In (The Belly) With the New Recent Restaurant Openings

Along with the Hudson Valley's growing fame as a food producer, it has become a magnet for restaurateurs eager to put their personal stamp on the farm-to-table movement. From Southern comfort to rustic charm, we break down some of the most interesting newcomers to the Hudson Valley dining scene.


The King of Pop

Drink More Good's Bringing Soda Back
A self-professed "Good-Maker," Jason Schuler is more than just a business owner—he's the mad-scientist epicure behind its flagship product, Drink More Good hand-crafted soda syrup.


Hudson Valley Beer and Cheese Fest

Tommy Keegan of Keegan Ales and Aroma Thyme’s Marcus Giulano join forces for the fourth annual Hudson Valley Beer and Cheese Fest on March 22 from 1pm to 4pm at Keegan Ales in Kingston.


Two Dosas, Twice Daily

Nimai's Bliss Kitchen in Newburgh
Newburgh is basically the last place you’d expect to find a restaurant like Nimai’s Bliss Kitchen. The building that once housed a dingy diner now serves fresh, farm-to-table, all-vegetarian meals based on the ancient dietary practices of Ayurveda.


Pop Goes the Restaurant

An exploration of the growing trend of pop-up restaurants, a new style of rough-and-ready, run-and-gun restauranteering.


How To Eat a Dumpling

Nicole Hitner eats authentic Manchurian Jiaozi in Wappingers Falls.


Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

The annual event returns again on November 23.



Home Cooking in High Falls
Ann Nickinson and partner, Lisa Hall, have opened the third branch of Kitchenette here in the Hudson Valley, in the location of the former High Falls Cafe.


Date Night All Night @ The Rhinecliff.

Every Wednesday enjoy a romantic get-away with dinner & overnight special at the historic Rhinecliff. $50 Dinner for 2, riverside. Includes 3 courses, glass of wine & coffee. Overnight “romance rooms” $100+taxes includes full breakfast, river views, Jacuzzi. Combined $400 Value. 845-876-0590 the


Rhinecliff’s legendary Jazz Brunch for Dad & Father’s Day Dinner!

Father’s Day at our legendary Jazz Brunch & Father’s Day Dinner. Brunch 11.00am – 2.00pm. Vocalist/ guitarist Perry Beekman plays from 11:30a- 3pm $32.95 +tax+service. coffee & orange included + free beer. Dinner 5-9pm 3 courses + coffee+glass of cab or beer $35.95+tax+service. Reservations Recommended.


Fresh Air: 2014’s Outdoor Drinking/Lounging All-Star

The "Bar"at the Rhinecliff is Open…. Oh yeah!
It’s been too long... so when the sun is shining, & the temperature rising, you need to put yourself in a good drink-in-hand/Lounging Outdoor on the River situation. Herewith, the best drink-in-hand/Lounging On The River situation in the Hudson Valley Right Now! Memorial Weekend BBQ!


Gianni Scappin: The Man from Gusto

Anne Pyburn Craig talks to Gianni Scappin, who plans to open his third Italian restaurant in Poughkeepsie later this month.


Raise your fork and raise funds for HIV/AIDS!

Dine out and fight AIDS on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Choose from the 25+ participating restaurants in the Hudson Valley and they’ll donate up to 25% of your check to HVCS. View the restaurant list here.



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World AIDS Day Services

Tue., Dec. 1, 4-7:30 p.m. — HIV education and testing. No appointment necessary. Food drive for Hudson Valley...

Cub's Place

Tue., Dec. 1, 5-6 p.m. — This group, led by social worker Angela Perez is for children grades...

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