Residents of White Plains may have recognized scenes from Sunday’s premiere of HBO’s The Leftovers since many of them were taped right here in Westchester. The show stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, and Liv Tyler and is based on the novel by Tom Perrotta.
The series takes place in fictional Mapleton, New York. The story is that two percent of the world’s population mysteriously disappeared and no one can explain it. Several days of shooting took place in Saxon Woods Park and inside the Hastings Laundromat, the River Roadhouse Bar, and Main Street.
Spectator’s Pub on North Ave. in New Rochelle was the location for an episode of the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black. The series is the story of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who is sentenced to 15 months in prison after she is convicted of a decade old crime of transporting money for her drug dealing girlfriend (Laura Prepon). The series has been renewed for its third season.
Recently opened at 679 Main Street in New Rochelle, Trilogy Bake Shop resembles a coffee house, but instead of caffeine, sugar is the star. Cookies, cupcakes, tarts, cheesecake, and other specialties are made onsite by creator Jessica Holland. Jessica attended the prestigious French Pastry School in Chicago and was mentored by the White House Pastry Chef. If you want to give your sweet tooth an original sweet treat, Trilogy Bake Shop is the place to go.
Tackling the challenge of replacing the iconic Donut World in the Wykygyl Shopping Center, the father-son team of Spiros and Taso Michilis opened Rochelle Coffee Shop. “We came in with a new mentality and wanted to focus on creating a new and modern menu, not old school. We’ve got more salads, and paninis and things like that,” Taso said. “We’re just trying to accommodate our customers and give people what they want.”
“This location has been an institution for a long time,” New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson said. “I’m looking forward to the food and to see that tradition continued.”