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.


Where to Find a Classic Bar Trivia Night

Trivia nights are one of the best ways to relax, have a good time after a long day of work, and make use of the useless, niche knowledge you've acquired over the years in a low-stakes, chill way. Unsure where to find one with the right vibe near you? Read on to find your new favorite trivia haunt.

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What's the Buzz? 5 Boozy Festivals Coming to the Hudson Valley this Fall

Boozy festivals may seem hard to come by, but don’t stress. These five fall festivals are all perfect for you to relax and get a good buzz going while sampling trademark cider, beer, liquor, wine, and craft beverages from across the Hudson Valley.

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Five October Events in the Hudson Valley

An indie rock icon, some innovative abstract sculpture, a 1920s silent horror film, and chances to dig some blues while cruising the Hudson and sample some craft beer at the 1969 Woodstock Festival site. See all of these event picks below—and see our event listings for more fun fall fare.

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Go Wild Over These Seasonal Game Meals from The Culinary Institute of America

What better way to celebrate the fall season than by enjoying some impeccably prepared game meats? The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) will embrace the peak time for game cuisine at their upcoming Game Dinner with Burgundies at the Bocuse Restaurant and Game Lunch at American Bounty this November.

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This Weekend, Coppersea Celebrates Pork and Preservation

Saturday, October 5, is Pig Fest at Coppersea. You can stock up on bacon, sausage, roasts and chops for your freezer, perfect for chilly-day breakfasts and holiday feasting, while enjoying a lovely October drive down Springtown Road, one of the finest autumn landscapes on earth. Sunday, the distillery hosts Bikes, Bourbon and Brunch, a festive fundraiser for the Wallkill Valley Land Trust.

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A Spirited Craft: Understanding a Drink & Its Maker

Blending tradition and bold experimentation, these craft cocktail bars are elevating the art of drinking.

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Places to Dine and Drink in the Hudson Valley this October

Fall in the Hudson Valley means there's no shortage of food and beverage-themed festivities to keep you busy (and well-fed) while it's still warm enough to wander around outside, throw in some educational classes, and a few new restaurants and you'll have all the dining plans you could want until November.

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Boscobel's Heritage Applefest Celebrates the Famed Fruit's Past and Present

In addition to being a favorite symbol of fall fun in the region, apples are a strong piece of our history, especially for Boscobel House and Gardens. When Boscobel was being built in the 19th century, apples were the most important fruit in America. The apple orchard at Boscobel celebrates this with their annual Heritage Applefest.

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You Boba Believe It! 8 Spots to Get Your Bubble Tea Fix in the Hudson Valley

For those who don’t know, bubble tea (or boba tea) is an iced tea drink from Taiwan that gets its name from the boba— the traditional chewy tapioca balls or flavored pops—mixed in at the bottom of the cup.If you’re looking for a place to discover what the hype is about, or to find a new array of flavors, check out any of these cool spots serving bubble tea in the Hudson Valley.

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Midnight Munchies: Best Late-Night Food Spots in the Hudson Valley

Everyone needs to get a drunk food-fix.
You’re out late enjoying cocktails with friends and that midnight hunger is striking. You need something substantial to soak up all that liquid goodness and prevent a wicked hangover—but where can you grab a quick bite before you head home (or even possibly out again drink some more)? These restaurants serve middle-of-the-night eats worth trekking to and are some of the best late-night food spots in the Hudson Valley in all their beer-soaking, stomach-pleasing glory.

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Celebrate Wine, Food, and Craft Beverage at Bethel Woods' Upcoming Festivals

Join the folks at Bethel Woods for the return of the annual Wine Festival on Saturday, October 5 and the Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival on Saturday, October 12. For the annual events, the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival at Bethel Woods will offer complimentary tastings with every ticket purchase.

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5 Awesome Activities in the Hudson Valley

Once again, here’s your weekly curated tip sheet of great things to do in our region. Art, music, film, and wine are in the hopper this time around, so mark your datebook and enjoy!

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Five Essential Hudson Valley Events for Late September

Laughs, libations, and live music, what else do you need? How about some garlic on that? It's all here in this week’s grab bag of local goodness.

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Check Out Coppersea in Cocktail Mode at Springtown Tavern this Weekend

Most weekends, visitors to the Springtown Tavern at Coppersea Distilling are more than happy to enjoy Coppersea’s fine spirits neat, savoring the unique flavor notes and mouthfeel that result from grain-to-glass, hand-crafted heritage distilling techniques. This Saturday, the farm distillery will celebrate its wares in craft cocktail form.

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The 2019 Saratoga Wine and Food Festival Kicks Off Harvest Season With Sustainability Inspired Forest Magic

The Saratoga Wine and Food Festival returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) for its annual gourmet gala on October 4-5. The 2019 festival centers around the theme of “Forest Magic,” ushering in the harvest season with a feast of savory delights, live music and brilliant artistic design.

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Sunflower Natural Foods Market Blooming This Harvest Season

If you haven’t shopped at Sunflower Natural Foods Market in Woodstock lately, you’re in for a treat. They’re 90 percent done with the biggest expansion and renovation in company history, which means you’ll find an exceptional quantity and variety of goodies: local organic produce, groceries, bulk foods, meat and seafood, as well as a comprehensive selection of supplements, homeopathic remedies and handcrafted gifts.

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Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck Announces Executive Chef Thomas Burke

Looking for a relaxing way to ease back into the fall after these sun-soaked summer days? Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck has you covered. The French-inspired resort, set to open in late September, offers locals and tourists repose from the hustle of daily life, on 2.8 acres of lush countryside. Amenities include Himalayan salt saunas, hot-stone massage treatments and wellness activities.

