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Meet The Couple Behind The Whitlock - Fios1 (8/31/18)


How Is Social Media Changing the Restaurant Industry? - Westchester Magazine (7/31/18)

Once upon a time, when customers had a negative experience at a restaurant, they could either talk to the manager, vent to their friends, or vow privately to never return.

If chefs and owners wanted to let customers know about a new dish, special, or new hours, they bought ads in magazines and newspapers, ran radio spots, and hoped that information would be spread by word of mouth.

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Wine & Food Festival Spotlight: Building a Better Burger - Westchester Magazine (5/30/18)

We all have our little grilling tricks: Cheese-on-the-bottom, smoking, a particular and closely guarded blend of seasoning. I personally mix fresh sage into ground lamb and top the sliders with a cherry-mustard pan sauce (I call it a “Cherry Lewis”). When it comes to the ultimate burger, however, you’ll be hard pressed to home-cook patties greater than those you’ll savor at this year’s Burger & Beer Blast (B&BB) on June 7.

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Meatless Monday Partner – The Whitlock - Bedford 2020 (3/2/18)

Located conveniently across from the Katonah train station, The Whitlock serves up several outstanding vegetarian options with a friendly and casual “farmhouse” feel. While they are not open on Mondays, they have partnered with Bedford 2020’s Meatless Mondays to help  inspire plant-based eating any day of the week.


Valentine's Day 2018 Westchester dining options - lohud (1/30/18)

First date: The Whitlock 

If you have the fortune, or misfortune, of spending a first date over Valentine's Day, you'll  feel like you're among friends at this Katonah newcomer, which is comfortable, yet just fancy enough to make a favorable first impression. And the food follows.

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Where To Eat Next: Westchester Foodies Share Their Top Picks - Bedford Daily Voice (1/1/18)

If you're a foodie, you often count your year in terms of where you ate -- and what you tasted.

Which is why we went to the experts -- local food bloggers and Instagrammers who eat out for a living. What follows are their top picks of 2017 as well as where they're looking forward to sampling in 2018.

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Trending: County French-Fry Culture is Hot - Westchester Magazine (11/21/17)

When was the last time you went to a restaurant that didn’t have fries on the menu? From hand-cut, triple-fried, Belgian-style frites, to delicate shoestrings tossed with garlic, sea salt, and herbs, fries have permeated every corner of food culture — but that doesn’t mean chefs can’t get creative. 

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The 12 most anticipated fall restaurant openings in Westchester, Rockland - lohud ( 9/20/17)

As the leaves shrug off their green slips in exchange for autumn's robe, another annual ritual signals the seasonal shift on city and suburban sidewalks: a slew of hot new restaurants throwing open their doors.

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New Katonah Restaurant Promises An Ode To Village Life - Bedford Daily Voice (8/8/17)

A new restaurant built around community is gearing up to open in early to mid-September in Katonah.

The Whitlock Restaurant, in the space formerly occupied by Willy Nick's, promises an ode to a village that literally lifted its roots to preserve the heart of its identity.

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How to Spend a Perfect Saturday in Katonah - Westchester Magazine (8/31/18)

Simultaneously artsy, chic, and pastoral (you won’t find traffic lights anywhere in town), Katonah blends historic charm and stylish stores with major cultural institutions. One of three hamlets that constitute the town of Bedford, this small community has been home to famous residents throughout history, from John Jay to Martha Stewart. Spend a day touring, eating, and shopping to feel (at least a little bit) like one of them.


Food & Drink - Westchester Magazine (6/28/18)

What we like best about Matt and Christina Safarowic’s restaurant is that the food — juicy roast chicken over grits, drizzled with honey; fresh tagliatelle in a rustic Bolognese; tangy roasted artichoke dip;

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Summer Dreams in Katonah at the Whitlock Restaurant - Hudson Valley Eats (5/17/18) 

If you are a frazzled Metro North commuter, jump off the train in Katonah. Or, if you are stuck in annoying traffic on Route 684, veer off at Exit 6 and point your car towards Katonah. The Whitlock Restaurant located in this quaint village (directly across from the train station) will make you quickly forget your travel woes.

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The Whitlock - So Westchester (2/10/18)

The Whitlock recently opened in the small and charming town of Katonah, in close proximity to the metro north stop. The decor is reminiscent of a modern farmhouse with traditional accents. The gallery of images on the back wall makes for a lovely backdrop while the black seats and dark floors make the space feel refined. The restaurant is committed to supporting local farms and the food served is locally sourced American cuisine. 

