Dining & Drinking in the Hudson Valley

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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.

Learn to Cook in a 15th-Century Italian Castle

Learn to Cook in a 15th-Century Italian Castle

Food Writer Peter Barrett Leads a Culinary Tour of Umbria March 17-27
Former Chronogram food editor Peter Barrett leads a culinary tour and workshop in the province of Umbria—Italy's green heart—this coming March 17-27.

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Cozy Corners: 12 Upstate Restaurants with Fireplaces

We've rounded up 12 Hudson Valley bars and restaurants with fireplaces so you can stay cozy will sippin’ and suppin’ on the town (and getting your much needed winter socialization).

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Random Harvest Market in Craryville Gets New Life and A New Model

After standing empty for nearly 10 years, the late-1800s farm market building in Craryville hums with new life and flavor thanks to a five-member collective. The market offers local goods and produce from over 80 local vendors, who get to set their own prices and keep 75% of profits from their sales.

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Spend Valentine's Day at Fruition Chocolate Works Maker Space

A Window into the World of Chocolate
This Valentine's Day offer your loved one a window into the world of chocolate with a visit to Fruition Chocolate's bean-to-bar factory in Shokan, NY. Taste a range of flavors, while the educated staff explain the chocolate-making process.

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10 Romantic Restaurants in the Hudson Valley

Looking to celebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic dinner? We've compiled a list of 10 of the Hudson Valley's most romantic restaurants.

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6 Hudson Valley Chocolatiers to Sweeten Your Valentine's Day

Visit some of the Hudson Valley's artisanal chocolate shops this Valentine's Day to find the perfect sweets for your sweetie.

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5 Warming Winter Cocktails & Where to Find Them

Bartender and writer Tyler Zielinski scouts the Hudson Valley for the best winter cocktails to warm your bones.

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Prospect at Scribner's Catskill Lodge

Catskills Farm-to-Table
From drool-worthy brunch fixings (see above) to apres-ski cocktails to hearty farm-to-table entrees, Prospect has something apropos for every occasion (with mountain views to boot!).

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4 Places to Dine & Drink this February

From cozy Italian in Millbrook to vegan comfort food in Port Jervis, here are four Hudson Valley restaurants to stake out this February.

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The Hudson Standard's Evergreen Cocktail

A Taste of Winter
“The Evergreen is a bright cocktail with perky citrus notes and deep, woodsy aromatics,” Worthman says. Three Pines Shrub, which forms the base of this drink, is brewed with Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, and White Pine foraged high in the Catskills. These coniferous clippings are infused in organic apple cider vinegar and combined with local honey to create the earthy, zesty shrub.

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5 Best Breweries in Dutchess County

With over a dozen breweries and more cropping up all the time, Dutchess County has more than enough on tap to keep beer lovers happy (and busy!). To get you started on your way to hoppy heaven, here is a subjective guide to the top 5 breweries in Dutchess County.

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Most Anticipated Hudson Valley Restaurant Openings of 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for the Hudson Valley culinary landscape. From Beacon to Kingston to Rhinebeck, here are the 7 restaurant openings we are most looking forward to.

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Top 5 Breweries in Columbia County

With the proliferation of breweries over the past decade, it can be hard to know where to start. Stick with Chronogram as we tour the region's brewing facilities and taprooms to bring you the top 5 in each county of the Mid-Hudson Valley. Here are the can't-miss breweries in Columbia County.

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From Udon to Dandan, Our Fave Noodle Bars in the Hudson Valley

The Top 6 Spots to Slurp Hot Noodle Soup
In the dead of winter in the Hudson Valley, we set out to find the best hot noodle soup. Here are our 7 favorite places to throw back a steaming bowl of pho, ramen, and udon.

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The Hudson Standard's Moscow Mule Recipe

A Local Twist on a Bar Classic
The Hudson Standard's cocktail recipes offer a twist on timeless drinks made with regionally appropriate flavors. In their variation on a Moscow mule, the Hudson Standard uses a blend of liqueur and bitters to achieve the ginger flavor, plus a pepper-packed turmeric switchel to give it a bit of heat.

