Breast Cancer Didn’t Stop New York Chef Peter Botros

AFTER BEATING BREAST CANCER, CHEF BOTROS MADE TWO NEW PROMISES TO HIMSELF. By Peter Botros | June 2017 | Vendor Bylines Everyone knows the old adage, “Nice guys finish last,” and unfortunately that is too frequently the case. Often, kindness is taken for weakness, and people tend to take advantage of the weak. Sure, I’ve been burned for being a […]

Violette’s Cellar: Subterranean speakeasy, restaurant opening soon

By Pamela Silvestri silvestri@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Embattled Troy restaurant closed several months ago. And in its place rises a new, New Dorp restaurant — Violette’s Cellar, located in the subterranean space once home to long-running La Botte restaurant and its successor, House of Crabs. Partners in this venture are threefold with Peter Botros, tender of the Parks Department food […]

Staten Island Nightlife: Stone House’s big smoke & BBQ hoedown

Staten Island Nightlife: Stone House’s big smoke & BBQ hoedown Comment Posted on August 11, 2017 at 8:57 AM 233shares By Pamela Silvestri silvestri@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — On Staten Island, Country music is on the surge, says Peter Botros of the Stone House at Clove Lakes Park. That factoid served as impetus for the barbecue […]

Kings of Staten Island honored at Star Network Event

Kings of Staten Island honored at Star Network Event BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by Arthur de Gaeta The Kings of Staten Island. By Jaime DeJesus   jdejesus@brooklynreporter.com     Monday, May 22, 2017   1:11 PM It was a night fit for a king! Hundreds gathered at Staten Island’s elegant Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Avenue, […]

Living Media – Our Pick

Our Pick – The Stone House at Clove Lakes Our Pick The Stone House at Clove Lakes 1150 Clove Road Staten Island, NY 10301 (718) 442-3600 www.thestonehousesi.com   The Stone House at Clove Lakes offers it all: elegant dining, exceptional service, and a relaxing setting to escape from the busyness of everyday life. The spacious […]

Best Brunch: How to make Bacon, Egg & Cheese Benedict

  BY PAMELA SILVESTRI silvestri@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — When it comes to The Stone House’s various components — dinner, the nightly specials, lunch, and especially Sunday brunch — owner Peter Botros takes everything personally — very personally. So, if any aspect of his handsome, Clove Lakes Park venue doesn’t draw raves, he takes it […]

The Stone House’s Chef Dishes Up Alluring Menu

The Stone House’s Chef Dishes Up Alluring Menu The Stone House is located in the heart of Clove Lakes Park in an historic building that sits right in its own little island with beautiful views. Inside the venue is the Chef’s Loft, a restaurant that boasts an intimate setting for between 16 to 20 people. […]

Staten Island Nightlife: Chef’s Loft at The Stone House

Staten Island Nightlife: Chef’s Loft at The Stone House BY DR. GRACELYN SANTOS gsantos@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — I’m no food critic by any stretch but I do know when I’m having a nice night out after a long, hard week. And Saturday was unforgettable. On April 1, my husband and I dined at the Chef’s Loft […]

Negroni: How to make a winning cocktail

Negroni: How to make a winning cocktail STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Peter Botros, proprietor of the Stone House at Clove Lakes Park   The cocktail portion of the Cookbook contest, only two years in effect, is open to professionals. With that, kudos to former Cookbook winner Jennifer Lamonica, who competed against her son Frank Lamonica: […]

Opening a Restaurant …Inside a Restaurant?

Opening a Restaurant … Inside a Restaurant? WHY ONE RESTAURATEUR OPENED A SECOND RESTAURANT WITHIN HIS FIRST. By Peter Botros | April 2017 | Vendor Bylines Anyone who has ever dreamt of opening a restaurant has also fantasized of growing into a mini restaurant empire. Unfortunately for the overwhelming majority of those who try their […]