Cash, Foldable Love, Community Support

March 16, 2020 • Modern Restaurant and Lounge • New Rochelle, NY 

Let's help our service staff community get through this!  

The Last Supper at Modern Restaurant:  Only take-out orders after tonight until further notice.   

Front house staff -- the front house folks like bartenders, servers, bussers, expediters -- are out of work until the government permits seating in the dining room. The financial strain on them and their families is difficult to imagine. 

How can we help?  

Let's join together and show our RESPECT,  APPRECIATION, and LOVE (ReAL) for the folks who make our dining out experiences memorable, elegant, and fun at Modern Restaurant and Lounge.  

Drop off cash at the take-out window at the back of the restaurant on 15 Westchester Place (the flip side of 310 Huguenot Street).  

You can designate a particular person, or ask co-owner Anthony Russo to put it into the service staff assistance fund / tip pool. 


#FoldableLove #KeepItReAL #RespectAppreciationLove #ReAL  


Anthony Russo, co-owner of modern restaurant and lounge

at no limits cafe, employees find the sky's the limit

Stephanie Cartier, co-founder of this beautiful restaurant, gives us a tour of the place that is a safe haven and training ground for differently abled adults.


ripe kitchen & bar

Review by Janelle Allbritton, MPH

Nigel Spence, owner and executive chef, brings the best from many worlds as a Culinary Institute of America graduate is expected to do.

But Nigel also goes far above and beyond in his expressions of food artistry and personalized service to his guests.

Located on the North East corner of Sandford and 11th Avenue in Mount Vernon, Ripe is a friendly neighborhood hangout Tuesday through Sunday. Happy hour is an especially fun time because everyone seems to know each other. The vibe is warm and friendly.

In the Spring, the back patio area will open for romantic, torch-lit evenings. But until then, enjoy the warmth that greets you as you step into the Ripe World.


Step into another world at Ripe.

Make new friends and enjoy beautiful food.


scaramellas Restaurant

Review by Janelle Allbritton, MPH

1 South Field Avenue

Dobbs Ferry, NY • 914.693.6024

Visit the website HERE

This restaurant is a favorite of long-time residents of Dobbs Ferry. The new owner, Sal, has successfully navigated the process of taking over a neighborhood favorite, as measured by the strong, continuing support of the regulars. Everything comes together here for a total experience that is worth many return visits.

It is also a new favorite for a first-time guest, who is unlikely to find any fault with the food, drinks, service, or ambiance. A single dining at the bar will always be made to feel welcome, and there is almost a "Cheers" kind of camaraderie among the regulars that draws the new guest in.

Sal is the soul of Scaramellas, and knows hospitality and warmth down to his DNA. His family has been "in the business" for decades and Sal has certainly mastered the art of managing both the kitchen, the bar, and the front of the house. All of the wait staff reflect, relay, and represent Sal's style.

Our favorite is the scallops. Just ask for it if you think you have had the best scallops in the world already. The meat and seafood are always fresh, as Sal personally selects the vendors representing the best in their categories. Think Arthur Avenue meat and pastas or fresh seafood arriving at 4 AM. 

For a fun demonstration of a Makers Mark Manhattan, or a Tito's Vodka dirty martini, keep scrolling!

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Reservations are recommended.


dinapoli's stone mill restaurant and bar

Review by Janelle Allbritton, MPH

2 Scarsdale Road

Tuckahoe • 914.771.7661

There is new management here, formerly known as the Olde Stone Mill. Gene DiNapoli, owner Lou DiNapoli's nephew, brings his formidable talent as a performer and manager to the establishment.

On the  nights when there is robust live entertainment, a quiet room is an option for guests who are focused on intimate conversation. Reservations are recommended to be sure they have your semi-private space ready upon your arrival.

If you are looking for different kinds of live entertainment, this is the place. Gene, who performs as both Elvis and and one half of the Blues Brothers (John Belushi's role), understands what artists need to give the best experience to the guests. He lends his enthusiastic support to professional musicians, and there is even an open mic in the back room for stand-up comics to workshop their material every Tuesday from 7-9 PM.

DiNapoli's Stone Mill has been in the neighborhood for many years and has been a reliable place for private parties, both indoors and outdoors in their beautiful garden area. If you like the best of both worlds, the solarium might be perfect for you.

For more information, visit HERE.

Visit DSM Here

DSM has four areas where you can enjoy time with friends and family: a private dining room, the bar area, the atrium, and the main dining room. 

Learn more about this beautiful historical venue.


Enjoy videos of Janelle and John by clicking below....


Scaramellas has your Makers Mark Cocktail

Join us for a drink at the bar.

scaramellas Tito’s Dirty Martini