Dining & Drinking in the Hudson Valley

Food & Drink

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.

Hudson Valley Restaurateurs Are Chomping at the Bit to Reopen

Hudson Valley Restaurateurs Are Chomping at the Bit to Reopen

Restaurateurs are working to put protocols in place for dining in, in the COVID environment.

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The Sow Must Go On

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Hudson Valley Farms
The impact of COVID-19 on farmers varies according to operation size and product, but one thing is clear: with grocery store and germ anxiety at an all-time high, consumers want farm-fresh food now more than ever.

Tags: Farms & CSA

Sleeping Stages: The Hudson Valley's Entertainment Venues Await Next Steps

Area venues serve food, some, like Daryl’s House in Pawling and Tubby’s in Kingston,are partially open to offer curbside pickup service for select menu items and beverages, in accordance with New York State guidelines for restaurants.

Tags: General Food & Drink

What to Expect from Craft Beverage Festivals this Summer

Even as things begin to return to normal post pandemic peak, this summer's craft beverage festivals in the Hudson Valley will look very different than past years, if they are event happening at all. While the most conservative organizers have straight up cancelled their events, some are taking their festivals online, and yet others are hoping increased safety precautions will make an in-person event viable.

Tags: Craft Beverage Industry

Hot Hudson Valley Takeout Items

Best Selling To-Go Menu Items for Your Weekend Takeout Splurge
From a Maine lobster roll to 24-hour marinated lamb rack to buttermilk chicken, here are the top-selling takeout dishes from some of our favorite Hudson Valley restaurants. Now, step AWAY from the TV dinner and pick up the phone.

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5 Places to Get Your Wood-Fired Pizza Fix in the Hudson Valley (To Go)

Unless you're a professional chef or an amateur stone mason, the chances are you don't have the capacity to DIY your own wood-fired pizza at home. We rounded up the Hudson Valley eateries that are still serving up their wood-fired pies to go during quarantine so you can get your perfect, gooey, cheesy delicious fix.

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Mais Oui, Bien Sure! 5 Spots for French Take Out to Brighten Your Week

Inject your week with a little joie de vivre when you order French takeout from one of these fine Hudson Valley eateries.

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Lunch Nightly Open for Service At Last

Against the Odds, Kingston Newest Restaurant Celebrates its Opening Tonight
When Kingston's soon-coming eatery/watering hole Lunch Nightly got stuck in a holding pattern amidst COVID-19 madness, it seemed like they might never be able to open. But the deli-by-day, glam dive bar-by-night has finally received the go-ahead from the Department of Health and is launching weekend dinner service starting tonight, May 1.

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Hudson Valley Restaurants Transform Into Bodegas

In a time of uncertainty for the restaurant industry, some businesses have taken on a bodega approach, selling groceries and other necessaries as well as prepared foods.

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Hudson Valley Farmers’ Markets in the Era of Coronavirus

For the 2020 season, COVID-19 changes are afoot.

Tags: Farms & CSA

Feeding the Front Line

Despite Taking a Hard Economic Hit, Hudson Valley Eateries Take the Lead to Feed Health Care Workers
Even as restaurants in the Hudson Valley struggle to stay afloat, subsisting on pick up and delivery service alone, they are taking the lead in feeding the front line, delivering meals to health care workers and hospital throughout the region.

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Local Chefs Share their Cookbook Recommendations

8 Cookbooks to Broaden Your Culinary Horizons and Inspire Your #QuarantineCuisine
With everyone on lockdown, Americans are cooking and baking more than ever. Before you tire yourself out on the same old recipes, why not use this time to expand your culinary repertoire. We asked Hudson Valley chefs for their top cookbook recommendations, and threw in a couple of our own too.

Tags: General Food & Drink

Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles with Dina Falconi

Supplement Your Farmed Veggies with These Wild Edibles You Can Forage in Spring
Clinical herbalist and author of Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Cookbook, Dina Falconi shares some great wild edibles to find in April.