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The Natural Wine Evolution at Wild Arc Farm

Winemakers at Wild Arc Farm embrace organic, low-intervention methods.

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Places to Dine and Drink in the Hudson Valley this September

Six events where you can grab a bite or dink this month.

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The Drink: Blueberry Cardamom Fizz

This spin on a classic fixx blends the rich nutty flavor of port with the tarness of berries.

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Market Bounty: Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods

September 29 will see Bethel Woods' first ever pop-up vintage market, featuring a vinyl exchange and record shop plus vintage books, clothing, and antiques.

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There's Still Time to Get Early Bird Savings on Brew U 2019 Tickets

You could drive all over New York State hunting down exceptional craft beers and meeting the folks who make them, and you’d probably have a wonderful time. You could, but you don’t have to—thanks to the the Culinary Institute of America, which gathers two dozen of the finest at Brew U every year. Between now and September 4, you can grab Early Bird tickets to this best-of gathering at budget-friendly prices.

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Your Chronogram Smartcard EATiquette: How to Use Your Smartcard App

Have you downloaded Chronogram Smartcard—our super cool app that lets you save tons of money at some of our favorite Hudson Valley restaurants—but aren't too sure how it works? If you're getting ready to go out and use your Smartcard app for the first time and want to make sure you've got the etiquette (or EATiquette) down, we've got you covered.

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Distill My Heart! Come See and Learn Insider Secrets at Coppersea's Distillery Tour

This Sunday, you're invited to stop by the farm, where Coppersea Distilling's chief distiller Christopher Williams is looking forward to showing you every step in Coppersea's heritage distilling process. Free guided tours will be happening every hour from noon till 5pm.

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Embrace Those Hudson Valley Fall Vibes at The Bakery In New Paltz

Apples and pumpkins have been inspiring art and cuisine for centuries, and nowhere will you find them more fully and deliciously embraced than at The Bakery, a New Paltz institution that's been around for the past four decades and serves up a strong tradition of warm, intelligent hospitality and delicious eats.

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Entrepreneurship Brewing in Middletown

Alexis Veloz on Launching Kings Bake and Brew and The Power of Uplifting Your Community
Alexis Veloz is using her journey to open up her coffee, tea, and pastry shop on North Street in Middletown as a chance to educate other young people about entrepreneurship, networking, and uplifting community.

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Community, Care, and Comfort Food

Inside Provisions and The Table at Woodstock
Emily Sherry and Anthony Heaney first started Provisions as a sandwich shop on Tinker Street five years ago. Since then, they've expanded to a new location and launched a non-profit, The Table at Woodstock, dedicated to helping food insecure families and individuals in the Hudson Valley.

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Glynwood's Farm Dance Gala and Other September Events

On Saturday, September 7, the Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming in Cold Spring will host its annual Farm Dance Gala, a five-hour fundraising event that also includes live and silent auctions—so practice that paddle-raising!

Tags: Farms & CSA

Feeding the Community: The Work of Hudson Valley Food Pantries

For some Hudson Valley residents, eating is all about choice. Unfortunately the choice is whether or not to pay their rent or buy food to feed their families. Thankfully, there are many food pantries in the Hudson Valley that can make the choice a little easier for these hungry residents.

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How to Eat like a Hudson Valley Foodstagrammer

To find out what it was like "foodstagramming" right here in the Hudson Valley, we’ve talked to some of the most prolific local food bloggers about their accounts to see what it’s like to wine, dine, and filter up and down the Hudson River. They had some insight on what they look for, where to go, and of course how to get the perfect shot.

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Add Some Cool to Your New Paltz Summer at Arrowood Outpost

The Arrowood Outpost tasting room in New Paltz offers Arrowood Farm Brewery’s beers and local hard cider on tap, in bottles and by the growler or bomber, and a farm market where you can pick up certified organic local products ranging from veggies to beeswax soap.

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DIY Your Own Natural Sodas and Meads Like a Pro: A Guide

Follow food writer Peter Barrett’s lead, and craft your own seasonal sodas and meads.

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5 Places to Dine & Drink in the Hudson Valley this August

Trying to figure out where to eat in the Hudson Valley this month? We've curated a list of five fantastic places to grab a drink or bite in the Hudson Valley.

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Essence of Local: Coppersea's Bottled-in-Bond Excelsior Bourbon

Coppersea's Bottled-in-Bond Excelsior Straight Bourbon being released on Saturday is a true locavore's delight, made from Hudson Valley grains and aged for four years in New York-crafted barrels fashioned of Adirondack oak.

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So Duckin’ Good—Rushing Duck Brewery's Owners On Family, Their Craft & Everything On Tap

Rushing Duck Brewery, which offers 20 taps and two tasting rooms, brings a family-run mentality and small staff to the Hudson Valley brewery scene, hoping to draw the locals and lower-Hudson Valley travelers to taste their craft brews.

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For Gut and Glory: Intense Restaurant Eating Challenges in the Hudson Valley

If you didn't go out to dinner to make friends, but instead to win, we've rounded up Hudson Valley eateries and bars with good old-fashioned food and drink challenges (in no particular order). Even if you only win bragging rights, at least that's something?

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Celebrate Summer's Bounty at Fat Apple Farm and Farm + Field's Tomato Feast

The inaugural Tomato Feast in the Field on August 10, curated by Fat Apple Farms and Farm + Field is a chance to celebrate the beloved fruit— plus local farmers and the local food community.

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Centuries of Flavor at CIA's Progressive History Dinner

The menu has been finalized for the Progressive Hudson Valley History Dinner taking place in Hyde Park on July 18, and it’s safe to say you’ve never had a meal quite like this one in your life. In fact, no one has.

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