The scene at last year’s Ramp Fest in Hudson (photo by Richard A. Smith)

Pay homage to the wild onion of myth and mystery in Hudson on Saturday

I’m looking forward to Hudson’s fourth annual Ramp Fest – a party paying homage to the wild onion, or ramp – on Saturday, May 3 at the Basilica Hudson. At the 19th-century industrial-factory-turned-event-space,…

Delicious fare at the Would

Into The Would

If you went to the Would in Highland, it would feel like time travel with a quirky retro setting and a simple modern menu based on quality local ingredients. You would turn into…

Hetta glögg

Chug a glögg

Do you want to try a different kind of tipple? Rhinecliff’s own Hetta, released in November, offers a versatile new/old beverage with a modern spin on it. Either warmed, while the chill yet…

Inside Another Fork in Milan (photo by Mike Moran)

Another Fork in Milan offers gourmet fare in a relaxed setting

The wildly imaginative fare of chef Jamie Parry might tease your tastebuds with a dish like salmon with chamomile broth, golden beets, baby artichokes and Ligurian olive oil ($24). Not afraid to use…

Hudson Valley  Distillers’ Tom Yozzo and Chris Moyer (photo by Dave Ashby)

Hudson Valley Distillers to open in April

The newest in a growing collection of local distilling pioneers is Hudson Valley Distillers in Clermont, near the Dutchess/Columbia County line. Set to open April 1, it will be offering a vodka made…

Prime piscatorial pickings

I’m crazy for seafood. Put me on a desert island, and with just fish and maybe some cheese, I’d be happy. But I know how crucial it is for seafood to be perfectly…

Rendering of the Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA  in Hyde Park (Steve Patricia/Noelker and Hull)

CIA to build microbrewery on Hyde Park campus

Craft breweries in the US have increased from one in 1975 to well over 2,000 today, so savvy consumers are clearly looking for quality beers these days. While before, a restaurant could rely…

New, Mexican: Santa Fe in Uptown Kingston & Tivoli

There’s more than one way to Santa Fe. It’s now double the fun, with two to chose from: the long-popular Tivoli institution or its newer little brother Santa Fe Uptown across the river….

Jacüterie brings sublime locally made sausages to the Hudson Valley

Although cured sausage has been available for more than 6,000 years, here in the Hudson Valley we’ve been slow to come around. Although some local chefs are now serving products that they’ve cured,…

Holiday dessert recipes

The winter holidays are a baker’s dream, an excuse to pull out all the stops. This time of year we have the perfect excuse to make that decadent red velvet cake that we…

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