Monthly Archives: November 2015

Wobble Café- Ossining, NY

PeanutPimpMama1-300x300Our bachelorette clan was in a state of recovery after a night of good clean block-party fun. As we slowly woke up and became humans again, it was time to research brunch options. We had experimented with the diner closest to our hotel the night before with no luck. I remember the cream of broccoli soup being edible, but the inside of my eyelids were way more interesting. This special morning I knew that a small town café would be the way forward. This would supply good cheap grub and give us a local-yocal meal. Who wants eggs and bacon made en-mass when you can have Hudson Valley’s best with pumpkin lattes in-hand?

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When I googled the café  they mention that they are a “kid friendly restaurant”. This made me chuckle. I understand if you want your audience to know you are animal friendly, but a kid friendly café ? This isn’t already assumed? Perhaps they should work on the delivery noting their “kid’s corner” or “reading room”? There’s no missing it as it dominates three quarters of the dining area (complete with La-Z-Boy reclina-rocker). #vintagepiece #reclina #whoneedsrrrrssss #IfeelsoBK

imageThe inside of Wobble reminds me a lot of our hometown diner called Victoria’s Cozy Corner (formerly known as Johnny’s) with its old-school vibes. For anyone that has read PeanutPimpMama’s review on Victoria’s you would know that it was way more cozy when it was still Johnny’s. Sadly that is no longer the case and that corner has seen its heyday.

imageOn this particular bright and early morning I was hardly feeling fresh as a daisy or decisive. I became that annoying customer questioning; “What do I absolutely need to try to have the ultimate experience here?” We were instantly sold on some home made cider donuts. They didn’t exactly cause bloodshed, but there were multiple forks on the plate at once.

imageThe selection of egg dishes and pancakes was most appealing on the menu. They even have a crepe section for the exotic types, oui oui! Eggs…WE NEEDED EGGS. There were omelettes all around that morning. I decided to be adventurous and go for one of the daily specials. This dish is made with two scrambled eggs over polenta and dressed in their red pepper emulsion with grated parmesan and served with a side of home fries…yeah.

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Of course there was a fluffy short stack served alongside my huevos. I couldn’t bear to turn down flapjacks when I saw the interesting accompaniments they provide. (Pictured Above: Pancakes with cream of wheat, pecans and chocolate chips dusted in powdered sugar.) While it’s kind of a pet peeve of mine to not have all of the ingredients inside my pancakes, they were delightful. All of those nuts on top make for awkward bites when they could be easily minced up inside.

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We certainly had one beautiful spread that morning which helped to motivate the ride home. Not certain any of us would have lasted otherwise…Saved by The Wobble!

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The place may have minimal curbside appeal, but all that warmth and coziness awaits you within. (PPM Tip: Request the window seat) Even if the pumpkin latte is really just coffee with pumpkin syrup, you need a reason to go to Ossining. It’s a great name isn’t it?

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For More Information:http: www.wobblecafe.com

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The Huddle Bar and Grill – Sleepy Hollow, NY

Oh it’s AutumnPeanutPimpMama1-300x300 again! What does that mean? There are loads of great excuses to get out of the city and embrace all of the fun things that Fall brings. This past weekend I was hypnotized by beautiful scenes of golden foliage and pumpkin-spice galore as I drove up to the Hudson Valley for my cousin’s bachelorette party. She happens to be a big fan of Halloween so we decided to base her celebration around autumnal-festivities. The Village of Sleepy Hollow seemed like a good place to get that done! While we got a late start and missed the majority of the spooky fun, it was still nice to get out of the concrete jungle and have an adventure for the weekend. Honestly I was happy to see trees. #novelty

We stopped at the local provisions store in order to prepare for the night ahead. This Vampire wine stood out on the shelves for its uncanny theme and curious label. It would never happen if it weren’t for Halloween. Now that I’ve read up on their story I have a bit more respect for them. PeanutPimpMama shall visit the Vampire lounge and vineyards in the 2016 calendar since the other wines need to be had for a fair assessment. #marketinggonewrong

This fine wine called for fancy stemware… #desperatetimes #desperatemeasures

After putting on our Saturday-finest we called some taxis to head into the village of Sleepy Hollow. Our taxi ride set the tone for the evening with a driver that couldn’t help himself from spewing his life long narrative. I tuned out for most of it as he kept repeating the word “subpoena”. We soon arrived in the center of town and realized that dining was going to be a challenge with a group of nine girls and restaurants that wouldn’t accept reservations. On the upside, the menus all seemed to be fairly priced with lots of delicious micro brews on draft. (PeanutPimpMama likes this.)

Finally we found a restaurant that was willing to accommodate us with an hour wait. Their hostess highly suggested that we walk down the strip to a bar called The Huddle for a drink in efforts to kill time. This venue is your average upstate cozy bar with a couple TV’s, photo-bombing creepers and a jukebox for all of your inebriated entertainment needs. Their bar staff is very friendly too!

While glancing at the drafts my eyes were instantly drawn to Southern Tier’s Pumpking Ale. This was ordered along with my cousin’s genius suggestion for a sugar and cinnamon rim. Nothing tastes more like fall than a nine percent pumpkin beer with hints of cinnamon and cloves and an after taste with the essence of pie crust.

The plot had a very interesting twist that night. Dinner nearly happened at a proper sit-down restaurant until “The case of the pumpkin martinis and bye Felicia” occurred. To summarize, nine pumpkin martinis and some poor service created a lot of emotions and sent us straight back to The Huddle. They sure saved the day with their awesome “Huddle Balls”- fried Mac n’ Cheese delights with beefy centers (pictured above). The bride-to-be made a solid attempt at the “Huddle-burger”-topped with bacon, avocado and cheddar cheese (pictured below). They have tasty bar food on their menu that gets the job done!

PeanutPimpMama did not partake in the burger, but she rather enjoyed the thinly cut rosemary fries. They went especially well with the house blue cheese dressing and assorted condiments she was able to forage off the table caddies.

The night ended with a lot of fried foods. It was all-good since we were able to dance it off at the local block party. Coincidentally there was an amazing DJ spinning beats right in the middle of the road.

We needed something to burn off that funnel cake…Oh yeah and those fried Oreos too!

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For More Information:http: www.thehuddlebar.com

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