“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
This September we’re teaming up with IntoxiKate/Kate Schlientz + Food Bank for Westchester to raise awareness about an important issue impacting our community: 1 in 5 of our Westchester neighbors (200,000 people!) struggle with food insecurity. We’re going orange for Hunger Awareness Month by featuring our Bourbon Sweet Potato Mash. When you order this side dish, take a photo and tag @IntoxiKateFoodie and @FoodBankforWestchester to participate! #eatingfororange#hungeractionmonth #hungrytohelp #intoxikate
On Sept. 28th the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation presents another fascinating evening of Cocktails & Conversation at Alvin & Friends! Red hot writers Dahlia Lithwick (attorney and senior editor at Slate and contributing editor at Newsweek) and Rebecca Traister (writer for New York Magazine and author of Big Girls Don’t Cry and All the Single Ladies) will join moderator Amy Bass for ripped-from-the-headlines talk about politics and the Constitution. The cost of the evening is $50 per person (includes two glasses of wine or beer and nibbles); reserve today at www.nrplfoundation.org. About the Authors: Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate, writes the column “Supreme Court Dispatches” and has covered the Microsoft trial and other legal issues. Before joining Slate, she worked for a family law firm in Reno, Nev., and clerked for Procter Hug, chief justice of the ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1996. Her work has appeared in The New Republic, Commentary, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Elle and on CNN.com. She is a weekly legal commentator for the NPR show, Day to Day. She is co-author of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World (Workman Publishing, 2003), a legal humor book, and I Will Sing Life: Voices from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (Little, Brown & Co., 1992), a book about seven children from Paul Newman’s camp who have life-threatening illnesses. Ms. Lithwick was awarded the Online News Association’s award for online commentary in 2001. She received a B.A degree in English from Yale University in 1990 and a J.D degree from Stanford Law School in 1996. Rebecca Traister is writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. A National Magazine Award finalist, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire. Traister’s first book, Big Girls Don’t Cry, about women and the 2008 election, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010 and the winner of the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize. Her second book is All the Single Ladies (2016). She lives in New York with her family.
The Victor LaGamma Trio plays favorites from the American Songbook as well as original compositions (including our theme song “Alvin & Friends”!) Featuring jazz pianist Victor LaGamma, Eric Katz on vibraphone and Dylan LaGamma on bass. No cover charge, but there is a two-drink minimum at the bar and tables are reserved for those ordering a meal.