MYO

MYO
Monterey, CA 93940
Alvarado Street

MYO, a popular frozen yogurt shop in Monterey, California, has all sorts of things to please customers. For the parents’ benefit, all the fruit is shipped fresh every day. The toppings are refilled when the some toppings are low, and sometimes the toppings are parents’ favorites. The yogurt has amazing exotic flavors, but you can always find chocolate and vanilla. Some popular flavors are: chocolate, vanilla, praline, cherry coca cola, pomegranate raspberry, watermelon sorbet, and cookies and cream. If you ever wondered why the cups are so big, it’s because all the toppings tend to fall off. On Monday nights MYO has smaller cups, as a part of family night. There’s always 30 toppings, and 8 yogurt flavors. Compared to ice cream, MYO has it beat good.

-Review by Christine, Age 10

5/5 Stars



Cuisine Combo: Q + Paleteria Fernandez

Welcome to our site’s very first “Cusine Combo”!  A cuisine combo consists of two restaraunts that go GREAT together — and are in the same location.  Today’s cusine combo is Q and Paleteria Fernandez.  Say you go to the fantastic 4.5/5 star Q for lunch.  For dessert walk a block or two and eat at the amazing 5/5 star Paleteria Fernandez.  Two great restaraunts combined into one great lunch!  Thanks for reading this “Cusine Combo”!

Paleteria Fernandez

Paleteria Fernandez
Port Chester, NY 10573
33 North Main Street
(914) 939-3694
No wifi

Paleteria Fernandez is a small ice-cream shop in Port Chester, NY that serves great milk pops, perfect popsicles with water, and wonderful ice cream.  My favorite choice definitely lies with the popsicles.  Popsicles are available with leche (milk) or with agua (water).  I favor the leche but agua is great if you’re watching your weight.  And just because you do not get the leche doesn’t mean that your pop won’t be delicious.  The agua is extremely good but the leche is unbelievable.  The popsicles my family and I prefer include coconut, pistachio, strawberry, and passion fruit.  The incredible coconut popsicle, which contains real pieces of the fruit in it, is the best popsicle I’ve ever had.  It tastes like real coconut!  The passion fruit pop is astonishing if you’re looking for a sweet and sour adventure for your taste buds.  The popsicles are so good at Paleteria Fernandez that, after discovering the shop, my mom returned three more times that same week…and we live a whole 20 minutes away!  And they’re at an average price of $2 to $2.50.  Even though it is not unbelievably cheap you get what you’re paying for, most of the time even more!

-Review by M, Age 12

5/5 Stars

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Q

Q
Port Chester, NY 10573
112 North Main Street
(914) 933-ribs
http://www.qrestaurantbar.com/
No wifi

This “authentic barbeque restaurant and bar” is great for lunch and dinner.  First you place your order at the counter, find a table, and wait for your food.  You may order a Kid’s Plate for children 12 and under.  A Kid’s Plate consists of a main meal, a side, a drink, corn bread, and a Hershey Kiss for dessert.  I suggest the BBQ Ribs or the Southern Fried Chicken Fingers.  The drinks available are apple juice, milk, lemonade (free refills), iced tea (sweetened or unsweetened – free refills), and fountain soda.  I like the Arnold Palmer (half iced tea and half lemonade), which also has free refills.

Fast service gets the “great grub” there in no time.  The chicken fingers I had were excellent and very filling.  The french fries were good and included both white and sweet potatoes.  The Southern Fried Chicken Fingers were very good and very filling.  They are definitely my favorite chicken fingers.  If you had the ribs on you’re way out you can wash your hands at the “Sticky Fingers Sation.”

