ARMONK, N.Y. -- Connie Petrovich loves Armonk.
Even though it is not her hometown, the restaurateur has made it her mission to not only to feed the community, but to become a vital part of it.
Petrovich, a Greenwich resident, opened Armonk House, an eclectic American eatery, last fall on 111 Bedford Road.
The building, which used to house an Italian restaurant, has been revived with recycled materials.
Petrovich said her goal is to make the rustic, yet modern spot as inviting as possible. The restaurant offers live entertainment and hosts brunch and happy hours.
While customers rave about its steaks and burgers, the restaurant’s versatile chef does vegetarian dishes like brussel sprouts just as well.
Seafood lovers can chow down on PEI mussels and tuna tacos. There are gluten-free choices as well.
“I am not missing anything. Anything that I can do to make this restaurant rock and roll is what I’m doing,” Petrovich said.
Armonk House is fast becoming the go-to spot for local organizations like Armonk Houses. Petrovich said she is thrilled by the support and the chance to give back.
Armonk House recently donated food for a fundraiser for “Cycle for Survival,” a nonprofit that aids cancer research. Petrovich's dad died of cancer.
Petrovich said the restaurant business can be very hard but humor keeps her going.