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Industrial Arts Brewing Opens a Second Facility & Taproom in Beacon

In Spring 2019, Industrial Arts Brewing will unveil a second production facility, taproom, and event space on Fishkill Avenue in Beacon. The repurposed 150,000-square-foot warehouse will have ample outdoor seating and panoramic mountain views, a New York State-focused beverage program, beer to-go, and food truck partners.

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Farmers & Chefs: Farm-to-Table Fare with Global Flair

Poughkeepsie Restaurateur John Lekic Thinks Big
John Lekic, chef and owner of Farmers & Chefs, serves up more than farm-to-table fare at his Poughkeepsie eatery.

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Molly's List: Hudson Valley's Best Dive Bars

Sometimes, only a dive bar will do. Here are 10 of the best lowbrow watering holes in the Hudson Valley, from our expert resident expert and moonlight bartender Molly Sterrs.

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The Barking Goose: Hudson Valley's Next Bar and Bookstore

Lovers of beer and books, hark! In March 2019, Newburgh will get its very own bar and bookstore—the Barking Goose. We're counting down the days.

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8 Places to Eat Oysters in the Hudson Valley

Wintertime is prime oyster feastin' season, But you shouldn't eat these tasty crustaceans just anywhere. So, we've rounded up seven of the best restaurants for slurping down some freshly shucked goodness without worries of getting oyster sick.

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Hudson Hemp: Pioneers of Regenerative Agriculture

Columbia County-based Hudson Hemp occupies an intersection of stewardship and wellness. Using regenerative agriculture practices, the company is producing organic hemp and full-spectrum CBD oil for the booming wholesale market, while pioneering research into the benefits of sustainable farming and the healing properties of the hemp plant.

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Mercato Chef Competes on "Beat Bobby Flay" on January 3

On January 3, beloved Hudson Valley chef Francesco Buitoni, of Mercato in Red Hook, faces off against farmer/chef Duskie Estes on "Beat Bobby Flay" for a chance to challenge the master himself.

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Hudson Valley Cheap Eats 2019

25 Places to Grab a Bite for Under $10
Chronogram staff and reader's pick their favorite places to grab a delicious bite for under $10 in the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley Brewery High-Design Cans

Beacon-based outfit Hudson Valley Brewery is leading the local charge with their high-design cans.

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Va Va Vegan: 4 Vegan Restaurants in the Hudson Valley

Veganism is gaining popularity nationwide. Locally, vegan restaurants are cropping up all over the Hudson Valley (as are vegan options on omnivorous menus). Here are 4 purely vegan restaurants to eat a delicious plant-based meal that will leave you with a clear conscience and a happy belly.

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Our Favorite Meals of 2018 in the Hudson Valley

5 Chronogram Staffers Pick their Favorite Dishes
Five Chronogram staffers dish on their favorite meals of 2018 at restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley. Here's where to eat and what to order from yours truly.

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Bartender's Choice: 7 Hudson Valley Bartenders Share their Favorite Places to Drink

Bartenders at 6 of the Hudson Valley's most beloved bars and restaurants share where they go for a drink on their nights off.

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3 Fancy Feasts to Ring in the New Year in the Hudson Valley

Sip & Sup at these Swank New Year's Eve Dinner Events
From a black & white ball to a 16-course tasting dinner by Kingston's hottest chef to Zak Pelaccio's culinary ministerings, here are three of the most delicious ways to spend New Year's Eve in the Hudson Valley.

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Tivoli Mushroom Supply Company

Hotel Tivoli Chef Devon Gilroy's Career Mushrooms
After moving upstate to take a job as the executive chef at Hotel Tivoli's The Corner restaurant, Devon Gilroy was exposed to the joy of growing and foraging ingredients for his dishes. This fascination blossomed into the Tivoli Mushroom Supply Company, an organic mushroom growing enterprise that he runs out of a 1,000-square-foot warehouse in Hudson along with his sister Grace.

