Lefteris Gyro | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema | Star Diner | Dunne’s Pub | Saxon Woods Park

Lefteris Gyro: Fresh Greek Fare Within Minutes of Avalon White Plains

More often than not, it's the eateries that look like holes in the wall that actually serve the most authentic food. That's the case for Lefteris Gyro, which has a pretty modest storefront, and a simple dining room and patio. Its checkered tablecloths and booths belie the fresh, traditional Greek food that comes from the kitchen.

Situated just a stone's throw away from Avalon White Plains, Lefteris Gyro is, unsurprisingly, best known for its gyro. A classic Greek sandwich composed of soft pita, seasoned lamb, and tzatziki sauce, the gyro at Lefteris adheres to Greek culinary tradition, but it's so well-crafted that many customers call it the best in the area. For something lighter, get one of the Greek salads with a healthy dusting of feta cheese on top. You can also opt for a sandwich with chicken souvlaki instead of gyro meat.

Lefteris Gyro
1 N. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 524-9687

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Near Avalon White Plains Serves Craft Beers During Screenings

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was one of the first movie theaters to pioneer the model of full-service dining right in the auditorium. Unlike other movie theaters where customers can enjoy dinner during a film, Alamo Drafthouse has a system in place designed not to distract from the movie. Simply write down your order on a slip of paper and stick it in the provided clip. Your server will tiptoe up to snag it, and then deliver your beer or food within several minutes.

As its name suggests, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is best know for its craft beers. Although it has locations scattered all across the country, each theater contributes to its local community by sourcing beers from microbreweries nearby. The Yonkers theater near Avalon White Plains is no different, so you can sip on locally brewed craft beers during your screening of a first-run movie. The food menu includes pizzas, burgers, and, of course, popcorn to soak up the suds.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
2548 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710
(914) 226-3082

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Star Diner Near Avalon White Plains: Enjoy Hearty American Food 24 Hours a Day

For a good old diner experience, enjoy a meal at Star Diner near Avalon White Plains. This White Plains eatery certainly fits the mold of an old-fashioned rail-car diner thanks to the small booths, stools that line the counter near the grill, and the hearty American fare.

Whether you want to enjoy breakfast later in the afternoon or need a bite to eat after a long night out, Star Diner can accommodate your needs—or your appetite. The diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner 24 hours a day. Regardless of when you visit, customers say you can count on the service to be fast and the portions to be large. Some of the popular menu items include the bacon, egg, and cheese; pot roast; and grilled bacon cheeseburger. Make sure to bring cash or stop at the ATM outside because Star Diner doesn't accept credit or debit cards.

Star Diner
66 E. Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 684-8702

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Dunne’s Pub Near Avalon White Plains: Properly Poured Pints of Guinness

Any dedicated fan of Guinness stout knows that there's an art to pouring it. Unless you tip the glass at exactly the right angle and expel the suds from the tap at exactly the right speed, you'll end up with a glassful of heavy foam. According to Guinness enthusiasts, this never happens at Dunne's Pub in White Plains. No, the bartenders here are so adept at pouring Guinness that they've been compared to actual Irish bartenders.

Of course, Guinness isn't the only thing on tap at Dunne's Pub. The lively establishment also hosts an Irish fiddler every Wednesday to add an authentic soundtrack to your happy hour. You can also order classic Irish pub food at Dunne's. Try the Gaelic chicken, the plain Jane burger, the grilled pastrami and Swiss cheese sandwich, or the chicken curry over rice. They're all available within a short drive of Avalon White Plains.

Dunne’s Pub
15 Shapham Place
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 684-9366

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Saxon Woods Park: Experience the Natural World Near Avalon White Plains

Local nature lovers say Saxon Woods Park offers some great day-hiking and trail-running opportunities that suit hikers of all levels, even young children. You can see wildlife like ducks, snakes and frogs on the trails here, and they pass through some archeologically important areas. Horseback riding is permitted on the trails at this 700-acre park, and cross-country skiing is popular here in the winter months. The Saxon Woods Park trails connect to the Leatherstocking Trail and the Colonial Greenway. Bring your dog to the park but keep him or her on a leash. Late spring is the best time for hiking, locals say.

If hiking isn’t your thing, take advantage of other amenities like the park’s swimming pool, aquatic playground, 18-hole golf course and miniature golf course. Participate in Swim Across America events here in the summer, to benefit cancer research. Host your child’s next birthday party in the pool or have your next family get-together at one of the picnic areas. It's easy to pay a visit to this park because it's not far from Avalon White Plains.

Saxon Woods Park
1800 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10583
(914) 995-4480

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