“It's not any one thing that makes Alvin and Friends so special. Sure, the jazz music wafting through the speakers is inviting. And of course, the soulful paintings — all done by the owner — lining the dining room walls are absolutely mesmerizing. And then there's the transformative Southern/Caribbean cooking, which is a standout all on its own. But when you throw them all together...and add in all-smiles hospitality from owner Alvin Clayton - well then you have something really extraordinary. To put it simply: There's nothing else like it in Westchester. In fact, there may be nothing else like it anywhere.”
— The Journal News
As Thanksgiving approaches we at Alvin & Friends are mindful of so many in need right here in our community. Meals-on-Wheels of New Rochelle is an independent not-for-profit that brings daily meals to homebound men and women. Hot, nutritious meals are delivered seven days a week by a corps of dedicated volunteers, enabling clients to remain in their own familiar surroundings and providing a link for the homebound to other community services, which promotes better health among the elderly. For more information visit their website here. During the month of November mention Meals-on-Wheels when you dine with us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Alvin & Friends will make a donation to Meals-on-Wheels of New Rochelle.
On Friday, November 28th G & J Productions presents their monthly jazz series, with jazz guitar virtuoso Russell Malone. One of the most commanding and versatile guitarists performing, Malone can move from blues to gospel to pop to R&B and jazz without hesitation, a rare facility that has prompted some of the highest profile artists in the world to call upon him, including Diana Krall, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Natalie Cole, David Sanborn, Shirley Horn, Christina Aguilera, Harry Connick, Jr, Ron Carter, and Sonny Rollins. Malone played with jazz organist Jimmy Smith from 1988—1990. He then joined the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band from 1989-1994. In 1995, Malone became part of the Diana Krall trio, participating in three Grammy-nominated albums, the final one in 1999, “When I Look In Your Eyes,” winning Best Vocal Jazz Performance. In addition to touring regularly as leader of The Russell Malone Quartet, he also tours frequently with Ron Carter as part of the Golden Striker Trio, Bobby Hutcherson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Hank Jones (in celebration of his 90th birthday). Two shows, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm; cover charge is $20. For reservations phone 800-956-1554 or purchase tickets on line here