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Have Thanksgiving Dinner at the Raddison New Rochelle

Sunday, November 20th, 2011


Haven’t made your Thanksgiving dinner plans yet? No worries. The Raddison New Rochelle is offering a great buffet — for a great price! For $36 per person ($21 for kids under the age of 10), you get a buffet full of soups (butternut squash or cauliflower), salad, and a string of ¬†traditional entrees. They’ll have organic turkey with giblet gravy and ¬†baked pineapple ham, with sausage and mushroom stuffing. Then there’s baked ziti, sweet potatoes, roasted garlic potatoes, haricot verts, creamed sauteed onions, and a whole lot more. And of course, there will be plenty of pie for dessert.



The Thanksgiving buffet will be served in the Empire Ballroom, near the hotel’s lower lobby. Call for reservations: 914-576-3700.

Dave Tuttle’s Thanksgiving Pies

Thursday, November 17th, 2011


If you live in the Croton area — and perhaps even if you don’t — then you know Dave Tuttle’s pies are legendary. Decadent crusts full of farm-fresh goodness in every single one. But since Tuttle is basically a one-man show and gives TLC to each one of his pies, he can only make so many. That’s why if you’re interested in ordering one of his homemade desserts for Thanksgiving, you’d better get to it.

Tuttle is taking orders for Thanksgiving now. He says, “The best way to place an order for Thanksgiving pies is to stop by Grouchy Gabe’s in Croton and fill out an order form.” Can’t get there? Send a note to dave@tuttleshomemade or text to 917-991-7661. He’ll also be taking orders at the Peekskill Farmers Market this weekend. “Get your orders in asap,” he warns. “When I reach my threshold I will need to … stop taking … orders. Last year, he baked 250 pies. “That was crazy,” he says. “But for all of you to have my pies on your Thanksgiving table was well worth it.”

Need a little incentive to stop by Grouchy’s or pick up the phone? Here it is…


Dave Tuttle's Apple Sourcream Pie


Dave Tuttle's Apple Walnut with Bourbon Raisins


Others on the menu include: traditional apple pie; traditional pumpkin pie; apple pear pie;  gingered pear with ruby raisins; apple, dried cherry, and pecan; and of course, pecan pie. Pies run between $20 and $30 a piece.


Grouchy Gabe’s is at 8 Old Post Rd. South, Croton-on-Hudson; 914-271-9690.

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