At The Party Zone USA—a 44,000-square-foot indoor-recreation center that has recently changed hands to a new owner—guests satisfy their need for speed during hours of active play. Youngsters and adults alike accelerate through twists, turns, and vertical drops on a dragon-themed roller coaster or test their mettle on other amusement-park rides. A Lazer Runner arena and an aeroball court let patrons improve their dodging skills, whereas bumper cars give wee ones a chance to bash into their friends and safely practice parallel parking. Kids can also accrue long strings of prize-earning tickets inside the center's huge arcade.
The assortment of activities and live performances makes the entertainment complex an ideal spot for birthday parties and other group events. The new owners are also planning to add a food court with snacks such as Nathan's Famous hot dogs, Hershey's ice cream, and Starbucks coffee.
It's hard for kids to keep their feet on the ground inside Jumpin Jakes. Areas to jump, bounce, and climb spread across the play space, which encompasses bounce houses and giant slides among other structures. A toddler zone accommodates younger visitors (Jumpin Jakes welcomes kids aged 2?10), and a snack bar sates hunger between bounces. For even more fun, the play center has video games, music, and an interactive light floor.
The family that owns Valley Cottage Deli & Catering whips up just the right food for any occasion—whether that occasion is a laid-back brunch with friends or graduations or communions. Diners can stop into the eatery for pancakes, omelets, and waffles in the morning, or gourmet Boar's Head deli sandwiches and home-made salads at lunch. Chefs cater all types of events with hors d'oeuvres, Italian entrees, and desserts that they prepare onsite. And food isn't the only thing they bring to events; they'll also rent out chairs, tables, dinnerware, and party gear such as popcorn machines and 6-foot charcoal grills.
Chef Chanelle Watson has a talent that most superheroes would envy: she can turn liquids into (delicious) solids. At Chanelle's Heavenly Treasures, some of her most popular desserts are liquor-infused cakes and cupcakes, all of which are inspired by cocktails. The Patron cupcake, for example, features a tequila-infused cake and tequila frosting, and is garnished with a slice of lime. Other intoxicating concoctions include a Hennessey and Coke variant?decorated with Hennessey-infused chocolate buttercream and drizzled with a Coca Cola reduction?and mimosa, made with a Grand Marnier and champagne-infused orange cake, and topped with Grand Marnier buttercream and crystalized sugar.
These cocktail cupcakes might seem ultra-modern, but Chanelle's baking style skews traditional. She makes all of her gourmet desserts from scratch?that means no added preservatives, stabilizers, or dust from a sugar plum fairy's wings. The only extra ingredient added is a personalized touch, whether it's a sorority logo on a cake pop or your favorite type of cookie in an edible bouquet. And for custom orders, Chanelle always schedules a dessert planning session with her clients, and follows up with them after they've received?and devoured?their confections.
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Since he entered the culinary world two decades ago, Chef Bruce Beaty has honed his skills and climbed the ranks at numerous acclaimed establishments, including Le Bernardin and Jonathan Waxman's Jams, and most recently working as Executive Chef at the Red Hat in Irvington for five years. He learned from the celebrated New York chef Alfred Portale at Gotham Bar and Grill, continued to develop his unique style while working in restaurants in France, and served as Executive Chef of two New York restaurants before taking the reins in the kitchen of Hudson at Haymount House, named one of the Best New Westchester Restaurants of 2012 by Westchester Magazine.
To create Hudson at Haymount House's dishes, which have been lauded by the New York Times, Chef Beaty highlights the natural flavors of fresh, in-season ingredients. Sommeliers complement meals with locally sourced, imported, and organic wines, while barkeeps pair feasts with cocktails inspired by the Prohibition era.
Meals unfold in Haymount House, a southern-colonial-style mansion that was custom built in 1910 by industrialist William Fuller. Before garnering accolades for its eatery, the estate earned renown for its alleged portrayal of Tara in Gone with the Wind. Though restoration modernized its interior, the mansion's original architectural flourishes remain, including marble fireplaces and wrought-iron doors. Overlooking the Hudson River from its four hilltop acres often shrouded in the fiery hues of Westchester County's characteristic fall foliage, Haymount House accommodates guests in its main dining room as well as private dining areas and a bar and lounge on the second floor.
Steven Burchard is used to entertaining an audience—he spent 13 years commanding the stage as a magician. So when he established Magical Memories Entertainment, he already boasted a solid understanding of what keeps crowds captivated. That’s why he and his team provide all the trappings for a memorable bash: DJs and bands; clowns, fortunetellers, and caricaturists; photographers and photo booths; and even arcade and carnival games.