apple. The shindig will also feature tunes from the Rebirth Brass Band, who got their start playing the streets of the French Quarter. It being on the actual Fat Tuesday, we expect beads to be somehow involved, but we're sure they'll keep it tasteful. You can learn more about City Harvest here.

1 comment :

  1. when it comes to taste treats of the Big Easy...following Jambalaya and a hos of etoufees, you still have the outstanding delectable simplicity of the classic Po'Boy the long bread filled with both fried oysters and shrimp with a dash of a spicy mayo dressing. Ma favorite though simple, simple it's just hard to find here in the apple and its environs, despite pretensions to NO entrees. Perrya