Local

75 S Greeley Ave. Chappaqua, NY 10514(914) 238-0698chappaqualocal.com

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While there is nothing out and out amazing about Local, it’s name couldn’t be better suited. It is the perfect, charming little stop for locals to have a quick bite, share some post soccer ice cream (SoCo) with the kids or to grab and go some of their kickass vegetarian chili and cornbread during a polar vortex.

But apart from the chili and cornbread, the food is capable. Nothing that will have you running up and down King Street euphorically, but it’ll do, just like Babe, the pig. Honorable mentions should be noted for the coconut brownie and rocky road ice cream.

The other thing I like about Local is the owner, Adam. Such a nice guy you can’t help but like the place. And speaking of nice, his staff is always friendly as well, a touch slow sometimes, but always friendly.

And last but not least, the décor has a contemporary vibe to it, leaning into natural elements to cue the other meaning of its name, they source only local ingredients, and thus yet another reason to love the place, even if it isn’t flawless.

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Bread and Cocoa

199 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94104 • (415) 956-7200breadandcocoa.com

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After reading the reviews post visiting, I’m a little pissed I didn’t get the chocolate chai, but I suppose that’s what tomorrow is for. That said, the Haight (egg sandwich with white cheddar, shrooms and spinach on focaccia was pretty awesome. And fast. Making for a very nice speed to awesome ratio.

Plus, I dig the vibe. It’s sort of a Panera meets Le Pain kinda vibe with its communal tables mixed in with cafe.

My one nit is with the fresh squeezed OJ. C’mon people, what’s the point unless it has pulp? Take it from a purist who grew up in Florida. Keep the strainer in the drawer.

***Okay, it’s tomorrow. Just had the chocolate chai and let me say I am VERY glad that I live nowhere near this place, otherwise I might turn into a two-seater by drinking these damn things every day!

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