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The Hudson Valley is one of the most important and dynamic culinary regions in the country. Once considered the breadbasket of America during the Revolutionary War, the Hudson Valley’s deep agricultural roots and distinctive tenor contribute to the region’s locally sourced food ethos. Hudson Valley restaurants offer local ingredients, like fresh produce and grass-fed beef, and farms provide sustainable food throughout the region through farmers’ markets and CSA’s.

Kimchee Harvest Kitchen Responds to the Seasons

Kimchee Harvest Kitchen Responds to the Seasons

Healthful Asian-Inspired Farm-Fresh Cuisine in Roxbury
The Kimchee Harvest Kitchen in Roxbury is aptly named, governed less by a reigning culinary influence than by a steadfast commitment to heeding the harvest and improvising in response.

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Casana T House in Hillsdale Turns 1

Celebrate with a Light Prix-Fixe Meal and a Sale on 8/12
Casana T House, a boutique tea shop and farm-to-table restaurant, celebrates its first birthday with a light, prix-fixe meal and a sale on Sunday, August 12 at their location in Hillsdale.

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Taste of New Paltz Returns in September

In September, the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 28th annual Taste of New Paltz festival. This one-day food and drink event at the Ulster County Fairgrounds will celebrate local restaurants, businesses, and distilleries, such as Schatzi’s Pub & Bier Garden, Lola’s Cafe, and La Charla—a new Mexican restaurant that opened in October 2017. A selection of craft brews will be served, like Warwick Valley hard cider and other New York craft beers. KAS Spirits—a small-batch craft spirits distillery—will also be serving Krupnikas, a traditional Lithuanian alcoholic drink sweetened with honey and aromatic spices like vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom. “It’s like a business showcase but better. It’s a full flavor of everything that is New Paltz—from restaurants to food trucks to craft vendors. said Kati Haynes, Marketing Director of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce. "It’s really a great way for the local community and for the people from outside of New Paltz to really get to see what New Paltz is up to in all realms of business.”  Attendees can purchase $3-5 tastes from the festival’s different food and drink vendors. This year features a “Best of the Taste” competition with winners in three categories—Best Food Truck, Best Restaurant, and Best Winery/Distillery. Attendees can vote for their favorite businesses. Winners will receive an award. Taste of New Paltz will also host its first-ever homemade apple pie contest. With both apple and pie connoisseurs as the judges, the contest closes at 11:30am, and winners will be announced at 1:00pm. (See the specific contest guidelines.) In addition to face-painting, photo booths, arts & crafts, and a Dr. Seuss-themed children’s section, there will also be health & wellness practitioners, live music, and live demonstrations throughout the day. Taste of New Paltz will be held on September 16 from 11am to 5pm at the Ulster County Fairgrounds. Pre-sale tickets are $3. Regular tickets are $5. Children 12 and under have free entry. (Parking is free.) Taste of New Paltz Sunday, September 17, 11am-5pm Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, NY www.tasteofnewpaltz.com ...

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Midsummer Clam Bake at The Amsterdam 8/10-8/12

BYOB—Bring Your Own Bib
August 10-12, The Amsterdam in Rhinebeck will inaugurate a new tradition: the midsummer clam bake, featuring clams, lobster, corn on the cob, and other yummies in addition to the regular dinner menu.

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Road Trip: Liquids & Solids

Destination Dining in Lake Placid
Chronogram Editorial Director, Brian K. Mahoney, heads to Lake Placid for a family vacation and stops in for a meal at Liquids and Solids—the lone beacon of adventurous cuisine in a village mainly known for having hosted the Olympics once upon a time.

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Locally Grown: Navigating Hudson Valley Cuisine

The Hudson Valley's locally-grown food scene makes for a hodgepodge of regional cuisine.

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Recipe: Green Vegetable Fried Rice & Crescent Moon Dumplings

Eat healthy without sacrificing flavor. As part of Sylvia Center's programming, students learn to cook a balanced meals together, such as this vegetable rice and dumplings recipe.

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A Poughkeepsie Food & Bev Update

5 New Restaurants and One New Tap Room
In Poughkeepsie, the times they are a-changin'. The arts scene is waking up and so is the restaurant world. With five new eateries in the last year, it's time to start paying attention to Poughkeepsie as a dining destination.

