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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.


IHOPS: A Pumpkin Pancake Stout from Keegan Ales & IHOP

Keegan Ales has released a limited edition seasonal pumpkin pancake stout called IHOPS, in collaboration with the International House of Pancakes. Go get it before it's gone.

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Lis Bar Now Open

Midtown Heats Up with Another Bar on Foxhall Avenue
Tonight, Lis Bar opens on Foxhall Avenue serving up Polish-inspired cocktails and tapas.

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Q&A with Panzur Chef Rei Peraza

An interview with former Panzur chef-owner Rei Peraza about pop up dinners and life post-restaurant.

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10 Food & Drink Events in October

The fall harvest is here and with it, an abundance of food and drink events this October.

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Trotwood at Glens Falls House: Farm-Fresh Food in Greene County

Legendary resort Glens Falls House's restaurant Trotwood is open all year round.

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Silvia in Woodstock: A Gathering Place

Destination dining in Woodstock

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Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

This fall, instead of a sugary pumpkin spice latte make yourself a pumpkin spice smoothie under 10 minutes.

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3 Destination Cheese Shops in the Hudson Valley

A round up of 3 cheesemongers in the Hudson Valley that are well worth the trip.

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LODGER in Newburgh

A Testing Ground for a New Model of Community Engagement
LODGER, a new mixed-use creative event space in New burgh is part kitchen lab, part classroom, part printing press, part pop-up venue for hosting dinner events, readings, films, and art shows.

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Pizza Union Gastro-Kitchen & Bar

Pizza Done Right in Newburgh
Five-time World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio has set up shop in Newburgh with his Italian eatery Pizza Union.

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Chefs for Clearwater returns to The CIA 10/14

The third annual Chefs For Clearwater returns to the Culinary Institute of America on October 14 from 4 to 8pm. Chef Brennan is working with 5 local chefs to produce a five-course meal prepared with local, seasonal ingredients all to raise funds for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater's education programming and environmental activism.

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Le Perche: A Well-Appointed French Bistro in Hudson

A fitting respect for bread and its flaky pastry cousins characterizes the ethos of this French bistro under new head chef John Carr. In addition to their housemade bakery program, Le Perche offers a predominantly French wine list, a superb cocktail program, and lunch and dinner—a curated mix of French-inspired plates with original seasonal twists.

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Best Coffee Shops for Getting Work Done

Good coffee, free wifi, chill vibes—here is a roundup of the best cafes for hunkering down and getting work done in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

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Get Your Crepe Fix at Ohana Café

A Hawaiian-Inspired Creperie in Saugerties
Ohana Café, a creperie and brunch spot on Partition Street in Saugerties, celebrated its opening in August.

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Terrapin Celebrates 20 Years

1998 Prices on Select Items All Month Long
Over the past 20 years, chef-owner Josh Kroner has built a following around his locally sourced fare with its French, Southwestern, and Asian twists.

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Recipe: Uncle Vinny's Rigatoni

This month, Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck, NY celebrates its 20th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, chef-owner Josh Kroner shares his beloved rigatoni recipe.

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Indian Summer Cocktail Recipe

A twist on the ever popular Painkiller, The Indian Summer cocktail has summery influences with a foreshadowing of colder days to come.

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3 Simple & Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Fall

Eating a nutritious breakfast helps set the tone for a healthy and positive day. Your first meal doesn’t have to be overly complicated to make. Here are three simple and delicious health-supportive breakfast recipes to kick your day off right.

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Dinner with a View at Dolly's Restaurant in Garrison

In the former location of the legendary Irish watering hole Guinan's Pub at Garrison Landing, Dolly's restaurant is serving up farm fresh seasonal cuisine with a waterfront view.

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A Fermentation and Food Fest in the Berkshires

It's all about fermented foods at this September festival in the Berkshires.

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Deer Mountain Inn: Farm and Table in Tannersville

Discover fine dining in Tannersville at Deer Mountain Inn.

