City of Yonkers Kicks-Off GenY Cocktail Contest

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Some of City’s Hottest Restaurants Compete to Create Gen Y Drink

Enjoy a Generation Yonkers Cocktail

In a festive atmosphere along Yonkers’ scenic waterfront, Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront Business Improvement District recently kicked-off the Generation Yonkers, or GenY, Cocktail Competition.

The event, which continues through August and includes enticing specials, features bartenders from some of the city’s hottest restaurants who have created Jazz-themed specialty cocktails that will be served at their respective establishments.

On Friday evenings through August participating restaurants are offering a buy 1 get 1 free voucher in conjunction with the Business Improvement District’s free summer concert series. Participating restaurants are X20, Xaviars on the Hudson, Zuppa Restaurant, Guapo Cocina Mexicana, Dolphin Restaurant, Café Hudson and Empire City Casino.

“Whether it’s our waterfront, our concerts, our businesses or our great restaurants, Yonkers is a city on the move,” said Mayor Spano. “Our Generation Yonkers campaign captures all of the wonderful things happening here and there’s no better way to be part of it than by enjoying what we have to offer.”

Wednesday’s announcement officially starts a social media campaign and online voting to determine the “People’s Choice Award” for best cocktail. The campaign will culminate with a September 3 “Shake Off” when the winners of “The Judges Choice Award” -- chosen by a panel of well-known food and entertainment writers – will be announced.

To vote for the “People Choice Award,” follow @GenYonkers, tag us in your tweet and use #GenYCocktail and the restaurant handle or hashtag listed:

  •     X20, Xaviars on the Hudson: @PeterXKelly
  •     Zuppa Restaurant: @ZuppaRestaurant
  •     Guapo Cocina Mexicana: @Guapococinamex
  •     Dolphin Restaurant: #DolphinRestaurant
  •     Café Hudson: #CafeHudson
  •     Empire City Casino: @EmpireCity_C

The competition is part of the city’s new marketing and messaging campaign. Generation Yonkers highlights the city’s unique assets and qualities while positioning Yonkers as one of the New York Metro area's next great places for people to live, work and play.

Drink vouchers* can be picked up at participating restaurants or online at *Note: Limit one coupon per person.

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