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Clark Art Institute Hosts “The Art of the Meal” on August 10

Fine art and fine dining come together for a special evening at the Clark Art Institute. Learn about French influence on world culture as you tour the museum’s latest exhibitions and enjoy a delicious, French-inspired six-course meal.

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Why You Should Go to Westwind Orchard Now

Oysters, Italian tapas, cider debuts, and raspberry picking—there are SO MANY reasons to visit the organic certified Westwind Orchard in Accord right now.

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Don Thy Bibs, Lobster Fest Returns to Old Klaverack Brewery 8/11

Chow Down on Fresh Caught Maine Lobster at this Hudson Nano Brewery
Head up to Hudson, NY on Saturday, August 11 for the second ever Lobster Fest at Old Klaverack Brewery. For $30 chow down on lobster, local corn, and beer made onsite.

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Hudson Valley Wineries Are Tapping into the Potential of the Cabernet Franc

A Wine for this Region
With its earthy and approachable flavor, the Cabernet Franc is poised to become the calling card of the Hudson Valley. Just in the past three years, the Valley has witnessed a shift from an unorganized appreciation to a passionate focus on the Cabernet Franc, and a new coalition is championing it as the wine of the region.

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Hutton Fare Launches this Weekend | 7/21-7/22

A Waterfront Foodie Fest with Music, Games, and More
Smorgasburg may be no more, but the Hutton Brickyards is putting on its own foodie fest, which launches this weekend, July 21 and 22. Aside from dozens of food and drink purveyors, the waterfront weekend will feature live music from Simi Stone, and old-world arcade games from Upstate Jamboree.

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The Pines: A Mount Tremper Roadhouse Redefines Catskills Hospitality

In 2016, Catskills folk-rock singer Burnell Pines bought the former Tiso's trattoria on Route 212 in Mount Tremper and began the laborious renovation to create The Pines—a laidback roadhouse with lodging, music, and farm-to-table fare.

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Catskills Cuisine Gets Creative at Woodnotes Grille

The natural influences of the Catskill Mountains are captured in the cooking and hospitality at Woodnotes Grille, the restaurant of the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mount Tremper. The lodge-like feel of the dining area and expansive windows draw in the natural splendor of the magical surroundings.

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Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market Roundup 2018

Here is a roundup of farmers markets in the Mid Hudson Valley.

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Recipe: Rasberry Buttermilk Cake

Use the Berry Bounty to Create this Heavenly Dessert
Artist and local farm champion Maria Reidelbach is the genius behind the Stick to Local Farms sticker project as well as the local, seasonal cookbook by the same name. She shares her rich, delicious recipe for a raspberry cake, which can be make with buttermilk or yogurt.

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9 of the Coolest Restaurant Settings in the Hudson Valley

Ambiance is On Point at These Dining Destinations
Dining out offers an opportunity to experience not just new food, but different architecture and ambiances. Here is a roundup of 9 of the coolest-looking Hudson Valley restaurants.

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Toast: Raise A Glass to Ending Food Waste

This British-Based Brewery is Making Beer from Surplus Bread
Brewed with surplus fresh bread, the cleverly named British company Toast Ale brews award winning beer, while helping to reduce global food waste. The brainchild of social entrepreneur Tristram Stuart, this company has expanded to the US where they are brewing beer with Bread Alone leftovers.

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Recipe: Sesame Soba Salad with Avocado

A Perfect Summer Recipe with Minimal Cooking and Maximum Flavor
With a rich earthy dressing, seasonal fresh vegetables, and verdant cilantro, this soba noodle salad recipe is a well-rounded in the flavor department and requires very little cooking—perfect for those hot summer days when you don't want to stay long in the kitchen.

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10 Lovely Outdoor Dining Spots in the Hudson Valley

When the sun is shining, it's hard to stay caged up inside. While this argument doesn't really work with bosses, you can seek out restaurants that let you dine in the plein air. Here is a roundup of 10 of our favorite places to eat outside in the Hudson Valley.

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Goldenrod Showcases Delaware County's Bounty

New York's Culinary Elite Head to Delhi for a Hyperlocal Pop-Up Restaurant
Joined by alum of Le Bernardin, Prune, and Del Posto, NYC chef Carver Farrell returns to his Delaware County roots to set up a hyperlocal, seasonal pop-up restaurant—Goldenrod.

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What's New on the Kingston Food & Bev Scene?