Tags: Outdoors

How Restaurant Owners and Workers Are Responding to New Restrictions

In uncertain times, restaurants are restricted to takeout and delivery services only, causing everyone in the unpredictable industry to face different outcomes.

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Bottoms Up: Alcohol Sales Up 55 Percent in the Last Week Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Across the US, people are bunkering down and drinking—a lot. While nearly almost every other industry flounders, liquor store sales have spiked across the nation, and the Hudson Valley is no exception.

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5 Dishes to Inspire Your Free-Wheeling Quarantine Meal Planning

COVID-19 has really done a number on all our daily routines—especially all things food. Across the country, more people than ever are cooking from scratch—and off-book. We asked our team members for some of their go-to dishes, to serve as jumping off points for your own quarantine cuisine.

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"Cocktails for the Quarantine" with Edward Gibbons-Brown from Mama Roux

Learn to Make Your Favorite Drinks with this Charming Video Series
Edward Gibbons-Brown, a Beacon-based bartender, has created a video series, "Cocktails for the Quarantine," that's two parts instruction, one part humor, and one part entrepreneurship.

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Find Your Local, Hudson Valley CSA

Get Your Fresh Produce Share for the 2020 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.

Tags: Farms & CSA

Phoenicia Diner Recipe: Mini Herbed Meatloaves

The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook was published on March 3. It offers simple-to-follow recipes that diner fans can make at home. The secret to its moist and delectable mini herbed meatloaves are revealed here!

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Phoenicia Diner Recipe: Wax Beans and Fennel with Dill

An Excerpt from The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook.

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This Interactive Map Helps You Find and Buy Directly from Local Farmers

Skip the Grocery Store and Buy Directly from Hudson Valley Farmers With CCE’s New Map Tool
With the disruption to the traditional supply chain caused by COVID-19, it’s never been more important to support your local farmers. And thanks to recent efforts by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and their interactive map, it’s never been easier.

Tags: Farms & CSA

These Hudson Valley Distilleries Are Pumping Out Hand Sanitizer

Local distilleries in the Mid-Hudson Valley have switched gears to make hand sanitize amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tags: Coronavirus

Make these 5 Pantry Staples at Home During Quarantine

Why Not Expand Your Culinary Repertoire While Your Cooped Up at Home
From apple cider vinegar to bread to body lotion, here are five pantry staples to make at home while you shack up and wait out the pandemic.

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How to Help Hudson Valley Restaurants and Service Industry Workers Impacted by COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has upended the restaurant world as we know it. An unprecedented number of service industry workers are now unemployed, and independent restaurants are facing mounting costs without revenue to match. To help support our Hudson Valley restaurants and service industry workers, we put together a list of ways we can all pitch in—from buying merch to donating to fundraisers going directly to the workers who need it most.

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Hudson Valley Grocery Stores Offering Curbside Pickup and/or Delivery Service

You gotta eat. Hudson Valley markets are keeping it super-clean and offering special hours for vulnerable shoppersv— and here are the ones where you can pickup at curbside or order a home delivery.

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Taco Tuesday: Takeout Style

When You're Craving Normalcy But Everything is All F*cked Up, Taco Tuesday Takeout to the Rescue
COVID-19 has taken our global reality by storm. As we all adjust to life in quarantine it's important to do things that help us feel sane and happy—like maintaining our Taco Tuesday tradition. Help a local Hudson Valley restaurant stay in business when you order tacos takeout or delivery.

Tags: Restaurants

Newburgh's Restaurant Row Grapples with a Harsh New Reality

The restaurants on Newburgh's Liberty Street have been a strong driving force in Newburgh's revitalization over the last few years. Now they face unprecedented economic stress with the outbreak of COVID-19 and state-mandated changes to service, cutting staff and reducing service hours to try and stay alive through to the other side.

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Hudson Valley COVID-19 Restaurant Guide

Help us support our Hudson Valley restaurants and keep the public informed. We are compiling a list of local restaurants that have let us know what their status is, and how they are responding to COVID019 protocols and pressures. Check this list for where to order takeout or delivery, or if you're a restaurant add your status.

