The Ice House is a participant in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, which ends on November 16.   (courtesy of Poughkeepsie Ice House)

On the waterfront: A meal at the Poughkeepsie Ice House

There are some places where you can catch a meal or drink that are close to the Hudson River, and some that overlook a bit of it. But few are right on it,…

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week will feature more than 200 eateries, including Terrapin in Rhinebeck (above).

Try something new at Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Have you been wanting to try that venerable-but-fancy restaurant down the road, or that trendy hotspot across the river, but feared the sticker shock when the check comes? Well, for the 11th time…

Hudson Food Studio (above) and spicy crab cakes (below).

Hudson Food Studio specializes in superfresh Southeast Asian food

It doesn’t get any fresher and more local than this. With ingredients from down the road crafted unto dishes inspired from across the world, the one-and-a-half-year-old Hudson Food Studio is the only place…

Séraphine Bakery’s delicious macarons

Séraphine Bakery brings the celestial macaron to Uptown Kingston

Beam yourself to France for half an hour by diving into a chocolate truffle tart with sips of rich coffee in Uptown Kingston. Or take some of Séraphine Bakery’s delicate pastries home and…

Murray’s in Tivoli (photo by Roy Gumpel)

Murray’s in Tivoli serves brunch all day

It’s about the community, they say. “We’re not a coffeeshop and we’re not a restaurant,” says Jake Stortini of the place that he co-owns with Jesse Feldmus. But Murray’s, their place in Tivoli,…

Jason Schuler of Drink More Good

Fizz whiz: Make your own natural soda with Drink More Good in Beacon

Most soda has a bad rap. It’s mass-produced by corporations, way too high in chemicals and high-fructose corn syrup and often not the best-tasting substance, either. Yet millions are addicted to it, to…

Jessica and Joshua Applestone (photo by Jennifer May)

Fleisher’s Meats founders start Applestone Meat Company

Joshua and Jessica Applestone are gearing up to offer home delivery of charcuterie and other meats to Hudson Valley customers soon. The former owners of Fleisher’s Organic and Grassfed Meats are spending the…

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Make it an event with Gigi’s Laura Pensiero

Although Gigi Market and Café on Pitcher Lane in Upper Red Hook closed recently, the space is now home to a brand-new, refocused Gigi, with expanded catering and event planning and a world…

Image for Angry Bird Hand Pies in Sweet and Vicious: Baking with Attitude by Libbie Summers with photos by Chia Chong

Culinary rebel Libbie Summers gets Sweet & Vicious in Rhinebeck

Your grandmother’s cookbook didn’t come with a photo of the author spread-eagled in sugar on the first page, but Sweet & Vicious does. Nor was it written by such an adventurous cook, who…

Bocconcini with a sprig of basil (photo by Greg O’Beirne)

Milk in full flower at Falanga’s mozzarella in Poughkeepsie

A throwback to old times, Falanga’s, a 75-year-old Poughkeepsie company, is still making fresh, handmade creamy-white mozzarella. It’s a mild-but-flavorful complement to basil and tomatoes (of course), atop pizza or, to modernize it,…

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