Culinary Comings and Goings in the Ever-Evolving City
Comings and goings, ends of eras and dawnings of new ones—the Kingston food scene is definitely in flux. We take a look at some of the latest news on the Kingston food & bev scene.

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Summer at The Amsterdam

From Bocce to Charcuterie, this Rhinebeck Restaurant Has Your Summer Nights Covered
Since opening in April 2017, The Amsterdam restaurant, on Mill Street in Rhinebeck, has undergone a lot of changes—not least of which is bringing on the pedigreed chef Alex Burger. They've also revamped and expanded their outdoor seating to get ready for a summerlong of al fresco dining.

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8 Top Hudson Valley Chefs Give their Restaurant Recommendations

Take it From the Pros, These Eateries are Worth the Trip
We asked eight of the Hudson Valley's top chefs to dish on their favorite places to eat out. At a loss for where to go this weekend? Take the pros' advice.

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A Hankerin' for Flanken: A Short Ribs Grill Recipe

Renowned Butcher Joshua Applestone Shares His Summer BBQ Recipe
In honor of 4th of July, we reached out to Accord-based master butcher Joshua Applestone for a grill-ready recipe. He shared his take on marinated flanken (or short ribs cut Korean barbecue-style). Josh owns Applestone Meat Co in Accord, co-founded Fleisher's, and is the co-author of The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat.

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These Pop-Up Food Events Will Keep You on Your Toes

Blink and you'll miss these local chefs and their pop-up events. From one night events to seasonal restaurants, the Hudson Valley's culinary allstars are opting for short-term projects that allow them more flexibility and improvisation. We've rounded up a list of who who to watch this summer on the culinary scene.

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Rebranding a Local: Rhinebeck Reels in Catch 38

On May 31, Rhinebeck's The Local reopened as Catch 38, a contemporary inland fish shack. Wes and Bryn Dier are still at the helm. Their new concept and rebranding has breathed fresh life into the institution.

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Enjoy A 5-Course Feast at Butterfield on 7/1

A Summery Menu + Wine Pairings
Butterfield Restaurant at Hasbrouck House will serve a five-course dinner with wine pairings on July 1.

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Where to Watch the 2018 World Cup in the Hudson Valley

FIFA Fans, We've Got You Covered 21 Ways from Sunday
Across the world in Russia the 2018 World Cup is going on. The US has finally caught the fútbol fever and matches are being shown all over the place. Here is a roundup of 21 Hudson Valley bars and restaurants showing the soccer tournament.

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Recipe: Cervantes Cocktail

At Gardiner Liquid Mercantile, the seasoned bartenders are always experimenting with new ideas for their homemade cocktails. Currently, their most popular drink is a bourbon- and brandy-based concoction called The Cervantes. Heed the recipe and drink up!

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What's Happening at Hutton Brickyards?

Food, Music, & Waterfront Fun at the Historic Kingston Venue
Introducing Hutton Fare and other waterfront fun happening at the massive 76-acre Kingston venue Hutton Brickyards.

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Beer, Bourbon, Bacon

The region's most indulgent festival—Beer, Bourbon, Bacon—returns to the Hudson Valley June 30, 2018. Head to Barton Orchards in Poughquag to celebrate the three best B's in the English language.

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Where the Wilde Things Are: A Culinary Safari at Wilde Beest

Uptown Kingston's newest restaurant is up and running
Led by 42 grams alum Chris Turgeon, Wilde Beest, on Wall Street in Kingston, is what the next wave of adventurous cooking in the Hudson Valley tastes like.

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Dirt Brew Hop in Orange County on June 9

Visit five breweries in the black dirt region this weekend
Dirt Brew Hop takes beer lovers on a journey through farm breweries in Orange County's black dirt region.

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Traghaven Pub's Farm in Tivoli

Farm-to-Fork Fare without the Middleman
Traghaven Pub sources its meat from its very own farm in Tivoli.

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Recipe: Poached Halibut with Summer Succotash

Chef Aaron Abramson of Butterfield restaurant in Stone Ridge shares his culinary expertise in a seasonal recipe for poached halibut paired with summer succotash.

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Celebrating New and Old at Love Apple Farm

From Art Exhibits to Mexican Food, A Look at this Ghent Orchard's Diverse Offerings
Since coming under the ownership of Art Omi trustee Francis Greenburger in 2012, Love Apple Farm has been transformed. The central, 9,000-square-foot building houses a fresh food market, a bakery, a Mexican cafe, and an art gallery.