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Hunker Down with Beer to Go from these Hudson Valley Breweries

From Drive-Through Pick-Up Operations to Free Local Deliveries These Local Breweries Are Stepping Up to Keep You, Ahem, Hydrated During the COVID-19 Outbreak
COVID-19 imposed quarantine goes down smoother with some local craft beer. Here are the Hudson Valley breweries that are offering curbside beer pick-up, online ordering, and/or local delivery.

Tags: Craft Beverage Industry

These Local Organizations are Offering Meal Assistance During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Support these Efforts and Help Keep Your Neighbors Fed
With the closure of public schools and small businesses, many families are losing an important meal assistance as well as income streams to feed their families. Here are Hudson Valley organizations, projects, and food pantries working to keep our neighbors fed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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How the US-China Trade War Affected Hudson Valley Farmers

Farmers in New York were better positioned than many farmers elsewhere in the country after President Trump’s tariffs on China.
We take a look at how the months-long trade standoff between the US and China has affected and will continue to affect small farms in upstate New York.

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Dixon Roadside Dishes Up Nostalgia & Comfort Food

Phoenicia Diner Owners Own a Retro Roadhouse in Bearsville
If anyone is handy at putting an elevated, farm-to-table spin on a beloved but notoriously low-brow concept, it's the folks behind Phoenicia Diner. Their aesthetically minded, farm-fresh approach to classic, all-American breakfast fare has earned them Instafame. Now, their second venture, Dixon Roadside in Woodstock, takes a similar tack, reimagining what the casual roadhouse can be.

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The Woodstock Pub: The Watering Hole Woodstock Needed

Located on Mill Hill Road, the latest incarnation of The Woodstock Pub has rapidly become a spot where locals flock to catch up over the latest town news, weather, and goings-on. It's a place that provokes nostalgia and camaraderie, where managers recognize their customers with a hug and ask about their families; where solo travelers can pull up a seat at the bar next to lifers and learn a thing or two about how things were “back in the day.”

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7 Hudson Valley Shops Modernizing the General Store Concept

Once upon a time, you could buy whatever you needed in the center of town at the General Store. Today's creative Hudson Valley retailers have reinvented the concept with curated blends of the essential and the fanciful, bringing groceries and much, much more back to Main Street with passion and flair.

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4 Places to Eat Burgers on A Budget with Chronogram Smartcard

A list of participating Chronogram Smartcard restaurants serving up delicious burgers.

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Roe Jan Brewing Company: Taste on Tap

In Hillsdale, a New Brewery Dishes up Craft Beer and Wood-Fired Pub Fare
In February 2020, Roe Jan Brewing Company opened its doors in Hillsdale, offering up a rotating selection of traditional ales, lagers, IPAs, and sours—along with an inventive and palatable pub menu with a focus on wood-fired fare.

Tags: Craft Beverage Industry

Toasted Rye Sazerac: Batched Cocktail Perfection at Kingston Bread + Bar

A Little Rye with Your Rye?
From guest baker at Rough Draft to head honcho at the new Kingston Bread + Bar, Aaron Quint is filling Uptown Kingston with the irresistible aroma of fresh-baked bread, which you can wash down with one of 12 craft beers on tap and batched cocktails on tap.

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5 New Developments on Hudson Valley Food & Drink Scene

Five spots where we’ll be dining and drinking in March, including Thyme & Co. in Hudson, the Bloody Mary Festival at the Senate Garage in Kingston, Saisonnier in Kinderhook, Liberty Street Bistro in Newburgh, and Masa Midtown in Kingston.

Tags: Restaurants

Firewater, Fireside

9 Places to Drink by Firelight this Winter
Drinks correspondent Molly Sterrs rounds up 9 of the best Hudson Valley bars with fireplaces for all your chilly winter drinking nights.

Tags: Bars

Kingston Bread + Bar

The City's New Bakery-Meets-Bar is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
With the opening earlier this month of this all-day bakery and bar, bread has gone next level in Kingston. Aaron Quint is the baker Kingston has been waiting for.

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