*For the rest of their menu go their website or click here

-Review by M, Age 12

4½ /5 Stars

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City Limits

City Limits

White Plains, NY 10601

125 Westchester Avenue

(914)-761-1111

http://www.citylimitsdiner.com/

This spacey 50′s style diner is a great restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It deserves to be called more than just a diner. The service and food quality is as good, if not better, than a regular restaurant. The bread basket served almost immediately contains a wide variety of freshly baked breads such as raisin, walnut, multigrain, and corn bread. My favorite is the focaccia. For breakfast, I recommend the Orange Lemon Waffle for its delicious flavor (it comes with a lot of fresh fruit which you can get on the side if you want). Or the Country Breakfast (scrambled eggs, house-smoked bacon, sausage, and ham). Lunch provides more choices including grilled cheese or grilled chicken breast with broccoli and mashed potatoes. For dinner I have either the New York Strip (steak) or their delectable salmon.  My mom loves their Provençal-Style Fish Soup which is full of fish, shrimp, mussels, and clams in a flavorful tomato broth. Other stand outs are the curried egg salad sandwich on multigrain toast or any fish dish at dinner time. Desserts are extra special because they have their own pastry chef who makes them there. We’ve tried biscotti, the Lemon and Blueberry Meringue Pie, and Frangipane Tart. Next time I go I want to try their root beer floats.

*For the rest of their menu go their website or click here

-Review by M, Age 11

4/5 Stars

Bó Cafe

Bó Cafe

19 Cedar Street

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

(914)-231-9131

Bó Cafe is a small Italian styled coffee shop. In fact Bó means “Whatever” in Italian. With occasional live entertainment on an electric piano and a nice interior Bó Cafe is an excellent place to relax. While you’re there why not have some gelato (a type of ice cream that is neither soft nor hard)! My sister prefers the rasberry but I like the pepperment stick. The cafe even supplies a Kid Size for $3.50. In addition to the gelato and many coffee drinks you can have sandwiches, home-made rice krispie treats, cupcakes, pastries and more. Bó is in the proccess of adding a wine bar to their establishment.

3/5 Stars

-Review by M, Age 11

Harrys of Hartsdale

Harrys of Hartsdale

230 East Hartsdale Avenue

Hartsdale, NY 10530

(914)-472-8777

http://www.harrysofhartsdale.com/

Walk in to the ground floor of Harrys of Hartsdale to find a casual scene (or as my mom calls it sophisticated casual).  A bar to the right, and neatly lined up tables going down the wall. I recommend this floor for kids because of its more informal style. But if you’re in need of a fancy dinner, like for an adult’s birthday, walk up the stairs and you’ll be surrounded by an elegantly designed room. A large mirror, beautiful plants, and some wine bottles, intelligently placed to add to the magnificent decor. The only fault is the office-like ceiling that stands out against the rest of the room.

Sit down at a nice candle-lit table, and a server will be right with you. I congratulate Harrys of Hartsdale for their fast, efficient, and nice staff. After taking a piece of bread from the large variety in the basket, I started out with some cranberry juice and a splash of club soda (one of my personal favorites). It was perfect. Sweet, but not too sweet, thanks to the club soda, giving it perfect flavor. The menu had several items like hamburgers from Japan, Italy, and Upstate N.Y. as well as different kinds of pasta for the kids and a more fancy selection for adults. I had the Tempura Calamari for my appetizer.

The Calamari was served with a delicious Citrus Sesame Ginger Teriyaki glaze (a thin sauce). But the calamari was too heavily breaded. Sometimes I would only bite the fried part with no calamari. This made the breading too crunchy. But when you got down to just the calamari and a light layer of breading it was much better.

My little sister and I decided to split an entree, the Wild Atlantic Salmon. I noticed how our waitress had the kitchen divide the salmon perfectly onto two plates, both beautifully curled up in a circle surrounded by Red Inca Quinoa (a type of grain), where another restaurant might’ve just plopped the salmon down on a single plate and have us cut it in half ourselves. The salmon was very warm and appetizing. Its soft texture feels good in your mouth. I had never tried Quinoa before but it was pretty good. What a delicious meal!

My sister then said, “We should come here more often!”

I couldn’t agree more.

On our way out we all got to have a red hot mint that were in a bowl sitting by the front door.

*For the rest of their menu go their website or click here

4/5 Stars

-Review by M, Age 11