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Recipe: Pastrami Beef Rib

The Chef at the Dutch Ale House Shares His Twist on a Classic
When Dallas and Ted Gilpin took over the Dutch Ale House in Saugerties earlier this year, they not only revamped the interior but also the menu, improving sourcing and adding new dishes to the menu—like the Pastrami Beef Rib. Dutch Ale House chef Jonathan Botta shares the recipe.

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Sixth Annual Taste of Woodstock on May 23

Food sampling at its finest
Feast your taste buds on samples from the Hudson Valley's finest restaurants at Taste of Woodstock.

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Recipe: Baby Spinach Salad with Beet Pickled Shallots and Shiitake “Bacon”

This spinach salad has a vibrant aesthetic finish with beet-pickled shallots that provide a slightly pungent punch.

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Recipe: Apple/Pear Sour Cocktail

A Clockwork Apple
Gardiner Liquid Mercantile is always experimenting with new ideas for their homemade cocktails. Their apple/pear sour—aka: A Clockwork Apple—is the first cocktail they made using Gable's Apple Brandy as the base spirit. Over time, they developed the mix drink until the flavors were as close to perfect as they could get it. Originally an egg-white sour, they swapped egg whites with Aquafaba (chickpea water) to make the drink vegan and form a balanced foam at the top. Plus, Gardiner Liquid Mercantile makes its own apple brandy with local apples and sell it at the bar/restaurant for $25 a bottle. So buy that brandy, heed the following recipe, and drink up! A Clockwork Apple 1 1/2 oz. GLM Apple-Brandy 3/4 oz. Pear liqueur 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice 3/4 oz. Agave Syrup 2-3 Dashes Baked Apple Bitters Aromatic Bitters Spray ...

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Ravenwood's Barn Dinners Return

Tickets On Sale Now
Ravenwood's famous barn dinners return in 2018, showcasing farm fresh produce and culinary expertise in a bucolic, curated farm setting in Kerhonkson.

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Recipe: BBQ Beef and Kimchi

It's no secret we're fans of Silvia, the newish Woodstock restaurant run by Korean sisters Doris and Betty Choi. (We've written about the restaurant before.) The farm-fresh menu blends global influences for a diverse selection of offerings. While kimchi is relatively new to the American palate, it is an age-old side-dish in Korea, where the fermented concoction rounded out a diet of primarily grains and vegetables. This pickled delight is a star in Silvia's grass-fed and finished Korean BBQ beef lettuce wraps. BBQ Beef Recipe What You'll Need: 1 lb thinly sliced beef tenderloin Marinade for 1 lb beef: 4 cloves of minced garlic 1 small thumb sized piece ginger, minced 2 chopped green onion 2 tbs tamari 1 tbs toasted sesame oil 1/4 cup pineapple or orange juice 1 tbs organic demerara sugar or brown sugar pinch of ground black pepper Veggie slaw: 1 cup grated carrots and/or cabbage 1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumbers 1 tbs toasted sesame oil 2 tbs rice vinegar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds 1 tsp gochugaru (or chili flakes) Directions: 1) Mix all ingredients in a bowl. 2) Place beef in freezer for an hour before using to help make slicing easier. Put marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk to incorporate. Add beef and let marinate for at least 30 minutes. 3) You can cook the beef over a open flame or alternatively, use a cast iron pan. Cook over high heat for a few minutes until done. 4) To assemble, place a spoonful of beef on a lettuce wrap, top with store bought or house made kimchi and/or carrot slaw. You can serve with a small dollop of seasoned miso paste like we do at Silvia. Read our feature story on Silvia or check out another one of their tasty recipes....

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Kimchee Harvest Grows in the Hudson Valley

The Craft and Benefits of Kimchi
Madalyn Warren’s family business, Kimchee Harvest, is growing—kimchi that is.

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Natural Gourmet Institute Trains Chefs in Health-Supportive Cooking

Bringing a health-supportive twist to culinary education
Aspiring chefs get a health-centric culinary education at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC.

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A Q&A with NOFA-NY

New York's Premier Organic Organization
From their annual conferences to policy efforts to resources for farmers and organic certification program, NOFA-NY is the premier organic organization in the region, working to create a sustainable regional food system that is ecologically sound and economically viable for farmers.

