What’s New (Aug. 2012)

Johnny Rockets

If your family is hungry for a delicious blast from the past, stop by the newest branch of the international restaurant chain Johnny Rockets, now open in Eastchester! Guests enjoy music straight from the jukebox, as well as classic hamburgers, sandwiches, shakes and malts. Featuring an all-American style and friendly staff, Johnny Rockets is sure to leave the whole family feeling satisfied, and maybe even nostalgic for the 1950s. Johnny Rockets is located at 777 White Plains Road in Eastchester and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. www.johnnyrockets.com.

Sweet & Social

Building on the recent cupcake craze, Sweet & Social, a charming and whimsical cupcake and dessert shop, has just opened its doors at 1935A Palmer Ave. in Larchmont. With its signature pink and brown awning, the shop carries more than 20 creative varieties of cupcakes, well beyond the average vanilla and chocolate. Some even have fillings. You can also try a whoopie pie or brownie. All are freshly baked. Special orders are also welcome. Sweet & Social is open Tuesday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Nana’s Cookies Get Curious

Since 1992, Nana’s Cookies has provided families with moist, delicious cookies, cookie bars and bites. These feel-good treats are all made from real ingredients and sweetened with fruits and fruit juices instead of refined sugars. There are also several delectable gluten and allergen free varieties! And now, Nana’s has partnered with Curious George, so each box features everyone’s favorite little monkey and information on receiving a free Curious George DVD or matching game with proof of purchase. Locally, the items can be found at Mrs. Green’s Natural Markets and Whole Foods Markets. You can also order online at www.nanascookiecompany.com.

Here Comes Ronald!

If your child was in critical condition at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, most likely you’d want to stay close by at all times. That is why the Hospital has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities to construct a home away from home for families, particularly those with children in the Neonatal or Pediatric Intensive Care Units. The Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley contains 12 bedrooms, private bathrooms, two kitchens, as well as dining, living and playrooms. Families are able to live as comfortably as they would at home, receive support from families in similar situations and be present for all their child’s needs. www.worldclassmedicine.com.