Category Archives: Westchester Wanderer

Palomino restaurant: A Larchmont favorite

Few chefs can boast a different eatery for each day of the week, but Palomino Restaurant in Larchmont is just one of Colombian-born Rafael Palomino’s seven restaurants throughout the northeast. It is hard to imagine juggling a couple of popular eateries—let alone seven—while simultaneously running a consulting company and a catering company as well, but […]

Column: Shanghai surprises

Every time I visit China, I’m reminded of what a country of contrasts it is. As America is different from state to state, Chinese cities are each unique and can feel like different countries except for a few common threads like massive amounts of people and air pollution. On a recent visit in March, I […]

Column: Neil Waldman dreams big

Neil Waldman has lived in Westchester County for more than 20 years but his heart belongs to the Bronx, the borough of his birth. After a long and celebrated career as an artist and book illustrator, he had a dream to return to the Bronx to create a free Saturday art academy for young underprivileged […]

Column: SK8R girl from Rye takes on the world

Netta Schreiber is your typical 15-year-old girl from Rye. She likes hanging out with her friends on the weekend, eating hamburgers at Ruby’s, listening to classic rock like The Who and shopping for clothes at lululemon and American Apparel. But the similarities end there. From the time she was seven years old and her grandmother […]

Column: Rye Arts Center picks up STEAM

You would be hard pressed in 2014 to not have heard the acronym STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The acronym has been bandied about for years and is a vital part of the model for educational policy and curriculum in the United States. Its goals are to create and maintain a citizenry well versed in […]

Column: Recologie fills a need in New Rochelle

Recologie is hard to define, because it’s so many things. It began as a friendship between Judith Weber, a ceramic artist and patron saint of all things artistic in New Rochelle, and Maria Cisneros, an artist whose life’s work has been focused on repurposing and saving nature. Their friendship goes back more than 20 years […]

Column: Parents need test prep, too

Spring break means the official start to standardized testing season. If you have a high school student, you may have some of the same questions I do: Whom should I use to help my kids prepare and, with so many options on the market, which one is the right one for my child? When I […]

Column: The sweet smell of success

Women don’t have it easy when it comes to juggling career and family. I can count on one hand the women I know who have been able to accomplish this task seamlessly from the birth of their children to high school graduation. I left the workplace after my third child was born and, when it […]

Column: Sharing my recent obsession

There are dishes I’ve eaten in my life that resonate with me and that I think about sometimes to the point of obsession. I love food and I’m always looking for the next best thing while harkening back to the good old glory days of my past eating experiences. There was the red thai chicken […]

Column: Seventy-two hours in The Big Easy

Had it with the relentless snow and endless shoveling? Looking for a direct flight to warmer climes? Florida just isn’t cutting it anymore? I have the perfect solution. Three days in New Orleans will make you forget about the winter, and just about anything else about which you might be worrying. This city knows how […]