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CIA Hosts Brew U Beer Festival on 10/6

The one-day crash course in beer making hits CIA this October.

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10th Annual Oktoberfest in Poughkeepsie | September 7-9

A Family-Friendly Festival Sponsored by Germania of Poughkeepsie
Germania of Poughkeepsie hosts their 10th annual Oktoberfest celebration September 7-9, 2018 at their festival grounds in Poughkeepsie. Don't miss three days of Bavarian beer, music, dancing, and food.

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Wildflower Cafe: Red Hook's New Vegan Burger Bar

Build It and They Will Come as Veganism Goes Mainstream
This past April, Bobbi Jo Forte, Bonnie Schweppe, and Martin J. Pucino opened WildFlower Café, a vegan burger bar on West Market Street in Red Hook, named by Forte for her love of the late Tom Petty’s Wildflower album.

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Plan Bee Farm Brewery Throws Open the Barn Doors to their New Taproom

This Poughkeepsie Microbrewery Makes Beer with All NYS Ingredients
Situated on a 25-acre farm, Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Poughkeepsie offers a variety of complex and critically acclaimed sour farmhouse ales that are made exclusively with New York ingredients, from hops to malt to fruits and yeast cultivated at the farm itself.

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CBD-Infused Cold Brew Coffee at Reverie in Patterson, NY

Hemp Oil Java Gives You a Caffeine Jolt with a Side of Anxiety Relief
Reverie: Craft Coffee & Beer in Putnam County is the first place in the Hudson Valley to serve and sell CBD-infused coffee. Their cold brew and whole bean options come in a range of concentrations so you can choose your experience. Drop in the trendy cafe on Main Street in Patterson, NY or shop online.

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Grills Gone Wild

Two Grilling Events this Weekend
Summer’s still in session and so is BBQ season. This Saturday, there are two grill-tastic events happening in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy a picnic lunch and live music at Moosic Fest in Gardiner. Or if you're on the other side of the river, and looking for your char-grilled fix, head to Grillsdale 2018 in Hillsdale for dinner, drinks, and more live entertainment.

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The Maker: A Gatsby-esque Hotel & Lounge in Hudson

The brains behind the rehab of Ghent's Bartlett House are at it again with The Maker Hotel & Lounge in Hudson, featuring spirituous cocktails and playful food plates both large and small from Chef Nicole Craft.

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An Evening at Char 1788: The New Restaurant at Tuthilltown Spirits

In May 2017, Ralph Erenzo sold Tuthilltown Spirits to international Scotch whisky company William Grant & Sons. The company has been sprucing up the facility in Gardiner over the last year, including opening up Char 1788, a farm-to-table restaurant serving American cuisine. Here's a look at what to expect from the restaurant.

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Best Pizza Places in the Hudson Valley

We polled readers and coworkers to find out the best places to order a slice of pizza in the Hudson Valley.

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The A-Z Guide to Global Cuisine in the Hudson Valley

Ever wonder where the best pho place is? Or whether you're missing out on some amazing Jamaican goat curry? Living in the Hudson Valley doesn't mean you give up these international delights, you just have to look a little harder to find them. We've made that a whole lot easier with our roundup of the best spots to revel in cuisine from around world.

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Saratoga Wine & Food Festival at SPAC 9/7-9/9

Celebrity chefs David Burke and Todd English will headline the 2018 Saratoga Wine & Food Festival along with renowned, former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz, on September 7-9. The three-day affair is certain to be both educational and delicious with six different events, including an exclusive Bugatti car show and the Fired Up! Grill Competition.

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Visit Catskills Farms with Table to Farm Tours

A New Delaware County Agritourism Venture Connects Farmers and Consumers
Kevin DePodwin and Lindsay Barton's new agritourism venture, Table to Farm Tours, takes guests on daylong excursions to four or five local farms, ranging from dairies to maple syrup producers, so consumers can meet the growers that make their food and see how their operations work.

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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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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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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 ...

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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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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.