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A Seat in the Barn

Summer Farm Dinners
The term "farm-to-table" is showing up everywhere, with varying levels of credibility, but once place you know you can trust what you're eating it is right on the farm itself. We've rounded up a list of on-farm dinners happening this summer in the Hudson Valley.

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Recipe: Pig Mac

A Heritage Food & Drink Special
Jesse Camac, owner of Heritage Food & Drink in Wappingers Falls, offers his deliciously indulgent spin on the sweetheart of fast food. This loaded pork burger, the Pig Mac, is sure to leave you stuffed, satisfied, and ready for a nap.

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Top 3 Grills for Summer 2018

Find your perfect grill for Summer 2018.

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Palizzata's Authentic, Northern Italian Cuisine

New Italian Restaurant Opens in Kingston
Palizzata, an authentic Northern Italian restaurant opens in Uptown Kingston in May, at the corner of John and Wall Streets.

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Salt Point Meadery's Golden Elixirs

Local meadery joins the upstate craft beverage market
With locally-crafted alcoholic beverages on the rise in the Hudson Valley, Salt Point Meadery is entering the market with its mead, a honey-based alcoholic drink.

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Jagerberg Hall Serves Up the Full Alpine Experience

New restaurant opens across from Hunter Mountain
After a long day on the slopes, you’re exhausted, happy, hungry, and searching for the nearest sit-down restaurant. You exit Hunter ski resort and—like a light at the end of the tunnel—an Alpine tavern rises up across other side of the road—Jagerberg Hall. Since opening right across from Hunter Mountain on February 22, Jagerberg has rapidly become a go-to place for people to kick off their ski boots, order a brew, and sink back in tired contentment. “We get a lot of ski weekenders, people who have weekend houses, locals, and some people visiting from the city who are staying at AirBnBs,” McGalliard says. As a resident of nearby West Kill, owner Kim McGalliard noticed the need for an eatery within Hunter Mountain’s immediate vicinity. The German-style beer hall is named after its 4,000-foot neighbor—“Jagerberg” is German for Hunter Mountain. “We went through this whole long process to find the right name, and this seemed to be the one that really worked,” says owner Kim McGalliard. Thus, the concept for an Alpine tavern was born. Food For Comfort Jagerberg’s comforting cuisine is a huge part of what keeps skiiers and snowboarders coming back. Chef Christie Flanagan has helped to focus the menu’s German concept. The CIA graduate has worked in the restaurant business for nearly 25 years and founded Napolitano’s Brooklyn Pizza in Providence, Rhode Island. Now, she returns to her home state of New York at Jagerberg Hall. “She’s done an amazing job of taking the German concept and freshening it up some,” McGalliard says. “With German food, people typically think of heavy, really filling plates. We still giving nice portions, but it’s light and there’s vegetables. Everything is homemade, with exception of rolls.” The restaurant is still rolling out the entire menu. Recently, they added the Jagerschnitzel, which is a rich and crispy chicken schnitzel with roasted, sauteed mushrooms—served with mashed potatoes and swiss chard. Other entrees include a wurstz platter, pan seared rainbow trout, and pork schnitzel. Jagerberg also serves savory appetizers like soft pretzels with warm mustard, soleier pickled eggs, and warm raclette cheese. “I think it’s good comfort food for a lot of people, especially in the colder months,” McGalliard says. “Plus, German food goes really well with beer.” Benjamin Horn, who ran Smorgasburg Kingston last year and helped open the West Kill Brewing tap room, is Jagerberg Hall’s bar manager. The drink menu features frequently rotating German beers, New York’s own German-style brews, and local favorites like Keegan Ale’s Mother’s Milk. They also serve wine, cider, and signature cocktails. Jagerberg Hall has an upcoming event that beer lovers will enjoy, a post-Tap NY party, “Tap Takeover.” West Kill Brewing and Sloop Brewing will be onsite pouring at Jagerberg Hall after the event at Hunter Mountain on April 28 from 3 to 10pm. The next morning, the restaurant will host a Brewer’s Brunch from 11am to 3pm. Both events are open to the public. A Place to Relax Jagerberg Hall’s interior only adds to its mountainesque vibes. The building blends Alpine structure with modern sensibility. Inside and out, wooden beams, floors, and walls recall a classic mountainside lodge. Historic photos of skiers, hunters, and hikers are hung around the restaurant giving it a rich antique feeling, while the black and white color scheme and simple lighting fixtures give it a modern touch. “The design is clean, not cluttered. People say it’s warm, cozy, and light,” McGalliard says. The restaurant seats 75 people in its two-floor space. The first level is the beer hall, fresh with long, communal tables and a metal bar top. The tables were crafted by woodworker Clifton Rabuffo and his team at Catskill Custom Homes, who also helped with the building’s overall renovation. The bar’s sleek, zinc countertops were made by Chris Bernard of Metalworks LTD in Kingston. Upstairs, there is a more private dining area and a deck with outdoor seating. As the restaurant enters its first spring season, outdoor seating will also be available on the ground floor. Jagerberg Hall is open Thursday through Sunday from 3pm to 10pm. The restaurant is participating in Greene County’s restaurant week, “Dine In Greene,” through April 15. Visit Jagerberg’s website for details on this and more upcoming events. ...