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The Whitlock: an exciting new restaurant brings flavor to Katonah - I On The Valley (1/29/18)

Katonah has welcomed its newest eatery, The Whitlock to the neighborhood.  The Whitlock is a wonderful addition to the area and seemingly has already been warmly accepted by locals and foodies who are filling the establishment each evening.   The Whitlock takes its name from the first business in old Katonah which was a mill and a tavern owned by Whitlock and Wood.  The village would grow up from these humble beginnings to create a community. 

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Fresh Yet Familiar - Townvibe Bedford (12/2017)

Combining a “new farmhouse” sensibility with the reputation and staff of the former Willy Nick’s, The Whitlock in Katonah is bringing holiday cheer to the hamlet. The restaurant’s operators, Matt and Christina Safarowic, partnered Matt’s cooking expertise and Christina’s bartending flair from The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry.

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The Latest News in Westchester's Foodie Culture This Month - Westchester Magazine (11/21/17)

Expectations are high for The Whitlock (17 Katonah Ave; Katonah; 914.232.8030), a New American restaurant from The Cookery alums Christina and Matt Safarowic, that opened in late September in the space that formerly housed Willy Nick’s. 

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Foodie Favorites: 12 New Westchester Restaurants To Try Now - Bedford Daily Voice (9/15/17)

September always feels a bit like the new year in a way -- with back to school and back to a routine, it's the start of life afresh And that means lots of newcomers to the Westchester dining scene.

Here's a recap of some of the restaurant openings you may have missed as well as a preview of what's to come. 


Day Tripping: Katonah - Westchester Magazine (spring 2016)

It’s no wonder that Katonah, with its repurposed Victorian-era-buildings housing charming family-owned shops (no chain stores in this town, thank you), reminds me of the town that time forgot. It comes by its old-fashioned vibe honestly, so much so that it is on the National Register of Historic Places.


2018 Summer Sip & Savor Guide - Westchester Magazine (8/2018)

Make the most of the of summer before it disappears. That includes taking time to sip and savor summer’s special treats from Westchester’s not-to-miss wining and dining destinations. Enjoy!

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Here’s Why You Should Be Having Brunch at The Whitlock - Westchester Magazine ( 5/2018)

Brunch has become a weekend staple. On Saturdays and Sundays, The Whitlock in Katonah serves our favorite dishes — with a spin. “Our most popular brunch dish is absolutely the latkes Benedict,” says Christina Safarowic, who opened the homey restaurant with her husband, Matt, last year. It’s a twist on a classic brunch favorite, incorporating something from Matt’s family traditions.”

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Veggie-centric Meals That Are Genuinely Delicious - Westchester Magazine (3/2018)

Bedford 2020, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing local greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020, launched the campaign on February 4; it runs through April 23.

“Many people are aware of the health benefits of cutting back on meat consumption but not as aware that it can also help the environment,” says Olivia Farr, co-chair of the initiative and senior vice president of the organization.

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Restaurant Review: The Whitlock in Katonah- Westchester Magazine (1/31/18)

Welcome to The Whitlock — our ode to a village that lifted its roots to preserve the heart of its identity,” the website reads. After talking to operators Christina and Matt Safarowic, I wonder if it’s also a description of their lives up until this point. 

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9 Dishes We Really Loved in 2017 - Westchester Magazine (1/2018)

The Whitlock, Katonah

At this new neighborhood spot, Chef Matt Safarowic really excels at turning out perfectly cooked, juicy, cuts of meat. This pork chop with chopped vinegar peppers was easily among the most perfectly cooked (and properly seasoned) we’ve had, with just the right amount of bracing acidity.

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Bistro Invasion in Chappaqua, Katonah & Pleasantville - What To Do (12/8/17)

We had our first Lobster Mac & Cheese in Katonah’s Willie Nick’s when they were the only upscale bistro around. Always a favorite of ours, we were sad to see them close but The Whitlock, who recently took over their space, is a worthy substitute that hits high notes beyond Willie Nicks and most area bistro cuisine for that matter.

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Fall Food Preview: Nine New Westchester Eateries To Try - Bedford Daily Voice (9/27/17)

Fall is filled with the bounty of new restaurant openings. And Westchester is no exception.

Here's a preview of where to eat (and Instagram). Feel free to add your own in our comments or on Facebook.

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The Whitlock opens in Katonah - lohud (9/13/17)