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Keep Your Immune System Healthy with Golden Milk

A Health-Supportive Recipe for Braving Cold Season
With flu season sneaking up, it's time to fortify your immune system to ride out winter. Golden turmeric milk is a delicious (and beautiful!) beverage that boasts anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, antioxidants, and warming effects.

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Your One Stop Shop for Holiday Treats

From Tiramisu to Stollen to Gingerbread Santas The Bakery's Got You Covered
Head to The Bakery in New Paltz for all your Holiday pastries, pies, and cookies. From bulk orders for office parties to muffins and danish for the family on Chrismas morning, The Bakery has everything you need for a sweet holiday season.

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Julia Turshen's Scrumptious Applesauce Cake Recipe

A Delicious, Low-Mess Recipe for the Holidays
This applesauce cake with cream cheese + honey recipe from Julia Turshen's latest cookbook, Now & Again, combines all the best flavors from fall in one moist, easy-to-make cake that is perfect for holidays.

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Ornery Old Fashioned

A Cocktail Recipe from the Horses Mouth
Named for iconic local farmer John Gorzynski, a stickler for traditional methods of organic agriculture, the Ornery Old Fashioned, served at Cochecton Fire Station, is a throwback to the pre-Prohibition glory days of bartending.

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Over a Barrel: Quercus Cooperage Revives a Lost Trade

After teaching himself the lost trade of coopering, master woodworker John Cox is producing barrels to supply the shortage prompted by the exponential growth of New York State’s craft beverage industry.

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Binnekill Tavern: Mountain Comfort Food Minutes from Belleayre

Chef Bryan Calvert Revives and Reimagines a Beloved Margaretville Outpost
Chef Bryan Calvert, of erstwhile Brooklyn fame, reimagines a Margaretville classic with his new restaurant,Binnekill Tavern. Minutes from Belleayre, Binnekill offers up mountain comfort food for refined palates.

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5 Places to Eat & Drink in December

A roundup of restaurants and bars in the Hudson Valley.

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Fogwood and Fig: Plant-Based Comfort Food in Port Jervis

In May, Diana Bezanski, founder of the hit food blog Fogwood & Fig, opened up a new vegan restaurant on Main Street in Port Jervis. Serving up plant-based comfort food is the long-awaited beacon on the hill for the vegan foodies in the region, its arrival heralding a new era in conscientious dining Upstate.

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Beacon Bread Company Bakery & Bistro

Fresh Flakey Pastries and Bread for Every Occasion
Beacon Bread Company’s offerings are made in-house in the open scratch kitchen. The bakery churns out a cornucopia of artisanal breads and pastries every morning. Pick up a couple loaves for your dinner party at the bakery counter or sit and order off the bistro menu, which lets you pair fresh-baked goodies with gourmet jammed and canned items from the scratch kitchen and garden-fresh produce.

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Peekskill Coffee House: The Local Living Room

When Sunny Cover and her partners opened Peekskill Coffee House in 2003, there wasn’t much going on in Peekskill. But with the warm, cozy public living room they have provided and the momentum of upstate realization, the waterfront city has grown up around them. By 2009, when Cover bought out her partners and started serving her now-famous crepes, PCH had company in town: a contemporary arts center, a craft brewery, a hot jazz venue.

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Potent History Comes Full Circle at Dutch’s Spirits

From Mobster Moonshine Operation to Above-Board Distillery
On October 10, 1932, the FBI raided a secluded, pretty spot in quiet Pine Plains—the tunnel-ridden, bootlegging hotspot of mobster Dutch Schultz. Eighty-six years later, the property is slated to reopen as an above-board brewery with the inaugural spirit will be Schultz wash, an original recipe updated for modern palates.

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A COCORAU Christmas: CBD Stocking Stuffers

CBD Chocolate Bites—A Luxurious Treat
This holiday season, give someone on your list a tasty gift of relaxation with a CBD starter pack of CBD-infused raw cacao bites and adaptogenic elixirs from Marbletown-based company COCORAU.

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