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Essie's Restaurant: Southern Fusion in Poughkeepsie's Little Italy

Essie's Restaurant: Southern Fusion in Poughkeepsie's Little Italy

Why Brandon Walker's Poughkeepsie eatery has largely flown under the radar since it opened in 2016 is a mystery to us. Essie's Restaurant, in the Queen City's Little Italy neighborhood, is squarely in the farm-to-table, New American tradition, but with a nod to Walker’s Caribbean and Southern heritage.

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Zeus Brewing: Poughkeepsie's Newest Brewpub Aims for Beer Worthy of Gods

In Queen City, The King of Brewpubs Opens with a Bang
Located in the newly opened Queen City Lofts buildings, Zeus Brewing is Poughkeepsie's latest craft brewery destination. With a swanky interior; a rooftop bar offering panoramic vistas of the Hudson River, bridge, and surrounding city; and a commitment to god-like excellence, this brewpub is lining up to be the spot to be next summer.

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Fired Up: Lola Pizza is Kingston's Newest Eatery

New York City tastemakers (in exile) Taavo Somer and Zak Pelaccio's new wood-fired pizza shop takes Hudson Valley pies to the next level.

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10 of the Best Restaurants in Dutchess County

Cure that cabin fever and beat your winter blues with a fabulous meal on the town. Here are 10 Dutchess County dining destinations that will warm your heart, bliss out your taste buds and leave you very pleased indeed.

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Gunk Haus: A Slice of Bavaria in Clintondale

Tucked away in the quiet hamlet of Clintondale, in a renovated Jamaican dance hall painted gold, a native Bavarian and a CIA-schooled chef welcome visitors to their ample table. If it feels just a little enchanted at Gunk Hais, that's becuase it is.

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Staff Picks: 6 of Our Favorite Hudson Valley Meals of 2019

We asked our fellow Chronogram employees to think back on their year in dining and pick a favorite meal out. Here are the six restaurants they picked in the Hudson Valley for the honor of best meal of 2019.

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New Year’s Eve Fun and More Among This Week’s Hudson Valley Events

Another assortment of delicious doings right here in the Hudson Valley—including.

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5 Hudson Valley New Year's Eve Feasts to Ring in 2020

There's something about dressing up and sitting down to a sumptuous dinner that just sends the old year out right. This year's Hudson Valley New Year's dinner events run the gamut from a Roaring 20s gala complete with butlers passing around bite-sized seafood to a rockin' band, from intimate spaces to exuberant crowds. But one thing you'll find everywhere: lots and lots of beautiful food.,

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8 Columbia County Restaurants that are Worth the Trip

From the streets of downtown Hudson to the tiny wayside villages, Columbia County offers some truly outstanding eats. Fine local ingredients, both farmed and foraged, are transformed by artful chefs into fanciful original concepts and updated classics. Warm hospitality amid artful surroundings transport you from the everyday. Craft beverage and creative cocktailing? But of course. If you're hungry or thirsty anywhere near Columbia County, you're in for a treat at any of these places.

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Music Venue and Bistro the Avalon Lounge Brings Cool Vibe to Catskill

The chilled-out nightspot was opened last August by local creative couple Liam and Laura Singer.

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Come for the Crepes, Stay for the Good Vibes: Ms. Fairfax

Since opening its doors on Liberty Steet in 2015, Ms. Fairfax has become the cozy go-to brunch place in Newburgh, serving up savory buckwheat crepes and American-bistro fare in a modern, laid-back setting.

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Second Line Fever: New Orleans Flavor at Mama Roux in Newburgh

Dishing up hearty, affordable neo-Creole cuisine, the nascent Mama Roux in Newburgh already feels like an old favorite.

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The Brunchies: Where to Get Your Brunch Fix in the Hudson Valley

Brunch might just be our very favorite meal for its unique ability to turn an ordinary day into a celebration. It's all about the options, which gives the great chefs of the Hudson Valley a great deal of scope to get creative. It pairs equally well with superb fresh roasted coffee, fine wine or a specialty cocktail.And it's a great way to spend time with the ones you love or celebrate almost anything. Where to go? We've got options for you.

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Great Eats in Greene County: The Best Restaurants in the Northern Catskills

Heading for the hillls for a ski excursion, or looking to break up a drive to Albany? Greene County may bear an enormously charming resemblance to the middle of nowhere in spots, but it's seasoned with Michelin-starred cooking, best-of winners and one-of-a-kind eateries that'll earn a permanent spot on your personal map of all things delicious.

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Red Line Diner Serves up a Heaping Helping of the Holidays

Owned by the Vanikiotis family, the Red Line Diner in Fishkill serves holiday specials on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years' Eve, and New Years' Day.

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Fine Dining at its Best: 8 Ulster County Restaurants Worth Their Salt

If you're on the hunt for that perfect spot for a fancy meal out, look no further. We've eaten our way through Ulster County and rounded up the tried-and-true best fine dining restaurants for your gustatory pleasure.

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