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Elevated Classic: The Dutch Ale House Reopens

A Saugerties Institution Gets a New Lease on Life
After a short hiatus the legendary Saugerties bar and restaurant The Dutch Ale House reopens under new ownership, with a renovated space and revamped menu.

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Win a $100 gift card to Kitchen Sink Food & Drink in Beacon NY

Enter for your chance to win a $100 gift card to Kitchen Sink Food & Drink in Beacon, NY!

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Cocktail Recipe: Pleased to Meet Me

Josh Rosenmeier, Head Bartender at the Stockade Tavern in Uptown Kingston offers his delicious riff on a Jungle Bird cocktail.

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Find Your Local, Hudson Valley CSA

Get Your Fresh Produce Share for the 2018 Season
Find farms that provide CSA near you. CSA, or community-supported agriculture, gives you a share of the crop every week for a pay-upfront price, financially supporting the hard work of local farmers.

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The Craft Beverage Industry Flourishes in the Hudson Valley

Breweries, Cideries, Wineries, and Meaderies—We've Got 'Em All
Breweries and distilleries are seeing success in upstate New York. From beer and cider to wine, spirits, and mead, the craft beverage industry is booming across the Hudson Valley.

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Spring Farm Day in Harlem Valley

Harlem Valley Farm & Food Alliance Welcomes Visitors to Area Farms
Spring is a busy time on every kind of farm. On March 25, meet the farmers and food producers of Harlem Valley in Dutchess County, and follow along as they go through their seasonal activities, from boiling maple syrup to milking dairy cows to caring for baby goats.

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Breaking News: Elephant to Close Saturday, March 24

A Beloved Kingston Institution Closes its Doors After 12 Years
Saturday, March 24 is the last day for Kingston's cult favorite, Elephant Food & Wine bar. Get Uptown a enjoy your last meal before the show is over.

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Jessie's Harvest House Opens in Tannersville

New Farm-to-Table Restaurant Takes over Former Swiss Chalet
Blue Hill at Stone Barns alum Phil DeFalco has taken over the former Swiss Chalet in the shadows of Hunter Mountain. His "elevated comfort food" uses farm-fresh meat and produce in a spin on traditional family dishes like his grandma's meatballs.

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Brunch Bliss at Cafe Mio

Gardiner cafe serves up delicious local fare for breakfast, brunch, and lunch
Cafe Mio in Gardiner offers a scrumptious farm-to table brunch and lunch options, with generous portions, inventive specials, and a chill vibe that will keep you coming back for more.

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Recipe: Irish Cheddar Brown Ale Soup

Village Tea Room Chef Agnes Devereux Offers Her Spin on an Irish Classic
This Saint Patricks day, ditch the corned be hash and try your hand a less-known but classic Irish dish—cheddar ale soup. Irish-born Agnes Devereux, chef-owner of the Village Tea Room in New Paltz, offers her take on the classic.

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Wood-Fired Flatbread Recipe

Making Silvia's organic grilled flatbread is a great way to spend a snow day
Snowed in or not, Silvia’s organic wood fired flatbread is just what you need on a cold winter day. This fun, easy recipe allows you to put your own spin on the toppings.

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Serving up Goodness in Chatham

Main St. Goodness Cafe is Open for Business
A new bakery is in town. Chatham NY welcomes Main St. Goodness, the home of Pieconic NY, as well as a breakfast and lunch cafe.

