• Westchester Magazine•
Chef Q&A: Wulfredo Boconsaca - June 2013
We sat down with the chef of Augie's Prime Cut Restaurant & Bar in Mohegan Lake to learn his culinary hero,
favorite guilty pleasure, and strangest request from a diner.
He is an Iron Chef and beat the master, Bobby Flay, in 2008. If Not a Chef, I'd Be an…astronaut. Favorite Kitchen Utensil…The band saw. At Augie's, we cut all of our own meat; nothing is pre-cut.
• Westchester Magazine•
Best of Westchester Issue - Winner Best Deals - July 2012
The saying goes that "sometimes, you just can't get a break."
Well, Augie's Prime Cut gives that saying the lie. On Thursday nights, Augie's not only offers free live music, but each table may choose a free bottle (priced up to $35). Music, food, and free wine—it's our favorite way to relax!
• The Northern Westchester Examiner •
Business of the Week: Augie's Prime Cut Restaurant and Bar Mohegan Lake - Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Three years ago, locals no longer had to travel to Manhattan to go to a great steak house with a metro feel. Augie's Prime Cut Restaurant & Bar opened up on the corner of Route 6 and Lexington Avenue in Lake Mohegan and life has never been the same.
Despite opening up at the lowest point of the recession, Augie's became a popular destination from the start.
"I think there was really a need for it in the community," said Audrey Hochroth, who owns the restaurant with her husband Sal Barone. "There was no other place around that did prime rib, steaks and seafood."
Opening the eatery was Barone's idea. He had owned a steak house in Scottsdale, Ariz. for 13 years before marrying Hochroth. When the recession dried up the commercial development industry, Barone, who is a project manager decided to take the plunge and open another restaurant. Read more.
• Patch.com •
Augie's Prime Cut Raises $30K for Autism Speaks - Wednesday, October 6, 2011
Augie’s Prime Cut owners, Audrey Hochroth and her husband Sal Barone, held their first annual golf outing at the end of September to raise money for Autism Speaks, bringing in more than $30,000.
"It’s a lot of work, but the results are touching and truly inspiring," Hochroth said. "I’m amazed at the community's involvement and proud of my customers and staff for helping us contribute to such a worthy cause. With autism now affecting so many children, these are the times we turn most to our friends, family, and community for support. It was a tremendous, collective effort that allowed us to exceed our fundraising goals and I am so happy I can do this for my daughter."
Hochroth and Barone have been involved in Autism Speaks charitable walks and various other fundraising events for autism throughout the years, but wanted to have their own event to benefit not only Nikki but the millions of other children affected by autism. Read more.
Before you sit down to eat, you'll notice that someone with an eye for design has been at work. The colorful paintings, light & airy dining room with comfortable chairs & roomy tables, are the sort of small touches that indicate someone is paying attention. The talented owners believe in making almost everything from scratch, following the seasons & savoring & caring about the food. Here the original flavors are wisely presented in all their opulence. They do believe in the slogan "Keep it simple, work with great ingredients." A shrimp cocktail here is a unique experience. Although the shrimp are the largest I have ever witnessed, they were perfectly prepared! From its tasteful & interesting décor designed by J.R. Cattington, (check out the original paintings), to their smooth nicely liveried servers, to a versatile & intelligent wine list, to the sophisticated kitchen, Augie's is everything a refined steak ristorante should be. Although many of the dishes seem familiar, they are designed with a creative flair, that contribute to a singular dining experience. Read more.
• Westchester Magazine • 2011
Come and join your neighbors at Northern Westchester's newest steak and seafood restaurant offering Manhattan style dining with a casual elegance. Known for their slow cooked prime rib and dry aged steaks, Augie's also offers delicious seafood choices including Alaskan king crab legs, yellowtail snapper with mango citrus salsa and crab cakes with chipolte aioli, or try one of the 6 surf and turf options. Our wine list includes over 25 choices by the glass. Make sure to leave room for the house special canoli chips for desert. Happy hour specials, guest bartender Wednesday's and more.
• North County News • "Lobsterfest" - Wednesday, October 7, 2010
When Augie's Prime Cut Restaurant & Bar held its Lobsterfest a couple Sundays ago, 400 dinners were served. As the lobby lobster tank installed six weeks ago attests, the seafood delicacy is just one of the hallmarks of refinements creating new excitement at the destination eatery. Since its February 2009 opening, the Mohegan Lake establishment has built a formidable following on the strength of a mid-priced menu, customer-pleasing promotions and a welcoming atmosphere that invokes Manhattan style, sans snootiness.
Owner Audrey "Augie" Hochroth and husband Sal Barone, both hard-charging, hands-on restarateurs, are determined to build on that success with the addition of an executive chef, Bradford Roberts, who came on board Oct. 4. Regulars soon will be calling the gregarious gourmet "Brad." Filling out the team that will run the "front of the house" is general manager Toni Vulaj. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Augie's is inviting customers old and new to meet Roberts at a cocktail party from 6-8 p.m. There will be hor d'ouevres to sample and dinner specials to order off the menu, plus the usual broad bar selection.
Roberts' mission, said Barone, is to "take us to the next level." On the expanding menu of offerings are wine pairings, Sunday brunches, enhanced plate presentations, cooking demonstrations, special holiday m enus, and private parties. One feature they vow not to add to is the menu pricing. Now living in Yonkers, the Dolgeville native is a strapping bachelor who turns 31 next month, likes outdoors activities such as skiing, camping, biking and golfing, and is a Yankee fan. He has been sous chef at Bedford Golf and Tennis Club, Kona Grill and Westchester Marriott Hotel, and also worked at The Sagamore Resort in Lake George, among other places.
• North County News • "New Steakhouse Come to Mohegan Lake" - Wednesday, February 25, 2009
MOHEGAN LAKE - Steak lovers in Northern Westchester rejoice. You won't have to drive down-county or trek into Manhattan for a top quality steak anymore. A new steakhouse - Augie's - has opened in Mohegan Lake ."Our goal is to provide Manhattan-style dining at affordable prices," said Audrey Hochroth, owner of Augie's.Augie's menu includes the most popular cuts of beef, as well as fish, seafood, poultry and salads.
You can enjoy surf and turf, Alaskan king crab legs and fish such as grouper and yellow-tailed snapper. There's even a $6 kids' menu with all their favorites.The décor of the 60-seat restaurant is warm, contemporary and inviting. There's enough room between tables that you won't have to eavesdrop on your neighbors' conversation. The lighting is bright enough to read the menu by, but comfortable on your eyes. Read more.