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Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe

A Perfect Dessert for Winter and Fall
Maria Reidelbach's delicious apple cinnamon bread pudding recipe will leave you craving more.

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Divine Dining in Delaware County

A Look at Catskills Restaurants
Jeff Crane shares his experience dining at Delaware County, NY restaurants.

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March Food Events in the Hudson Valley

Enjoy specially-made meals from local eateries.
We've rounded up some of the Hudson Valley's tastiest food events hitting local restaurants in March.

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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2018

Dine at participating restaurants in March as part of this food extravaganza.
Valley Table's Hudson Valley Restaurant Week will have over 200 restaurants with offering inexpensive meals.

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Sugaring Season in the Hudson Valley

How to Make Your Own Backyard Maple Syrup
Learn the easy steps to tap the maple trees in your backyard and make syrup before the Hudson Valley's 2018 sugaring season ends!

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Colu Henry Pasta Recipe: Smoky Garganelli alla Vodka

The author of Back Pocket Pasta dishes up an easy, delicious recipe
This pasta plate is an easy-to-make, Italian-American classic, and the recipe makes enough for the whole family. Chef and cookbook writer Colu Henry crafted the dish as part of her cookbook Back Pocket Pasta: Inspired Dinners to Cook on the Fly. Her advice? This dish is best served with caesar salad, garlic bread, and Chianti. Cue the Sinatra. Smoky Garganelli alla Vodka Recipe Ingredients Kosher salt ¾ pound garganelli or penne 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 4 ounces ’nduja ¾ cup vodka One 28-ounce can crushed San Marzano tomatoes Freshly ground black pepper ¾ cup heavy cream ¼ cup grated Grana Padano or Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh oregano 2 tablespoons roughly chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley Preparation Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons of the salt and return to a rolling boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente according to package directions. While the pasta cooks, prepare the sauce: Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add the ’nduja (if using) and cook, stirring until it begins to melt, about 2 minutes. Add the vodka to skillet and cook for 2 minutes more to reduce by half. Stir in the tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, stir in the cream, and cook 1 minute more. Add the pasta and grated cheese directly to the skillet and toss to coat. Plate in bowls and top with the oregano and parsley. Top with additional cheese and salt and pepper, if desired. This recipe was originally printed by Clarkson Potter in Back Pocket Pasta, and is reprinted here with permission. Read our profile of Colu Henry on Upstater.com....

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Arrowood Farms Opens Tasting Room in New Paltz

Accord farm-to-pint brewery now serving beer at Arrowood Outpost
Head to New Paltz to get your fix of Arrowood Farms beers. In January the Accord-based farm brewery opened Arrowood Outpost, a cozy second taproom in New Paltz.

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Winter Recipe: Balsamic Glazed Onions

Add some crunch to your dinner with this scrumptious balsamic glazed onion recipe from Maria Reidelbach.

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Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018

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Hudson Valley Food

Focus on locally sourced food at restaurants in the Hudson Valley allows for fresh, seasonal, and diverse farm-to-table offerings year-round. A dining experience in the Hudson Valley gives you a taste of the region itself—what fruits and vegetables are in season and what artisanal products are made in the area. The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park is one of the top cooking schools in the world, and many Hudson Valley restaurants are staffed with CIA graduates. From modern gastropubs to old-world cafés, Hudson Valley restaurants include a wide variety of culinary styles, applying innovative techniques to the local palette.

Hudson Valley Drink

From wineries to breweries to distilleries, the Hudson Valley is home to a thriving craft-beverage industry. Historically, the Hudson Valley is an important place for wine and spirits, home to places like Tuthilltown—the first microdistillery to open in New York since Prohibition. The Hudson Valley offers a vibrant scene for locally made artisanal wine, beer, hard cider, and spirits, and many facilities offer tours and tastings for a behind-the-scenes look into the handcrafted process. Hudson Valley restaurants and bars also offer regional beer and wine and artisanal cocktails made with local spirits.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

During Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, the region's finest culinary creations are available at bargain prices. The region-wide food event includes more than 190 participating restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe dinners and lunches. These restaurants are located in seven counties along the Hudson River from north of New York City to just south of Albany. Restaurants, the farmers who supply them, and the surrounding businesses all benefit from increased neighborhood traffic during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, making it an important event for the local economy.